Supreme Court rolls back campaign spending limits

Reaction of political groups was immediate.
http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/judicial/2010-01-21-campaign-spe...
"This decision allows Wall Street to tap its vast corporate profits to drown out the voice of the public in our democracy," said Bob Edgar, president of Common Cause, a group that favors limits on campaign spending and vowed to push swift passage of legislation in Congress to publicly finance congressional elections.

No votes yet

Yup...booted 100 years of progressive restraints on Corporate and Non profit speech rights...(this also effected (Union speech rights)

Oh but Dogboy doesnt actually want you to read the opinion.....But I do...

Another thing he wont tell you that pubiic financing appeals to progressives because they think they can then use the Govt to freeze out canidates the Govt doesnt care for....but they had to have freespeech limits first to Silence independant and self funded candidates....

Yes Mccain wrote it...so what...so did Fiengold...and such an Idea is a PET PROJECT of George soros and his open border foundation.....it's a violation of freespeach rights....

That's why dogboy supports it...it was a stepping stone to the "fairness doctrine" which would be used to muzzle talk radio...just as "net neutrality" is an attempt to muzzle the internet...

Here is the opinion for all to see, read freely,understand and decide for themselves..

Knowledge is power....thus the need to deny you the source information.and replace it with an opion of what you should think..

http://www.supremecourtus.gov/opinions/09pdf/08-205.pdf

Dogboy is pissed because this is a setback for the progressive movement ...

100 years of success restricting speech blown all to hell....

A slap in the FACE of george Soros.

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

Yes, because corporations, unions and Wall Street just haven't had enough voice in American politics in the last 100 years. They need a bigger voice and should be allowed to pour even more money into politics to make sure THEIR voices are heard.

http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20100123-700221.html?mod=WSJ_latesth...
WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)--U.S. President Barack Obama used his weekly radio address on Saturday to assail a Supreme Court ruling this week clearing the way for corporations to spend freely on political advertisements, calling it a big victory for special interests and "devastating to the public interest." He added that his administration is working with Congress to develop a bipartisan legislative solution to override the ruling.(MORE)

Statements made are the opinion of the writer who is exercising his first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and are generally permitted.

calling it a big victory for special interests and "devastating to the public interest."

Just a week or two after meeting with Unions behind closed doors and giving them a speacial deal to avoid taxes that will be levied upon the rest of Americans...

BRILLIANT!!

Clearly...democrats, liberals, progressives ALL have serious issues with free speech...they want the right to ban movies, books or even kindle aps...

And you liberals, The democrats in congress, and the PRESIDENT all agree..banning books is a good thing.

He also announced a crack down on tax cheats...dont pay your taxes...no govt contracts for you!

Oh but you can still get a WHITE HOUSE PAYCHECK or MAKE TAX LAW...

The peasents are waking up to your BS....

And you arent even following your own icons advice...

"peasents are the army of nationalism"

This is why marxists had no problem killing millions of peasents in the ukrain through starvation...8 to 10 million in ONE YEAR...

Thus the sheer beauty of the American system...

The American peasents are armed to the teeth.

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

This is great-another nail in the liberal coffin. The only chance they have is when they succeed in shutting up any voices other than those espousing their usual dogma. This ought to infuriate them to no end.

The said part is, conservatives really think that Big Business has their and American's best interest at heart.

The really sad part is that you guys are admitting this limits speech and are pissed off cuz it was struck down.....

As always...the liberal mantra...free speech for me and none for thee....

You are all for stepping on the first amendment when you dont like who's speaking...

Plain for all to see...

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

...don't understand where their jobs come from.

It is Mommy Gubberment that pays your Union hack "wage"?

Probably not. It is BIG BUSINESS that pays your sorry, lazy a$$ to show up and insert bolt A into slot B and repeat for 8 hours.

And then the Libtarded Dems don't understand why Big Business is moving jobs overseas to get away from the morons who work for them, take their money, take their benifits BUT HATE THE PEOPLE WHO GIVE THEM MONEY TO FEED THEIR FAMILIES.

Meanwhile, Lord Obama the Most Merciful opens his big ignorant trap and sends the stock market down 200 points.

"WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama stepped up his campaign against Wall Street on Thursday with a far-reaching proposal for tougher regulation of the biggest banks.

"We have to get this done," Obama said at the White House. "If these folks want a fight, it's a fight I'm ready to have."

The stock market reacted by dropping more than 200 points by midday as shares in Bank of America, Citigroup Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co. each fell by more than 5 percent."

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_FINANCIAL_OVERHAUL?SITE=FLROC&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

This MORON opens his big mouth, vomits up the Democrap/Union talking points, and sends the United States deeper into recession.

Don't blame me,
I didn't vote for a
socialist.

The stock market reacted by dropping more than 200 points by midday as shares in Bank of America, Citigroup Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co. each fell by more than 5 percent.

These companies shouldn't even exist...

If you idiots had your way...NO companies would exist...

But thanks for the peek behind the mask again......shows how much you care for your fellow Americans those companies employ...

There is NO industry nor occupation you libtards wont attack or destroy with maniacal glee....from coal miners to oil workers to bank staff and janitors...

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

Which one of those companies do you work for?

Government Motors that took our tax money to reward mis-management?

Or the Italian owned company, Chrysler?

BUY AMERICAN. PUT FIAT/CHRYSLER OUT OF BUSINESS.

Don't blame me,
I didn't vote for a
socialist.

You rally against the car companies and are for the big banks.

They both took hand outs.

You rally for the car companies and are against the big banks....

Well done Mr kettle...

by your logic stated above..the car companies should not exist either...

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

The only problem for me is that "McCain-Foolsgold" wasn't thrown out in its' entirety. I put my faith in Big Business over Big Socialism any day.

When a bank decides to kick your ass to the curb even though you don't have a mortgage?

When a person takes stuff out of your home without permission, it's burglary. When a company takes stuff out of your home without permission, it's a civil matter.

There's a city full of walls you can post complaints at

And when a liberal takes stuff out of your home..it's called social justice...

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

When the gov't takes money out of your pocket it's stimulus.

MikeyA

Of which BoA received $45 Billion, yet can't be bothered to verify they legally have a right to repossess a home. Maybe we should toss another billion their way so they can start a "WTF Do We Own" division, because this was not the first time they kicked people out of the wrong property.

There's a city full of walls you can post complaints at

But we have to wait for our chance to kick out Pelosi, Frank, and Reid because along with Bush those three were at the same press conference.

MikeyA

Another batch of politicians will vote for corporate bailouts, regardless of their party affiliation. It's the circle of life.

There's a city full of walls you can post complaints at

Again, I'm not a "union" guy.

I don't want Big Business or Union money flowing uncontrolled into the political process. When did "We the People" become "We the Corporations"?

When did corporations get the same rights as citizens?

They have the same rights as citizens, because they have the burdens as citizens.

So if a corporation makes that product the kills someone it can "go to jail"?

Yes the who run it can...but you'd know that if your werent a complete idiot or even bothered to look anything up before you spew stupidity all over the forums...

http://www.cozen.com/admin/files/publications/FAMA-law360PCA.pdf

Not only that...the state can sieze all life giving assets chop up the body and sell it off...execution of a corporate citizen.

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

A corporation can get drafted into a war and get shipped overseas to defend the US Constitution?

Yep...they are called halliburtan and Black water.

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

They weren't drafted! They are companies CHOSE to go.

And a Black Water thug get's paid considerable more then the men and women who wear an American uniform.

Your argument is dishonest and a disservice to the men and women who volunteered to defend our Constitution.

Halliburton isn't even an American company any more. They moved their headquarters to Dubai!

I know you'll go low to prove your point, but this is just wrong.

Hrm...those black water thugs are former military...so who's disrespecting who?

And we already know how the left supports the troops...we had 8 years of it....

http://www.capveterans.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/shoot_...

http://www.capveterans.com/imagelib/sitebuilder/misc/show_image.html?lin...

Primative screwhead.

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

Bob and weave you @sshole.

Corporations are not like American citizens.

BINGO!

THANK YOU G-Spot!!!...that fills my card for the day!

BTW...your resemblance to An American Citizen is kinda lacking as well...

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

"The sad part is, conservatives really think that Big Business has their and American's best interest at heart." Talk about delusional thinking far right! These little "R" people drink the cool aid by the gallon. I have to laugh at the Republican responses to this blog.

Statements made are the opinion of the writer who is exercising his first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and are generally permitted.

It's a liberty thing...you wouldnt understand...

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

Since when does idiocy=blog?

Not only has this poor decision by the SCOTUS basically grant citizenship to American Corporations, it grants citizenship to foreign corporations as well. Chinese, Russian, and Saudi Arabian companies could theoretically startup shell, US Corporations, and game our political elections, by flooding money in to television and radio ads for their very own Manchurian Candidate! Well done Republicans, well done…

I was waiting to see how long someone would figure out the greatest threat to our Republic. Not only do we need to worry about Corporatism but now foreign countries have say over our country. Sensor you get a A+ for the most important post of this Blog. Well done!!!

Statements made are the opinion of the writer who is exercising his first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and are generally permitted.

Yep, get ready for tons of Chinese & Saudi money spent on our elections.

Pink Slip

That sure as hell beats MY money being at election time. You should be happy, anyway. Commies and Moslem extremists are Our Rulers' best friends!

It will be your money in the form of more tax breaks for corporations, more bail outs and more corporate pork.

"Commies and Moslem extremists are Our Rulers' best friends!"

I'm sure you meant that as a partisan dig. Otherwise it's probably more accurate than anyone will admit.

Pink Slip

Obama pals around with terrorists....

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

Just because he worked at the same place as Bush & Cheney does not make them "pals"

Pink Slip

Quite right...at the time he was paling around with Bill Ayers...

But when Bill ayers was Bombing federal buildings..

obama was only 8 years old...

studying the Koran...in indonesia..

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

Cue twilight zone music...

Facts are myths to liberals...

Are you disputing the fact that obama launched his carreer at a coffee fund raiser hosted by Bill ayres in His home?

Are you disputing the fact that ayers has admitted to bombing federal buildings as a member of the weather underground?

Are you disputing the fact that Obama lived in indonesia when he was 8 years old or that he studied the koran?

These are easly provable facts that a two second google search can CONFIRM...

Twilight zone is right...only in the twilight zone could this man get anywhere near the oval office....

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

Obama pals around with Bush & Cheney

Pink Slip

Here we go again, pinkslips dissertation:
Bush/Cheney/Bush/Cheney/Bush/Cheney/Bush/Cheney/Bush/Cheney/Bush/Cheney/Bush/Cheney/Bush/Cheney/Bush/Cheney/Bush/Cheney/Bush/Cheney/Bush/Cheney/Bush/Cheney/Bush/Cheney/Bush/Cheney/Bush/Cheney/Bush/Cheney/Bush/Cheney/

If pink took a bite of every pizza in the world-
number one, would be, Bush/Cheney!

Well, we were talking about the terrorists...

Besides, you bring them up more than anyone.

Pink Slip

Foreign Money in American Politics?
Some Say Supreme Court's Decision in Citizens United Case Has Opened New Path
By MATTHEW MOSK
http://abcnews.go.com/print?id=9646051
Jan. 24, 2010 —

Some election lawyers believe that last week's landmark U.S. Supreme Court opinion may have opened a new avenue for foreign money to enter the American political system, and that the justices are inviting a repeat of the 1996 Chinese money scandal that bloodied the Clinton administration.

Thursday's opinion in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission allows corporations to spend unlimited amounts on political commercialson the grounds that corporations should be treated just like individuals when it comes to First Amendment rights.

The problem, former Federal Election Commission Chairman Scott Thomas told ABC News, is that it's much tougher to determine whether foreign money is behind a political ad when the check is cut by a multi-national corporation.

"There are unfortunately lots of examples where foreign businesses or governments have tried to route money through U.S. subsidiaries and into party coffers," Thomas said. "Now we're permitting businesses to get involved directly in advocacy messaging. There will have to be a lot more scrutiny on the question of whether the money is coming from a foreign source, and whether it can be constrained."

Under current law, foreign nationals cannot donate to political candidates or pay for campaign ads. Concerns that other countries might try to influence American elections are not merely academic. In the late 1990s the Justice Department and congressional investigators uncovered efforts by foreign donors to infiltrate the American political system through donations to the Democratic Party under Bill Clinton. Among those implicated was Johnny Chung, a Clinton fund-raiser who told Federal investigators that a large part of the nearly $100,000 he gave the Democrats in the 1996 campaign came from China. According to published reports, Democrats had to return another $1.6 million brought in by another prominent Clinton money man, John Huang, after questions were raised about the source of the funds. "It would be a very serious matter for the United States if any country were to attempt to funnel funds to one of our political parties for any reason whatsoever,'' President Clinton said at the time.

Statements made are the opinion of the writer who is exercising his first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and are generally permitted.

Hrm....havent we been hearing for like the last 8 years from the left how the United States constitution applies to foriegn nationals outside the United States?

Wouldnt that include their 1st amendment rights?

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

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