Saturday, July 19, 2008

Crystal clear evidence of an anti-Obama bias from the…

posted by Bill Arnett @ 11:33 AM Permalink

…in an editorial complaining that Obama is not doing something that McPain isn't doing either. Talk of wearing your prejudices like your favorite shirt!

IT WASN'T so long ago -- last September, to be specific -- that a senator with a particular interest in campaign finance reform introduced a bill to provide important transparency in presidential campaigns. The measure, S. 2030, would require presidential campaigns to report the names of fundraisers who bring in "bundles" of individual contributions totaling $50,000 or more. The campaigns would have to report the occupations of the bundlers and the specific amounts they are credited with raising. This was a terrific idea. It's too bad that the bill's sponsor, Barack Obama, is failing to follow the rules he set out.[…]

John McCain, whose disclosure of bundlers had been sketchier than Mr. Obama's, told the campaign finance groups it would add employer and occupational information to his list of bundlers, promising monthly updates and saying he would include in the totals the amounts bundlers raised for the Republican National Committee to benefit the McCain campaign. The Obama campaign did not reply to the groups' letter.

The biggest flaw with both candidates' disclosures is that they stop being specific at what is a relatively low amount: $200,000 for Mr. Obama and $250,000 for Mr. McCain.[…]

Mr. McCain's recent additions are welcome but insufficient. How far Mr. Obama's performance falls short can be measured by his own legislation.
So why is the lede specifically critical of Obama and the criticism of McLame minimized? And didn't McBlame totally renege on the public financing bill he cosponsored with Russ Feingold, making him so much bigger a liar than Obama? And isn't McInsane operating unlawfully under the public campaign financing laws?

MEDIA BIAS. Don't leave home without it.

Just what we need, another scofflaw president like McSame replacing the war criminal bush.

UPDATE: I checked and S. 2030 was introduced only as an amendment to 1971 legislation and no action has taken place on it. See, where they state:
This bill is in the first step in the legislative process. Introduced bills go first to committees that deliberate, investigate, and revise them before they go to general debate. The majority of bills never make it out of committee. Keep in mind that sometimes the text of one bill is incorporated into another bill, and in those cases the original bill, as it would appear here, would seem to be abandoned. [Last Updated: Jul 5, 2008]
Last Action:
Sep 6, 2007: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration. NO VOTES HAVE BEEN HAD ON THIS AMENDMENT.
Kinda makes the look like prejudiced idiots, doesn't it?

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