Kevin Drum makes an interesting point about where the money for politics comes from.
...in the real world, political parties need an institutional base. Parties need money. And parties need organizational muscle. The Republican Party gets the former from corporate sponsors and the latter from highly organized church-based groups. The Democratic Party, conversely, relied heavily on organized labor for both in the postwar era.A bit up thread Kevin makes it even more obvious.
The problems were political, not economic. Organized labor requires government support to thrive...It sucks to depend on government for support. Republicans have been telling Democrats that for ages. I guess they needed to learn it the hard way. Heh.
Cross Posted at Classical Values