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Obama Campaign Embraces Super PAC [VIDEO]

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Obama Campaign Embraces Super PAC [VIDEO]

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The Obama re-election campaign, insisting it cannot “afford to play by two sets of rules,” has announced publicly that it will encourage donations to Priorities USA, its allied Super PAC — and is working hard to justify the decision in the face of inevitable media (and partisan) blowback.

Observers immediately reminded voters that Obama called out the Supreme Court justices in his 2011 State of the Union speech for their Citizens United decision, which, coupled with related rulings, enabled unlimited Super PAC donations. But it is also true that efforts by Obama and Democrats in Congress to mitigate that ruling via the DISCLOSE Act were blocked by the Republican minority in the Senate in 2010.

Matt Taylor

Matt Taylor is the political correspondent and staff reporter at The National Memo. Previously, he was a staff reporter at The East Hampton Star, where he wrote about politics and the arts. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Michigan in 2010 with a B.A. in political science. You can follow him on Twitter @matthewt_ny

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  1. kurt.lorentzen February 7, 2012

    No politician is capable of sticking to their morals where money is concerned. The Supreme Court let America down in their decision on PACS, and the claim that “I am opposed to PACs, but must utilize them to level the field” is a pure resignation of principles on hte part of the Obama campaign.

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  2. BanjoGOD February 8, 2012

    Chris Holly plays Bob Marley for Mitt Romney http://youtu.be/Tyc_TkprO_M

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  3. freethinker February 8, 2012

    Let’s see, in 2008 Obama was going to use Federal funds until it suited his purpose to go big money against McCain who did use Federal funds.

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  4. jimmyags February 8, 2012

    I guess you are saying that the president should bring a butter knife to a gunfight? If he had all the big money you would be screaming for your guy to accept it because sadly until the rules are changed this is the way it is. I don’t like , I don’t think people should be able to spend millions without having to put their name next their money but this is where we are. To criticize either side for accepting it is the true hypocrisy, where was your condemnation before he made this decision?

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  5. openvisions55 February 10, 2012

    I think they all should use any money that is given to them for their campaign. however they should not take money from any one we have bailed out. The banks or businesses should be trying to balance not use the bail out for campaigns. If a person has more money then the other. They should not be declared the winner.

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