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GOP to file suit to undo McCain rules
The Washington Times ^ | 11/13/08 | Ralph Hallow

Posted on 11/13/2008 5:10:54 AM PST by HastertFan

The Republican Party will file federal lawsuits Thursday seeking to overthrow the McCain-Feingold federal campaign finance regulations, Republican National Committee Chairman Robert M. "Mike" Duncan revealed Wednesday night at a private dinner with the nation's Republican governors.

The move is considered a slap in the face of the Republican Party's failed 2008 presidential candidate, Sen. John McCain of Arizona, who was dramatically outspent by Democrat Barack Obama, and of President Bush, who signed McCain-Feingold into law in 2002.

"We will bring two federal suits tomorrow to strengthen the Republican Party," Mr. Duncan told The Washington Times.

Mr. Duncan said one suit will be filed in the District of Columbia to strike down the soft-money ban that is the central tenet of the McCain-Feingold Act — formally known as the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002. "Soft money" is largely unrestricted contributions from wealthy individuals, corporations and labor unions.

The second suit will be in a Louisiana federal court to strike down the limits under the law Mr. McCain co-sponsored with Sen. Russ Feingold, Wisconsin Democrat, that control coordination between parties and their candidates.

"It prohibits us from spending over $84,000 in coordination with a candidate in a congressional race," Mr. Duncan said. "That means we have to find some group to raise and spend money but without any coordination" with the candidate, his campaign or the RNC.

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


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 110th; 2008; campaignfinance; cfr; democrats; dumbass; election; electionpresident; elections; epicfail; failure; gop; loser; mcbama; mccain; mccainfeingold; mccainsfailure; mccainsfolly; mccaintruthfile; mcqueeg; mikeduncan; rino; rnc; traitor; ussenate
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I have no problem with this, I only wish we did it a little sooner.
1 posted on 11/13/2008 5:10:55 AM PST by HastertFan
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To: HastertFan

Good idea. Slap McWhacked once for me as well.

While they are at it, they need to spearhead movements in the states with early primaries to change the rules to block Dims from crossing over and voting in our primaries and picking the weakest candidate for us.


2 posted on 11/13/2008 5:13:57 AM PST by webschooner (May piss be upon the One)
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To: HastertFan

I wish they would send McQueeg packing before he can do anymore damage.


3 posted on 11/13/2008 5:13:59 AM PST by wolfcreek (I see miles and miles of Texas....let's keep it that way.)
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To: HastertFan
McCain deserves to be slapped in the face for the stupid law, and Bush deserves to be slapped in the face for signing it.
4 posted on 11/13/2008 5:14:19 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: HastertFan
John McCain deserves a slap in the face.

Let's get this party back under control of Conservatives before it's too late.

Owl_Eagle

“When the stock market crashed,
Franklin Roosevelt got on the television
and didn’t just talk about
the princes of greed, he said,
‘Look, here’s what happened.’"
-Slow Joe Biden

5 posted on 11/13/2008 5:15:06 AM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: HastertFan

As my mom used to say, “The horse is already out of the barn.”

On this issue, Sen McCain & Pres Bush have sown the wind and reaped the whirlwind. Their entire base opposed them, and they went with their enemies instead. And their enemies turned it around with 527’s and billionaires and stabbed them in the heart with the very issue they had hoped would provide security for incumbents.

The best rule about money is no rules.

All of which matters little if conservatives don’t find a way around the mainstream media. The concessions to their preferred candidate cannot be matched in funds when it comes to air time.


6 posted on 11/13/2008 5:17:49 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain Pro Deo et Patria)
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To: HastertFan
Should have never been passed in the first place. Should have never been signed into law by the President.

But at least this is something now...however late.

Now that McCain lost, we must do our part to stand in the breech and write our GOP senators and urge them to stand.

At the same time standing up in any way we can ourselves over these next four years until we can turn this OBAMANATION around.



Many more designs here.

7 posted on 11/13/2008 5:18:33 AM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: HastertFan
What are the chances of this succeeding?
8 posted on 11/13/2008 5:19:18 AM PST by tiredoflaundry (With all the WH leaks to come, it proves the country needed a plumber!)
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To: webschooner
That with the fact Obama’s team simply ignored all rules regarding fund raising, really put Repubs in a difficult situation.

The Left spent the last 8 year devising a concise plan to win. The Repubs spent that time doing everything in their power to help them.

Enforces my belief that this 2 party structured system is merely a distraction for a Socialist NWO takeover.

9 posted on 11/13/2008 5:21:40 AM PST by wolfcreek (I see miles and miles of Texas....let's keep it that way.)
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To: HastertFan

Better late than never.

It should never have been passed in the first place.

And of course, McCain should NEVER have been seriously considered as a GOP presidential candidate, but what are you gonna do, eh?


10 posted on 11/13/2008 5:21:51 AM PST by WayneS (HELP! My beloved Commonwealth is becoming MARYLAND!)
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To: HastertFan

Yes..., McCain has been *whacked* by McCain-Feingold... LOL..

How appropriate!


11 posted on 11/13/2008 5:23:03 AM PST by Star Traveler
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To: HastertFan

About Effing time.


12 posted on 11/13/2008 5:23:45 AM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: HastertFan

Let me get this straight. This is the same Republican Party which got on the McCain bandwagon from the beginning of the campaign? I wonder which actual conservative was responsible for finally getting through to these idiots to recognize the errors of their ways.


13 posted on 11/13/2008 5:23:54 AM PST by Hoodat (For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: HastertFan

So...what a minute. The campaign finance reform plan that was designed to unilaterally disarm Republican candidates isn’t such a good idea after all? Wow, sure glad they figured that out.


14 posted on 11/13/2008 5:27:07 AM PST by Obadiah (NOMR! - Not One More RINO!)
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To: wolfcreek
>>The Repubs spent that time doing everything in their power to help them.<<

Bush is still at it, according to Michelle Malkin.

link

17 posted on 11/13/2008 5:30:32 AM PST by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (I want to "Buy American" but the only things for sale made in the USA are politicians)
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To: Owl_Eagle

When was the party ever under the control of conservatives?


18 posted on 11/13/2008 5:31:42 AM PST by Daveinyork
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To: HastertFan

“Mr. Duncan led the RNC in raising more than $315 million for this year’s campaigns, winning the admiration of Republican candidates and state Republican Party officials and outperforming Howard Dean’s DNC fundraising performance. About $53 million was used to bolster Mr. McCain’s bid.”

Let’s get real here...SARAH PALIN essentially ‘raised’ that money! The RNC was floundering all over the place until the base came out after she was added to the ticket.

That said, we should have brought suit on this assault to free speech long ago.


19 posted on 11/13/2008 5:32:10 AM PST by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: HastertFan

It’s about time. Jeez, how many more things must the conservatives be proven right about before people in our party start taking our opinions seriously.


20 posted on 11/13/2008 5:34:47 AM PST by IMissPresidentReagan ("But obviously, a lot of shelter dogs are mutts like me." - 0bama (he said it not me folks))
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