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Posts Tagged ‘Citizens United’

… Julie Boonstra counterattacks …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,February 27th,2014

.. she is the Michigan resident and cancer patient who is dealing with the crippling effects of ObamaCrapCare on her health insurance policy , her overall health care , and

.. she became famous as the result of issue ads run by Americans for Prosperity / Michigan . They intervened in the open seat US Senate race in Michigan , the one being vacated by Carl Levin . She also became famous because the subject of the issue ad , Representative Gary Peters [D-Mi] has attacked her with a cheap shot .

.. Peters wants to have control of his campaign message . Who wouldn’t . In this day and age , you have to deal with interest groups , and even private individuals running political ads . Technically , anyone with money can do so . Peters is , however , playing foul , by abusing his office .

.. Peters ‘ Senate campaign has been going around to various TV stations that broadcast into Michigan . That would include , in theory , Ohio , Northern Indiana , and Chicagoland , in addition to Michigan proper . The campaign has been grossly abusing the powers of his office by threatening their broadcast licences , among other offences , for airing the A.F.P. ads . Vulgar , huh ?

.. Yea , it is . She is fighting back , thankfully . This morning [Monday 02/24/2014] , she appeared on ” Fox and Friends ” for an interview . I heartily recommend it …

.. [h/t — RealClearPolitics]..
.. [link] to the interview footage …

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… it is a Barforama …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,October 10th,2012

Official photo of John McCain.

… hey , but keep it coming , folks …

… you could have expected some of this already . Mitch McConnell ‘ s victory in his Supreme Court case a number of years ago helped take some of the teeth out of McCain – Feingold , but the Citizens United decision in January of 2010 basically took most , but not all ,  of the rest of them out of it …

… the Super Pacs are doing a dandy job of driving us all nuts . I thought that , for me , 2009 was rough . Ohio had a campaign to legalize casino gambling (which won) , and the two sides spent about $35 million each . Ouch ! And i thought that campaign was obnoxious . Well , that one was a piker , in comparison to this one . the Obama and Romney campaigns are on track to raise about $1 billion each . Wow ! …

… Well , it is ” Everybody and their Sister Sue” time on the campaign trail . All sorts of candidates are advertising now on the t.v.s and radios here in Northeast Ohio , and it is only October 9 . It is only going to  get worse . Much worse . and they have every constitutional and First Amendment right to do it …

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