Why is the Obama Campaign Still Seeking Donations?
December 3, 2012 - 7:48 am
Politicker reports that the Obama campaign is still trying to wring money out of its supporters.
To wit, Mr. Obama’s electoral operation, Obama for America, is asking their supporters to contribute after filling out a formbacking his plan to increase taxes on the wealthiest Americans.
“Thanks for sharing your story. The next chapter begins today. Stand with President Obama for the next four years,” a subsequent contribution form declares. Suggested donation amounts range from $15 to $1,000 and a picture of Mr. Obama is presented with the text, “Stand with me, work with me, let’s finish what we’ve started.”
By federal campaign law (which the Obama campaign flouted by accepting donations from non-citizens overseas), the Obama campaign must shut down. But they’re not.
I don’t have an answer; I’m just asking the question.
I do have a stray thought which may or may not be related. Those of us who have researched Obama’s background to any extent are aware of his relationship to Frances Fox Piven, and at the same time are aware of the Cloward-Piven strategy. Briefly, that strategy lays out a means by which capitalism can be brought down via economic collapse. During the late 1960s and early 1970s, Cloward-Piven was tried on a local level and succeeded, most notably in pushing New York City into bankruptcy in 1975. It has never been tried on a national scale.
Isn’t the fiscal cliff the one and only chance that Barack Obama will have during his presidency to push the Cloward-Piven strategy into action on a national scale?