U-Turn: Obama Backs Super Pacs...

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    Pathological Liar: 'A person who lies to the point of it being considered a disease or condition, an abnormally habitual liar.' A Pathological Liar may be suffering from histrionic personality disorder or narcissistic personality disorder.

    Boy, his poor rabid followers are gonna have a tough time spinning this one for him. But they have to be used to that by now. They've had to spin his lies and hypocrisy for the last three years. He says one thing, but does another. And that sums up his entire Presidency. How can so many Americans be such dupes?


    Obama campaign to support super PAC fundraising.


    In a change of position, Barack Obama's reelection campaign will begin using administration and campaign aides to fundraise for Priorities USA Action, a super PAC backing the president.

    Obama has been an outspoken critic of current campaign financing laws, in particular a Supreme Court ruling that allowed the creation of super PACs. Until now he has kept his distance from Priorities USA Action.

    But in the wake of the group's anemic fundraising, made public last week, the campaign decided to change its position, and announced the new stance to members of its national finance committee Monday evening.

    Two Obama campaign aides confirmed that senior campaign and administration officials who participate at fundraising events for the president's campaign will also appear at events for Priorities USA Action, the PAC supporting Obama...


    In an e-mail blast, Jonathan Collegio, spokesman for the conservative groups American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS, called the Obama campaign's move a "brazenly cynical" reversal for a president who just two years ago called spending by these outside groups a threat to democracy.


    Obama campaign to support super PAC fundraising – CNN Political Ticker - CNN.com Blogs
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    I think it's bullshit that gas stations always have that 9/10 of a cent at the end of their price.

    But, if one does it, I understand why the others feel they have to.
     
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    I see nothing inconsistent between criticizing a system and participating in it. Many of the Republican candidates have also criticized Super-PACs. However, it is true that Obama is now committing to a level of participation in the Super-PAC fundraising that he had previously indicated was out of bounds (Obama super PAC decision: President blesses fundraising for Priorities USA Action - Glenn Thrush - POLITICO.com).

    Which leads us to ask: why? Setting aside paulitician's suggestion that Obama suffers from a serious mental disease, why would Obama reverse himself? Since he made the pledge we have seen two things: Super-PACs have played a huge role in the Republican contest, and Republican Super-PACs have drastically out-raised Democratic ones. I believe either or both of these convinced Obama that his original pledge (like his pledge to avoid certain interactions with lobbyists, or his pledge to accept public financing) was no longer practical.
     
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    Hey......you Third Party folks want a long, drawn-out death, in the up-coming election....or a quick, painless, decisive one.....like....SOON?

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    Um...with Barry we've got a precedence of sorts. He switched gears last time when it came to campaign financing.
     
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    How much did Romney flip flop on?
     
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    If he was honest and had some integrity, he would not accept Super Pac assistance in any way. It really is that simple. And it is that simple no matter how much spin is invented for him.
     
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    Makes sense that integrity and honesty mean nothing to you in your judgement of politicians.
     
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    No one is forcing the man to accept Super Pac money. He can decline their funds anytime he chooses.
     
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    Don't you think it would be stupid to let the Republicans' candidate use super-pac money and to not use it yourself. Honesty and integrity doesn't play into it.
     

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