Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has made some unforgettable statements during her political career. Some of them have been laughable, while others have pushed the limits of believability—like her contention that the abortion coverage in ObamaCare will actually save lives. How can killing preborn children save lives?
It has been reported that the Obama campaign this year, as in 2008, has disabled or chosen not to use AVS in screening contributions made by credit card. That doesn't sound very important. But it's evidence of a modus operandi that strikes me as thuggish.
The smart thinking among savvy election lawyers and political insiders is that federal prosecutors will have a hard time proving that John Edwards broke campaign finance laws when he ran for president in 2008.
According to Mayan calendars and some scholars, 2012 is supposed to be the end of an age and resulting in cataclysmic and transformative events. While the winds and storms are raging and the earth is moving and shaking both literally and figuratively, most everyone will agree the end of the world is not likely, though 2012 is shaping up to potentially bring to end the area of Big Labor as we know it.
In the two weeks before this month's Super Tuesday primaries, The Wall Street Journal reports, "outside political action committees supporting the Republican presidential hopefuls spent three times as much as the candidates themselves."
Super Tuesday. Ten states this year (21 on the GOP side four years ago). In most cases only registered Republicans can actually vote, but Democrats and Independents, citizens and non-citizens, likely voters and people who have never darkened the door of a precinct polling place all get to participate.
Why did the super PACs spend more than the candidates' own campaigns? Washington passed laws designed to curb the amount of money that big donors could shovel into presidential elections. It's a noble cause, but it's like passing a law against water flowing downhill.
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