Not News: Obama Authors Emails Sent by (Formerly?) 'Non-Partisan' Organizing For Action

May 31st, 2013 4:00 PM

Add this to the seemingly endless list of things which would be considered news and denounced far and wide if a Republican or conservative were involved.

In early February, the Politico's Tarini Parti and Kenneth P. Vogel noted the insistence on its "About" page by Organizing For Action, the non-profit 501(c)(4) successor to Organizing for America, President Barack Obama's 2012 reelection campaign, that it "be involved in any way in elections or partisan political activity." That didn't last long. In fact, the quoted language is no longer on OFA's "About" page. Instead, OFA now exists, despite growing evidence that a mountain of information which could have swung the election to Obama's opponent was deliberately kept from the public, "to support President Obama in achieving enactment of the national agenda Americans voted for on Election Day 2012." Accordingly, OFA has no compunction over sending its members emails from Obama himself.

Here's one such email I received earlier today; note that it's a second email of the day (the first one had different content but the same subject line):


One can only imagine what's on Obama's to-do list. Worrying about abusing not-for-profit organizations to achieve his partisan agenda and having the press call him on it certainly isn't there.

We'll probably wait a long time, if it ever happnes to all, to see Tarini Parti (aka T. Parti) or Kenneth Vogel comment on the web page change noted above.

Cross-posted at