Political news website The Hill is reporting that Obama allegedly told a group at a fundraiser that he might be in a “strong position” to amend the Constitution. The supposed aim? To undo the damage done to democracy by the odious and (to the minds of more an just me) manifestly unconstitutional Citizens United ruling. According to an an excerpt from Big Money by journalist Ken Vogel, originally obtained by Mother Jones, he made the comments at a closed-door, high-dollar 2012 fundraiser in Seattle.
“Now, I taught constitutional law. I don’t tinker with the Constitution lightly. But I think this is important enough that citizens have to get mobilized around this issue, and this will probably be a multiyear effort. [. . .] After my reelection, my sense is that I may be in a very strong position to do it.”
Later that year, the president…
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