As I sit and watch the CNN coverage of what seems like the 28th debate the Republicans have had, I can't help but feel a sense of disappointment in our entire electoral process.
This is bipartisan disappointment mind you. How can it be that both parties are so self-involved and corporatized that they have perfected little more than spinning the American people around empty sound bites.
Two summers ago we had the Tea Party emerge on the national scene; this year its the Occupy movement. The common thread between both of these disparate groups: funding from super wealthy donors.
Republicans and Democrats have sold their souls, and by proxy, our representations to the highest donors. If you doubt this, look up the Koch brothers or George Soros. How is it that a state senate race (Pasch/Darling) sets a spending record? I don't know who truly wins when someone's chosen candidate gets elected, but I think its becoming more obvious who is losing: we the people.
Will we have the nerve to turn off the television and actually read the platforms of the candidates? Does it even matter? We vote the bums out, only to be represented by a different set of bums, bankrolled by the same people as the first set of bums.
How did we allow this to happen? Think critically about your vote choice; turn off CNN and Fox. Make an independent decision, and move us in the direction of truly reviving our democracy.