Yesterday, the Supreme Court sold our nation to the highest bidder when they axed policies since 1976 which set maximum limits at how much an individual or corporation may contribute to a campaign.
Of the five justices who voted in favor of McCutcheon (Scalia, Thomas, Roberts, Kennedy and Alito) all were put on the bench through Republican presidents. This certainly is quite the victory for the GOP, and their chairman Reince Priebus, who has been making it his mission to pull the rug under 99% of America in favor of their billionaire cronies.
Reince Priebus – Mouthpiece For The Rich.
The GOP asks why wealthy individuals shouldn’t be allowed to use their financial resources to support their political agenda. After all, it’s freedom of speech right? The problem is that exploiting a their wealth to manipulate the democratic process infringes on the average citizen’s right and ability to even participate. After all, how can everyday citizens compete with the top 1%? After all, they own 40% of our nation’s wealth. In a democracy, we live by the creed of one person, one vote, not one dollar, one vote.
“Today’s Court decision in McCutcheon v FEC is an important first step toward restoring the voice of candidates and party committees and a vindication for all those who support robust, transparent political discourse,” RNC Chair Reince Priebus said in a victoriously spirited statement.
But Reince Priebus wasn’t finished sucking up the glory of what the Republicans have been attempting to do for decades.
“I am proud that the RNC led the way in bringing this case and pleased that the Court agreed that limits on how many candidates or committees a person may support unconstitutionally burden core First Amendment political activities. When free speech is allowed to flourish, our democracy is stronger.”
GOP Failing The History Test.
Republicans have cheered the ruling on because of “first amendment grounds” including veteran Republican fundraiser Fred Malek, a former advisor to Richard Nixon and former president of Marriot Hotels , who held the ruling in high esteem, saying that it fairly help elect individual candidates “and will tend to widen the number of well-financed and competitive races.”
He’s right. Because with today’s extreme Tea Party politic, the only way the GOP can hope to be competitive is if they have limitless pockets.