Right now, the same special interests that we've fought for two years are flooding the airwaves with negative ads. They don't have the courage to stand up and disclose the identity of their donors. They could be insurance companies. They could be Wall Street banks. We don't know.
This kind of politics isn't just a threat to Democrats. It's a threat to our democracy.
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Karl Rove reminds us that Obama didn't seem the least bit concerned about these devious "threats" when he was the beneficiary of massive ad buys from outside groups with undisclosed donor lists:
"The president is being hypocritical about this. He had no problem at all with this when groups were spending money on his behalf in 2008 and not disclosing donors. He had no problem at all not disclosing his own donors, tens of millions of dollars of contributions to his campaign,” Karl Rove said on “GMA.”
“And now he turns around because Republicans have taken up and started doing the same things Democrats have been doing for years,” he said.
And what about Obama's bogus 2008 online donors like "Doodad Pro"? Did they not imperil the republic? It seems the only form of spending Democrats can bring themselves to reject comes in the form of privately-funded, legal expenditures on anti-Democrat political speech.