Liberal Super PACs spent roughly $200 million during the 2012 election cycle on behalf of Democratic President Barack Obama’s reelection effort.
Tim Collins and his family give mightily to liberal organizations and political candidates, but Collins’ connections to the liberal establishment run far deeper than mere monetary donations, according to a Washington Free Beacon analysis.
Members of the secretive, liberal network of dark money donors known as the Democracy Alliance gave Obama’s Super PAC, Priorities USA, a major cash injection in the first half of October. According to the group’s pre-general FEC report, George Soros contributed $1 million, Chris Findlater gave $30,000, and Vin Ryan donated $100,000.
Obama’s Super PAC Priorities USA got a major boost from the CEO of Zynga, an online game company struggling for survival. According to the group’s pre-general FEC report, Mark Pincus contributed $1 million to the group that blamed Mitt Romney for the death of a woman from cancer.
Obama’s beach bundler, Marjorie Rawls Roberts, has donated to the Obama-affiliated Super PAC, Priorities USA, according to the pre-general filing with the FEC. Roberts has contributed at least $250 to the group that has suggested Mitt Romney was responsible for a woman’s death from cancer.
Throughout the 2012 cycle, the media has made a concerted effort to frame the difference between liberal donors and conservative ones. Once again, the media elites have inaccurately portrayed Democrat donors. This time, The Associated Press dramatically under-reported the amount of money that Obama’s “Top 5 fundraisers” have contributed.
DreamWorks Animation CEO, Jeffrey Katzenberg has become arguably President Barack Obama’s strongest political ally.
Throughout his career, Obama has portrayed himself as an opponent of money in politics, even as he has exploited the system at every turn. He said in 2008 that he would take public financing, but then became the first nominee in history to opt out. He said in this cycle that he would not allow his associates to fundraise for a Super PAC, but then changed his mind. He has attacked anonymous political giving, but dispatched Joe Biden to appeal to the shadowy Democracy Alliance last November. He pays no price when he makes such reversals. He and his supporters meekly lament that he is a victim of circumstance. The press nods.
Democratic Super PACs are drawing big dollar donors, according to a report by the New York Times. However, Times reporter and former staff writer for the liberal American Prospect, Nicholas Confessore, grossly understated the political contributions one of President Barack Obama’s biggest supporters.
Former President Bill Clinton’s persuasion skills have led to a million dollar payday for a pro-Obama Super PAC from the most likely of sources: billionaire hedge fund manager George Soros.