Colbert Takes on Corporate Campaign Finance Case

With the Supreme Court appearing poised to throw out more than a century of restrictions on corporate spending in federal elections, Stephen Colbert had a few things to say last night:

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Tags: campaign finance, Citizens United, SCOTUS, Stephen Colbert (all tags)

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As the Book the Nine by Tobin point out

The Roberts court IS the most activist court in generations, the investment for decades by the Federalist Society is finally paying off.

Expect them to continue replicating the Lochner era, supporting an increasing pro-business/corporate right wing agenda.

This is the lasting legacy of Reagan, after his trickle down econonmics will have disappeared from the political discussion, the lag time for life-time appts make SCOTUS the most complete victory for the right wings decades of electoral success. Roberts and Alito were the only real success of the GW Bush presidency.

by WashStateBlue 2009-09-16 07:53AM | 0 recs
my SCOTUS-watching husband

told me Colbert mangled what the case is about in some ways, but I don't know the details of what he supposedly got wrong.

In general, count on Roberts to try to increase corporate power on all fronts. If Stevens does retire next year, Obama should appoint someone who is less pro-corporate for balance. I mean someone to the left of Breyer, Ginsburg and Sotomayor (who are all fairly corporate-friendly).

by desmoinesdem 2009-09-16 12:43PM | 0 recs
Re: Colbert Takes on Corporate Campaign Finance Ca

Here's a thought... Let's run a corporation for Congress.  I'm serious about this, run the corporation.  Wait until we are denied and then sue, and force the court to rule on allowing a corporation to run and if it really has the same rights as people.    

We need an amendment to make it so Corporations don't have that right.  

by 30000Fine 2009-09-16 05:19PM | 0 recs

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