It was in the movie All The President’s Men that the phrase “follow the money” was coined. It’s not for nothing that the iconic phrase came from a movie about politics, and political intrigue. Politics is a game built upon greed. No matter the founders’ intentions for a noble leadership, today’s political class is almost entirely based on power lust, and greed. There are exceptions to this rule, as there are for every rule, but the majority of politicians are themselves governed by a system of monetary, and ego rewards.
It may seem disappointing that money rules our federal government, but it is because of the extraordinary amount of money involved in politics that we have a window into the souls of our elite ruling class. Watching the cash exchange gives us an unprecedented view into political loyalties, an X-ray vision which allows us to see into the gears of the machine. They may have the money, but we now have a new advantage.
The recent primary between Republican incumbent Senator Thad Cochran, and Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel has gotten rather intense. Following Cochran’s outright refusal to debate McDaniel—apparently because McDaniel is “a liar,” and because “this is not a debating society, this is a race for the United States Senate”—McDaniel garnered enough votes to force the two into a runoff election.
The establishment Republican machine, as well as the liberal media, would like us all to believe that the Tea Party is dead, that the grassroots movement that spawned a House takeover in 2010 has withered away, and died, but that’s not the case. The conservative movement has never had such a victory as it had on Tuesday, when a Tea Party backed candidate ousted the sitting House Majority Leader, Eric Cantor, in a primary battle. The margin of victory was a massive ten percentage points. The increasingly liberal Republican Party was given a slap to the face the likes of which they have never been given. Now that McDaniel forced Cochran into a runoff, and Cantor was decimated, the establishment is going into panic mode.
According to Breitbart:
“Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg donated $250,000 to the pro-Thad Cochran super PAC ‘Mississippi Conservatives’ in late May, Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings the organization provided show.”
The extremely liberal Michael Bloomberg just donated to a Republican candidate. That’s odd—or is it? Cochran’s record is not so solid in terms of his conservative credentials, and it seems that some on the left really want the not-so-conservative guy to win. The establishment has poured tons of money into Cochran’s campaign, and yet McDaniel has sent Cochran running. Follow the money. If there was ever a doubt about Cochran, this donation seals the deal. If the left wants a Cochran victory, it’s the opposite of the right thing.
Political money has given us a window through which we can see the truth, and gain the advantage. We know who the real conservatives are, and it’s time we get the word out. The Tea Party is not dead, and the establishment is on the edge.