"With all due deference to separation of powers, last week the Supreme Court reversed a century of law that I believe will open the floodgates for special interests — including foreign corporations — to spend without limit in our elections.
"I don't think American elections should be bankrolled by America's most powerful interests, or worse, by foreign entities."
This was the second time that President Obama took aim at this disastrous decision. The president issued this statement on the day of last Thursday's ruling.
Going into the SOTU speech, this court ruling was not on the radar screen of most Americans. Hopefully, some of those who heard the president's remarks last night surfed the web to learn more about the Citizens United decision.
Making ordinary Americans aware of this disturbing decision is a key first step. Click here to read the statement from CREW's Melanie Sloan about the court ruling.