Skip to comments.GOP Blocks Bill to Disclose Campaign Ad Donors
Posted on 09/23/2010 1:59:12 PM PDT by Bokababe
Senate Republicans on Thursday stood fast in blocking legislation requiring special interest groups running campaign ads to identify their donors.....The 59-39 vote fell one short of the 60 needed to advance the legislation. Two Republicans didn't vote. ...
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Could it be, could it be .... spines beginning to emerge?
It’s a LIE....the cBS headline.....THIS was about BLOCKING free speech, except for the DEM union buddies!
Who were the two Repub cowards?
Was this the Gouse DISCLOSE bill? Excellent work.
The “sponsor disclosure for ads” portion was a very small part of this hugely obnoxious assault on the 1st Amendment.
That’s what I wondered, too. It didn’t say. I suppose Lisa Murkowski was probably one of them.
The election hasn’t even occurred yet and the Dems have started losing.
The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution lives, for at least another day.
DemocRAT campaign donors get to remain anonymous.
I would have guessed the two liberal RINOs from Maine.
Whatever Republicans voted for this rape of the First Amendment need to be removed ASAP.
Agreed, but I posted it because it was one of the first news stories to appear about the vote.
Yes, it was the DISCLOSE Act.
Obama Says Donor Records pretty hard to process
Charlie Gibson of ABC just interviewed Obama and asked him why he wont disclose his donor list. Obama proceeds to dissemble by claiming that the donor list would be too difficult to process and that the campaign is technically following the letter of the law, never mind the spirit of it:
GIBSON: Youre going to have a half an hour broadcast tonight on a number of the networks. And the expense is not inconsiderable to buy that much time.
GIBSON: Arent you able to buy it only because you broke a promise on campaign financing?
OBAMA: Well, look, there is no doubt that the amount of money that weve raised in this campaign has been extraordinary and surprised me as much as anybody maybe more than anybody. What I would simply point to is that the way we have raised this money has been by expanding the pool of small donors in this country in an unprecedented way.
GIBSON: But you havent released their names.
OBAMA: Weve got
GIBSON: We dont know who they are.
OBAMA: Well, look, the a whole bunch of them were out here today. I mean, youre looking the people who are giving 5, 10, $25. Ordinary folks who have gotten impassioned about this campaign in a way that is unprecedented. And that, really, is
GIBSON: Shouldnt we know the names of that list?
OBAMA: Look, you know, 3.1 million donors would be a pretty hard thing for us to be able to process. And we have done everything thats been asked of us under the FEC guidelines. These are small donors. Theyre ordinary folks. And the idea behind all campaign finance reform is to make sure that the public official is not bought and sold; that that public official is accountable to the public, that they are not subject to undue influence by big special interests in Washington and lobbyists
Raising money from small donors in an unprecedented way? Thats an understatement.
Either that or it could be because it’s an election year. Nevertheless, the First Amendment has been protected, for now.
forgot the best...
“And we don’t take lobbyists’ money. We don’t take money from PACs. And there’s no industry, there’s no group out there that I owe favors to as a consequence of this campaign. In fact, I would argue that probably — should I be successful, I may come into the White House with fewer strings attached to me than just about any presidential candidate in history. I wasn’t even supported by the establishment in the Democratic Party when I started this race.
So I don’t have a lot of — a lot of chits out there that are going to be collected.”
Wonder, joy and glory!!!! Our guys are regrowing their BALLS!!! Thank God for the Tea Party.
a Miracle, a Miracle has happened! First the DREAM Act, now the DISCLOSE Act, have gone down in flames. And I just got a snooty return letter from Ron Wyden telling me why I was wrong and he was right in supporting the bill. Oh, I am so glad it failed. We will take any victories at this point in our civilizational demise.
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