With a 3-3 vote featuring Democrat commissioners supporting the silencing of political speech against congressional incumbents and Republican commissioners in favoring of allowing it, the Federal Elections Commission has now made it official – As required by the McCain-Feingold Bipartisan Campaign Finance Reform Act of 2002, there can be no paid political broadcast ads criticizing incumbent Members of Congress for the two months prior to the Nov. 7 election.
It’s no surprise that Democrats would vote against Free Speech. They only support the Constitution when it suits their political agenda.
But the Democrats wouldn’t have had the opportunity to put their desires into practice without the McCain-Feingold Campaign Finance Reform act. This is a foul legislation and I hope that someone stands up and refuses to abide by it. That might get it back in front of the Supremes with someone asking the right questions.
I think that John McCain’s Presidential aspirations just took a direct hit. It would also be good to research Final Vote Results for Roll Call 34“>the votes on the bill and make the supporters answer for their votes. It might be too much to hope for their defeats but it would be enjoyable to watch them squirm while they’re trying to justify their votes.