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Old 01-22-2010, 08:21 AM
 
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The main thing this lets corporations do is spend money on advertising. The main reason that's effective is that the citizens allow it to be through their own unwillingness to research and get to know candidates.

There is no truth in advertising!
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Old 01-22-2010, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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The legacy of the village idiot lives on in the form of that steely eyed conservative Supreme Court Justice Roberts. The decisions that will come down because of his lunacy will set this country back, not forward. Here is the latest effect of this joke of a man.

Editorial - The Courtís Blow to Democracy - NYTimes.com
You radical lefties are annoyed by this because:
1. It is big business that will have the capital to advertise the most.
2. It will bankrupt all the unions to counter it.
3. It means that lefties will have to donate a lot more to their political causes.

If you don't like it, you need to change the Constitution!
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Old 01-22-2010, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Oooooh, more political ads. Just what we all look forward to. Let's face it. No one who posts to this forum is going to be swayed by political ads but we'll still have to endure them...all of them...so many of them. In an election year, I'll probably be able to read a whole chapter of a book during the commercial breaks. So, I'm thinking the TV networks are celebrating for the new revenue the ads will bring and the advertising agencies will also be "stimulated." Perhaps some newspapers, like the NY Times, will be able to curtail layoffs or won't go under, either.
What's the difference? We can either watch political ads during elections or ads about male enhancement, mops, insurance, etc.

The only thing that I worry about is ads putting forth lies and half truths. We were bombarded here in Massachusetts with Coakley ads which were lies because they only told half the truth. Many fell for it without checking to see if the statments were true or not.
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Old 01-22-2010, 08:28 AM
 
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You radical lefties are annoyed by this because:
1. It is big business that will have the capital to advertise the most.
2. It will bankrupt all the unions to counter it.
3. It means that lefties will have to donate a lot more to their political causes.

If you don't like it, you need to change the Constitution!

Big business gives money to whomever will take it. Left, Right, it's all the same. I doubt that any politician will turn down cash to get them reelected so they can keep screwing us and their mistressess/mistersess.

The Constitution doesn't need to be changed. It needs to be upheld.
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Old 01-22-2010, 08:38 AM
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Location: Near Manito
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The decision, while regrettable from some prespectives, was constitutionally correct.

The problem is not whether big business and big labor can spend umpteen gazillion dollars telling lies and half-truths. The problem is that most Americans are too ignorant to be able to identify such lies and half-truths for what they are.

Thus, Justice Roberts is not culpable in any way. He simply joined the majority of the court in upholding the Constitution (that's his job, after all), not to save us from our own stupidity and ignorance (that's OUR job).

To paraphrase one of the founders: With the Consitution, we have been given a republic. Whether we are wise enough to keep it remains to be seen.
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Old 01-22-2010, 08:47 AM
 
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January 21st, 2010

It’s happened. It’s finally official. Our futures are owned by Corporate America. Or by Corporate Saudi Arabia. Or Corporate Japan. Doesn’t matter anymore, really.

Today the Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision ruled that there is to be no limit on corporate campaign contributions, ending the possibility of any candidate’s chances unless they’re totally 100% in the back pocket of some corporation. Game over. The Democratic Experiment has been concluded.


THE MIKE MALLOY SHOW
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Old 01-22-2010, 09:12 AM
 
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Big business gives money to whomever will take it. Left, Right, it's all the same. I doubt that any politician will turn down cash to get them reelected so they can keep screwing us and their mistressess/mistersess.

The Constitution doesn't need to be changed. It needs to be upheld.
I insist my government should not be for sale. It's been for sale for longer than anyone alive remembers. That needed to change, but this threw the american constituent under a bus. Both in 2 party system will suffer equally, but the fuller brunt is born on 3rd parties.

If you think it's bad now, just wait until warchests exceed GDPs. One hate group campaign after another, one egregious lie heaped upon another, and yet another until all truth is lost because the highest bidder decided. Freedom of speech has not been served, it's been drowned out by the most expensive megaphone intent on domination. Statesmanship is lost to Jerry Springer morons.
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Old 01-22-2010, 09:17 AM
 
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The decision, while regrettable from some prespectives, was constitutionally correct.

The problem is not whether big business and big labor can spend umpteen gazillion dollars telling lies and half-truths. The problem is that most Americans are too ignorant to be able to identify such lies and half-truths for what they are.

Thus, Justice Roberts is not culpable in any way. He simply joined the majority of the court in upholding the Constitution (that's his job, after all), not to save us from our own stupidity and ignorance (that's OUR job).

To paraphrase one of the founders: With the Consitution, we have been given a republic. Whether we are wise enough to keep it remains to be seen.
AND THE TRUTH IS... it does not, and should NEVER cost a billion dollars to tell the truth. Lying is very expensive, which explains the size of warchests and groomers, now doesn't it? This is wrong, and if there was ever a conservative bone in your body it ought to be screaming by now.
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Old 01-22-2010, 09:22 AM
 
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There are 2 things I like about Roberts.

What he does

and the reaction of leftest blame America commie amerikans.

God Bless Judge Roberts!
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Old 01-22-2010, 09:24 AM
 
Location: OCEAN BREEZES AND VIEWS SAN CLEMENTE
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A great job? Please, he was one who voted yes to this crap. The conservative justices as well as their supports deserve to be named Village Idiots.


Village idiots Hwww, guess we are not talking about no YMCA!
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