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Dems will try again Thursday to pass campaign finance bill through Senate
The Hill ^ | 9/21/2010 | Michael O'Brien

Posted on 09/21/2010 5:28:07 PM PDT by Qbert

Democrats will look to bring up a stalled campaign finance reform bill for another key procedural vote on Thursday.

Jim Manley, a top spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said on Twitter the Senate would debate the Disclose Act on Wednesday, with an eye toward holding a vote on Thursday.

The legislation, crafted by Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), looks to respond to a Supreme Court ruling earlier this year loosening restrictions on corporate and labor spending in elections.

While the legislation enjoys some bipartisan support in the House, Senate Republicans have complained that the bill is a partisan effort to handicap GOP supporters while leaving traditional Democratic groups, like unions, less regulated.

The legislation failed a procedural vote in late July, before senators broke for the August recess. The bill received 57 votes, with 60 senators needed to advance the legislation.

Reid would need to flip at least one Republican vote in order to win this vote. Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) was not present for the last vote, but he's expected to vote with the Senate's 40 other GOP members in opposition to the Disclose Act.

Democrats have made a last-minute push to advance the bill in the waning days of their fall session, before they break until the election to campaign.

President Obama hammered Republicans in his weekly radio address this past weekend over their blockade of the bill.

"Now, the special interests want to take Congress back, and return to the days when lobbyists wrote the laws. And a partisan minority in Congress is hoping their defense of these special interests and the status quo will be rewarded with a flood of negative ads against their opponents," he said. "It’s a power grab, pure and simple. They’re hoping they can ride this wave of unchecked influence all the way to victory."


TOPICS: Breaking News; Business/Economy; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Nevada; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 111th; campaignfinance; charlesschumer; congress; democrats; discloseact; elections; fail; harryreid; johnensign; liberalfascism; nevada; newyork; reid; unions

1 posted on 09/21/2010 5:28:15 PM PDT by Qbert
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To: Qbert

Do the Dems think this lame bills/amendments they are trying to push through this week are going to help them?

Why don’t they run on the big bills they did pass (e.g. odummycare, “stimulus”, bailouts, etc) instead of the things they couldn’t pass.


2 posted on 09/21/2010 5:31:58 PM PDT by coaltrain
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To: Qbert
I thought lobbyies were writing the bills now? So will it be different lobbyist or what? /s
3 posted on 09/21/2010 5:37:30 PM PDT by guitarplayer1953 (Rebellion to Tyrants is Obedience to GOD! Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Qbert

THE HILL:
Unions to spend $100M in 2010 campaign to save Dem majorities
By Kevin Bogardus and Sean J. Miller - 05/21/10 06:00 AM ET

At least two influential unions will spend close to $100 million on the 2010 election, with most of those funds going to protect incumbents.

Union officials told The Hill they plan to help endangered members — particularly freshmen — who made politically difficult votes in a year during which an anti-incumbent mood has filled the country.

And the number will be even higher since the AFL-CIO since the AFL-CIO declined to give its figures.

Union And Soros/Tides Money GOOD! Corporate money BAD!!
Doncha just love OPEN Democrat hypocrisy?


4 posted on 09/21/2010 5:38:36 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Obama White House=Tammany Hall on the National Mall)
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To: Qbert

nobama: “Now, the special interests want to take Congress back, and return to the days when lobbyists wrote the laws.”

Cool.

Now lie to me again and tell me lobbyists had nothing to do with the writing of nobamacare, auto industry takeover, “finance reform,” etc.

Liar.


5 posted on 09/21/2010 5:41:16 PM PDT by upchuck (When excerpting please use the entire 300 words we are allowed. No more one or two sentence posts!)
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To: coaltrain

Its like they’re trying to weed out the wishy washy from the true believers right before the election.


6 posted on 09/21/2010 5:43:10 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: coaltrain

“Do the Dems think this lame bills/amendments they are trying to push through this week are going to help them?”

They’re just trying to get ‘Gotcha’ votes for campaign ads: “Republicans hate the military!”, “Republicans don’t want to cut taxes for the middle class!”, “Republicans are in bed with evil ‘foreign-based’ corporations who fund elections”, etc. The Dems have nothing else left anymore.

I would just flip all this around on them in a campaign ad- there is lots of bad, useless stuff in these bills (especially the one that failed today) that could be emphasized as a reason for voting against it, as well as for pointing out a Dem candidate’s flawed voting record.


7 posted on 09/21/2010 5:46:34 PM PDT by Qbert
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To: Qbert

The Incumbent Protection Act of 2010 rolls on. :D


8 posted on 09/21/2010 5:48:51 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: Tzimisce

This bill has been around long before the idea of America..and Mexicans have been here, um...uh....something like that.


9 posted on 09/21/2010 5:53:49 PM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: upchuck
I don't see any R's ‘flipping’ on anything the rats push before the election. The twin ME RINO’s, for example, know that there are scopes on ‘em and 2012 and 14 will be here soon.
10 posted on 09/21/2010 5:55:42 PM PDT by JPG (Care for another lobster, Mookie? How's your steak? Ready for another triple Stoli/rocks?)
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To: Qbert

I sure hope the GOP is going to reform campaign finance when it regains power. Make sure they dish out to the Dems what the Dems dished out to them.


11 posted on 09/21/2010 5:57:02 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: JPG

Democrat incumbents are pretty well screwed by this stupid legislation push. No matter what they do, they’ll get hammered.


12 posted on 09/21/2010 5:59:31 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: guitarplayer1953

“I thought lobbyies were writing the bills now? So will it be different lobbyist or what? /s”

Exactly. :-)

Obama isn’t aware though that lobbyists have written all of his major pieces of legislation...because he never read any of it...


13 posted on 09/21/2010 6:01:32 PM PDT by Qbert
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To: Qbert

Why does every article from The Hill reek of 1996...Such godawful pro-forma rubbish...


14 posted on 09/21/2010 6:05:26 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (/)
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To: JPG

“I don’t see any R’s ‘flipping’ on anything the rats push before the election. The twin ME RINO’s, for example, know that there are scopes on ‘em and 2012 and 14 will be here soon.”

Yeah, and plus it would be in their best interest to vote no, as well- another source of contribution money.


15 posted on 09/21/2010 6:06:43 PM PDT by Qbert
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To: Qbert
I love the smell of democrat desperation in the morning.

It smells like victory.

16 posted on 09/21/2010 6:10:34 PM PDT by AU72
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To: tcrlaf

“Union And Soros/Tides Money GOOD! Corporate money BAD!!
Doncha just love OPEN Democrat hypocrisy?”

Time to finally fight fire with fire.


17 posted on 09/21/2010 6:12:19 PM PDT by Qbert
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To: tcrlaf

Their messages will just support the broadcasters/newspaper owners...corporate welfare for Clear Channel and Citadel.


18 posted on 09/21/2010 6:15:23 PM PDT by Shady (We will NOT capitulate to the Caliphate.)
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To: Qbert

“Calling McCain, McCain, please pick up the white courtesy phone.”


19 posted on 09/21/2010 6:15:36 PM PDT by GrannyAnn
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To: Qbert

And the crappy thing about it is that we have at least 5 to 8 RINOs who would just love to side with the Rats on this.


20 posted on 09/21/2010 6:57:35 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; blueyon; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; ...

Thanks Qbert. Watch this one. G’night all!


21 posted on 09/21/2010 7:40:25 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Democratic Underground... matters are worse, as their latest fund drive has come up short...)
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To: SunkenCiv

The Dems are shameless. They will take union money but they are horrified of free enterprise business money. They are going to get crushed with outspending by simple free speech!!


22 posted on 09/21/2010 7:46:25 PM PDT by Benchim
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To: Qbert

Do these DEMons ever sleep?


23 posted on 09/21/2010 8:10:38 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady
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To: cripplecreek

This congress will pass no bills. They are in deep doodoo and want to get back to campaign. No victories in pushing more marxism.


24 posted on 09/21/2010 8:12:06 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: cripplecreek

Hope so


25 posted on 09/22/2010 4:15:38 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: Qbert
How can this be stopped? Does anyone in the District of Corruption answer their phones or even listen to “WE THE PEOPLE” anymore?
26 posted on 09/22/2010 10:04:03 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Qbert

Simple. If the Democrat party wants it, it has to be bad for this country so I am against it.

Pure and simple.


27 posted on 09/22/2010 10:05:19 AM PDT by rlmorel (Puritianism is the fear someone is having fun. Liberalism is the fear someone is making money...)
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To: Qbert
“I don’t see any R’s ‘flipping’ on anything the rats push before the election.

Aha, but after the election?????

I think many here will be shocked at the level of traitorism on both sides, when this lame duck congress reconvenes.

28 posted on 09/22/2010 10:52:55 AM PDT by itsahoot (We the people allowed Republican leadership to get us here, only God's Grace can get us out.)
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To: itsahoot

““I don’t see any R’s ‘flipping’ on anything the rats push before the election.
—Aha, but after the election?????
I think many here will be shocked at the level of traitorism on both sides, when this lame duck congress reconvenes.”

—It wouldn’t be in their best interests, if they know what’s good for them-the next election cycle is only two years away...


29 posted on 09/22/2010 11:01:55 AM PDT by Qbert
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To: Cheerio

“How can this be stopped? Does anyone in the District of Corruption answer their phones or even listen to “WE THE PEOPLE” anymore?”

Fax, email, etc.


30 posted on 09/22/2010 11:03:35 AM PDT by Qbert
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To: Qbert
"Now, the special interests want to take Congress back, and return to the days when lobbyists wrote the laws."

Oh, you mean like SEIU, the Center for American Progress and the Apollo Alliance? Bleep you, Barry.

31 posted on 09/22/2010 11:08:05 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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