When President Obama has sat down to discuss politics, the wrongs on society and other issues with his potential voters he has often done so with a pint of beer. Now a federally-registered Super PAC co-founded by college student Daniel Bassalie is attempting to use beer diplomacy to raise beer money.
The group known as the Slam Dunks, Fireworks and Eagles Super PAC is legally collecting most unregulated beer money in an attempt to bring the sides together.
While Bassalie leans to the right his roommate and Super PAC co-founder Winslow Marshall leans to the left.
As Bassali told ABC News:
“In college we solve our differences by sitting down and having a beer. I don’t think our congressmen are too proud to accept a collegiate approach to deficit reduction.”
The two college students realized that they disagreed on much of their political thought processes but typically came together to agree on key points of the national budget when they were sharing a few beers together.
Unlike multi-million dollar Super PACs the two students have a modest goal of $5,000 raised by September, just in time to get everyone drunk and discuss politics before November voting commences.
The ultimate goal of the beer guzzling Super PAC however is to convince members of Congress to sit down with the group following the August recess. Bassalie and Marshall hope to share a pint with our nations lawmakers and hopefully start some new dialogues.
If you’re worried about giving away your money for the wrong reasons just remember the money under federal law must be spent on what it was meant for, that means a lot of drunk lawmakers or one heck of a strange college kegger that includes beer and political ads in place of music.
Would you be willing to donate your hard earned cash to the Slam Dunks, Fireworks and Eagles Super PAC? I have to admit this group might actually be more effective than our current regime, sure they might not get anything done but at least their supporters will have a night of drunken fun to look back on.
If you want more information on “less than super Super-Pacs” be sure to check out this WSJ article.