Morning Joe | November 26, 2012
>>> do some "politico." with us, chief white house correspondent, mike allen , with a look at the "playbook." mike, what's going on?
>> happy monday. i've got one that's going to make joe's twitter machine blow a gasket.
>> what's that?
>> guess what democrats suddenly love?
>> super pacs . it's amazing what winning will do. "politico's" up with a great story this morning saying that the democratic super pacs including the ones that helped out with the house and senate are "a," going to their donors now, trying to get more money while they're excited, but "b," are trying to build a permanent infrastructure, a permanent set of groups that have the blessing of the obama white house . others in the democratic power structure who can go out and raise money . so the house democratic leader , nancy pelosi , senator schumer spoke recently at a conference here in washington, a sort of thank-you conference for the donors. paul begala , as you know, worked with the obama -- pro- obama super pacs prior tos u.priorities usa. democrats often lose because they try and reinvent the wheel each cycle. this time they're going to learn from the obama campaign . it took its '08 blueprint and built on it. he says democrats are going to do the same thing, and that includes these outside groups.
>> i'm confused. i thought citizens united was the greatest threat to american democracy since sputnik. so they like it now. okay, hold on, let me write this down. this is moving so fast. i think freedom, democrats said slowly died with citizens united , hold on, freedom, bad. okay. we got it. all right. that's written down. well, mike, this is kind of confusing to me. they like super pacs now.
>> it's amazing what winning does. and they've seen that if republicans are going to play, they're going to play, too. and i can tell you that republicans, even though there's been a lot of conversation around the table, about what republicans actually got for their close to a billion dollars in outside money , they're pushing ahead. the super pacs are going to play in house races, races coming up in 2014 .
>> we may see them spending a little bit on the super pacs -- excuse me, on the fiscal cliff.
>> this just in, mike. mika is starting mika pac. are you going to do that? are you going to raise hundreds of millions of dollars?
>> i sure am. i know exactly what i'm going to do with it.
>> what are you going to do with it?
>> i'm going to have a campaign to support all sorts of things that drive you crazy.
>> mm-hmm. yeah.
>> how about just take the money --
>> it's really hypocritical, mike.
>> and democrats say that they also are going to expand what they're doing with super pacs . they're going to get into advocacy for the president's agenda, looking at house races, more local races. so they're seeing that it works, and they're going to play.
>> i think mika , willie and i are going to start our own super pac.
>> i'm sure you are.
>> and we're going to spend it every bit as efficiently as that jill kelley lady and her husband did. we're going to raise money , and we're going to spend it to entertain and fly to the south of france.
>> sounds good.
>> bet the ponies.
>> you guys should do that.
>> ponies. dogs.
>> what about taking over hostess? you guys would be a great management team for hostess.
>> how many times can freedom die?
>> i don't know, but freedom die tonight.
>> thank you, mike.
>> have a good week.