Why do so many Democrats support SOPA?

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  1. B_Marius567

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    Democrats support expansive government intervention in the lives of individuals.
    So OF COURSE they would support SOPA, the government's way of controlling what is posted on the internet.
     
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    So many?? I don't know how you could draw that conclusion from the roughly 7% of Reps and 50% of Senators publicly taking a stance on SOPA & PIPA: SOPA & PIPA Positions By State | Who in Congress Supports SOPA and PIPA/PROTECT-IP? | SOPA Opera | ProPublica <---- Oooh, supporting information! I know, hyperbole can be so much funner.


    One need only look to the influence of funding and special interests on politicians, not political ideology as a reason for sponsorship or a yes vote.
    Democrats and Republicans have proven to be equally compromised by corporate influence in media and the WWW going back to the DMCA.

    Having said that, what are you doing about it? Both of your Senators, one on each team, are in favor of the bill. Have you written one letter or made a call?
     
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    Honestly i think its mostly because on the surface it sounds like a good idea if you don't understand what makes the internet tick. You have to remember the median age of congress is 57 the internet is that place to check "the email" for most of them. The question should be why have republicans cuddled up to this truly job killing regulation.
     
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    In addition to supporting FLAG's excellent response below, I have to object to this ridiculous (and of course, completely unsubstantiated) straw man.
     
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    Hear! Hear!!!

    These are bipartisan bills. Both parties are equally at blame for these atrocities. But, rather than pointing fingers and placing blame, why don't you stand up and do something about it, hungshyman? I've already written to both of my Senators and my Rep, and I've encouraged everyone I know to do the same. What have you done?
     
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    it will not take going for someone to find a to see the the blockout web sites.
    may use a porxy srever or use a softwear to change your IP address.
     
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    So, rather than stand up and do something to prevent the law from passing, you're going to sit back and wait for someone else to find a way to circumvent the law?

    How very moral and righteous of you.

    And you think democrats are the problem?!?!

    Hilarious.
     
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    Most Democrats I know are again' it
     
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    After 2day i doubt this will have any legs.
     
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