I actually enjoyed the State of the Union speech last night. I’d forgotten just how engaging our President could be
I especially liked how he was saying things that I’ve been yelling at the TV for the last 6 months (like, “the economy wasn’t broken, I found it this way,” or “If you can’t get in line then just get the hell out of the way!”).
I couldn’t believe the bold faced dis on the Supremes, as they were sitting right up front. I practically did a touchdown dance, right there on my couch, and spiked the remote.
(By the way, does anyone know how to fix a remote?)
Then this morning I heard Justice Alito mouthed the words “that’s not true”, regarding what will happen to our elections following their latest “Shilling for Big Business Since 2006” ruling.
Not true? Really?
Does the Good Justice think that the corporations, that he’s just given practical citizenship rights to, are going to go deep into their storage closet and locate some sense of conscience and restraint?
Or are they going to spend money hand over fist to pack the Congress with lackeys that will ensure that their profits are never hindered by trivialities like public safety or industry regulation?
I really shouldn’t be surprised they ruled this way… the next time the Roberts Court finds in favor of the common people over the rich and well connected, it will be the first time.
I didn't blog about this ruling back when it happened… there were too many others that already did it better and more richly than I, Carpetbagger and Last Door on the Left (who provided Keith Olbermans take on the subject), I’m looking at you. But Alito’s feigned astonishment last night made me want to get my 2 cents in.
As I commented on Carpetbagger’s site:
“There is only one thing that can combat the corporate advertising influence: Education and skepticism. As a nation, we need to look past the slick advertisements and misrepresentations seen in so many polical ads, because they are about to become slicker and more misrepresentier. And more pervasive. Only our own ability to think critically and questions can save us.
Now what do you think are the odds of that happening across the country are?
Sigh. Me too.”