January 24, 2015 5:00 pm -

The Iowa senator spoke at the Iowa Freedom Summit.


D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

19 responses to Grassley: Overturning Citizens United Could ‘Lead Us To The Abolishment Of The Bill Of Rights’

  1. StoneyCurtisll January 24th, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    Grassley needs to take a long nap…(put to sleep)

  2. raypc800 January 24th, 2015 at 5:30 pm

    Spoken like a true ignorant hater of the Bill of Rights and the United States Constitution. Amazing how people vote for these GOPNitwits that hate all that the USA stands for.

  3. StoneyCurtisll January 24th, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    When money $ equals speech…..
    Use your own imagination.

  4. StoneyCurtisll January 24th, 2015 at 5:36 pm

    Money makes the world go round..

    • Hirightnow January 24th, 2015 at 8:15 pm

      Joel Grey! the point he could even play a Korean martial arts master without getting too campy…

    • bpollen January 25th, 2015 at 12:54 am

      The movie scene that scared me the most was in this movie, believe it or not.

      • jasperjava January 25th, 2015 at 1:23 am

        “Tomorrow belongs to me”?

        • bpollen January 25th, 2015 at 4:37 am

          I’m a fan of the album by Alex Harvey of the same name, but no, that’s not it. As clearly as I remember it, a scene opens with a beautiful view of a park? with picnickers, looking off towards mountains. In this high, clear voice, you hear a boy singing “Edelweiss.” This sweet and idyllic scene persists as the camera pulls back, revealing the boy singing – dressed as a Hitler Youth. Sent shivers down my spine. To me, the monsters are all human. Evil can come with the most pleasing visage, and the voice of an angel.

          • jasperjava January 25th, 2015 at 10:56 am

            The song isn’t Edelweiss:

            Tomorrow belongs to me Cabaret:

          • bpollen January 25th, 2015 at 4:52 pm

            Shows ya just how memory becomes muddled over the years. But, even now, it’s scarier to me than any other scene in an any other movie. Jason suddenly appears with an ax? Yawn. Freddie Krueger flashes his Lee press-on nails? I think I’m gonna go to the lobby and get some Ju-Ju-Bes. But this scene, even with the wrong song running through my head, and inaccurate details, it still gives me goosebumps.

            But here’s Alex’s version of the song:


  5. Suzanne McFly January 24th, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    There is a correlation between Citizens United (a newly “legal” way to buy a politician) and the Bill of Rights (which protects American citizens from unreasonable search and seizures as well as a speedy trial)? I don’t see it, but I guess this brilliant law maker does. I hope he will explain to me what these two seemingly opposite things have in common.

    • allison1050 January 24th, 2015 at 7:19 pm

      He wouldn’t dare but there again the talking heads wouldn’t dare to challenge him.

      • Suzanne McFly January 24th, 2015 at 8:13 pm

        Heaven forbid if a reporter did their job and question a person they are interviewing.

        • allison1050 January 24th, 2015 at 10:08 pm

          I know, it just might send to my next life just a little early with their so called “tough” questions.

          • Suzanne McFly January 25th, 2015 at 9:43 am

            They claim they don’t want to make their “guests” uncomfortable because they won’t come back. The interviewer needs to understand they are questioning our employee and we want certain questions answered by this person. If they don’t want to answer the questions, then hopefully they will be voted out.

  6. fahvel January 24th, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    good bye LL folks – this facebook shit is for the birds.

  7. jstsmlbrlcnsrvtvguy January 24th, 2015 at 11:39 pm

    It’s encouraging that efforts to amend the Constitution may be making some progress, else Mr. Grassley might not have mentioned them. Not sure about any “upside-down understanding of the Constitution”, but seems like there’s been kind of an upside-down understanding of democracy on the part of many in the halls of power.

    While Citizens United, maybe the worst Supreme Court ruling since Bush v. Gore at least, should be relagated to the rubbish pile, maybe it can be worked around in the meantime.


    FREE PARTY!!! Democrats, Greens, Libertarians… are invited to address issues, and debate and discuss an agenda for positive change to be effected upon setting aside the backward and corrupt Citizens United trumping united citizens paradigm.

    Citizens United doesn’t say that spending xillions to run for office is required, and this may be nothing more than a misconception.

    A new party might be considered, maybe not right away, or maybe just in time for the 2016 go-round.

    The “Red” team and the “Blue” team, will likely continue to attempt to marginalize, ignore, and suppress any kind of “third party” voices (Heard that Jill Stein was once shackled to a chair(!!!)) that might present a serious challenge to the status quo.

    They can’t stop us from having a(n even better) conversation.

    Why not a FREE PARTY that runs on ideas, not money. Why play the losing game of competing for bribes with an opposition, whose wealthy and powerful masters can invest in politicians with their pocket change, whereas most Americans can’t readily afford to (and shouldn’t have to), even if they had more interest and faith in the democratic process.

    Government should be more than a lobbying/trade group for the various non-citizen interests it seems to have come to represent.

    Politicians should be doing their jobs and not spending half their time fundraising.

    Many elected offices provide decent salaries and benifits. The public should
    not have to fund politician’s SuperPAC’s, Powerful “dark” special interests should certainly not be allowed to. (Heard Huckabee turned his PAC into a generous welfare program for his friends and family.)

    What if the likes of Marianne Williamson, Jill Stein, Elizabeth Warren, Tammy Baldwin, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders, Alan Grayson, Ralph Nader, Jeff Merkley, Peter DeFazio, Russ Feingold, Sherrod Brown, Jerry Brown… (and their ilk) were to have some electrifying discussions, presentations, hearings, debates… (maybe the Greens could debate the Browns).

    The public could enjoy these via You-Tube… (maybe even C-Span, PBS…), and engage in lively discussion and debate. Maybe at some point, they could come up with a slate of candidates for all sorts of elected offices… running as Greens, Browns, or…

    Cost: ?? (might be worth it regardless)

    Maybe when the “prime time” debates are held in 2016, the people who care about the issues and want to work for a better future (many of whom actually vote) will be paying attention to this convention/these debates (great ratings on C-SPAN?). Maybe being excluded from sharing the stage with the august “Blue” and “Red” teams will be out of the question.

    Maybe the bribers and bought-and-paid-for set can spend all they want on getting their messages out, but if they fail to address the real conversation… who knows?

  8. Candide Thirtythree January 25th, 2015 at 3:14 am

    Just tell me what he said, I do not want to listen to any braying jackass.

  9. rg9rts January 25th, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    What is this …a meeting of the chicken little society….The sky is falling…I have my doubts if Grassley can even spell constitution