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So much for Scalia's "strict construction" of the Constitution. SCOTUS just handed down its decision in FEC v. Citizens United, and it's the most blatant piece of judicial activism you'll read.
Nice Republic we had. Shame something happened to it.
UPDATE: Adam Bonin's take.
Posted at 10:59 AM | Permalink
One step closer to a revolution? Nah, the large number of dumb asses, er, Americans either are 100% clueless or will believe the propaganda that it's good for freedom and democracy to let the corporations buy the rest of U$A™ that they don't already have. Nooses and light poles any one?
Capt. Bat Guano |
January 21, 2010 at 11:28 AM
I think we should impeach the 5 "justices" that voted for this travesty.
George Johnston |
January 21, 2010 at 11:35 AM
Yeah, everyone is gnashing their teeth over the Brown win in Mass.--that is absolutely NOTHING in comparison to this. We are well and truly fucked now. Might as well just start actually voting for CEOs of corporations at this point.
January 21, 2010 at 11:47 AM
I agree with the above comments and the final stake has been driven through the heart of Amerika. I hope that congresscritters will now have to have patches on their clothes like race drivers so we can tell who owns them. Or maybe on the screen below when they are on TV.
January 21, 2010 at 11:56 AM
"where dissenters were crucified on telephone poles all along Interstate 15 leading into Las Vegas" ~ Stephen King, 'The Stand'
January 21, 2010 at 11:59 AM
I can't even be snarky about this. It's both sickening and insulting to know that the price tag on our votes is now too high to count for us.
January 21, 2010 at 12:13 PM
Absolutely agree with mothra: "Yeah, everyone is gnashing their teeth over the Brown win in Mass.--that is absolutely NOTHING in comparison to this. We are well and truly fucked now." Massachusetts was potentially a wake-up call. This is a death-knell.
January 21, 2010 at 12:46 PM
At the least, can we insist that politicians wear the logos of their corporate sponsors like NASCAR drivers do?
January 21, 2010 at 12:56 PM
So much for Scalia's "strict construction" of the Constitution.
Never trust a man who goes hunting with Dick Cheney and returns with his face intact.
January 21, 2010 at 12:58 PM
May those five blackards who just sold us out enjoy eternity in the fetid darkness of hell.
United Republic of Corporate States.
January 21, 2010 at 01:57 PM
This IS Scalia's "strict constructionalism" (also minimalism and origignalism). In the view of the conservative majority, the Constitution was originally constructed to minimally give all power to the rich and powerful and to their successors, the major corporations.
January 21, 2010 at 02:39 PM
a pox on the SCOTUS 5. especially for annointing the Wdit from tx.
A POX I SAY! a fuckin POX!
January 21, 2010 at 03:00 PM
This is emblematic of the sort of generalized corruption which marks the declining years of empires.
The United States, thanks to a rapacious business community and their enablers, the Repugs, and a feckless opposition, is toast.
"Next stop, corporatist theocratic neofeudalism... allllll aboard!"
January 21, 2010 at 03:55 PM
Feels kind of like when George W said "Habeus Corpus? Schmabeous corpus!"
Aunt Moe |
January 27, 2010 at 04:25 PM
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