Starting with Big Chief Sharkey himself; this time, he deems speaking out against the clear intent of the First Amendment so important as to eschew speaking through his usual mouthpiece, Grima Gibbs Wormtongue, and do his dirty work himself for a change:
We’ve been making steady progress. But this week, the United States Supreme Court handed a huge victory to the special interests and their lobbyists – and a powerful blow to our efforts to rein in corporate influence. This ruling strikes at our democracy itself.
Oh, dry up and blow away, you duplicitous bum. You’ve done more damage to democracy and American Constitutional rights already than anyone else in a long line of two-bit would-be tyrants has even dreamed possible.
By a 5-4 vote, the court overturned more than a century of law – including a bipartisan campaign finance law written by Sens. John McCain and Russ Feingold that had barred corporations from using their financial clout to directly interfere with elections by running advertisements for or against candidates in the crucial closing weeks.
Yeah, those hundred year old precedents have never been, nor could they ever be, wrong; the only thing that matters is their antiquity. Dred Scott has never been specifically and formally undone, to cite just one of the SC’s most egregious errors…and hey, it’s well over a century old. But strangely, I don’t hear anybody calling for “respect” for that sorry precedent, as if any and every SC decision ever handed down is infallible and inviolable, forever and ever, amen. Like any other aggregation of imperfect humans, they don’t always get it right, and there is no real moral stipulation to pretend that they do. Their ruling on McCain-Feingold is clearly one such mistake. There have been, and will be, others. Last week’s decision corrects just one of them.
And exactly what part of “Congress shall make NO LAW…” is giving your dumb, authoritarian, Marxist ass so much trouble, anyway? Guess it’s the same sort of quivering stupefaction brought on by that pesky “…Shall NOT be abridged” bit that comes in a bit later in your least-favorite historical document, and which likewise causes you double-talking liberal-fascists so much consternation.
Our so-called pResident would seem to be every bit as much of a Constitutional law “scholar” as he is a competent, accomplished, honest executive, or a respect-worthy and capable Commander In Chief. IE, not to the most infinitesimal fucking degree.
Ed nails this worthless bastard to the wall for his transparent and self-serving hypocrisy:
It’s worth pointing out that Barack Obama had an opportunity to limit that influence in the 2008 election simply by remaining in the public matching fund program that every major Presidential candidate had used since Watergate. In fact, Obama himself pledged to do just that in 2007 and again in early 2008, but changed his mind in June when he discovered that he could raise a lot more money than his opponent — by currying favor with Wall Street and the unions, as well as ethanol companies and a host of corporate-sponsored, lobbyist-run PACs. Obama raised over $600 million in 2008 for his eventual victory.
Now he wants to limit the power of politicians to raise that kind of money, which is mighty convenient for incumbents such as himself — and his Democratic allies on Capitol Hill.
But of course. Ed winds up his post with a flat statement that sums things up nicely:
The Supreme Court just leveled the playing field, and Democrats don’t like it one bit.
Exactly. As always, their ideas can’t survive on their merits — they have none. So they have to stack the deck every way they can, lie every chance they get, and cheat without remorse or shame to keep their ruthless power-grabbing agenda moving forward. Quite simply, they are everything the Founders warned us against. And we must remain unceasingly vigilant against their depredations and manipulations. They are self-declared enemies of freedom, and we’ve already let the filthy collectivist vermin get away with far too much as it is. This decision is one small step towards restoring our freedom — and tellingly, as Ed says, Democrat Socialists don’t like it one bit.