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    Re: New Nonprofit to Promote Obama Agenda.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Perhaps this puts little perspective on it even tho the OP calls the move Unprecedented.

    Campaign finance experts said the creation of a nonprofit group with close ties to the president could raise questions about how donations from corporations might influence federal policy. Craig Holman, who lobbies on ethics and campaign finance for the watchdog group Public Citizen, said if the group receives corporate and special interest money, it could "pose some very serious problems."

    The decision by the group to accept corporate donations also reflects Obama's shifting stance on campaign finance. He criticized pay-for-access activities during his first campaign and was a vocal opponent of "super" political action committees, which can raise and spend unlimited funds to help candidates. Obama later signed off on Democrats creating super PACs when he faced tens of millions of dollars in spending by allies of his Republican campaign challengers.....snip~
    Oooh, non-specific "serious problems"

    How scary!!
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    Re: New Nonprofit to Promote Obama Agenda.....

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Oooh, non-specific "serious problems"

    How scary!!
    Awww.....no need to fear. Remember it is Obama that is doing this and we all know how he would never go back on his own word and would never do anything that is wrong.

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    Re: New Nonprofit to Promote Obama Agenda.....

    Nothing about it in the national inquirer so it must be ok.

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    Re: New Nonprofit to Promote Obama Agenda.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Awww.....no need to fear. Remember it is Obama that is doing this and we all know how he would never go back on his own word and would never do anything that is wrong.
    Is this supposed to justify your inability to name any specific problem you foresee?

    And how come lobbying is only a problem when it's aimed at Democrats?
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    Re: New Nonprofit to Promote Obama Agenda.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Is this supposed to justify your inability to name any specific problem you foresee?

    And how come lobbying is only a problem when it's aimed at Democrats?
    Campaign finance experts said the creation of a nonprofit group with close ties to the president could raise questions about how donations from corporations might influence federal policy. Craig Holman, who lobbies on ethics and campaign finance for the watchdog group Public Citizen, said if the group receives corporate and special interest money, it could "pose some very serious problems.".....snip~


    Perhaps, you might read what the Watchdog group Public Citizen stated. Or what did you think they just made the issue up?

    Btw Its the media that said Obama move to do this was unprecedented. Now why do you think they said that?

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    Re: New Nonprofit to Promote Obama Agenda.....

    Considering some of the people involved and the level of their positions,

    The group's board of directors will include several former White House and campaign aides, including former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs, top campaign officials Stephanie Cutter, Jennifer O'Malley-Dillon and Julianna Smoot, and Frank White, a businessman and prominent Obama donor.

    White House aide David Plouffe, the 2008 campaign manager, is expected to join the board after he leaves the administration later this month. Obama campaign senior adviser David Axelrod will serve as a consultant to it.
    gives bad vibes for the future.

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    Re: New Nonprofit to Promote Obama Agenda.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post

    Now these guys are going to run His 2nd term Campaign to help him deal with issues like Gun Control and to train Future Leaders. U got to be kidding me.
    Your upset about this>?
    Whats the problem with this?


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    Re: New Nonprofit to Promote Obama Agenda.....

    I see no reason why this is any different from any other politician with close ties to any other lobby or political action group.
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    Re: New Nonprofit to Promote Obama Agenda.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Campaign finance experts said the creation of a nonprofit group with close ties to the president could raise questions about how donations from corporations might influence federal policy. Craig Holman, who lobbies on ethics and campaign finance for the watchdog group Public Citizen, said if the group receives corporate and special interest money, it could "pose some very serious problems.".....snip~


    Perhaps, you might read what the Watchdog group Public Citizen stated. Or what did you think they just made the issue up?

    Btw Its the media that said Obama move to do this was unprecedented. Now why do you think they said that?
    I read what you posted, and according to your own words, there's nothing there
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    Re: New Nonprofit to Promote Obama Agenda.....

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Your upset about this>?
    Whats the problem with this?
    Campaign finance experts said the creation of a nonprofit group with close ties to the president could raise questions about how donations from corporations might influence federal policy. Craig Holman, who lobbies on ethics and campaign finance for the watchdog group Public Citizen, said if the group receives corporate and special interest money, it could "pose some very serious problems.".....snip~

    Besides that.....I think he could have waited until his term was over like all the others before him. I wouldn't say I am upset about it. Especially if it causes any riffs between the Democrats and himself.

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