Re: “Organizing for Acce$$”
posted at 2:09 pm on March 4, 2013 by Guy Benson
AP, I also found Crossroads’ new spoof infomercial to be fairly amusing, and I’m curious if you’re right about Americans’ cynicism about the ubiquity of influence peddling. (The line and visual that got me: “Painful letter writing is a thing of the past!” around the 0:35 mark). Critiquing this administration through cutting ridicule is generally much more effective than table-pounding outrage, with certain notable exceptions. But when it comes to high comedy on this particular subject, I still think the following clip of Jay Carney takes the cake. Watch as the White House spokesman reads directly from a heavily-parsed script while attempting to convince reporters that OFA — formerly Obama for America, now Organizing for Action — is an independent, nonpartisan group:
“This is an independent organization. I would point you to that organization.”
OFA, formerly known as, er, “the Obama campaign,” still runs @BarackObama’s twitter account, some tweets from which have been personally crafted and signed by the president. To pretend that OFA is not inextricably tied to Obama is laughable and insulting. Bonus fact, via Ed: For a cool half-mil, OFA allows loaded liberal donors to purchase four annual audiences with the same president who could only spare the time to personally meet with his own jobs council and fiscal commission once apiece.