Pushing for a constitutional amendment to remove protections of free speech and expression, Chair of the Democratic National Committee Debbie Wasserman-Schultz echoed Hollywood ally George Clooney’s earlier call for rewriting the First Amendment. Without any sense of irony, Wasserman-Schultz derided what she described as an “obscene” system for campaign finance while speaking with a network that operates as a de facto arm of the Democratic Party.
Joining Chuck Todd for an interview with Meet The Press this Sunday, Wasserman-Schultz called for repealing the First Amendment and received no challenge.
“We agree a party that these is an obscene amount money on politics, and that’s why our members – I’m a co-sponsor along with many of my colleagues – of a constitutional amendment that would overturn Citizens United,” said Wasserman-Schultz.
Asked by left-wing journalist Kathleen Parker of The Washington Post about governmental-funding of political campaigns, Wasserman-Schultz expressed support in order to protect Americans from what she implied was dangerous political messaging. Parker inquired about Democratic support for governmental controls of political speech – essentially prohibiting political speech deemed illegitimate by the government outside of defined timeframes for campaigns – as per socialist electoral regulations used in Europe.
“Democrats have supported public financing of campaigns. I know I do. We do need to have an effort that both sides come together and make that reform,” said Wasserman-Schultz, calling for governmental controls over political speech and expression.
With respect to “money in politics,” no mention was made of the growing share of the economy confiscated by and redistributed by all levels of government. Also ignored were regulatory controls over economic activities. In terms of campaign finance, no notice was given to left-wing media outlets such as MSNBC, CNN, The Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, The New York Times, or The Washington Post which all operate in an amalgam described by the late Andrew Breitbart as the “Democrat Media Complex.”
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