by William Teach | July 27, 2010 7:41 am
This is getting truly tiresome. In all my years, I have never seen such a thin skinned partisan sitting in the White House, constantly attacking anyone/any group who opposes his viewpoint. Even Clinton never went this far. High school student body presidents act more presidential than Obama does
President Obama called out Senate Republicans on Monday for holding up a vote on a contentious piece of campaign finance legislation.
Senate Democrats plan to vote on cloture for the Disclose Act on Tuesday, though it remains unclear whether they have the 60 votes necessary to end debate.
Democrats need at least one Republican vote, which they so far lack.
“You’d think that making these reforms would be a matter of common sense,” Obama said in brief remarks from the Rose Garden. “But of course this is Washington in 2010, and the Republican leadership in the Senate is once again using every tactic and manuever they can to prevent the Disclose Act from even coming up for a vote.”
“A vote to oppose these reforms is nothing less than to allow a corporate and special interest takeover of our elections,” Obama said.
As Warner Todd Huston, Tammy Bruce, and so many others have pointed out, the DISCLOSE Act is blatantly unconstitutional, violating, at the least, the 1st and 14th Amendments. It will chill free speech, gives certain groups a pass on following the rules, and if it passes, will certainly have multiple lawsuits filed against it before the day Obama signs it.
Of course, predictably, the Washington Post comes out in favor of , mentioning a conservative group, but, what about Move.on and other left wing groups? They’ll get a pass. The little guy won’t. Unions will. Grassroots won’t. News organizations will. This bill is, quite frankly, a way of protecting Democrat elected officials.
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