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Elections, Politics

Is Obama using tax money for campaigning?

Posted: September 4, 2011 at 10:54 am   /   by

This would, of course, be illegal. Matt Kibbe of FreedomWorks hasn’t gone that far, but does have strong words nonetheless:

President Obama’s new “We The People” initiative smells exactly like a political campaign move and is unethical, says one large grassroots conservative group spokesman.

“It sure looks suspicious,” FreedomWorks president Matt Kibbe told The Daily Caller. “It looks like lobbying and it looks utterly inappropriate.” Because they’re not lawyers, though, Kibbe and FreedomWorks spokesman Adam Brandon won’t comment on whether the Obama White House’s new campaign is legal or illegal.

Brandon said it appears the White House is using taxpayer-funded government resources to play political games.

Brandon told The Daily Caller that FreedomWorks is looking into the legality of the new program. “The White House [should be] about policy, not politics,” Brandon said in a telephone interview. “This is a political move.”


The president do something unethical, extra-constitutional, illegal, venal, or focused solely on his aims, and those of his acolytes? Heavens forfend.