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Recently the Obama campaign started asking fundraisers to support a pro-Obama Super-PAC. Team Obama says this isn’t a flip-flop, but if it isn’t, I don’t know what is.

I wrote the other day that in 2010 when the Supreme Court blocked a ban on corporate political spending in Citizens United v. FEC, Obama called the ruling “a major victory for big oil, Wall Street banks, health insurance companies and the other powerful interests that marshal their power every day in Washington to drown out the voices of everyday Americans.”

Now rewind to 2007, when Obama was campaigning against Silky Pony and criticizing his acceptance of money from 527s (at the time, Edwards was being supported by the only Super PAC I’ve ever heard of that curiously accepted donations of Enfamil and Huggies). Here’s my partial transcription of the video that follows:

In fact, right now, John yesterday said that he didn’t believe 527s — those are the independent groups that raise money without disclosure. Nobody knows who’s giving the money or what’s going on.
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So he [Edwards] said he’s opposed to them [527s]. We found out today that there’s an outside group spending $750,000 — just bought three quarters of a million dollars of television time — and the individual who’s running the group used to be John Edwards’ campaign manager. So, you can’t say yesterday you don’t believe in ‘em, and today you’re having three quarters of a millions dollars spent for you.

You can’t just talk the talk. The easiest thing in the world is to talk about Change™ during an election time — everybody talks about Change™ during an election time — but you’ve got to look about how do they act when it’s not convenient, when it’s hard. And, the one thing I’m proud of is my track record is strong on this…

Times have changed. But that’s what Change Is™, right?

Click the pic for the video at The Right Scoop:

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Against Super PACs one day and for them the next? Yes We Can!

Here’s Obama v2010™ speaking out against the corporate takeover of American politics that Obama v2012™ is embracing. Donate whatever you can afford to Obama v2010™ so he can help defeat the threat to democracy that Obama v2012™ is now taking part in:

Comments

18 Responses to “Obama in 2007: You Can’t Be Against Super PACs One Day and for ‘em the Next”

  1. Truesoldier__ on February 8th, 2012 5:36 pm

    He was only against Super PACs back then because he had the backing of the biggest bundler in the country…the Unions. They were exempted from all the rules which gave Obama (and the Democrats) a leg up on the competition.

  2. Joe Redfield on February 8th, 2012 6:05 pm

    This is not a flip-flop on El Presidente's part; it is a flop-flip, which is something completely different.

  3. joyannaadams on February 8th, 2012 7:17 pm

    Obama needs money now? Whas up? Mitt is getting all the Wall Street boys?

    What? Did the Clint Eastwood commerical at half-time backfire?

    That last video gives me the creeps…whenever I hear Obama talk about openness, and transparency, I wonder in what secret undergroud bunker all his vast history on the planet is hidden. Jerome Corsi has proven that Obama's "birth" cirtificate is a fake….and everything is fake about that man. Everytime he puts that "sweet' tone to his voice, I'm looking for the nearest blanket to crawl under. I'm stocking up on blankets..in fact, I might start selling the "Nuclear Obama Fallout Blanket"…sometime soon—–.

    "Can't take it anymore? Want to get away from Obama's press releases? Then..get your very own "Obama Fallout Blanket!" to crawl into next time you hear his voice!….okay..sorry…i'm still trying to over that…voice…

    Nice pair of flip-flops!

  4. joyannaadams on February 8th, 2012 7:18 pm

    Comes with your own pair of golden flip-flps! (Sorry Doug…)

  5. SignPainterGuy on February 8th, 2012 8:56 pm

    Thanks so much for clearing that up ! Here`s mud in your eye ! ;-)

  6. SignPainterGuy on February 8th, 2012 9:01 pm

    This is just another sign, Obama and co. are in a near panic, PLUS, they still have all those stolen $Billions from the TARP and Porkulus Funds to filter into support groups and attach names to the small donations it produces !

  7. backwoodsconsr on February 8th, 2012 9:32 pm

    Obama doesn't really mean to be a flip-flopper, it's just that he believes the way to be the inevitable winner in the election is to be more like Mitt Romney.

  8. SignPainterGuy on February 8th, 2012 10:21 pm

    Looks to me the way he was for it before he was against it / against it before he was for it, flip-flopping / flop-flipping, he appears to be subscribing to the school of John "I served in Vietnam" Kerry`s path to victory philosophy !

  9. Marshall_Will on February 8th, 2012 10:56 pm

    flip-flopping / flop-flipping,

    Flip-flabbity… doggoneit..? ! &

    Lol

  10. Marshall_Will on February 8th, 2012 11:00 pm

    Joyanna,

    Make mine Electro-Magnetic-Protected so as to block out a portion of frequencies bouncing off the upper atmosphere during the 24/7 planet-wide barrage. In Mauve, to match Mrs.'s Will's now crimson w/ rage face.

    Does that come w/ a Snuggie (TM) straightjacket..?

  11. backwoodsconsr on February 8th, 2012 11:03 pm

    Obama only deals in fool's gold.

  12. SignPainterGuy on February 8th, 2012 11:33 pm

    Heh heh; he be gots teh flibberty gibbits !

  13. Marshall_Will on February 8th, 2012 11:59 pm

    Personally, O'Drama & Co. can raise all the money they want. It doesn't change a thing. This only accentuates their pay-for-play platform, complete obliviousness to the severity of our dire situation and utter disrespect for the value of our currency.

    Pump up the JAMS Bammie! He will sound like a boiler room broker boasting about how big a 'rip' He's making on his commissions while at the same time desperately impressing the very clients he's attempting to court.

    Go for it dude. What exactly will he 'do' with all that money? He's already beyond saturation point w/ a media that's been in his hip pocket from Day 1. They can't possibly be more in the tank for him than they already are.

    More yarmulkes!

  14. joyannaadams on February 9th, 2012 1:50 am

    LOL! Anything for you Marshall— I'll even through in an Obama Voo-doo doll, complete with little pins!Joyanna Adams

  15. Marshall_Will on February 9th, 2012 2:17 am

    Nice touch! An action figure and a magnifying glass?

    Are we supposed to be quaking in our boots Mister P'BO? You've already SAID your intent is to raise a BILLION DOLLARS to backfill all your broken promises and outright backstabbing lies.

    We suggest you get cracking. After all, shouldn't elections run a % greater than most nation's GDP? It's just ridiculous. What remains for Him to come out 'swinging' with?

    Nevermind trying to atone/explain/acknowledge F & F, Solyndra [squared] and countless other all out frontal assualts on the taxpayer, His campaign will have to cross over from esoteric and ethereal to just plain bizarre to burn thru the money.

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