Actually it was a polite way of saying you’re a bunch of flaming hypocrites.
No, it was your way of saying that you're a Republican hack.
That you consider his lies "mere speculation" says it all. So much for the law. What matters to people like yourself is simply having the political power to elbow your way through life. In this nonissue, it's about making a lot of noise over nothing that Republicans also do and want to do, so they will not change the law to make it overtly illegal, as Painter says.
That you think that any of us want to diminish it proves that you don't understand the real problem, which is special interest money funding our elections and thus corrupting our politics.
Proof that I'm right will be in the fact that the Republicans will refuse to publically finance elections and will refuse to change the law as Painter says. Deal with that.