Nobody asked me but the full effect of the Supreme Court decision, on Corporations are people too, has not been seen yet. The amount of money that will be spent on political TV ads over the next 5 months or so is going to be dizzying. Prepare to be inundated and disgusted by a swarm of artfully packaged, outright lies.
But, if you had higher hopes than have been realized by your President’s performance thus far, here is your chance. Imagine Barack Obama when he has no reason to be concerned about his reelection prospects. In his second term, he will have the opportunity to make as many as two Supreme Court appointments. This is of great importance when you consider the impact this conservative court has had on the body politic.
To be sure, Obama can count on a ration of Republican blundering. But, Republican money will attempt to minimize its effect. They are already calling their party the party of the civil rights movement. Wrap your mind around that. Back in the day, when the South was a Democratic Party stronghold, it may have seemed that way. As soon as President Lyndon Johnson pushed the passage of the Civil Rights legislation in the 60s, southern Democrats switched their party affiliation. “A Rose by any other name.”
Southern Blacks are not fooled by who the Republicans say the real enemy is. Women and the LGBT community are not fooled either. Union workers in Wisconsin are set to send a resounding message to Tea Party mega millions.
We must move Heaven and Earth to see that Obama gets a second term AND a Democratic House of Representatives.
It is not an overstatement to say that it is this country’s and the perhaps the western world’s last, best hope.