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Me. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-03-12 08:16 PM
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God I Love Brian Schweitzer
And his take no prisoners style.

Brian Schweitzer, Montana Governor, Throws Support Behind Overturning Citizens United

WASHINGTON -- The state of Montana is ready to embrace its role as the primary opponent of the Supreme Court's decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission and of corporate money in politics, according to its Democratic governor, Brian Schweitzer.

On Thursday, Schweitzer and Lt. Gov. John Bohlinger, a Republican, held a press conference to announce their support for state ballot initiative I-166 that would make it Montana policy that corporations are not people and would ban corporate money in politics.

"Montana's going first, but we have before," Schweitzer told The Huffington Post. "It was Montana in 1912 that banned corporate money from our elections. We don't mind leading and we believe it has to start somewhere. This business of allowing corporations to bribe their way into government has got to stop."cont

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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-03-12 08:20 PM
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1. We Dems on Left had high hopes for him...this seems like a good move...
although on other issues he's been disappointing.

THANKS FOR THIS, though! There's HOPE?
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-04-12 01:51 AM
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2. I wish every state would put this question on the ballot. That might force Congress to circulate
a Constitutional amendment.

But, geez, Louise, can you imagine the amount of lobbying and advertising that would go on to prevent that?

By the time they were done, the easily brainwashed would be lining up to affirm Citizens' United.

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