Dem distraction: Senate to vote on Orwellian DISCLOSE Act…again

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    well

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    By Michelle Malkin • July 16, 2012 09:26 AM
    Always look under the Astroturf mat.

    Senate Democrats have failed to pass a budget in nearly 1,200 days.

    But they are carving out time today to vote on the loophole-ridden, incumbency protection racket, masquerading as “campaign finance reform,” dubbed the DISCLOSE Act.

    Wait a minute. Didn’t they already vote on the DISCLOSE Act?

    Why, yes. Yes, they did.

    They voted on it in September 2010 before the midterms. And it failed to meet the 60-vote threshold.

    I told you two years ago in July 2010 why the DISCLOSE Act was a sham:

    You know when a politician starts a sentence with “frankly,” he’s about to lie to your face. The same principle applies to campaign finance legislation dubbed the “DISCLOSE Act.” The voter’s instinctive reaction should be: What are they trying to hide now? Drafted out of public view with left-wing lobbyists and rammed through Congress after bypassing committee hearings, this bum bill would have been better named the CLOSEDDOOR Act.

    At a Rose Garden press conference on Monday, President Obama decried the influence of “shadow groups” on elections and urged the Senate to pass the “reform” sponsored by N.Y. Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer. But the loophole-ridden package exempts large nonprofits with 500,000 or more members. Behemoth labor unions get preferential treatment. Bradley Smith, former Federal Elections Commission chairman, noted that the law places radical speech-squelching restrictions on companies’ ability to run independent political ads: “(I)f you’re a company with a government contract of over $10 million (like more than half of the top 50 U.S. companies) or if you’re a company with more than 20 percent foreign shareholders, you can’t even mention a candidate in an ad for up to a full year before the election. … There are no similar prohibitions for unions representing government contractors or unions with foreign membership.”

    GOP Sen. Mitch McConnell put it more starkly during Tuesday’s debate before the Senate cloture vote on the bill: The DISCLOSE Act, he said, is a “transparent attempt to rig the fall elections.” At bottom, McConnell diagnosed correctly, this is a jobs-protection bill for entrenched incumbents more interested in protecting their hides than protecting the Constitution. While the cloture vote fell three votes short of the needed 60 on Tuesday, Schumer vowed to resurrect the issue “again and again and again until we pass it.”

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    Michelle Malkin » Dem distraction: Senate to vote on Orwellian DISCLOSE Act…again
     
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    I stopped reading after that.
     
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    but but but only republicans waste time and votes not the dems say it isnt so.
     
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    let me guess anyone whos not a dem isnt credible? or is it u cant refute her research?
     
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    yeah that's right a chick that wears makeup, not your type
     
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    same here :D steph is known for supplying highly partisan, con :tinfoil: kool aid links like that :booze:
     
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    no problem dotty.. this is probably over your twos heads anyway..
    and you should talk, Firedoglake
     
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    seems to me I remember a thread recently whining about how much money the GOP was 'wsting' by perpetuating a vote that they could not win.

    Where is the fauxrage from that poster towards the Dems for doing the same thing???
     
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    Malkin is an ultra right wing piece of shit with 0 credibility. Use an unbiased source if you want anyone to actually think they are not a complete hack spreading bullshit like stephanie.
     
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    we cant u deem anyone conservative as 0 cred ur attack insult attack spin tactic doesnt allow for adult conversation.
     

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