Sunday, January 24, 2010

Pity the Corporations!

Thank Gawd SCOTUS came to the rescue of corporate America! In re Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission the all-powerful Supreme Court voted 5-4 to overturn a 1990 decision that upheld restrictions on corporate spending to support or oppose political candidates and a 2003 decision that upheld the part of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 that restricted campaign spending by corporations and unions.

Word is that Congresswoman Virginia Foxx praised this SCOTUS decision in Rural Hall yesterday, saying it was a freedom of speech issue. Makes perfect bent sense. Freedom of speech is now a commodity open for bids. What Congress person would be such a dope as to vote against the interests of the corporations ... big banks, big insurance, big drug companies, big everything under the sun, when those Big Boys can buy unlimited TV time to trash your ass?

Incidentally, Foxx's attempt to co-opt the tea party movement in Rural Hall yesterday did not exactly bring out the masses. The meeting was held in a building at the end of a dead-end road, as if the purpose of holding the meeting was to discourage as many people getting there as possible. That creepy secrecy aside, Foxx is trying to ride a tiger that could just as easily turn and devour her.

The attempt of the Republican Party to take over the tea party movement for their own benefit is both clumsy and dangerous. The National Tea Party convention, now scheduled for Feb. 4-6 at a swanky Nashville venue, has been denounced as both a high-dollar event being put on for profit and an attempt by the National Republican Party to grab the anti-government movement for themselves. Said disgusted tea-partier Kevin Smith,
"What began as cries for true liberty and a public showing of frustration with the big government policies of both Democrats and Republicans has now been co-opted by mainstream Republican demagogues determined to use this as their 2010 election platform."

That explains perfectly Madam Foxx's attendance yesterday in Rural Hall.


BikerBard said...

Didgusted Tea Partier Kevin Smith seems to brighter than the rest. Most of them just are happy to yell, wave signs, carry guns, and vent their anger at the wrong target. Why shouldn't the Rethuglicans want to corral the Tea Baggers for their own. It's the smart move.

Mike D. said...

Careful, BikerBard,

Beware of speaking in tongues.  Look where it led Mr. Dudley... straight to the loony bin.

BikerBard said...

No tongues, Mike. Just crappy typing. First word, "Disgusted." "Rethuglicans" correct.

Wolf's Head said...

Since studies show that corporate spending is equal between the 2 parties, but unions give over 95% of their contributions to democrats i can see how you would be upset.

This ruling is the most pro 1st Amendment in decades!

BikerBard said...

Wolf's HUHA:
What studies? Cite your sources.

BikerBard said...

3 days and no response? Another HUHA hit & run. What a coward!