March 1st, 2012
05:37 PM ET
9 years ago

Obama campaign calls on Koch brothers to reveal donors

(CNN) - Stephanie Cutter, the deputy campaign manager for President Barack Obama's re-election campaign, discussed money and politics Thursday on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer."

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  1. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    David, Charles and Karl Rove are destroying democracy.

    March 1, 2012 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  2. V in Chicago

    I beleive all donors to PACs should be revealed. When I dontate as a private citizen, I have to verify who I am and who I work for. I think the same should hold true for those who go through the back door (thanks Supreme Court) should have to do the same and the public should be able to see exactly who is supporting who.

    March 1, 2012 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  3. Dave

    I love my Prez, however the there is a better chance of The Lds apointing a black Elder than The Koch Bros doing this Courtesy of The Decision by Scalia, Roberts & CO.

    March 1, 2012 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  4. Durundal

    I disagree, I would say its more a matter of stupid people – the myth of the rational voter. We are seeing the destabilizing of voting as it gives way to more and more of an entertainment factor than any educated expression of national direction. Simply put, too many idiots have switched over from watching nascar and WWF to meddling in politics

    March 1, 2012 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  5. Hia

    I wonder if obama going to reveal his soros and union donors?

    March 1, 2012 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  6. macrasta

    I would be shocked if they do reveal that info...

    March 1, 2012 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  7. stars

    sweet heart that"s like beating two old dead horses.

    March 1, 2012 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  8. Lisa P

    Shouldn't this request be directed toward the groups that David and Charles Koch (and unknown others) fund? The Kochs are relatively open about their sympathies and their donations; I want to know about the corporations and the billionaires who are hiding their agendas behind the PACs and all those "grass-roots" non-profit political organizations. If money is now speech then speech should no longer be anonymous - people need to be able to figure out the economic interests of those who try to influence public policy by swaying public opinion with super-charged cash megaphones.

    March 1, 2012 06:47 pm at 6:47 pm |
  9. Jerry

    Such a dirty campaign as Obama's, should not be demanding anything. By the way, there is a "silver bullet", kick him and his destructive administration out of office in 2012.

    He just had two Americans in Afghanistan killed, while claiming, for political points, that HE had calmed the situation there. Hogwash. Who is he really protecting? Our soldiers or his reelection chances.

    God!!! Hypocrisy at its worst.

    March 1, 2012 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  10. Debbie

    John Birch Society is never going to reveal anything or walk in the light. Never! They serve the god of $$.

    March 1, 2012 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  11. Gis

    I wonder if obama will reveal all his hidden donors.

    March 1, 2012 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  12. Claudia, Phoenix, AZ

    There's a reason why the "Justices" allowed no limit, no names of campaign financiers, they call it corruption.

    March 1, 2012 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  13. R.I.P. Damon

    Yeah, I'm sure the POTUS and his minions really wants HIS donors to be made public, otherwise known as Hollywood and Wall Street, because he has been so transparent on every other front. Pretty cheap lip service...

    March 1, 2012 08:49 pm at 8:49 pm |