A shout out to Spudlovr for the Twitter tip story that exposes the privatization of our political system by none other than the Koch brothers and “model legislator” Dumb Ron Johnson.
Our freedom-and-liberty tea party dummy actually suggested and supported a billionaire Koch alternative to the Republican National Committee. That would be a shift to an elite private political system cloaked in secrecy, from the more public traditional two party process. If it means "winning," than the right wing trolling community will fall in line willingly.
An incredible suggestion from your average everyday married-into-wealth “citizen legislator” like Ron Johnson.
From Kenneth Vogel, chief investigative reporter for POLITICO and author of the forthcoming Big Money: 2.5 Billion Dollars, One Suspicious Vehicle, and a Pimp—on the Trail of the Ultra-Rich Hijacking American Politics:
(On the final full day inside the Renaissance Esmeralda Resort hotel at Indian Wells during the April 2013 seminar) … I noticed Senator Johnson schmoozing two donors at a poolside cabana. I’d heard someone who attended these seminars describe Johnson as the Kochs’ “model legislator.”
Ned Diefenthal is a Louisiana metal titan, and he was complaining to Johnson about the incompetence of the Republican National Committee. Johnson did not reject Diefenthal’s complaint, and he implied that the Kochs might be a viable alternative to RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, at least for the issue in question. But Diefenthal was riled up. Priebus “keeps sending me letters asking for money. I’m not giving him any money. He doesn't know what to do with it,” said Diefenthal, suggesting that he considered the Koch political network a better investment.
Indian Wells was a snapshot of an extraordinary shift: the reordering of the political system by an elite fraternity of the super rich and a small brain trust of consultants who cater to them. The result—the one Obama lamented on that rainy day in Washington state—is the privatization of a system that we’d always thought of as public. It amounts to the takeover—hostile or not—of American politics by the ultra-rich.