Democrats fear Obama group will siphon money from them

Anita Kumar
McClatchy Newspapers

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s decision to launch his own political organization has some Democrats wondering: Is he just in it for himself?

Obama’s new group, Organizing for Action, will focus on his policy agenda – not on electing Democratic candidates – by raising unlimited amounts of cash and accessing the president’s secret list of 20 million supporters, volunteers and donors.

The operation won’t share money, resources or the priceless Obama email list with the Democratic National Committee or campaign committees that help elect members of Congress, governors and legislators. And it has no plans to coordinate efforts, leading some Democrats to worry that it will take money and manpower away from the party as it heads into the 2014 elections for control of Congress.

“There’s only so much money to go around in Democratic circles. There’s a limited pool of resources,” said Gilda Cobb Hunter, a South Carolina legislator and a member of the Democratic National Committee. “Why can’t we strengthen one entity?”

Several DNC members said in interviews that they weren’t told about Organizing for Action’s formation until it was publicly announced in January. They said that when they’d complained, they were chastised and told by national and state party leaders not to speak publicly. Most spoke to McClatchy only on the condition of anonymity in order to talk candidly about the internal party dispute…

…Days before his second term began, Obama announced that his campaign would morph into a nonprofit, tax-exempt group to rally support across the country for his agenda. “Organizing for Action will be an unparalleled force in American politics,” he told supporters…

The complete article is at McClatchy.


Related: At The Ulsterman Report, Obama Goes To California To Raise Millions To Take Back Congress In 2014

There can be no doubt – Barack Obama wants to control the House and the Senate to ensure he can have EVERYTHING on his agenda completed prior to the conclusion of his second term. If you thought his first term was bad – you better get out and vote to stop him in 2014 or it’s going to get a worse. Much worse. This is the exact scenario Republican Insider warned about months ago, and is taking place in California – the place of massive campaign fund money laundering that both White House Insider and Wall Street Insider indicated it to be numerous times in recent years…


Update: Dems like VA candidate Terry McAuliffe use Easter to manipulate contributions from donors.


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