Why Brandon Eich MattersJust an addendum to the last post: it's important to understand the real context for all of this, which is the Roberts court's evisceration of campaign finance regulation. When there are no rules, the only possible accountability is public pressure. NOM understood that, and that's why they tried to keep their donor list secret in the Maine campaign.
And this is why the wingnuts have gone to Defcon Eleventy on this: de-legitimizing (liberal) public pressure is necessary to complete the work already done by the five partisan Republican justices. Their freakout about Eich is of a piece with their hissy fit over Reid calling out the Koch brothers.
And this is why it's important to us. No, Eich isn't a Koch--he didn't donate all that much money. But he is--was--a CEO. And despite all the concern-trolling from Sullivan and little Conor, the fact that a CEO was held accountable for his contributions makes this a crucial victory.