I wrote recently that Obama would emulate FDR and try to buy elections to compensate for his (and his party's) plummeting popularity.
As Republicans show new momentum in their fundraising, White House officials are promising congressional Democrats about $50 million in support to shore up their reelection bids this fall.I was wrong about one thing.
White House officials cast the strategy as the first time that Obama's massive online fundraising capacity will be brought to bear in a significant way to help the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.
Organizing for America, the entity created by the Obama political team in the wake of the 2008 presidential campaign, is also planning to send staff to the states with competitive races to help on the ground. That aid is estimated at $30 million.
I should have known this government was bold enough to do in the open what was done behind closed doors in the past. What I don't understand is why this is even legal.