Friday, June 25, 2010

Conservative Hypocrisy Regarding Campaign Finance

See if you follow this:

The Supreme Court overruled parts of the McCain-Feingold Act and the Republicans rejoiced.  The Democrats work to establish new legislation to increase disclosure of campaign financing and the Republicans cry foul.  What makes this even more interesting is that the previous decision regarding the McCain-Feingold Act involves both corporations and unions.  Can you find the hypocrisy?

Conservatives attack unions for exercising their free speech and engaging in elections, yet they get upset when unions may face stricter disclosure rules when reaching their arms into political campaigns.

What makes this even more mind boggling is that conservatives have attacked the Obama campaign for not disclosing donors who contributed under $200 yet they attack Democrats for trying to craft legislation increasing transparency in government.

I think that maybe there is something conservatives are afraid of, and it is not government intrusion.  They want greater transparency, but they want it to come voluntarily, not at the government's insistence, and I get the feeling the Republican party does not want people to know just who exactly is backing them...

1 comment:

  1. The GOP fears transparency, because hiding the truth is the only way they can succeed.


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