Via Steve Benen:
And in a rather classic example of why I think the notion of conservative populism is silly on a fundamental level, Glenn Beck urged his followers today to start sending donations directly to corporate interests so the U.S. Chamber of Commerce can buy more elections for far-right candidates. The minions took their orders well -- the Chamber's online donation page crashed today after regular folks tried to give their money to the already-extremely-wealthy business lobby.
How long before major corporations do away with the middle man? Why bother running anti government ads at all if your business model enables you to get the rubes to simply give you money? If private donations from wingnuttia could only replace the military industrial complex we can expect peace in our time.