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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~
    Well hate to tell you that this kind of activity and corporate influence within the government has been going on since the early 1900's....
    This is nothing new and typical US politics.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Well hate to tell you that this kind of activity and corporate influence within the government has been going on since the early 1900's....
    This is nothing new and typical US politics.
    Yeah but I think the OP called what Obama was doing unprecedented due to him still being in office. Also I would note the comment about the Next generation of leaders for the movement. Earlier I said I noticed it didn't say country.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Yeah but I think the OP called what Obama was doing unprecedented due to him still being in office. Also I would note the comment about the Next generation of leaders for the movement. Earlier I said I noticed it didn't say country.
    We should criminalize unprecedented actions. If we don't nip this in the bud, our children will grow up experiencing an uncountable # of new and original experiences.
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    Re: New Nonprofit to Promote Obama Agenda.....

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    We should criminalize unprecedented actions. If we don't nip this in the bud, our children will grow up experiencing an uncountable # of new and original experiences.
    Guess you shouldn't be surprised then since we have been doing so with the likes of Hollywood and the Sportsworld too. Even those in religion as well. But don't worry you will get use to it. Or become comfortably numb to it.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Guess you shouldn't be surprised then since we have been doing so with the likes of Hollywood and the Sportsworld too. Even those in religion as well. But don't worry you will get use to it. Or become comfortably numb to it.
    IOW, there are precedents for this unprecedented event!! :
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    Re: New Nonprofit to Promote Obama Agenda.....

    Doesn't anyone remember the named "Halliburton?" The influence of some PAC is something I'm supposed to freak out about, is it?
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    WASHINGTON (AP) — In an unprecedented move, President Barack Obama's vaunted political organization is being turned into a nonprofit group — funded in part by corporate money — to mobilize support behind the president's second-term agenda.

    The tax-exempt organization will be called Organizing for Action and seek to harness the energy of Obama's re-election campaign for future legislative fights. Officials said the group will be separate from the Democratic National Committee and advocate on key policy issues such as gun control and immigration, train future leaders and devote attention to local issues around the country.



    "Following in the footsteps of the campaign you built, Organizing for Action will be an unparalleled force in American politics," Obama said in an email to supporters Friday. "It will work to turn our shared values into legislative action, and it'll empower the next generation of leaders in our movement."

    Obama campaign manager Jim Messina will serve as the group's national chairman, and White House official Jon Carson is leaving the administration to become its executive director. Democratic officials familiar with the group said the organization plans to accept donations from individuals and corporations — and disclose their identities — but not take money from lobbyists and political action committees, a move in line with donor rules set up for the president's inaugural committee. It will have offices in Washington and Chicago, the officials said.

    The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the plans in advance of a public announcement on Friday.....snip~

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    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.
    The unions were losing power, so the Dems had to find a new organization to follow them lock in step.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ReformCollege View Post
    The unions were losing power, so the Dems had to find a new organization to follow them lock in step.
    ... so now instead of having sinister influence on the oval office, this group is going to "follow them lock in step."

    Note to self: don't look for consistency in insane theories.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Doesn't anyone remember the named "Halliburton?" The influence of some PAC is something I'm supposed to freak out about, is it?
    Halliburton isn't a not for profit.

    Honestly, instead of raising taxes on the rich, why don't we just tax the **** out of campaign donations? Lets just say "sure you can spend unlimited money on political campaigns, but we are taking 70% of it first."

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    ... so now instead of having sinister influence on the oval office, this group is going to "follow them lock in step."

    Note to self: don't look for consistency in insane theories.
    Good point ;P.

    I suppose it depends on how big it gets and how much independence it is given as an organization. If it is not ran directly by the Democratic party and it does grow into a large and powerful organization, that does certainly open the flood gate for "sinister influence."

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