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Thursday, September 17, 2009
Who are these "special interest groups," anyway?
When I think of the dreaded "special interest groups" that are railed against by every politician ever, I usually think of traditionally conservative groups - business interests, corporate lobbying, military-industrial and prison-industrial complex stuff. So I admit I was shocked when I saw this, a chart by the good folks at OpenSecrets showing that 8 out of 10 of the biggest special interest groups are heavily DEMOCRATIC! Maybe I've been drinking the Kool Aid?