The armistice is over. A few short days after the horrific Aurora shootings, Obama adviser David Axelrod is signaling it’s “game on” again.
Tax returns. Bundlers. Bain. MA records & now key docs from Olympics.When it comes to secrecy, Mitt takes the gold!abcn.ws/NrkDBu
— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) July 23, 2012
After taking a hiatus, Axelrod’s salvo presumably allows the campaigns to get back to the serious work of…fundraising.
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, President Obama will attend a fundraiser “at the Piedmont home of Wayne Jordan and Quinn Delaney, who have quietly become two of California’s major campaign donors”:
Delaney, 57, is a former board member of the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California and San Francisco‘s liberal Tides Foundation. She just became the second-largest contributor to the campaign for Proposition 34, a measure on California’s November ballot that would repeal the state’s death penalty law and replace it with life without parole.
The two run Akonadi Foundation in Oakland, which, according to the Chronicle,
funds grassroots organizations, supports “a racial justice movement that can finally put an end to … structural racism,” which it defines on its website as “how history and culture have allowed the privileges associated with ‘whiteness’ and the disadvantages associated with ‘color’ to endure, adapt and accumulate over time.”
President Obama should be careful of appearances. Not only did his campaign break the Aurora ceasefire, but his fundraiser comes on the heels of the AP report that the poverty rate is on track to climb to the highest level since the “war on poverty” began.