Now, American Crossroads -- of Karl Rove fame -- has a spinoff organization, Crossroad Grassroots Policy Strategies -- or Crossroads GPS -- that does not require donor disclosure. "Everybody is truly afraid that the Obama administration is going to target them," an anonymous potential donor told Politico.
There are few sure things in politics, but the sure things keep getting surer. The side that complains about fundraising is losing. No matter how many campaign finance reforms Washington passes, both parties will find their way around them. When politicians tell you that they want transparency, they really mean it -- until they don't.