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Pelosi Blames IRS Scandal on Citizens United

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s two-paragraph statement on allegations that the IRS targeted tea party organizations for extra review could have come from any concerned lawmaker Monday.

But a single sentence tying the IRS’ alleged misconduct with a controversial Supreme Court decision signaled that Democratic leaders see an opening to restart the debate over the nation’s campaign finance system.

“We must overturn Citizens United, which has exacerbated the challenges posed by some of these so-called ‘social welfare’ organizations,” the California Democrat said.

One of many outcomes of the 2010 Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission ruling is that partisan groups have in huge numbers taken advantage of new opportunities to register as tax-exempt “social welfare” organizations to, albeit indirectly, raise money for their political candidates and causes.

Source: Roll Call. Read full article. (link)

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  • Caleb Turberville||

    WTF? In a serious world, this would spell her abdication from any leadership position in the Democratic Party.

  • Sevo||

    "In a serious world,"

    This woman is elected in SF, where government exists purely to distribute goodies to anyone who has some sob-story and to prevent any 'business' being done besides growing heirloom tomatoes.
    AFAICT, she is a local hero, and even that 'pass it first' comment is seen as evidence of something other than the embarrassment it should be.
    In fact, if that comment doesn't embarrass her, she can parade around in the pet parade with a silly hat on and bark at the audience without any harm at all.

  • Sevo||

    “We must overturn Citizens United, which has exacerbated the challenges posed by some of these so-called ‘social welfare’ organizations,” the California Democrat said."

    Yep. The IRS is punishing people for speech, so the solution is to limit speech!
    Give this woman a brain transplant.

  • Caleb Turberville||

    Seriously, this basically says, "Hey, the IRS fucked up. But you know what we can do about it? LIMIT FREE SPEECH!"

  • Caleb Turberville||

    http://tv.msnbc.com/2013/05/11.....-benghazi/

    In addition: "Nancy Pelosi blasts GOP 'obsession' with Benghazi"

    Nancy Pelosi is Tony?

  • Sevo||

    "Nancy Pelosi is Tony?"
    Not likely; Pelosi is dumber than shithead. But I'm sure shithead reads every word she writes and parrots it at every opportunity.
    He claims to be an 'editor' of some sort of publication, so he's Pelosi's unofficial Ron Ziegler.

  • Curtisls87||

    I am so tired of this hag "representing" the state in which I live. We have the bovine trifecta here, Pelosi, Boxer, and Feinstein.

    sigh...

  • Jesus H. Christ||

    It's been like this so long in CA, I can't really even be angry anymore. It's just tiring.

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