Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Book: The Intimidation Game: How has Citizens United manifested in modern politics?

Link to video

Democrats are going after Republican donors. Enemies list.

14 comments:

Lem said...

"An eye-opening lesson in the law of unintended consequences: where "a vast new disclosure regime" intended to curb corruption has spawned a corruption all its own." ― Kirkus Reviews

edutcher said...

If I'm wrong, I'll happily stand corrected, but weren't they doing this last time?

And wasn't the whole NeverTrump thing about blacklisting anybody who helped Trump?

PS Got a fundraiser from The Donald's campaign. Since I've yet to make contact, I can only assume Trump has access to the RNC donor list (gave a few bucks to Dubya, partly to support the war effort, partly to beat Lurch).

Lem said...

I got a call from Trump's people too and I told them the same thing I told governor Walker's people.

Lem said...

I wander many more the IRS just so happened to audit which had 'coincidently' donated to some candidate the left did not want, but the victim kept quiet because the know the gov could do much more to them than just an audit.

When you coupled that with the wide prosecutorial latitudes enjoyed by DA's, see Baltimore... we may have reached an irreversible tipping point.

I've just finished reading "Our Voracious Executive Branch". The writer is hopeful, I'm not so much.

AprilApple said...

Democrats are not democrats. They are thugs.

edutcher said...

Lem said...

I wander many more the IRS

?????

Proofread before you hit Publish.

When you coupled that with the wide prosecutorial latitudes enjoyed by DA's, see Baltimore... we may have reached an irreversible tipping point.

Oh, Hell, prosecutors have been doing that forever. Luckily for us, they have hit a new high in low as far as competence is concerned.

Lem said...

I wander -how- many more...

Lem said...

I remember Dr Carson saying he was audited after his prayer breakfast speech.

AprilApple said...

This is a big deal. A really big deal.

Teh democrats are thugs.

AprilApple said...

crooked crooked thugs.

AprilApple said...

Must watch video. -thanks for posting that, Lem. you're on fire today.

edutcher said...

Lem said...

I remember Dr Carson saying he was audited after his prayer breakfast speech.

Hate to tell you, but this is hardly new. Willie's IRS Commissioner went to jail because she made audits a growth industry.

On Willie's orders, of course.

edutcher said...

OT, but pertinent:

Off Judicial Watch:

One of the guns used in the November 13, 2015 Paris terrorist attacks came from Phoenix, Arizona where the Obama administration allowed criminals to buy thousands of weapons illegally in a deadly and futile “gun-walking” operation known as “Fast and Furious.”

Can't wait for a few of those weapons to turn up in an American attack.

ndspinelli said...

Chicago politics, plain and simple. Good video, not as funny as Seinfeld's however.