Obama’s weekly address is about efforts to address the Supreme Court decision that weakened the McCain-Feingold campaign finance law.
Listen to the shrill sound of a man who went from purveyor of “hope” to reciter of the most pedestrian partisan patter imaginable. From the video:
You would think that making these reforms would be a matter of common sense. You’d think that reducing corporate and even foreign influence over our elections wouldn’t be a partisan issue.
But the Republican leaders in Congress said no. In fact, they used their power to block the issue from even coming up for a vote.
This can only mean that the leaders of the other party want to keep the public in the dark. They don’t want you to know which interests are paying for the ads. The only people who don’t want to disclose the truth are people with something to hide.
Well, we cannot allow the corporate takeover of our democracy.
Here’s the actual video if you can stand it.