Democracy Alliance founder, major Obama donor turns over domestic spying

by Robert Mayanrd

Contrary to the notion that outrage over the Obama Admiinistration’s apparent domestic spying is confined to disgruntled figures on the right, it appears that major figures on the left are up  in arms over this as well.  One notable such figure is the founder of the left wing “Democracy Alliance”, who is also a huge Obama donor.   The full story can be found at the Washington Times.  Here is an excerpt:

A wireless provider with ties to the secret dark money group the Democracy Alliance is pushing back against the Obama administration’s surveillance of customers. CREDO Mobile cofounder Michael Kieschnick said on Thursday he was “deeply disturbed” by the administration’s invasion of individual’s civil liberties.

“As the CEO of a mobile phone company, I’m deeply disturbed by the Obama administration’s growing record of executive power grabs at the expense of constitutionally guaranteed civil liberties,” Kieschnick said in a statement to CNN Money.

Kieschnick is a member of the invite-only progressive Democracy Alliance. The exclusive group since 2005 has funneled more than $500 million into liberal organizations such as the pro-Obama Super PAC Priorities USA Action and the Center for American Progress, the influential liberal think tank.