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Tom Toles

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  1. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, 6 months ago

    Public financing only. No private or corporate money. A campaign lasting only 2 weeks, 3 weeks at most. 1 Minute per hour of free advertising on radio and TV for duration of campaign.

  2. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, 6 months ago

    @Clark Kent

    Do you even begin to think that the Congress which would have to set all that up would ever do so? If you do, then why not also wish for all mankind to live in peace, love, and plenty. Unfortunately, without the intervention of an all loving God, that is not going to happen. And, believe me, I am truly, truly sorry about that!!

  3. richardelguru

    richardelguru GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    As Clark Kent, plus make lobbying for money a serious offense like bribing an official.

  4. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 6 months ago

    I can remember when the top officials of each party gathered every two years (but not much happened except in leap years).


    In Presidential election years, there were always a bunch of candidates with regional support and a requirement for a super-majority for nomination, since, if only 51% of the candidate’s own party was going to vote for him, he couldn’t possibly win. So the party bosses haggled in smoke-filled rooms for a week, and sometimes longer, until they found someone that almost all of the party bosses could agree to support.


    The convention is now limited to just four days with a foregone conclusion, and most of the venues have a strict no-smoking policy, which makes it hard to gather in smoke-filled rooms.


    Bring back those smoke-filled rooms filled with party bosses who decided on who would be the nominee, a process that gave us Washington and Jefferson and Lincoln instead of the current crop of nominees.

  5. Bloggispher

    Bloggispher said, 6 months ago

    Just waiting for another slick socialist to prove we aren’t racist.

  6. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, 6 months ago

    @Clark Kent

    1 minute per candidate or do they all have to share?

  7. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    I’m really waiting for; “Sponsored by Bank of America, Chase, J.P.Morgan, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, Eli Lily and Co., and Koch Industries, it’s THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION on FAUX!”
    Not to mention the Democratic Convention and their sponsors, on MSNBS!

  8. lonecat

    lonecat said, 6 months ago

    @Michael wme

    And Warren Harding….

  9. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    I was going to comment, but Clark Kent and The Trusted Mechanic already expressed my view.

  10. Doh

    Doh said, 6 months ago

    @MangeyMoose

    Ditto. :)

  11. stpfeffer

    stpfeffer said, 6 months ago

    @Clark Kent

    Here! Here!

  12. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 6 months ago

    @Clark Kent

    That sounds great, but the SCotUS already ruled that money is protected speech. You’d have to amend the Constitution, and that thought scares the #$%^ out of me. God knows what special interests would have their politicians-for-hire write into that amendment.

  13. echoraven

    echoraven said, 6 months ago

    @TheTrustedMechanic

    Almost, ALMOST a gold post.
    .
    Chinese donated quite a chunk of cash to the Democrats, which no doubt helped Clinton’s reelection and the Chinese in turn received technology to upgrade their ballistic missile systems
    .
    ref here:
    http://www.nytimes.com/1998/05/18/us/clinton-says-chinese-money-did-not-influence-us-policy.html
    .
    and here:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_the_Cox_Report_controversy

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 6 months ago

    @Robert Landers

    I am just sorry that the Plutocrats are wining. This is their world where money is speech and their freedom is important. Ours is not.
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    They really don’t like democracy but it helps to keep the game going. They will never lose because they rule the roost, own both parties and those who count. We don’t except as a threat which they want neutralized.
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    If we just had a 6 week limit on politicking and anyone running gets the same amount of time in debates and advertisements we would begin to free ourselves from the special interests. At present that could never happen, never.

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 6 months ago

    @TheTrustedMechanic

    Citizen’s United was a blatant move by the Plutocrats and their fans, agents, allies etc to show us who is the boss. We still play at democracy. They run it.

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