September 9th, 2009
11:15 AM ET
soundoff (15 Responses)
  1. bozo the obama

    Please overturn it...bring George Soros down to his knees.

    September 9, 2009 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  2. Jay T.

    Get 'em, compensators...uh, I mean, gun nuts...uh, no, that isn't nice either...um, compassionate real Americans who stick up to...no, I mean, for...stick up for the Constitution. Yeah, that's it. Compassionate real Americans who love to shoot things- especially if it isn't a pudgy, balding white guy with a mustache and two chins.

    September 9, 2009 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  3. Yes He Will

    President Obama will hit the ball out of the park. The Party of No and their henchmen and women, i.e. Sarah Palin (who is all talk and no solutions, that's why she left her public position) is a nobody.

    Obama/Biden 2012

    September 9, 2009 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  4. Henry Miller, Libertarian

    The opening words of the US Constitution are "We the people... They're not "We the corporations..." or "We the unions.." or "We the PACs..." As far as I'm concerned, collective entities such as corporations, unions, or PACs have no legitimate role in American governance.

    And, actually, I'd even take that a step farther: I don't think political parties have a legitimate role either. Such things certainly weren't envisioned by the people who wrote the Constitution (that's not just my guess–I'm very well versed in the in the process by which the Constitution was written) and they're divisive and tend to lead to extremist rather than centrist consensus politics.

    September 9, 2009 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  5. rr

    This IS a free speech issue: People should be able to run ads and movies and what not regardless of who pays for them. The Constitution clearly says congress cannot abridge free speech.

    The SCOTUS should strike rule in favor of the plaintiff and the First Amendment

    September 9, 2009 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  6. Post always rejected by CNN

    since there are five republicans on the court you can bet your bottom dollar they are going to rule in favor of big business.

    Our representatives in congress are swayed by lobbist now, what in the world do you think they will do if big business is allowed to give them any amount and as many times as they want.

    We thought we were in a world of hurt, wait til this happens.

    September 9, 2009 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  7. Duck Fallas

    Activist judges legislating from the bench. Someone was complaining about that recently...

    September 9, 2009 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  8. Tobin

    "Common sense tells us that the government's attempts to solve large problems more often create new ones," the former GOP vice presidential candidate continues.

    She's talking about the two wars the Cheney/Rumsfeld adminsistration started, correct?

    September 9, 2009 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  9. Juge

    Do NOT open the flood gates to corporations and making them able to finance and therefore influence our elections. THAT is NOT free speech – THAT would make for UNFREE elections. It is bad enough already – fix it – don't make it worse.

    September 9, 2009 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  10. Clint

    If the raging Town Hall puppets or Tea Bag clowns are looking for a real issue that may drastically change democracy as we know it, the Supreme Court is considering overturning an over 100 year old ban on direct corporate contributions to elections. I know that many people are not aware of this issue because the news entertainers at Fox network either do not understand it or they feel that it would be a good thing if our conservative Supreme Court decides, in the best tradition of judicial activism, to allow our elected offices go to the highest bidder. If you think that lobbying is intolerable, wait until elections are decided in Board rooms. America, wake up and get educated.

    September 9, 2009 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  11. HAWK IN TEXAS

    When you have 5 members of the supreme court that are all ready bought and paid for by the big money men and corporations, you know how they will vote. John Roberts has all ready shown that he is strictly for big buissness.

    September 9, 2009 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  12. Jay T.

    I'd have to agree with you, Henry Miller. Except the unions aren't the problem. Without the Unions, big business would have even more control and influence over the common person. Why do you think they (big busniess, corporation, etc) spend so much money to smear Unions and paint them as communists (probably socialist today since that is the scary word of the hour.)

    September 9, 2009 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  13. Gary's mind

    This all started with an anti-Hillary movie? Michael Moore can make and anti-Bush movie before an election but if a Democrat is the target suddenly it's a problem...sounds like a double standard. The big companies and Labor unions donate huge money already to candidates in various forms. Many of those so-called individual small contributions to the Obama web site were likely coordinated corporate donations through small unreportable transactions. I'll be interested to see what the Supreme Court says.

    September 9, 2009 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  14. Lucky B

    This will be a real test of Roberts' and Alito's statements on "stare decisis".
    We'll see exactly how fair and impartial these big business corporate hacks will be. They will be just as fair and principled as Sandra Day O'Connor was when she repaid Daddy Bush by cursing us with W.

    September 9, 2009 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  15. Jim in Indiana

    Give corporations the absolute right to influence all aspects of our lives in anyway they chose. Does anyone really want that. There not going to stop on there own you know.

    September 9, 2009 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |