Democracy is just so, you know, inconvenient.
Exclusive: Inside Karl Rove’s Billionaire Fundraiser
By Sheelah Kolhatkar on August 31, 2012
On the final morning of the Republican National Convention, Karl Rove took the stage at the Tampa Club to provide an exclusive breakfast briefing to about 70 of the Republican party’s highest-earning and most powerful donors. During the more than hour-long session, Rove explained to an audience dotted with hedge fund billionaires and investors-including John Paulson and Wilbur Ross-how his super PAC, American Crossroads, will persuade undecided voters in crucial swing states to vote against Barack Obama. He also detailed plans for Senate and House races, and joked, “We should sink Todd Akin. If he’s found mysteriously murdered, don’t look for my whereabouts!”
Sen. Claire McCaskill (D): “Vets For Claire” listening tour in Parkville (August 24, 2012)
Question: if you had a vote would you prefer that he stay in or stay out?
Senator McCaskill: I don’t have a vote. Um, the people have a vote. And the people have voted. They have voted by a very comfortable margin that, um, they want Todd Akin to represent them in this election. And so he and I will have this race, and we will discuss the differences we have, and then the people will have another vote and they’ll decide whose voice they want in the United States Senate.
So, tell us again, who respects Democracy?