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Should Democrats follow the GOP in creating outside spending organizations?

Some Democratic strategists are suggesting that the creation of well-funded independent liberal organizations will give Democrats a better chance in the 2012 elections. They are responding to heavy midterm spending by conservative groups that may have led to GOP gains earlier this month.

By Ryan Kellett  |  November 18, 2010; 5:22 PM ET  | Category:  National Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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Do both! Though it may be counter-intuitive the Democrats (and anyone else) can both raise money to keep the playing field level, and press on for campaign funding reform. Despite the Supreme Court decision, corporations, especially anonymous ones, are not individuals and should not be treated as such.
Donors should stand up on their hind legs and take responsibility for their actions, whether individually or collectively as organizations.

Posted by: caribbeandesign | November 20, 2010 9:58 AM

With all that new money, they need to buy a spine. Then they need to learn to say 'no'. Then they need to say 'hell no'.

Posted by: Keesvan | November 20, 2010 10:39 AM

The Dems don't need to - they already have 'outside' organizations putting large amounts of money into their campaigns. They're called unions and Soros.

Posted by: Georgetowner1 | November 22, 2010 8:28 AM

I support campaign finance reform. However, the GOP has supporters with limitless amounts of money and Dems have to level the playing field.

At least we know who funds the Dems: unions, moveon, soros. The GOP has 527s with cute names like "Americans for Prosperity" whose donors refuse to reveal their names.

Posted by: cile92 | November 23, 2010 6:50 PM

Bad Premise, what do you think moveon.org is?

or media matters?

or any number of liberal 501c's?


General Betray-us - liberals have such a short memory

Puhh-Leaze!

Posted by: thelaw1 | November 23, 2010 11:00 PM

What a bad premise. Democrats have the mainstream media, PBS, NPR, all of cable news except FOX, and moveon.org and media matters.

Other than the fact that Republicans have copied Democrats, won, and now Democrats are going to keep up what they already are doing and claiming they are copying Republicans is kind of funny.

Posted by: thelaw1 | November 23, 2010 11:05 PM

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