Skip to comments.Jim Messina Making $7k A Month From Campaign That Ended Over a Year Ago
Posted on 02/24/2014 4:00:37 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Jim Messina, President Barack Obamas former campaign manager, is still making $7,000 per month from Obamas 2012 campaign, Politico reports.
While the campaign ended nearly a year-and-a-half ago, Messina has not entirely finished winding it down.
The lengthy Politico article reports on how Messina is attempting to become a Karl Rove-like figure for the Democratic Party.
Messinalike Rove before himhas gravitated away from the party and campaign system in which he cut his teeth toward the unlimited-money outside infrastructure that reshaped politics after the Supreme Courts 2010 Citizens United v. FEC decision. Its a notable shift, given that Democrats up to and including Obama had assailed Rove and the big money he was raising as everything thats wrong with modern politics, before finally coming to embrace the new reality in which money and power have migrated to the outside groups and away from the party and campaign system.
Recently, Messina began quietly backing away from the inside system, last month ending a $15,000-a-month consulting agreement with the Democratic National Committee. The move came as he assumed leadership of the pro-Clinton Priorities USA outside spending outfit, prompting legal and practical questions about the many hats he was wearing. Obviously, respecting both the letter and the spirit of the law, he just couldnt have done both, said a source close to Messina. The source added that Messina was also preparing to end a $7,000-a-month contract with Obamas still-idling presidential campaign because he had mostly finished the work of winding it down.
Another Winner of Life’s Lottery.
Yeah, he was definitely cooler when he was still with Loggins.
that’s a Man?
His name sounds like a baseball player.
But I’m not sure whether he pitches or catches. ;-)
“Angry Eyes” was a great song!
Their only really good one. Jim Messina was the soul of the duo and Kenny Loggins was the perpetual teeny bopper. I saw them in concert in a casino in Lake Tahoe, they closed with a long long version of Angry eyes and the crowd was just nuts. They came called back for an encore and did, “Your mommy don’t dance and daddy don’t rock ‘n roll” and people started throwing ice and maybe even some glasses.
Obama’s campaign will never end.
So he’s a member of the Clinton Crime Family now, according to this article. That’s significant in my view. If Axlegrease comes on board, Hillary is a lock.
I say double or triple his salary. The more campaign cash that goes into his pockets, the less money they have for other, more vital things like campaign commercials.
That was a nice jam, thanks :)
Since Barry really hasn’t stopped campaigning, I can see it.
Interesting stuff. Will digest tomw when my brain is fresh.