The never-ending Obama campaign announced this week that it was raising funds from big donors — only a relative handful — to put together a $50 million fund for an army of grass-roots activists in swing states to go after Republican Congressmen and Senators who dare to vote against the president’s wishes.READ MORE
Over the next two years, they will be spreading their tentacles all over the nation to invade districts which are now in Republican hands but might be turned to blue in 2014 in pursuit of a House majority and of a sixty vote Democratic Senate.
This “purge” of Republicans is reminiscent of 1938 when FDR tried to oust conservatives — Democrats and Republicans alike — who had the temerity to oppose his New Deal measures. His efforts were soon overtaken by the double dip recession of 1937-38 that his economic and tax policies triggered, but it was not for want of trying that Congress remained independent.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013