Supreme Court Strikes Down Overall Limits on Campaign Contributions Because the Supreme Court Hates Democracy

Great news for billionaires, as the US Supreme Court further unravelled campaign finance and disclosure regulations by striking down the overall limit that individuals may donate to candidates and political parties.

Under one of the last remaining useful provisions of the McCain-Feingold (a provision that dates back to the post-Watergate election reforms), individual donors had been limited to $48,600 in overall contributions every two years to all federal candidates, and $74,600 to political parties. (The $2,600 cap per candidate remains in place.) Now, really, really rich people like the Koch brothers can dump even more money into politics, assuring that their voice can finally be heard.

The conservative majority on this court won’t do squat to stop the GOP’s campaign of voter disenfranchisement, but they are absolutely outraged at the notion that wealthy people shouldn’t be allowed to spend as much money as they want influencing the few proles who are actually allowed to vote.

Hooray for democracy!

Comments

  1. 1

    Puddybud - The ONE and Only spews:

    Yes Goldy, it’s so bad… yet when the facts are presented… it turns out the Supremes just leveled out the campaign contributions field…

    This week Senate Democrats once again asked the IRS to crack down on conservative groups including Americans for Prosperity, funded by the billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch. Democrats want to silence the opposition.

    So how big of a threat are the Koch Brothers?
    Over the past twenty five years, from 1989 to 2014, Koch Industries has donated $18,083,948 in political contributions to Republicans. While that seems like a large sum, it only ranks them as number 59 on the list of top all-time political donors – behind 18 different unions.

    Yes that’s right. If DMMOCRETINS could win on their ideas alone why do they need to ask the IRS (like the IRS can be trusted anyway) to stifle their political opposition? And we see #1 ActBlue gave 99% to DUMMOCRETINS.

    Puddy always keeps some ammunition to fire just at the right time.

  2. 2

    spews:

    @1…

    This guy is a comedy act. That has to be what it is. Nobody can be as tone-deaf and clueless as he seems to be.

    This Puddybuddy is a perfect caricature of a right-wing imbecile. Very amusing.

  3. 3

    spews:

    Add @2….

    …either that or he believes in toto everything spewed by the likes of Bryan Fisher, Rush Limbaugh, Herman Cain, Rand Paul, Paul Ryan (who thinks black men are lazy, btw), Pat Robertson, Rick Santorum, Sarah Palin, Don Wildmon and the rest of the deny reality loony-toones carousel.

    Nahhhh…NOBODY is THAT stupid…are they??

  4. 4

    Deathfrogg spews:

    In other words, SpittleyPudd, you have no concept of what the word “Republic” means, and you have no desire whatsoever to live in the United States. You prefer a plutocracy, basically run by the Mafia. You openly demand that the lawmakers be for open sale to the highest bidder.

    You’re a seriously fucked-up piece of shit and a bald-faced liar. Sheldon Adelson “contributed” over $400 million just in the last election cycle. The Koch brothers and their Nazi friends have put over two Billion into the last 4 election cycles.

    Not one Union can measure up to that.

  5. 7

    Deathfrogg spews:

    “A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations has been 200 years. These nations have progressed through this sequence: From bondage to spiritual faith; From spiritual faith to great courage; From courage to liberty; From liberty to abundance; From abundance to selfishness; From selfishness to apathy; From apathy to dependence; From dependence back into bondage.”
    Alexander Fraser Tytler

  6. 8

    JohnRogersghost spews:

    Since probably 3/4ths of campaign money is spent on television advertising, how about we ban all political advertising on TV? We don’t allow cigarette ads, we used to ban ads for booze, so let’s drastically reduce the cost of campaigns by doing away with the biggest expense by far. We, the People, own the airwaves. Everybody hates campaign ads. Win for everybody, except the TV stations, but if they don’t like it they could give up the broadcasting licenses that We, the People, granted them to use OUR airwaves.

  7. 9

    SJ spews:

    I am not going to write a full comment here but and already wrote my reaction this morning on THE Ave.

    Why did Thomas Jefferson refuse to endorse the Hamilton/Madison document unless they agreed to ad the bill of Rights?

    TJ saw the equality of opportunity as only possible if as many voices could be heard as possible and if the law limited the ability of by the wealthy and the Church to control what everyone could say, hear and discuss.

    Why did Lenin make control of the press his most urgent step after the coup?

    This turns the US into a poorly functioning clone of China. I am very depressed!

  8. 10

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @3 It’s not possible to overestimate the stupidity of you humans. I mean geez you humans are a stupid species! Nobody else is destructive like you guys. When rabbits have wars, we just lose a little fur and occasionally an eyeball or tooth. You guys want to blow up the whole friggin planet.

  9. 11

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @9 “Why did Lenin make control of the press his most urgent step after the coup?”

    The Koch brothers apparently think a lot like Lenin, because they’ve started buying up newspapers.

  10. 12

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    It’s easy to understand where the Koch brothers’ virulent anti-liberalism came from. Their father, Fred Koch, worked in the Soviet Union helping set up oil refineries, and despised Stalin. When he returned to the U.S., he became a founding member of the John Birch Society. Fred Koch apparently also was something of a racist, viewing African-Americans as the primary instrument of subversives plotting a communist takeover of America.

  11. 13

    SJ spews:

    The difference is that the Koch brothers believe that all atrocities are justified as long as it suits their ends, Lenin believes in that too but he believed he was making things better for everyone.

    Either way. the rest of us is screwed.

  12. 14

    Puddybud-The One and ONLY spews:

    Once again Puddy puts forth facts and the most vile, ignorant, and idiotic screamed and shouted while trying to scratch the koro diseased scrotums. Puddy was very surprised that SJ joined the cacophony of DUMMOCRETINS but then again Puddy shouldn’t be surprised! So Puddy has to do it all again by Puddyself!

    It seems to Puddy all HA DUMMOCRETINS are afraid the US American Electorate won’t be educated or informed, easily persuaded by the Sheldon Adelsons’ and Charles and David Koch. Well it’s been shown by Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel and Jesse Watters videos over and over that really uneducated and misinformed low information voters vote DUMMOCRETIN! So y’all must be very scared. But you forget y’all control the msm! Y’all want to shutdown anyone who wants to say something different from the standard DUMMOCRETIN talking points. Y’all want to go back to Walter Cronkite – DUMMOCRETIN spewing the left wrong news!

    #1 – rujax, once again you prove how stoooooooooooopid you are. Did you actually say something worthwhile? Nope. dumb cinder blocks just sit there and occupy space. You perform that P E R F E C T L Y! Puddy has no clue the DUMMOCRETINS you listen to butt we all know the left wrong web sites you visit. In actuality being a dumb cinder block proves your mind is unorganized! And all can see you never have an erudite comment. Just hate 24x7x365.25!

    Tone deaf – Where has anyone on the left as DUMMOCRETINS ever said anything about union money and those who don’t agree with union political spendings? Conservative union members ARE FORCED to give dues in many unions while they vehemently disagree with their union leader politics. This levels the playing field. U R as stoooooooooooooooooooopid as a dumb cinder block. The point lost on rujax being a dumb cinder block is not that free speech is money. That’s your useless argument. The BIG point above from rujax is that DUMMOCRETINS in federal and local governments want to control free speech by controlling all campaign contributions. rujax cheers this. Butt you dumb cinder block rujax, the government cannot control speech under the First Amendment. How can there be full freedom of speech if DUMMOCRETINS in federal and local governments dictate what you spend on your speech? The First Amendment is offered in the argument below agains OWS Racist Fraggy, the HA “negro” hater!

    #2 – Does Puddy need to say anything to OWS Racist Fraggy? Witness this BULLSHITTIUM

    You prefer a plutocracy, basically run by the Mafia. You openly demand that the lawmakers be for open sale to the highest bidder.

    Once again it’s Psych 101 from the Racist One! Always throwing useless arguments trying to scream a useless point. You want to limit the power of billionaires but give unions free pass. This is the primary modus operandi of libtards. This moron seems to forget DUMMOCRETINS are always going to the highest bidder. UNION bidders.

    you have no concept of what the word “Republic” means, and you have no desire whatsoever to live in the United States.

    So Unions are for the Republic Racist One? The Racist One forgets the 2009 speech from the AFT Union President who openly said it’s about the union getting their politicians elected not about the students. U wanna see the comment video again? Go to the crazed clueless database deala. He’ll replay it for you because you are one screwed up person.

    You are so screwed up you can’t even understand the arguments you put forth are so easily proven by using DUMMOCRETINS. Haven’t you seen who Obummer has placed into his sadministration? Almost all his highest bundlers have ambassadorships or other special positions! That’s a Republic Racist One? But, that’s A-OK with the Racist One.

    Sheldon Adelson “contributed” over $400 million just in the last election cycle. The Koch brothers and their Nazi friends have put over two Billion into the last 4 election cycles.

    Where’s the proof? Who are the Nazis Racist One? Recently there was a discussion over the word Nazi. You were identified as one of the most vile leftist DUMMOCRETIN to ever call someone Nazi. That’s all you know is hate 24×7. You live on those left wrong sites like Daily Kooks, Media Morons and Totally Putrid Morons. Every post you prove how libtardism is a real mental disease. Act Blue gave $100,000,000 is A-OK with the Racist One! So the unions gave $615,920,723 to DUMOCRETINS and that’s A-OK huh because they are DUMMOCRETINS! Of course the Racist One forgets the top 10 super PAC donors are five DUMMOCRETINS and five Republicans. Butt that doesn’t meet the leftist idiotic criteria proffered by the Racist One!

    You both want to stifle free speech. In fact it seems all HA DUMMOCRETINS want to stifle free speech. Puddy thought the Constitution said

    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

    The libtard msm is lock stock and barrel DUMMOCRETIN we see and know this from the 1972 presidential election. 85 or more percent vote DUMMOCRETIN. The major stories are always negative against conservatives.

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    Puddybud-The One and ONLY spews:

    Everyone should thank rujax for proving Puddy’s point. What are the web sites rujax put forth?

    Left wrong sites. And comment #15 is P R E S C I E N T!

    rujax, once again you prove how stoooooooooooopid you are. Did you actually say something worthwhile? Nope. dumb cinder blocks just sit there and occupy space. You perform that P E R F E C T L Y! Puddy has no clue the DUMMOCRETINS you listen to butt we all know the left wrong web sites you visit. In actuality being a dumb cinder block proves your mind is unorganized! And all can see you never have an erudite comment. Just hate 24x7x365.25!

    Thanks for playing rujax. You P E R F E C T L Y demonstrate libtardism loonacy!

  14. 20

    Puddybud-The One and ONLY spews:

    Does rujax actually pay attention to anything at anytime? Puddy submits this answer…

    .NOPE.

    So Obummer claims 7.1 million people “signed up”.

    How many have paid rujax?
    How many were the 6.5 million who lost their originally loved insurance due to Obummercare?
    How many have lost their primary care doctors rujax?
    Senator tom Coburn lost his prostate cancer primary care doctor to Obummercare. Harry Reid says let’s not get into the weeds. Shorter Harry Reid: “stop telling the truth about Obummercare”!

    Here dumb cinder block let Puddy assist your education from March 30 from the WAPo’s Pundit Blogger of the Year! Notice it’s 2014, not some 2009 post from your flaming ASSwipe cousin!

    Of course, the more than 6 million enrollment the administration recently announced overstates Obamacare’s success because this includes enrollments that were never completed since the person never paid the premium. There are lots of reasons why a consumer might not complete the enrollment. The person may have hit the enroll button a number of times and ended up paying only once. It may have been one of the infamous “834” transactions that never made sense and the consumer ended up having to enroll again later. Or, the person might have had second thoughts about the cost/benefit of Obamacare and decided not to move forward.

    Then there were a measurable number of people who paid their first month’s premium but never paid the second month’s premium. I am told that 2% to 5% of January’s enrollments never paid in February, for example.

    Why doesn’t the sadministration break out those who got insurance from Medicare? They have to re-up each year. Why hasn’t this sadministration come clean on the real numbers? Jay Carneybarker claimed the technology is now better to “count” actual web site visitors but it’s not yet ready to tell us who actually signed up and paid for it so far?

    And you can’t figger these things out without visiting some left wrong site for your evening sleeping fix. Who knew you were really this dumb? Well Puddy did. You’ve been HA DUMMOCRETINS dumb cinder block forever!

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    Puddybud-The One and ONLY spews:

    Then there was his April 1st blog post rujax!

    Yesterday, the Los Angeles Times reported that the non-profit Rand Corporation estimated that two-thirds of the first six million people to enroll in Obamacare were previously insured––only two million were previously uninsured.

    So please stay far away from left wrong sites. Why did UNIONS get a pass rujax if Obummercare is so great?

    Now back to the Supremes decision since that’s the thread… It seems to Puddy the biggest fears of ruling DUMMOCRETINS all over, is an educated majority! rujax proves he’s a low information voter (uneducated) in every post!