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    Obama changes tune, urges fundraisers to back super PAC

    WASHINGTON Ė President Barack Obama's campaign is asking top fundraisers to support a Democratic-leaning outside group that is backing the president's re-election bid, reversing Obama's opposition to "super" political action committees, which can spend unlimited amounts of cash to influence elections.Obama's campaign urged wealthy fundraisers in a Monday night conference call to support Priorities USA, a super PAC led by two former Obama aides that has struggled to compete with the tens of millions of dollars collected by Republican-backed outside groups.

    Read more: Obama Changes Tune, Urges Fundraisers To Back Super PAC | Fox News
    Flip-Flop.

    Not a shock really.
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    Re: Obama changes tune, urges fundraisers to back super PAC

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Flip-Flop.

    Not a shock really.
    It's not rally a Flip-Flop since President Obama still holds to the same principle, he wants the money of politics. However, he needs to fight fire with fire.


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

    meanwhile, the Koch brothers pledge 100 million dollars to oust Obama :

    Oil billionaires David and Charles Koch pledge $100m to oust Barack Obama from White House | Mail Online

    in the current dynamic, i don't see that he has a choice.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    meanwhile, the Koch brothers pledge 100 million dollars to oust Obama :
    Errr, per your link:

    Charles, 76, will put up $40million from his personal fortune, while David, 71, has pledged $20million to the battle.

    Read more: Oil billionaires David and Charles Koch pledge $100m to oust Barack Obama from White House | Mail Online

    $60 million does not equal $100 million...try again...

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dickieboy View Post
    Errr, per your link:

    Charles, 76, will put up $40million from his personal fortune, while David, 71, has pledged $20million to the battle.

    Read more: Oil billionaires David and Charles Koch pledge $100m to oust Barack Obama from White House | Mail Online

    $60 million does not equal $100 million...try again...
    The important thing to remember here is that these bozos don't have their taxes raised by 3%. They need this money to help another wealthy man to get a job.
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    Re: Obama changes tune, urges fundraisers to back super PAC

    The U.S. presidency......the best that money can buy.

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

    It was a poor political move for President Obama to artificially restrain himself by laws that do not exist. Now he recognized the errors of his ways and has decided to play by the same rules that everyone else is.

    The other interesting thing to watch is how this will influence the growth of SuperPACs that support liberal causes. Political analysts speculated that President Obama's position made liberals more hesitant to support them, but now he has given his blessing to support SuperPACs we might see them grow in similar size to their conservative counterparts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    It's not rally a Flip-Flop since President Obama still holds to the same principle, he wants the money of politics. However, he needs to fight fire with fire.
    Exactly. It sucks, but the best chance to blunt the horrible CU decision is for Obama to win, and it's not worth risking a run with his hands tied behind his back.
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    Re: Obama changes tune, urges fundraisers to back super PAC

    Golly gosh, President Obama and Barack Obama before becoming President... No, not a surprise at all. In fact, I am having a hard time coming up with something he hasn't gone back on when originally campaigning in 08.

    And to the partisans on both sides, the we have to fight fire with fire, or in this case money with money to remove the money, good lord, I am sooo tempted to try the koolaid, it must be sooo tasty.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Spaceman_Spiff View Post
    It was a poor political move for President Obama to artificially restrain himself by laws that do not exist. Now he recognized the errors of his ways and has decided to play by the same rules that everyone else is.

    The other interesting thing to watch is how this will influence the growth of SuperPACs that support liberal causes. Political analysts speculated that President Obama's position made liberals more hesitant to support them, but now he has given his blessing to support SuperPACs we might see them grow in similar size to their conservative counterparts.
    Obama's campaign manager characterized it as "unilateral disarmament". That would be a worse political move.
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