The one thing Obama was 100% correct about.

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  1. Grampa Murked U
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    Superpacs are a threat to our democracy. Now before you go off half cocked I get the free speech routine. And you are right. Problem is most of the electorate is ignorant of the truth and those same people that are ignorant of the facts don't search for truth but they do vote. Just a few ads this year have already spewed a shit ton of garbage on both sides and most won't dig for the truth. JUST LIKE TM

    I have said all along that our campaign's should be publicly financed. Money doesn't buy elections, the most effective lies do.

    And we've only seen the beginning of this nonsense. NOTHING good will come of all this money in our elections. Even if Romney wins it's a downward spiral.
     
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    Except the incumbent has an advantage naturally that cannot be measured in money. Banning contributions will only make incumbents unbeatable. No one wants that.

    I think we need unlimited contributions but full disclosure as to where it came from within 72 hours.
     
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    :thup:
     
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    We've had many one term presidents. The only difference now is the hardcore hyperpartisanship. Combine the internet and unlimited money and tell me the result
     
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    Please expand.
     
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    DontBeStupid Look it up!

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    Money is not speech.

    Otherwise, we agree.
     
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    Freedom


    Everything in moderation least you create problems for yourself and others
     
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    candycorn Alis volat propriis

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    On this topic, Grumps speaks for me. Good points.
     
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    You're on a roll tonight, man.

    Grats.

    :clap:
     
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    DontBeStupid Look it up!

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    Yup. And this is one of those things that needs moderation.
     
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