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April 12, 2012

Politico's Jim Vandehei: Obama Campaign 'Insanely Political', Buffett Rule Is 'Total Gimmickry'

Topics: Political News and commentaries

A 'pig-flying' moment, indeed. It's hard to believe that this came from the customarily Dem-friendly Politico.

As Mark Finkelstein reports at NewsBusters, Politico's executive editor Jim VandeHei ripped the Obama campaign as "insanely political;" described the Buffett Rule as "total gimmickry;" and opined that President Obama has given up on promoting any big ideas in favor of targeting various demographic groups:

Vandehei made his suprisingly candid comments on today's Morning Joe in the context of another 'pig-flying' event ... Dana Milbank's column in which the Washington Post, never accused of being a conservative, also denounced the Buffett Rule as 'gimmickry'.

Such frankness and honesty is a welcome change; it's not often that liberals actually apply reason and logic, and are willing to actually speak out about what the Obama administration is really doing.

Related: Current Democratic Senate candidate Tim Kaine blasts the Buffett Rule, saying it's "a pointless measure and an unnecessary debate -- which draws attention away from serious deficit reduction, toward obsession over who's paying what."

Posted by Hyscience at April 12, 2012 10:42 AM

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