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Celeb Open Season on Politics: Congress Should ‘Repeal Citizens United

And Joe Biden may soon have a new "Friend" in Matthew Perry.

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Nicholas Ballasy

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May 1, 2013 - 12:07 am

Celebrities including Michael J. Fox, Matthew Perry, and Tim Daly answered questions from PJ Media about the political process at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner over the weekend.

Actor Michael J. Fox told PJ Media that he supports all of his presidents but thinks there will be a “long wait” before the White House and Congress work together to tackle issues.

“I support all my presidents, absolutely,” Fox said.

“I’d like to see them [president and Congress] move a little in cooperation a little bit more. It’d be nice to see. Everyone always says they’re going to be able to do it and it never happens so I’d like to see that but it looks to be a long wait.”

Actor Matthew Perry, who describes himself as a “big supporter” of President Obama’s agenda, said he is focused on his Washington advocacy work for drug courts.

“I was just talking to Al Franken, who’s doing the same thing for mental health, which is great so that people don’t just get thrown away into prison, they can get a chance to rehabilitate which is a wonderful thing,” said Perry, adding that he “might have an audience” with Vice President Joe Biden on the issue in the next few weeks.

Actor Tim Daly wants Congress to focus on repealing the Citizens United Supreme Court decision.

“I would love to see them repeal Citizens United, that would be the first thing that should happen, that might make our electoral process a little better. I don’t know that they can do that but they should put a little pressure on the Supreme Court. I would like to see them resolve this ridiculous sequester situation,” said Daly.

An amendment to the U.S. Constitution to overturn Citizens United would have to be ratified by three-fourths of the states.

Actresses Kate Walsh and Olivia Munn also gave their opinion of President Obama’s job performance.

“I’m satisfied with President Obama. I’m not so satisfied with Congress. I’d like to some gun-control regulations,” said Walsh.

“I think you have to be supportive of our president. I mean I don’t know what it’s like to be the president and how hard that is so I’m a big supporter of Obama. It’s hard to be the one to criticize so you just try to support instead,” said Munn.

Nicholas Ballasy is a video journalist based in Washington, D.C. His interviews with prominent politicians and celebrities have been featured by media outlets including Fox News, NBC News, ABC News, Access Hollywood, Inside Edition, the Washington Post. Follow his work at www.nickballasy.com.

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'repeal the Citizens United Supreme Court decision'

And diminish the corruption of our electoral process? Such idiocy! We americans today, love such corruption when our candidate wins and then hate it when our candidate doesn't win.
1 year ago
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Listen PJ if you want us to be serious about your website then don't give us any of this Lame Cr#p from any of these actors and Hullywood types. Their opinions are less that stupid and it is a waste of our time to even acknowledge that they are breathing.
Just one man's opinion, but a thinking man and a patriot.....
Please, Please leave the morons alone in their own world....
1 year ago
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more unintellegent statments from Hollywood actors with a combined IQ of 90
1 year ago
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Whose really unintelligent? The presumed dumb actor in Hollywood who makes a movie OR the intelligent who spends billions of dollars a year whatching them perform -- thus, wealthy dumb hollywood actors and producers.
1 year ago
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"“I would love to see them repeal Citizens United, that would be the first thing that should happen, that might make our electoral process a little better. I don’t know that they can do that but they should put a little pressure on the Supreme Court."

So much stupidity there it makes my head hurt. Congress can't repeal S.Ct. decisions (like, oh, say, Roe) and the Founding Fathers deliberately set up a tripartite system where the judicial branch is supposed to be immune from political pressure.
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"Congress can't repeal S.Ct. decisions..."

My, my! Metaphysical persons vs. natural persons vs. 14th amendment is essentially based on Surpeme Court activism since the 20th century and the preceding Santa Clara County v. Southern Pacific Railroad case in the late 19th century. There are numerous statutory exclusions of the metaphysical persons (corporate personhood) vs. natural person. For one example, you can sue a corporation but the 'natural persons' of the corporation are shielded from civil liability. Other exclusionary examples would be, corporate personhood can't marry or run for office or VOTE in the constitutional electoral process. The original case was simply extending that corporations were persons for the purposes of the 14th Amendment and as stated above, there have been numerous execlusions to the definition of corporate personhood upheld.

Since corporate personhood has been excluded from VOTING, congress can certainly 'legislate' the activities of coprations 'influencing' the electoral process by their influencial power and wealth. The current supreme court decision does noting less than certify approval of electoral corruption by any other legal definition and undermines the constitutional process of state rights electoral processes in locals for which they have NO vested corporate interests or voting rights.
1 year ago
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My jaw dropped on that one.
1 year ago
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... so only those who control the unions and those who control the media could select our president.

Geeze, why the hell do we pay attention to mindless big mouth celebrities who don't possess one thinking brain cell amongst them?
1 year ago
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Where in this article does it say ANYthing about "control the unions & those who control the media"? I searched but couldn't find anything like this quote you gave us. Pls. understand, I don't disagree, but don't put words in the author's pen ...
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Ain't a one of them that has a clue about anything. The only reason they were there is for the party. And to be seen... at the party. They are nothign but narcissistic publicity hounds.

Much like their president.
1 year ago
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They make my head hurt. I find myself watching less and less on TV or at the movies because I just can't help but hear the drivel they spout off screen while I'm trying to watch them entertain. I just can't support their guilt or their vanity.
1 year ago
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Us either! We end up watching mostly old, classic movies or the channels with REAL: science, history, animals, etc. Nothing with current p.c. nonsense or "many" scientists believe ...

How sad is it that to see a film with actual romance (NOT just sex), one must go back to mostly the 30s - 50s? Yeah, the acting's sometimes hammy; the direction heavy-handed -- but still, for the biggest part, SO much better than today's "relevant" and "realistic" B.S.!
1 year ago
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Instead of watching regular networks,then either listen to Glenn BEck,Rush Limbaugh&Mark LEvin on radio.Or kist watch Fox News channel,where they will give honest truths in programs.Bet the last time I watched anything on CBS,NBC&ABC was over 20+yrs.ago .LIz
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Thats what makes america so great. Every individual can decide for themselves what 'agenda propaganda garbage' they want to fed their brains and the food processors are exempt from any civil liability for the damge they cause -- aaaaaaand nooooooow, back to Glenn BEck,Rush Limbaugh&Mark LEvin.......
1 year ago
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Oh plz - I watch Fox News at least 1/2 the day (I work from home), and they've got an agenda too -- but at least they give the other viewpoint. You canNOT say that of Beck, Levin (he's srsly crazy!) or Rush L. (does he hate everybody who isn't him?). On the other hand, while watching FNC I immed. change channels if the following appear: Shamu (Jehmu) Greene, Sally Kohn, Allen Colmes, Chris Hahn. They say things that are SO wild & outrageous even they must know it, deep down. I wonder sometimes how they keep a straight face ... (even tho "straight" is a word abhorrent to them, partic. Sally - lol)
1 year ago
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These are the thought leaders for the low information voters of America. We are so screwed.
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“I think you have to be supportive of our president. I mean I don’t know what it’s like to be the president and how hard that is so I’m a big supporter of Obama. It’s hard to be the one to criticize so you just try to support instead,”

A sentiment she UNDOUBTEDLY felt just as strongly while Bush was in the White House.
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i am interested in someone explaining this to me -

If Citizens United, a non-profit corporation, should not have freedom of speech, then certainly the New York Times, a for-proft corporation, should not have freedom of the press? What's the difference?

BTW, this is part of American Exceptionalism. For example, there are restrictions here in Israel on what you can broadcast close to an election. Of course, restrictions on speech tend to have a greater impact on the Right, aspecially in a coutry like Israel where you are subject to heavy international pressure for doing anything against the Left, while doing anything agaisnt the Right brings you praise.

Which is the idea, I suppose.
1 year ago
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If Citizens United, a non-profit corporation, should not have freedom of speech, then certainly Tim Daley should not have freedom of the press?
1 year ago
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Hey you, stop trying to apply logic to the liberal thought process!
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