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Dems on FEC vote to regulate political jokes

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posted on Jun, 3 2016 @ 01:09 PM
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Some extreme jealousy and micro-management attempts by 2 members of the Federal Election Commission.

Seems they are flustered by some comments made by a former Republican Candidate during his candidacy announcement last year.

Former candidate Mike Huckabee made a "joke" about where money should come from.

So sensitive and nit-picky and petty.

Something else, something bigger is on their minds I bet.


Dems on FEC vote to regulate political jokes


Over mocking objections from their own staff, two top Democrats on the politically divided Federal Election Commission voted to investigate one-time Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee for joking that he hoped supporters would shower him with million dollar contributions.

In the latest display of FEC Democratic efforts to regulate speech and target Republicans, Commissioners Ann Ravel and Ellen Weintraub backed a complaint against Huckabee, who made the joke during his May 2015 presidential candidacy announcement.

At that event, he said, "I will be funded and fueled not by the billionaires, but by working people across America who will find out that $15 and $25 a month contributions can take us from Hope to higher ground. If you want to give a million dollars, please do it, but most can't."


What are they so jealous about ?







posted on Jun, 3 2016 @ 01:12 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

The entire political system is a joke. They should just ban all politicians.



posted on Jun, 3 2016 @ 01:13 PM
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SERIOUSLY???



posted on Jun, 3 2016 @ 01:16 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

I welcome this, Hillary definitely needs regulating.



posted on Jun, 3 2016 @ 01:20 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Politicians need regulating like fiber regulates. . . . well, you know.



posted on Jun, 3 2016 @ 01:20 PM
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Weintraub... there ya go



posted on Jun, 3 2016 @ 01:34 PM
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Over mocking objections from their own staff, two top Democrats on the politically divided Federal Election Commission voted to investigate one-time Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee for joking that he hoped supporters would shower him with million dollar contributions


Interesting since Sanders has been bragging about how he has gotten 'millions' of donations.

Anyone else smell the HYPOCRISY ?



posted on Jun, 3 2016 @ 02:32 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

It didn't go anywhere, the complaint was dismissed.



posted on Jun, 3 2016 @ 02:35 PM
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a reply to: neo96

Not that he has gotten literally million dollar donations.. So sure the there is hypocrisy if you just twist it out if context.



posted on Jun, 3 2016 @ 03:11 PM
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originally posted by: Sremmos80
a reply to: xuenchen

It didn't go anywhere, the complaint was dismissed.


They failed to set precedent.

Their sneaky little plot is foiled.




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