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Wed Apr 2, 2014, 06:18 PM Apr 2014

A Fed Up Bernie Sanders Obliterates The Koch Fueled Supreme Court Majority [View all]


A Fed Up Bernie Sanders Obliterates The Koch Fueled Supreme Court Majority
By: Jason Easley
Wednesday, April, 2nd, 2014, 12:03 pm

After the Supreme Court handed down a decision that wiped out all individual campaign donation limits today, a fed up Bernie Sanders took aim at the 5 Koch conservatives in the court’s majority.

In a 5-4 ruling, the conservative majority on the Supreme wiped out all legal limits on individual campaign donations. This decision opens the door for wealthy individuals to give as much money as they want to political campaigns, and it is clear that the nation’s top champion for getting the money out of our politics has had enough.

In a statement Sen. Sanders said, “Freedom of speech, in my view, does not mean the freedom to buy the United States government…What world are the five conservative Supreme Court justices living in? To equate the ability of billionaires to buy elections with ‘freedom of speech’ is totally absurd. The Supreme Court is paving the way toward an oligarchic form of society in which a handful of billionaires like the Koch brothers and Sheldon Adelson will control our political process.”

Over the past two election cycles Republicans have not been able to buy elections at the federal level, so their answer is to pollute the electoral process with even more money.


Sen. Sanders is fed up, and the American people should be too. Now is the time to join the fight, and support the Vermont senator’s efforts to overturn Citizens United. In the meantime, there is one important thing that every concerned citizen can do.

Get out and vote. The 2012 election demonstrated that the Koch brothers can buy lots of ads, but they still can’t buy your vote.
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k&r for Bernie Sanders. n/t Laelth Apr 2014 #1
It is time.... SCVDem Apr 2014 #2
I want to see Iwillnevergiveup Apr 2014 #3
As Bob Dylan sang Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Apr 2014 #5
Oh, he's finally fed up? What took him so goddamned long? And what kind ChisolmTrailDem Apr 2014 #4
Do you know how clueless you sound? Google works. Hell, babylonsister Apr 2014 #10
Apparently it is you who are clueless - as to how informed I am. I have followed politics every ChisolmTrailDem Apr 2014 #16
If you know him, then why did you ask what took him so long? pnwmom Apr 2014 #18
Yes, he has always been a strong, consistent voice. But the OP's source describes him as ChisolmTrailDem Apr 2014 #20
Considering his age and lack of a national organization, I will be surprised if he runs. pnwmom Apr 2014 #23
I can tell you this. If he runs as a Democrat and challenges Hillary, I will support him. nt ChisolmTrailDem Apr 2014 #24
Aren't you special. babylonsister Apr 2014 #19
Yes, I am special. And your dig at me is still wrong and always will be. I also respect his ChisolmTrailDem Apr 2014 #21
Sanders is one of the most outspoken progressives in the Senate. pnwmom Apr 2014 #15
I do know that. Read post 16. nt ChisolmTrailDem Apr 2014 #17
Another little push for him to get into the 2016 race? polichick Apr 2014 #6
I don't know if that would ever work, but babylonsister Apr 2014 #11
K&R Bobbie Jo Apr 2014 #7
K&R Digit Apr 2014 #8
K & R for Bernie! n/t RoccoR5955 Apr 2014 #9
I hope richie richers loose their asses. lonestarnot Apr 2014 #12
K&r... spanone Apr 2014 #13
The precedent set makes us a defacto oligarchy. joshcryer Apr 2014 #14
I bet Sen Sanders can tell the Difference between the Dems and the recons.. Cha Apr 2014 #22
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