Target’s Pick Tom Emmer Confuses ‘Rights Of Free Speech’ With ‘Rights to Consumer Choice’

The sad part to me is, I thought we were supposed to be able to exercise our rights of free speech. We’re supposed to celebrate the fact that we have different perspectives. And it doesn’t seem like that’s what this is about. This seems to be more personal and we’ve got to get over that.

—Minnesota Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer, recipient of financial support from the Target- and Best Buy-funded MN Forward, misunderstanding the anger toward the retail giants. They are free, the Supreme Court just ruled in Citizens United, to exercise their corporate free speech rights. And we’re free to spend our money with shops that don’t help elect bigots. [via]

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