FEC complaint against Kos?
By krempasky Posted in Archived | DailyKos | FEC — Comments (12) / Email this page » / Leave a comment »
John Bambanek claims that he filed a complaint at the FEC against Markos and the DailyKos. (via NRO) Let's be clear, not only is Bambanek woefully uninformed about the law (didn't we go over this for a whole freaking YEAR?) and its application on the internet, he's even less capable of grasping the concept (and frankly, value) of free speech on the web.
"Some will argue that this is a slippery slope that will snare all bloggers. First, most bloggers aren't organizations. Second, most bloggers are read by like 3 people and their posts are certainly not worth $1,000. Third, most bloggers don't exist for the primary purpose of electing certain people to federal office."
Some will? John, Some did - and damn well successfully, too. The point is not that Markos is effective at his stated goal, it's that the proper environment for politics online is that ANYONE can be effective. There is no inherent advantage of big money, there is no crowding effect that limits someone else's speech.
This complaint is a sorry attempt to use government institutions to silence opponents. I'm almost grateful Bambanek apparently slept from March 2005 through the Summer of 2006, because the stunt has zero chance of success.