Patterico's Pontifications

10/31/2004

Campaign Finance Reform Insanity

Filed under: 2004 Election — Patterico @ 4:24 pm

Okay, you lovers of campaign finance reform: here is the end result of your stupidity: two radio talk-show hosts are facing the possibility of having to go to jail for engaging in political speech on their show.

And you thought the USSR had dissolved. No sirree — totalitarianism is alive and well right here in the good ol’ US of A, thanks to the likes of John McCain, and all you lamebrains who agree with him on this issue.

P.S. Don’t forget to thank our ever-so-conservative Supreme Court . . .

P.P.S. Any lawyers want to file a complaint against, say, the L.A. Times or the New York Times for their endorsements this political season? What do you think those corporate contributions are worth?

P.P.P.S. Justin Levine notes that the complaint is utterly frivolous even under existing campaign finance laws. I don’t care. This is the next logical step. Analogy: five years ago, they joked about lawsuits against fast-food joints. It’s not a joke anymore.

P.P.P.P.S. David Dreier is a putz.

6 Responses to “Campaign Finance Reform Insanity”

  1. Not very much. Safe states and all.

    The Angry Clam (c96486)

  2. I’m a native born Arizonan in the third generation of native born Arizonans. Every time I hear that turncoat traitor John McCain’s name I could vomit.

    The true people of Arizona, not the illegal alien Juan-come-latelies, not the East coast liberal snowbird emigrés, not the Kalifornication evacuees, had their fill of John McCain some time ago. In fact, in the summer of 2001 there was a recall drive against that SOB and I do believe that the petition drive would have been a success but for one thing. When 9/11 happened, it was dropped in the aftermath. People’s minds were on other things.

    What a pity. It will be a cold, cold, cold day in hell before I ever vote for that bastard again.
    He turned his back on his base, his electors, the people who first put him in power. He forgot all about us. Every time I see his ugly bloated face I just want to puke. I’m an Arizonan and John McCain does NOT represent me or mine.

    Frank Villon (1b642f)

  3. Truly, Campaign Finance DEform was an abomination that never should have seen the light of day, much less enforcement.

    Fortunately, the completely asinine legal action threatened against KFI is so ludicrous that far from having cause for fear, John & Ken are laughing their [butts] off at how silly and stupid their opponents have shown themselves to be.

    I would hasten to add that the fact that the threats against KFI will go nowhere, does not make any less reprehensible the attempt made by the NRCC to stifle free speech.

    clark (866957)

  4. Frank: I am a Californian who would welcome the chance to move to your state. But believe me when I say this: I would make that move to ESCAPE the mentality here, not to bring it with me. Of that I can assure you!

    McCain is a disgrace.

    the friendly grizzly (a2342e)

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    Michael Williams (ea3f6c)

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