Thursday, June 19, 2008

Black Man Refuses Public Assistance; Conservatives Livid!

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama refused to participate in the public funding of his campaign for the presidency today. The above headline might help as an argument to right-wingers who try to make a big deal out of it.

The story can be found here.

3 comments:

maiac said...

Fabulous headline.

Obama does have public funding: from the public, $5, $10, $50, $100 per donation.

MacDaffy said...

Thanks, Maia. It's a shorthand that defuses arguments like I'm listening to now on The McLaughlin Group (yes, I am ashamed). I hope Obama's surrogates take up the meme. And you're also right on the mark about him being publicly-funded already.

Better that he takie the hit now than later,

phoenixwoman said...

Of course, the same people taking him to task are the same ones refusing to admit that John McCain has been breaking campaign finance law six ways from sundown for the past three months:

http://firedoglake.com/2008/03/23/mccain-is-now-a-campaign-finance-criminal/