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    As an avid voter, I couldn't care less about who donated what to whose campaign. I look at how the candidate feels on issues. But, I also know that a lot of voters are swayed by commercials and a lot of politicians are on the take with special intrest groups. I don't like this decision. But I did get a list of Obama's biggest contributers to his campaign and noticed that banks were right up there in contributions, so I don't really understand his "outrage".

    Ultimately, this will just make me even more sick of political ads, phone calls and junk mail.

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    Freedom of speach is a big issue in this country. I agree with the SCOTUS here. As usual for the most contentious, or close cases, there is only one vote that counts and that is Kennedy's.
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    Obama was outraged?
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    Interesting. Our new Gov here in NJ took office on Tuesday. On Wednesday one of his first Executive Orders blocks campaign contributions from unions to politicians. The Democrats have already promised to have the order overturned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RYou View Post
    Interesting. Our new Gov here in NJ took office on Tuesday. On Wednesday one of his first Executive Orders blocks campaign contributions from unions to politicians. The Democrats have already promised to have the order overturned.
    Sounds like the Supremem Court just overturned it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LkwdSteve View Post
    Obama was outraged?
    I saw some of his quotes in this morning's paper. Yep. He wasn't in agreement with the court.




    By the way, I am confused by the title of this thread. Activist? Spitting on democracy??
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    That's the part I don't understand. Some of his main contributors were banks and he was quoted as saying that this decision helped them and he didn't like that. He also said it would lead to a stampede of special intrest money in our politics. Isn't that what labor unions are? And isn't the money already there? Both sides are on the take with special intrest groups and this will just make it more annoying to the public because of all of the political ads we will have to endure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LkwdSteve View Post
    By the way, I am confused by the title of this thread. Activist?
    When a court makes a ruling you don't like it means they're activists.
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