In his weekly address to the nation this morning, Obama did not hold back in condemning the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision this week to allow corporations to directly finance election campaigns. In an impassioned speech, Obama seems incredulous that the Supreme Court would take such a step backward, calling the ruling "A powerful blow to our efforts to reign in corporate interests." He also points out what many have seen as the most insidious and frightening implication of the ruling: corporate revenge: "That means that any public servant who has the courage to stand up to the special interests, to stand up for the American people, can find himself or herself under assault come election time." Watching this, we wonder if Obama has seen the underrated Mike Judge film Idiocracy, which, with this ruling, just got a hundred times more prophetic.
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