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[ Read Online Political Mercenaries ¿ seychelles PDF ] by Lindsay Mark Lewis ¿ Lewis is a frat boy His prose is reflective of this mentality as well as his life style I did find useful tidbits in his narrative, but I was annoyed by the oh woe is me theme he had throughout the entire book If you want to pinpoint where the Democratic Party started losing touch with the working class , read this book. This was a depressing book that wasn t very interesting.
Fun and easy read for cynics and political junkies Idealists beware, you won t find much redemption here and probably won t think highly of the narrator Overall, a sad and frustrating commentary on our system of campaign finance. The title says it all Fundraising is necessary but it can hardly be dignified Government funding, as my 10 year old granddaughter suggested, is a better approach. When Bill Clinton Defeated George HW Bush In , Their Campaigns Spent A Total OfMillion Combined In , Barack Obama And Mitt Romney Spent OverBillion, Including Outside Funding From SuperPACs NearlyTimes Than JustYears EarlierAll That Money Didn T Appear Out Of Thin Air In Political Mercenaries, Lindsay Mark Lewis Tells The Outrageous Tale Of The Fledgling Days Of Fundraising And How He Raised OverMillion For The Democratic Party, Its Candidates, And Its Causes Over A Fifteen Year Career Sure To Raise The Eyebrows Of Everyone From Ordinary Citizens To Citizens United, He Pulls Back The Veil Of Secrecy That Has Shrouded The Relationships Between Politicians And Their Financial Backers In This Thought Provoking And Laugh Out Loud Insider AccountThe Outrageous Lewis Starts Off As A Wide EyedYear Old Who Thinks Raising Political Money Is A Means To An End Helping Democrats Win Lewis Tactics Aren T For The Faint Of Heart Along The Way, He Launders , From An Allegedly Murdered Casino Mogul, Smuggles Marijuana, And Passes An Elvis Impersonator Off As Bill Clinton But He Becomes Increasingly Conflicted As He Continues To Sell Access To Politicians In Exchange For Ever Larger Checks And A Loss Of Control Over The Party S Priorities Lewis Eventually Rises To His Party S Top Fundraising Post At The Democratic National Committee, And Attempts To Redeem Himself By Waging An Ultimately Losing Battle Against The Party S Elite Billionaire Donors, Who Force Him OutContrary To Conventional Wisdom, Lewis And Co Author Jim Arkedis Conclude That The Real Damage Isn T The Raw Amount Of Money Spent On Elections, But Rather The Amount Of Time Politicians Spend Raising It It S Time They Should Spend Governing And Lewis Lays Much Of That Blame At The Feet Of The Democratic Party, Who Sold Out Not To Corporate Or Lobbying Interests, But To A Very Few Liberal Wealthy Elites