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Grass-Roots Activists and Bloggers Brace for New Regulation [McCain gunning for the Net]
Newsmax ^ | 3/23/06 | Jason Barnes

Posted on 03/23/2006 7:14:40 PM PST by defenderSD

Edited on 03/23/2006 7:36:44 PM PST by Jim Robinson. [history]

They are two of America's free, unregulated voices of political activism but a gathering storm of Washington regulation threatens to stifle them forever.

Grass-roots activists and Internet bloggers, who largely escaped the restrictions of the 2002 McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform act, are the targets of a looming, two-pronged government assault which aims to lasso and corral the last wild mustangs on the political range.

Regulating Grass-Roots Activists

The Senate is scheduled to debate lobbying reform shortly after it returns from this week's recess. While most congressional attention has focused on measures aimed at traditional lobbyists and lawmakers, there also have been attempts to impose restrictive new rules on grass-roots lobbying organizations.

Senators John McCain, R-Ariz., and Joe Lieberman, D-Conn., are pushing a proposal to require these organizations to register and to report to Congress on their activities. Failure to comply would result in civil or criminal penalties.

The proposal has grass-roots organizations understandably nervous. Using direct mail, phone banks and the Internet, these groups hail from all points on the political compass and portray themselves, not always accurately, as outsiders to the Washington scene.

The underlying goal for every grass-roots operation is to mobilize an army of citizen activists to support their pet issues. Typically, they encourage the bombardment of congressional offices with constituent communications. Alerted and prodded, citizen activists daily send thousands of letters, e-mails, faxes and phone calls to Congress.

Occasionally, these efforts make life exceedingly difficult for congressional interns and lowly staffers charged with responding to each communication.

However, they also inform lawmakers about issues which engage their constituents' support and opposition – if by no other measure than the sheer volume of constituent contacts.

McCain's proposal defines grass-roots lobbying broadly. He wants to regulate "any attempt to influence the general public ... to engage in lobbying contacts, whether or not those contacts were made on behalf of a client." In a rare bit of leniency, he exempts attempts to influence fewer than 500 people.

Opponents put it more bluntly. "Basically, it tells groups that if they want to petition Congress in any significant way, they have to tell Congress about it first," explained Jason Wright, executive director of LobbySense, an ad-hoc coalition formed to oppose the McCain proposal.

"If you want to attack a lawmaker's proposal, you have to tell them you're going to attack them before you do it," he continued, ‘and you have to provide the details of how you're going to solicit support, too.

"The more folks outside the beltway bubble learn about the anti-grass-roots provisions of this bill ... the more outraged they become. This issue is igniting and uniting grass-roots activists like few ever have."

Reformers say the bill is aimed at stopping so-called "astro-turfing;" the use of grass-roots marketing techniques by major trade associations and lobbying firms without an explicitly stated connection to the effort. McCain and Lieberman argue that these tactics are dishonest and prone to abuse. Some charge that embattled lobbyist Jack Abramoff covertly used the "astro-turfing" loophole to spend money from casino-operating Indian tribes on anti-gambling campaigns against competing tribes.

But opponents are undeterred. "I don't know enough about the Abramoff situation," said LobbySense's Wright, "but I do know how most grass-roots lobbying firms work, and there's nothing untoward about those operations.

"Look - there are laws on the books that took care of Abramoff. He's going to jail. We're not against punishing the bad guys. We're against re-defining who the bad guys are."

Bloggers – The Second Front

The House, meanwhile, is considering the Online Freedom of Speech Act proposed by Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, The "blogger protection bill," as it is known in some circles, simply codifies the current status of Internet bloggers. Senators Tom Coburn, R-Okla., and Harry Reid, D-Nev., are co-sponsoring a similar bill in the Senate.

Blogger-backers believe the bills are necessary because the Federal Election Commission is considering whether to apply the rules of McCain-Feingold to Internet communications. In fact, FEC Chairman Michael Toner delayed a long-awaited decision on the matter until the end of March to allow the House to consider Hensarling's bill.

Given Toner's public support for the measure, bloggers believe the delay was a warning. "It couldn't be more clear," wrote Michael Krempasky, one of the founders of Red State, a popular conservative blog. "Pass [this bill] or face regulations on the Internet, period."

Instead, the House passed on the opportunity to vote on the bill. It was held up in committee. At present, it does not appear that it will pass before the FEC decision. A staffer in Hensarling's office told NewsMax they anticipate floor debate sometime during the week of March 28, but it's still unclear whether it will pass at that point.

All this uncertainty has bloggers right and left in full activist mode and has made for some strange bedfellows. Markos Zuniga, founder of the ultra-liberal Daily Kos blog, has teamed with Krempasky to organize bi-partisan support for the bill. In an open letter to Congress, the unlikely duo explained why there is no need for campaign-finance reform on the Internet.

"While wealth allows a campaign or large donor to dominate the available space on TV or in print," they wrote, "there is no mechanism on the Internet by which entities can use wealth or organizational strength to crowd out or silence other speakers." They argue that the Internet is an equal playing field where anyone can start a Web site and "content is king."

Traditional media organizations have come out in favor of increased regulation. "It is imperative," wrote the New York Times in an editorial, "that the courageous lawmakers who supported the McCain-Feingold reform law four years ago stand together against making the Internet a cornucopia of political corruption."

Rep. Mike Conaway, R-Texas, countered, "A better argument for the New York Times would be to tell America that they really want to end political conversation on the Internet to resurrect their power over political commentary."

Some congressional opponents are pushing an alternative bill which bloggers say does not provide them with enough protection. Rep. Tom Allen, D-Maine, admitted as much on the Hill. "They might well have to file," Allen said of sites like Daily Kos and Red State, "but that's the whole point."

Ulterior Motives

Grass-roots activists and bloggers insist there is little, if any, corruption in their respective and often overlapping realms. They ascribe ulterior, more sinister, motives to their would-be regulators. Zuniga believes they are motivated by a desire to quash grass-roots media because sites like Daily Kos and Red State threaten traditional bases of power. That belief is essentially the thesis for "Crashing the Gates," his new book and first foray into traditional publishing.

Zuniga reserves his strongest venom for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. "This is intended to squash citizen media," he said. "Pelosi and company are complicit, no matter how much they lie about their intentions."

Wright believes at least one of the would-be regulators is animated by revenge. "John McCain has real issues with the grassroots," he explained. "This spans back to 2000 and I think he still holds a grudge against grass-roots America. "I've heard rumors saying Senators are for this because they say they're tired of hearing from these grass-roots groups," he said.

"We have the right to annoy the hell out of them, as does every single citizen in the United States. They serve us - we don't serve them!" he added.

Richard Vigurie, a pioneer in grass-roots lobbying, finds still other motives. "Washington is about power," he wrote in an op-ed piece for the Washington Times. "Those who have power fear losing it ... Independent grass-roots causes inherently threaten incumbents' power by empowering citizens." As a result, he argues that grass-roots reform is an attempt to "pre-empt critics," making grass-roots lobbying more difficult and protecting vested power.

The Ultimate Destination?

In the absence of a crystal ball, it is unclear where either of these proposals will end. Wright believes the Senate will reject the McCain proposal, but he's not willing to pronounce the bill dead just yet.

Blogger opinions are mixed on the ultimate outcome of the bill which targets them. Brad Smith, a former chairman of the FEC and frequent blogger on Red State, says bloggers are winning, but others are less optimistic, pointing out that Congress already has had ample opportunity to protect bloggers but declined to do so.

One thing is certain - there will be a constitutional courtroom clash if either regulation comes down on grass-roots activists or bloggers. Grass-roots activists and bloggers hope it never gets to that point, so they are doing their best to persuade lawmakers to their side. In so doing, they are using the very methods that might become highly regulated or illegal in just a few months.

In an ironic twist, Zuniga concluded his rant against Pelosi by listing her office phone number and urging readers to contact her office. Six months from now, he might have to file not just one but two reports with Congress for permission to speak his mind in such a manner - one for his role as a blogger and yet another, as a grass-roots lobbyist communicating his message to over 500 citizens.


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Hey all you senators and congresscritters. Stop trying to silence us. If you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen. There are other career opportunities for you.
1 posted on 03/23/2006 7:14:42 PM PST by defenderSD
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To: All

This situation is worse than I thought. We all have to get cracking on this issue and defend our 1st amendment rights.


2 posted on 03/23/2006 7:17:24 PM PST by defenderSD ( Wishing, hoping, and praying that Saddam will not nuke us is not a national security policy.)
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To: defenderSD

Another violation of our 1st amendment rights these clowns are trying to take away.


3 posted on 03/23/2006 7:20:30 PM PST by sgtbono2002
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To: defenderSD

It's the liberals' fault, they wanted this stupid, unconstitutional law, and now they've ruined it for both us and them.


4 posted on 03/23/2006 7:20:36 PM PST by The Old Hoosier (Right makes might.)
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To: freepatriot32
ping

action called for

on free speach

5 posted on 03/23/2006 7:21:39 PM PST by winston2 (In matters of necessity let there be unity, in matters of doubt liberty, and in all things charity:)
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To: defenderSD

what is the bill # and who is the sponsor(s)?


6 posted on 03/23/2006 7:24:25 PM PST by o_zarkman44 (ELECT SOME WORKERS AND REMOVE THE JERKERS!!)
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To: The Old Hoosier

I sense that Bush signed CFR because he wanted McCain's support on other issues, but I have no idea how the SCOTUS could possibly say that McCain Feingold is constitutional. That decision still floors me. We've got to get moving here; I admit that I haven't been following this closely enough and it's a much more serious threat than I thought. I'm gonna contact my congressman, Trent Franks, tomorrow and urge him to vote for the Blogger Protection bill.


7 posted on 03/23/2006 7:26:41 PM PST by defenderSD ( Wishing, hoping, and praying that Saddam will not nuke us is not a national security policy.)
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To: defenderSD

it figures that McCain is behind this. he knows the supreme court will back him up like they did the campaign finance blastphemy.


8 posted on 03/23/2006 7:27:48 PM PST by o_zarkman44 (ELECT SOME WORKERS AND REMOVE THE JERKERS!!)
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To: o_zarkman44

I'll have to look that up for you. It should be somewhere in the long thread from last night started by Jim Robinson. If you search Jim's posts you'll find a long one with over 1,000 replies from last night.


9 posted on 03/23/2006 7:28:07 PM PST by defenderSD ( Wishing, hoping, and praying that Saddam will not nuke us is not a national security policy.)
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To: defenderSD

Get the emails off to your Senators and Representatives!


10 posted on 03/23/2006 7:28:23 PM PST by jazusamo (Excuse me Helen, I'm answering your first accusation. - President Bush)
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To: o_zarkman44

I'm not so sure the SCOTUS would approve restrictions on bloggers, but I don't want this to go that far! That's the last hurdle in the path to regulation. With Roberts and Alito on the court this regulation would probably be struck down, but I don't want to see if go that far.


11 posted on 03/23/2006 7:29:47 PM PST by defenderSD ( Wishing, hoping, and praying that Saddam will not nuke us is not a national security policy.)
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To: The Old Hoosier
It's the liberals' fault, they wanted this stupid, unconstitutional law, and now they've ruined it for both us and them.

Yep. And let us not forget that many of those liberals are the Republicans who helped pass it- and sadly, also signed it into law.

But now we have a new court. Is there hope yet?

12 posted on 03/23/2006 7:31:05 PM PST by ovrtaxt (Join the FR folding team!! http://vspx27.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/main.py?qtype=teampage&teamnum=36120)
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To: o_zarkman44; MNJohnnie
Here a post by MNJohnnie that's got the numbers.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1601431/posts?page=3#3
13 posted on 03/23/2006 7:33:48 PM PST by jazusamo (Excuse me Helen, I'm answering your first accusation. - President Bush)
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To: defenderSD
As as I am concerned, the regulations don't exist. Come and arrest me, you fascist jack-booted thugs.

(Denny Crane: "I Don't Want To Socialize With A Pinko Liberal Democrat Commie. Say What You Like About Republicans. We Stick To Our Convictions. Even When We Know We're Dead Wrong.")

14 posted on 03/23/2006 7:35:26 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: defenderSD

we thought McCain Feingold campaign finance reform would be struck down as well and it didn't happen. This cannot be allowed to leave congress. We need to target the sponsors with threats of a voter uprising from their respective states. We have to mobilize the people to get the message out and quickly.
As was stated in the article in this context........the government is there to serve the people, not the people there to serve the government.


15 posted on 03/23/2006 7:36:03 PM PST by o_zarkman44 (ELECT SOME WORKERS AND REMOVE THE JERKERS!!)
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To: o_zarkman44
Yep. Its time to engage in MASS CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE. That's the way to gum up the works. Like I said, if they want to silence us, they're going to have to arrest people. We will NOT do their dirty work for them.

(Denny Crane: "I Don't Want To Socialize With A Pinko Liberal Democrat Commie. Say What You Like About Republicans. We Stick To Our Convictions. Even When We Know We're Dead Wrong.")

16 posted on 03/23/2006 7:37:53 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: defenderSD
The High Court has been wrong before. We have two new members and the real potential of a third newbee before the president's term is up.
McCain Feingold will not stand.
17 posted on 03/23/2006 7:39:31 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: defenderSD
Political speech gets the highest level of protection of all forms of speech. There is no way that this could survive a First Amendment challenge.

Screw the MSM, the horse they rode in on, and the monopoly on information that McCain is trying to give them. The MSM is NOT a constituency.

18 posted on 03/23/2006 7:41:34 PM PST by Gordongekko909 (I know. Let's cut his WHOLE BODY off.)
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To: defenderSD

BUMP


19 posted on 03/23/2006 7:44:39 PM PST by kitkat (Democrats: Millions for politics, but not one cent for national defense.)
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To: defenderSD
It's time for the second amendment to protect the first, just as the founders planned.
20 posted on 03/23/2006 7:45:13 PM PST by hang 'em (Nuke the Moose.)
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To: Gordongekko909
Why doesn't this regulate the "news" orgs?

They are political orgs, with political operatives threatening politicians with smears if they don't vote a certain way, and giving them good press if they do vote their way.

That sounds like lobbying to me.
21 posted on 03/23/2006 7:49:00 PM PST by roses of sharon
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To: defenderSD
They can go to Hell.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

My blog is mine. It is the Internet-accessable expression of my Constitutional right, recognized by the First Amendment. Free Republic is the same.

No legislation is needed. Indeed, any legislation to "protect" my right to speak is probably itself Unconstitutional.

I am not about to file any @#$@#$ reports to the #$@$ Federal Government about my First Amendment rights.

22 posted on 03/23/2006 7:52:05 PM PST by filbert (More filbert at http://www.medary.com)
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To: defenderSD
Money is not corrupt. The corruption is in the halls of congress. Do not punish the citizens for the crimes perpetrated by corrupt politicians. Catch the bastards taking the bribes and lock them up!

What part of the first amendment do these a-holes not understand?!!

We're bugging them? That's it. Time to get on the phones faxes, email and snail mail. Pour it on!!
23 posted on 03/23/2006 7:52:08 PM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: defenderSD


This is why i will never, EVER vote for mccain. I don't give a damn if hillary is his opponent, i will never vote for this free speech limiting ego maniac.


24 posted on 03/23/2006 7:57:28 PM PST by SDGOP
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To: o_zarkman44

Vote against every incumbent and put the bastards where they belong-- on the unemployment line-- and start all over again with a whole new house, a 33% new senate, and a firm realization among the other two-thirds of the turds that they are certain, absolutely certain, to be out of work in two or four years. Get rid of these freeloaders and brigands; get rid of them all and without exception! Harsh words follow with respect to the lower and lowest houses.


25 posted on 03/23/2006 7:58:10 PM PST by mathurine (ua)
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To: defenderSD

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1601416/posts


I like Jim Rob's take on it.


26 posted on 03/23/2006 8:01:22 PM PST by Just Lori (To everything, there is a season.........Ecclesiastes, 3:1-8)
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To: defenderSD
Traditional media organizations have come out in favor of increased regulation. "It is imperative," wrote the New York Times in an editorial, "that the courageous lawmakers who supported the McCain-Feingold reform law four years ago stand together against making the Internet a cornucopia of political corruption."

This is revolting. Corrupt politicians and the dino media tired of being exposed as total frauds, so why not just snip away at that pesky first amendment (after nonstop attempts to destroy the 2nd)? This is a huge wake-up call.

27 posted on 03/23/2006 8:02:29 PM PST by M203M4
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To: defenderSD; Jim Robinson
Senators John McCain, R-Ariz., and Joe Lieberman, D-Conn., are pushing a proposal to require these organizations to register and to report to Congress on their activities. Failure to comply would result in civil or criminal penalties.

Ok, I did not know about this part. McCain and Lieberman are treasonous scum.

As usual, Jim Robinson is right and I am wrong.

28 posted on 03/23/2006 8:02:39 PM PST by staytrue
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To: o_zarkman44
we thought McCain Feingold campaign finance reform would be struck down as well and it didn't happen. This cannot be allowed to leave congress.

Why didn't Bush veto that thing? Could he give Americans their Free Speech rights back by executive order?

29 posted on 03/23/2006 8:07:06 PM PST by Jim_Curtis
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To: mathurine
the Online Freedom of Speech Act proposed by Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, The "blogger protection bill," as it is known in some circles, simply codifies the current status of Internet bloggers. Senators Tom Coburn, R-Okla., and Harry Reid, D-Nev., are co-sponsoring a similar bill in the Senate

You might want to keep these guys and anyone else who supports this except for reid who should be tossed for other reasons.

30 posted on 03/23/2006 8:10:31 PM PST by staytrue
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To: Jim_Curtis

I don't think CFR applies to this. CFR has passed a long time ago and to date there is no effect on FR, DU, or other internet sites. The mccain/lieberman proposal is the one that should be shot down along with any new FEC ruling that CFR applies to the internet.


31 posted on 03/23/2006 8:12:56 PM PST by staytrue
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To: staytrue
We will definitely NOT do that. If we have to shut down FR and reopen outside the country, so be it. But we will never register and report on our activities to Congress. Its NONE of the politicians' business what organizations do or don't do in the way of speech and political activities.

(Denny Crane: "I Don't Want To Socialize With A Pinko Liberal Democrat Commie. Say What You Like About Republicans. We Stick To Our Convictions. Even When We Know We're Dead Wrong.")

32 posted on 03/23/2006 8:18:29 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: defenderSD; Jim Robinson

This is a bluff. They're going after money in the form of taxation. They want to tax us into silence.


33 posted on 03/23/2006 8:20:12 PM PST by bd476
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To: defenderSD

Term Limits


34 posted on 03/23/2006 8:22:29 PM PST by joesnuffy (A camel once bit our sister..but we knew just what to do...we gathered rocks and squashed her!)
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To: Jim_Curtis
Why didn't Bush veto that thing? Could he give Americans their Free Speech rights back by executive order?

Because having McKrazy an enemy would have been a big pain in the @ss. I suppose President Bush thought the SCOTUS would knockdown the BS McCain-Feingold.

If I recall correctly, McCain-Feingold barely passed 5 to 4. This illegal law may not be able to stand another challenge with Alito and Roberts on the Supreme Court.

35 posted on 03/23/2006 8:25:12 PM PST by demlosers
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To: Jim Robinson
When tyrants get control of the government by force of guns, they will say that there are too many guns in the land, and take away the guns ... of those who would oppose them.

When dishonest politicians get control of the government by force of corruption and bribery, they will say that there is too much money in politics, and take away the money ... of those who would oppose them.

When evil gains control by lies, the evil will say there is too much unfair, unbalanced and biased speech in the land, and take away the free speech ... of those who would oppose them.

When guns and money and free speech are outlawed, it is not just the outlaw who will still have guns and money and speech ... it is also the evil, the corrupt and the tyrant.

36 posted on 03/23/2006 8:28:40 PM PST by ThePythonicCow (The biggest Lie of all: that we are the Master of Knowledge.)
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To: goldstategop

Mccain/lieberman has a long way to go before becoming law.


37 posted on 03/23/2006 8:29:36 PM PST by staytrue
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To: defenderSD

I must be having a bad dream. 30 day shutdown? What's next, no free speech on the web. THIS IS BULL CRAP!


38 posted on 03/23/2006 8:30:49 PM PST by Blowtorch
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To: demlosers
If I recall correctly, McCain-Feingold barely passed 5 to 4.

And in the Senate I think it was the usual suspect RINOs that joined the 'rats so there was no fear of a veto.

Bush needs to set this thing right...and now.

39 posted on 03/23/2006 8:39:16 PM PST by Jim_Curtis
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To: Jim_Curtis
"Why didn't Bush veto that thing?"

That's the $64,000 question. Huge mistake.

40 posted on 03/23/2006 8:40:23 PM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: defenderSD

JOHN MCCAIN GOT FUNDS FROM GEORGE SOROS

the article below might give you some more insight ,the website this article is posted to is david horowitz's, and the author is Richard Poe. remember him? JIM ROBINSON wrote the forward for his book "Hillary's Secret War"



John McCain Gets Soros Cash
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1360852/posts

Senator John McCain's Reform Institute has suffered some bad press recently due to its involvement in an influence-peddling scandal with Cablevision. As usual, however, mainstream media have failed to go to the root of the matter.

Founded on June 26, 2001, McCain's Reform Institute for Campaign and Election Issues has long served as a nerve center for the so-called "campaign finance reform" movement – a movement which has done nothing to clean up campaign finance, but has done a great deal to empower federal judges and government bureaucrats to regulate political speech, in defiance of the Bill of Rights.

Now here's the kicker. The list of donors published on the Reform Institute's Web site reads like a veritable Who's Who of radical, leftwing foundations, including the Tides Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Proteus Fund and George Soros' Open Society Institute. (hat tip, Winfield Myers)

Not surprisingly, in view of the above associations, Arianna Huffington serves on the Reform Institute's Advisory Board. Huffington has long acted as a front for George Soros' "campaign finance reform" efforts. In 2000, she organized the so-called Shadow Conventions which provided John McCain with a bully pulpit to stump for his now-infamous McCain-Feingold Act. George Soros shouldered about one third of the cost of the Shadow Conventions.


41 posted on 03/23/2006 8:48:24 PM PST by Stellar Dendrite (UAE-- Funds HAMAS and CAIR, check my homepage [UPDATED FREQUENTLY])
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To: defenderSD

McCain's proposal defines grass-roots lobbying broadly. He wants to regulate "any attempt to influence the general public

Is he INSANE? I wonder, how many phone calls it would take to shut down the Senate phone system?


42 posted on 03/23/2006 8:55:09 PM PST by Valin (Purple Fingers Rule!)
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To: staytrue

Well if you're not doing anything wrong why would you have a problem with this?
/Worldclass sarcasm


43 posted on 03/23/2006 8:59:54 PM PST by Valin (Purple Fingers Rule!)
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To: Stellar Dendrite

Tides Foundation, isn't that Teresa Kerry's?


44 posted on 03/23/2006 9:01:53 PM PST by Valin (Purple Fingers Rule!)
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To: defenderSD

Is McCain in the Republican party or the NAZI party?


45 posted on 03/23/2006 9:06:30 PM PST by Jimbaugh (Fear the Base !!!)
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To: abbi_normal_2; adam_az; Alamo-Girl; Alas; alfons; alphadog; AMDG&BVMH; amom; AndreaZingg; ...
rare double ping to both my lists

"We have the right to annoy the hell out of them, as does every single citizen in the United States. They serve us - we don't serve them!"

bears repeating and we have got to do sometihng this election year to make sure they never forget that if an incumbent is running in your district vote against them(preferably libertarian) if no one is running against your incumbent run against them.(again preferably As libertarian)

now if you wanto contact nancy pelosi i have provided all her publicly available contact info for her officethat is all on her government run website paid for by you the taxpayers below and as you can see i have provided her fax number. But I must warn you if you are considering sending multiple black faxes from public fax machines that cant be directly traced back to you easily(an all black piece of paper through the fax lines which uses up almost all ink in a fax machine quickly causing loss of money and time from having to change ink every few minutes instead of days ) I must and I repeat must discourage you from doing so. So please dont even consider doing that ever we are better then that and should show the respect to nancys office that it deserves

Web Site: www.house.gov/pelosi E-mail: sf.nancy@mail.house.gov Washington Office: 2371 RHOB Washington, D.C. 20515-0508 Phone: (202) 225-4965 Fax: (202) 225-8259 Main District Office: 450 Golden Gate Ave., Burton Fed. Bldg. San Francisco, CA 94102 Phone: (415) 556-4862 Fax: (415) 861-1670

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46 posted on 03/23/2006 9:09:40 PM PST by freepatriot32 (Holding you head high & voting Libertarian is better then holding your nose and voting republican)
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To: jan in Colorado
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47 posted on 03/23/2006 9:25:55 PM PST by jan in Colorado (Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum (If you wish for peace, prepare for war.))
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To: goldstategop
Yep. Its time to engage in MASS CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE. That's the way to gum up the works. Like I said, if they want to silence us, they're going to have to arrest people.

Preach it, brother! Move the servers off-shore, flip two big insolent birdies to McCain, Liberman, Pelosi, Feingold, Bush and the Supreme Court, and carry on as before. We must never knuckle under to this fascist outrage.

-ccm

48 posted on 03/23/2006 9:31:56 PM PST by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order)
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To: defenderSD

bump4later


49 posted on 03/23/2006 9:40:58 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly.)
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To: defenderSD
"This situation is worse than I thought. We all have to get cracking on this issue and defend our 1st amendment rights."

Those rights were sold out back in '02 with the stroke of The President's pen.

50 posted on 03/23/2006 9:48:44 PM PST by KoRn
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