Why is Obama blaming the GOP for the supreme court ruling yesterday? Weren't the unions part of the lawsuit?

and supported this. But Obama's organizing for America said this morning: From: Mitch Stewart, <> Subject: A stampede To: Date: Friday, January 22, 2010, 10:34 AM Obamahood -- Yesterday morning, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that corporations can spend freely in federal elections. It's a green light for a new stampede of special interest money in our politics, giving their lobbyists even more power in Washington. Now, every candidate who fights for change could face limitless attacks from corporate special interests like health insurance companies and Wall Street banks. While the GOP is celebrating a victory for its special interest allies, President Obama is working with leaders in Congress to craft a forceful response that protects the voices of ordinary citizens. In a stunning reversal of the nation's federal campaign finance laws, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Thursday that free-speech rights permit groups like corporations and labor unions to directly spend on political campaigns, prompting the White House to pledge "forceful" action to undercut the decision. So labor unions can spend freely on ads. Why are democrats complaining? The unions supported this lawsuit.

Asked By: Obama - Wimp in the White House - 1/22/2010
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There's no reason to blame anybody, the law is clearly unconstitutional and the court got it right. The only disappointing part about the whole thing is that 4 unqualified justices who don't understand their job voted to uphold it... More
Answered By: Patches O'Houlihan - 1/22/2010
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Because Obama is a rather hateful person who can't take responsibility for his party's own actions.
Answered By: LisaWhitman - 1/22/2010
It's Bush's fault
Answered By: Tommy - 1/22/2010
Which Justices of the Supreme Court voted with the majority? Not the liberal ones.
Answered By: Sadcat - 1/22/2010
Because 0bama will never blame those that control him
Answered By: Paul Grass™ - 1/22/2010
OK, reading isn't a strong point. I know that...but, Although the ruling impacts unions, it did not originate from unions who are quite happy with the current system. Try reading more, it will come with time.
Answered By: C.S. - 1/22/2010
Because Obama is either so d**n arrogant he can't figure out that if he pisses off the unions, he's sunk for sure, or he already knows he's a lame duck in his first term and he doesn't care if he pisses off the unions. It has to be one or the other.
Answered By: El Tecolote - 1/22/2010
"It's a green light for a new stampede of special interest money in our politics, giving their lobbyists even more power in Washington. Now, every candidate who fights for change could face limitless attacks from corporate special interests like health insurance companies and Wall Street banks... More
Answered By: Pfo - 1/22/2010
Answered By: STOP 0bama's war on AMERICA - 1/22/2010
the ruling was justice and affirms the right of free was long over due
Answered By: PIXIE - 1/22/2010
Everyone should complain about this. He isn't "blaming" the GOP by the way, he is critizing their celebrations of another sell-out to corporations in this country... More
Answered By: Phil M - 1/22/2010
The Supreme Court is doing its job, protecting the rights of the American People. I am thinking they would have struck down the health care bill too, since it was totally unconstitutional. What say you?
Answered By: paducahbill - 1/22/2010
You thought special interests had too much power now. You have seen nothing yet. To answer your questions, Democrats know union cannot compete with unions in terms of money with corporations. If Exxon Mobil spend 2% of its profit on a political campaign, it would spend more than the money spent on all of presidential... More
Answered By: Kiran C - 1/22/2010
Sorry, but unions WERE NOT a part of lawsuit—conservative groups were. But, they will undoubtedly be affected... More
Answered By: Darling J - 1/22/2010
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