Once again, we can all count on Captain Limpdick to shine a light of bullshit on yesterday’s abysmal Supreme Court decision:
There is no precedent for advantaging certain corporations and disadvantaging others respecting speech. Speech is speech. There's the First Amendment. It doesn't matter how much money you have or how big you are, there is no restriction permitted on it.
No, Rush. Speech is not speech when it is connected to vast corporate treasuries that 99.99% of ordinary Americans could never match.
Are you familiar at all with the term “quid pro quo”?
As in, “Gee, Mr. Candidate. We’d love it if you could quash this pesky environmental regulation that’s blocking our ability to mine for gold with arsenic – never mind that the run-off could seep into the local town’s water table, and poison area rivers. But on a completely unrelated subject (wink-wink) we’d be happy to provide you a fully-paid infomercial backing your candidacy which will air in these major US markets.”
I’d like to think that even Limbaugh isn’t dumb enough to fail to recognize the exchange of goods occurring in the above example. But then again, drugs can do a lot to warp one’s sensibilities.