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babylonsister

(171,042 posts)
Wed Apr 2, 2014, 06:18 PM Apr 2014

A Fed Up Bernie Sanders Obliterates The Koch Fueled Supreme Court Majority

http://www.politicususa.com/2014/04/02/fed-bernie-sanders-obliterates-koch-fueled-supreme-court-majority.html

A Fed Up Bernie Sanders Obliterates The Koch Fueled Supreme Court Majority
By: Jason Easley
Wednesday, April, 2nd, 2014, 12:03 pm


After the Supreme Court handed down a decision that wiped out all individual campaign donation limits today, a fed up Bernie Sanders took aim at the 5 Koch conservatives in the court’s majority.

In a 5-4 ruling, the conservative majority on the Supreme wiped out all legal limits on individual campaign donations. This decision opens the door for wealthy individuals to give as much money as they want to political campaigns, and it is clear that the nation’s top champion for getting the money out of our politics has had enough.

In a statement Sen. Sanders said, “Freedom of speech, in my view, does not mean the freedom to buy the United States government…What world are the five conservative Supreme Court justices living in? To equate the ability of billionaires to buy elections with ‘freedom of speech’ is totally absurd. The Supreme Court is paving the way toward an oligarchic form of society in which a handful of billionaires like the Koch brothers and Sheldon Adelson will control our political process.”

Over the past two election cycles Republicans have not been able to buy elections at the federal level, so their answer is to pollute the electoral process with even more money.

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Sen. Sanders is fed up, and the American people should be too. Now is the time to join the fight, and support the Vermont senator’s efforts to overturn Citizens United. In the meantime, there is one important thing that every concerned citizen can do.

Get out and vote. The 2012 election demonstrated that the Koch brothers can buy lots of ads, but they still can’t buy your vote.
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A Fed Up Bernie Sanders Obliterates The Koch Fueled Supreme Court Majority (Original Post) babylonsister Apr 2014 OP
k&r for Bernie Sanders. n/t Laelth Apr 2014 #1
It is time.... SCVDem Apr 2014 #2
I want to see Iwillnevergiveup Apr 2014 #3
As Bob Dylan sang Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Apr 2014 #5
Oh, he's finally fed up? What took him so goddamned long? And what kind ChisolmTrailDem Apr 2014 #4
Do you know how clueless you sound? Google works. Hell, babylonsister Apr 2014 #10
Apparently it is you who are clueless - as to how informed I am. I have followed politics every ChisolmTrailDem Apr 2014 #16
If you know him, then why did you ask what took him so long? pnwmom Apr 2014 #18
Yes, he has always been a strong, consistent voice. But the OP's source describes him as ChisolmTrailDem Apr 2014 #20
Considering his age and lack of a national organization, I will be surprised if he runs. pnwmom Apr 2014 #23
I can tell you this. If he runs as a Democrat and challenges Hillary, I will support him. nt ChisolmTrailDem Apr 2014 #24
Aren't you special. babylonsister Apr 2014 #19
Yes, I am special. And your dig at me is still wrong and always will be. I also respect his ChisolmTrailDem Apr 2014 #21
Sanders is one of the most outspoken progressives in the Senate. pnwmom Apr 2014 #15
I do know that. Read post 16. nt ChisolmTrailDem Apr 2014 #17
Another little push for him to get into the 2016 race? polichick Apr 2014 #6
I don't know if that would ever work, but babylonsister Apr 2014 #11
K&R Bobbie Jo Apr 2014 #7
K&R Digit Apr 2014 #8
K & R for Bernie! n/t RoccoR5955 Apr 2014 #9
I hope richie richers loose their asses. lonestarnot Apr 2014 #12
K&r... spanone Apr 2014 #13
The precedent set makes us a defacto oligarchy. joshcryer Apr 2014 #14
I bet Sen Sanders can tell the Difference between the Dems and the recons.. Cha Apr 2014 #22
 

SCVDem

(5,103 posts)
2. It is time....
Wed Apr 2, 2014, 09:19 PM
Apr 2014

Time to build a guillotine.

I am more pissed off at our fellow poor to middle class who applaud this bullshit. What the fuck is in it for WE THE PEOPLE?

There are remedies though. THE most famous precedent for rebelling against true oppression.

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

Iwillnevergiveup

(9,298 posts)
3. I want to see
Wed Apr 2, 2014, 09:27 PM
Apr 2014

many, many other elected reps and scream, too. And yes, we've got to set records for voting in 2014. Meanwhile, money is NOT speech!

 

ChisolmTrailDem

(9,463 posts)
4. Oh, he's finally fed up? What took him so goddamned long? And what kind
Wed Apr 2, 2014, 09:32 PM
Apr 2014

of weight does him being fed up carry?

babylonsister

(171,042 posts)
10. Do you know how clueless you sound? Google works. Hell,
Wed Apr 2, 2014, 11:19 PM
Apr 2014

check out the search function on DU. You are woefully uninformed.

 

ChisolmTrailDem

(9,463 posts)
16. Apparently it is you who are clueless - as to how informed I am. I have followed politics every
Wed Apr 2, 2014, 11:56 PM
Apr 2014

fucking day since Watergate. I have met every living president except Jimmy Carter, as well as the likes of Ann Richards and I had dinner with Bill and Hillary before most anyone outside of Arkansas ever heard of them. I have learned from DU a lot longer than I have been a member. I have watched nearly all of Bernie Sanders career. I admire Bernie Sanders and always did. He is not a Democrat, by the way.

Bernie Sanders being fed up is going to be about as effective in getting anything done with regard to SCOTUS' decision on McCutcheon as it was for John Conyers "strongly-worder letters" to all manner of shrubco henchmen, including darth cheney and antonio gonzalez. Yes, he called for GOTV. No duh.

I watch the hearings. I watch the Congress. I can name nearly every member of the Senate and many Reps and where they're from nearly as easy as I can name the drivers in Nascar and their sponsors.

Haha, you thinking you know how informed I am. And, yet, I would be willing to concede that maybe you have an experience or two over me. But don't go thinking you can judge my experience by one fecetious comment given in the same spirit that criticisms of Conyers' SWLs were during the bush criminal term and think you can declare me clueless or ignorant. I've been around the block a time or two, sister.



pnwmom

(108,968 posts)
18. If you know him, then why did you ask what took him so long?
Thu Apr 3, 2014, 12:08 AM
Apr 2014

When he has always been a strong, consistent voice on the subject?

 

ChisolmTrailDem

(9,463 posts)
20. Yes, he has always been a strong, consistent voice. But the OP's source describes him as
Thu Apr 3, 2014, 12:33 AM
Apr 2014

being "fed up". My reaction is "What, finally?" My point, though i wasn't necessarily really meaning to be anything but facetious, is basically that being "fed up" doesn't do jack shit. You remember the Conyers reference, no?

I want to see a little less hysterical descriptions of Sanders being "fed up" and a lot more action. Didn't he say something about running for president? If he doesn't run as a Democrat, will you expect me to support him?

He's a very honorable and good man. I know he fights hard. But we need him and liberal Democrats to fight harder, especially if one has become "fed up".

Are you fed up, Bernie Sanders? Will you frustration be as fruitful as Conyers' SWLs or will you act on it in a big, BIG way? Whatcha got, Mr. Sanders? I hope I haven't begun to see it yet.

pnwmom

(108,968 posts)
23. Considering his age and lack of a national organization, I will be surprised if he runs.
Thu Apr 3, 2014, 12:46 AM
Apr 2014

But we'll see.

babylonsister

(171,042 posts)
19. Aren't you special.
Thu Apr 3, 2014, 12:33 AM
Apr 2014

No one said how effective Bernie would be, but a majority of us respect his opinion. To disparage that makes you sound ignorant. Sorry if you took that the wrong way or sounded clueless.

 

ChisolmTrailDem

(9,463 posts)
21. Yes, I am special. And your dig at me is still wrong and always will be. I also respect his
Thu Apr 3, 2014, 12:36 AM
Apr 2014

opinions. But opinions are thoughts, not actions.

Will he run for president? Will he run as a Democrat? If not, will he be a spoiler for the Dem candidate?

Where does he go from "fed up", b-sister?

joshcryer

(62,269 posts)
14. The precedent set makes us a defacto oligarchy.
Wed Apr 2, 2014, 11:32 PM
Apr 2014

Because the SCOTUS can only consistently rule one way on the matter of unlimited individual contributions. The previous ruling would have to be overturned to stop unlimited individual contributions.

Cha

(296,978 posts)
22. I bet Sen Sanders can tell the Difference between the Dems and the recons..
Thu Apr 3, 2014, 12:39 AM
Apr 2014

it really doesn't even take a genius.

mahalo babylonsistah~

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