Less than three weeks from the election and instead of focusing on the issues President Obama and the Democrats we have questioning of the funding sources of Republican-leaning groups.
President Barack Obama is stepping up criticism of tax-exempt Republican-leaning groups using undisclosed donations to fund “attack ads” less than a month before congressional elections, a complaint his opponents call baseless.
“It could be the oil industry” funding the ads, Obama told a Democratic rally yesterday in Philadelphia. “It could be the insurance industry, it could even be foreign-owned corporations. You don’t know because they don’t have to disclose.”
Democrats have spent weeks rebuking pro-Republican outside groups that are flooding the airwaves with tens of millions of dollars worth of ads before the Nov. 2 midterm elections. A new ad from the Democratic National Committee says the U.S. Chamber of Commerce may be taking “secret foreign money to influence our elections,” a charge the business group denies. (Source: Business Week)
It’s a strategy that apparently is backfiring. Likely due to a recognition by the voters that it is a misdirection and diversion tactic away from the serious issues.
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- D.N.C. Spokesman’s Former Group Didn’t Disclose Donors Either (thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com)
- Obama’s Attack on Rove Raises Money for Rove (alternet.org)
- Awesome: White House attacks on Rove’s group lead to massive influx of donations (hotair.com)