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New Obama Email Attacks SuperPACs as Former Obama Pressman Pushes . . . a SuperPAC

New Obama Email Attacks SuperPACs as Former Obama Pressman Pushes . . . a SuperPAC

Yesterday, I wrote about a new Mediscare ad from “Priorities USA,” the SuperPAC created by former Obama campaign National Press Secretary Bill Burton. A SuperPAC is any group that falls under the post-Citizens United fundraising regulations, meaning it can raise unlimited funds from individuals and groups like corporations and labor unions.

Well, look at what I found in this morning’s fundraising email–they’ve been pushing these hard over the last few days, as the FEC’s deadline for second quarter fundraising is tonight–from the President’s campaign:


Midnight tonight is the first big test.

Not just of our campaign. But of our kind of politics.

Thanks to the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United, our opponents in this election will be supported by untold millions from anonymous donors, funding the special interests’ relentless campaign to attack the President and distort his record.

What the President has is everyday Americans like you, donating whatever you can afford to support this campaign.

After midnight tonight, we’ll begin preparing our first financial report of this race. And we vitally need to show that our way of practicing politics can’t be defeated.

Please donate $5 now.


Jim Messina
Campaign Manager
Obama for America

Maybe somebody should have the President tell Bill Burton that his new project isn’t “their way of practicing politics.” If he’s going to misrepresent the facts of the Citizens United ruling to score political points or, in this case, raise money, his campaign (make no mistake, Burton’s group is for all intents and purposes part of the reelection campaign) shouldn’t be taking advantage of the changes it made. But, then again, this is a President who’s been perfectly content exercising gross campaign finance reform hypocrisy in the past.


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VetHusbandFather | June 30, 2011 at 10:52 am

A while ago someone tried to argue with me that Republicans were bad for Net Neutrality because they were in the pockets of ‘Big Business.’ I think the lefties I was arguing with were shocked when I pointed out Obama’s 2008 campaign finances vs McCain’s. Of course then they just reverted to the argument that both Democrats and Republicans lean right and the whole government is out to get us. Must be some kind of defense mechanism to prevent knowledge from entering the body.

DINORightMarie | June 30, 2011 at 11:20 am

I have to ask – was this letter really addressed to “TonyRezko”?! The irony is too much.

These clowns know nothing but how to lie. They are desperate to get their numbers up, whether dollars or number of donors, so that they can tout SOMETHING positive.

Epic. Fail. Let’s hope it is a sign of even better failures to come – i.e. Senate and WH flipping in Nov. 2012. Real hope.

Michael Alan | June 30, 2011 at 11:49 am

Haha I must have made my name “TonyRezko” when I registered for Obama’s emails.

Juba Doobai! | June 30, 2011 at 11:17 pm

Halperin is right. Obama is a dick.