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6 Pathetic Right-Wing Attempts to Defend the Indefensible Citizens United (Debunked) [View all]


6 Pathetic Right-Wing Attempts to Defend the Indefensible Citizens United (Debunked)
The apologists are falling all over themselves to tell us not to worry.

February 23, 2012 †| † ††

Imagine this: in a week when the latest presidential campaign finance reports reveal a growing list of million-dollar donors to super PACs, right-wing bloggers and Republican lawyers are defending the Supreme Courtís controversial 2010 Citizens United decisions as maligned by media and of course, liberals.

The apologists are saying thereís nothing corrupt going on; it wasnít caused by Citizen United anyway; itís people not corporations writing the checks; itís only free speech; itís always been done; and itís good for democracy.

Letís unmask these silly assertions one by one. It might come as a shock to the right, but Americans who care about democracy can see through their charade.

1. Denying corruption.

Does anybody seriously think that any of these donors, who are some of the most accomplished businessmen in America, are just handing over millions as if they were giving a dollar to a homeless person and walking away? Or might they be investing in something, as, say, political venture capitalists?


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