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  •  Did a corrupt court give us Citizens United? (6+ / 0-)

    Kind of chicken and egg. They need a venal court to control elections, but they need to win some elections to appoint the real scum like Rehnquist or Scalia.  Whichever came first, the yard is now full of chicken shit and egg shells.

    •  we know what came first, (3+ / 0-)
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      dougymi, Sandino, Dave925

      Powell figured out the loophole on behalf of the Chamber of Commerce, got Nixon to appoint, then used the money is speech nuclear option to defeat post-Watergate reforms. In our republic the unelected Court is always the first suspect, that is why there's an exceptions clause in Art. 3. 37 years later and after Bush v. Gore, the Court is self packing, and specializes in deciding political questions, supervising a Congress whose elections it controls in violation if Art. 1 sect 4.

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