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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

“One of the worries we have obviously in the next campaign is that there are so many of these so-called super PACs, these independent expenditures that are gonna be out there, there is gonna be just a lot of money floating around and I guarantee a bunch of it’s gonna be negative.” — President Obama, in an interview on Super Bowl Sunday.

“President Barack Obama — in an act of hypocrisy or necessity, depending on the beholder — has reversed course and is now blessing the efforts of a sputtering super PAC …” — from a story on Politico the next day.

  • haklerherr

    The Republicans are going to have millions of dollars in a multitude of PAC over which the Republican Candidate will say he legally has no control or say in how they spend their campaign money. It only goes to say the the Democrats can form their own PACS rather Obama likes it or not to campaign for him. Obama does not have to approve of them. The United States does not refuse to use its satellite intelligence just because Iraq didn’t have any when Bush had the United States invade that country. What business do the Republicans have of being critical of the Democrats for setting up their own PACs because the Republicans have scores of them which will not shut down when the primaries are over but will join forces to attack the Democrats. If PACs are bad for the Democrats they are bad for the Republicans so the Republicans should shut all of theirs down by filling legal cases against them. The President has the right to use the same legal processes the Republicans use to get elected even if he doesn’t like them or wishes he doesn’t have to. The Democrats have never claimed to rigidly tied to moralistic values like the Republicans have. The Republicans want to legislate values for others they are unwilling to live by themselves. Then they want their opponents to follow their values when they won’t. The Republicans were morally wrong to even bring up President Clinton’s adultery and try and get him to lie about it in court while practicing adultry themselves and not being honest about it. Its the Republicans that are amoral in their politics and hypocritical because they try to use their fake morality to politically weaken their opponents. With Republicans its never about the issues its about the power.

  • freethinker

    Leonard, Leonard, does this PAC business strike you as the first act of hypocrisy that the President has effected during his Presidency? Have you been paying any attention to anything he has been doing? Have you even thought about looking back to the days when Barack was running against McCain? How about the President’s budget speech just today? Did you not see just a teany weany little bit of hypocrisy there? Have you actually listened to any of his speeches and compared them to his real actions? Oh, Leonard, it must be nice to live in never-never land.