Disclose. Don't ban.
Obama Calls for Campaign Spending DisclosureNot long ago that last sentence would have read "... he renewed his criticism of the ruling, saying it would open the floodgates for special interests to spend huge sums to sway public sentiment." Now the "without voters' knowledge" has been added.
By Sheryl Gay Stolberg
Washington — President Obama, warning of a “potential corporate takeover of our elections,” called on Congress Saturday to undo the effects of a recent Supreme Court ruling by imposing strict disclosure requirements on campaign spending by companies, labor unions, trade associations and advocacy groups.
Mr. Obama has been sharply critical of the Supreme Court’s recent decision in a case known as Citizens United, which lifted bans on corporate spending to influence elections. In his remarks on Saturday, he renewed his criticism of the ruling, saying it would open the floodgates for special interests to spend huge sums to sway public sentiment, without voters’ knowledge. [link]
Nothing like a little revisionism, eh?
In any case, Obama's position makes perfect sense.
Welcome to our side, dude.