You would think that the 8.2 earthquake off the coast of Chile last night actually struck in Boston Harbor, given the screaming this morning from the liberal establishment.
The shrieks you hear, however, are actually coming from folks crying over a Supreme Court ruling that knocked down — in logical fashion — some limits on federal campaign contributions.
Essentially, citizens will still have limits on amounts given to an individual candidate, but the cap on the overall limit by a citizen to all candidates was removed.
It makes sense. And as some folks (such as NBC’s Chuck Todd) are already beginning to see, the SCOTUS ruling should bring more sunshine to the process by better identifying donors.
But the “OMG, OMG, OMG” reaction from the American political left continues.
For example: Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor of Nation magazine, tweets this:
“SCOTUS Gang of Five just blown another gigantic hole in fabric of our democracy.”
Damn. How we ever going to survive this ruling?
Let’s get a grip, folks. This ruling doesn’t blow a hole into democracy. If anything, it upholds freedom in the greatest country in the world.
PS: Before liberals start blaming the Koch brothers and other straw men, they should look no further than President Obama. In 2008 he had an opportunity to participate with Republican John McCain in a presidential election using only federal funds. Obama said he’d do it when he was a nobody candidate. But when he got the nomination and it became apparent that he could out-fundraise McCain, he went back on his word. (Going back on his word, BTW, has become a theme for his presidency, wouldn’t you agree?) Point is, any liberal who complains now but was silent then has no credibility.