Pelosi Forced To Pull DISCLOSE ACT

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    Pelosi pulls DISCLOSE Act<June 18 2010


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    Congress’ attempt to repair their attack on the First Amendment, overturned in the Citizens United decision earlier this year, has run off the rails thanks to the machination of its Democratic backers. Nancy Pelosi pulled the DISCLOSE Act from the House floor last night after the news of sleazy deals to exempt powerful organizations from the law started leaking to the media. Ironically, it was a rare partnership between the NRA and the Democrats that sealed the bill’s fate:

    Following a rebellion by two important factions of rank-and-file House Democrats, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has pulled a campaign-finance bill opposed by a broad coalition of special interest groups, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

    Pelosi and other Democratic leaders had scheduled a Friday vote on the DISCLOSE Act, a bill requiring special-interest groups to disclose their top donors if they choose to run TV ads or send out mass mailings in the final months of an election. The legislation is designed to roll back the controversial Supreme Court decision in the Citizens United case, which overturned restrictions on corporate campaign activities.

    But after complaints from the conservative Blue Dogs and the Congressional Black Caucus, Pelosi was forced to pull the bill on Thursday night.

    Even the opponents of this bill operate more or less in opposition to each other. The CBC took offense to the exception carved out for the NRA, which had objected to the bill’s ability to block their advertising capability. The NRA threatened to launch a full-scale fight against the bill until Pelosi and her lieutenant Chris Van Hollen inserted language that would exempt the NRA from compliance.

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    This wa just another attempt at Campaign Finance Reform....And it was designed to take away the Influence of The Tea Party and other movements...until the NRA hollered out loud...Isn't it nice that Pelosi has such esteem for the NRA? [Or at least afraid of them]?

    Read More:

    • The Hill: Over 300 Organizations Send Letter Opposing Disclose Act


    National Review: The One-Sided DISCLOSE Act - Hans A. von Spakovsky
     
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    More of that "transparency and accountability", no doubt. :rolleyes:
     
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    Ahhh... Poor Nancy.
     
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    Everywhere you look these Statists are trying to do as much damage as they can before they are voted out. And If I were Ms. Pelosi? Your intimacy with that Gavel is about to end...get used to GoodBye.
     
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    What Tea Party? Who are these people? :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:











    desperwate demonRats amuse me no end. :lol:
     
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    We have just enough transparency in Washington, DC to know that there is no accountability.
     
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