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    Re: Harry Reid backs campaign spending amendment

    Quote Originally Posted by mtm1963 View Post
    it isn't really about the money, its about who gives the money.

    reid is a hypocrite.
    Name me one politician who isn't. Almost all of them are the "Do as I say and not as I do," type of political/elected leaders.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Harry Reid backs campaign spending amendment

    Quote Originally Posted by CalGun View Post
    Free speech is just that, free, and if you want to make sure its heard you have a right to make it so. If it is not heard due to government restriction then how is it free. I can't imagine any more right sacred in a free nation then being allowed to propel our message to as many as we want over politics.
    That didnt answer my question. If money is considered speech and spending money is considered speech. Do the rich have more free speech because they have more money?


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    Re: Harry Reid backs campaign spending amendment

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Spending money is a form of speech? So the rich have more "free speech" than the rest of us?
    So since Im too poor to own a newspaper, the New York Times has to refrain from any political commentary?

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    Re: Harry Reid backs campaign spending amendment

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    So since Im too poor to own a newspaper, the New York Times has to refrain from any political commentary?
    If you cant purchase it thats your problem. More money=more power to buy things and services. So are we saying that our elected officials are for sale?
    But simple question. Since money is considered free speech does that mean that the rich have more free speech?


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    Re: Harry Reid backs campaign spending amendment

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    Name me one politician who isn't. Almost all of them are the "Do as I say and not as I do," type of political/elected leaders.
    its the democrats running around going, OMG, OMG about citizens united, not the republicans.
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    Re: Harry Reid backs campaign spending amendment

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Read more: Harry Reid backs campaign spending amendment - Burgess Everett - POLITICO.com

    In my opinion one of the most important bills to reach the Senate floor. Its clear that we are becoming more and more an oligarchy (if we arent already there) and that money is buying our elections and our representatives. Unfortunately this is not likely to pass [/FONT][/COLOR]


    But Democrats believe the failed vote on the amendment, which needs the backing of 67 senators, will still pay dividends in the run-up to the midterm elections, painting Republicans as supporters of big money in politics and Democrats as on the side of ordinary voters.
    Blatant issue manipulation...

    Economy? Nope, we can't win on that.

    Minimum wage? Oops, failed in congress.

    Amnesty? Ah, er, um....yeah kind of regretting that "enemies" boast.

    Health care?


    So, lets create a new one, a wedges issue on a narrow and patently misleading "hoping to paint them..." is fraud, FFS, about campaign financing.

    AHh, Senator Reid? You've had a good many years to play this hand, including when you owned both houses there for two years...so about this Democrats saying Republicans are "playing politics" with the IRS scandal, Benghazi, etc., it is clearly and openly a fact now, that the reverse is and has been true...and you are now fighting for your own life there in liberal Nevada.


    These, progressives are slippery vermin. We have been hunting them in the Canadian wild for many decades. It they were as brave as wolf or as unrelenting as beaver they would be a force. Fortunately they are lazy.
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    Re: Harry Reid backs campaign spending amendment

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    If you cant purchase it thats your problem. More money=more power to buy things and services. So are we saying that our elected officials are for sale?
    But simple question. Since money is considered free speech does that mean that the rich have more free speech?
    Does the New York Times have more free speech than I do?

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    Re: Harry Reid backs campaign spending amendment

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    Does the New York Times have more free speech than I do?
    no..

    just a **** of a lot more power...
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    Re: Harry Reid backs campaign spending amendment

    Quote Originally Posted by mtm1963 View Post
    its the democrats running around going, OMG, OMG about citizens united, not the republicans.
    That doesn't bother me, and yes they are hypocrites for doing so since over the last couple of election cycles the Democrats has received far more money from corporations, Wall street, lobbyists, special interests etc.

    But I do think it is high time to get those out of the business of funding campaigns and having all of our elected leaders, both parties owing those moneyed folks big time for their election.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Harry Reid backs campaign spending amendment

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    That doesn't bother me, and yes they are hypocrites for doing so since over the last couple of election cycles the Democrats has received far more money from corporations, Wall street, lobbyists, special interests etc.

    But I do think it is high time to get those out of the business of funding campaigns and having all of our elected leaders, both parties owing those moneyed folks big time for their election.
    they are throwing money toward the ignorant easily manipulative voter.
    Go Vols

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