overheard CNN's John Roberts worrying his pretty, neatly-coiffed anchor head about the vast amount of cash being pumped into this election cycle from outside entities. He's right to be concerned. So far, $4 billion has been spent on the midterms, which according to Open Secrets, is enough cash to "run the city of Pittsburgh for two years, [b]uy every resident of Topeka a nice used car, [o]r treat each and every American to a Big Mac and fries."
Have I mentioned one in eight Americans is on food stamps? Mm'k.
But the strange part happened when Roberts appeared to draw a false equivalency between unions and corporate spending. He kept lumping the two sources together as though unions were spending just as much on the midterms as outside corporate influences. That's all shades of wrong.