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FarCenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-14-11 08:39 AM
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Why does the MSM pay attention to totally corrupt Iowa straw poll?
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Edited on Sun Aug-14-11 09:02 AM by FarCenter
From Iowa Poll Goes to Bachmann; Paul Is Second

It was hardly a perfect laboratory of democracy.

The right to cast a ballot cost $30. Most campaigns footed the bill, throwing in a lunch of barbecued pork, grilled hamburgers and ice cream as an enticement to spend part of the day in Ames. The campaigns poured hundreds of thousands of dollars into the political carnival, which is a fund-raiser for the Republican Party of Iowa.

Bought votes. A throwback to the days when corrupt politicians bought lunch and booze for their voters.

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  -Why does the MSM pay attention to totally corrupt Iowa straw poll? FarCenter  Aug-14-11 08:39 AM   #0 
  - The "horse-race" aspects of the campaign are the ratings winners.  robcon   Aug-14-11 08:43 AM   #1 
  - that isn't the caucus  dsc   Aug-14-11 08:45 AM   #2 
  - This was not the Iowa caucuses. This was the Ames Straw Poll  Bluenorthwest   Aug-14-11 08:47 AM   #3 
  - Uh, the Iowa Caucuses are next year.  MineralMan   Aug-14-11 08:51 AM   #4 
  - The caucus is a side show for the circus of candidates!!  watercolors   Aug-14-11 08:55 AM   #5 
  - I think this is how "it" works...  fredamae   Aug-14-11 08:57 AM   #6 
  - It's entertainment. n/t  Scuba   Aug-14-11 09:30 AM   #7 
  - Is anyone but the obnoxious, loud Fox News Paying Attention?  LiberaL Lamp Post   Aug-14-11 09:51 AM   #8 
  - Because no blonde girl has been kidnapped recently?  lpbk2713   Aug-14-11 09:54 AM   #9 
  - Because if the Beltway Botox Brigade did not, they might have to  tsuki   Aug-14-11 10:02 AM   #10 
  - 24 hrs a day, 365 days a year (366 next year)  alc   Aug-14-11 11:25 AM   #11 

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