I agree with most of your post.
When a man has 19 million dollars to piss away for a public office he is too damned rich to see my point of view. The point of view of the Middle class.
But I don’t see this as the problem of only Republicans.
I see this as a problem of American politics as a whole.
All we have running our country are rich politicians, most of them lawyers,who know the tricks of legalised theft.. Politicians of both parties are either rich when they first come into politics or find enough graft as office holders to get rich. They certainly do not know or care what Middle Americans need.
They know what the poor need and want,because catering to them is what keeps them in office.
>> All we have running our country are rich politicians, most of them lawyers,who know the tricks of legalised theft.
Not meaning to open a can of worms, but here’s the funny thing about your statement as it concerns the Texas Republican Senate primary:
1)Dewhurst is not, and has never been, a lawyer.
2)Cruz is, and has never been anything but, a lawyer.
Mind you Dewhurst is not “my guy”. Everyone here who labels him an “establishment Republican” is correct. It’s not that I doubt that Dewhurst is in the Establishment camp; it’s that I doubt that Cruz will remain OUTSIDE of the Establishment camp for very long at all. My guess is the Tea Party will become disappointed with his actual behavior in the Senate, same as we are with Cornyn (and with KBH, in spades).
One more thing: the so-called “RINO Establishment” in Texas (i.e. Dewhurst’s running buddies) is pro-oil, pro-land, pro-ag, pro-business. To be sure they are corrupted by wealth, and manipulate government to serve their interests rather than the “little guy”, but give me THAT “establishment” ANY DAY over the pro-environment, pro-gay, pro-labor “rino establishment” you find in Yankee country!
Certainly NOT a Dewhurst fan and being a strong Cruz supporter, I see it as something honorable for a man to spend his own money to get into public office, as long as he gained his money honestly (there is no indication to the contrary).
The thing Dewhurst has done that I find dishonorable is to play campaigning dirtily.