Obama Pens Column About That Public Financing Mini-Crisis
The biggest scandal in Barack Obama's presidential run has been this: He may have agreed to accept public financing in the general election if his opponent did as well, but now that he's a rich man, he might not want to do that at all. He's a hypocritical shark god, off with his pretty head, etc. etc. and so forth. But Barry's so honest that he wrote an op-ed today in America's newspaper, USA Today, outlining his case on the matter. Does he make any sense or just continue to lie forever?
Barry says he was just playing around with the Feds, and that he doesn't have to do crap for some old Mexican rogue like John McCain:
In 2007, shortly after I became a candidate for president, I asked the Federal Election Commission to clear any regulatory obstacles to a publicly funded general election in 2008 with real spending limits. The commission did that. But this cannot happen without the agreement of the parties' eventual nominees. As I have said, I will aggressively pursue such an agreement if I am my party's nominee.
Yes, and you also wrote this in a September 2007 questionnaire: "If I am the Democratic nominee, I will aggressively pursue an agreement with the Republican nominee to preserve a publicly financed general election." But Barry the Wordsmith has a new, Hopeful proposal in his USA Today column:
I propose a meaningful agreement in good faith that results in real spending limits. The candidates will have to commit to discouraging cheating by their supporters; to refusing fundraising help to outside groups; and to limiting their own parties to legal forms of involvement. And the agreement may have to address the amounts that Senator McCain, the presumptive nominee of his party, will spend for the general election while the Democratic primary contest continues.
And this is how we will have a... uh... publically financed general election! What? He's clearly laying the path for the agreement that works best for Obamanation: limit donations to small donors -- three figures, say -- and then somehow tell John McCain to not spend any money while Obama finishes destroying Hillary Clinton.
This has nothing to do with his "agreement" to pursue public financing, but it sounds good to us! Barry keeps raising money through millions of poor hobos, and the feds steal John McCain's torture wallet for a couple of months. Hope on that, WALNUTS!
Opposing view: Both sides must agree [USA Today]