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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:08 PM

Do you think this election has put an end to Citizens United for all practical purposes

I know it's still the law, but do think the the billionaires and corporations will be more hesitant to spend money in future elections?

They spent $300-400 million and probably saved a GOP majority in the House of Representatives but they have nothing else to show for it.

All these millions did not gain them any new political power.

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Tony_FLADEM Nov 2012 OP
AndyTiedye Nov 2012 #1
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struggle4progress Nov 2012 #10
Blue Meany Nov 2012 #2
We People Nov 2012 #3
klook Nov 2012 #4
Filibuster Harry Nov 2012 #7
abelenkpe Nov 2012 #5
Sekhmets Daughter Nov 2012 #6
santamargarita Nov 2012 #8
AverageJoe90 Nov 2012 #9

Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:10 PM

1. No. They'll Spend Even More Next Time

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Response to AndyTiedye (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:42 PM

10. +

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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:11 PM

2. Nope. Just becuase they couldn't buy the election with Romney, doesn't mean that can't buy it for

another candidate. Anyway, they are will need a hugh amount of money to replicate the Democratic ground game, which is done mainly with volunteers. But Republicans don't volunteer much.

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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:12 PM

3. I dunno, but hope it's giving majority voters on SCOTUS pause

The ones voting to pass it are responsible for over a billion $ wasted.

The good part is that it still didn't work!

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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:12 PM

4. Absolutely not

I hope it can be overturned either by legislation, amendment, or new SCOTUS decision.

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Response to klook (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:24 PM

7. totaly agree with you

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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:13 PM

5. No

Still need to overturn that

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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:15 PM

6. Nope....

Adelson says he'll be at it again and Foster Friess plans on supporting Santorum in 2016....The Kochs have been quietly spending millions for decades....

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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:41 PM

8. As long as democracy is for sale, they're...

buying. We must get rid of citizens united. Unless we make changes, we get to do this again in four years. Evil never sleeps!

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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:41 PM

9. Maybe not entirely, but definitely a major setback nevertheless. n/t

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