Can you believe this? Obama's campaign organization isn't disbanding following his re-election, they are growing larger. Why? Who knows but even MSNBC and the NY Times have noticed that something isn't quite kosher about it all.
Ed Morrissey at Hot Air has the story with excerpts from the New York Times and a video report at MSNBC that detail the troubling aspects of selling access to the President and top staff in return for money to keep his campaign operation in business. From the MSNBC report:
Excuse us? This just looks bad. It looks like the White House is selling access. The definition of how you define selling access. If you believe money has a stranglehold over the entire political system, this is ceding the moral high ground. And the President always has, from the moment he first announced his presidential bid in Springfield, six years ago, he stressed the need to curb the influence of special interests in Washington.Two things bother me about this. First, I remember how big money corrupted the Nixon re-election campaign in 1972. Corruption that eventually led to Watergate and Nixon's resignation. But no fear of Obama being forced to resign. The same media that hounded Nixon from office is actively covering up for Obama. David Freddoso's new book, Spin Masters: How the Media Ignored the Real News and Helped Elect Barack Obama, lays it all out for any who haven't been paying attention.
Second, maintaining a campaign operation is yet another signal that Obama does not intend to lead in the tradition of past presidents who sought to bring the country together. It signals that Obama intends to continue being President of the Left while actively seeking to damage Republicans. No wonder Gallup rates Obama as the most polarizing President in modern American history.
Just one more bit of proof that you can take the politician out of Chicago but you can't take the Chicago out of the politician. So much for hope and change!