The perpetual non-partisan campaign is blending together the old inside-outside operation into one mass government consortium. There is no longer a difference between the the government and the activists around it. They’re all part of one network that is pushing one single agenda.
Forget the Military-Industrial Complex, this is the Activist-Government Complex.
Leaders of Organizing for Action, President Obama’s new nonprofit advocacy group, are courting his top campaign bundlers to be part of a high-dollar fundraising network that will help finance the work of the nascent organization.
Bundlers will probably be asked to raised $500,000 to be part of the committee. Such top fundraisers will get perks in return. One reward that was floated as a possibility was an invitation to quarterly meetings with Obama.
They’re “Organizing for Action”, but the action that they’re organizing for comes from the White House. This is no different than a candidate funding a grass roots movement calling on him to run for office. And now we’ve got a non-profit openly selling access to elected officials outside campaign time.
Such proximity to the president is nothing new for those being courted, who include the most prolific fundraisers for Obama’s political campaigns.
“People are not doing this to get their third or sixth photo with the president,” said one bundler who attended an OFA fundraising outreach session this week. “Everybody is in because they are in.”
They’re not doing it to get a photo, they’re doing it to push their own economic interests through access to high level government officials, including the highest possible official in the country.
Obama has turned America into Argentina, Nigeria or Russia. A completely corrupt country where the only way to get anything done is to give money to those in power.