Monday October 29, 2012, 12:33 pm
When the fascist five trashed the Constitution in an attempt to hand our electoral process to the 1%, they said that there were rules that would prevent Citizens United from corrupting the system. I strongly suspect that, even when they said it, they knew it was not true, because the Republican Party cares nothing whatsoever for rules. To understand this, letís examine what is happening to a state with a history of clean elections.
Monday October 29, 2012, 6:06 pm
I know that it is too late for the 2012 election, but the IRS has to do a complete investigation into all of these so-called social welfare non profits, starting with those that are associated with the Republican/Teabaggers. There are enough unemployed police officers who, I'm sure, would love the opportunity to assist the IRS in the investigation so that there could action before the 2014 mid terms, and certainly the 2016 presidential elections. If the US wants to show the UN that it is serious about getting at the corruption that is now rampant in the US elections, this would be a good place to start. But it can't stop there. Progressive justices must be appointed to SCOTUS, election processes reviewed and reformed for fairer, more meaningful elections, and campaign finance regulations reformed to take the big money and corruption out of elections. Wouldn't that be a great thing to see accomplished!
Monday October 29, 2012, 8:38 pm
I just don't understand HOW the Supreme Court could allow the CEOs and managers of corporations use shareholder money to buy elections, and without the approval of their employees. What am I missing here?!!! This sounds like the ultimate way to corrupt our Democracy.
Tuesday October 30, 2012, 12:34 am
Excellent article TC - how I do hope that those files discovered in a Meth house bring some (if not all) of these corrupt b*****ds down! The comments on PP were priceless! I too never understood how anyone could approve of the Citizens United perversion of law and order - then I remembered - no-one who approved it could have ever have believed it - it was cynical corruption.
Tuesday October 30, 2012, 4:11 am
TomCat, your comment that the republicans care nothing about the rules the first thing that came to mind is that President Obama is a perfect example of a president who circumvents our Constitution. There's nothing anywhere, no documents, to support your statement that the republicans care nothing about the rules.
Tuesday October 30, 2012, 1:12 pm
Time to return to 1 Person = 1 Vote.......I don't care what people might say, but when some citizens can put so much money into an election they are buying votes and usually through lies......
As for Dianne O, wonder if she can tell us how President Obama has lied and or circumvented our Constitution........or is she too busy just listening to Rush and Sean on Faux Propoganda to think about what she spews on c2.....
Tuesday October 30, 2012, 1:25 pm
Diane O. it sounds like you have your head in the sand when it comes to your own party. They do not play by the rules, Rules be Damned. There must be some part of you that knows this, but either you are in deep denial, OR you are a paid schill for the GOP. I suspect the latter.
Tuesday October 30, 2012, 5:51 pm
Thanks Tom for the post. Citizens Untied must be overturned. The White house needs to be occupied by Democrats for the next eight years. a democratic majority in the house this year or in 2014 and have a democratic majority in the Senate, or this country is going to be in deep DO-DO. Read and noted.
Tuesday October 30, 2012, 10:01 pm
Diane--Given the Rove money just this week that matches Soros for a far longer time period (and no Koch brothers or any of the lengthy list that has been in the news as the biggest money nationally or in Montana for local, etc.), one might well argue that you are on Ms. Palin's bridge and should do some unbiased research into who is putting how much money anywhere in the elections (understanding that Rove and others are striving to avoid disclosing the who donated)--I'd love to see you present such a list instead of a lone name that probably would prove to be unrepresentative.
Tuesday October 30, 2012, 10:09 pm
The list of cities, counties and states passing resolutions supporting this amendment effort continues to grow--NJ (GOP Governor Christie) is the most recent. The list of organizations supporting it keeps growing, too, and includes nonpartisan organizations that have never endorsed a candidate for any office like Common Cause. Treating this as a partisan effort suggests a consensus that one's own preferred candidate may benefit most by not having the amendment.
Wednesday October 31, 2012, 7:33 am
Thanks everyone, except the troll that claims my statement that Republicans do not care about the rules is out of line, despite thorough documentation in my article.