NRA: “When Anonymous Campaign Contributions are Outlawed, Only Outlaws Will Make Anonymous Campaign Contributions”
WTF does the non-existent “right” to make secret campaign contributions have to do with guns??? I realize of course, like all Real Americans, that President Obama is planning to confiscate every gun in America as soon as he gets re-elected.
But it gets worse. By the time this Kenyan Muslim Communist gets through with us, we won’t even be able to make huge anonymous campaign contributions without having our identities disclosed.
The Senate will soon be voting on the DISCLOSE Act. Despite all the scary rumors being shat out by the Rightwing Noise Machine, the DISCLOSE Act simply requires political organizations to reveal the names of their donors. This gives voters the ability to follow the money and see who’s purchasing the election right out from under them.
For whatever reason, the NRA is so paranoid about this bill, they’re threatening to swiftboat any senator who votes in favor of DISCLOSE. And the NRA’s swiftboating will be enabled by secret cash donations, no doubt.
Political Action Committees (PACs) are already required to disclose their donors. But hundreds of millions of campaign dollars are coming from non-profit “charitable” organizations. And these “charities” are NOT required to disclose their donors since, after all, they’re doing charitable things.
Even if the DISCLOSE Act never gets passed, the IRS will soon start auditing some of these “charities.” I’m guessing the IRS will decide that destroying politicians’ careers and purchasing elections does NOT qualify as a “charity,” and these fake charities will lose their tax-exempt status and/or be forced to reveal the names of their donors.
Unfortunately the IRS won’t be starting these audits until next year at the earliest. Until then, if you want to follow the money and see who’s swiftboating your favorite candidates, you’ll have to be content just knowing that “this multi-million dollar attack ad was paid for by Concerned Americans for a Better Future.”
So again, the NRA will be slandering and destroying ANY senator who votes for the DISCLOSE Act. And these attacks will only be possible because of secret money from anonymous donors. But hey — it’s for charity.