Activist GOP Court Reveals True GOP Agenda

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    Why the GOP has fought for a century for states' rights and the rights of corporations to spend money to influence who gets elected.

    It all began with Teddy Roosevelt:
    ...and it has ended here:

    The recent decision by the shills for corporate interest on the US Supreme Court (SCOTUS),
    Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr, and Justices Anthony M. Kennedy, Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Samuel A. Alito Jr., have overturned a century old understanding that a corporation is not equal in totality to a citizen. Corporations cannot vote and cannot run for political office. Corporations, through money contributions to individual politicians, political campaigns and money given to political parties, can only influence elections for or against the interests of the people. Corporations do not have the interests of the people at heart, best or worst. Corporations have the interests of corporations at heart. Corporations are nothing but a corrupt influence on the system. If this is true (do you deny it?), why has the GOP fought for a century for states' rights and no restrictions on corporate donations?

    I am not arguing the case for or against the SCOTUS decision here. That is being done elsewhere at USMB, link here: ...Justices Reject Campaign Finance Limits... I am pointing out that what the GOP shills on the SCOTUS have done is reveal what has been a GOP and Corporate wet dream for a century: to go back to the days before President Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt, where corporations actually ran the show. The business of American back then was more than ever, bought and paid for. More so then, than many today it now is. For close to a century, the GOP and the corporate interests, had no way to take back and further their goals. To go back to 'the good old days.'

    Under the Democratic Party leadership of America, from the days after Teddy Roosevelt, up to the Presidency of Jimmy Carter and the Congress of House Speaker Tip O'Neil, there was no way for the Corporate interests controlling the GOP to further their goals. So they came up with a plan. Get onto the courts.

    For close to a century, the Corporate interests controlling the GOP couldn't stack the courts in their favor. To further their goals. The Corporate interests needed to elect a dupe or willing President, along with a willing Congress. So they came up with another plan: widen the GOP base. How to do that? Southern strategy and culture wars.

    The GOP under the corporate interests, ended up going with Southerners upset and baffled and scared of the changes civil rights legislation brought about in their home towns and states. Most of these southerners were Democrats; many were racists; some were principled, but they all had one thing in common. Being duped by the corporate interests controlling the GOP.

    The Corporate Shills at the GOP also went into culture wars, where people who were confused, angry, bewildered and upset at the changes progress always brings to a culture (think: Luddites...), were open to voices that told them 'we can go back'..back to a way things never were. Back to a time in mind only: Reagan's America.

    Today American businesses swear no allegiance (if they ever did) to America. More than a few corporations have recently hinted at leaving the US for safer havens overseas because of differing views on what corporations owe back to America. Corporations these days are not really American, or Israeli, or German anymore. They are multinational. They owe no allegiance to any one nation. Their allegiance is to profit and profit alone. Profit at the expense of America, or Germany or Israel...doesn't matter. Power and Profit.

    Because of this long quest, this long road back to power, the decision by the SCOTUS now allows multinational corporations based in America (and ones based in foreign countries), all with no allegiance whatsoever to Americans or their interests, to exert their influence and power over politicians and elections more than ever. More than ever in the history of America.

    The GOP led Courts, The GOP led Congresses, and the GOP Presidents of the last 30 year, have done all they could to weaken the hold American citizens have on their own government and electoral politics. The Corporate, GOP led team attempted what was one of the most shameful attempts in American business history...to sell off American ports...
    -clue: why did the GOP have such a hard-on for Murtha? Did he upset his former military/corporate friends by protecting the sovereignty and safety of the American public?

    I do know that many will disbelieve what I have written since it challenges the world view of many of us. We've been brainwashed for decades. We have been fed false idols like Ronald Reagan, a good and decent man, but not a very deep thinker. A man who switched back and forth between parties and ideas like a bowl of jello in the hands of a child.

    We've been fed the notion that American based companies are American, that they have the same rights as citizens, that they do what is best for America.

    We have been fed bullshit and told it was filet mignon.

    What will the GOP spin be? What will the next few election cycles bring about? Will Americans be further disenfranchised by faceless and careless corporate interests? Will any of us be happy with what the Corporate interests get the GOP to do? What good will it all be if after passing a few conservative culture war legislative acts, the country gets sold to the highest foreign or multinational bidder?

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    Teddy Roosevelt was a progressive and the prototype neocon, not an old line conservative.

    Also, the democrats are just as big of willing slaves to the corporatized welfare/warfare/nanny/police state as are the republicans.

    Despite all your shrieking bluster to the contrary, there's not a dime's worth of difference between the remocrats and depublicans, moonbat.
     
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    I didn't say what Teddy was. I apologize for any confusion. Teddy started the ball rolling getting corporate interests out of the election process.

    Under the Democrats there were no judges nominated who advocated the agenda of the corporate interests. None that I am aware of. DO you know of any?

    I am not arguing that Democrats did NOT take corp. money. That would be an insane stance for even a fool to take. The Democratic party used and was used by the Corporate interests, but there were NO attempts by the Democratic party to stack the courts with corp friendly judges. None that I know of. Do you know of any?

    When it comes to the decision handed down today there is a world of difference between what the two parties advocate.

    I am not a moonbat, but you are definitely a dupe of a wingnut. The decision was 5/4.
    Three of the 4 Justices opposing corporate interests in polluting the election process were Democratic appointments. One was a Republican appointed by President Gerald Ford, the unelected President. President Ford nominated John Paul Stevens as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court in 1975 to replace Justice William O. Douglas, The supreme Liberal of his time.

    The stacking of the court with judges shilling for the Corporations began under President Ronald Reagan. That is a fact.
     
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    Yeah, you are a moonbat.

    Anyone who seriously plays the trite Hegelian "my elitist corporate toadies can beat up your elitist corporate toadies" game definitely has several screws loose.

    And quit PM-ing me....I don't want to go to the prom with you.
     
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    Quit sending me love vibes. I wouldn't go to the prom with you if my life depended upon it. I hear scabies and crabs might be good for Dudes, I'll pass.

    I pm-ed you once. I asked you about being a believer in the corp agenda.


    No one is playing a game like you imagine. It is clear: You are a dupe. You are deaf, dumber than dumb, and blind.
     
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    Teddy Roosevelt was a progressive, did you really think he was different than the democrat progressives?
     
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    i really need to read ALL POSTS before posting ;)

    BTW Dude is right about Teddy.

    DanteNell you need to try another angle to attack the "GOP" with ;)
     
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    The bottom line, McCain Feingold violates the constitution.
     
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    And BTW, yu asshats seem to have no problem with special interests like unions buying off candidates, like Obama.
     
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    Teddy Roosevelt? Didn't he die a few years back?
     

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