Supreme Court Injustice

Supreme Court Injustices decide Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission

Last Thursday, the five conservative, activist U.S.  Supreme Court Justices effectively transferred the power of electing politicians from the people of the United States to corporations (including foreign controlled domestic corporations). In the case of Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission the Supreme Court effectively wiped out corporate campaign spending limits and now corporations can open their almost limitless coffers to influence elections throughout the United States. The net result is that business friendly Republican candidates will benefit while Democratic party candidates will be penalized.

It will be interesting to see how the Tea-Baggers react to the decision. After all, the Tea Party prides itself on returning power to the people and its members are steadfast in their opposition to recent corporate bailouts. Consequently, common sense would dictate that the Tea-Baggers would be furious at the decision. The problem is that the Tea-Baggers in general are uneducated, gun-toting dolts and probably cannot read well enough to understand the implications of the decision.

So, what was the decision about? Overturning a century-old restriction, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday that corporations could spend as much as they wanted to sway voters in federal elections. Until Thursday, corporations and unions were barred from spending their treasury funds on broadcast ads, campaign workers or billboards that urge the election or defeat of a federal candidate. The restriction dates to 1907, when President Theodore Roosevelt persuaded Congress to forbid corporations, railroads and national banks from putting money into federal races. After World War II, Congress extended the ban to labor unions. More recently, the McCain-Feingold Act in 2002 added an extra limit on corporate and union-funded broadcast ads in the month before an election. Such ads were prohibited if they even mentioned a candidate running for office. Thursday’s decision swept away all of these restrictions.

Consequently, your next President may be brought to you by the generosity of Sony Corporation.

Please remember to click on the song link below to familiarize yourselves with the tune and to have more fun singing along with today’s song parody.

Catch Me Now I’m Falling song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teBYPHu94Cw

CORPORATE BARONS CALLING

(sung to the Kinks song “Catch Me Now I’m Falling”)

We remember your little town
How it needed a helping hand
We came to feed you but now when we need you
You won’t let us elect our man

Now we’re calling those Justices that rule over our world
This is Corporate America calling
We took your bailouts and then we increased your fees
But on campaign finance you’re stalling (stalling)

Help us now we’re calling you
Stop your endless stalling
It’s in your hands, its up to you
Profits might be falling

We remember your little towns
And their tiny storefront vacancies
First we connived you and then we denied you
Of taxes on which you must feed

Now you Supreme Court Justices that rule over our world
This is Corporate America calling (calling)
Please don’t make us break every one of your knees
You would rather walk than be crawling (crawling)

Help us now we’re calling you
Profits might be falling
We need election help from you
Our guys need installing

Plain folks are broke and down on their knees
Now you can help us keep them down
We have paid you off to sit upon our throne
Now you must return the favor in a hurry,
You best not let us down

This is Corporate America calling
This is Corporate America calling

Help us now we’re calling you
Profits might be falling
We need election help from you
Our guys need installing

Corporate barons calling
Corporate barons calling
Corporate barons calling
Corporate barons calling

We denied you through all of your recessions
And we spit on you when you were down
We search overseas for our employees
We fill our coffers while our poor employees’ wages
Get shipped right out of town

This is Corporate America calling
This is Corporate America calling

Corporate barons calling
Corporate barons calling

Corporate America deserves more clout
Because recessions cause us difficulties
The Supreme Court will never let us down
Because the Chief Justice and four others are George Bush appointees

Now we’re calling the Justices that rule over our world
This is Corporate America calling
Just bail us out or do we have to say,”please”?
We must stop our profits from falling

Corporate barons calling
Corporate barons calling
Corporate barons calling
Corporate barons calling

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Posted on January 26, 2010, in Republican, Songs, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. “And we spit on you when you were down
    We search overseas for our employees
    We fill our coffers while our poor employees’ wages
    Get shipped right out of town”

    Then they exploit the foreign workers because Corp America’s “leaders” thinks the poor are expendable, just like the environment.

    Excellent work on this song. You are amazing, lynnrockets.

  2. “Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power.” – Benito Mussolini.

    It’s hard to imagine any more election advertising than we already have, or our political system being any more corrupt than it already is (see Health Care Reform). Could foreign controlled corporations be any more right-wing than the 41% of the Senate that controls this country?

    The problem isn’t advertising: it’s the ignorance and gullibility of too many who vote against their best economic interests, and the apathy of almost half of Americans who don’t even bother to vote.

  3. In all fairness, the very same fascists on the SCOTUS who shut down the Florida recount, do have a lot of “cajouns”!

  4. C.U vs.Fed. Elec. Comm. Where is the outrage ????

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