Tuesday, February 7, 2012

so much for principles

"Just this week, we learned that one of the largest groups paying for these ads regularly takes in money from foreign corporations. So groups that receive foreign money are spending huge sums to influence American elections, and they won't tell you where the money for their ads come from. So this isn't just a threat to Democrats. All Republicans should be concerned. Independents should be concerned. This is a threat to our democracy. The American people deserve to know who's trying to sway their elections." - President Obama, Oct. 7, 2010, Bowie State University

HOWEVER... in other news:

Barack Obama's reelection campaign will begin using administration and campaign aides to fundraise for Priorities USA Action, a super PAC backing the president.

Two Obama campaign aides confirmed that senior campaign and administration officials who participate at fundraising events for the president's campaign will also appear at events for Priorities USA Action, the PAC supporting Obama.

yeah... and raising the debt ceiling was "Unpatriotic" until Obama wanted to do it.

RealClearPolitics - Obama's Speech at Rally For Gov. O'Malley - Oct. 7, 2010

Update: Fundraisers encouraged to raise for PACs Obama once denounced - CNN Chief White House Correspondent Jessica Yellin - Feb. 7, 2012

Obama campaign to support super PAC fundraising - Feb. 7, 2012

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