Politico (just the juicy bits; my emphasis):
Republican super PACs and other outside groups shaped by a loose network of prominent conservatives – including Karl Rove, the Koch brothers and Tom Donohue of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce – plan to spend roughly $1 billion on November’s elections for the White House and control of Congress[.] ...More at the Huffington Post.
Just the spending linked to the Koch network is more than the $370 million that John McCain raised for his entire presidential campaign four years ago. And the $1 billion total surpasses the $750 million that Barack Obama, one of the most prolific fundraisers ever, collected for his 2008 campaign. ...
The Republican financial plans are unlike anything seen before in American politics. If the GOP groups hit their targets, they likely could outspend their liberal adversaries by at least two-to-one, according to officials involved in the budgeting for outside groups on the right and left.
Add to that the billion dollars Obama thinks he needs, and you're talking real money.
Now ask yourself — What's the first thing the billionaires filling both side's coffers will want, the first second after that money is spent?
It's billionaire-malpractice if they don't extract those promises.
In the opinion of the geniuses here at La Maison, the Lame Duck Deal is cooked and ready to serve. We're just waiting till December when it shows up at the table.
See you in December.
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