New AFP Ad Targets Obama: “It’s Time to Stop the Hypocrisy”

Daniel Doherty

2/5/2013 10:40:00 AM - Daniel Doherty

Every once in a while the conservative grassroots movement will unveil a political advertisement that successfully exposes the utter hypocrisy and cynical tactics of the left. And Americans for Prosperity has done just that.

Throughout his first-term, it’s well known that The One continually demonized AFP -- a 501-C4, non-profit organization -- in part because they received funding from “big corporate donors” yet still obtained tax exempt status. What’s more, he suggested that they might even be “foreign controlled” or perhaps run by “big oil” and “the big banks.” We just didn't know, he argued. What we do know, however, is that after years of criticizing tax exempt political organizations, the president’s own campaign apparatus has been quietly reorganized into a 501-C4. And to their credit, AFP isn’t letting him get away with it:

Arlington, VA – Today Americans for Prosperity, a nationwide organization of citizen leaders with over 2 million activists and 34 state chapters, released a new video poking fun at the president for his new non-profit, tax exempt group.

“Sadly most of us have gotten used to politicians saying one thing and doing the opposite – but sometimes even jaded cynics like myself encounter a level of hypocrisy so overt, it’s impossible to ignore. That moment happened this month when Team Obama reorganized as a 501-C4 called Organizing for Action.

“While I certainly don’t begrudge Obama for making use of such an organization and taking donations from whoever he wishes, the hypocrisy of doing so is jaw-dropping given the President practically made a part-time job out of bashing groups like Americans for Prosperity and others for… being organized as a 501-C4. The entire Left and many in the media got in on the action, even coining scary sounding monikers like ‘dark money’ to further the Obama rhetoric.

“The cognitive dissonance required to now fully embrace this structure gives me a headache just thinking about it. But then again, I’m a conservative and I like things to make sense.”