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Bloggers from both sides oppose FEC regulations (FEC Might Limit Web Free Speech)
Washington Times ^ | March 22, 2006 | Eric Pfeiffer

Posted on 03/22/2006 4:36:06 AM PST by PJ-Comix

Conservative and liberal bloggers both worry their freedom of speech is threatened by proposed campaign-finance rules that seek to regulate online political speech.

The Federal Election Commission is expected tomorrow to outline rules that could limit political Web logs and e-mail solicitations and would be similar to campaign-finance laws that apply to more traditional advocacy groups, such as the AFL-CIO and the National Rifle Association.

(Excerpt) Read more at insider.washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: fec; johnmccain; russfeingold
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This is why John McCain MUST NEVER be nominated for President. He is the co-sponsor (with that LOON, Feingold) of the McCain-Feingold Campaign "Reform" Law, the WORST piece of legislation in years.
1 posted on 03/22/2006 4:36:07 AM PST by PJ-Comix
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To: PJ-Comix

McCain is nutz.


2 posted on 03/22/2006 4:41:49 AM PST by isthisnickcool (Jack Bauer: "By the time I'm finished with you you're going to wish you felt this good again".)
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I agree with you that CFR is a bad law. However no one has tried to change it, Why is that? Why havent feingold and McCain triesd to fine tune it. My belief is that many in Congress like it the way it is, They approve of having our Constitutional Rights Impaired.

Oh they make a big deal out of the Patriot Act for political purposes, but CFR is much worse than the patriot act for taking away Americans rights.


3 posted on 03/22/2006 4:42:24 AM PST by sgtbono2002
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I hope that JimRob has a BACKUP server for the FR in the Bahamas or someplace else offshore.


4 posted on 03/22/2006 4:44:25 AM PST by PJ-Comix ((Join the DUmmie FUnnies PING List for the FUNNIEST Blog on the Web)
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Very cynical take comparing McCain-Feingold with the PATRIOT Act, but you're DEAD ON. And ultimately President Bush is responsible for both.

I don't mind the PA, but McCain-Feingold is the single biggest leap of hypocrisy and assault on one of our basic freedoms ever foisted on us by other "Americans".

5 posted on 03/22/2006 4:57:41 AM PST by manwiththehands (Islam is as Islam does. Islam is as Islam allows.)
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...McCain-Feingold Campaign "Reform" Law, the WORST piece of legislation in years.

I'd say the Kelo decision is right up there. Worse, IMHO, though the two go rather well hand in hand...

FMCDH(BITS)

6 posted on 03/22/2006 5:18:13 AM PST by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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This is why John McCain MUST NEVER be nominated for President. He is the co-sponsor (with that LOON, Feingold) of the McCain-Feingold Campaign "Reform" Law
. . . and when it was pointed out that McCain-Feingold hadn't contained campaign finance but just produced other loophole-seeking behavior and distortions in 2004, McCain had the nerve to assert that the law has to be strengthened!

McCain-Feingold is terrible law, because it explicitly gives journalists rights distinct from those of the people. The First Amendment does not allow that.

O'Connor was part of the 5-4 SCOTUS majority that OKed McCain-Feingold and, please God, that ruling will be overturned root and branch.


7 posted on 03/22/2006 5:41:27 AM PST by conservatism_IS_compassion (The idea around which liberalism coheres is that NOTHING actually matters but PR.)
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To: conservatism_IS_compassion; Jim Robinson; Spiff; M. Thatcher; Fledermaus; Congressman Billybob; ...

ping


8 posted on 03/23/2006 7:51:53 AM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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How do you regulate free speech?

McCain reminds me of the character Capt. Queeg in the movie and book "The Caine Mutiny". He appears to have a few screws loose.


9 posted on 03/23/2006 7:53:48 AM PST by Supernatural (Ea wull staun ma groon, Staun ma groon al nae be afraid)
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To: nothingnew
Kelo is not legislation ~ it's an obiter dicta by 9 robed and hooded bandits on the USSC. On the other hand, McCain/Feingold IS legislation.

A cynical person might suggest that the place is getting long overdue for some kind of revolution.

10 posted on 03/23/2006 7:55:59 AM PST by muawiyah (-)
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To: Supernatural

How I Work

John McCain
U.S. Senator (R-Arizona)

EXCERPT

You lose battles in politics. I do get good and angry. Really angry! By God, I'm not going to let them beat me again. I don't like to lose. After the 2000 race for the presidential nomination, I spent at least ten days -- and in many ways it was the most wonderful experience of my life -- wallowing in self-pity. It was really fun. Freeing.

Then I just woke up and said it was time to get over this. The people you represent don't want you this way. You're still their Senator. And besides, America doesn't like sore losers. I also don't hold grudges. It's a waste of time. What's the point? Frankly, the sweetest revenge is success.

http://money.cnn.com/popups/2006/fortune/how_i_work/frameset.3.exclude.html


11 posted on 03/23/2006 7:57:06 AM PST by maggief (and the dessert cart rolls on ...)
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Amen. If McCain is nominated in 2008 I will not be voting that year.

There are 2 things of mine that you don't mess with. One is my gun safe and the other is telling me what I can say and think.

Nominating Bloomberg, Pataki or Guiliani also would convince me to stay home rather than voting.


12 posted on 03/23/2006 8:00:35 AM PST by noobiangod
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I really don't think McCain wants Internet speech shut down and I don't think there's a snowball in hell's chance of it happening.


13 posted on 03/23/2006 8:01:02 AM PST by zook
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Very cynical take comparing McCain-Feingold with the PATRIOT Act, but you're DEAD ON. And ultimately President Bush is responsible for both

Yawn, CFR was going to pass by override of a veto anyway.

Congress actually is the one that proposes legislation and CFR lays in the lap of mccain.

But nice try at Bush bashing.

14 posted on 03/23/2006 8:01:10 AM PST by Dane ( anyone who believes hillary would do something to stop illegal immigration is believing gibberish)
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The FEC was expected to publish its proposed Internet regulations yesterday on its Web site. However, the agenda item was listed as "submitted late." When The Washington Times contacted the FEC, it said the item is now scheduled to be posted this morning.
15 posted on 03/23/2006 8:01:59 AM PST by Mo1 ("Stupidity is also a gift from God, but it should not be abused." Pope John Paul II)
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It apparently wasn't so bad that it could draw out the Boy King's veto pen.


16 posted on 03/23/2006 8:02:09 AM PST by SteamshipTime
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To: Supernatural

Does McLame still think he's Luke Skywalker?


17 posted on 03/23/2006 8:05:02 AM PST by RasterMaster ("Bin Laden shows others the road to Paradise, but never offers to go along for the ride." GWB)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

BTTT


18 posted on 03/23/2006 8:09:00 AM PST by E.G.C.
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Clearly, McCain-Feingold violates the right of free speech under the Constitution. If The FEC rules that online commentary by indidviduals is to be suppressed during periods of electioneering, then Free Speech becomes an endangered right.

All of us need to speak out against this outrage!

19 posted on 03/23/2006 8:13:22 AM PST by afnamvet
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So why did the House delay its vote on Hensarling's bill? Do we know if McCain had anything to do with that?


20 posted on 03/23/2006 8:15:00 AM PST by defenderSD ( Wishing, hoping, and praying that Saddam will not nuke us is not a national security policy.)
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