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GOP Asks Supreme Court To Uphold Citizens United, Wants More Corporate Cash In Elections

Posted by on May. 3, 2012 at 3:07 PM
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GOP Asks Supreme Court To Uphold Citizens United, Wants More Corporate Cash In Elections

Double my bribe and I'll be your corporate whore forever

Mitch McConnell is through pretending he represents anyone but the 1% and his corporate paymasters. Yesterday, McConnell filed a brief asking the Supreme Court to summarily judge in favor of upholding its Citizens United ruling by ruling on a case without even hearing oral arguments. The case in question is Western Tradition Partnership v. Bullock originating in Montana. The Montana Supreme Court  had ruled that there must be limits on corporate campaign spending due to a clear history of its corrupting influence. The SCOTUS agreed to hear the case to see if Montana’s laws can overrule the top court of the land.



It is easy to understand the panic of the GOP as the overturning of Citizens United would be a disaster for them. It would take only a single conservative Justice to change their mind and their greatest electoral advantage would be negated. Such a vote would not be difficult to find. Justice Samuel Alito famously made a spectacle of himself at the 2010 State of the Union address by mouthing the words “not true” when President Obama stated that corporate money would distort the electoral process. Since then, it has become obvious to even the least politically aware individual that something is wrong. At least one of the five conservative Justices must recognize their error based on two years of empirical evidence.

The fact that Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell is pushing to have the case dismissed means he is aware of this as well. So is the US Chamber of Commerce, the corporate lobby, which also filed a brief to have the cased summarily ruled on. The move from the Chamber of Commerce is to be expected but McConnell is moving against public opinion on this matter. Over 70% of the country wants limits on corporate spending, including more than half of McConnell’s own base. McConnell has signaled who he really serves and it is not the people of the United States. Hopefully, someone will remind the voters of that when he is up for reelection.

"You are aware that the frontal lobe of the cerebral cortex allows people the ability to store and recall past events as they occurred, right?"
by on May. 3, 2012 at 3:07 PM
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im23vaughn
by Bronze Member on May. 3, 2012 at 5:26 PM
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I don't see why the R doesn't see anything wrong with this. But don't worry, they won't post on this thread. They only post on anti-Obama posts.

NancSBRN
by Bronze Member on May. 3, 2012 at 6:04 PM
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Well I did here Mcain say he was against this law. But he was the only one and well we all know he doesn't always follow the GOP mantra.

nanaofsix531
by Platinum Member on May. 3, 2012 at 6:28 PM
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Oh good.I am not the only one who noticed that.LOL

Quoting im23vaughn:

I don't see why the R doesn't see anything wrong with this. But don't worry, they won't post on this thread. They only post on anti-Obama posts.


"You are aware that the frontal lobe of the cerebral cortex allows people the ability to store and recall past events as they occurred, right?"
LIMom1105
by on May. 4, 2012 at 10:03 AM

It's a disturbing trend.  Corporations can anonymously donate huge amounts of money to candidates?  How the GOP does not see this as a problem is beyond me.  

And they say the Obama administration is corrupt and bent on destroying the U.S. 

asfriend
by on May. 4, 2012 at 10:43 AM
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Corporations are just a group of people, with a common interest. No different than if all the Cafemoms got together and formed a group to support a candidate. The reason that McCain is not for it is because it is his idiotic McCain/Feingold law that got overturned.

This is the way it has always been, this isn't new. McCain Feingold should have simply been vetoed by Bush, but he was too liberal to take that stand.

NancSBRN
by Bronze Member on May. 4, 2012 at 11:59 AM

Well tell you what Coporations probably have more money then All Cafemoms put together so there is a difference!!!!  How many Millionair moms do you really think are here on Cafemom?

matreshka
by Gold Member on May. 4, 2012 at 12:22 PM

I'm Shocked!!!

/sarcasm

asfriend
by on May. 4, 2012 at 1:17 PM


Quoting NancSBRN:

Well tell you what Coporations probably have more money then All Cafemoms put together so there is a difference!!!!  How many Millionair moms do you really think are here on Cafemom?


and your point?

erika9009
by Silver Member on May. 4, 2012 at 1:27 PM
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The have to combat the amounts given to the Dems by Unions (public and private) and the illegal immigration activists.

sillygirl83
by Member on May. 5, 2012 at 5:13 PM

Exactly what I was thinking.  I also think the special interests that give to democrats, especially these two are far more harmful because they kill job creation.  At least corporations want to expand, creating jobs in the process.  Unions just want to stand in the way.

Quoting erika9009:

The have to combat the amounts given to the Dems by Unions (public and private) and the illegal immigration activists.


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