Our democracy is screwed. We’re just now finding out that at the end of last year – an anonymous donor gave Karl Rove’s Crossroads SuperPAC a $10 million donation to run ads against President Obama. Thanks to the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision – and the “Wild West” nature of political spending now – that $10 million donor will likely remain completely anonymous – and could be a person – a corporation – a special interests group – or a Saudi prince for all we know.
During the 2010 midterm elections – there was another anonymous donor who gave $10 million to defeating Democrats – suggesting that the same person may be responsible for both donations – the two biggest in American political history. We have the super wealthy buying our election – and the worst part about it is we have no idea just who the heck they are.