A new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds that the vast majority of Americans are vehemently opposed to a recent Supreme Court ruling that opens the door for foreign and domestic corporations, labor unions, and other organizations to spend money directly from their general funds to influence campaigns.Now I have read the main introduction to the decision. Either I have missed the fact that this recent decision actually allows foreign corporations to influence our political campaigns, or the poll misrepresents the decision by asking certain questions in such a way as to make the polled think that the recent court's decision does allow this. In my experience, the answer is obvious.
News reports from President Obama's State of the Union address say that Justice Alito mouthed "not true" when President Obama made this exact charge. So again, assuming Alito did this, then either Obama is wrong or Alito is wrong.
I'll put it this way. If I had to bet my pay check on this, I would put every penny on Alito. Perhaps someone could show me where in this decision that allows foreign corporations to influence our campaigns? Polls are nothing but a trick to advance one's agenda. And the Mainstream Media is nothing but an extension of the Democratic party.
But the story goes on to cite Conservatism's favorite Republican, Senator McCain.
McCain told CBS's "Face the Nation" that there would be a "backlash" once awareness grew about "the amounts of union and corporate money that's going to go into political campaigns."Oh, save us McCain. Save us from money being in politics. What a joke. The McCain/Feingold Act should have been called the "Keep the incumbents Act". It is ridiculous to think a law will keep money out of politics. The Act simply created a method of controlling how money gets in the process. Now follow the money friend. If you are an elected official, are you really going to pass a law that assists your opponents during a campaign?
McCain stood against term limits because he said it got rid of good people too. What's the difference with campaign finance reform? Did it not restrict good money too? Ahhhh, but term limits would have limited McCain. Better not vote for that!