This is a great example of why I am such a strong proponent of transparency. Dark money in politics funding races, and business buying local and hiding behind corporates is like undiagnosed untreated malignant cancer. It infects everything, only serves itself, and will destroy the body before you even know anything is wrong.
I’m less concerned about the magnitude of the impact on the voters as I am the magnitude of the impact on the politicians. When someone can easily give several million dollars to help people get elected they have those people’s ears when it’s time to govern. I’m not sure that’s good for our country.
There might be less super trolling like above, if there was more tansparency. Money generally comes from people who have a reputation to protect. Then again maybe people would never care enough to follow the money even if there were paper receipts.
In a way I see the above as a result of the 2016 Russian meddling. Not that the Russians did anything this time around, but they taught the major parties some next-level dirt.
Yeah I certainly agree in transparency being beneficial and am supportive of that and disappointed by Citizens United, I more just take comfort in the potentially limited power of money in politics based on recent elections, but certainly it shouldn’t even have that opportunity.