Sunday, August 13, 2006

The Warrior on Campaign Finance "Reform"

Perhaps even worse than the MSM bias (see below for a small example) is the Incumbent Protection Act, aka McCain-Feingold. The Warrior doesn't like it, either, and shows us why.

Ironically, Joe Lieberman was a victim of the Act which he voted for, largely because of an "incoherent" Supreme Court decision (I agree with the adjective, but the Warrior used it first...)

More than 60 percent of Ned’s campaign expenditures came from Ned. Without Ned, Ned loses. In fact, no political observer thought any candidate dependent on a $2000 contribution limit had any kind of chance of ousting Lieberman. Ned was a very poor candidate. Inarticulate with zero charisma. But by spending his own money he enfranchised the Democrats of Connecticut who otherwise, given the contribution limits, were disenfranchised. The Democrats in Connecticut hate the war in Iraq, Lieberman has rather energetically endorsed it. Yet the federal election laws would have assured Lieberman reelection were it not for the “loophole.”

Unlike many others, I think Joe Lieberman's record in the Senate (a carbon copy of Russ Feingold's except on the Iraq War) is atrocious from a Conservative point of view.

Now maybe even Joe understands why, at least in regard to Finance "Reform."

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