Dems on FEC vote to regulate political jokes

by Paul Bedard  |  published on June 3, 2016

Over mocking objections from their own staff, two top Democrats on the politically divided Federal Election Commission voted to investigate one-time Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee for joking that he hoped supporters would shower him with million dollar contributions.

In the latest display of FEC Democratic efforts to regulate speech and target Republicans, Commissioners Ann Ravel and Ellen Weintraub backed a complaint against Huckabee, who made the joke during his May 2015 presidential candidacy announcement.

At that event, he said, “I will be funded and fueled not by the billionaires, but by working people across America who will find out that $15 and $25 a month contributions can take us from Hope to higher ground. If you want to give a million dollars, please do it, but most can’t.”

He later told the FEC it was a joke, and the FEC staff report on the issue noted that Huckabee even changed his demeanor when he said it to reinforce that he wasn’t serious.

  • Worried Vet

    It’s just sick and we allow it. We let the liberal media get away with standing up for the liberals. We should be boycotting all the advertisers and the channels that don’t keep things fair. Fox is getting almost as bad as NBC. This country depends on fairness from the media to keep us informed. We don’t depend on them hiding a story because it makes a liberal look bad. Until we wake up and become we the people again it’s just going to get worse. That scares me because of my grand children. What are we leaving them? Anyone with young family members should know better.

  • Gail

    Every one of them should be tried in the public eye for acts of treason upon the American people .They all have allowed the idiot in the White House to destroy America plus the local governments should be removed and tried for acts of treason too . It is time for all of them to lose their position . Not one of them has done what they were sent to do . Instead they line their pockets with lobbyists money and get rich doing so .

  • Ken says

    FEC to control jokes? They are the joke.

  • JimMay

    Democrats biggest political joke is the BLACK BASTARD in the White House. VOTE FOR TRUMP

  • Cleverfun

    A donkey walks into a bar with a Democrat and a snake on his back so the bartender asks the Donkey, “what’ll you have to drink”?? The donkey replies, “I have to work tomorrow so make mine a water”. The bartender then asks…”what about the two snakes”?

  • Patrick Driscoll

    The RATS are getting nervous…….have to love it. By the way Trump is no Mitt Romney. This guy is a Real American and will show you where to put your dem. heads so you don’t get a sunburn.

    • Abel

      Not only is Trump a “real American,” he is in the top one-third of the “Real Americans” that live in the Americas – – – he’s actually a legal United States of America citizen!

  • 1947goldenjet

    Seems to me to be an exercise in free speech. Doesn’t Bernie always mention his legions of common people donating an average of $27? A fair and balanced FEC would be investigating him as well.

  • johnny be good

    They (the dictatorial Democrats) never could take a joke. But then Lois Lerner when she was on the FEC was always nasty as hell. She’s now on full pension. I guess nice guys (and gals) do always finish last. Maybe a Trump — despite his shortcomings — is a partial solution to the influence of the fascist Left.

  • Kent Powers

    The democrats are the political jokes, more so now than ever in the past, a Muslim socialist president, & a socialist senile who has never accomplished anything, & the world’s most corrupt politician to ever run are the leaders of the party, while the major players list reads like a mafia play book.

  • texexpatriate

    Who could be surprised? America’s two chief (and worst) enemies are Democrats and Muslims.

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