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(The Atlantic)   How's Citizens United working out so far this campaign season? Well, for starters, more than 80 percent of the super-PAC money spent in the presidential elections so far has come from just 196 contributors   (theatlantic.com) divider line 156
    More: Obvious, Citizens United, American Democracy, political action committees, Articles of Confederation, Alternating Current, matching funds, elections so far  
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2012-07-18 08:41:07 PM

VvonderJesus: I don't even know who most of those people are, but I'm getting a kick out of this thread.


bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com
"I'm David Koch. Google me. My brother and I own you and pretty much everything you see around you. The pissy redheaded Jew over there is Sheldon Adelson. He's made more money than any American since Obama took office, but he thinks he would make more money with the Republicans in charge. He's also got a DOJ investigation going because he funnels illegal money through the Asian casinos he owns. The other crabby patty that can't play golf worth a sh*t is George Soros (drink!). He's like one of us, only less evil. The stupid looking guy with the cheesy grin is Mitt Romney, my brother and I along with Sheldon are trying to elect him president.
 
2012-07-18 08:43:49 PM

malaktaus: Everybody has freedom of speech, but some of us have freer $peech than others.


The right to an attorney wasn't universally considered "right to a free attorney if you can't afford one" until the 1960s. $ome people have always been more equal than others.
 
2012-07-18 08:44:20 PM

doglover: It's like TMLO Theater, only without with the humor, effort, or love.

 
2012-07-18 08:46:03 PM
that was/is an amazing thread
 
2012-07-18 08:47:31 PM

SilentStrider: Democracy in action.


It is. As I have freedom of association, I can choose to associate with the Super-PACs or other organizations that represent my interests and pool resources.
 
2012-07-18 08:47:33 PM
mjcdn.motherjones.com
"Now, George, as I was saying, you have to look at the big picture. Those factories in China have people living in dormitories, 40 people to a room, and even sharing beds because they sleep in shifts. And they think it's luxury! I'm not saying we should go that far in this country, but why the hell does someone think they deserve a 5-bedroom house just because they put tires on a loading platform all day? Rent a f*cking apartment, for Christ's sake! Your kids can share a bedroom! You know, every single additional dollar per year those people get is three hundred million dollars taken from us. I don't get you, George."
 
2012-07-18 08:48:19 PM

SilentStrider: Democracy in action.


you hit the spacebar one too many times
 
2012-07-18 08:48:35 PM
Waaah! Citizens United took away advantages only Democrats enjoyed for years! No fair!
 
2012-07-18 08:48:36 PM
i.imgur.com
THIS IS WHAT CONSERVATIVES ACTUALLY BELIEVE
 
2012-07-18 08:52:23 PM

Ontos: It is. As I have freedom of association, I can choose to associate with the Super-PACs or other organizations that represent my interests and pool resources.


www.earstohear.net
"But that *breaks* the whole system of personal responsibility, you see? Who goes to jail when your 'association' decides to shout 'Fire!' in a crowded theater? Who is criminally responsible for the criminal activities of your actions? Why don't you go ask Koch over there who goes to jail when one of his mining companies breaks EPA regulations and trashes the drinking water for miles around, and the kids get cancer? No, he just pays a fine, and it's business as usual. If the cost of the fine is less than the cost of proper disposal, he actually makes money on the deal!"
 
2012-07-18 08:53:06 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-07-18 08:53:48 PM

randomjsa: Waaah! Citizens United took away advantages only Democrats enjoyed for years! No fair!


Because the scale and scope are exactly the same.
 
2012-07-18 08:54:43 PM
I have nothing to add to this thread. Can't improve it.
 
2012-07-18 08:56:11 PM

elchip: THIS IS WHAT CONSERVATIVES ACTUALLY BELIEVE


972mag.com
"I know, and that pisses me the f*ck off! I've got twice what those two bozos put together do in this race, f*cking Romney's still asking for more, and everyone says,'Koch Brothers! Koch Brothers!' Jesus F*cking Christ, I'm like f*cking Rodney Dangerfield here!"
 
2012-07-18 08:56:22 PM
Link
seems relevant
 
2012-07-18 08:56:23 PM
Freedom of speech! DIMS!
 
2012-07-18 08:56:24 PM
Making it easy for us come guillotine time.
 
2012-07-18 08:56:59 PM
Golf clap to ox45tallboy. Awesome job.
 
2012-07-18 08:59:00 PM

ox45tallboy: I've got twice what those two bozos put together do in this race, f*cking Romney's still asking for more


www.unitedliberty.org
"Oh, ummm.... Mr. Adelson? Speaking of that...um... we've got a new attack video put together, we want to run in six states through next Monday, prime time evening news, a few cable outlets..."
 
2012-07-18 09:00:28 PM

elchip: Because the scale and scope are exactly the same.


The only reason liberals have a problem with Citizens United is because it let the big money they didn't control flow in to politics. They have zero issue with big money politics provided that cash only flows to Democrats.
 
2012-07-18 09:02:30 PM

ox45tallboy: "Oh, ummm.... Mr. Adelson? Speaking of that...um... we've got a new attack video put together, we want to run in six states through next Monday, prime time evening news, a few cable outlets..."


cdn.breitbart.com
"F*cking p*ss sh*t motherf*cking cocksucking toolbag! Did you actually check for a copyright violation this time, you f*cking moron? Why don't you go f*cking file another sh*tty-ass tax return? Jesus Goddamned Christ on cracker-jumping motherf*cking sh*tbrick! Koch! where the f*ck did you find this guy?"
 
2012-07-18 09:04:47 PM

ox45tallboy: Koch! where the f*ck did you find this guy?


www.mindingthecampus.com
"Oh yeah, like we were going to run Gingrich. You're actually going to b*tch at me about vetting?"
 
2012-07-18 09:06:48 PM
i3.kym-cdn.com
"See, Sheldon? I told you. Just ten million more and I could have took him. I carried Georgia, remember?
 
2012-07-18 09:09:48 PM
holy wow. awesome job ox45tallboy.
 
2012-07-18 09:10:08 PM

ox45tallboy: Just ten million more and I could have took him


www.globalpost.com
"Two things, Newt. First off, it's Mr. Adelson. Secondly, don't ever bust up in my thread again like that. Take a hike. You're old news. You're a has-been. You're out. Go take that plastic bimbo to the zoo and get your picture made with some koalas or something."
 
2012-07-18 09:15:16 PM
images.wikia.com
 
2012-07-18 09:16:27 PM

Pincy: Sorry Roberts, but your Supreme Court legacy will be the awful Citizens United ruling, not the AFA mandate. I know you tried, and I appreciate the effort, but Citizens United is a black mark on this country that is just too big to overcome.


It's so obvious as to who has and has not read the actual decision. We understand you hate freedom of speech, especially speech you happen to disagree with.

If Democrats were honest in their convictions they would be just as angry at Obama for going against public funding of his campaign in 2008, democrats aren't. If they were honest they would be rallying against speech from unions as well, they aren't.

The fact is the 1a states, and it really honestly doesn't get clearer: CONGRESS SHALL MAKE NO LAW. I don't know someone can not understand the clarity of that statement. Would you fight Benjamin Franklin for utilizing the power of his personal printing press in revolutionary days? Should he have had as little say as anyone else? Those with means have always had the opportunity for a bigger microphone. But as technology has advanced, that microphone has gotten cheaper. How many threads to we listen to liberals go "Your blog sucks!", that blog cost someone dollars to have his word out. We live in an age where if you have something of value to say, people will pick up on it.

Liberals truly believe that anyone other than themselves are dumbass pieces of shiat, that they are easily swayed by every ad they see on television. They do this, ironically, while spewing talking points that they too saw in media. But the truth is Americans have never had better access to wide ranging view sets. Liberals honestly don't like this and will continually try to shut down every form of voice they don't agree with. It's sickening as an ethos, but that's what liberals believe. It's why they don't attack the actual judicial reasoning, but the people who amplify their speech. Liberals are hypocritical pieces of shiat. That's basically all one needs to know.
 
2012-07-18 09:17:41 PM
At first, I wanted to laugh, and then I remembered that it's all true.

/The republic is soooo boned.
 
2012-07-18 09:18:21 PM

MyRandomName: CONGRESS SHALL MAKE NO LAW.


FIRE! FIRE! FARK IS ON FIRE! EVERYONE RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!!!
 
2012-07-18 09:18:39 PM
ox45tallboy

Farking outstanding
 
2012-07-18 09:21:53 PM

MyRandomName: The fact is the 1a states, and it really honestly doesn't get clearer: CONGRESS SHALL MAKE NO LAW


upload.wikimedia.org
"So, it's okay to shout 'Fire!' in a crowded theater, then? Or is it okay to promote a product that doesn't actually do what you say it does, or sell a box that doesn't actually contain what the label says?"
 
2012-07-18 09:21:54 PM
img.photobucket.com


All hail, ox45tallboy
 
2012-07-18 09:24:46 PM
"Malariapox" snert
 
2012-07-18 09:24:56 PM

MyRandomName: Liberals truly believe that anyone other than themselves are dumbass pieces of shiat, that they are easily swayed by every ad they see on television


forward.com
"Do you really think I'm spending a hundred f*cking million dollars on TV ads to get the liberals to vote for Romney?"
 
2012-07-18 09:26:05 PM
ox45tallboy, do you pull these straight off of Google, or do you have a collection of Sheldon Adelson pics organized by expression?
 
2012-07-18 09:29:47 PM
Ox45tallboy is now automatically president.

Cheers.
 
2012-07-18 09:29:58 PM
MyRandomName: Pincy: Sorry Roberts, but your Supreme Court legacy will be the awful Citizens United ruling, not the AFA mandate. I know you tried, and I appreciate the effort, but Citizens United is a black mark on this country that is just too big to overcome.

It's so obvious as to who has and has not read the actual decision. We understand you hate freedom of speech, especially speech you happen to disagree with.

If Democrats were honest in their convictions they would be just as angry at Obama for going against public funding of his campaign in 2008, democrats aren't. If they were honest they would be rallying against speech from unions as well, they aren't.

The fact is the 1a states, and it really honestly doesn't get clearer: CONGRESS SHALL MAKE NO LAW. I don't know someone can not understand the clarity of that statement. Would you fight Benjamin Franklin for utilizing the power of his personal printing press in revolutionary days? Should he have had as little say as anyone else? Those with means have always had the opportunity for a bigger microphone. But as technology has advanced, that microphone has gotten cheaper. How many threads to we listen to liberals go "Your blog sucks!", that blog cost someone dollars to have his word out. We live in an age where if you have something of value to say, people will pick up on it.

Liberals truly believe that anyone other than themselves are dumbass pieces of shiat, that they are easily swayed by every ad they see on television. They do this, ironically, while spewing talking points that they too saw in media. But the truth is Americans have never had better access to wide ranging view sets. Liberals honestly don't like this and will continually try to shut down every form of voice they don't agree with. It's sickening as an ethos, but that's what liberals believe. It's why they don't attack the actual judicial reasoning, but the people who amplify their speech. Liberals are hypocritical pieces of shiat. That's b ...


You always show up at the end of thread because you are a coward. You know that you are full of shiat and probably the biggest partisan on this site. You are a disgusting human being.
 
2012-07-18 09:30:19 PM
Tube: ox45tallboy, do you pull these straight off of Google, or do you have a collection of Sheldon Adelson pics organized by expression?

www.bloomberg.com
"It's ox45tallboy, whaddya think? I pose for them as he needs them. Next question.
 
2012-07-18 09:33:32 PM
CynicalLA: You always show up at the end of thread because you are a coward. You know that you are full of shiat and probably the biggest partisan on this site. You are a disgusting human being.

i.huffpost.com
"I know, and he doesn't have the first clue as to what he's talking about, either. He really believes that a hundred million f*cking dollars won't influence people?"
 
2012-07-18 09:35:49 PM
For what it's worth, Citizens United isn't the real issue. CU lets say, Dow Chemical post its own political ads and say 'Obama is totally liked by Dow Chemical.' Which they don't want to do. What they want is for their shell group Americans For Puppy Kisses to post those sorts of things.

The actual Superpac decision was Free Speech Now, I believe, and that's the one that said 'because PACs could coordinate and have infinite money, let's just stop pretending we can stop them and let them form superPACs.'
 
2012-07-18 09:40:10 PM
Citizens uNited says one thing. Rich people didn't think they had enough influence.
 
2012-07-18 09:40:10 PM

MyRandomName: Pincy: Sorry Roberts, but your Supreme Court legacy will be the awful Citizens United ruling, not the AFA mandate. I know you tried, and I appreciate the effort, but Citizens United is a black mark on this country that is just too big to overcome.

It's so obvious as to who has and has not read the actual decision. We understand you hate freedom of speech, especially speech you happen to disagree with.

If Democrats were honest in their convictions they would be just as angry at Obama for going against public funding of his campaign in 2008, democrats aren't. If they were honest they would be rallying against speech from unions as well, they aren't.

The fact is the 1a states, and it really honestly doesn't get clearer: CONGRESS SHALL MAKE NO LAW. I don't know someone can not understand the clarity of that statement. Would you fight Benjamin Franklin for utilizing the power of his personal printing press in revolutionary days? Should he have had as little say as anyone else? Those with means have always had the opportunity for a bigger microphone. But as technology has advanced, that microphone has gotten cheaper. How many threads to we listen to liberals go "Your blog sucks!", that blog cost someone dollars to have his word out. We live in an age where if you have something of value to say, people will pick up on it.

Liberals truly believe that anyone other than themselves are dumbass pieces of shiat, that they are easily swayed by every ad they see on television. They do this, ironically, while spewing talking points that they too saw in media. But the truth is Americans have never had better access to wide ranging view sets. Liberals honestly don't like this and will continually try to shut down every form of voice they don't agree with. It's sickening as an ethos, but that's what liberals believe. It's why they don't attack the actual judicial reasoning, but the people who amplify their speech. Liberals are hypocritical pieces of shiat. That's b ...


emotibot.net

Willie Geist thinks you were dropped into a vat of carcinogens as a child but he'd like to help you. He's going to make you a generous offer now that you live in alternative non-Obamacare reality. Since your health care is non-existent since your were dropped for the pre-existing condition of ravenous cancer, you should test Ron Paul's theory of getting help from the church. See if Bumblef*ck USA can pray away the tumor in your anus. Ok, that's not much of an offer, but it would be fun to see you plead for your life in front of a pastor.
 
2012-07-18 09:41:00 PM
upload.wikimedia.org

It is my understanding that human politicians are expected to raise as much capital as possible for their campaigns. I am confused as to why this is seeming to reflect badly on me.
 
2012-07-18 09:44:55 PM
I rolled a tear when I viewed the epic grandeur that is this thread. Behold ox45tallboy and weep mortals!
 
2012-07-18 09:48:33 PM
A Dark Evil Omen: It is my understanding that human politicians are expected to raise as much capital as possible for their campaigns. I am confused as to why this is seeming to reflect badly on me.

images.businessweek.com
"Jesus Christ, who is that? Romney? You back again? Koch! Your f*cking android is back in my thread! Will you buy this moron a campaign manager, for f*ck's sake? And tell him to quit talking to me right now. He wants money, he can go through channels."
 
2012-07-18 09:52:18 PM
SilentStrider: Democracy Plutocracy in action.
 
2012-07-18 09:52:56 PM

BojanglesPaladin: All that money going to local broadcast stations


I wonder how much TV stations contribute to these things since it's basically giving money to themselves.
 
2012-07-18 09:58:14 PM
i.huffpost.com
"Yeah? What?

guy-lian-music.be
"Hellooooo, Texas! I'm Sarah Palin!"

nationalmemo.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com
"Jesus Christ. Hey Geist, tell Campbell's Meme Society thing to pick up on line 1!"
 
2012-07-18 10:01:07 PM

fusillade762: I wonder how much TV stations contribute to these things since it's basically giving money to themselves.


azizonomics.files.wordpress.com
"I actually do that every year for my birthday! It's great, because I never know what I'm going to buy with it!"
 
2012-07-18 10:05:36 PM
This is a clever way to redistribute a billion dollars from the wealthy to the liberal media by getting them to buy ineffective commercial time.

I'm working on getting the christians to hate mormons as much as they hate atheists.
 
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