Kal Korff

Obama Was “Against” SuperPAC Money Before He Was Suddenly For It
by Kal K. Korff
Internationally Syndicated Copyright © 2012 by Kal K. Korff - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

“Last week, the Supreme Court 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. “I don't think an American elections should be bankrolled by America's most powerful interest, or worse, by foreign entities.’” These are the words of US president Barack Obama from his State of the Union Address before the American people. While Obama and the Democrats give lip service to “campaign finance reform” and “eliminating big money” donations to their candidates, their actions undermine their words. As the election campaign heats up in the USA, Obama is being taken to task by media and political pundits, deservedly so, over his “sudden switch” to start accepting SuperPAC (political action committee) money donations to help fund his re-election drive. The stated goal of Obama’s campaign is to raise “at least $750 million dollars, if not a billion” to get him re-elected. The Democrats, alarmed over the mounds of money Republican challenger Mitt Romney has raised thanks to the backing of Wall Streeters and billionaires like the Koch brothers, are now busy pursuing the same type of funding from the 1% of the population they claim to be against — the super rich. At a widely publicized meeting last week, the Obama campaign “reluctantly endorsed” the creation of SuperPACs to help him get a second term in office. Comprised of two

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former White House staffers, the Priorities USA PAC has publicly stated that their aim is to raise $100 million for Obama. David Axelrod, Obama’s campaign boss, “defends” this sudden about face by saying that they have no choice to do it because the Republicans also have their superPACs. This is like saying that because the other side is cheating, so will I. There is a thing called morals and principles, regardless if the other person cheats. If the Obama administration really wanted to stand on them, they could. When Barack Obama initially ran for president, he said at first that he ‘would accept public campaign funds’ for his election. After his opponent Senator John McCain subsequently did, Obama ‘changed his mind’ and refused public financing, along with the more transparent scrutiny and financial limits that automatically go with it. The result was that Obama raised some $750 million dollars. Obama outspent McCain 10 to 1 in key battleground states, because without public funding he had no limits. Obama has never been consistent on his stands concerning public campaign financing. While he talks a good game, as many politicians do, his actions prove just the opposite. 1.0v1 February 10, 2012 Kal K. Korff is an officially accredited internationally known author, columnist and investigative journalist.

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