by Bob Quasius
I was stunned at the Fox News interview of Chris Dodd about internet censorship legislation, the now infamous PIPA and SOPA internet censorship bills, which caused widespread outrage and led 7,000 web sites to shutter in protest for a day. Dodd’s arrogant attitude smacked of influence peddling, and he admitted during the interview:
“Those who count on quote ‘Hollywood’ for support need to understand that this industry is watching very carefully who’s going to stand up for them when their job is at stake. Don’t ask me to write a check for you when you think your job is at risk and then don’t pay any attention to me when my job is at stake.”
Chris Dodd, the former U.S. Senator from Connecticut, was run off by his constituents for leading the ‘culture of corruption’ in Washington. Chris Dodd now lobbies his former Senate colleagues for the MPAA, the trade association for Hollywood and big media. The MPAA is the very same organization that sought to outlaw the manufacture of VCRs!
Klobuchar is the primary sponsor of S.978, the internet censorship bill that Dodd and the MPAA wanted, which resulted in a widespread internet protest last week. Needless to say, most Minnesotans don’t want for ‘big brother’ to control the internet! Both Franken and Klobuchar stood firm behind the MPAA, while other members of Congress wisely listened to their constituents and withdrew their support.
Perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised that the entertainment industry contributed $205,707 to Amy Klobuchar’s campaigns, and are among her top five contributors, along with law firms, lobbyists, and investment bankers (source: opensecrets.org).
Apparently Amy Klobuchar knows which side her bread is buttered on, and it’s not the side of the taxpayers.
Amy Klobuchar has clearly grown into her chair, and become a part of the culture of corruption, a pawn of crony capitalists and Washington insiders. It’s time for a change, and not the change that Obama and Klobuchar keep promising, which only leads to even more ‘big brother’ big government solutions.
I urge all Minnesota voters to join us in voting Republican this election for U.S. Senate!