Skip to comments.PICKET: David Brock super PAC provides cover for its donors and Obama
Posted on 06/22/2012 11:49:31 PM PDT by paltz
Following the Supreme Courts Citizens United decision in 2009 that resulted in a flood of super PACs, President Barack Obama attacked the high courts opinion during the 2010 State of the Union and September 2010 weekly address: (bolding is mine)
Now, the special interests want to take Congress back, and return to the days when lobbyists wrote the laws. And a partisan minority in Congress is hoping their defense of these special interests and the status quo will be rewarded with a flood of negative ads against their opponents. Its a power grab, pure and simple. Theyre hoping they can ride this wave of unchecked influence all the way to victory.
What is clear is that Congress has a responsibility to act. But the truth is, any law will come too late to prevent the damage that has already been done this election season. That is why, any time you see an attack ad by one of these shadowy groups, you should ask yourself, who is paying for this ad? Is it the health insurance lobby? The oil industry? The credit card companies?
---EXCERPT---........As a result, President Obamas campaign turned to Super PACs that Obama once vilified and the Obama campaigns super PAC, Priorities USA, according to USA Today, can team up with another super PAC known as American Bridge 21st Century, a super PAC started by Media Matters founder and president David Brock: (bolding is mine)
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