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Forum Post: Ted Cruz Places Hold On Obama FCC Nominee

Posted 9 months ago on Oct. 18, 2013, 7:21 a.m. EST by GirlFriday (17435)
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A spokesman for Mr. Cruz said Thursday that he has placed a hold on the nomination of former telecom lobbyist and venture capitalist Tom Wheeler to lead the Federal Communications Commission until Mr. Wheeler pledges not to require more disclosures from the sponsors of political ads.

Cruz spokesman Sean Rushton said by email that Mr. Wheeler has “expressed his readiness to revisit the senator’s questions.” The FCC declined to comment.

Mr. Cruz has opposed a measure called the Disclose Act that would require corporations, unions and other outside groups to disclose when they spend more than $10,000 to air campaign-related ads.

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I'm sure the media is the issue here, too. [/sarcasm]

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[-] 1 points by ZenDog (13324) from South Burlington, VT 9 months ago

Mr. Cruz is quite right. It should be a matter of federal election law.

Some one should thank the senator . . .

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 9 months ago

For what?

[-] 1 points by ZenDog (13324) from South Burlington, VT 9 months ago

for pointing out that the Disclose Act is not federal law, and that while disclosure remains the regulation, it is rarely enforced and does not have the weight of federal law. Had Cruz not made a political issue of the matter, that fact may well have gone unnoticed for quite some time.

Surely we may thank him and then hang him in the same breath?

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 9 months ago

Cruz requires a pledge not to regulate any more than what Wheeler is allowed.

So, Cruz wants Wheeler to only do what he can do and no more.

In and of itself, the actual fact that he is even going there is insane. Cruz is simply obstructing for sake of obstructing.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (34914) from Coon Rapids, MN 9 months ago

obstructing for sake of obstructing

Yep

[-] 0 points by ZenDog (13324) from South Burlington, VT 9 months ago

conservatives are ideologically ill suited to the duties and obligations of public service.

[-] 0 points by GirlFriday (17435) 9 months ago

They are just ill suited to anything more than a cement overcoat.

[-] 0 points by ZenDog (13324) from South Burlington, VT 9 months ago

well, I do tend to agree, but it is simply a matter of opinion. I'm sure there will be some sad fool who will disagree.

So . . . this place was closed for about six hours today? What is up with that?

It isn't like there are enough of us here to have made a mess of the place . . . .

[-] 0 points by GirlFriday (17435) 9 months ago

I dunno.

Now that it's up, I have to go. Catcha later.

[-] 0 points by HCHC4 (-28) 9 months ago

How much would that effect television spending if people had to put their names on it?

Put Your Name On It is always a fun game, most dont like to play. Chances are the Big 6 Media is in no hurry to support more measures of disclosures. Chances are the majority of the power players in DC dont want it either. Cruz putting his name on it was prob the trade off for his recent little charade.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 9 months ago

Ah yes, let's not hold Cruz accountable.

[-] 0 points by HCHC4 (-28) 9 months ago

Cruz is an idiot and should be treated accordingly.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 9 months ago

That won't get it, Jeremy.

[-] 0 points by HCHC4 (-28) 9 months ago

What would?