Disclose Act http://wkms.org en McConnell Being Scolded for Opposing Disclose Act http://wkms.org/post/mcconnell-being-scolded-opposing-disclose-act Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is being scolded for flip-flopping on campaign disclosures after his <a href="http://www.wfpl.org/post/mcconnell-obama-disclose-act-threaten-first-amendment">denunciation of legislation requiring that Super PAC donors provide their names</a>.<p>Speaking before the American Enterprise Institute last week, McConnell argued that contributors to third party organization have a right to remain secret and that the Disclose Act is threatening their free speech. But <a href="http://fatlip.leoweekly.com/2012/06/18/mcconnell-blasts-radical-idea-of-letting-americans-know-who-is-buying-their-democracy/">local</a> and <a href="http://leanforward.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/06/18/12287860-mitch-mcconnells-disclosure-flip-flop?lite">national critics</a> point out that <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/06/18/155263978/sen-mcconnell-political-donations-are-free-speech">wasn&#39;t McConnell&#39;s position a few years ago</a> when he was at the forefront of opposing campaign finance reform.<p>"Money is essential in politics, and not something that we should feel squeamish about, provided the donations are limited and disclosed, everyone knows who&#39;s supporting everyone else," McConnell told NPR&#39;s Talk of the Nation in 2003.<p> Tue, 19 Jun 2012 17:31:38 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey (KPR) 18436 at http://wkms.org