Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Code Pink Bundling Contributions for Obama

I've noted in a number of posts that Barack Obama's the candidate of choice for contemporary "progressive" organizations (see my series, " No Enemies on the Left? Progressives for Barack Obama").

Don't forget that the terminology of "
progressive" has been appropriated by far-left activists in order to secure more general acceptance of their radical agenda. But as I've indicated time and again, some of the left's most hardline organizations are in the tank for Obama (see, "Anti-McCain Mobilization Rooted in Hardline Anti-Iraq Constituencies").

Now it turns out that
Code Pink, the left's terrorist-backing antiwar outfit, is bundling campaign contributions for the Obama campaign, according to this report from Human Events:

The co-founder of the radical anti-war group Code Pink has “bundled” more than $50,000 for Sen. Barack Obama’s presidential campaign, and pro-troops groups are demanding that he return the money.

Jodie Evans, a Code Pink leader, gathered at least $50,000 from friends and associates and donated it to Obama’s presidential campaign, according to information compiled by the nonpartisan watchdog group, Public Citizen.

Evans and her son, a student who lives at her Southern California address, each also gave the maximum individual allowable donation of $2,300 to Obama’s campaign.

The donations have raised questions about Obama’s association with the more radical elements of his base. Code Pink has harassed, vandalized and impeded military recruiters across the United States in a campaign it calls “counter-recruitment.” The group also gave $600,000 to the families of Iraqi terrorists in Fallujah, whom it called “insurgents” fighting for their homes.
Read the whole thing.

I've been raising questions about Obama's "radical associations" for some time (see here for all of the follow-up entries in the "No Enemies on the Left" series

Yet so far, this is the most damning bit of information substantiating the radical base of support for the Obama campaign.

So, while some may see Obama as fumbling over the weekend in his intemperate remarks on upper Midwest working-class Americans , others have suggested - not too far off the mark, it turns out - that Obama's indeed got some
Marxist class-consciousness bona fides as the likely Democratic Party standard-bearer.

Things on the Democratic side are still shaking out, but certainly Obama, as
Andrew McCarthy said the other day, "would radically alter this country" should he take power next January.

I'll have more on these developments in upcoming posts.