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Mon Jul 21, 2014, 05:56 PM

Hillary: 'I would consider Constitutional Amendment-If no other way to deal with Citizen's United'

"I would consider supporting an amendment among these lines that would prevent the abuse of our political system by excessive amounts of money if there is no other way to deal with the Citizen's United decision.


MON JUL 21, 2014 AT 03:25 PM PDT
Hillary's short statement on overturning Citizen's United via Const. Amendment
by Jeremimi

Hillary did a very short Q&A on Facebook as part of her promo for her new memoir.

I posed the question:

"Would you support a Constitutional Amendment overturning the Supreme Court's "Citizen's United" ruling, limiting the amount of money corporations and outside influences can contribute to political campaigns?"


My question received the most likes by other users. She answered:

"I would consider supporting an amendment among these lines that would prevent the abuse of our political system by excessive amounts of money if there is no other way to deal with the Citizen's United decision. -Hillary"


I believe I am the first person to get her on record on this issue. I'm happy she answered it, but slightly concerned about her word 'consider'.

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https://www.facebook.com/hillaryclintonbook/posts/622957164479061?comment_id=622957527812358&offset=0&total_comments=402
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/07/21/1315624/-Hillary-s-short-statement-on-overturning-Citizen-s-United-via-Const-Amendment

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kpete Jul 2014 OP
ReverendDeuce Jul 2014 #1
InAbLuEsTaTe Jul 2014 #3
Wait Wut Jul 2014 #2
CanonRay Jul 2014 #4
Wait Wut Jul 2014 #7
wyldwolf Jul 2014 #5
Trillo Jul 2014 #6

Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 06:02 PM

1. Hmm... mmhmm...

"I would consider* supporting an amendment among these lines that would prevent the abuse of our political system by excessive amounts of money if there is no other way to deal with the Citizen's United decision. -Hillary"

* and then reject

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Response to ReverendDeuce (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 06:48 PM

3. I know, really, way to take a brave stand Hillary. How bout start by considerin not taking dirty money from Wall Street for political favors? . . .

lol, no chance of that ever happenin!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 06:02 PM

2. "Consider" is the only word she can use.

I couldn't come up with anything better, tbh. It's a brave answer, no matter what word she chooses and I'll put that in the "Pros" column of her file.

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Response to Wait Wut (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 07:56 PM

4. How about "YES"

Sounds like a half-hearted dodge to me.

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Response to CanonRay (Reply #4)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 11:11 AM

7. She's not a mind reader.

If that amendment contains language that would be more harmful than good, her 'yes' would come back to bite her in the ass. This isn't a black and white issue until/if she's in office and has it in front of her. Or, I guess she could just lie to us. That would get her more votes, correct?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 08:00 PM

5. Constitutional Amendments are a DLC thing. Now let's parse the word 'consider' and gnash our teeth.

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