Not only do establishmentarian Washington Republican House careerists make me tired by refusing to hold down spending and acting like liberal Democrats, they are doing something far worse to the body politick by thrusting their dirty, fat thumb on the scale of the right to advocacy. Remember 2002 when the GOP Congress passed the McCain-Feingold (as in find gold) bill on so-called campaign finance reform which banned soft money? They hoped Bush would veto it. It was not Bushs best day when he passed the buck, signing it into law hoping the Court would find it unconstitutional. So the Court didnt and were stuck with a severe limitation of up-front advocacy. So it drove money underground to 527s.
Now certain House Republicans are going one step farther in order to court the liberal media. They want to eliminate 527s. Gee, I wonder why? Maybe its because some of these groups are activating mechanized phone calls to Republican districts warning about the wasteful spending the Republicans are piling up. The shadow GOP reason is that George Soros, the ultra-left billionaire will be silencedbut GEORGE SOROS SHOULDNT BE SILENCED! Nor should anyone else except on grounds of indecency or abject racism (and even here, I should not like to see Farrakhans paper terminated). Ending 527s will push the money to 501-(c) 4s where there is even less accountability and contributors need not be named. What ought to happen is that the Republican Congress should take restrictions off limits of money-giving and insist only on full disclosure via the internet and immediately. Agree? Dont agree? Write in Comments.