Senate Dems plan vote amending the First Amendment to curtail criticism

posted at 12:41 pm on April 30, 2014 by Ed Morrissey

Think of the big issues facing the American public. We now routinely borrow about 40 cents on the dollar for our federal budget, our entitlement programs are heading for a fiscal collapse in the hundreds of trillions of dollars, and our economy has stagnated through nearly five years of Democratic-run economic policy in the “recovery.” What do Senate Democrats plan to do about this? Make it harder for us to complain about it, as John “Doc Zero” Hayward quipped on Twitter:

Senate Democrats will schedule a vote this year on a constitutional amendment to reform campaign finance as they face tens of millions of dollars worth of attack ads from conservative groups.

The Senate will vote on an amendment sponsored by Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) that would overturn two recent court cases that have given corporations, labor unions and wealthy individuals free rein to spend freely on federal races.

“The Supreme Court is trying to take this country back to the days of the robber barons, allowing dark money to flood our elections. That needs to stop, and it needs to stop now,” said Senate Rules Committee Chairman Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), who announced the plan.

“The only way to undo the damage the court has done is to pass Senator Udall’s amendment to the Constitution, and Senate Democrats are going to try to do that,” he said.

Schumer said the vote would take place by year’s end and called on Republican colleagues to join Democrats to ensure “the wealthy can’t drown out middle-class voices in our Democracy.”

Yes, that will be amusing to watch. For the record, constitutional amendments require two-thirds votes for passage in both chambers of Congress before going to the states, three-quarters of which must vote to ratify it. I doubt that Senate Democrats will get three-quarters of their own caucus to vote to amend the First Amendment, but if they do, that will make a really tasty talking point for Republicans in the midterms. “Democrats can’t defend their policy failures,” they’ll argue, “so they want to keep people from spending their own money to criticize them.” And they’ll be right.

If Democrats think this will allow them to ride a wave of Occupy Wall Street populism, they’d better look again at the polling this week. Despite spending weeks on the Senate Floor ranting about the Koch Brothers, Harry Reid’s McCarthyite campaign of Kochsteria has resulted in … almost nothing. In the NBC/WSJ poll linked earlier, only 31% had an opinion about the Koch Brothers at all, and only 21% thought of them negatively in a poll where 43% of the respondents admit to voting for Obama in 2012. Michael Bloomberg, one of the left’s multibillionaire activists, got a 26% negative score, and the Democratic Party got a 37% negative score. (The GOP got 44%.) Nearly twice as many respondents think of Barack Obama negatively than they do the Koch Brothers, despite weeks of hard-sell demonization from top Democratic Party leaders.

If Democrats (and Republicans) want to act seriously to take billionaires out of the political game, they’re aiming at the wrong Supreme Court decision. They should pass an amendment repealing Wickard v Filburn‘s impact on the interstate commerce clause. That decision shifted massive political power from the states to Washington DC by defining practically everything as interstate commerce — including non-commerce. Killing Wickard would shift most regulatory power back to the states, and take the corruption out of Washington DC as the stakes would become too small for billionaire investment. Don’t expect Senate Democrats to do anything meaningful on crony capitalism, though … or anything meaningful at all, if this stunt is all they have.

Update: Citizens United president David Bossie responds:

“As with the failure of the DISCLOSE Act in 2010, this shameful attempt to alter the United States Constitution to protect incumbency will go down in flames,” said David N. Bossie, President of Citizens United. “With recent polls coming out showing that Democrats in Congress face another huge midterm loss, it is not surprising that they would go back to their bag of tricks and try to defeat Citizens United and free speech. This latest attempt is laughable, Senate Democrats should focus on creating jobs not infringing on every Americans First Amendment rights.”


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At least we can still talk about it in private.

rogerb on April 30, 2014 at 12:43 PM

As always Democrats doing the important work…

sandee on April 30, 2014 at 12:44 PM

At least we can still talk about it in private.

rogerb on April 30, 2014 at 12:43 PM

ISWYDT..

sandee on April 30, 2014 at 12:45 PM

The slippery slope personified.

Bizarro-World – we’re in trouble

jake-the-goose on April 30, 2014 at 12:45 PM

At least we can still talk about it in private.

rogerb on April 30, 2014 at 12:43 PM

As long as Magic Johnson doesn’t want your team, and you aren’t dating a gold digging $lut…

melle1228 on April 30, 2014 at 12:45 PM

Don’t expect Senate Democrats to do anything meaningful on crony capitalism, though … or meaningful at all, if this stunt is all they have.

I don’t expect anything out of the Republicans either. They are hardly immune to power grabs.

Cindy Munford on April 30, 2014 at 12:46 PM

Have they bought off Benedict Roberts already?

viking01 on April 30, 2014 at 12:46 PM

We’re getting closer…..

Something is going to happen. Some issue is going to wake our dormant populace.

I have said that 2016 will be an issue driven election.

I have no idea what the “issue” will be – but something is going to set loose the American spirit.

I believe that.

jake-the-goose on April 30, 2014 at 12:46 PM

Maybe we can take some action to curtail our consent for them to govern.

Murphy9 on April 30, 2014 at 12:46 PM

Oh, please, do this and brag about it.

tru2tx on April 30, 2014 at 12:47 PM

At least we can still talk about it in private.

rogerb on April 30, 2014 at 12:43 PM

As long as you don’t have a mistress who has a boyfriend who wants a basketball team.

HumpBot Salvation on April 30, 2014 at 12:47 PM

To be followed by legislation redefining labor unions so as to skirt the new requirements.

Bishop on April 30, 2014 at 12:47 PM

Oh, Dingy Harry, please bring this up for a vote!

Texas Zombie on April 30, 2014 at 12:48 PM

OMG! The true face of the Democrats, aka the “progressives”, is at hand.

Oppression.

These people are DANGEROUS!

1962 Port Huron Manifesto rising.

Chuck Ef on April 30, 2014 at 12:48 PM

As long as Magic Johnson doesn’t want your team, and you aren’t dating a gold digging $lut…

melle1228 on April 30, 2014 at 12:45 PM

dadgumit, must remember to refresh before posting.

HumpBot Salvation on April 30, 2014 at 12:48 PM

I guess trying to suppress free speech through the IRS wasn’t enough.

tommer74 on April 30, 2014 at 12:48 PM

I thought that the IRS already had this covered for them.

Wisdom_of_Homer on April 30, 2014 at 12:49 PM

We’re getting closer…..

Something is going to happen. Some issue is going to wake our dormant populace.

I have said that 2016 will be an issue driven election.

I have no idea what the “issue” will be – but something is going to set loose the American spirit.

I believe that.

jake-the-goose on April 30, 2014 at 12:46 PM

Yep

gophergirl on April 30, 2014 at 12:49 PM

Why are the republicans not publicly pillorying them over it? Oh, right. Because Sarah Palin has bigger balls than all of them put together.

Then again, my little sister probably does too.

CurtZHP on April 30, 2014 at 12:49 PM

At least we can still talk about it in private.

rogerb on April 30, 2014 at 12:43 PM

Even on our cellphones because the feds have been disallowed from eavesdropping on them.

Bishop on April 30, 2014 at 12:49 PM

When Mike Bloomberg is banned from paying for his own political ads I’ll listen. Till then, not so much.

Fred 2 on April 30, 2014 at 12:49 PM

jake-the-goose on April 30, 2014 at 12:46 PM

I keep having that optimism too, but it seems people get more complacent as these things get worse.

melle1228 on April 30, 2014 at 12:49 PM

At least we can still talk about it in private.

rogerb on April 30, 2014 at 12:43 PM

As long as you are certain no one is recording your conversation to later appear in public media. Better not to even have it cross your mind, cause before too long drones will have the technology to read your thoughts.

/SNARK

hawkeye54 on April 30, 2014 at 12:50 PM

dadgumit, must remember to refresh before posting.

HumpBot Salvation on April 30, 2014 at 12:48 PM

He he… Great minds think alike and all that.. :)

melle1228 on April 30, 2014 at 12:51 PM

They simply won’t be satisfied until the rest of America resembles Detroit.

karra on April 30, 2014 at 12:52 PM

I keep having that optimism too, but it seems people get more complacent as these things get worse.

melle1228 on April 30, 2014 at 12:49 PM

the “issue” that ignites the people will be completely unpredictable – it may come out of left field – I have no idea.

At some point – a spark with ignite our fire. I know that.

jake-the-goose on April 30, 2014 at 12:52 PM

That’s faaaacist!

Meople on April 30, 2014 at 12:52 PM

I keep having that optimism too, but it seems people get more complacent as these things get worse.

melle1228 on April 30, 2014 at 12:49 PM

Evidently not yet quite enough complacency, but no worries, people are working on that problem.

/SNARK

hawkeye54 on April 30, 2014 at 12:52 PM

If it was universally applied (which we all know it won’t be to include labor unions, etc.), I wouldn’t have a problem with it.

We have become an oligarchy. Anyone who doesn’t realize that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (with its corporate welfare) is as great a danger to the future of the country and middle class America is a fool.

bw222 on April 30, 2014 at 12:52 PM

They simply won’t be satisfied until the rest of America resembles Detroit.

karra on April 30, 2014 at 12:52 PM

or Chiraq….either resemblance will do.

hawkeye54 on April 30, 2014 at 12:53 PM

Meople on April 30, 2014 at 12:52 PM

Sorry, meant Faaascist. :) dumb S key didn’t register.

Meople on April 30, 2014 at 12:53 PM

Where’s the text of this proposed amendment?

NotCoach on April 30, 2014 at 12:53 PM

At least we can still talk about it in private.

rogerb on April 30, 2014 at 12:43 PM

As long as you have a Private Speech Permit.

BobMbx on April 30, 2014 at 12:54 PM

Schumer’s “dark money” is a racist term…he should be forced from the Senate!

Karmi on April 30, 2014 at 12:54 PM

Where’s the text of this proposed amendment?

NotCoach on April 30, 2014 at 12:53 PM

They’ll have to vote on it first to find out.

CurtZHP on April 30, 2014 at 12:54 PM

I would like to see how Senate Dems and House members are going to explain why they think they know better about the Constitution than the founding fathers to their constituents.

Tater Salad on April 30, 2014 at 12:55 PM

Where’s the text of this proposed amendment?

NotCoach on April 30, 2014 at 12:53 PM

We have to pass it to know what’s in it…

the_nile on April 30, 2014 at 12:55 PM

At least we can still talk about it in private.

rogerb on April 30, 2014 at 12:43 PM

Puff Puff Pass dang it.

Can I ask if you are going to do a sweep of the room, and make sure there are no bugs before talking in private?

upinak on April 30, 2014 at 12:56 PM

Free Speech Zones like in the liberal colleges. Corrals where you can say what you want.

Connecticut on April 30, 2014 at 12:56 PM

I smell desperation.

John the Libertarian on April 30, 2014 at 12:57 PM

Free Speech Zones like in the liberal colleges. Corrals where you can say what you want.

Connecticut on April 30, 2014 at 12:56 PM

Oh yes, because Fiesta is such a bad word.

upinak on April 30, 2014 at 12:57 PM

No time for them to fulfill their constitutional duty to produce a budget, but time to waste on a dead-from-the-neck-up amendment curtailing our freedoms delineated under the Bill of Rights.

From a sour apple tree…

JohnGalt23 on April 30, 2014 at 1:01 PM

The stench of democrats’ desperation is overpowering.

O/T, but amusing: Paul Begala, he of the recent finger-wagging at republicans over democrat-doner D. Sterling, ran for student body president when he was in college, and was defeated (by a margin of 3-1) by a cartoon character.

LASue on April 30, 2014 at 1:01 PM

These morons are going nowhere… Let them vote…

Citizens United decisions benefit the democrats as much if not more than Republicans… But they want to appeal to their ignorant stupid left wing lunatic base and show faux outrage when the hypocrites are getting 100′s of millions of dollars from rich limousine liberals in campaign donations and political pacs… Of course their stupid base focus on their leaders tell them not what their leaders are doing so they can get away with such incredible hypocrisy…

mnjg on April 30, 2014 at 1:01 PM

At least the Dems will have the Mav and Miss Lindsey on their side.

RickB on April 30, 2014 at 1:02 PM

Have they bought off Benedict Roberts already?

viking01 on April 30, 2014 at 12:46 PM

Why yes. Yes they have.

rottenrobbie on April 30, 2014 at 1:02 PM

At least we can still talk about it in private.

rogerb on April 30, 2014 at 12:43 PM

.
Not after we’re forced to receive that ‘triple 6′ implant.
.
You won’t even be able to have private thoughts, after that.

listens2glenn on April 30, 2014 at 1:03 PM

In the NBC/WSJ poll linked earlier, only 31% had an opinion about the Koch Brothers at all, and only 21% thought of them negatively in a poll where 43% of the respondents admit to voting for Obama in 2012

Are they making polls about the Koch brothers now? How extremely desperate these a**holes have become…

mnjg on April 30, 2014 at 1:03 PM

The Fascist-Democrats, much like the Taliban, are afraid of free speech.

rbj on April 30, 2014 at 1:03 PM

The biggest damage to this country has been done by you azzholes in congress.

If you want to take this country back from the robber barons you would do the honorable thing and commit seppuku.

HumpBot Salvation on April 30, 2014 at 1:04 PM

Marxist Dems…

sorrowen on April 30, 2014 at 1:04 PM

You won’t even be able to have private thoughts, after that.

listens2glenn on April 30, 2014 at 1:03 PM

The NSA already took those supposedly.

upinak on April 30, 2014 at 1:04 PM

Where’s the text of this proposed amendment?

NotCoach on April 30, 2014 at 12:53 PM

They’ll have to vote on it first to find out.

CurtZHP on April 30, 2014 at 12:54 PM

Boils down to “Ya don’t agree wid us lefties, then shaddupyoumouth”…. or its off to the soon to be established re-education camps for you!

hawkeye54 on April 30, 2014 at 1:06 PM

Oh, Chuckie, Chuckie, please, please, please bring this up for a vote. Call all of your mainstream media supporters and have them put this bill and its consequences on the evening news and then, after the vote, make sure you put, in bold print, those who voted for and those who voted against this travesty of a bill. We have an election coming up and I would love to see Republicans run on this piece of legislation and have it actually debated in the court of public opinion, rather than the restrictive atmosphere of the United States Senate, which has gone from a great debating society to a partisan political game board.

bflat879 on April 30, 2014 at 1:07 PM

melle1228 on April 30, 2014 at 12:49 PM

It’s “Frog In The Pot” syndrome. Technically, it’s called “acclimation”, and it’s associated with behavior modification techniques.

Dems have been using it for years to alter the trajectory of American society.

Conservatives don’t engage in guile and deceit the way Dems, which IMO leaves us somewhat vulnerable to the tactics they use.

Fascinating topic! Really hard to explain to the general public when people haven’t learned to develop the insight that would let them not only recognize these kinds of techniques but also guard against them.

lineholder on April 30, 2014 at 1:07 PM

I do not see a difference between this and what Stalin, Moa,Hitler did it’s a similar view though shall not be critical of my sucky policies!….

sorrowen on April 30, 2014 at 1:08 PM

LOOK Manure Spreading Media and all you Presstitutes … SQUIRREL !

Funny scroll-text below the Schumer image, about not believing ‘millionaires’ …
Isn’t Chuck ‘Pick Your Nose’ Schumer a multi-millionaire who has NEVER held a job outside of government in his ENTIRE LIFE?

Missilengr on April 30, 2014 at 1:08 PM

the “issue” that ignites the people will be completely unpredictable – it may come out of left field – I have no idea.

At some point – a spark with ignite our fire. I know that.

jake-the-goose on April 30, 2014 at 12:52 PM

I predict one of the following three:

1) First round elimination of everybody’s favorite couple on “Dancing With the Stars.”

2) Another Justin Bieber arrest.

3) Splitting the final season of “Mad Men” into two seasons so AMC can double its ad revenues.

Okay, make that one of the above first two.

de rigueur on April 30, 2014 at 1:08 PM

the “issue” that ignites the people will be completely unpredictable – it may come out of left field – I have no idea.

At some point – a spark with ignite our fire. I know that.

jake-the-goose on April 30, 2014 at 12:52 PM

There are two issues that can ignite the majority of people: The Welfare State and the Welfare Wall Street… Make the Welfare Queens/Kings and the Limousin Liberals of Wall Street the face of the democrat party and the Republicans win easily…

mnjg on April 30, 2014 at 1:08 PM

You won’t even be able to have private thoughts, after that.

listens2glenn on April 30, 2014 at 1:03 PM

The NSA already took those supposedly.

upinak on April 30, 2014 at 1:04 PM

We won’t be allowed to think. Too much harm can com from private thinking. Its a responsibility better left to our political elites in government.

hawkeye54 on April 30, 2014 at 1:10 PM

We won’t be allowed to think. Too much harm can com from private thinking. Its a responsibility better left to our political elites in government.

hawkeye54 on April 30, 2014 at 1:10 PM

You’re right. I, for one, welcome our new thought process overlords. *1984 is calling*

upinak on April 30, 2014 at 1:12 PM

Sen. Markey is a traitor.

All who vote for this deserve to be encamped.

Internalize this, sardines, or be chained.

Schadenfreude on April 30, 2014 at 1:13 PM

Sometimes it becomes crysral clear that the real problem around here and similar forums is that you guys really aren’t very smart.

everdiso on April 29, 2014 at 4:27 PM

Schadenfreude on April 30, 2014 at 1:14 PM

To be followed by legislation redefining labor unions so as to skirt the new requirements.

Bishop on April 30, 2014 at 12:47 PM

I believe you meant Executive Order.

Fenris on April 30, 2014 at 1:14 PM

At least we can still talk about it in private.

rogerb on April 30, 2014 at 12:43 PM

…just wait until they determine… “what you’re thinking”!

KOOLAID2 on April 30, 2014 at 1:14 PM

Who will be in charge of what is permissible?

The late 30s are here.

Schadenfreude on April 30, 2014 at 1:15 PM

This is a blatant violation of the first amendment Dirty Curruption Harry should be jailed.

sorrowen on April 30, 2014 at 1:15 PM

Where’s the text of this proposed amendment?

NotCoach on April 30, 2014 at 12:53 PM

BING “Nuremberg Laws” for the full breakdown, just substitute “everyone” for “Jew”.

Bishop on April 30, 2014 at 1:15 PM

Google glasses and Markey

Schadenfreude on April 30, 2014 at 1:15 PM

allowing dark money to flood our elections

Imagine if a Republican used this phrase.

JeremiahJohnson on April 30, 2014 at 1:16 PM

Perhaps someone, *cough* Cruz *cough*, should remind them that freedom of speech is a natural right and it is not up to government to infringe upon it, only to protect it.

Occams Stubble on April 30, 2014 at 1:16 PM

Waiting for the Jeantels and obama-phone-ladies of HA.

They are my favorite commenters of HA now.

Schadenfreude on April 30, 2014 at 1:16 PM

Liberal fascism

Philly on April 30, 2014 at 1:17 PM

From the story: court decisions that “have given corporations, labor unions and wealthy individuals free rein to spend freely on federal races.”

False, simply false. Corporations cannot give to candidates. There are still limits as to how much an individual, wealthy or not, can give to a candidate, et cetera.

Still lots of limits on how much can be given.

SteveMG on April 30, 2014 at 1:17 PM

I wanna know what Tom Steyer and George “Schwartz György” Soros (formerly known as Georgie the Trustworthy Jew in post-NAZI Europe) have to say about this limitation of “dark money” in our political life… I’m sure the media will be only too happy to defend those two crony capitalist manipulators, Citizens United being as damned as it is by the liberal monopoly on information in these United States.

ExpressoBold on April 30, 2014 at 1:18 PM

Someone elected the enemy.

Philly on April 30, 2014 at 1:19 PM

This is just a publicity stunt by the commies, i mean dems to get peoples minds off the lousy economy and real unemployment numbers. (Notice I wrote “real” unemployment numbers – something we aren’t hearing anymore, not even by a dumbed-down HA.)

earlgrey on April 30, 2014 at 1:21 PM

They simply won’t be satisfied until the rest of America resembles Detroit.

karra on April 30, 2014 at 12:52 PM

Or Guadalajara (or east L.A., but they’re pretty indistinguishable now).

AZCoyote on April 30, 2014 at 1:22 PM

With colleges banning certain words, the blm setting up free speech zones and laws against hate speech, they’ve already amended the First thru the back door.

Kissmygrits on April 30, 2014 at 1:24 PM

At some point – a spark with ignite our fire. I know that.

jake-the-goose on April 30, 2014 at 12:52 PM

I have been feeling that way lately, like there is something big coming. I am nervous about it, but also feel it’s necessary. It’s just amazing it hasn’t happened already.

hollygolightly on April 30, 2014 at 1:25 PM

money =/= speech

it’s really just that simple.

Tlaloc on April 30, 2014 at 1:26 PM

Well at least if their minds are on some meaningless issue, they might take a break from destroying the country for awhile.

cajunpatriot on April 30, 2014 at 1:27 PM

This is Sedition they are proposing. They should be arrested.

ConstantineXI on April 30, 2014 at 1:27 PM

if money were a form of speech then the government couldn’t criminalize, well anything, having to do with money which is almost every crime. Prostitution, embezzling, racketeering, gambling, tax evasion…all are simply forms of personal expression.

Tlaloc on April 30, 2014 at 1:27 PM

I’m proposing this amendment:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Add the words: “we meant exactly what we said.”

kcewa on April 30, 2014 at 1:28 PM

Tlaloc on April 30, 2014 at 1:27 PM

Running for public office is not an illegal act, nor can it be made illegal. Try again.

NotCoach on April 30, 2014 at 1:32 PM

Where’s the text of this proposed amendment?

NotCoach on April 30, 2014 at 12:53 PM

Senate Joint Resolution 19:

JOINT RESOLUTION

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections.

That the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States:

“Article  —
“Section 1. To advance the fundamental principle of political equality for all, and to protect the integrity of the legislative and electoral processes, Congress shall have power to regulate the raising and spending of money and in-kind equivalents with respect to Federal elections, including through setting limits on—
“(1) the amount of contributions to candidates for nomination for election to, or for election to, Federal office; and
“(2) the amount of funds that may be spent by, in support of, or in opposition to such candidates.

“Section 2. To advance the fundamental principle of political equality for all, and to protect the integrity of the legislative and electoral processes, each State shall have power to regulate the raising and spending of money and in-kind equivalents with respect to State elections, including through setting limits on—
“(1) the amount of contributions to candidates for nomination for election to, or for election to, State office; and
“(2) the amount of funds that may be spent by, in support of, or in opposition to such candidates.

“Section 3. Nothing in this article shall be construed to grant Congress the power to abridge the freedom of the press.

“Section 4. Congress and the States shall have power to implement and enforce this article by appropriate legislation.”.

Do note the lack of a sunset, and the sop to the Rat Presstitute Organs.

Steve Eggleston on April 30, 2014 at 1:34 PM

Gee, and what about ol’ George Soros and his billions? Will they stop him from flooding the political scene with his cash? Thought not.

searcher on April 30, 2014 at 1:34 PM

Please please Dems, publicize your wish to change the first amendment. This proves to me that they all are completely out of touch in their Washington bubble.

Annielou on April 30, 2014 at 1:35 PM

That should be, “Do note the lack of a sunset on the ratification timeline…”.

Something tells me that they’ll also go for a Congressionally-organized set of state conventions to ensure they get 38 states should El PRL be stupid enough to sign on (and they will).

Steve Eggleston on April 30, 2014 at 1:36 PM

Do note the lack of a sunset…

Steve Eggleston on April 30, 2014 at 1:34 PM

As Ed said they won’t even get this out of the Senate, but maybe even sympathetic Republican morons, like McCain, will vote against it without a sunset clause.

NotCoach on April 30, 2014 at 1:37 PM

Fascists acting like…Fascists!

workingclass artist on April 30, 2014 at 1:37 PM

Gee, and what about ol’ George Soros and his billions? Will they stop him from flooding the political scene with his cash? Thought not.

searcher on April 30, 2014 at 1:34 PM

They’ll just label him “Presstitute Organ”.

Steve Eggleston on April 30, 2014 at 1:37 PM

Or Guadalajara (or east most of L.A., but they’re pretty indistinguishable now).

AZCoyote on April 30, 2014 at 1:22 PM

FIFY. LA is working hard to be a third world city. And proud of it.

hawkeye54 on April 30, 2014 at 1:39 PM

They simply won’t be satisfied until the rest of America resembles Detroit.

karra on April 30, 2014 at 12:52 PM

Or Guadalajara (or east L.A., but they’re pretty indistinguishable now).

AZCoyote on April 30, 2014 at 1:22 PM

West of the Mississippi, Guadalajara. East of the Mississippi, Dearborn.

Steve Eggleston on April 30, 2014 at 1:39 PM

I’m sure the American people will love giving Congress more power.

Right.

LASue on April 30, 2014 at 1:39 PM

All Liberals got their PHD from the University of STUPID.

tmgrant on April 30, 2014 at 1:40 PM

Hey chucky,when did you start to lead the BROWN SHIRTS,well you be painting doorways and burning books???????????? You should read the history of Nazism???

woody66 on April 30, 2014 at 1:41 PM

I have been feeling that way lately, like there is something big coming. I am nervous about it, but also feel it’s necessary. It’s just amazing it hasn’t happened already.

hollygolightly on April 30, 2014 at 1:25 PM

Patience grasshopper, something big will certainly come, when the time is right.

hawkeye54 on April 30, 2014 at 1:42 PM

The Leftist/liberal bastards are slowly but surely stealing our liberty and personal freedoms.

rplat on April 30, 2014 at 1:42 PM

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