MFers Tea Party

This post is called MFer’s Tea Party, (McCain-Feingolders, of course) and it’s about a couple of MFer’s, and a Tea Party, but MFer’s Tea Party is not the name of the Tea Party, that’s just the name of the post, and that’s why I called the post MFer’s Tea Party.

Screw McCain-Feingold

From Thursday September 7th until the general election in November, the McCain-Feingold (MF) act will make it illegal, with very narrow exceptions that the average American and even the average grassroots organization won’t qualify for, to publish opinions favoring or opposing the election of any candidate for federal office in that election. It will be generally illegal for websites such as this one to editorialize in the same way newspapers do. The DC Examiner puts it this way:

It is the most effective incumbent protection act possible, short of abolishing the elections themselves.

(Thanks to the Club for Growth for the pointer to the editorial).

Well, when our civil rights are violated, it’s time we take a page from the civil rights movement, a little civil disobedience. Maybe dump a few tea bags in a harbor. We can keep it nice for now, no need to water the Liberty Tree just yet. Every day possible from Thursday until the election, I intend to post a piece favoring or opposing some candidate for federal office in this election. I intend to focus, to the greatest extent possible, on criticizing incumbents who voted for McCain-Feingold and supporting those who opposed it. (I may need fodder, so feel free to post a comment or contact me with suggestions.) I’ve beat McCain to death, so I think I’ll hit Feingold on Day One and then see which of the other original sponsors* are up for reelection.

I’m going to make it nice and easy for the MFers to find the pieces, too. I’m going to tag them all as “MF Violation” and ping Technorati, IceRocket or similar tagging engines. For good measure I created a category called “MF Violation” and will add appropriate commentary to that category.

And I invite you to do the same.

Because, you know, if one person, just one person does it they may think he’s really sick and they may just silence him. And if two people, two people do it, in harmony, they may think they’re both gay marriage advocates and they may silence both of them. And three people do it, three, can you imagine, three people posting every chance they get and tagging it as an MF Violation. They may think it’s an organization. And can you, can you imagine fifty people a day,I said fifty people a day speaking their minds and tagging it as an MF Violation. And friends they may thinks it’s a movement.

If you have a website of any kind already, great. If not, go get a free blog at Blogger, Livejournal, Journalspace, MSN Spaces, etc.

Now what would be really great is if we all made sure that the Federal Election Commission and Senators McCain and Feingold knew about this little internet tea party. If you have the time, you can fax a copy of your comments and the address of your website to:

Senator McCain – (202) 228-2862

Senator Feingold – (202) 224-2725

The Federal Election Commission, Office of Administrative Review – (202)208-1574

Also check out Right Wing Nation, The Other Side of Kim du Toit and the Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler all providing “free candidate position adspace to restricted organizations during the sixty-day period before the election.”

By the way, I need a lawyer who works cheap and a good suggestion for an offshore server, just in case.

You can get anything you want at Alice’s Restaurant
You can get anything you want at Alice’s Restaurant
Walk right in it’s around the back
Just a half a mile from the railroad track
You can get anything you want at Alice’s Restaurant

* The original sponsors – Mr. FEINGOLD, Mr. THOMPSON, Mr. WELLSTONE, Mr. GRAHAM, Mr. KERREY, Mr. DODD, Mr. KERRY, Mr. BINGAMAN, Mr. GLENN, Mrs. MURRAY, Mr. KOHL, Mr. WYDEN, Ms. MOSELEY-BRAUN, Mr. REID, Mr. FORD, Mr. LEAHY, Mr. CLELAND, Mr. JOHNSON, Mr. DURBIN, Mrs. BOXER, Mr. LEVIN, Mr. HARKIN, Mr. BRYAN, Mr. MOYNIHAN, Mr. LIEBERMAN, Ms. MIKULSKI, Mrs. FEINSTEIN, Mr. SARBANES, Mr. BYRD, Mr. ROBB, and Mr. DORGAN.

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