Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Citizens United v. Fed Election Commission

The landmark decision by the United States Supreme court that the McCain-Feingold act violated free speech was un-presidented ruling that infuriate liberals to no end.

It allows Corporations, millionaires and Unions to donate money, sometimes millions of it to help elect their Candidate.
In his 2010 State of the Union address, Obama said of the decision:

"Last week, the Supreme Court reversed a century of law to open the floodgates for special interests, including foreign corporations, to spend without limit in our elections. Well I don't think American elections should be bankrolled by America's most powerful interests, or worse, by foreign entities."

Now we do know that foreign corporations cannot spend without limits. That was upheld.
But now comes a twist to the Presidents remarks on special interest, and I am sure Obama is not saying the same thing today.

A report out by the Associated Press yesterday said Multimillionaire George Soros' contributed $1 million to the advocacy group America Votes and another $1 million pledge to American Bridge 21st Century, an outside "super" political committee supportive of Obama's campaign. 

"As he has in the past, George is focusing his political giving in 2012 on grassroots organizing and holding conservatives accountable for the flawed policies they promote," Soros adviser Michael Vachon said

Flawed policies? Does Vachon mean Capitalism?

"Thanks to investments by progressive leaders like Mr. Soros, we have been able to build a cutting-edge organization that we will continue to build upon in order to keep providing effective and efficient services to the progressive movement," said David Brock, American Bridge's founder.

Oh the Hypocrisy of the left!

So far, GOP super PACs have outraised their Democratic counterparts by tens of millions of dollars.  

So if a liberal/progressive ever rants about McCain-Feingold act and the SCOTUS decision of it, you can slam them with this. They've got no complaints any longer.

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