Tag Archives: citizens united

Trump’s Campaign, Grounded in the Whitepower Movement?

Ironic, Donald Trump held a rally Friday night in the belly of  American racism, yet fortuitous. Alabama, one of the multi-state wombs the Southern Strategy  gestated for several decades after the passage of 1960s federal civil rights legislation. Nevertheless, peremptorily Trump follows another ambitious liberal who flipped to champion the racist dogma in pursuit of elected office, the late Governor George Wallace (R) – ALA. – Read the full article

Democratic National Committee 2016 Prelim Strategy vs Koch’s Libre

Democrats met this past weekend to discuss the 2016 national strategy in confronting the denizens of Citizen United / McCutcheon ———- Deceit, thy name is Koch The Libre Initiative targeting the Hispanic community. Headquartered in Texas, the intention is to flank satellite locations nationally with the promise of assistance of basic life enticements: DACA application fees driver’s license preparation free health clinics The message to Democrats across the country is their strategies must exceed the tired demonization of Koch Brothers… a stern omen and warning to candidates to escalate beyond the anticipated ‘left’ platform. – Read the full article

Friday Feminism – Good Cop/Bad Cop, LGBTQ, and World News

Lead Story ♀ ‘ISIS Hit List’ Targeting Law Enforcement Actually Made By Right-Wing Christians (SCREENSHOTS) – Your not going to freak out our followers unless your way more threatening.  Here, let us help you. Abortion & Reproductive Rights ♀ There Are No Abortion Cakes ♀ Senate Passes Compromise Bill Increasing Federal Funding for Abstinence-Only Sex Education – When exactly did our government make the decision that the best method to deal with any problem is the one that won’t work? – Read the full article

Walmart Says “No” Arkansas Obeys: Religious Bill Rejected

Like the old saying goes, “money talks and b*((%$!t walks”. Governor Asa Hutchinson (R) – AR (above right), received an informal directive from retail giant Walmart, to rescind, renounce… oh hell, ‘don’t sign that bill’. It didn’t hurt that Hutchinson’s fellow Gov-thug to the north, Mike Pence (R) – Ind is catching 360 hell for signing his version of the Religious Freedom Act; a transparently veiled legislation meant to undermine LGBT civil rights’ protections. – Read the full article

Chrisite Scandal….AGAIN…So, What Else is New?

You can set your calendar to Christie Scandals in 2015. The Administration more resembles a prime-time show than state government. His histrionics beckons to a 1970s ‘Banana Republic’ dictatorships ruled by ‘strong men’ exchanging bribes for political and business favors. Americans used to spurn shadowy corrupt democracies and cronyism, but no longer. – 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

Freedom of Speech vs. Wall Street’s Interests

“There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.”  –Henry David Thoreau You know that civil rights are in dire straits when Rage Against the Machine starts to seem eerily prescient. Documents obtained in a Freedom of Information request by The Partnership for Civil Justice Fund reveal that the nationwide violent crackdown on Occupy Wall Street last fall was not only highly organized by the FBI and local police, but was orchestrated by Wall Street itself.  – 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

The GOP Needs to Move Further Right and Suppress the Vote Better: A Modest Proposal

It would appear that many of these “voters” gathered the wrong message from our pitch.  As he poured my wine, Reginald observed that Romney, old boy, convinced the commoners he’d had such an illustrious career in the private sector that they ought to let him continue to pursue it!  – Read the full article

Romney Must Return Sheldon Adelson’s “Limitless” Donations

“Follow the money.” –‘Deep Throat‘, All The President’s Men Mitt Romney has a gambling problem. Las Vegas Sands casino magnate Sheldon Adelson has donated at least $36 million to Romney and his Super PACs.  He has signaled that his support is “limitless” and could top $100 million if necessary. – Read the full article

Walker win victory for redistribution of wealth upward

Bernie Sanders was on-the-money (pun intended) with his assessment of the Walker victory in Wisconsin: There is an aggressiveness out there among the ruling class of this country, among the billionaires who are saying: “You know what? Ya, we got a whole lot now, but we want even more. – Read the full article

Wisconsin Recall – Where was OWS?

The loses in Wisconsin never should have happened. I’m asking the question: Where was the Occupy movement? Did they vote? I’ve seen comments in site after site where OWS supporters trash Democrats with even more vitriol than we hear from Republicans. – Read the full article