January 24, 2010

This is what you get, Nader Lovers.

This is what you get when you don’t vote for “the Lesser of Two Evils.”

A half dozen friends have asked me to blog this up over the last few days since this stunning un-decision was handed down from the newly conservative-leaning Supreme Court. In return, I asked all of them to blog it up, since I’m no authority. None of them assented, so here’s my (short) take:

This is the answer to that Progressive Koan I remember hearing so often from my friends in Gore v. Bush in 2000: “Why vote for the lesser of two evils?”

While Gore may have been an imperfect president, one thing is certain: his Surpreme Court nominations would have lived and worked for decades in a more compassionate, less corporate-first manner. Our Supreme Court Justice Roberts is a young man, and despite a cheery, Pleasantville demeanor, his influence is chilling—and it’ll be active for another 30 years.

Via the New York Times

Justices, 5-4, Reject Corporate Spending Limit

WASHINGTON — Overruling two important precedents about the First Amendment rights of corporations, a bitterly divided Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that the government may not ban political spending by corporations in candidate elections…

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A few more-or-less applicable videos re the immeasurable influences of a man I admire, and regret:


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