Thursday, September 2, 2010

"Citizens United Disaster" Isn't Just Theoretical

 Hey Voters, just do as you're told.  
Or else.

MeanMesa knows how easy it was to read the headlines and listen to a few complaining progressives rant about the recent Roberts Supreme Court's Citizens United Ruling before returning to the comics page.  After all, lots of the Roberts Court decisions haven't had so much as faint whimper of meaning to America's middle class -- they were mostly for billionaires and corporations.

Well, the Citizens United Ruling is landing on the middle class like an out of control school bus on its way to a John Birch Society hate rally.  MeanMesa's favorite Congressman, Alan Grayson (D-Florida), is finding out all about this first hand.  An especially stinky clutch of East Coast Billionaires have decided that they will determine who will represent Florida in the next Congress.

Florida voters be damned.

Ooops.  Haven't we seen something tragically similar to this before?  In fact, wasn't that previous perfidy also a product of the Roberts Supreme Court?

These guys are bad news.  Really bad news!  Not just for the voters in Florida but for our democracy!

First, a quick, short "Who's who."

The Roberts Supreme Court (531 U.S. 70) ordered the Florida vote recount to cease so it wouldn't "cause irreparable damage to George W. Bush" in 2000.
Alan Grayson was the brave Congressman who said the Republican "Health Care Plan" was simply "Don't get sick, and if you do, die quickly."

Grampa' Koch founded the John Birch Society.

MeanMesa is forwarding the email from Grayson below:


A couple of weeks ago, we suggested that Republican Dan Webster isn't the real opponent in this campaign. He hasn't been on the ballot in a quarter of a century. Dan Webster couldn't beat a pair of fives with a full house.

I said that someone else would be the real opponent. Now we know who that is.
His name is David Koch. He has $17 billion. And he is spending $250,000 of that in attack ads against me this week.

David Koch is the owner of the second largest private company in America. He made his money the old-fashioned way: he inherited it. Incredibly, his father got rich helping to industrialize and arm the Soviet Union.

Koch lives in New York. He often attends the theater. As far as we know, he has never been to Orlando. But he wants to choose who represents Orlando in Congress. And it isn't Alan Grayson.

For many years, David Koch was a member of the Libertarian Party. He serves on the board of directors of the right-wing Cato Institute. He is a reclusive billionaire whose political dirty tricks are exposed in the current issue of the New Yorker Magazine. The title of that New Yorker article is "Covert Operations: The billionaire brothers who are waging war against Obama."

Why does David Koch support Dan Webster? Because Koch wants to cut Social Security. And so does Dan Webster. 

What it comes down to is this: who is going to choose our leaders? Us, or a crackpot billionaire like David Koch?

More on this tomorrow. In the meantime, if you can help, please do. Because if we don't, then David Koch will buy the House, the Senate and, in 2012, the White House.

Alan Grayson

BTW, all the Grayson Campaign's invitations to contribute have been left in the content on purpose.  If you have a fiver laying around with no where to go, why not join the fray?  Maybe even small out-of-state contributions can give this plutocrat billionaire heartburn.

Our democracy is depending on us more than ever before.

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