Clip File: Our dysfunctional political dialog is no accident

A lot of billionaire dough underwrites the stupider parts of American discourse. The writer who blogs at Reverend Manny and the Twilight Empire has compiled a list of what the right-wing propagandists at Americans for Prosperity did with their time and money this summer. Just one of many neo-conservative funnels, Americans for Prosperity spent their boodle to make our discourse more stupid, regressive, and protective of corporate power and profits. This year they’ve raised $26 million to influence public opinion. Wait’ll you hear how they plan on spending it.

The rest of the story: How Americans for Prosperity spent its summer (and Koch’s Millions).

See, also: Two Right-Wing Billionaire Brothers Are Remaking America for Their Own Benefit; How billionaires' money took over Washington -- and created the mobs who rant against reform by Jim Hightower (AlterNet 2010-03-19).

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