The guys to whom President Obama gave the "nuclear codes" are situated, generally speaking, to the left of the President. That will reassure many Democrats for whom Obama's political course has been necessary but hardly representative of many in the party. The Hill reports that both unions and Hollywood, traditional supporters of the Democratic party, will support the new "super pac," Organizing For Action."
Labor unions and Hollywood donors are open to bankrolling Organizing for Action, the outside group that has been formed in support of President Obama’s second-term agenda.
Traditionally one of the biggest donors to Democrats, unions are considering putting their financial weight behind the group as it tries to harness the grassroots power of Obama’s reelection machine. ...The Hill
The more idealistic among us are a little wary of the set-up.
Organizing for Action will reportedly have access to the voter database that helped the president win the White House again in his more than $1 billion reelection bid. Jon Carson, who worked in the White House Office of Public Engagement, is the group’s executive director.
To the dismay of campaign finance reformers, Organizing for Action will operate as a 501(c)(4), a tax-exempt vehicle that was used during the 2012 campaign to evade donor disclosure while spending hundreds of millions of dollars on campaign ads.
Fred Wertheimer, president of Democracy 21, this week said Obama should shut the group down “and remain true to the repeated warnings he has given the nation about the dangers of corporate influence-money and business as usual in Washington.”
Organizing for Action has pledged to reveal its donors to the public, and as a nonprofit group, can accept unlimited contributions from corporations, unions and wealthy individuals. ...The Hill
Awkward. But herding cats is much the same as herding numbnuts -- which is what the Republican party has learned how to do very effectively. Do we want to be righteous? Or effective?