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January 18, 2013


Organizing for Action

First Read has more on last night's news that Obama for America is reorganizing as a tax exempt advocacy group called Organizing for Action.

"Organizing for Action will be set up as a 501c4 group, but we are told the group will have full disclosure of its donors (either monthly or quarterly); setting it up a 501c4 (as opposed to a Super PAC) makes it easier to legally coordinate with the White House. But the Obama folks are conceding a big point here: They can't do the things they want to do (like the organizing, etc.) inside the Democratic Party. If this version of OFA is successful, we're also told then don't be surprised if this becomes Obama's personal vehicle post-presidency, a la Bill Clinton's Clinton Global Initiative."

But as I note in The Cloakroom, if he's not careful, the unprecedented move could end up derailing his agenda as much as advancing it.












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