In his 2010 State of the Union Address, President Obama famously chided the Supreme Court for its recent campaign finance decision by proclaiming, “With all due deference to the separation of powers, the Supreme Court reversed a century of law to open the floodgates for special interests – including foreign corporations – to spend without limit in our elections.”[i]
In another speech he further lamented, “There aren’t a lot of functioning democracies around the world that work this way where you can basically have millionaires and billionaires bankrolling whoever they want, however they want, in some cases undisclosed. What it means is ordinary Americans are shut out of the process.”[ii]
Since then we have had a massive campaign by the lapdog press and lamestream media to attack the likes of Karl Rove and the Koch brothers as being the cause of all the ‘tea party’ and right wing interference with the orderly flow of the governmental process.
Their blatant hypocrisy and obfuscation of the fact that the President and his cadre of wealthy liberal allies and donors embrace the very tactics he publically scorned. In reality, an elite group of left wing millionaires and billionaires, which this Senate report refers to as the “Billionaire’s Club,” who directs and controls the far-left environmental movement, which in turn controls major policy decisions and lobbies on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
In advancing their cause, these wealthy liberals fully exploit the benefits of a generous tax code meant to promote genuine philanthropy and charitable acts, amazingly with little apparent Internal Revenue Service scrutiny. Instead of furthering a noble purpose, their tax deductible contributions secretly flow to a select group of left wing activists who are complicit and eager to participate in the fee-for-service arrangement to promote shared political goals.
[i] Bill Mears, Chief justice chides State of the Union as ‘political pep rally’, CNN, March 11, 2010, 7:33 A.M., http://www.cnn.com/2010/POLITICS/03/10/obama.supremecourt
[ii] Ben Wolfgang, Obama weighs in for campaign finance limits, THE WASHINGTON TIMES, Oct. 8, 2013, http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/inside-politics/2013/oct/8/obama-weighs-campaign-finance-limits