This midterm election has not only spent a whopping $4 billion, the highest yet; it also witnessed the lowest voter turnout. Given these two facts, I would deduce voters are fed up with the blatant corruption endemic to U.S. electoral politics.
It’s clear to me that in practice, Democrats and Republicans comprise one capitalist party with a Left and Right wing. Republicrats, as Mumia dubbed them. I simply call them fascists, meaning they are in bed with big business and the military with no regard for the lives of the U.S. majority, everyday working people, employed and unemployed.
BTW, Congress members, who can vote themselves pay raises, now earn from $174,000 - $223.500 (plus millions in perks).
Please note that almost none of the candidates advocated for the victims of this unrighteous, undemocratic order, the low-waged, unemployed, homeless, or imprisoned human beings who have no human rights under this system.
The politicians are not concerned with people who have no big bucks to contribute to their campaign coffers; they are beholden to the superPACs, so-called “dark money” (secret donations), and billionaires like the Koch Brothers who pour hundreds of millions into the campaigns.
Mainstream media moguls are laughing all the way to the bank. What a bonanza!
Kentucky Rep. Sen. Mitch McConnell raised over $73 million to win back his Senate seat, according to a recent FEC report. That’s a lot of spaghetti!