OFA is so independent from the President that they run @BarackObama.—
Rory Cooper (@rorycooper) February 25, 2013
Over the weekend, The New York Times (yes, that New York Times) reported that Organizing for Action, Obama’s rebooted campaign arm, has been selling White House access to donors who pledge at least $500,000. And, when confronted about the report today, simpering Press Secretary Jay Carney insisted that OFA is just an “independent organization”:
Right. An “independent organization” that — purely coincidentally, of course — runs the official @BarackObama Twitter account:
Hey Jay, that painful burning sensation you’re feeling? Your pants are on fire.
Needless to say, many Twitterers are a bit puzzled:
Sort of, yeah.
Isn’t it? But wait — there’s more! Here’s L.A. Times reporter Matea Gold:
OFA’s also tied to BarackObama.com:
Move along, folks.
Nothing to see here.
The initial version of this post mistakenly called OFA Obama’s “campaign arm.” Obama for America became Organizing for Action after the election ended. Accordingly, we changed our description to “Obama’s rebooted campaign arm.” We regret the error.