House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Monday that the IRS should be condemned for targeting conservative groups for special scrutiny in the run-up to last year’s elections, but she also blamed the Supreme Court for opening the door to broader political activity.
In the Citizens United decision, the court ruled 5-4 that corporations have First Amendment political rights and ruled that while they cannot contribute directly to candidates, they can run ads making their own views known.
“There needs to be more clarity in the law regarding the activities of tax-exempt organizations along with greater disclosure and transparency. We must overturn Citizens United, which has exacerbated the challenges posed by some of these so-called ‘social welfare’ organizations,” she said.
quote:There is none, but the Democrats will act like one exists to help cover their asses. I can't wait for the Senate race ads this coming cycle.
Am I the only one who sees no causal connection with the Citizens United decision and this abuse of power?
Maybe I am too unsophisticated to comprehend Nancy's brilliance?