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    Re: Court rejects corporate campaign spending limits

    Quote Originally Posted by Meathead View Post
    With Obama's brilliant denunciation of a SCOTUS decision at the State of the Union address, is anyone really surprised?
    It certainly was prophetic.
    "The necessaries of life occasion the great expense of the poor. They find it difficult to get food, and the greater part of their little revenue is spent in getting it. The luxuries and vanities of life occasion the principal expense of the rich, and a magnificent house embellishes and sets off to the best advantage all the other luxuries and vanities which they possess. ... It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion."

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    Re: Court rejects corporate campaign spending limits

    Quote Originally Posted by Meathead View Post
    I am saying that taking a dispute with Supreme Court judges public to that degree is decidedly stupid.

    But yeah, we know Obama is brilliant!
    Republicans have been whining about "activist judges" for decades. St. Reagan called out judges in his SOTU speeches. Unless I'm mistaken, both Bushes did it. How is this any different?
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    Re: Court rejects corporate campaign spending limits

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post


    That is hyperbole.
    Nothing is drowned out.

    If I want to spend 100 million advocating an idea or position or candidate, that is my choice and my right to do so under free speech.



    Just like the guy up on a soap box, you do not have to listen.

    And no one says you do.
    You really don't think that might drown it out? It's simple economics. Lets say that I want to buy a single ad spot on a show. You buy 10 ad spots on the show. I might not be able to get my voice out because you can pay more and buy all the ad spots. At the very least, you drive the price up so that I can't get my voice out there without the money you have.
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    Re: Court rejects corporate campaign spending limits

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    You really don't think that might drown it out? It's simple economics. Lets say that I want to buy a single ad spot on a show. You buy 10 ad spots on the show. I might not be able to get my voice out because you can pay more and buy all the ad spots. At the very least, you drive the price up so that I can't get my voice out there without the money you have.
    Has it happened yet?

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    Re: Court rejects corporate campaign spending limits

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    Has it happened yet?
    Simple economics would say yes. If demand goes up, price goes up.
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    Re: Court rejects corporate campaign spending limits

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    Republicans have been whining about "activist judges" for decades. St. Reagan called out judges in his SOTU speeches. Unless I'm mistaken, both Bushes did it. How is this any different?
    All presidents have criticized SCOTUS, but certainly not when they were in attendance at the state of the union. Neither Reagan not either of the Bushes were that stupid nor incompetent.

    Yeah, but we know. Obama's a genius.

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    Re: Court rejects corporate campaign spending limits

    I really feel that if we continue down this road where money = speech that we are in for some big problems.

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    Re: Court rejects corporate campaign spending limits

    Quote Originally Posted by Sarcogito View Post
    I really feel that if we continue down this road where money = speech that we are in for some big problems.
    We already have big problems, money = speech is and has been a fact of life since media was created and the private sector is not "doing just fine"!

    Sheesh!

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    Re: Court rejects corporate campaign spending limits

    Quote Originally Posted by Meathead View Post
    We already have big problems, money = speech is and has been a fact of life since media was created and the private sector is not "doing just fine"!

    Sheesh!
    Then even bigger problems than we already have. As corporations acquire larger and larger sums of capital, the disparity between their control and our control will be magnified even further.

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    Re: Court rejects corporate campaign spending limits

    Quote Originally Posted by Meathead View Post
    All presidents have criticized SCOTUS, but certainly not when they were in attendance at the state of the union. Neither Reagan not either of the Bushes were that stupid nor incompetent.

    Yeah, but we know. Obama's a genius.
    Would you like to wager a $20 donation to the site that neither Reagan nor either Bush criticized the Supreme Court in any of their SOTU speeches?
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