When Congress comes back into session, roughly 60 days before the November midterms, it will essentially be immune from criticism. That's because Congress -- acting, of course, only in the interest of "clean" politics -- passed a ban on ads that mention federal candidates' names in the window 60 days before the general election, as part of McCain-Feingold in 2002.So all you bloggers in the US do remember, it is ILLEGAL to talk about the Candidate running for Office, but it *might* be OK to talk about the actual OFFICEHOLDER.
So, say the Senate takes up an immigration bill granting full amnesty to all illegal immigrants this fall -- it will be almost impossible for grassroots groups to advertise against it, because they won't be able to run ads during this period naming the people who are sponsoring or voting on the bills. Criticizing them by name during this window is against the law. You can't ask voters to "call Congressman [So-and-So]."
It's almost unbelievable, but it's the system we live under thanks to Sen. John McCain.
My recommendation: 1) use an off-shore blog hosting service, 2) ignore the law, post as you will, and then challenge the constitutionality of freedom of speech when it is not *paid* for by anyone.
As a Citizen you have the RIGHT to freedom of speech, and when you speak for YOURSELF the Congress shall not pass a law to restrict that.
This is a product of the Zero Party State, to ensure that all sitting Congressmen and Senators do *not* have to be answerable to the People.
That is called a Landed Nobility: powerful individuals not answerable to the will of the People and corroding the system of Representation so as to engineer *permanent* sinecured positions of High Office. It doesn't take a conspiracy to get you there, but the confluence of events is not a good one.