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Carter: 'Financial corruption' harms US elections
ap ^ | 9-12-12 | billy barrow

Posted on 09/12/2012 5:37:53 AM PDT by TurboZamboni

ATLANTA—Former President Jimmy Carter issued a blistering indictment of the U.S. electoral process Tuesday, saying it is shot through with "financial corruption" that threatens American democracy. Speaking at the international human rights center that bears his name, Carter said "we have one of the worst election processes in the world right in the United States of America, and it's almost entirely because of the excessive influx of money."

The 39th president lamented a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that allows unlimited contributions to third-party groups that don't have to disclose their donors.

The dynamic is fed, Carter said, by an income tax code that exacerbates the gap between the wealthiest Americans and the rest of the electorate, allowing the rich even greater influence over public discourse and electioneering.

He added that he hopes the "Supreme Court will reverse that stupid ruling," referring to the case known as Citizens United.

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


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: carter; carterhatesjews; corruption; dementia; elections; jimmycarter
The senile,socialist peanut speaks...
1 posted on 09/12/2012 5:37:58 AM PDT by TurboZamboni
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To: TurboZamboni
Former President Jimmy Carter issued a blistering indictment of the U.S. electoral process Tuesday, saying it is shot through with "financial corruption" that threatens American democracy. Speaking at the international human rights center that bears his name, Carter said "we have one of the worst election processes in the world right in the United States of America, and it's almost entirely because of the excessive influx of money."

Hah! In other words Carter thinks 0bama is going have his a$$ handed to him and we need to do something to stop it!

2 posted on 09/12/2012 5:41:04 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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After this attack,Carter better keep his big mouth SHUT!


3 posted on 09/12/2012 5:43:59 AM PDT by NRA1995 (I'll cling to my religion, cigars and guns till they're pried from my cold dead fingers!)
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Imagine if only unions were still allowed to give money to campaigns? Ohbummer would have a huge cash lead.

Pray for America


4 posted on 09/12/2012 5:44:16 AM PDT by bray (If you vote for a communist what does that make you?)
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But GOVERNMENT CORRUPTION is ok.


5 posted on 09/12/2012 5:45:31 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: TurboZamboni

Once again the Clymer takes the lead in the Worst President Ever race.


6 posted on 09/12/2012 5:46:11 AM PDT by anoldafvet
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Count on the AP to look up this senile coot and ask his opinion...


7 posted on 09/12/2012 5:49:17 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (I didn't post this. Someone else did.)
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Carter - Iran hostage - I remember! And to say this today as Our Ambassador was beaten and killed.


8 posted on 09/12/2012 5:59:16 AM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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Does vote fraud harm our elections?


9 posted on 09/12/2012 5:59:34 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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Jimmy, did it occur to you that the most severe financial corruption occurs when public sector employee unions use their dues to continue the circle of BRIBES, by funding LIBERAL CANDIDATES?!?!?!


10 posted on 09/12/2012 5:59:52 AM PDT by G Larry (Progressives are Regressive because their objectives devolve to the lowest common denominator.)
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Jimmuh, Jimmuh, Jimmuh,

you walking, talking t*rd.

Look up and grab that chrome handle and pull it.

And flush yourself on to your future, you meaningless piece of excrement.


11 posted on 09/12/2012 6:19:40 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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Jimmeh Cahtah is personification of the old adage that “the good die young”. Even his own mother once said that she wished that abortion had been legal when she was bearing her children.


12 posted on 09/12/2012 6:21:02 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Joe Biden is reported to be seeking asylum in a foreign country so he does not have to debate Ryan.)
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What will harm U.S. elections is that Spanish firm which got the Federal Elections Commission's contract to receive and compile election results via the Internet and announce who won the presidency.

Spain is as corrupt now as when Francisco Franco was it's President for almost 40 years. As a matter of fact, the Guardia Civil (AKA Franco's finest) still wear their green uniforms and black tri-corner hats, with a 9mm automatic on one hip and a 1-inch steel pipe as a nightstick on the other.

13 posted on 09/12/2012 6:23:43 AM PDT by jmax (Full mag inserted, round in chamber, hammer is back...safety is OFF.)
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Go back to sleep Jimmy. Nothing to see here.


14 posted on 09/12/2012 6:29:47 AM PDT by kempster
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Oh it will be fixed if Obamba is re-elected all right

He stacks the SC with Lizzy Warren commie like minds


15 posted on 09/12/2012 6:40:35 AM PDT by Harold Shea (RVN `70 - `71)
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Former President Jimmy Carter - The father of the "America On Her Knees To Islam" movement.


16 posted on 09/12/2012 6:44:00 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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” - - - unlimited contributions to third-party groups - - - “

Lemme see now, - - - . Jimmah coined the phrase “Windfall Profits.”

Now he is on the verge of a new discovery - - - : could it be “Windfall Contributions?

Since unlimited profits provide for unlimited jobs, then unlimited contributions should provide for unlimited exposure of bad politicians.

Obama appears to be calling on any help that he can get!

BTW, if Obama the politician has nothing to hide then why is Obama still keeping his personal school records sealed, calls on IMPEACHED Zipper-Boy Clinton to be his character reference speaker at the National Convention, and asks Jimmah to jawbone to defund political attack ads? Hmmm?


17 posted on 09/12/2012 6:46:02 AM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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Go to hell, Jimmah "Malaise"...just die... and go to hell.
don't pass go & collect 200$, just go to hell.

18 posted on 09/12/2012 6:52:16 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; w/ different flie$" :^)
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Jimmy,Jimmy, Jimmy. How can we miss you if you won’t go away?


19 posted on 09/12/2012 7:00:31 AM PDT by allblues
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Jimmy,Jimmy, Jimmy. How can we miss you if you won’t go away?


20 posted on 09/12/2012 7:03:32 AM PDT by allblues
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Jimmy,Jimmy, Jimmy. How can we miss you if you won’t go away?

Jimmy will be 88 next month. I don't think you will have to wait too much longer. Thankfully.

21 posted on 09/12/2012 7:09:29 AM PDT by Right Brother
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Yup when America rejects a cardigan wearing loser who won't rescue Americans held hostage until his poll numbers start to crater.That then leads to dead military in the desert,sky high gas prices,double digit inflation,and massive unemployment and him informing us our best days are behind us.The answer is clear!Losing in a landslide could only come due to a corrupt electoral system! Or is it Americans weren't smart enough to know what was good for them electing that dunce Reagan.Boy what a disaster that turned out to be!
22 posted on 09/12/2012 7:20:53 AM PDT by bonehead4freedom
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23 posted on 09/12/2012 8:41:41 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (DIY Bumper Sticker: "THREE TIMES,/ DEMOCRATS/ REJECTED GOD")
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Grandpa Peanut needs the holy hand grenade.


24 posted on 09/12/2012 8:51:11 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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