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8/13/2008

Obama and 527 Groups

Filed under: 2008 Election,Terrorism — DRJ @ 1:05 pm



[Guest post by DRJ]

Despite past and current Obama campaign denials, the Huffington Post reports two sources indicate Barack Obama is softening on partisan attacks by liberal 527 groups:

“But on Monday two reports surfaced suggesting that a softening of Obama’s stance may already be taking place. Earlier in the day, Politico’s Ben Smith wrote that PowerPAC, a 501c4 that was initiating voter registration efforts primarily in the South and West, was planning to spend $10 million during the election. In the afternoon, FireDogLake’s Jane Hamsher reported that “a source close to the Obama campaign,” acknowledged their position on independent expenditures was changing.

“Despite actively discouraging donors from giving to groups like Progressive Media at one point, they are now taking the position that it’s nothing they have any control over,” Hamsher wrote.”

Tom Matzzie thinks using special interest groups to target constituencies is a good idea:

“Independent groups can talk to constituencies where the Obama campaign or the DNC aren’t credible messengers. The best example would be Working America and its reach into white working class communities,” said Tom Matzzie, who had headed the organization Progressive Media before starting a new group to target right wing financiers. “There are some groups that are ready to take more donations: Working America, VoteVets, the Choice groups and ACORN to name a few.”

In an amazing coincidence, Matzzie just started Accountable America that is primed to target GOP groups with actions that support Democratic candidates like Barack Obama.

— DRJ

13 Responses to “Obama and 527 Groups”

  1. Idiots like Matzzie can blather on all they wish about the effectiveness of 527s. I am waiting for those on the right to just publish the fact the American Communist Party supports Obama, go figure.

    Zelsdorf Ragshaft III (e18128)

  2. When do the actions of these “independent” political groups constitute “Pattern & Practice” under RICO?

    Another Drew (131739)

  3. Don’t forget the leaders of these anti-american groups. It will come crunch time, aka as the second civil war, and they won’t be happy with the result.

    Scrapiron (c36902)

  4. This is convenient for Baracky. He can claim to be above the fray, and say that he has no control over them, letting them do the dirty work. Plus, he will be able to just sit back and accuse people of being racists.

    JD (5f0e11)

  5. But Barack is dreamy…

    bains (3eee41)

  6. The polls are too close for comfort, therefore . . . politician first, man of principles — somewhere further down the list.

    Icy Truth (865643)

  7. ACORN… ACORN… that’s the group that just can’t seem to keep out of voter registration fraud, isn’t it? And the one Obama worked for as a “community organizer”?

    Rob Crawford (b5d1c2)

  8. The Democrat thugs are being assembled.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  9. Assembling them assumes that there is a time when they are not assembled, SPQR.

    JD (5f0e11)

  10. Wow. How silly. Both sides peering at each other warily over the ramparts, winching down the catapults and wondering when to let fly the burning mounds of S—.

    Meanwhile, the issues wave like tattered forgotten flags in the wind.

    Hark, what is that sound? I doth think it is the sound of a nation falling asleep at the wheel.

    *Goes to find some Rolaids*

    Peter (e70d1c)

  11. One thing I’m getting annoyed at is how the Obama cultists are still blaming evil racist Republicans or “neocons” for the attacks on Obama that are sourced straight out of the Hillary camp.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  12. Because, Hillary is just a stalking-horse for the evil, neo-con, jews, who control everything.

    Another Drew (249078)

  13. SPQR – A lot of that shit is coming from Larry “Whitey Tape” Johnson over at NoQuarter.

    daleyrocks (d9ec17)


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