HolyCoast: Obama, With a Tear in His Eye, Reluctantly Endorses the Same Corporate Fundraising He Condemned During His State of the Union Speech

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Obama, With a Tear in His Eye, Reluctantly Endorses the Same Corporate Fundraising He Condemned During His State of the Union Speech

Remember when Obama publicly rebuked the Supreme Court in front of the entire Congress over their decision that allowed corporations to give unlimited funds to political action groups?  He's apparently had a reverse "Road to Damascus" type conversion that's brought him over to the dark side:
President Barack Obama -- a vehement opponent of the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision -- is offering a reluctant blessing to his top bundlers to raise cash for his pet super PAC in a bid to kick-start sluggish fundraising for Priorities USA Action, according to three Democrats with knowledge of the decision.

The announcement will come during a conference call to members of his National Finance Committee scheduled for 10 p.m. CST, POLITICO has learned.

Top Obama campaign staff will appear at super PAC events, although the president himself will not.
Of course this was the plan all along. He just had to make it appear that he was forced to do this.

But then, maybe he WAS forced to do this.  In that case, this is very good news because it means his fundraising efforts are falling far behind.  I don't think he's going to get to the billion dollars everybody thought he'd have for 2012.

1 comment:

Larry said...

A law that applies the same standards to everyone equally is offensive to the left's definition of 'fairness'.

Obama's problem with Citizens United is that there are no words to the effect of "as The Secretary shall determine" that allow him to pick winners and losers.

Favors n’ waivers baby. Favors n’ waivers.