When Justice Sam Alito showed his cards last night at the SOTU, he wiped out another 100 years of precedent and decorum by showing his disdain for the President's rebuke of the insane, Citizen's United decision to potentially allow foreign subsidiaries of US Corporations to influence our elections.
What the Supreme Court did, needs to become one of the top campaign issues for Democrats in the 2010 midterms.
This could be the Mother of All Wedges for 2010. If Democrats can stop the incessant bitching at each other and start training their fire on Republicans, this will work.
Let me walk through how.
If we can get a coordinated media campaign from OFA, MoveOn, and other groups pushing the meme, that Foreign subsidiaries based in the US, could possibly be shell companies for Al Quaeda, North Korea, Iran, and other terrorists regimes and groups hellbent on destroying the US. We need all of the Left Wing Televangelists to start pushing this meme in at least one segment of their shows, similar to what Olberman did with the Iraq war. We could also have each one recite the number of days since the ruling, calling it the number of days Terrorists have been given the ability to influence our elections. We need this on all of the Sunday shows, cable news, MSM national news, all of them!
The President has laid the groundwork, it is up to those progressives and left-leaning Televangelists with large megaphones to take up the fight and keep it going.
Republicans will of course defend the Supreme court decision, because they can't help themselves. But if Democrats keep pounding away at the Possibility that Terrorists regimes and groups could influence our elections, public sentiment will swing our way. We have those on the right already trying to downplay this fact already. We need congressional Democrats to have a very long debate on this issue. We need campaign ads, we need a coordinated effort to put Republicans in the box. Every Republican candidate needs to be asked this question in their local markets, in debates, etc.
"As you know mr/mrs candidate, the Supreme Court decision allows corporations to spend unlimited amounts of money to advocate for candidates. Some of these corporations are foreign owned subsidiaries of Terrorists States like Iran, North Korea, or Al Quaeda...What is your stance on this? Are you For or Against Terrorists sending unlimited amounts of money into US elections?"
Should Congress pass a law that prevents Terrorists and State sponsors of Terrorists, from sending unlimited amounts of money into US elections?
I know its a bit xenophobic, but it is good politics. We need to blow up this issue politically and expand what could happen...The Terrorist are Coming, Run For the Hills!