Proponents of accountability in political campaign financing may have applauded President Barack Obama's proposal recently to curb tax-exempt groups that use donations made anonymously to influence elections.
But this is Barack Obama, who seems to do nothing without an ultra-liberal political motive. Remember, this is the same Obama administration under which the Internal Revenue Service harassed some conservative organizations.
"The devil, of course, will be in the details" of the Obama plan, commented an official at the Campaign Legal Center.
He is absolutely correct about that. Members of Congress should look carefully at those details to uncover provisions inserted by the Obama administration to help organizations promoting liberal candidates, while punishing those with conservative ideals.
Democrats tempted to go along with the White House should remember that at some point, a Republican administration will take power - and may use the Obama rules against, not for, liberal organizations.President Barack Obama does not seem to care what it will cost Americans for him to pursue his radical agenda. He provided more evidence of that when he ordered government agencies to nearly triple use of "renewable" sources of electricity by 2020.
Obama has ordered energy sources such as wind and solar power must account for at least 20 percent of the electricity the government uses by 2020. Meeting the mandate will cost taxpayers billions of dollars unnecessarily. But radical environmentalists and his friends in Hollywood will love the move - and that seems to matter to Obama.
Congress should flip the switch on the White House edict to "off."