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Jon Huntsman for President
"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.
Left and right united in opposition to controversial SCOTUS decision - Yahoo! News
"A new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds that the vast majority of Americans are vehemently opposed to a recent Supreme Court ruling that opens the door for corporations, labor unions, and other organizations to spend money directly from their general funds to influence campaigns."
"Republicans, Democrats, and Independents were all near the same 80% opposition range. Specifically, 85% of Democrats, 81% of Independents, and 76% of Republicans opposed it. In short, "everyone hates" the ruling."
"The poll's findings could enhance the possibility of getting a broad range of support behind a movement in Congress to pass legislation that would offset the Court's decision"
One issue the the overwhelming number of Americans can agree on, imply put, this activist Supreme Court got this wrong.....way wrong.
I hope, for the sake of our country, that Congress DOES pass legislation to correct this.
Those of us that follow the Supreme Court saw this coming a mile away. Roberts and Alito both were extremely activist in the lower courts in advancing corporate interests over individuals. Roberts ruled in favor of corporations against individuals almost every time the issue was in front of him.
Hopefully Americans will open their eyes and begin to watch the actions of this Court more closely as a result of this outrageous decision.
Women (Nasty or otherwise) are going to be the reason that Donald Trump is NEVER President!
That's because most people are too stupid to understand the ruling in the first place. The vast majority think the SCOTUS decision allows companies to contribute directly to campaigns, which they can't.
I don't remember the outrage when the media bagged on Republicans up to and during the actual casting of votes for the past 40 years.
They can create their own commercials and advertisements supporting a candidate which amounts to the same thing.
One of you will end up here next!
Interesting, too, how unions are mentioned as the bad guy, as if there is somehow a difference between one special interest or another purchasing political power.
Sure, you can have free speech too, if you can afford it. The cost? Well, if you have to ask, then you can't afford it.
Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?
It's not enough that lobbyist can pay big bucks to influence legistlation but now thanks to the SC major corporations can "contribute" big bucks to directly from their own cauffers to any campaign race they want. Talk about captialism running amock!!
Mind you, I don't have a problem with capitalism or individuals contributing to public campaigns as long as they aren't doing so while holding a prominate position of influence within a major corporation. But when you allow big businesses to make such direct contributions...now you've opened the door to all sorts of questionable ethical and perhaps even illegal practises. Not a smart decision by the SCOTUS at all.
Last edited by Objective Voice; 02-18-10 at 11:41 AM.
One of you will end up here next!