Campaign finance reform is surely dead . . . if Hillary Clinton is elected president.
Which would be good.
Not Clinton being elected, mind you. What would be good is the death of so-called campaign finance reform — the kind supported by Democrats, including Sen. Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. They insist on a constitutional amendment to partially repeal the First Amendment’s freedom of speech protection and give Congress awesome new powers to regulate their own and their opponents’ campaigns.
But wait — if Mrs. Clinton supports campaign finance reform, why would her election kill this seriously bad proposal?
Well, Hillary Clinton made it abundantly clear at last week’s Democratic presidential debate, as I explained this weekend at Townhall: large campaign contributions do not influence her in any way. Even a fat $15 million from Wall Street interests to her super PAC — or $225,000 a pop speeches paid by Goldman Sachs and their ilk — registers no corrupting effect whatsoever.
And those millions deposited in Clinton Foundation accounts from foreign governments?
They couldn’t possibly sway the steady former Secretary of State. Not even the smallest smidgen.
Just like there has never been corruption at the IRS.
Don’t believe Hillary? Then trust President Obama, who also gobbled up major Wall Street funding when he ran in 2008 and 2012. But again, according to her, “President Obama was not at all influenced when he made the decision to pass and sign Dodd-Frank, the toughest regulations on Wall Street in many a year.”
Not. At. All.
So the solution to government corruption is simply to elect trustworthy, incorruptible candidates . . . like Hillary Clinton.
Well, call her half right.
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