Snark: to annoy or irritate

"Snark" has been in English language dictionaries since at least 1906, and Lewis Carroll used the word to describe a mythological animal in his poem, The Hunting of the Snark (1874). Most recently, the word has come to characterize snappish, sarcastic, or mean-spirited comments or actions directed at those who annoy or irritate us.

At first, this blog was just going be a place to gripe, but because it's more satisfying to take action than it is to merely complain, now most of the posts/reposts suggest ways to get involved in solving problems.

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Monday, June 25, 2012

Supreme Court Rejects Montana's Citizens United Challenge

Today, in a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected the Montana case challenging Citizens United. The same 5 conservative justices who swept away decades of case law when they first ruled on Citizens United, now continue to destroy any and all forms of common sense campaign reform.

We can now expect what the people of Montana fought so hard to prevent: widespread corruption as the moneyed interests buy government piece by piece. Already this election has been defined by Super PACs pouring millions of dollars into attack ads to protect the agenda of their anonymous donors.

We will not sit back while our country is slowly picked away by the 1%. We must join together across this country and organize to take back our government from corruption.

Contribute $10 now to help DFA fight back against Citizens United.

Even the 4 dissenting justices on the Supreme Court see the corrosive power of this decision. As Justice Breyer's writes:
"Thus, Montana's experience, like considerable experience elsewhere since the Court's decision in Citizens United, casts grave doubt on the Court's supposition that independent expenditures do not corrupt or appear to do so."
The stakes are too high to allow our elections to be determined by the higest bidder. Just as the people have risen to reclaim their government before, we must once again fight back for the power and representative we need and deserve.

DFA members like you collected 105,640 signatures in support of MT Attorney General Steve Bullock, and made over 1,200 phone calls urging your Attorneys General to support this case.  Because of those efforts, 22 states stood with Montana today. We have people-power on our side, and at the end of the day that is the only thing that can beat back corporate money -- its the only thing that ever has.

Contribute $10 to build the next stage of the DFA campaign against Citizens United. 

Thank you for your work,

-Michael Langenmayr, Political Director
Democracy for America  

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