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Rmoney. Kind of says it all.  Except it’s not our money.  Today on the show, we’ll examine the money trail – who it’s coming from and how it’s being spent, as Lee Fang joins in from United Republic and the Republic Report.  

Some of the stories we’ll discuss:

Florida Official Behind Gov. Rick Scott’s Voter Purge Linked to 1 Billion Dollar Campaign Effort Against Obama

EXCLUSIVE: Is JP Morgan Paying for John Boehner’s Personal Polling Operation? Questions Surround Shadowy Front “New Models USA”

Koch Network Alone to Spend More to Defeat Obama in 2012 Than McCain Raised in All Of 2008

and more….

In hour two, as we do every Monday, it’s Fools on the Hill with Crooks & Liars’ Nicole Belle who watches those Sunday talking head shows so we don’t have to… Today, she brings us these gems:

Mitt Romney officially nabbed votes necessary to secure the Republican nomination, so it is now time for the ugly season.   In the post-Citizens United world, there is an unbelievable amount of money about to deluge Americans with the nastiness of whispered smears and out-and-out lies.  And in a just world, we would have an independent Fourth Estate to provide us with context and information to make sense of all the garbage inundating us.

But instead of that, we have Bob Schieffer, who in his 75 years on this planet, seems painfully naïve to the ubiquitousness (and sadly, effectiveness) of negative campaigning.  He clutches his pearls and asks Obama Senior Campaign Adviser David Axelrod why they need to be so mean to poor widdle Mitt.  I guess he missed Romney outright lying about Obama’s record, grading his presidency an “F” and doing cheap stunts like the Solyndra presser.

Or we can have George Will bemoaning NY Mayor Bloomberg’s proposed ban on sugary drinks over 16 oz. (because buying more than one drink if you really have to have 32 oz. of Coke coursing through your system never occurs to George).  But what’s the worst thing about this kind of “liberalism” (from a Republican mayor, mind you)?  That this is all just a slippery slope to demanding what kind of light bulb you use.  Because it’s taking away your freedom to be more environmentally conscious.

And then there’s Ed Gillespie, former Republican National Committee chairman, who has to tread the rather remarkable logical tightrope of downplaying the significance of the Wisconsin recall, unless of course, Walker wins.  Then it’s a lesson for the unions not to be too greedy.

Or the charming dismissals of Romney Senior Adviser Eric Ferhnstrom, who tells the This Week panel that those social issues important to women—like contraceptive coverage and abortion rights—are nothing but “shiny objects” to distract voters.  Why should voters care about silly little things like that?

And because I always like to end on a high note, let’s hear it for Paul Krugman once again.  He just beautifully puts Ferhnstrom in his place and calls the Ryan Budget a ‘fraud’. We just need so many more reality-based spokespeople like Krugman on television.