Remember When Obama Supporters Wanted Big Money Out Of Politics?
Remember the outrage over the Citizens United decision?
Remember Occupy Wall Street?
Remember when liberals and their media cronies said that Mitt Romney was trying to buy the presidency and that he would represent the interests of big money in American politics?
Yeah, that was all lies.
Obama’s political machine, formerly known as Obama for America has re-branded itself as Organizing for Action and it’s granting access to Obama and the White House. For a price.
And would you believe this report comes from… The New York Times???
But the rebooted campaign, known as Organizing for Action, has plunged the president and his aides into a campaign finance limbo with few clear rules, ample potential for influence-peddling, and no real precedent in national politics.
In private meetings and phone calls, Mr. Obama’s aides have made clear that the new organization will rely heavily on a small number of deep-pocketed donors, not unlike the “super PACs” whose influence on political campaigns Mr. Obama once deplored.
At least half of the group’s budget will come from a select group of donors who will each contribute or raise $500,000 or more, according to donors and strategists involved in the effort.
Unlike a presidential campaign, Organizing for Action has been set up as a tax-exempt “social welfare group.”
White House spokesman Jay Carney was asked about this today and couldn’t get away fast enough.
Video via Jim Treacher.