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SuperPACs and "Wasted Money"

rbushey Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 12:55 AM
Arggggg........both sides threw more and more money and collectively it was about 2 billion dollars
James2571 Wrote: Nov 11, 2012 11:51 PM
Dadgum man the liberals made out like a bandit!! It's Liberal Christmas out here. Legal Weed, Gay Marriage, People voting to raise their own taxes, and re-electing an African American President. All in one election!!!
wtmoore1 Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 11:51 AM
Let's tax it!!!!!!! Think about it. The money that is wasted on national, state, and local elections every year could fund schools and other public works projects. Then every time an ad is run, I can think, "This annoys me, but somewhere in my state a kid is getting more resources in his or her classroom because I have to watch this."

That would put my mind a little more at ease...
Panda Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 4:57 AM
Good. I love it. I'm sick of people whining about political spending.

I hope it doubles next time.
Much digital ink and wind is being expended today on the interwebs and cable TV lamenting the ineffectiveness of outside spending from conservative-aligned groups in electing Republican candidates. Indeed, some of the largest groups spent incredible amounts of money to what looks to be little effect. Many Republican candidates who had large SuperPACs behind them lost, and in what looked to be winnable races. This wasn't just Mitt Romney - it was down the ballot with candidates like Josh Mandel, Scott Brown, Tommy Thompson and George Allen.

The Washington Post's headline is "Spending by independent groups had little...