Hey, guess what? Barack Obama’s not running for anything any more! Which means that he officially no longer has to care about progressive sensibilities.
President Barack Obama’s fundraising advisers have urged the White House to accept corporate donations for his January 2013 inaugural celebration rather than rely exclusively on weary donors who underwrote his $1 billion re-election effort.
People involved in his re-election campaign said White House staff and campaign advisers have been debating whether to accept corporate money to stage the events but haven’t made a final decision.
Translation: Barack Obama is planning to accept corporate money for his second inauguration, and he’s fully expectant that the level of grumbling from progressives in response will not go above a TPM Livewire post. Either that, or Obama has decided that the progressive reaction will be easily survivable even if it gets to the point of actual screaming. The second is arguably more likely to be correct, but the first is certainly possible…
Moe Lane (crosspost)