Dems form anon.-funded outside group to defend president who hates anon.-funded grps

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  1. Trajan

    Trajan conscientia mille testes Staff Member

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    The Bay Area Soviet
    I had to go with hot airs title, says it all.

    the reps 'made' them do it!!!:eek:

    “We don’t control outside groups,” White House press secretary Jay Carney told reporters today on Air Force One, as the president flew from Washington, DC, to Tuscaloosa, Alabama. “These are not people working for the administration.”

    Carney was referring to Priorities USA and Priorities USA Action, the new outside groups formed by former White House deputy press secretary Bill Burton and Sean Sweeney, who served as chief of staff to then-White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel. Priorities USA Action will register itself in the tax code as a “social welfare group,” which does not require the disclosure of donors. Or, as Burton and Sweeney put it in a press release: “Priorities USA Action is an Independent Expenditure PAC that supports candidates who will advance policies that provide the strongest and most sound outcomes for middle class families.”…

    Sweeney in a statement said that the new groups are part of “an effort to level the playing field. Americans deserve an honest debate about job creation, the economy, national security and education. That debate will never happen if only right wing extremists are engaged on the battlefield.”…

    Former White House Aides Starting Non-Disclosing Independent Group -- Like the Kind President Obama Called a


    In the 2010 elections, President Obama repeatedly protested the way outside that do not disclose their donors filled the airwaves with television ads.

    “They don't have the courage to stand up and disclose their identities,” President Obama said on October 15 of these groups’ donors while campaigning in Wilmington, Delaware. “They could be insurance companies or Wall Street banks or even foreign-owned corporations. We will not know because there's no disclosure. But this isn't just a threat to the Democrats: It's a threat to our democracy.”

    Former White House Aides Starting Non-Disclosing Independent Group -- Like the Kind President Obama Called a


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