Obomination: Obama’s SuperPAC Hypocrisy

Published Fri, Feb 24 2012 7:03 AM

 

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 events.

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 million.

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.

 

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# The Republican Lawyer Blog said on Friday, February 24, 2012 7:06 AM

The RNLA blog has a weekly "Obomination" feature covering the ways President Obama has defied

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