Note: I’ve explained many times here that reforming the American system is impossible because of 1.) federal judges who are the final authority on the law, 2.) the oligarchy can bribe the winners of elections to “evolve” while in office, and 3.) executives like Obama can pick and choose which laws to enforce.
“The problem for those who call themselves Republicans is that it is harder and harder to say exactly what a Republican is these days. The great lesson from Mississippi is that Republican means, more or less, that if elected the party will reward its major donors, who are just different than the Democrats’ major donors. Policy differences are about different donors, not an actual agenda to shift the country in a different direction.
The Republicans have become the party of lobbyists, most of whom were on twitter celebrating their purchase.
Mississippi is a crystalizing election in that sense. Cochran is, for all intents and purposes, a marionette. His strings are pulled by staffers and lobbyists. They drop him onto the stage of the Senate and pull up a string to raise his hand. These puppeteers are so invested in keeping their gravy train going that they will, while claiming to be Republicans, flood a Republican primary with Obama voters to ensure their gravy train continues.”
A GOP victory in the 2014 midterm elections is no victory for people like us. It is just a victory for billionaire Republican donors like Sheldon Adelson and the Koch brothers. Policy differences are about which faction of the oligarchy controls the system and their preferences. In spite of the forms of democratic governance, the citizen has no real input or “voice” in the ultimate outcome.