Good policies on campaign finance reform

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by Eraserhead, Aug 18, 2016.

  1. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    He hasn't raised much because he may have vocal supporters but they sure won't put their money where their mouths are.
     
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    Well more like difficult to ensure confirmation of a justice who would actually cooperate in doing that.

    Saying they would do so in confirmation hearings could mean having to recuse themselves if an applicable case came up. Guessing they would do so is more or less how we ended up with one Justice David Souter disappointing (or maybe not) GHWBush. He disappointed many of the electors of Bush, anyway.

    As far as a constitutional amendment... would take decades and still no guarantee. Forensic accounting in criminal investigations, and public shaming on permissible bought-by-billionaire gigs, those are what will probably remain the time honored way to keep the appearance of outright pay-for-power down to a dull roar.

    That and coming up with candidates like Bernie Sanders who somehow appeal to the grass roots and manage to raise phenomenal amounts of money. Zephyr Teachout's doing pretty well at that in her race for 19th CD. That grassroots effort may yet be drowned by GOP sinking massive money into the election, it's early toi know.

    Shameful the GOP having to spend a major fortune in a red district to try to elect a Republican; after all the retiring incumbent is actually a popular Republican. Teachout is a progressive Democrat. Her opponent is a Republican former minority leader of the NY assembly. So sometimes it's not about the money. Sometimes it's about the candidates in a particular race.
     

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