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31. Sadly true, but mad kudos to Bernie nevertheless
Wish he was my senator!
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  -Bernie Sanders Proposes A Constitutional Amendment To Overturn Citizens United Galraedia  Dec-08-11 12:51 PM   #0 
  - This is all nice but nothing gets done, no change until........  musiclawyer   Dec-08-11 12:59 PM   #1 
  - The President has no role in a Constitutional amendment process, for starters.  Demit   Dec-08-11 01:36 PM   #6 
  - self delete  progressoid   Dec-08-11 05:06 PM   #34 
  - Do you mean no official role?  No Elephants   Dec-09-11 09:52 AM   #73 
     - Constitutional Amendments do not go to him for a signature  Ter   Dec-09-11 06:11 PM   #100 
  - Sen Reid, please sit down.  Aleric   Dec-08-11 03:32 PM   #22 
  - That's all nice but nothing gets done, no change until...  Aleric   Dec-08-11 03:35 PM   #23 
  - You have no idea what you are talking about.  savalez   Dec-08-11 05:08 PM   #36 
  - That's all nice but nothing gets done, no change until...  AlbertCat   Dec-08-11 09:45 PM   #62 
     - +1 And propose it again and again so the public can see which roaches oppose it.  No Elephants   Dec-09-11 09:57 AM   #75 
        - Anyone got a list of the DINOs that extended Bush's Tax Cuts for the 1%?  Shoe Horn   Dec-09-11 05:47 PM   #99 
  - I agree. nt  Sarah Ibarruri   Dec-08-11 08:42 PM   #59 
  - to do what?  Enrique   Dec-08-11 08:56 PM   #61 
  - In my humble opinion, this doesn't go nearly far enough....  Scuba   Dec-08-11 01:03 PM   #2 
  - Didn't you learn the lesson of Prohibition? "Positive" rights under the Constitution do NOT work  happyslug   Dec-08-11 04:53 PM   #30 
     - Wow. I hope you didn't write all that just for me....  Scuba   Dec-08-11 05:09 PM   #37 
     - That is some lesson in what  truedelphi   Dec-08-11 07:30 PM   #51 
     - Wow! Thanks.  Gore1FL   Dec-08-11 09:49 PM   #63 
     - Well...  No Elephants   Dec-09-11 10:04 AM   #76 
  - Thanks for bringing this here. K & R.  freshwest   Dec-08-11 01:05 PM   #3 
  - No real change is possible unless this is overturned. n/t  deacon   Dec-08-11 01:25 PM   #4 
  - Possible, but much harder. And would require more of us.  No Elephants   Dec-09-11 10:30 AM   #81 
  - KNR - occupy nt  Zorra   Dec-08-11 01:33 PM   #5 
  - Can't wait to see it passed and signed.  DocMac   Dec-08-11 01:36 PM   #7 
  - knr  KansDem   Dec-08-11 01:37 PM   #8 
  - funny  oldhippydude   Dec-08-11 02:00 PM   #9 
  - Bush v Gore  Enthusiast   Dec-08-11 02:51 PM   #13 
  - There was a series of bad decisions  kenfrequed   Dec-08-11 03:17 PM   #20 
  - And that's why it won't make......  howmad1   Dec-08-11 05:58 PM   #44 
  - That's because it wasn't "wisdom".  Enthusiast   Dec-08-11 02:49 PM   #12 
  - There really was no "wisdom" to speak of.  EnviroBat   Dec-08-11 03:07 PM   #17 
  - www.wolf-pac.com... join the fight.  Exultant Democracy   Dec-08-11 02:02 PM   #10 
  - CHeck out Alternet of HOW Citizens United came to be,,,turned my stomach!!!!  benld74   Dec-08-11 02:37 PM   #11 
  - Go Bernie...  SoapBox   Dec-08-11 02:56 PM   #14 
  - Sadly true, but mad kudos to Bernie nevertheless  peace frog   Dec-08-11 04:56 PM   #31 
  - good on ya bernie  certainot   Dec-08-11 03:04 PM   #15 
  - One of the few left in congress, that the corporatists have not yet  ooglymoogly   Dec-08-11 03:04 PM   #16 
  - bernie usually does the first hour with thom hartmann on fridays, 12EST  certainot   Dec-08-11 03:14 PM   #18 
  - This is the kind of man we need to run for the president. kr nt  ooglymoogly   Dec-08-11 03:16 PM   #19 
  - RECOMMENDED! also suggest sending Sanders an email or calling his office to praise him for this.  Bill USA   Dec-08-11 03:28 PM   #21 
  - This is a much better attempt at an amendment than most I've seen  onenote   Dec-08-11 03:40 PM   #24 
  - Thank you, Bernie Sanders.  JDPriestly   Dec-08-11 03:51 PM   #25 
  - Best wording, so far.  Maineman   Dec-08-11 03:56 PM   #26 
  - About Time  gussmith   Dec-08-11 04:13 PM   #27 
  - This could be something to rally around.  LuvNewcastle   Dec-08-11 04:14 PM   #28 
  - The message of OWS is very clear: This country has been rigged to make the  No Elephants   Dec-09-11 10:19 AM   #77 
  - I'm not a RWer but I think it's a bad idea.  Nye Bevan   Dec-09-11 07:23 PM   #101 
  - it doesn't address non-profit corporations, a bad flaw.  provis99   Dec-08-11 04:46 PM   #29 
  - And if they did, Unions would have to be added  happyslug   Dec-08-11 04:58 PM   #32 
  - the more we can restrict lobbyists and groups, the better.  provis99   Dec-08-11 11:07 PM   #66 
  - That violates the First Amendment  happyslug   Dec-09-11 04:29 PM   #93 
     - no, a new Constitutional Amendment does not violate the Constition.  provis99   Dec-09-11 05:38 PM   #98 
  - For many, that would be an equitable trade.  Xithras   Dec-08-11 11:21 PM   #67 
     - It's not only unions, though. Amnesty International, NAACP, ACLU,  No Elephants   Dec-09-11 10:26 AM   #79 
        - Would it be such a terrible thing..  Xithras   Dec-09-11 01:55 PM   #89 
           - Wow. You would want the NAACP to be criminally prosecuted  Nye Bevan   Dec-09-11 07:26 PM   #102 
  - Thing is, would you want to eliminate, say, the NAACP from protection?  No Elephants   Dec-09-11 10:23 AM   #78 
  - Love him, but lotsa luck there. nt  onehandle   Dec-08-11 05:05 PM   #33 
  - Well, if he succeeds, we'll either have an amendment or know who stopped it.  No Elephants   Dec-09-11 10:27 AM   #80 
  - If it fails - keep introducing it. This needs to happen NOW!!  Initech   Dec-08-11 05:07 PM   #35 
  - 'bout time. n/t  Buenaventura   Dec-08-11 05:14 PM   #38 
  - Thanks, Senator Sanders!  City Lights   Dec-08-11 05:15 PM   #39 
  - Looks like a good amendment to me  muriel_volestrangler   Dec-08-11 05:26 PM   #40 
  - Didn't Merkley already do this? Is this a matter of just doing it over and over until  AllyCat   Dec-08-11 05:29 PM   #41 
  - He's not the first - some Dems have introduced something similar - but this is important!  UrbScotty   Dec-08-11 05:31 PM   #42 
  - Thank you, Bernie. Elect more Bernie's to congress!!!!!  Dont call me Shirley   Dec-08-11 05:31 PM   #43 
  - K&R  McCamy Taylor   Dec-08-11 06:06 PM   #45 
  - You go Bernie  Marnie   Dec-08-11 06:22 PM   #46 
  - +1000  Raksha   Dec-09-11 12:44 AM   #70 
  - K&R.  dotymed   Dec-09-11 09:57 AM   #74 
  - On the bright side, Presidents last 4 to 8 years. Conceivably, Bernie could remain in Congress till  No Elephants   Dec-09-11 10:33 AM   #82 
  - Vigilance!  Veracious   Dec-08-11 07:01 PM   #47 
  - I wonder how far this will get?  mysuzuki2   Dec-08-11 07:06 PM   #48 
  - About as far as a Yes Men spoof  Jim_Shorts   Dec-08-11 08:25 PM   #55 
     - Unfortunately, I think you are right.  mysuzuki2   Dec-08-11 11:04 PM   #65 
  - Go Bernie!  FailureToCommunicate   Dec-08-11 07:09 PM   #49 
  - link to email from Bernie. He wants us to sign a petition ...  Bozita   Dec-08-11 07:20 PM   #50 
  - A link to the YouTube video of Bernie speaking out on his amendment.  LongTomH   Dec-08-11 07:38 PM   #52 
  - I don't see how that would affect Citizens United  eallen   Dec-08-11 07:42 PM   #53 
  - Section 4  onenote   Dec-09-11 01:14 PM   #87 
     - So, the NYT, Fox, and NBC could be censored during elections?!  eallen   Dec-09-11 04:55 PM   #96 
        - If it only allowed regulation of what the candidate controls it would be meaningless  onenote   Dec-10-11 07:33 AM   #104 
  - Thank Bernie !!! - K & R !!!  WillyT   Dec-08-11 07:44 PM   #54 
  - Bernie is one of the few true patriots left /nt  still_one   Dec-08-11 08:30 PM   #56 
  - K&R n/t  myrna minx   Dec-08-11 08:35 PM   #57 
  - once again, Bernie gets my vote! Sounds good to me  wordpix   Dec-08-11 08:36 PM   #58 
  - Bless you, Mr. Sanders!  unkachuck   Dec-08-11 08:45 PM   #60 
  - He is a TRUE AMERICAN  lovuian   Dec-08-11 11:22 PM   #68 
  - please!  Texas Lawyer   Dec-08-11 10:14 PM   #64 
  - Vital, historic move  Tsiyu   Dec-09-11 12:23 AM   #69 
  - Well, that'll go nowhere fast in this CONgress.  blkmusclmachine   Dec-09-11 05:24 AM   #71 
  - Not DOA at all.  azul   Dec-09-11 09:32 AM   #72 
     - OWS brought attention to this very issue  fascisthunter   Dec-09-11 01:02 PM   #86 
  - k&r n/t  Hotler   Dec-09-11 12:15 PM   #83 
  - Limited liability? Limited rights. n/t  Bolo Boffin   Dec-09-11 12:50 PM   #84 
  - K&R  Jefferson23   Dec-09-11 01:01 PM   #85 
  - Aww too late to rec.  pam4water   Dec-09-11 01:22 PM   #88 
  - You go, Bernie! He has not forgotten what a blow to our..  mvd   Dec-09-11 02:01 PM   #90 
  - I wonder why he hasn't tried to get more cosponsors?  Freddie Stubbs   Dec-09-11 02:02 PM   #91 
  - kick  yurbud   Dec-09-11 02:10 PM   #92 
  - Hell YES  and-justice-for-all   Dec-09-11 04:42 PM   #94 
  - Note that this amendment would apply also to LLC's, including DemocraticUnderground.  Nye Bevan   Dec-09-11 04:51 PM   #95 
  - Exactly! No one has proposed anything that distinguishes DU from Citizens United.  eallen   Dec-09-11 04:58 PM   #97 
     - I agree, but as you can see from this thread, we are in a tiny minority in DU on this issue.  Nye Bevan   Dec-09-11 07:36 PM   #103 
  - He'd better wait for a national Democratic sweep (pres, congress, govenorshipes..  Kahuna   Dec-10-11 08:31 AM   #105 
 

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