The Republican super PAC American Crossroads is up with a new fake infomercial hitting President Obama’s former campaign committee for selling access to the president.
Republicans have been highly critical of the new nonprofit spinoff of Obama’s campaign committee, re-named from Obama for America to Organizing for Action, after The New York Times reported two weekends ago that people who give or raise $500,000 or more would gain access to quarterly briefings with Obama. Pressed on the issue, the White House has referred questions to the group, which is run independently of the White House but which Obama and his aides can raise money for.
The video also takes a shot at Vice President Biden, joking that “Organizing for Acce$$” will throw in a meeting with Biden for free — or that donors can raise another $500,000 if they want to avoid Biden.
Democratic former senator Russ Feingold’s (Wis.) pro-campaign finance reform group criticized the White House late last week for the arrangement.