Sunday, January 29, 2012

Scalia: Object To Unlimited Corporate Political Cash? Don't Watch TV

The Supreme Court's "Citizens United" ruling, which enabled corporate money to flood the political system, has done so much harm in terms of corrupting American democracy. The decision gave rise to Super PACS, groups allied with candidates that can collect unlimited funds as long as they–supposedly–don't directly work with the candidate. They're collecting unprecedented amounts of money and were part of the recent barrage of anti-Gingrich attack ads by the Romney camp, which Gingrich described as a "carpet bombing." Now Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has come up with a simple solution to those who object to unlimited corporate political contributions, Super PACs and the poisoning of the electoral system. Speaking to the South Carolina Bar on the two-year anniversary of the ruling, he said the following:

"I don't care who is doing the speech – the more the merrier. People are not stupid. If they don't like it, they'll shut it off."

Got it? Don't watch TV. Case closed.

2 comments:

Michael The Molar Maven said...

If it doesn't involve a ball or a puck, I totally agree.

Jeff Tone said...

Actually, I don't agree. I think that Scalia is quite glib about money and political corruption, especially since he'd done so much to further the corruption.