Someone needs to write a new game show theme…”Time To Buy A Candidate!”
A Wasilla Tea Bagger Group is SALIVATING over the fascist, activist Roberts’ Court ruling this week, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. The Conservative Patriots Group, Inc., based in WASILLA, ALASKA, wants to control the ANCHORAGE ASSEMBLY!
This is the same group that showed up en masse at the Anchorage Fish and Game Advisory Committee election a few weeks ago. There are 81 advisory committees across Alaska to “provide a local voice for the collection and expression of opinions and recommendations on matters relating to the management of fish and wildlife resources,” according to Fish and Game’s Web site.
81 advisory committees, and these greedy Wasillabillies showed up and put their candidates in the Anchorage committee even though they had their own Mat-Su committee election the next week in Wasilla.
These same “patriots” defended Palin’s veto of federal stimulus money for weatherization. They don’t want no federal government telling Alaskans what to do with their building codes…but the highest federal court in the land can boss us on our election standards. Brilliant.
Now, apparently, they want to make a full court press to get their candidates on the Anchorage Assembly by pressuring the Alaska Public Utilities Commission to get their act together pronto! They actually meant Alaska Public Offices Commission (APOC), but, you know, details.
Now, why do you think a group of Wasillabillies want to control the Anchorage Assembly? They want to make sure Alaska’s largest city keeps civil liberties for gays out of reach. Last summer, busloads of Wasillans brought their red-shirted hatred into the Anchorage Assembly chambers and testified ad nauseum how God and Jesus hate fags and that, ‘we just can’t allow them to have equal rights as the rest of us…why, they ought to just keep them-thar feelings suppressed like we do in Wasilla, by God!’
So…here it is. The first shot across democracy’s bow from the Tea Baggers up north!
When the corporations complete their full merger with the United States Government, take away the guns, prohibit demonstrations and enforce nightly curfews-all the while projecting an image of how wonderful everything is…I wonder what the Tea Baggers will do then.
Here is their letter:
January 22, 2010
Alaska Public Utilities Commission
2221 East Northern Lights, Rm 128
Anchorage, AK 99508
RE: Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission
Conservative Patriots Group, Inc. (CPG) requests the Commission, by no later than February 15, 2010, modify APOC’s Campaign Finance Regulations, Forms and Guidelines to conform with the just released U.S. Supreme Court holding in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission.
The Court has held the Government may not suppress political speech based on the speaker’s corporate identity, that no sufficient governmental interest justifies limits on the political speech of nonprofit or for-profit corporations and there is no basis for allowing the Government to limit corporate independent expenditures.
CPG desires to financially support certain candidates running for office in the upcoming Anchorage Assembly races. Failure of the Commission to quickly conform APOC Regulations, Forms and Guidelines with the Court’s holding will prevent CPG and other small corporations from exercising their First Amendment free speech rights to provide financial support to candidate(s) of their choice. Furthermore, failure to immediately comply with the Court’s holding provides union supported candidates an unfair financial advantage over those candidates not supported by unions.
Frank J. Bettine, P.E., Esq.
cc: All Alaska Legislatures