Is Obama Using Your Tax Dollars To Fund Democrats?





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Barack Obama has become known as the president who ignores the law and does what he pleases.

There are many examples, but the latest is the reboot of the White House Office of Political Strategy and Outreach, formerly known as the Office of Political Affairs (OPA). Previously, the OPA had been closed after illegally pouring tax dollars into congressional campaigns and prohibited activities.

The fact that the OPA is being reopened after these abuses warrants concern. Heck, even Congressman Darrell Issa, the Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has expressed his extreme trepidation about Obama’s latest move.

The congressman is so troubled that he wrote a letter to the U.S. Office of Special Counsel requesting White House documents related to the OPA.

Congressman Issa’s request included “all documents and communications, including emails, between the OSC and the White House referring or relating to the Office of Political Strategy and Outreach or the reopening of the Office of Political Affairs.”

With them, the committee could “effectively consider whether taxpayer money is being used to advance the interests of Democratic congressional candidates and the Democratic Party.”

Issa seems devoted to stopping the criminal activity, but the Obama White House has been legendary in its willingness to stonewall congressional Republicans’ legitimate document requests.

I’ll be watching closely to see if Issa is forced to go to court to get Obama to be compliant. If the courts force the White House to release the documents, it would handcuff Obama’s future efforts to hide the truth.

A Disconcerting Lack of Oversight

Ironically, when Barack Obama was running for president, he complained bitterly about the activities of the OPA during the Bush Administration. Obama stated in 2008 that “the days of using the White House as another arm of the Republican National Committee are over.”

I guess in a way he was right. Rather than comply with the law and reverse what he saw as an injustice, Obama is redirecting the money to the Democratic Party (and candidates) instead!

But frankly, this should’ve never been a problem in the first place.

When I was an employee of the Reagan Administration, we had to attend “Hatch Act” briefings. The Hatch Act of 1939 was passed to forbid federal employees from engaging in forbidden political activities. Primarily, it prohibits federal employees from using their official authority or influence for the purpose of affecting the results of an election.

In these briefings, it was made explicitly clear that using government money for political campaigns was illegal. I guess times change, as it sure seems like the president is trying to make an end run around the Hatch Act prohibitions.

Even The New York Times reported that the White House was reopening OPA because it was “defending Democratic control of the Senate and taking back the House from Republicans.” This constitutes a direct violation of the law!

But since Obama’s team has been having trouble raising money, the honeypot of taxpayer dollars just looks too good to ignore.

 

This commentary originally appeared at CapitolHillDaily.com and is reprinted here with permission. 

Photo credit: Justin Sloan (Creative Commons)





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Comments

  1. When are the fools in Congress going to take this jackass to task? Are they failing to do their duty because Oblamer is black/white? Can there be any other reason why they keep kissing up to this crook?

    • The anti-Capitalist, anti-Caucasian, anti-Christian, anti-Constitution ineligible usurper got elected because of the color of his skin and has gotten away with multiple acts of Treason, Bribery and other High Crimes and Misdemeanors because of the color of his skin. Time for a lye shower.

  2. nexgenesis says:

    OBAMA FED MORSI BILLIONS OF TAXPAYER $$$ UNTIL THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD LEADER WAS THROWN OUT OF OFFICE AND JAILED. HE HAS SHOWN NO RESTRAINT IN SPENDING LAVISHLY ON HIS OWN VACATIONS, SO WHY WOULD THE POSSIBILITY OF OBAMA SPENDING TAX DOLLARS TO HELP HIS POLITICAL ALLIES COME AS A SURPRISE. HE HAS NO EQUAL IN HIS DISDAIN FOR THE AMERICAN TAXPAYERS MONEY.

  3. Of course he is. It's illegal as heck! SO why isn't anyone (congress) doing anything about it?

  4. just look at the millions he is funneling to corporations with ties to the democrats a great portion of that money is sure to come back out as donations to Hillary and other democrats in the next elections cycle

  5. Edwardkoziol says:

    Does anyone with a half a brain believe that Obunghole doesn't funnel money to the democrat party.This sand monkey has no scouples what so ever.Rememer when he gave tax payers money to Solyndra and other green projects everyone made a buck including Obutthole then went belly-up.No company had to pay back anything,remember he came from Chicago where coruption runs wild.As a community gang leader he learned fast.

  6. You know the thief-in-chief is stealing your tax dollars to fund demoncrapes,Muslim brotherhood and anything else he wants !

  7. If you don't think for a minute that REPUBLICAN (as well as Democratic) Presidents haven't done likewise for decades, then I suggest you check your obvious partisanship at the door….. BTW, the Hatch Act (which came up in this post) should be REPEALED since it is virtually UNENFORCEABLE and probably unconstitutional (as prohibiting certain types of political speech that is fully permissible under the First Amendment)…..

  8. Isn't there a law to put him in jail for using tax money without congress, if so why aren't they doing some thng if they can't what good are they.

  9. MuslimLuvChrist says:

    Is there anything the liar-in-chief won’t do to become the most corrupt president in history? obama and his entire admin have never heard of the Hatch Act!

  10. I never could realize USA would become some day almost a third world country…Or even it is yet a real third world country (under the illegal B. Hussein O. government), like my country Brazil…

  11. Is the government so stupid and afraid of obama? I guess that is why they wont get obama out of office. They are going to let him reign another 3 years so he can completely destroy our great country. I really believe if they dont get him out of there the people are going to get fed up and take things in their own hands. Out with obama and his followers…..

  12. Linda From NY says:

    What Obozo is doing is illegal, he is stealing from the taxpayers for these demonicrats who are using our money to destroy the Country with their immoral policies

  13. THINK ABOUT ALL THE OBAMAS VACATIONS ALL OVER THE WORLD, ALL THE GOLF,CLOSEING WHITE HOUSE DOORS TO TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, AND INVITE BROTHERHOOD IN AND RAP SINGERS AND PARTY PARTY ON TAX DOLLARS AND HE GETS AWAY WITH IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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