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(Yahoo)   Those sneaky democrats found one sneaky trick to enforce campaign finance laws. Click here to find out how   (news.yahoo.com) divider line
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4 days ago  
Gotta love the GOP playbook:

-- completely break government institution
-- Democrats scramble to salvage something by unconventional, but within the rules, means
-- complain that Democrats are unfairly manipulating the system
-- use faux outrage to further break system to circumvent Democrat workaround
-- repeat
 
3 days ago  
FTFA: "While we can admire it in its creativity, it fundamentally rests on a dishonesty," he said.

Good.  That's what the Democrats have been getting pounded into the sand over for years.  About time they used creative interpretations to get something to work.  At this point, if that requires a couple of rabbit punches, let them fly.
 
3 days ago  
Lee Goodman, a Republican former FEC chairman who stepped down in 2018, said the tactic amounted to "sandbagging federal judges" by making them believe deadlocked cases are unresolved.

"While we can admire it in its creativity, it fundamentally rests on a dishonesty," he said.


Bummer, dude. It sounds like it might be a step forward. Is that what you're pissed off about? Or that you couldn't think of a way to thwart it? Or are you pissed off when the rules go against you?

Or most likely, are you the usual sniveling liar like all the rest?

Anyone got a viola I can play to him?
 
3 days ago  
I am going to guess that it has something to do with the fact that Manchin finds oppression of minorities to be a bonus.
 
3 days ago  
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3 days ago  
The Republican commissioners are livid. Commissioner Sean Cooksey has warned his Democratic colleagues that they are going down "a very, very dark road" and revealed in a recent memo that there are now 13 such unclosed cases, calling them "zombie matters - dead but unable to be laid to rest." Commissioner Trey Trainor said in an interview that the Democrats were "poisoning the well" at the agency with a tactic that he said was "an abuse of the process."

This tells me they are on the right track.
 
3 days ago  
I'm glad they found something, but it is horrendous that it even has to come to this. Does nothing about our government structures work? I mean, yes, I realize that ultimately all of this is the Republicans' doing, but why the hell were all of our institutions so vulnerable to this to begin with? And what can we do to stop it?
 
3 days ago  
"Lee Goodman, a Republican former FEC chairman who stepped down in 2018, said the tactic amounted to "sandbagging federal judges" by making them believe deadlocked cases are unresolved.  "While we can admire it in its creativity, it fundamentally rests on a dishonesty," he said."

You know what fundamentally rests on dishonesty? The entire Republican party right now, in everything they do. Politically, ethically, legally, financially, scientifically, rhetorically, patriotically dishonest.
 
3 days ago  
I like this Ellen Weintraub.
 
3 days ago  
So these cases end up in front of a federal judge?  And Trump appointed 8,500 (give or take) judges over his four year tenure. While I respect the unorthodox tactics, campaign finance will always be a corrupt, broken system. The courts aren't fixing this one.
 
3 days ago  
Hold on, I was told the Democrats secretly want all the same shiat Republicans want because they're exactly the same and anyone who votes blue is a chump therefore stay home every November
 
3 days ago  
"We can't even tell the court under seal that we've handled a particular case," Trainor said, calling the Democratic maneuver "completely unethical."

"In all of the cases where we're not showing up, the judges are getting a one-sided story."


You could, you know, uh, show up?
 
3 days ago  

austerity101: I'm glad they found something, but it is horrendous that it even has to come to this. Does nothing about our government structures work? I mean, yes, I realize that ultimately all of this is the Republicans' doing, but why the hell were all of our institutions so vulnerable to this to begin with? And what can we do to stop it?


Stop electing people who disdain rule of law.
 
3 days ago  

Bovine Diarrhea Virus: So these cases end up in front of a federal judge?  And Trump appointed 8,500 (give or take) judges over his four year tenure. While I respect the unorthodox tactics, campaign finance will always be a corrupt, broken system. The courts aren't fixing this one.


Maybe not in all cases but during the great election suit days a lot of binkie appointed judges tossed them out. I admit it is a crap shoot but it is not a sealed deal by any means.
 
3 days ago  

phaseolus: Hold on, I was told the Democrats secretly want all the same shiat Republicans want because they're exactly the same and anyone who votes blue is a chump therefore stay home every November


You know, maybe the truth is somewhere between "Democrats are divine saviors and Republicans are demons from Hell" and "Democrats and Republicans are exactly the same, in literally every possible respect."
 
3 days ago  

Fart And Smunny: I am going to guess that it has something to do with the fact that Manchin finds oppression of minorities to be a bonus.


FARK! MANCHIN!

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3 days ago  
It's called Regulatory Capture.

or in simpler terms: The wolf guarding the henhouse.
 
3 days ago  
"We can't even tell the court under seal that we've handled a particular case," Trainor said, calling the Democratic maneuver "completely unethical."

They deadlocked on investigations because republicans do not want anyone looking into republican actions and call it done? How about FU and deal with conservatives held responsible for what they do with punishment for their crap.
 
3 days ago  
How dare the Democrats do something that violates norms to advance their agenda. That's reserved for Republicans only.
 
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