Thursday, January 21, 2010

LEGISLATING FROM THE BENCH

I'm sure everyone has heard about this.....

From MSNBC....

Supreme Court rolls back campaign cash limits

Obama slams 'green light to a new stampede of special interest money'

WASHINGTON - In a landmark ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday struck down laws that banned corporations from using their own money to support or oppose candidates for public office.

By 5-4 vote, the court overturned federal laws, in effect for decades, that prevented corporations from using their profits to buy political campaign ads. The decision, which almost certainly will also allow labor unions to participate more freely in campaigns, threatens similar limits imposed by 24 states.

It leaves in place a ban prohibiting corporations and unions from directly contributing funds to candidates for any use.


The five conservative members of the high court were the ones who made this happen.

Conservatives....the ones who say that the liberals legislate from the bench.

Well if this ain't legislating, I don't know what is. Those five corporate owned conservatards just threw all of under the corporate America bus.

If Congress doesn't act quickly to reign this in we will have seen the last of true democracy in these United States.

Folks, we are fucked. We are soooo fucked!

7 comments:

Riot Kitty said...

I love it how right-wingers use the "legislating from the bench" expression whenever they disagree with a judicial decision, but never when it's some corporation-whoring decision.

One Fly said...

What perfect timing-imagine that.

RealityZone said...

Congress could not even pass a law saying that the volume on your tv could not go up automatically for a commercial. I do not know about you but it irritates the shit out of me, when the volume goes up for a viagra commercial.

So how in the fuck are they going to stop The Corpotocracy of Chimerika, when they are the true paymasters of the congress critters.

Seeing Eye Chick said...

Corpotocracy of Chimerika---I like that, good one.

Its true. Fuckers. And you know this is just the beginning. We after all going to inundated with Uberconservative Religious Bullshit from this bunch of Bushy Judges, that will come later. Right after Texas Skools make their big order of Prehistoric Jesus Creationism for K-12.

And throughout this all, I have to ask, Where are the Democrat's Balls? Because clearly they aint wearing them man style.

Seeing Eye Chick said...

I would also add, that We are basically re-entering the era of the Company Store.

RealityZone said...

SECHICK; Thanks. Also lets not forget that foreign countries have Sovereign Wealth Funds. These are the same as Corporations. OH MY.

Distributorcap said...

congress and obama will do nothing - these are their masters