A Congressional Summit to Overturn Citizens United?

So what did we learn from Monday night's defeat of the Buffet Rule in the Senate? Well - first and foremost - we learned that Republicans in the Senate did exactly what their billionaire campaign donors told them to do - prevent a tax increase on the Romney rich. We also learned that a majority of Senators can't pass legislation anymore. 51 out of 100 Senators voted FOR the Buffet Rule - a clear majority - but the bill failed - because of a Republican filibuster. And we also learned that the American people have lost their voice on Capitol Hill. A recent CNN poll found that 72% of Americans - including a majority of Republicans - support that very same Buffet Rule that the Republicans blocked in the Senate Monday night. Unfortunately - those 72% of Americans don't have multi-millionaire lobbyists like multimillionaire Grover Norquist working for them, and therefore can't buy off lawmakers to listen to them. And now - thanks to the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision - a millionaire can walk up to a Member of Congress and threaten to fund a campaign for their opponent in the next election if he or she doesn't vote the way the millionaire wants. With that power - don't expect the oligarchs' grip on power to loosen. At least not until we pass a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United and explicitly say that corporations are not people and that money is property - not speech. Luckily - there are some in Congress working to do just that Members of Congress ...