Obama and the Art of Wooing Big Business

Back in 2010, President Obama made the unprecedented move of using the State of the Union platform to criticize the Supreme Court's Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, which struck down any previous limits on political campaign spending by corporations.   "Last week, the Supreme Court reversed a century of law to open the floodgates for special interests -- including foreign corporations -- to spend without limit in our elections. Well I don't think American elections should be bankrolled by America's most powerful interests, or worse, by foreign entities." According to those on the left and the mainstream media, the Citizens United decision will end up making a mockery out of our electoral system.   Apparently privatizing profits and socializing losses, a.k.a. TARP, wasn't enough to do that initially.   Bombastic progressive and former MSNBC, now CurrentTV (who?) pundit Keith Olbermann, compared Citizens United to the case of Dred Scott v....(Read Full Article)