Tight security on secret Democracy Alliance

Security Tight at Secretive Democracy Alliance Meeting

Billionaires and millionaires rub elbows behind closed doors with Democratic pols and progressive foundations

BY: Alana Goodman | Free Beacon
May 1, 2014 4:15 pm

Democrats have long railed against the lack of transparency in political funding, but security was airtight this week as a hush-hush network of progressive moneymen and activists held a closed-door conference to map out their plan to shift U.S. policy to the left.

At the elegant Ritz Carlton hotel in downtown Chicago, wealthy donors, Democratic politicians, and representatives from left-leaning activist groups met for a conference hosted by the Democracy Alliance, a progressive donor network that funnels millions of dollars to undisclosed activist groups and political causes.

The four-day conference, which was closed to the public and media, drew high-profile Democrats including DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, and White House adviser Valerie Jarrett.

Access to the conference was invite-only and tightly controlled. Democracy Alliance officials manned a table outside the entrance to the conference areas, where attendees heard speeches by progressive rising stars like New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio and Kentucky Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes.

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Got to love how the hypocrisy on the Left is on full display. Reid makes his daily rants against the Koch bros and they have such a gathering of elites clearly setting the agenda. And at the very same time they are spouting their minimum wage talking point and telling everyone they are the spokespeople for the middle class. What BS.

Return of the money changers

While most of America wants to see the money changers out of the Capitol temple, this president ups the ante to bring in more of them. Then, no doubt, he will complain about the money and influence in politics.

Obama thinks what we need is more money and special interest influence. His rebooted campaign raises so many questions on so many levels.

NYT: Obama’s Backers Seek Big Donors to Press Agenda

President Obama’s political team is fanning out across the country in pursuit of an ambitious goal: raising $50 million to convert his re-election campaign into a powerhouse national advocacy network, a sum that would rank the new group as one of Washington’s biggest lobbying operations.

But the rebooted campaign, known as Organizing for Action, has plunged the president and his aides into a campaign finance limbo with few clear rules, ample potential for influence-peddling, and no real precedent in national politics.

In private meetings and phone calls, Mr. Obama’s aides have made clear that the new organization will rely heavily on a small number of deep-pocketed donors, not unlike the “super PACs” whose influence on political campaigns Mr. Obama once deplored.

At least half of the group’s budget will come from a select group of donors who will each contribute or raise $500,000 or more, according to donors and strategists involved in the effort.

Unlike a presidential campaign, Organizing for Action has been set up as a tax-exempt “social welfare group.” That means it is not bound by federal contribution limits, laws that bar White House officials from soliciting contributions, or the stringent reporting requirements for campaigns. In their place, the new group will self-regulate.

Officials said it would voluntarily disclose the names of large donors every few months and would not ask administration personnel to solicit money, though Obama aides will probably appear at some events.

“No precedent”? – That is until Obama created one, another historic first for the Radical in Chief. He sure is working at leaving a lasting legacy/stain on our nation.

The Left’s Soros-funded influence is not enough. They need more big money and big donors. Sure it will be the largest lobby and influence in Washington, what would you expect from a usurping dictator?

And for giving the big money, get big meetings with the president. Misinformation Secretary, Jay Carney claims this is not selling influence. How is it not? Officials appearing at events are not soliciting money either. (pardon my Casablanca chuckle)

Yet another conflict the media can pretend does not exist. The Obama Alinskyites can trot out their “the American people don’t care about any of this” excuse

Article: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/23/us/politics/obamas-backers-seek-deep-pockets-to-press-agenda.html?ref=nicholasconfessore&_r=0