Devil is in plan’s details
Proponents of accountability in political campaign financing may have applauded President Barack Obama’s proposal last week to curb tax-exempt groups that use donations made anonymously to influence elections.
But this is Barack Obama, who has political motives. Remember, this is the same Obama administration under which the Internal Revenue Service harassed some conservative organizations.
“The devil, of course, will be in the details” of the Obama plan, commented an official at the Campaign Legal Center.
He is absolutely correct about that. Members of Congress should look carefully at those details to uncover provisions inserted by the Obama administration to help organizations promoting liberal candidates, while punishing those with conservative ideals.
Democrats tempted to go along with the White House should remember that at some point, a Republican administration will take power – and may use the Obama rules against, not for, liberal organizations.