Georgia-Pacific makes a lot of household paper products. Quilted Northern toilet paper, Angel Soft toilet paper, Brawny paper towels, Dixie cups, Vanity Fair napkins, etc. If you use any of them, Barack Obama wants you to report yourself to the government. No, I'm not making this up.On twitter last night, whoever the idiot is who runs the President's twitter feed (I assume it is not him), put up this tweet reading:
Add your name to demand that the Koch brothers make their donors public: http://OFA.BO/mfLtZX
Now, I know the President is pretty clueless about the free market system, but I did not realize he was that clueless. The Koch Brothers make their money by providing goods and services within the free market. Their donors are actually customers buying products. That's how they got their money. And in Barack Obama's America, it is increasingly hard to do in the private sector.
In truth, I have no doubt the President really wants to target for harassment those people contributing to political groups organized by the Koch Brothers. You are willfully naive if you think that won't happen. Look what happened to so many who contributed to Proposition 8 in California. Look at the labor union goons who show up at people's houses to harass them and their families.It is not disclosure the President wants. It is a list of names his supporters can intimidate and harass. In the 2008 campaign, the President's campaign intentionally turned off the safeguards to his online donations form — the safeguards used to make sure his campaign complied with federal law accepting campaign donations. Because those safeguard were out, foreign citizens outside the country were able to donate to the President's campaign. Small donors are not disclosed.If the President is serious about disclosure, perhaps the President should release the names of his small donors. We know John Galt of Ayn Rand Lane was one of his donors with no problem. Who else did so? Oh, some Palestinians in October of 2007 who donated from a refugee camp in Gaza. They weren't caught until sometime around August of 2008 after 32 successful contributions. The Obama campaign has had a storied history of returning contributions really, really slowly.So, Mr. President — if you believe in transparency, given your campaign's ridiculous history of allowing phony low dollar contributions from made up people, why don't you realize all your low dollar donors before you start demanding the Koch Brothers release anything?By the way, do we want to talk about foreign donors to labor unions?