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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Special Interest

What exactly is a special interest?

If you're our president, special interests are corporate lobbyists that shovel millions of dollars into the coffers of his enemies like Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi and Barrack Obama... oh wait.

Anyway, if you're objective enough, you'll be able to see that special interests aren't just corporate lobbyists or fatcat unions like the AFL-CIO or the SEIU. Special interests are any kind of group that advocates on a national level to Congress and the President.

National Organization for Women? Special interests.

Focus on the Family? Special interest.

NAMBLA? Special interest.

Its a reality of our political system that groups will form on a national level to influence the government to their point of view. Its also their right to do that under the First Amendment. Yes, corporations too, but not because corporations are considered persons, but because corporations are (SURPRISE!!!) staffed by real people who have opinions and rights.

Others seem to think that removing the label special interest is only for the social justice crowd and not the gun rights crowd or the business crowd. Well, in my eyes, if you're not from the congressman's district and you're knocking on his door, you're a special interest.

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