By Greg Campbell
After President Obama was re-elected, many thought that the endless, too-familiar emails asking for money would stop. The friendly emails that began with a plea for a donation in exchange for a possible invitation to a casual get-together with the president were seen as many as an unseemly, yet successful, ploy to solicit money while capitalizing on the perks of being the Commander-in-Chief.
When the election was over, many found themselves wondering why the still-president remained in campaign mode. Last week, Obama Campaign Manager Jim Messina sent out emails asking for more donations and announcing the, “Obama Campaign Legacy Conference, where we’ll firm up the structure and leadership of the new organization.”
However, it wasn’t until this week that Americans received an answer as to why the president was still soliciting campaign contributions- He intends to campaign against gun rights.
On Ed Schultz’ show, former Deputy Campaign Manager for the Obama Campaign Stephanie Cutter, announced that the president will be taking on the NRA. She stated,
“President Obama’s network across this country, grassroots individuals, who organize, volunteered with their time to get the president reelected are much more powerful than the NRA lobby. And I think that you can expect to see that network activated, very soon. And for good reason.”
“Cutter’s words should frighten Americans accustomed to the usual ins-and-outs of politics. Unlike prior presidents, who leveraged their campaign into power, then got down to the business of governing, Obama is running a permanent campaign intended to destroy his political opposition completely.
This has been his agenda for years – only now, the administration is pursuing full-scale opposition openly from within the White House. In the past, the President relied on his allies in the 501(c)3 charitable world to do his dirty work.
Last year, for example, President Obama set his lackeys at Media Matters and Color of Change on the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), which was then pushing voter ID laws.”
Not even yet in his second term, President Obama has governed not on a premise of executing the will of Congress, as is the president’s official function, but as a key player in policy decisions and working to push a legislative and social agenda. After inserting himself into the fiscal cliff negotiations, Obama turned his attention to the looming debt ceiling crisis and has made it clear that though the debt ceiling is governed by Congress, he will not entertain a discussion of not raising it.
“Now it’s the NRA. The NRA was always the target of the Sandy Hook-exploiting media. The NRA receives no public funding, and writes no laws. Yet the media immediately suggested that the NRA abandon its positions and those of its members or face public wrath. No such suggestion was ever made with regard to the ACLU’s defense of ultra-violent video games. That’s because the NRA is a serious opponent to the left’s public sway. And so it must be destroyed.
But Obama’s in his second term, so he sees no need to hide behind Media Matters any longer. Now he’ll just use that vast infrastructure he’s built to go after all of his enemies, the NRA included. This president has no interest in achieving policy solutions. He’s interested in blowing up those who oppose him. The campaign never ends for President Obama.”
As Obama and Biden crusade to “sell” America on the executive orders the president has already signed, we will see the Obama Campaign machine continue to work tirelessly to craft the proper messaging for his agenda in the battle against NRA and gun rights as a whole.