Obama vows to stand up against special interest groups

January 31, 2010

President Obama is outraged over a recent Supreme Court ruling. The ruling allows corporations to use their financial might to influence elections directly. “By a five-four vote, the Court overturned more than a century old law – including a bipartisan campaign finance law written by Senators John McCain and Russ Feingold that had barred corporations from using their financial clout to directly interfere with elections by running advertisements for or against candidates in the crucial closing weeks,” Obama said.

Obama vowed to fight for the people’s rights and said he will never stop fighting as long as he is President. He promised that the people’s voices would be heard louder than the special interest and lobbyist groups in Washington. Obama called the ruling “devastating” and warned the passing laws that were commonsense would now become difficult. He also cited President Teddy Roosevelt’s fight against special interest funding and “influence over American political campaigns” and said that he will do the same. He has already instructed his staff to develop a “forceful, bi-partisan response” to the Supreme Court decision.

Currently, the only people who seem to be cheering the decision are the Republicans. Not surprisingly, many view the decision as profiting only the Grand Old Party. Obama may have his work cut out trying to rectify this along with the problems he is facing in passing the healthcare reform bill. However, there is no doubt that he will do his utmost as he made his intentions clear in the weekly radio address.