Category Archives: Campaign Finance Laws

Judge Calls Dinesh D’Souza “Arrogant”

Poor little whiny boy Dinesh D’Souza has got lots and lots of community service ahead as part of his sentence for breaking campaign finance laws. The New York Post reports: D’Souza has to do eight hours each week for the entire five years he’s on probation and not just the eight months he was confined to a halfway house. – Read the full article

One Down Fall Done, How Many More GOP Governors Will Follow Like Dominoes?

What a historic day for the common wealth of Virginia. Recently, departed from office, former Governor Bob McDonnell (R) – VA and his wife, Maureen, were indicted on multiple counts of corruption…WOW! One potential Presidential GOP prospect deposed with a cascade of convictions by the voters, and potentially,at least THREE conservative governors to go. – Read the full article

Meaningless CNN Poll Inspires Campaign Reform Solution

CNN Poll: Romney tops Obama but loses to Clinton Washington (CNN) – If a rematch of the 2012 presidential election were held today, GOP nominee Mitt Romney would top President Barack Obama in the popular vote, according to a new national survey. – Read the full article

SCOTUS’ Rules Hobby Lobby’s Corporate Rights Supersede Individual’s & Health…. Democratic Mid-term Opportunity

Justice Ginsburg dissent on yesterday’s contemptible 5-4 Supreme Court ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp., “would allow corporations to opt out of almost any law that they find incompatible with their sincerely held religious beliefs.” (1) The eight salient points proffers a formidable campaign strategy enhancing a competitive margin for the midterms if they’re savvy enough to include this ruling in their appeals for votes.  – Read the full article

Ready For Hillary, Because Of McCutcheon

The supreme court’s 5-4 McCutcheon decision further eroding campaign finance regulation is as good a reason as any for me to shamelessly plug Ready For Hillary. Ready For Hillary is the site to go to for your Hillary 2016 gear. You can find H mugs, pens, baseball caps, hoodies, Irish shamrock St. – Read the full article

Mr. Obama, Tear Down the Private Profit Prisons

“…men who so uneasily tolerate superiors patiently suffer a master, and show themselves proud and servile at the same time.” –Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America In 2007, a teenager in a depressed county of Northeastern Pennsylvania, recently bereft of its industrial and coal mining jobs, was sentenced to 3 months in juvenile detention.  – Read the full article

Constitutional Amendment Introduced to “End Corporate Rule”

An Announcement from Move To Amend: Constitutional Amendment Introduced in Congress Ensuring Rights for People, Not Corporations FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, February 11, 2013 Reps. Nolan & Pocan Respond to Hundreds of Local Resolutions Calling for “We the People” Amendment (Washington D.C.) – The movement for constitutional reforms that would end what organizers call “corporate rule” has arrived in the chambers of Congress. – Read the full article

Gerrymandering, Jury-Rigging and Judicial Rewriting Are the Wave of the Future, Conservative Soldiers!

Greetings and salutations, fellow captains of industry and our Republican lapdogs!  I’m wiring you this electronic mail-o-gram from the deck of my mega-yacht Duchess’ Bounty.  What wizardry is this, you may ask, that such a feat is possible from the seas?  – Read the full article

Atlas Whined

“There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession  with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world.  – Read the full article

It’s D-Day in the Class War

“We cannot negotiate with those who say, ‘What’s mine is mine and what’s yours is negotiable.'” —John F. Kennedy On November 6th, 60 million Americans waited in line to yank the monkey wrench from Congress.  We reappointed our Democratic general for another four years.  – Read the full article

Sam Alito On Citizens United Defines Constitutional Revisionist

Sam Alito addressed the Federalist Society and took the opportunity to defend the Citizens United ruling, (of which much can be understood by reading clrose’s 2nd post on campaign finance reform). To Alito, the 1st amendment freedom of speech somehow applies to all corporations because some corporations own media conglomerates, and everyone agrees that the media enjoys 1st amendment protection:   Alito rattled off the names of the nation’s leading newspapers and television networks, all owned by corporations and possessing acknowledged rights to print and say what they wish about politics and government. – Read the full article

Campaign Finance 2012, Part 2: In the Aftermath of Citizens United

In 2010, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, 558 U.S. 310 was heard by the Supreme Court; at issue was whether the advertisement and showing of a political film violated the 2002 Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (commonly known as the McCain–Feingold), which prohibited “broadcast advertisements mentioning a candidate within 30 days before a primary or 60 days before a general election”. – Read the full article