Earlier this year Senator Tom Udall (D-NM), proposed a Constitutional amendment that would give Congress the authority to regulate campaign contributions at their will. The language is vague and you won't find the words "fair and equitable" in it anywhere.
(1) the amount of contributions to candidates for nomination for election to, or for election to, Federal office; and
(2) the amount of funds that may be spent by, in support of, or in opposition to such candidates. …
Nothing in this article shall be construed to grant Congress the power to abridge the freedom of the press.
This amendment would not only reverse the effect of the Citizens United and McCutcheon cases but could very well give Congress the authority to allow unlimited spending by incumbents while severely limiting spending by any challenger. It's no surprise that Senate Democrats, including Harry Reid, support the amendment.
Now for the latest attempt at removing freedom of speech that goes against the wishes and beliefs of liberals, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) over the weekend launched a campaign to, in their own words, "get Rush Limbaugh off the air."
In an e-mail recently sent out by the DCCC, with a subject title of "Petition: Rush Limbaugh off the air" was a push for 300,000 signatures to force Limbaugh's advertisers to drop him. The e-mail reads:
Sandra Fluke has been the target of disgusting, sexist comments from Rush Limbaugh before. So his latest abhorrent rant is no surprise to her.
Stand with Sandra and help us hit 3OO,OOO signatures today to put real pressure on Rush’s advertisers to drop him once and for all.
First of all - anyone who would "stand with Sandra" should take a good look at their life. Sandra Fluke gained fame and notoriety demanding that American taxpayers pay for her birth control because she simply didn't want to. Rush Limbaugh attacked Fluke on his radio show for that demand, saying some not so nice things about her possible promiscuity (for which he later apologized.) Democrats were so enamored by her demand and so outraged by Limbaugh's response that she was invited to speak at their national convention in 2012. What a wonderful qualification for speaking to the DNC -a demand for government subsidized birth control. I guess it's not that surprising seeing as how the qualification of their Presidential candidate in 2009 was being a community organizer.
It's funny to me that Sandra Fluke wants to silence Rush Limbaugh. It's because of him that she's now famous. Fluke's demands for free birth control before House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Democrats would have gone virtually unnoticed if not for Limbaugh. Her invitation to speak at the Democrat convention was a direct result of her notoriety that can be directly attributed to Rush Limbaugh.
Ms. Fluke is now running for the California state Senate, having placed second in the primary, which puts her on the November ballot automatically. And in California her chances of winning, based on her demand for free birth control, are pretty high. (Look who they elected governor.) Again, she wouldn't even be famous if it wasn't for Rush. And now she wants Limbaugh off the air.
Some people are just ungrateful.