Let’s face it, Republicans have a blind spot when it comes to the power and corrupting nature of money in politics. Heck, the conservative Supreme Court justices couldn't grasp the concept, and they’re part of the intellectual elite legislating from the bench.
So in the most blatant admission yet that money amplifies “free speech,” long time partisan pundit Brent Bozell is now threatening to withhold money from GOP campaigns if they compromise and raise taxes on the wealthy.
Fox News: Brent Bozell, founder and president of conservative watchdog group Media Research Center, sent a letter to Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus on Wednesday promising to advise conservative donors to shun the party if its leaders in Congress sign a deal to raise taxes, The Hill reports.
“Reince, it pains me to say this, but if the Republican Party breaks its word to the American people and goes along with President Obama with tax increases, it will have betrayed conservatives for the final time,” Bozell wrote. “I will make it my mission to ensure that every conservative donor to the Republican Party that I have worked with for the last three decades — and there are many and they have given tens of millions to Republican causes — gives not one penny more to the Republican Party or any member of Congress that votes for tax increases.”
Bozell also sent letters to House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell earlier in the week, pushing them to reject Obama’s call to raise taxes on the wealthy. “…both sides are making opening gambits and the talk so far is alarming,” Bozell wrote.
Bozell thinks the minority party, should be in power, and that money trumps the will of the people. Simple message, isn't it?