At a meeting with financial supporters on Thursday, Hillary Clinton vowed to put forth Supreme Court nominees that were committed to overturning the 2010 Citizens United ruling. Hillary Clinton’s decision to make opposing the Citizens United ruling a litmus test for Supreme Court nominees follows a similar pledge made by her Democratic primary opponent Bernie Sanders.
It is very seldom, if ever, that any Republican purposely admits in public that their raison d'etre is solely to serve the interests of corporations and the very richest Americans, and it is doubtful they expected the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court to expose their badly-kept secret, but he did; albeit inadvertently.
Although Republicans detest democracy, they certainly understand the principle behind it and instead of swearing an oath to support a document always open to interpretation, Americans should demand that all politicians pledge to support America's democracy; or leave office forthwith.
The Kentucky Opportunity Coalition's millions of dollars represents the method by which we have had our democracy co-opted by big money
Ted Cruz was introducing his father at the Watchmen on the Wall, sponsored by the extremist Family Research Council and combined the Koch-Republican-Supreme Court definition of money as speech with a very healthy dose of Republican fear mongering to influence evangelical fanatics into believing Senate Democrats were abolishing the 1st Amendment.
As we approach the end of 2013, it seems that Court may decide to undertake another key case in the New Year that will provide it with an opportunity to reverse its gradual and unconscionable determination that the Bill of Rights extends to DBAs.
It appears Americans are being kept unawares again as the Koch's so-called grass-roots organization, the teabaggers, have asked for an FEC exemption on campaign finance disclosure rules.
The first case the Supreme Court heard this term brought what’s left of campaign finance laws back for scrutiny by the same court that gave us corporations have civil rights and money is speech in Citizens United. Citizens United, the Sequel, is brought to you by Sean McCutcheon, a businessman and Republican activist from Alabama. Naturally, the chief benefactor of Citizens United joined him: the RNC.
Conservatives have steadily been eroding the power of unions in the wake of Citizens United since they are their only liberal financial foe