Robert Reich: Obama Has Handed the Election Over to the Super Rich

Robert Reich
Business Insider
2/8/2012

It has been said there is no high ground in American politics since any politician who claims it is likely to be gunned down by those firing from the trenches. That’s how the Obama team justifies its decision to endorse a super PAC that can raise and spend unlimited sums for his campaign.

Baloney. Good ends don’t justify corrupt means…

…How many billionaires does it take to buy a presidential election? “With so much at stake” wrote Obama campaign manager Jim Messina on the Obama campaign’s blog, Obama couldn’t  “unilaterally disarm.”

But would refusing to be corrupted this way really amount to unilateral disarmament? To the contrary, I think it would have given the President a rallying cry that nearly all Americans would get behind…

Read the entire op-ed at Business Insider.

Michelle Malkin sees it differently: Super PAC-men: Obama’s bundlers gone wild!

…President Obama’s campaign manager, Jim Messina, who served as White House deputy chief of staff for operations before assuming 2012 re-election duties, announced the super PAC super-flip-flop in a mass e-mail to supporters and a blog post published on the left-wing Huffington Post website. In a related conference call to major campaign finance bundlers, Messina encouraged these high-dollar donors to start funding Priorities USA Action. That’s the Democratic super PAC founded by former White House staffers Bill Burton and Sean Sweeney.

Super PACs and campaigns are barred from coordinating with each other. Nevertheless, Messina said that “senior campaign officials as well as some White House and Cabinet officials will attend and speak at Priorities USA fundraising events.” Of course, they “won’t be soliciting contributions.” Wink-wink, nudge-nudge.

This brazen about-face for Team Obama is a goldmine of campaign lies, contortions and epic hypocrisy. Let us count the ways…

Read the whole thing.

From Pat Dollard, Obama Promises To Stop Demonizing Wall Street In Exchange For Wall Street Campaign Donations

Then we can look forward to more of this: Solyndra Sold Assets Cheap to a New Business closely tied to company’s biggest investors

Does this look suspicious? Jim McElhatton writes in the Washington Times that Solyndra, one of the more prominent Green Scheme failures that the Obama administration funded with taxpayer money – and one closely tied to a huger donor to President Obama – may have allowed its investors to get a second bite of the apple. This is one bite that the taxpayers may have taken had it not been taken by Solyndra’s investors first

Related: Working Families Party Operatives Testify in Voter Fraud Case

The ballot fraud case in Troy, New York, shifted from a long parade of defrauded voter testimony, and focused on two operatives in the Working Families Party (WFP) Monday  – Thomas Aldrich and James Welch.  The trial involves two Democrats – former City Councilman Michael LoPorto, and Rensselaer County Board of Elections Commissioner Edward McDonough.  The two have been accused of over 100 combined felonies in connection with the alleged defrauding of the 2009 Working Families Party primary…

Update: Pelosi: Obama flipped on Super PACs to protect America from the Koch brothers Yeah. Or something.

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