Obomination: Obama’s SuperPAC Hypocrisy
It’s no surprise Obama thinks religious institutions should compromise
their beliefs on abortion. Obama compromises
his own beliefs when under enough pressure.
Exhibit A: Super PACs.
At the State of the Union two years ago, Obama chastised the
Supreme Court justices in the chamber for the Citizens United opinion which Obama claimed “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.”
Six months later, as Obama supported legislation to ban foreign
funding in federal elections and heighten disclosure. He said, "Now,
imagine the power this will give special interests over politicians."
The Obama campaign did not support superPACs… until the
campaign discovered their stance on policy would be beat financially.
Obama Campaign Manager Jim Messina announced
early this month that “the campaign has decided to do what we can, consistent
with the law, to support Priorities USA in its effort to counter the weight of
the GOP Super PAC.” He also said that White
House and Cabinet officials will attend and speak at Priorities USA fundraising
Priorities USA, the political committee founded by former
Obama aides, raised
only $59,000 in January. The vast
majority of that money came from one
donor: John W. Rogers, who donated $50,000.
In comparison, Mitt Romney’s Restore Our Future raised $6.6 million, and
Newt Gingrich’s Winning our Future raised $11 million, Santorum’s Red White and
Blue Fund raised about $2 million and Ron Paul’s Endorse Liberty raised $2.4
With its White House backing, the pro-Obama SuperPAC is
already running attack
ads in Michigan where there is a primary on Tuesday. For the 44th president, apparently principles
don’t matter as much as the almighty dollar.