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Old January 23, 2010, 07:12 PM   #26
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Would there be a conflict of interest for a corporation like say...GM or Chrysler to swiftboat for the candidate of choice?
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Old January 24, 2010, 09:12 AM   #27
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A couple minor points:

McCain Fiengold exempted media corporations from the law. In the last election, CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN The new york times Newscorp Gannett/ USA Today all shamelessly cheer led for Barrack Obama or Hillary in the primary, and took every opportunity to make John McCain look bad or present him in a negative light. No other type of corporation could ever even begin to compete with a single media conglomerate, no matter how many issue ads or endorsements they paid for. The other night I watched Nightline on ABC give Barrack Obama one half hour of uninterrupted unquestioned airtime hosted by George Stephanopolis to toot his own horn and Blame Bush for all our problems, as though he had not even been in office for the last year, not one difficult question was asked.

Mccain finegold was unconstitutional period. It stopped the little guy who only has $40 from having his voice collectively represented by the likes of the League of Women Voters, The AARP, The NRA, and other Corporate organizations like unions around election time. It did not stop the wealthy from establishing their own offshore non corporations, like Move-on.org to promote their views.

It did not stop the employees of Goldman Sachs from giving Barrak Obama $4 million collectively for his campaign.

AT least now my views via the NRA, and the AFL-CIO / public employees union can be heard as well as those of George Soros, Gannett, and Rupert Murdoch.

EVERYONE has a human brain and can use it to fact check the messages they hear.
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Old January 25, 2010, 03:26 PM   #28
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My one comment is that the decision by the Supreme Court sets the NRA free to be more active in letting the public know about candidates. And, I seem to remember certain Senators, like Feinstein and Schumer saying that McCain-Feingold would "pull the teeth of the NRA" or someting like that. So, that issue is certainly related to the fight to retain our gun rights.
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