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bushwacker

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Check it out. Yet another case of punishing the victim, this time in the name of 'cleaning up Washington DC'...

URL: http://www.downsizedc.org/blog/2006/jan/12/mccain_wants_to_steal_your_right_to_organize_and_petition_congress

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Today's Downsizer-Dispatch...

When politicians break the law, other politicians impose new laws on you. It's happened before. It's happening again. The excuse this time is the Abramoff scandal.

Because some politicians may have broken the bribery laws Senator John McCain wants to punish you for their sins.

We have a rule here at Downsize DC. We avoid mention of partisan labels and political personalities. That's not what we're about. We're about issues and principles. But we must make an exception in Senator McCain's case.

McCain is very popular with the media and much of the public. But we don't agree with the public's media-driven perception of him. We think McCain is so bad that we don't much care who we offend by saying so. If the approaching death of the First Amendment and representative government has a poster-child, it's Senator John McCain.

Downsize DC exists in part because of him. The passage of his campaign finance law, the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act, followed by the narrow defeat of our suit against it in the Supreme Court, were two of the main factors that led us to create DownsizeDC.org.

BCRA means incumbents and establishment candidates will always have too much money, while non-establishment challengers and minor party candidates will never have enough. Voters can endorse the establishment's approved candidates, but nothing more. BCRA convinced us that change was no longer possible through partisan political campaigns. The American ballot-box is a sham.

Do other means of change remain open? Citizen lobbying was the only option we saw still available.

Check it out and learn! Again, donations are graciously welcomed :D (God I feel like a prostie when I say that... :P)
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Re: John McCain Wants to Punish the Public for Abramhoff/et al's Misconduct
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2006, 12:30:33 PM »

Punish the public for your own misdeeds is McCain's MO.  Here is a little scandal McCain was involved in back a while ago which I guess motivated him to do the whole Campaign Finance Reform thing.     
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keating_Five 
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Re: John McCain Wants to Punish the Public for Abramhoff/et al's Misconduct
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2006, 10:21:31 PM »

Yeah I've heared a lot about this scandal, but never any real details. Thanks for the info!
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