Folks … this is crazy.
Even apart from the profound national security danger and, at least seemingly, breach of federal criminal law–hey, James Comey, wanna investigate this?–there is that little issue about, y’know, LOBBYISTS CONTROLLING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.
And to think we thought the only conflicts of interest would be finance industry and fossil fuel industry cabinet department and regulatory capture. We were naive.
Will Fox News report this? Will this make it into all those circular Facebook feeds? Will there be a Twitter hashtag on it?
Look. Supposedly there are all these Democratic billionaires and near-billionaires poised to begin trying to start a rebuilding of the party from the ground up, beginning with state legislative races. Better extremely late than never on that. But the best way to begin that–and in any event–far and away more immediately important–is to force this gross, concerted bait-and-switch into the public’s consciousness. Meaning massive information campaigns on this.
Every Republican senator up for reelection, and every Republican House member, needs to be put on notice that this–this–will be the dominant issue in the 2018 election cycle. But first and foremost, those in the Midwest and the Rust Belt need to know this. That’s where the information campaign should begin. Tomorrow.