Organizing for Action (OFA), a group “closely affiliated” with liberal heavyweights such as billionaire philanthropist George Soros, is offering donors access to President Obama in exchange for $500,000, according to a recent New York Times report.
Not too surprisingly, once word got out that this supposedly “independent” political group -- which is headed by President Obama’s former campaign manager Jim Messina -- has been auctioning off face time with the president, the reaction has been, well, less than pleased.
Even White House Press Secretary Jay Carney struggled Monday defending Messina’s group’s actions:
Final Thought: Although Carney maintains OfA is “independent” of the White House, it’s worth noting Messina’s people still run the president’s Twitter and Facebook accounts.
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