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Granholm vs. Granholm: Super PACs apparently no longer a threat to our ‘democracy’

By Doug Powers  •  January 26, 2014 12:23 PM

**Written by Doug Powers

In 2012, former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm blasted the Supreme Court’s decision on the “Citizens United” case:

My experiences all took place before Citizens United. I can’t even imagine how much worse the pressures are now. That case has corrupted our political system, so our politics is no longer about doing the will of the people, it’s about raising the money from some of the people.

There just isn’t time to do anything else. You can see why so many good men and women are no longer willing to serve in elected office.

This isn’t a partisan issue — this is a national crisis. And the fix to get money out of politics is clear: we need to amend our constitution to save our democracy.

Got it. Super PACs baaad.

Fast forward to January 2014:


Well, Super PACs aren’t that bad:

Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm has been named cochair of the largest liberal super PAC in the country, giving her what could be a prominent public role in the 2016 presidential race.

Priorities USA Action announced its new leadership structure Thursday. Granholm, a Democrat who left office in early 2011 after two terms, was named co-chair along with Jim Messina, who was campaign manager of President Barack Obama’s successful re-election campaign in 2012.

Priorities USA Action will back Hillary, whose potential candidacy somehow eliminates the threat to democracy posed by Super PACs.

**Written by Doug Powers

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