Blog Credo

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Friday, May 18, 2012

Follow Up To Yesterday

So, will Citizen's United backfire?

Most corporate titans realize that they can't drive away business.  While I think a boycott of Cubs would have gone poorly, a boycott of TD Ameritrade would have stung.  There's Schwab , TRowe Price and other options

Transparency apparently dissuaded Ricketts from following through with the race baiting ad, and to be fair,we don't know if he fully greenlighted it.  The odious arsehole that came up with it has a history of making inflammatory ads, so the ad might have been pitched and not fully rejected. 

But there's a future in civic activism for those who want to push back against corporate buying of elections.

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