President Obama’s new “We The People” initiative smells exactly like a political campaign move and is unethical, says one large grassroots conservative group spokesman.
“It sure looks suspicious,” FreedomWorks president Matt Kibbe told The Daily Caller. “It looks like lobbying and it looks utterly inappropriate.” Because they’re not lawyers, though, Kibbe and FreedomWorks spokesman Adam Brandon won’t comment on whether the Obama White House’s new campaign is legal or illegal.
The Obama administration’s “We The People” initiative will open up the White House website to petition drives for the first time. The administration says it will post a petition on the White House website when it attracts at least 150 signatures. Obama administration social media chief Macon Phillips says that if 5,000 people sign a petition, “a group of White House policy officials … will review it, make sure it gets to the right people in the Obama administration, and craft an official response.”