Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Common Cause demonstrates civility:
The New York Times editorial page, a division of the New York Times Co., on Saturday endorsed Common Cause's personal attack on Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas. As we explained Friday, Common Cause, a Washington-based corporation, is complaining about Scalia and Thomas's having joined Justice Anthony Kennedy's majority opinion in Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission, the 2010 decision that overturned a law criminalizing certain political speech by corporations.
Common Cause couches its argument in Constitutional terms, but they have worked consistently to deny corporations freedom of speech, reduce the influence of money in politics, but they've never attacked Democrats the way they do corporations that support conservative and Republican. This is another well-intentioned movement that has lost its way. President Obama plans to raise and spend $1 billion in 2012. Why isn't Common Cause wishing for his death, filing suits and so on?


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