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    Re: Supreme Court Overturns Limits on Corporate Spending in Political Campaigns

    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    I never thought of it that way. Maybe it will. I just dislike business and politics being in bed with one another.

    Maybe ... I just do not trust business ... or the government to be honest.
    It's a good suspicion to have. There is a problem for sure, but McCain-Feingold didn't address it. It did exactly the wrong thing.
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    Re: Supreme Court Overturns Limits on Corporate Spending in Political Campaigns

    The libs are in a uproar.

    Schumer Calls for Hearings on "Un-American Supreme Court Decision:

    The Supreme Court's ruling Thursday striking down limits on corporate and union spending in elections is "un-American," Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Thursday.

    Schumer, a top Senate Democrat who formerly ran their campaign committee, said he would hold hearings on the decision in the coming weeks.

    "I think it's an un-American decision," Schumer said at a press conference Thursday. "I think when the American people understand what this radical decision has meant they will be even more furious and concerned about special interest influence in politics than they are today."

    More at link:
    Schumer calls for hearings on 'un-American' court decision - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room

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    Re: Supreme Court Overturns Limits on Corporate Spending in Political Campaigns

    This has been a tough ass week for the Liberals.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Supreme Court Overturns Limits on Corporate Spending in Political Campaigns

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    This has been a tough ass week for the Liberals.
    LOL, that it has.

    Healthcare, cap and trade, global warming, McCain-Feingold, Republicans in Massachusetts, the TSA guy, mass chaos in the party......

    House of cards.

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    Re: Supreme Court Overturns Limits on Corporate Spending in Political Campaigns

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    And death to US democracy. So when is the new Senator for Bank of America going to take his seat?
    So, you think it's ok for George Soros, who isn't even an American citizen, can pump billions of dollars into American politics, through non-profit orgs, but American owned, operated and based companies shouldn't be able to do that?
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    Re: Supreme Court Overturns Limits on Corporate Spending in Political Campaigns

    There is our own thread about this in the news blogs forum. FYI

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/breaki...post1058500307

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    Re: Supreme Court Overturns Limits on Corporate Spending in Political Campaigns

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    So, you think it's ok for George Soros, who isn't even an American citizen, can pump billions of dollars into American politics, through non-profit orgs, but American owned, operated and based companies shouldn't be able to do that?
    Soros is a naturalized American citizen. Isn't that the same status that Arnold holds?
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    Re: Supreme Court Overturns Limits on Corporate Spending in Political Campaigns

    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post
    Yes. He's a hard core liberal masquerading as a centrist.

    This is good news that the government cannot stop companies from their right to free speech.
    It's not so much about left or right so much as it is about having a consistent philosophy beyond "SOMEONE DID SOMETHING THAT OUTRAGES ME THEY SHOULD GO TO JAIL AND BE KILLED."
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    Re: Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Section of McCain-Feingold

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
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    Good news for free speech advocates, bad news for liberals (and McCain).

    Let's hope this ridiculous law continues to be gutted.
    It's a fair ruling, but it still doesn't bode well for the balance of power in politics.

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    Re: Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Section of McCain-Feingold

    Quote Originally Posted by Orius View Post
    It's a fair ruling, but it still doesn't bode well for the balance of power in politics.
    How do you figure? Big corporations are already able to spend as much money as they want doing whatever they want. The only difference is that now there aren't as many hoops to jump through in terms of organization.
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