“No one said "this is the most outrageous thing happening in ANY ELECTION in our country EVER!," but I think it is a pretty good example of how angry the Tea Party candidates are to the possibility that they'd ever have to face an uncomfortable question. Yes, all politicians are rude to press sometimes, and they should stop it, but handcuffing someone? That's way, way beyond the pale.”
Mark A Campbell on Oct 19, 2010 at 12:49:33
“You should read up a little bit in the thread where you will see that PinkOne said just that.”
“This is a great example of the twisted policy we get under our electoral college. If Obama and whoever (Sarah Palin?) just competed to get the highest total in the popular vote, we'd all be much better off.”
“That oil sands ad drove me nuts. It's basically the only thing I hate about Canada.”
pinkibus on Mar 3, 2010 at 16:17:59
There is another thing you probably hate about Canada but don't realize you do. Stephen Harper, the prime minister of Canada, is a clone of Dubya and hence the gung ho Canadian attitude towards the tar sands.”
“Kind of. But those are the difficult free speech implications that the Constitution is there to protect.
If I want to spend all my own money telling printing up signs telling people to support (or oppose) a candidate, I think that's my right. I might feel really strongly about it! If ExxonMobil, on the other hand, wants to spend a billion dollars from its corporate treasury, I think that's different.
I'm a person. The CEO of Exxon is a person. We disagree, but we have a right to free speech. But the corporation itself is a profit seeking center, not a person. It can't vote. It can't run for office. And it doesn't deserve the right to spend unlimited money to influence an election.”