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    Re: Obama changes tune, urges fundraisers to back super PAC

    Hypocritical or not I know more than a few 'left-leaning talking heads' who will have to back track after hammering the Republican candidates for their PAC's over the last little bit. Of course some may maintain consistency and rail BHO on his reluctant concession.

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    Re: Obama changes tune, urges fundraisers to back super PAC

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I guess, reluctantly, I must agree with you here. Can't argue this: "I am playing by these rules, but I think they should be changed." Ya' got me!
    I think you made a good point with the abortion argument but that got me thinking, I would find someone who got an abortion but wanted to outlaw it a hypocrit, but only because they were pushing to ban abortion on a strictly religious/moral reason and because many of them feel abortion is the same as murder in their eyes. I can't say the same for many other ideas, especially the one from this thread.
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    uh that is so small as to be stupid. Do you want registration? given less than 3% of criminals get their guns from private sales, its pretty much a waste of resources
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    you are confused. I never denied that many criminals get guns in private sales.

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    Re: Obama changes tune, urges fundraisers to back super PAC

    It comes down ultimately to whether the ideology is a practical one or a moral one. Is he against the practice because it isn't practical or is he against it because he thinks the act is morally reprehensible?

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    Re: Obama changes tune, urges fundraisers to back super PAC

    He did the same thing in the last election. He promised to restrict campaign spending by accepting public money, then flip flopped and did not. He was then able to spend an unlimited amount of money.

    • "The America Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money." -- Alexis de Tocqueville





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    Re: Obama changes tune, urges fundraisers to back super PAC

    So the GOP is going to run Willard and still want to mention flip-flops?
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    Re: Obama changes tune, urges fundraisers to back super PAC

    The only thing it proves is that the incumbent is not secure enough to take what he would consider the 'high road'. Essentially, he is acknowledging that money talks and he's essentially a whore just like the Republicans are.

    True, politics as usual, but how's that hopey-changey thingy working out for you?
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    Re: Obama changes tune, urges fundraisers to back super PAC

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    So the GOP is going to run Willard and still want to mention flip-flops?
    Hell yeah, it makes them more equal...

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    Re: Obama changes tune, urges fundraisers to back super PAC

    Far easier to accept the cash, than to make rules restricting the flow of cash, I guess.
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    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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    Re: Obama changes tune, urges fundraisers to back super PAC

    I’m not sure this is going to work as successfully for BHO as it has for the GOP. I believe the reason the GOP PAC’s are so well funded this year is that the candidates are so seemingly mediocre certain special interest portions of the GOP electorate can’t figure out where to send their money. They are instead sending it to the PAC’s who espouse they stand for this or that interest. BHO on the other hand is the only Democrat running thus there is no division on stance/position. His PAC’s goal would thereby be to counter the various GOP PAC’s and would surely garner more wealthy donors like Soros, Wall street and the Hollywood elite. I question their ability to garner much support from the average electorate.

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    Re: Obama changes tune, urges fundraisers to back super PAC

    I’m wondering whether Schumer and Franken are now going to be so vehement in their ‘attention drawing’ NOW.

    Schumer was joined by Sens. Al Franken (D-Minn.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), who will serve on a new Democratic task force charged with drawing attention to negative effects of super PACs.

    Schumer outraged by Rove's donation collections - POLITICO.com

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