I know the N&O is having a hard time breaking its Puppetshow habit, but can't they find anyone more insightful than Andy Taylor as their academic apologist for Republican shenanigans? This is getting ridiculous.
For now the vast majority of anonymous donations is by conservative groups. Taylor, the political scientist, said, though, that he doesn't think that will remain the case. "A lot of the reason we are seeing a lot of it being Republican money or conservative money, is because it's a Republican year, and those guys are energized and want to give," he said.
Why didn't the reporter ask Taylor to explain his absurd claim? Why didn't he get a clarification as to what Taylor means by "those guys" who want to give? Because if he had asked the question, we'd know that "those guys" are approximately fifty rich businessmen, including owners foreign corporations, who are attempting to buy our elected government right out from under us.
Adding injury to insult, Taylor concludes:
You'll see a lot of Democratic groups doing the same thing.
Pardon my French, but what the hell is he talking about? The notion that average citizens and Democratic "groups" will eventually rise to the cause and match the millions flowing from corporate donors is every bit as vapid as the professor himself. This isn't about "groups," dear professor. This is about U.S. and foreign corporations that are staging a full-fledged coup, while you fiddle in the wings in Art Pope's sideshow.
Surely the N&O can find someone in North Carolina who actually understands the unfolding corporate takeover of our democracy. Andy Taylor, for all his charm, misses that mark by a wide margin.