Jun 25 2007

Gutting McCain-Feingold

Published by at 10:19 am under All General Discussions,Filibuster Showdown

Well, the GOP’s Supreme Court Hypochondriacs (you know, the ones that wrung their hands for two years over the Gang of 14 and Harriet Miers and started the destruction of the conservative governing coalition) are getting a big “I told you so” from me today:

he Supreme Court loosened restrictions Monday on corporate- and union-funded television ads that air close to elections, weakening a key provision of a landmark campaign finance law.

The court, split 5-4, upheld an appeals court ruling that an anti-abortion group should have been allowed to air ads during the final two months before the 2004 elections.

The case involved advertisements that Wisconsin Right to Life was prevented from broadcasting. The ads asked voters to contact the state’s two senators, Democrats Russ Feingold and Herb Kohl, and urge them not to filibuster President Bush’s judicial nominees.

The Gang of 14 was predicted to be this big old disaster that never came of fruition. The GOP hypochondriacs (they overreact on way too many issues to be considered ‘leaders’) swore up and down the end was here for Bush’s judicial imprint. Another Chicken Little cry from the far right has bit the dust. Bush got his justices on the bench and we are seeing the kind of centrist decisions we could only hope for in our wildest dreams before Bush took office. It seems the traitor Presidente Jorge was right again – and his critics were dead wrong again. And now that the GOP is in the minority and very possibly will lose the Presidency and both houses to the dems in 2008 aren’t we all glad the Gang of 14 preserved the veto just in case President Hillary appoints Sid ‘viscious’ Bloomenthal to the US Supreme Court?

The GOP needs to stop hyperventilating and crying ‘wolf’ all the time. It is killing what little credibility they have left. Thankfully we are seeing the resurrection of the Freedom of Speech, thanks to the Roberts’ Court.

6 responses so far

6 Responses to “Gutting McCain-Feingold”

  1. For Enforcement says:

    Bush got his justices on the bench  

    Well,  not exactly..   Last time I looked there was no Harriet there. 

  2. Thomas Jefferson says:

    Don’t break your arm patting yourself on the back. Roberts and Alito limited their decision to the specific facts of this case. Thomas, Kennedy and Scalia were ready to strike down the this section of the act as unconstitutional. Alas, those three couldn’t pick up the votes from the two Bush appointees to do so.

  3. For Enforcement says:

    By the way, I’m not sure the court decision would have been the same had Harriet been there instead of Alito. But it is an excellent decision.

  4. Sue says:

    The same McCain-Feingold bill that Bush signed into law?

    But I’m thankful for Roberts and Alito.

  5. MerlinOS2 says:

    I saw an analysis a week or so ago that this election cycle will be the first Billion Dollar election cycle by the time the general elections roll around.

    They made a good case and it shows the futility of McCain Feingold to actually deal with the issue. 

  6. Terrye says:

    Yeah, he did not get Harriet Miers on the bench and we all know she is a closet liberal. Bush put those people on the bench and still all you people do is bitch. Makes me sick.