Top Leaderboard, Site wide
Left Masthead
July 4, 2015
Truthdig: Drilling Beneath the Headlines
Sign up for Truthdig's Email NewsletterLike Truthdig on FacebookFollow Truthdig on TwitterSubscribe to Truthdig's RSS Feed

Get Truthdig's headlines in your inbox!


Transport-Sharing Boosts Health, Wealth and Climate




A God in Ruins

Truthdig Bazaar more items

 
Ear to the Ground
Print this item

Team Obama: Give to Our Super PAC

Posted on Feb 7, 2012
Flickr / 401K (CC-BY-SA)

Newt Gingrich has his. Stephen Colbert has one too. And guess what? So does President Barack Obama. We’re talking about those giant, democracy-gobbling super PACs, and this election season, everybody who’s anybody has one—or rather, has one without directly having one, if you catch our drift. 

Playing on the theme of bowing to campaign finance forces beyond their control, the president’s boosters asked supporters this week to ante up for their chosen candidate and give to Obama’s super PAC lest the other side win this Citizens United-sponsored race to the bottom.  —KA

Bloomberg:

“With so much at stake, we can’t allow for two sets of rules in this election whereby the Republican nominee is the beneficiary of unlimited spending and Democrats unilaterally disarm,” campaign manager Jim Messina wrote in an e-mail to supporters last night.

Campaign officials said the decision was made after they’ve seen the Republicans’ so-called Super-PACs emerge as the dominant spending force in the early primary states. In last week’s federal financial filings, just one set of the groups, American Crossroads and Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies, reported raising $51 million last year.

Read more

More Below the Ad

Advertisement

Square, Site wide
TAGS:


Get truth delivered to
your inbox every week.



New and Improved Comments

If you have trouble leaving a comment, review this help page. Still having problems? Let us know. If you find yourself moderated, take a moment to review our comment policy.

By ribbie149, February 7, 2012 at 5:23 pm Link to this comment

These are the rules for this election.  The President
has decided to play by them, while at the same time
expressing his opposition to them.  You don’t bring a
knife to a gunfight and expect to survive.

Report this
 
Right 1, Site wide - BlogAds Premium
 
Right Skyscraper, Site Wide
Right Internal Skyscraper, Site wide
Right 2, Site wide - Blogads
 
Join the Liberal Blog Advertising Network
 
 
 

Like Truthdig on Facebook