Don’t Like Citizens United? Turn the TV Off

January 22, 2012 at 11:14 PM 1 comment

Antonin Scalia is a simple-minded asshat unworthy of the position he’s in:

Photo: Adm Golub / The San Francisco Chronicle

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia has a simple solution for people who don’t like all the political advertisements unleashed by the court’s decision two years ago that ended limits on corporate contributions in political campaigns – change the channel or turn off the TV.

Scalia was asked about the [Citizens United] decision during a presentation before the South Carolina Bar on Saturday, exactly two years after the court handed down the 5-4 decision in the case that led to the rise of Super PACs. They are outside groups affiliated with candidates that can take in unlimited contributions as long as they don’t directly coordinate with the candidate.

“I don’t care who is doing the speech – the more the merrier,” Scalia said. “People are not stupid. If they don’t like it, they’ll shut it off.”

Yo Tony, people are stupid.  They don’t turn their TV off.  They watch and they get brainwashed.

(Hear me screaming now?)

I’m going to bed.  I’m walking people through a food bank tomorrow.


Entry filed under: 2012 Election, America for Sale, At the Food Bank, Corporatocracy, Dumbed Down, Fascist America, Food, Laws / Judiciary, Repression, Voting Issues, We the People. Tags: , , , .

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  • 1. john gault  |  June 8, 2012 at 8:56 AM

    Scalia is right actually, for many more reasons than just citizens united. Much better for health to not spend hours sitting watching garbage – not all is garbage, but much of it is. Of course, Scalia is disingenuous with this statement, knowing full well that few if any will turn off their tv’s. Not that all are stupid, but many, including myself, spend too much time staring at a screen, wasting their lives.

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