Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Leftist Democrats Attacking Obama

From February 8, 2012 Business Insider, a column by Robert Reich, Clinton's Labor Secretary, and an honest leftist, attacking Obama for deciding to take advantage of the SuperPAC approach to winning the election:

The sad truth is Obama has never really occupied the high ground. He refused public financing in 2008. Once president, he didn’t go to bat for a system of public financing that would have made it possible for candidates to raise enough money from small donors and matching public funds they wouldn’t need to rely on a few billionaires pumping unlimited sums into super PACS. He hasn’t even fought for public disclosure of super PAC donations.
And now he’s made a total mockery of the Court’s naïve belief that super PACs would remain separate from individual campaigns, by officially endorsing his own super PAC, and allowing campaign manager Jim Messina and even cabinet officers to speak at his super PAC events. Obama will not appear but he, Michelle Obama, and Vice President Joe Biden will encourage support of the super PAC.

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This is the real issue: our political process has been hopelessly corrupted by special interest money.  The major difference between Democrats and Republicans in this area is that the Democrats pretend otherwise.

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