Obama has got to make "money in politics" THE ISSUE in this campaign and cast Romney's BULLY candidacy (of by and for the 1%) as EXACTLY what has gone wrong with our system for the last 30 years. He must drive home the point that money in politics leads to BULLIES taking power and ruling on behalf of the 1%. He needs to publicly go after Romney for the money he's rasing from shady ultra-billionaires to essentially conduct a leveraged buyout of the US Presidency.
The Republican party particularly -- facing hopeless demographic challenges in the years to come -- has, now more than ever, become nothing more than the BULLY party henchmen of the 1%. The GOP is desperately struggling to survive in world where 60% have awakened to the conservative economic con game and just aren't buying it. On social issues, the GOP's regressive attitudes are only making things worse. The Citizen's United decision couldn't have come sooner, as allows the GOP to hang on for a bit longer than they really should given their limited popular support. They know this election is likely their one and only last chance to grab the power and keep it, so they intend to BULLY their way in with TONS OF CASH.
Their tactic is easy to gleen since it's been in practice for decades, but it needs to be pointed out because, put very simply, WE ARE DEALING WITH BULLIES, and with the Citizens United Decision, the BULLIES are now on steriods.
Look at the pattern, this aint rocket science.
They BULLIED Bill Clinton with countless bogus investigations, a government shutdown, and eventually with the farce that was the impeachment.
They BULLIED their way into stopping the vote counting in Florida in 2000 -- by sending in people to bang on windows -- and are still BULLYING people off the rolls there with the help of Gov. Rick Scott.
They BULLIED Democrats after 9/11 about their supposed lack of patriotism.
They BULLIED their way into a needless war in Iraq.
They BULLIED Kerry about his war record in 2004.
They BULLIED Dan Rather for reporting on Bush going AWOL
They BULLIED Wilson by outing his wife as a CIA Agent
They BULLY every eligible voter who might vote Democratic
They BULLY imigrants with "papers-please" laws.
They BULLY women who want reproductive freedom or fair pay.
They BULLY women seeking an abortion with vaginal ultra-sound mandates.
They BULLY gays with gay-marriage bans
They BULLIED the poor by making their unemployment benefits contingent on extending the Bush Tax Cuts.
This list could go on and on and on...Feel free to add to it. (i will paste it in and give credit)
They are working day and night to keep a form of BULLY capitalism in place, where the largest and most profitable entities write the laws to suit their bottom line. Citizens United was little more than a permission slip for the largest corporations to BULLY candidates who don't do their bidding with massive expenditures in attack ads against them.
They are running a presidential candidate who grew up BULLYING effeminate kids and then went on to make tons of money via BULLY-buyouts that BULLY vulnerable workers with families into taking unfair concessions and accept the loss of their promised pension. Indeed, Romney has used all that stolen lunch money to BULLY his way into the nomination by BULLYING his opponents by carpeting bombing them with negative ads
Romney sends hecklers to BULLY Obama at speeches and is perfectly fine aligning himself with Trump who want to BULLY Obama about his birth certificate and generally sound the dog whistle of the racist BULLIES. And he is preparing to BULLY his way into the presidency by carpet bombing this nation with ads that boldly lie and misrepresent Obama's record. And he just laughs about it with his fake, mirthless laugh!
It's time we call this tactic what it is. Enough is Enough.