|11-15-2012, 02:07 AM||#1|
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Location: Durango, Colorado
This is more relevant than Benghazi.
This is the most important freedom of speech issue in our lifetimes.
This is why third party candidates do not exist nor cannot.
This is money in politics at it's lowest.
This is where Karl Rove thought he would be King.
This is why no sane candidate can talk about issues.
This is where spin comes from and where it returns.
This is why fact checkers exist.
This perpetuates gridlock and destroys real ideas.
If you really hate the direction this country is going this is where the fight is. The fact it "did not work" is irrelevant to they will try again until they get it right. Disregarding a bad solution will not unmask it.
"I think super PACs as such are in fact very dangerous in the long run," Gingrich told Colbert. "There's something fundamentally, profoundly wrong about what's happening. And it's happening in both parties, and in the long run it's going to be very negative and very destructive of our system."
Gingrich hasn't always felt this way. At the time of the court's decision in early 2010, he argued that it had granted “the right of every citizen, whether you agree or disagree, to get up and be heard, to speak, to have space in politics.” And the former speaker himself was a heavy beneficiary of super PAC spending during his failed campaign for president earlier this year. Winning Our Future, a super PAC supporting his candidacy, received at least $15 million in donations from casino mogul Sheldon Adelson alone.
But after serving as a punching bag for a super PAC supporting eventual GOP nominee Mitt Romney ahead of the Iowa caucuses, Gingrich appeared less pleased with Citizens United's impact on elections. Despite his unhappiness with being the primary target of the super PAC's attacks, Gingrich refused to take the opportunity to oppose Citizens United more broadly.
”I’m the victim of one personal person, Mitt Romney, whose staff decided to run a deliberately negative and dishonest campaign,” Gingrich said in January. "This particular approach, I think, has nothing to do with the Citizens United case, it has to do with a bunch of millionaires getting together to run a negative campaign, and Governor Romney refusing to call them off.”