Ok, Ok, they didn’t “acquire” them. Technically.
…[G]overnors’ associations can take in unlimited amounts from corporations, and companies are showing their interest. News Corp., the media company controlled by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Rupert Murdoch, gave the [Republican Governors Association] $1 million in June.
Politico’s Ben Smith reports, “UPDATE: News Corp. Spokesman Jack Horner emails, “News Corporation believes in the power of free markets, and the RGA’s pro-business agenda supports our priorities at this most critical time for our economy.”
These donations are possibly the beginning of News Corp. making public what everyone else in America already knows: They have an agenda, it involves getting Republicans elected at any cost, and “fair and balanced” is just a silly tagline to keep the wool over Joe Six-Pack’s eyes.
The next time your representative casts a vote on a subject that concerns you – like health care, social security, eminant domain rights – who do you think they are beholden to? Some moral obligation they have to the good of America? To the common voter that cast their one, almost insignificant vote? Or to the corporations that donate millions to allow them to out-campaign any other candidate regardless of merit?
I don’t like what’s happening to America. I don’t like it one bit.
We’ve got a governors race here in Texas with a really good candidate full of experience in governance and smart fiscal business vs. a 10 year incumbent Aggie yell leader who’s done nothing at all with border security or securing funds for border security and who’s got an $18 billion dollar budget deficit. If you could handpick someone to deal with our $18 billion shortfall it would be Bill White. Yet we can’t even get a good old fashioned debate out of the incumbent – why should he? He’s got millions of dollars to convince the electorate that Bill White turned Houston into a sanctuary city and caused a huge budget deficit – regardless of the truth and in spite of the fact that it’s about the same damn thing Perry’s done with Texas. We’ve got the second highest budget shortfall – only California’s looking worse – and yet he’s got the public thinking the opposite. How? Big business, big money.
I might be all over the place with this but it’s really simple. Big business owns our government. We can’t elect good candidates based on merit because money speaks louder than truth these days. Big business isn’t even hiding it anymore.