WASHINGTON – Former Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI) on Friday tore into Democrats for launching a new outside group to aid President Barack Obama's re-election efforts in part by raising undisclosed funds.
"Democrats who mirror the right-wing tactics of Karl Rove and David Koch do our nation no favors," said Feingold, a longtime opponent of industry-funded elections who now helms Progressives United, according to Politico's Ben Smith. "Our democracy is best served by rejecting the fundamentally corrupt strategy of embracing unlimited corporate influence."
Yes, our democracy is best served by rejecting unlimited corporate cash, but guess what? -- the supreme court has opened Pandora's box. If you're really concerned about the corporate takeover of America, you better make damn sure it's President Obama picking the next several supreme court justices and not generic Tea Party candidate #1.
"Mirror the right-wing tactics of Karl Rove and David Koch?"
President Obama and a handful of Senators are all that stand between us and total corporate hegemony, so I don't find Russ Feingold's efforts to strike campaign-gold in Wisconsin to be all that amusing.
Feingold voted to confirm Chief Justice John Roberts, by the way.