Hillary’s fundraising campaign targets $2.5 billion – so what happened to Citizens United
Remember all the Democrats who were always blasting the Supreme Court Citizens United decision, how elections were bought by corporate money, and let’s not forget the nefarious, corrupt, devious Koch brothers. Now we have word that Campaign Hillary, is planning to raise a $2.5 billion war chest, according The New York Times article. Accordingly, her campaign will “cost more than any presidential bid waged before,” with her “campaign finance team and the outside groups supporting her candidacy have started collecting checks in what is expected to be a $2.5 billion effort, dwarfing the vast majority of would-be rivals in both parties.”
What a difference a year makes. Back in 2014, during a book tour stopover at Facebook’s headquarters, she was open to supporting an amendment that would overturn the Supreme Court decision.
While eying a potential presidential run that would surely be boosted by deep-pocketed super PACs, Hillary Clinton said Monday evening that she’s open to supporting a constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, which opened the door to the outside groups and the flood of money that poured into the political process with them.
Taking questions from Facebook users at the social media giant’s California headquarters Monday evening, Clinton expressed some interest in the idea. “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,” she said in response to a question on the measure.
That was then, this is now. Hypocrisy is for the Republican side; she has an election to win. Hopefully, her staff will show more class than Obama’s and won’t have a website where you can donate your wedding gifts into campaign cash.
Well, I won’t have to worry about any of those robo-calls, that’s for sure.