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Reid Backs Anti-Koch Constitutional Amendment
National Review ^

Posted on 05/15/2014 8:14:06 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

May 15, 2014 11:05 AM Reid Backs Anti-Koch Constitutional Amendment By Andrew Johnson

In his latest Koch-binge tirade, Harry Reid voiced support for a constitutional amendment brought forward by two other Democratic senators to reverse the Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. FEC decision, which would allow Congress to limit campaign contributions.

“Let’s keep our elections from becoming speculative ventures for the wealthy, and put a stop to the hostile takeover to our democratic process by a couple of billionaire oil barons,” he said on the Senate floor on Thursday.

Introduced by Michael Bennet of Colorado and Tom Udall of New Mexico, Reid called on his colleagues to support the amendment, for which the Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing.

During his remarks, Reid revisited many of his favorite tropes against the Kochs, and criticized the brothers’ father, Fred C. Koch, for his role in the founding of the John Birch Society.

“There is absolutely no question the Koch brothers in a category of their own — no one else is pumping into shadowy campaign organizations or campaigns like they are,” he said. “There isn’t even a close second.”


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS:
billionaire oil barons!

He is deranged............

1 posted on 05/15/2014 8:14:06 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

I Back an Anti-Reid Constitutional Amendment!


2 posted on 05/15/2014 8:16:37 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Sub-Driver

So Harry Reid wants to cut off funds for democrats from George Soros...

Yeah, riiiiight.....


3 posted on 05/15/2014 8:17:11 AM PDT by Boonie
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To: Sub-Driver

Captain Psychopath


4 posted on 05/15/2014 8:17:49 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Sub-Driver

They want to go back to the days when the labor unions could legally funnel millions to democrats but non-labor union PACs were limited in what they could do to support other candidates.


5 posted on 05/15/2014 8:18:46 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Malaysia Flight MH370 Black Box signals reported in Bermuda Triangle)
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To: Iron Munro

I’d like to go back to the days when we tarred and feathered tyrants.


6 posted on 05/15/2014 8:19:58 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: Sub-Driver
billionaire oil barons!

The Koch brothers and others earned their money legally in the marketplace.

The real question is how did Harry Reid amass a multi-million dollar fortune on a senator's salary?


7 posted on 05/15/2014 8:21:47 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Malaysia Flight MH370 Black Box signals reported in Bermuda Triangle)
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To: Sub-Driver

I’d like to see the Koch Bros. tag team Reid’s ignorant, greedy @$$.


8 posted on 05/15/2014 8:21:58 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Democrat Harry Reid strategy: divert voter attention away from everything to this meaningless campaign.


9 posted on 05/15/2014 8:25:19 AM PDT by I am Richard Brandon
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To: Sub-Driver

Drones will be next.


10 posted on 05/15/2014 8:30:25 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in compariso)
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To: SandRat

But it’s settled law... Right?


11 posted on 05/15/2014 8:38:39 AM PDT by Bucky14 (And I would have gotten away with it too, if not for you meddling kids!)
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To: Sub-Driver
He is deranged............

He is not deranged but a hard core communists criminal Democrat the has the total protection from the King Obama communists controlling Administration. This communists empire owns America and nothing can be done unless King Obama is impeached and his empire is cleaned out.

By the way, miss Romney yet? This was our only chance to stop the communists takeover of America.

12 posted on 05/15/2014 8:39:41 AM PDT by Logical me
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“But Let’s Keep Those Union-Dues Flowing In To The DemonRats”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


13 posted on 05/15/2014 8:41:26 AM PDT by bandleader
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To: Logical me

“By the way, miss Romney yet? This was our only chance to stop the communists takeover of America.”

Did you really say that? Miss McCain yet? Miss Dole yet? Good grief.


14 posted on 05/15/2014 8:42:45 AM PDT by Luke21
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To: Sub-Driver

The RATS never talk about their big donors, George Soros, teacher unions etc. and how about that dude that’s giving 100 million to stop the pipe line? Harry Reid and the rest of the corrupt RAT thugs belong in jail.


15 posted on 05/15/2014 8:44:40 AM PDT by kenmcg (b)
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To: Sub-Driver

When we talk about Soros we’re nuts.

When they talk about Koch they’re just being reasonable.


16 posted on 05/15/2014 8:47:02 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: Sub-Driver

Harry Reid is wifty!


17 posted on 05/15/2014 8:52:58 AM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: Sub-Driver

Go back to the reaction to the anti-flag-burning amendment.

The lefties cleverly talked about abridging the First Amendment and changing the Bill of Rights. The EXACT SAME ground is covered here.


18 posted on 05/15/2014 9:00:16 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I'm a Contra" -- President Ronald Reagan)
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To: Luke21
Did you really say that? Miss McCain yet? Miss Dole yet? Good grief.

No use explaining it again and again. If it is beyond your comprehension then live in your small world and enjoy King Obama empire.

19 posted on 05/15/2014 9:11:18 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: jospehm20
I’d like to go back to the days when we tarred and feathered tyrants.

Probably get shot by the EPA for mis-use of petroleum derivatives.


20 posted on 05/15/2014 9:34:17 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Malaysia Flight MH370 Black Box signals reported in Bermuda Triangle)
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To: Sub-Driver; All

With his talk of amending the Constitution, corrupt Reid is blowing hot air to impress his low-information supporters, just as Obama makes many constitutionally indefensible executive orders to make himself look like a king issuing edicts in the eyes of low-information voters.

More specifically, regardless that Reid is wrapping himself in the flag with his talk of amending the Constitution, the corrupt federal government cannot afford for citizens to find out the following. Only the states, not the federal government, have the constitutional Article V power to ratify proposed amendments to the Constitution. And if low-information citizens were to learn that then they would ultimately wise up to the fact that the states not only have absolute control over what the Constitution says, but also absolute control over the federal government, including federal taxes.


21 posted on 05/15/2014 10:11:36 AM PDT by Amendment10
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To: Sub-Driver
“There is absolutely no question the Koch brothers in a category of their own — no one else is pumping into shadowy campaign organizations or campaigns like they are,” he said. “There isn’t even a close second.”

They're not even in the top 20 you IDIOT!

22 posted on 05/17/2014 8:55:02 AM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate)
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