Skip to comments.Pelosi and Schumer: Read the Constitution
Posted on 04/08/2014 10:39:45 AM PDT by jazusamo
Democrats are hyperventilating over a U. S. Supreme Court ruling on April 2, McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi claims the ruling will turn politics into a "money war." Sorry, that happened a long time ago.
For the past two decades, unions have poured massive amounts into super PACs and other legal vehicles for advertising and get-out-the-vote efforts, which favor Democrats. What's got Pelosi and other Democrats worried is competition. Last week's high court ruling could mean more money for Republican candidates, even tea party activists.
The Supreme Court split 5-4 on the hot-button issue of whether individuals should have the liberty to spend as much of their own money as they choose supporting candidates and political parties. The narrow majority ruled "yes," so long as a donor doesn't give more than $2,600 to a single candidate during a primary or again during a general election. The case was brought by an Alabama businessman, Shaun McCutcheon, who said his goal was to support as many candidates as possible that want "smaller government and more freedom."
Before the ruling, individuals were limited to spending a total of $123,200 during an election cycle, no matter how they spread out their donations among candidates and committees. That overall limit muzzles an individual's political speech, which is in violation of the First Amendment, the majority ruled.
Chief Justice John Roberts, writing for the majority, argued that the Bill of Rights bars Congress from restraining political speech except to prevent "quid pro quo" corruption. The $2,600 limit per candidate will prevent that.
Justice Stephen Breyer, writing for the minority, disagreed, insisting that even though wealthy donors will have to spread their money around, they'll wield influence over politicians.
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P & S are just mad because the USSC just said it was legal to do what they are already doing,
and therefore, conservatives will be doing it too.
They’re not working from that document, Betsy.
Exactly, and unions are not happy either.
Pelousey and Chuckles saying “read the Constitution”. BWAHAHAHAHA!
Pelosi and Schumer are engaging in faux outrage. They have more billionaires than do the republicans, they have unions, they have Hollywood, they have investment houses, and they have the devil.
They just want to keep playing their stupid “republicans are the party of the rich” games.
It’s a pathetic farce to have to watch.
You have to ignore it to see what’s in it.
Yes, the two are also upset that they can’t have it all, they are pathetic.
They’re pathetic, hopeless and they make me want to give up.
Then I think, “If they’re that stupid, this is no time to give up.”
Hey Steve-o: You think they don't already? WAKE-UP! There are roses that need to be smelled.
The only way to defeat leftists is to never give up.
They also have all those foreign investors who call it in on their credit cards, whose information mysteriously disappears.
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Posted on 4/8/2014 1:06:53 PM by Olog-hai
Democrats don’t want a money war.
They want to go back to a time when the law let their union financial supporters legally donate more than non-union contributors.