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Pelosi Vow To Amend Constitution To Overturn Citizens United If Dems Retake The House…
Weasel Zippers ^ | September 21, 2012

Posted on 09/21/2012 1:08:10 PM PDT by NYer

Nancy longs for the good old days when unions were allowed sole access to influence elections with hundreds of millions of dollars.

Via Daily Caller:

If Democrats were to take control of the House of Representatives after the November elections, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said her party would “amend the [U.S.] Constitution” on the “very first day” to overturn the Supreme Court’s “Citizens United” decision.

President Obama said he supports a constitutional amendment to reverse the ruling and keep undisclosed corporate contributions out of elections.

“On the very first day we would have a jobs bill. We would have a jobs bill, much of it would contain what President Obama has in the American Jobs Act. It would be as simple as A-B-C. Make it in America. Build America’s infrastructure. See developed growth from the community. And that means education of our children, the police and fire safety of our neighborhoods, that sense of community and fairness,” Pelosi said during her weekly press briefing Thursday on Capitol Hill.

“We would pass a DISCLOSE Act. ‘I’m Nancy Pelosi, I approve this message’ — but Mr. Big Bucks who put hundreds of millions of dollars into campaigns to get tax breaks for their industry or their heirs, they don’t have to disclose their names. So DISCLOSE: Amend the Constitution to overturn ‘Citizens United.’”

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: pelosi
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1 posted on 09/21/2012 1:08:16 PM PDT by NYer
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To: NYer
It would be so sweet to see Nasty end her days in an 8'x10' prison cell.
2 posted on 09/21/2012 1:09:17 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: NYer

Unions exempt, of course.


3 posted on 09/21/2012 1:10:10 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: NYer
That would require a Constitutional Amendment, Nantzi.

Fat chance and go pound sand you fascist twit.

4 posted on 09/21/2012 1:12:33 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: NYer

What an idiot. Is she gonna take 3/4 of the stAtes too?


5 posted on 09/21/2012 1:12:38 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: NYer
Make it in America.

Is she really that stupid???

6 posted on 09/21/2012 1:12:56 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (ObamaCare is an assault on the unborn, infirmed and elderly. GOP, repeat this as necessary...)
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To: NYer

San Fran Nan is crazier than a rabid bat.


7 posted on 09/21/2012 1:14:27 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Rhetorical question, I assume..


8 posted on 09/21/2012 1:14:31 PM PDT by ken5050
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To: NYer

Amazing.

They must really think the country is full of sheep.
They may be right... up to a point.

She thinks it should be possible, and is a prudent course of action, to make sure that no opposition to her ideology can gain political power?

JFK said that if you make peaceful revolution impossible, you make violent revolution inevitable.


9 posted on 09/21/2012 1:15:11 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: NYer
She really thinks 3/4 of the states would ratify it? She really is bat shit crazy, isn't she?


10 posted on 09/21/2012 1:16:21 PM PDT by pabianice (washington, dc ..)
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To: NYer

Go crawl back into your Vodka bottle Nan! Between Obama appeasing muzzies and San Fran Nan the First Amendment is under serious attack by the left.


11 posted on 09/21/2012 1:17:10 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: NYer

Since the inception of this great nation, there have been over 22,000 proposed amendments to the constitution.

Only 27 have made it all the way....

Good luck with that, bondo face...


12 posted on 09/21/2012 1:17:39 PM PDT by joe fonebone (I am the 15%)
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To: ken5050
Well, yeah now that you mention it... :)
13 posted on 09/21/2012 1:18:16 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (ObamaCare is an assault on the unborn, infirmed and elderly. GOP, repeat this as necessary...)
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To: pabianice

I am sure she will threaten and bully like she did with obamacare. The old rawhide faced witch needs jail time big time.


14 posted on 09/21/2012 1:20:00 PM PDT by Bitsy
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To: joe fonebone

bondo face...

Perfect!


15 posted on 09/21/2012 1:21:21 PM PDT by Bitsy
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To: NYer

She doesn’t even know how it works, does she? Must not have read it in school.


16 posted on 09/21/2012 1:21:24 PM PDT by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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To: NYer

I wish she’d melt already.


17 posted on 09/21/2012 1:22:21 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: NYer

Nancy Pelosi said her party would “amend the [U.S.] Constitution”

Nan my old girl—you must read the Constitution to know what’s in it.

I think you may need a little more than “your party” to do that, just sayin’....


18 posted on 09/21/2012 1:23:43 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: joe fonebone
Only 27 have made it all the way.

Technically true, but practically speaking even that is an under-exaggeration of how hard it is. The first 10 were a precondition of ratification by several States, and since most States that didn't require them already had very similar language anyway, it was pro forma they'd be approved.

The "real" number is 17.

19 posted on 09/21/2012 1:27:34 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Who ya gonna believe? Your metrosexual smartphone or your lyin' eyes?)
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To: Irenic
I think

You were way out in front of Pelosi right there.

20 posted on 09/21/2012 1:29:21 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: jersey117

21 posted on 09/21/2012 1:31:35 PM PDT by CJ Wolf
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To: NYer

She was the Speaker and she doesn’t even understand how the amendment process works. It would be unbelievable if it weren’t so absolutely believable nowadays.


22 posted on 09/21/2012 1:32:56 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: NYer

23 posted on 09/21/2012 1:34:58 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Gaffer

I guess she’s going to get the law passed. The senate under Reid will approve it and obama will sign it. The constitution be damned.


24 posted on 09/21/2012 1:39:43 PM PDT by Terry Mross (The Clintons seem to be very afraid of obama. Do they owe him their souls?)
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To: Gaffer

The first hurdle is getting 2/3 votes of both houses of Congress. I don’t see how she’d corral those votes.


25 posted on 09/21/2012 1:40:56 PM PDT by Procyon (Decentralize, degovernmentalize, deregulate, demonopolize, decredentialize, disentitle.)
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To: NYer

What no repeal of the Hatch Act Nancy??

Come on go for broke you slime.

Course of you would have to get the amendment ratified an methinks you would not be able to.

The nation would be oh so much better off is Nancy would step in front of a speeding train, no loss.


26 posted on 09/21/2012 1:41:04 PM PDT by I miss American Motors
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To: tacticalogic

hahaha!


27 posted on 09/21/2012 1:43:40 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: NYer

What is it with her and that kind of necklace.

Hey! Nancy! If you want some balls, go ask Dempsey for his. He ain’t using them.


28 posted on 09/21/2012 1:44:14 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: I miss American Motors

Even in 09 and 10 with all three branches they didn’t try and pass

Cap and tax

or

Card check

(surprisingly)


29 posted on 09/21/2012 1:44:24 PM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“It would be so sweet to see Nasty end her days in an 8’x10’ prison cell.”

You are more forgiving than I.


30 posted on 09/21/2012 1:46:23 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans. Don't read their lips. Watch their hands.)
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To: FredZarguna
The first 10 were a precondition of ratification by several States . . .

Simply not true.

31 posted on 09/21/2012 1:50:18 PM PDT by Jacquerie (Exterminate rats.)
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To: NYer

I used to think Debby Blabbermouth Shultz was Nancy,s illegitimate child, now I know she’s a chip off the old block-head. Those two are cut from the same socialist cloth.


32 posted on 09/21/2012 1:53:27 PM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: NYer

‘keep undisclosed corporate contributions out of elections.’

‘Corporate’ Latin root ‘corpus’ or body also groups as in MoveOn and Media Matters. The difference is that all are in this for influence, power and money. It’s just the evil ‘Corporations’ are legally profitable.
Dem House majority means Nancy Pelosi two heartbeats away from the Presidency. Shudder


33 posted on 09/21/2012 1:54:21 PM PDT by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Pelosi is Public Enemy #1...


34 posted on 09/21/2012 1:55:34 PM PDT by Stayfree (Find out how Obama is destroying America at White House Commie.com!!)
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To: NYer

This living scarecrow and her type should be lined up against a wall and facing a firing squad for their attack on the constitution and America. What a bunch of treasonous fools.


35 posted on 09/21/2012 2:02:53 PM PDT by History Repeats (Drink plenty of TEA, but avoid the Koolaid.)
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To: NYer
Pelosi must be planning to live another 80 years and be reelected 40 more times. It is over Nancy. Obama has ended the Democrat Party as you know it and have lived it. Nobody is going to give the House of Representatives back to you clowns in the rest of your sorry life,
36 posted on 09/21/2012 2:08:58 PM PDT by hflynn
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To: NYer

Well lying #itch Pelosi, how would a Dem contolled Congress be any different than 2009 and 2010 Dem contolled Congress. It wouldn’t and that is why your corrupt party was kicked out in 2010.

FUNP


37 posted on 09/21/2012 2:09:36 PM PDT by A message
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To: Jacquerie
It is absolutely true.

Learn some history.

38 posted on 09/21/2012 2:15:18 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Who ya gonna believe? Your metrosexual smartphone or your lyin' eyes?)
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To: Jacquerie
The Bill of Rights itself has a preamble which acknowledges this:

THE Conventions of a number of the States, having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added: And as extending the ground of public confidence in the Government, will best ensure the beneficent starts of its institution.

39 posted on 09/21/2012 2:21:35 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Who ya gonna believe? Your metrosexual smartphone or your lyin' eyes?)
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To: CJ Wolf

Showing the wrong end of the nag.


40 posted on 09/21/2012 2:23:05 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: FredZarguna

Prove it. You can’t.


41 posted on 09/21/2012 2:25:34 PM PDT by Jacquerie (Exterminate rats.)
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To: Jacquerie
The draft Constitution encountered de facto rejection in New Hampshire in February 1788, outright refusal to convene a ratifying convention in Rhode Island in March 1788, and formal rejection absent prior amendments in North Carolina in August 1788. [From By Pauline Maier's book on ratification, AMONG MANY OTHERS.]

And, as already noted (post #39), the Bill of Rights acknowledges -- implicitly and offhandedly, because Madison was not in favor of it -- that the promise of a Declaration of Rights was promised sub rosa to a number of States, including the most important: Virginia. Absent the promise, he would almost certainly have LOST his congressional election the anti-Federalist Monroe.

42 posted on 09/21/2012 2:31:19 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Who ya gonna believe? Your metrosexual smartphone or your lyin' eyes?)
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To: FredZarguna

Keep blowing smoke if you wish. It will do no good.

VA thought it was the ninth to ratify, it was not. That honor was assumed by NH.

Despite Henry’s desires, no state made ratification of amendments a precondition to joining the Union.


43 posted on 09/21/2012 2:36:51 PM PDT by Jacquerie (Exterminate rats.)
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To: Jacquerie
You're blowing smoke. I've quoted an authoritative source and I can find a dozen more in about 30 seconds.

Where's your citation?

44 posted on 09/21/2012 2:43:00 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Who ya gonna believe? Your metrosexual smartphone or your lyin' eyes?)
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To: FredZarguna

Okay smart guy, list the amendments all or some states agreed to prior to ratification.

You cannot.


45 posted on 09/21/2012 2:44:48 PM PDT by Jacquerie (Exterminate rats.)
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To: Jacquerie
You're right. The Preamble to the Bill of Rights doesn't say what it says.

The clock's still ticking on your citation. But I'm not going to hold my breath waiting.

46 posted on 09/21/2012 2:59:55 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Who ya gonna believe? Your metrosexual smartphone or your lyin' eyes?)
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To: FredZarguna

You made an assertion and cannot prove it. Tick-tock . . .


47 posted on 09/21/2012 3:02:29 PM PDT by Jacquerie (Exterminate rats.)
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To: Jacquerie
I already gave you a citation.

I already quoted you the preamble to the Bill of Rights.

It's your turn now. And don't bother to respond to me if you can't produce any authoritative source for your laughable claim.

48 posted on 09/21/2012 3:17:44 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Who ya gonna believe? Your metrosexual smartphone or your lyin' eyes?)
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To: FredZarguna

You cited an irrelevancy. Smoke . . .

BTW, as further evidence you don’t know what you are talking about, Bills of Rights were not synonymous with post ratification suggested amendments.


49 posted on 09/21/2012 3:24:16 PM PDT by Jacquerie (Exterminate rats.)
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To: Jacquerie
Your time's up.

Fail.

50 posted on 09/21/2012 3:31:13 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Who ya gonna believe? Your metrosexual smartphone or your lyin' eyes?)
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