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Wed Oct 31, 2018, 06:46 PM

 

WHO was behind Citizens United? Who or what group wrote it?

how did those weasels get that passed? Who was the author of it?

That plus voter suppression was when DEMS got fucked....so many great folks who can't run as they aren't rich....or are not comfortable with begging....

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jodymarie aimee Oct 2018 OP
Stinky The Clown Oct 2018 #1
allgood33 Oct 2018 #2
CurtEastPoint Oct 2018 #3
jodymarie aimee Oct 2018 #4
VOX Oct 2018 #5
elleng Oct 2018 #6
meow2u3 Oct 2018 #7

Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2018, 06:47 PM

1. I think you're going to see some first timers with no money coming out on top.

A lot of them will be what we need: women.

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2018, 06:48 PM

2. Don't really know who was behind it but it was aimed at taking HRC down.

 

So many things that the Republicans do are aimed at hurting the people they hate even if it hurts the country as a whole. it's kind of Trumpian. Trump is like that.

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2018, 06:52 PM

3. I didn't know till now...

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 31, 2018, 06:55 PM

4. holy crap

 

thank you so much...

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2018, 06:56 PM

5. For CU's funding, look no further than the Brothers Koch.

They are the primary moneybags behind this travesty.

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2018, 06:59 PM

6. 'Summarizing,'

'In 2002, Congress passed the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (BCRA), widely known as the McCain-Feingold Act, after its original sponsors, Senators John McCain of Arizona and Russ Feingold of Wisconsin.

In one of its key provisions, Section 203, the BCRA prevented corporations or labor unions from using their general treasuries to fund “electioneering communications,” or radio, TV or satellite broadcasts that refer to a candidate for federal office within 60 days before a general election and within 30 days of a primary election.

HILLARY: THE MOVIE

In 2008, the conservative nonprofit organization Citizens United sought an injunction against the Federal Election Commission (FEC) in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., in order to prevent the application of the BCRA to its documentary Hillary: The Movie.

The film, which the group wanted to broadcast and advertise before that year’s primary elections, strongly criticized Senator Hillary Clinton of New York, then a candidate for the Democratic nomination for president. . .

According to Citizens United, Section 203 of the BCRA violated the First Amendment right to free speech both on its face and as it applied to Hillary: The Movie, and other BCRA provisions regarding disclosures of funding and clear identification of sponsors were also unconstitutional.

MCCONNELL VS. FEC
The U.S. District Court ruled against Citizens United on all counts, citing the decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in McConnell vs. FEC (2003), an earlier challenge to campaign finance regulation brought by Republican Senator Mitch McConnell. That ruling upheld the constitutionality of the BCRA’s Section 203 on its face. . .

The U.S. District Court also held that Hillary: The Movie amounted to “express advocacy or its functional equivalent,” as required by another Supreme Court decision, in Federal Election Commission vs. Wisconsin Right to Life, Inc. (2003), because it attempted to inform voters that Clinton was unfit for office. Because of this, the court ruled, Section 203 was not unconstitutionally applied.

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to review the lower court’s decision, and heard the first oral arguments in Citizens United vs. FEC in March 2009. While initially the Court expected to rule on narrower grounds related to the film itself, it soon asked the parties to file additional briefs addressing whether it should reconsider all or part of two previous verdicts, McConnell vs. FEC and Austin vs. Michigan Chamber of Commerce (1990).

CITIZENS UNITED DECISION:>>>

https://www.history.com/topics/united-states-constitution/citizens-united

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2018, 08:15 PM

7. The current CU president is none other than Clinton's #1 persecutor, David Bossie

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