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« on: April 02, 2014, 03:48:48 PM »

Justices strike down political donor limits
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« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2014, 04:37:06 PM »

What a shocker it was a 5-4 split down party lines. Surprise surprise.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2014, 06:50:16 PM »

And, it'll take a long time for the crap to trickle down from this to cause a furor.

That and people are now recognizing that it's no longer the 1%, and never was, it's now the 0.01% that have many more times more wealth than expected. The kind of wealth where you can buy even a SCOTUS judge, and some of them have almost said outright it's happened.

Anyone know which party's judges went in favor of this?
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« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2014, 12:37:31 PM »

Quote from: Turtle on April 02, 2014, 06:50:16 PM

And, it'll take a long time for the crap to trickle down from this to cause a furor.

That and people are now recognizing that it's no longer the 1%, and never was, it's now the 0.01% that have many more times more wealth than expected. The kind of wealth where you can buy even a SCOTUS judge, and some of them have almost said outright it's happened.

Anyone know which party's judges went in favor of this?

Predictably it was the conservative judges. They routinely rule in favor of big business. That's dumbing it down a bit, but essentially that's what they do.
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« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2014, 05:03:13 PM »

That John McCain disapproves of this increases my respect of the man.  How the court in favor doesn't see the risks with letting the floodgates down is pretty indicative of how much influence the big donors already have.  The message here is clear: If you want your side to have the best campaigns, you need to drop the cash.  Between this and the 2010 ruling about third party spending, we can look forward to more "ruling through deep pockets".   Neither side is immune to this, but I would love to see how much was spent by the parties over the last few years compared to the next election.
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« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2014, 05:39:53 PM »

John McCain is so schizophrenic for me. Every time he does something that earns my respect, he turns around and does something just as stupid. It's just waiting for the other shoe to drop.
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« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2014, 04:33:55 PM »

Every time I see the acronym SCOTUS I think it's the name of a new super villain group in a comic book before I remember its true meaning.  
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« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2014, 04:46:35 PM »

Quote from: hepcat on April 07, 2014, 04:33:55 PM

Every time I see the acronym SCOTUS I think it's the name of a new super villain group in a comic book before I remember its true meaning.  

The former isn't the same as the latter?
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« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2014, 05:00:49 PM »

Depends on what decision they hand down.  Of course, that applies to everyone's opinion.
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« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2014, 05:26:31 PM »

every time I read it, my brain inserts an R into the acronym and I'm left giggling like Beavis. 
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« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2014, 05:31:53 PM »

 icon_lol  Yeah, SCORTUS!

...wait...what?

SCOTURS?
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« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2014, 11:03:56 AM »

I would hazard to say that the Democratic Party is far from being the party of the poor. 7 of the top 10 wealthiest members of Congress are Democrats. Hollywood is a well known bastion of Democratic funding, and both candidates in 2012 spent over 1 billion dollars. In terms of big business, both Microsoft and Google were significant donators to the Obama campaign.

I'd be happier if each candidate got $100 and a used Winnebago.
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« Reply #12 on: Today at 07:36:11 AM »

"Party of the poor" has a different meaning from "party for the poor" Dante. Dems are, supposedly, the latter.
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