Mike Papantonio: A handful of billionaires control the GOP

In the following video, Mike Papantonio, host of Ring of Fire Radio, suggests that the GOP is no longer a viable political party. Thanks in part to the Citizens United Supreme Court decision, the Republican Party has been completely taken over by a group of billionaires. Think Koch brothers, Harold Simmons, the Marriots, Sheldon Adelson.

The takeover started decades ago when a small group of extremely wealthy people led by Adolph Coors (beer baron, and founder of the Heritage Foundation) recruited Ronald Reagan to be their front man. Their intention was to destroy labor unions, crush the progressive political movements of the previous decade, and slowly and steadily move the country to the right. Reagan did his best to deliver on their expectations. Over time, they have systematically consolidated their hold on state governments. They created ALEC to churn out 1000 right wing, corporate friendly model bills per year. They have succeeded in getting right wing governors elected in a number of states, and now they are again going for the presidency with their new front man, Mitt Romney. Papantonio explains how this “hostile takeover” of the Republican Party is deeply threatening to the future of the United States.

Mike Papantonio, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., and Sam Seder co-host Ring of Fire Radio.