McCain-Feingold has, since it was first conceived, been an affront to the Constitution. McCain-Feingold threatens freedom of speech, both literal speech and political-donations-as-speech, as well as providing loopholes such as 527 status for groups like Moveon.org who can, and do, say just about anything about just about anyone, with almost no regulation.
"We will bring two federal suits tomorrow to strengthen the Republican Party," Mr. Duncan told The Washington Times.
Mr. Duncan said one suit will be filed in the District of Columbia to strike down the soft-money ban that is the central tenet of the McCain-Feingold Act — formally known as the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002. "Soft money" is largely unrestricted contributions from wealthy individuals, corporations and labor unions.
The second suit will be in a Louisiana federal court to strike down the limits under the law Mr. McCain co-sponsored with Sen. Russ Feingold, Wisconsin Democrat, that control coordination between parties and their candidates.
The BCRA is the worst of both worlds: restricted political speech for average citizens, and campaigns have virtually no accountability for things said on their behalf. Far from removing big money from elections, the BCRA's dubious initial purpose, it has allowed billionaires to completely dominate the process. McCain Feingold is not salvageable, it must be thrown out in its entirety. Start over.
If you haven't followed the BCRA, or just want to refresh your memory, here are some past posts on the subject.