The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Conference Center > Law and Civil Rights

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old January 23, 2010, 07:12 PM   #26
Senior Member
Join Date: September 11, 2008
Posts: 1,931
Would there be a conflict of interest for a corporation like say...GM or Chrysler to swiftboat for the candidate of choice?
The uncomfortable question common to all who have had revolutionary changes imposed on them: are we now to accept what was done to us just because it was done?
Angelo Codevilla
alloy is offline  
Old January 24, 2010, 09:12 AM   #27
Master Blaster
Senior Member
Join Date: October 11, 1999
Location: One of the original 13 Colonies
Posts: 2,156
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 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.
Master Blaster is offline  
Old January 25, 2010, 03:26 PM   #28
Senior Member
Join Date: June 12, 2007
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 130
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.
Gun laws are designed to extend and solidify the power of an elite over a peasantry.

Sauron lives, and his orc minions are on the march.
TexasFats is offline  

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:36 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2016 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent:
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.11264 seconds with 7 queries