The system of political campaigning in the United States is tantamount to legalized bribery, former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura said Tuesday.
“If you do that in private sector, you go to jail,” he said on CNBC’s “The Kudlow Report.” “You can’t bribe somebody in the private sector.
“How about open disclosure? They don’t even have to tell now where they get the money from,” he added. “The money is coming in by the boat load.”
Also a former Navy SEAL and professional wrestler, Ventura recently authored a book, titled, “DemoCRIPS and ReBLOODlicans: No More Gangs In Government.”
“What’s the Crips color? Blue. What’s a blue state? A Democratic state,” he said. “What’s the Blood color? Red? What’s a red state? A Republican state. And these parties are worse than the street gangs. You know why? Because the street gangs only affect people in the neighborhoods where they exist. The Democrats and the Republicans affect every citizen in this country.
“And, by the way, you left off billionaires. According to our research, billionaires increased their wealth five times as much in the last recession.”