If there is any good to come out of this soggy spectacle, it will be that it hastens the demise of the political convention, which has become a meaningless anachronism. ...Dana Milbank, WaPo
Amen. Conventions have been an tawdry embarrassment for a long time.
But there is something else to consider, some that makes them an even sadder spectacle. Democracy has almost left America The conventions, awful as they are, were part of it. They were meant to be celebrations of the people's choices. But the people no longer get to make the choices. Worse, many Americans haven't made that connection yet.
So we're spending the next couple of days watching the convention of the party most responsible for handing over our democracy to national and international corporate interests.
Sheldon Adelson is proudly buying a seat in the US House of Representatives for a few bucks. Half a mil may seem like serious money to you and me, but -- Think Progress reminds us -- he's got a total of... wha...?
Twenty-five billion-with- a-"b" bucks. He's apparently bought a New Jersey candidate for the House. Think Progress demonstrates with graphics what Sheldon Adelson can buy if he wants to.ThinkProgress