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Tony Podesta: Parties Equally Corrupt

Posted by admin on Saturday, February 28, 2015

Tony Podesta Money Quotation saying both blue and red pols are participants in ‘paid for by‘ abuses made legal by Citizens United decision. Tony Podesta said:
 
Tony Podesta It’s unfortunate that we have the decision Citizens United, but as long as that’s the law of the land, then Democrats and Republicans are both active in these kinds of endeavors quote
 

“It’s unfortunate that we have the decision Citizens United, but as long as that’s the law of the land, then Democrats and Republicans are both active in these kinds of endeavors” — Tony Podesta

 

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Tony Podesta seems to be acknowledging the influence of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, which allowed unlimited political spending by corporations and unions. While he calls it “unfortunate”, he also recognizes it as the “law of the land”.

His main point appears to be that as long as this remains the legal standard, both Democrats and Republicans will actively participate in the kind of political spending and fundraising that Citizens United enabled (“these kinds of endeavors”).

Overall, the quote suggests Podesta views campaign finance as a bipartisan reality under current law, and that Democrats cannot unilaterally disarm or abstain from big money politics as long as Republicans also engage with such activities.

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