Axelrod: When We Win, Obama Will Use a Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Citizens United

Posted by on Jun 12, 2012 at 9:21 am

A little bit presumptuous, aren’t we, Davey? Because having the audacity to outspend King Obama is unconstitutional, we suppose.

In his own words:

What the Supreme Court did with Citizens United, opening the door to this unlimited spending — and because of a loophole three-quarters undisclosed — is take us back to the Gilded Age, back to the robber barons trying to take over the government. When we win, we will use whatever tools out there, including a constitutional amendment, to turn this back. I understand the free speech argument, but when the Koch brothers can spend $400 million, more than the McCain campaign and the Republican Party spent last time, that’s very concerning.

Considering they won’t be winning and won’t have either the House or Senate, that should be a neat trick enacting a constitutional amendment banning free speech. Not to mention getting 38 states to ratify it. But hey, at least he “understands” that free speech argument even if he’s clueless on the constitutional amendment process.

Since the President does not have a constitutional role in the amendment process, the joint resolution does not go to the White House for signature or approval.

Both Axelrod and the interviewer then veered off into fantasy-land, nostalgically recalling their first encounter with the Dear Leader.

John Heilemann remembered his graduate school days at Harvard when one day, while “smoking feverishly,” a friend walked up to him and introduced him to “this tall, thin, striking law student Barack Obama. He looked at me and asked, ‘Hey, can I bum one of those smokes?’ I looked at him and said, ‘You are going to be the first black President of the United States.'”

“Mine is close to that,” said Axelrod, “but actually true. I got a call in 1992 from a friend of mine, Betty Lou Saltzman, a doyenne of liberal politics in Chicago who said, ‘I just met the most remarkable young man. I know this sounds odd but I think he’s going to be President of the United States some day. At the time he was running a voter registration drive in Chicago. Needless to say, whenever I go to the track now, I bring Betty Lou with me.”

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4 Responses to “Axelrod: When We Win, Obama Will Use a Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Citizens United”

  1. Blue Hen on 12/12/12 at 10:12 am

    Wow. They aren’t even pretending that they have a handle on this whole governing, keep unemployment under 8%, I won’t do anything unspeakable in your mouth bit anymore.

    They descended to the land of fairies, where obama will pass his hand over the troubled waters of Congress, and they will pass a constitutional amendment ( which of course will not apply to second term dear leader) even though his budgets die like dogs.