President Obama said this in front of his peeps the other day,
Right now all around this country there are groups with harmless-sounding names like Americans for Prosperity, who are running millions of dollars of ads against Democratic candidates all across the country. And they don’t have to say who exactly the Americans for Prosperity are. You don’t know if it’s a foreign-controlled corporation. You don’t know if it’s a big oil company, or a big bank. You don’t know if it’s a insurance company that wants to see some of the provisions in health reform repealed because it’s good for their bottom line, even if it’s not good for the American people.
A Supreme Court decision allowed this to happen. And we tried to fix it, just by saying disclose what’s going on, and making sure that foreign companies can’t influence our elections. Seemed pretty straightforward. The other side said no.
They don’t want you to know who the Americans for Prosperity are, because they’re thinking about the next election. But we’ve got to think about future generations. We’ve got to make sure that we’re fighting for reform. We’ve got to make sure that we don’t have a corporate takeover of our democracy.
Yeah, you don’t know because he won’t tell you. He thinks you are stupid enough to just listen to him. Actually, some of you are, but, I thought it was funny how he said Americans for Prosperity was a “harmless-sounding name.”
You see, in his view, Americans for Prosperity is code-language for Whitey’s Tycoon Club. When they meet on a yacht somewhere, they think of how many different ways they’ve eaten caviar. They just adore talking about their expensive cars and their spouses’ diamonds. They talk about the cool million they have tucked away in made-up charities that they plan to steal from old women and starving orphans. They have all made a pact with each other to pull the plugs on their grandparents by the end of the year, just to make sure they can collect all the money that would go to the government next year. They have rich children that work at figuring out how to steal money from the poor, and they beat migrant workers for fun.
I welcome this distortion of reality. People who believe in this drivel will destroy themselves.