Now check out the all-time top donors here. All unions and professional organizations except one (Philip Morris). Two organizations give to both parties (the AMA and the Association of Realtors). Philip Morris did the same until the government sued them. All the rest, currently and historically, give nothing (or only a token amount) to the GOP.
Here's what I'm getting at: If the GOP has sold out, it sold out for votes -- as is plain in its aping, in miniature, every Democratic spending plan or entitlement idea. As far as PACs, unions, corporations, organizations, and so-called special interests go, the Dems are in another league entirely. Keep in mind, I'm not the one who argues that money corrupts politics. That would be the Dems. (More on that in the next post.)