Non-partisan? What? These are the maniacs running the Obama Twitter feed. Does this look non-partisan?
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) October 14, 2013
They’re basically an arm of Obama’s endless campaign.
Organizing for Action, the nonprofit advocacy group launched this year to back President Obama’s second-term agenda, raised more than $7.7 million in the last quarter, bringing its total to nearly $21 million.
More than 355,000 donors have given the group $58.50 on average this year, according to a voluntary disclosure that OFA released Friday evening.The group has also scooped up some big checks: More than $3 million has come from 19 wealthy contributors who have contributed six-figure sums, such as Chicago media mogul Fred Eychaner, who gave $500,000, and architect and gay rights activist Jon Stryker, who donated $100,000.
But apparently some in the media actually think they’re non-partisan.
There would also be negotiations taking place to cut the deficit by Dec. 15 and offset further cuts from the sequester. Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar is a part of a bipartisan group of six Democrats and six Republican senators who could finally bridge the gap when it comes to negotiations on the debt ceiling and government shutdown.
She hopes this bipartisan group can help end the shutdown.
“We just got sick and tired of all the people throwing insults on TV at each other and really not trying to find that common ground,” Klobuchar said. “And there is some common ground there, so we came together and came up with some ideas where there could be agreement. They are obviously not all in the final agreement.”
The American people are tired, too. The non-profit Organizing For Action, a non-partisan voter advocacy group, is also planning to protest the government shutdown outside the social security office in downtown Minneapolis at noon Tuesday.
Amazing. Meanwhile, the “non-partisan” folks from OFA will be staging a protest in DC today.
Update: We asked the “reporter” in question about this. Here’s her reply:
@JammieWF, that's just how group describes itself. I agree, though, several self-described "non-partisan" groups have ties to politicians.
— Nina Moini (@ninamoini) October 15, 2013