It’s not like what the Koch Brothers and Scott Walker are attempting is something new. Big money continually tries to subvert and influence politics. But usually it’s done more subtly and out of sight. The banksters do their influence-peddling behind closed doors so the public has much less idea what’s going on. But Scott Walker in particular has all the subtlety of an elephant with diarrhea. That’s why this is so public. Plus, the left has done a fine job in exposing it.
But let’s not kid ourselves. ‘Our side’, i.e. Democratic politician and their big money backers subvert and corrupt politics too. The problem isn’t so much loose cannons like Walker but a system that is mired in campaign contributions, where money and influence directly corrupt and endanger the political process. That’s the problem, and both parties and their backers are equally guilty.