Oh, sorry, background, blah blah blah…
…the main reason I moved my life to Chicago in the dead of winter to work for Barack Obama was because I believed deeply in his message that individuals working together can change their country. And it is that exact sentiment that has led me to join GoFundMe this week as the Vice President of Communications and Policy.
All very pretty and forward-looking, no doubt. But there’s this other, little detail: this is not going to be a good year to be a Democratic strategist. Dan Pfeiffer, no doubt much like David Plouffe (who has likewise fled politics for corporate influence-peddling* at Uber) would like to not have a stinging loss on his political resume. Besides: Hillary Clinton probably wants to eat Pfeiffer’s liver. Raw. And I will admit, she has reasons for that desire.
PS: Yeah, sure, we’re gonna lose, no doubt. Still… lots of people on the Other Side are bailing out of The Life, here. Not a good sign for the Democrats.
*I’d more ticked off about that, except Uber has turned out to be an awesome service that has made my life easier on several occasions. I am allowing myself this little hypocrisy. And I feel no shame about it.
This is important, because there is a reason:
This morning on “This Week,” White House Senior Adviser Dan Pfeiffer told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on “This Week” that the legality surrounding the targeting of conservative groups by the Internal Revenue service is “irrelevant,” but called the behavior “inexcusable.”
“I can’t speak to the law here. The law is irrelevant. The activity was outrageous and inexcusable, and it was stopped and it needs to be fixed so we ensure it never happens again,” Pfeiffer said.
Continue reading Why Dan Pfeiffer called the law ‘irrelevant.’ (Spoiler: so people won’t go to jail.)
…Dan Pfeiffer is the White House Communications Director – yeah, isn’t that a thankless job, these days? – and he’s a bit upset that Republicans are seriously contemplating shutting down the government next year if that’s what it takes to turn off the money spigots. I don’t know what’s funnier: that he’s so obviously petulant at the idea that anybody might stand in the way of his boss getting another trillion dollars to put in a pile and set on fire; or that even the White House is conceding a Republican Congress next year. After all, the idea was publicly considered absurd even a year ago, and we actually haven’t got a majority in the House.
Moe Lane Continue reading #rsrh Shut it down, shut it down…