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I don't "agree" with the President on this one, it's simply a bone-headed no-brainer that this is a bad idea. The only thing he cares about is his ratings, so he can do other crazy things without huge lashings from the people.
I have a right to my opinion, yours are plastered all over the forum.
Originally posted by whatukno
reply to post by Stormdancer777
Yes yes, we know you hate Obama, we get it, Shesh oh Pete.... you don't like Obama, but this time he is right.
Originally posted by D1Useek
Nothing will save the Obamanation now that people and businesses can back politicians just like the unions have been doing for years with the blessing of the liberal demoncrats. The messiah being worried about 'foreign entities' getting involved brings back memories of the Cliton era, and poor monks with millions in communist China donations for Willie and the demoncrats. What the messiah is really worried about is a level field.
"Nothing can stop the winds of change!"
Maybe this is the change the messiah was talking about.
Originally posted by Dean Goldberry
I'm not an Obama fan, nor a supporter of secrecy-based (by definition) government (as we know it) in general, but I agree with the President on this one. Only in a twisted (by definition) vampirocracy (corporatocracy) would money-spending be equated with free speech. I predict future critics will be particularly merciless on that insane notion. "And may I introduce the esteemed candidate from Exxon..." And yes, I'm equally against candidate ownership by unions and whatever special interests.
Originally posted by Stormdancer777
* Obama worries about 'foreign entities' getting involved
does he now?
Secret, Foreign Money Floods Into Obama Campaign
More than half of the whopping $426.9 million Barack Obama has raised has come from small donors whose names the Obama campaign won't disclose.
And questions have arisen about millions more in foreign donations the Obama campaign has received that apparently have not been vetted as legitimate.
[edit on 093131p://bSaturday2010 by Stormdancer777]
Originally posted by MattMulder
reply to post by ziggystrange
quote from OP :
"Obama's broadside was triggered by a 5-4 ruling by the court's justices on Thursday that removed long-standing campaign finance limits and allowed corporations to spend freely in campaigns for president and Congress. In the ruling, the court's conservative majority said the limits had violated corporations' constitutional right to free speech. "
Remember that not-so-funny CO2 ad on Fox News and local Texas channels saying that CO2 is good for the planet ?
I have a feeling that Halliburton and friends are gonna spend a loooot of money in the next campaign to brainwash voters, one ad every 15minutes for 6 months and the deal is done.
Originally posted by vor78
reply to post by Stormdancer777
Agreed. The only reason that he opposes this is that he's fearful that it might level the playing field in future elections.
Honestly, I don't have a huge issue with this. At least we'll know where the money is coming from. Maybe I'd have more sympathy if Obama would also insist that ALL campaign donations, including those in small amounts, be subject to full reporting requirements so we know exactly who is funding each candidate. Needless to say, I'm not holding my breath for that to happen anytime soon.