Election 2016: Hillary Clinton: I need to ‘work on’ press relations
They already have at least two – the WH press office and OFA – and Politico reports that the Obama White House is preparing to launch a blatantly political Ministry of Truth Division funded by you, the taxpayer, in order to help his party with the 2014 elections … and beyond (bolded emphasis added by me):
Democratic campaign operatives have been getting worried that the White House wasn’t doing enough to help them in the midterms, and that President Barack Obama didn’t care enough to change that.
Friday, Obama responded: David Simas, a longtime aide who returned to the White House after running polling and focus groups for the reelection campaign, was named director of a new Office of Political Strategy and Outreach.
The re-establishment of an internal political operation marks a significant shift for the White House, and the latest step in a 2014 West Wing reorientation that’s aimed at quickly making up for years of lost time, both on Capitol Hill and around the country.
Repeatedly, in public and private, Obama has been calling the November elections a top priority. He knows what’s at stake: Democrats losing the Senate would mean a daily barrage of misery for him and the effective death of his agenda. Winning the House — long shot though it is — could allow him to completely transform his legacy in his final two years.
But one month into the year and a third of the way through the first fundraising quarter, Democratic operatives on campaigns and at the central campaign committees were still waiting to hear what that would amount to.
Many didn’t even know whom to call to ask for an update.
High-level Democratic campaign aides asked about the White House political operation responding with variations of: “What operation?” or “It’s a good question.”
Yeah – I mean who on the left wants to be upfront and honest about a nakedly political operation from inside the White House designed to ramp up the desperate efforts of the Obama administration and Congressional Democrats to continue to willfully mislead and lie to the American people (who will pay for this new “office”) about their “accomplishments” and future agenda? All in order to shore up votes come November. If you haven’t already been disgusted with this administration up til this point you definitely should be now.