This election cycle we have witnessed a subtle change to our political landscape – and it’s probably not the one you’re thinking about.
It’s not that Republicans have gained control of a large chunk of our government. It’s not that racists, anti-feminists and xenophobes have been emboldened by their Presidential pick winning the highest office in the land. It’s not even that the Democrats have been exposed as weak, blind and cheaply bought.
Well, it’s not just those things.
There’s something deeper and even more unprecedented going on here.
It used to be that the wealthy bribed politicians to do their bidding. Now the wealthy are becoming the politicians.
I don’t mean just millionaires. They’ve always been willing to fill an elected office. I mean the mega-rich. I mean billionaires. The Crassuses, The Midases, the Astors, The Rockefellers.
Sure, many lawmakers on both sides of the aisle…
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