Cry me a river

Campaign-finance reform. A great thing, right? Puts the kibosh on the “fat-cats” throwing millions in soft money to parties and concentrates on the smaller, grassroots donations from average Joes and Janes.
That’s how it was supposed to work. And indeed, that’s how George W. Bush has been fundraising lately. But since the average Joes and Janes don’t seem to want to give to Democrats, liberals are having a buggy fit over the new rules that they themselves implemented:
“It’s the most coldblooded and efficient way of raising money in the history of politics,” Charles Lewis, head of The Center for Public Integrity, has huffed. “These aren’t your average Americans. They’re the most well-heeled interests, with vested interests in government.”
Liberal New York Times columnist Bob Herbert brays that Bush fund-raising dinners are “events at which the fat cats throw millions of dollars at the president to reinforce their already impenetrable ring of influence around the national government.”

“Vested interest in government”? Does any citizen of this nation not?

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