Skip to comments.Supreme Court Reverses Limits on Campaign Spending (cripples McCain-Feingold-Thompson)
Posted on 01/21/2010 11:57:23 AM PST by pissant
WASHINGTONA divided Supreme Court struck down limits on corporate political spending, overturning two precedents in a ruling likely to affect campaigning in the 2010 elections.
President Barack Obama called the decision a victory for big oil, Wall street and other interests, and said he would work with lawmakers to craft a "forceful response."
The ruling underscored the impact of former President George W. Bush's two appointments to the court. Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito joined the five-justice majority in ruling that a central provision of the 2002 McCain-Feingold campaign-finance act violated the First Amendment by restricting corporations from funding political messages in the run-up to elections.
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Funny. I told all you Fredheads last time I would have voted for the guy if he won the nomination. Alas, all he did was act as stalking horse for McCain.
As for Hunter, he may not run this time. Palin may not either. No one knows. But I think DeMint will. And if he does, darn tootin I’ll be vigorously comparing and contrasting him with the many milquetoasts that surely will be vying for the nomination.
God bless Massachusetts and God bless Scott Brown!
.....Did you feel it too?
The Dems have gotten into power here due to Dubya's unpopularity, carpet bombing the state with fat cat money and some internal Republican divisions. But I'm feeling a turnaround coming!
pissant, you're a wanker!
Fred has repudiated and apologized for his sponsorship and support for CFR. But you still want blood!
So, yes, Fred screwed up in sponsoring CFR 15 years ago, but has declared loudly and repeatedly for at least the last 3 years that he was wrong and regretted CFR.
But here's the flipside you refuse to acknowledge:
Fred Thompson had the lead role in shepherding Chief Justice Roberts through the Senate confirmation process. Without Fred, there's no decisive Supreme Court vote striking down CFR!!!
Politicians - just like ordinary everyday Americans - can and do make mistakes. Fred has owned up to his error and has actively worked hard to correct his mistake in every manner at his disposal.
But go ahead, pissant, maintain your braindead vendetta against Fred. Next, maybe you could start a rumor that Fred's not really a Christian!
Yeah. Tancredo had a name for it. “Road to Des Moines” conversions.
Never should have been passed or signed by the President.
Horrible horrible Bill.
Why not quote Keyes, LaRouche or some other single-issue fringe hack?
Yeah, I guess that 98% ACU rating he had meant he was just a one note Johnny. He was so outmatched on all the other issues by the RINOs, wasn’t he?
Umm, just for accuracy's sake. Fred didn't start his campaign until after Iowa. I suggest you slag Fred for that, too!
Perhaps you could let go of your Fred hate for a few minutes and just celebrate that the Supreme Court made the right decision this time.
I agree with jellybean - pissant needs to let go of his Fred hate.
This law was the major reason for MoveOn and other similar organizations.
Now that McCaine-Feingold is done, will these collections of savages be disbanded?
Fine. He should have let Congress own it, then spent the rest of his term blasting away at how they were gutting First-Amendment political speech. That’s what a president who was interested in honorably defending our constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, would have done.
Stevens was one of two Goebbel’s children who escaped from the bunker in 1945.
At the time conservatives were angry, at McCain. No one seemed to blame the man who could have vetoed it but didn’t. His signing that and the 2001 farm bill were early signs that we had a RINO President.
Yeah but this ruling destroyed 100 years of liberal/democrat/marxist/statist laws restricting free speech in America.
Yeah but this ruling destroyed 100 years of liberal/democrat/marxist/statist laws restricting free speech in America:
The US Supreme Court yesterday found that an activist group had every right to distribute a documentary critical of Hillary Clinton during the 2008 presidential primaries — turning the landmark McCain-Feingold campaign-finance law on its head in the process.
The 5-4 ruling also rolled back other campaign-finance statutes that predated McCain-Feingold — meaning the government can no longer ban corporations and labor unions from spending money on activities and communications that support or oppose a candidate.
Such laws, the court found, impose a “chilling effect” on political speech.