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Monday, June 13, 2011

Obama Claims He Doesn't Take Money From Special Interests; Then Holds "Meeting" for Wall Street Donors At White House


Remember when a few weeks ago Michelle Obama released the new suggestions for eating healthy and the next day President Obama was caught eating 2 Chilli Dogs and Fries?

Or maybe the time in 2005 when Senator Obama stood against the renewal of the Patriot Act because it "Puts Our Own Justice Department Above the Law", but just weeks ago President Obama signed a four year extension of that same Patriot Act?

How about in 2002 when Obama gave a speech saying he was against "Dumb wars, Rash Wars", referring to Iraq, but then today we suddenly find U.S. troops fighting in Libya?

It would seem President Obama is a person with a short memory who walks around with a "Do as I say, Not as I do" kind of attitude.

Not Surprisingly this disturbing pattern continues today...

For the past several weeks my inbox has been filled with e-mails from the Organizing for America asking for money on behalf of the President. The most recent email claims it was from the President Himself:

"Friend --

Someone is about to tap you on the shoulder.

It's someone who's already made a donation to the 2012 campaign -- and who's willing to give again if you'll step up and take ownership of it, too.

They've made a promise to match your first donation to this campaign, so if you decide to give $5 now, you'll double your impact.

Will you?

https://donate.barackobama.com/2011-Grassroots-Match

We're not just gathering donations here. We're gathering people.

We didn't get this far by doing things the usual way. Our campaign doesn't take money from Washington lobbyists or special-interest PACs.

We're doing this the right way -- with a whole lot of people like you taking the lead.

One of our earliest supporters is prepared to make a second donation in order to persuade you to make your first. It's that kind of commitment that creates a grassroots campaign capable of changing the outcome of an election -- and capable of changing the course of this country.

That's the spirit that drives us. And it starts with a tap on the shoulder.

Now all you have to do is take them up on the offer. Give it a go:

https://donate.barackobama.com/2011-Grassroots-Match

Thank you,

Barack"


As you can see, President Obama claims he doesn't take money from Washington Lobbyists or Special Interest PACS but according to an Article in the New York Times, he does take money from Wall Street Special Interests:

"Mr. Mindich and Mr. Wolf were among those at the White House meeting, along with some prominent names from the hedge fund world: James G. Dinan of York Capital Management, Glenn Dubin of Highbridge Capital Management and Paul Tudor Jones.
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Members of the president’s economic team and his chief of staff, William M. Daley, a former banking executive, have been more active in reaching out to Wall Street executives about policy issues, donors said, along with Mr. Messina and Patrick Gaspard, the D.N.C.’s executive director.

The campaign and its allies are also seeking to recruit a new group of high-level bundlers, supporters who recruit other donors. They include Antonio Weiss, the global head of investment banking at Lazard; Charles Myers, a senior managing director at Evercore Partners; and James E. Staley, the head of JPMorgan Chase’s investment bank.

The campaign is also courting prominent Wall Street figures who could serve as Mr. Obama’s ambassadors at firms known for leaning Republican: Lenard B. Tessler, a managing director at Cerberus Capital who donated to Mr. Romney and Mrs. Clinton in 2008, and Hamilton E. James, the president of the private equity behemoth Blackstone."


A Democrat Financer did point out the irony of the whole situation:

"One Democratic financier invited to this month’s dinner, who asked for anonymity because he did not want to anger the White House, said it was ironic that the same president who once criticized bankers as “fat cats” would now invite them to dine at Daniel, where the six-course tasting menu runs to $195 a person."

So at least it seems President Obama is living up to his Reputation of ....

Saying one thing.....and then turn around Do What Ever He Wants.

Aren't you Glad We have an Emperor....Errr.. I mean a President Like that?

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2 comments:

turnrite said...

What a great post!
H.C.

Anonymous said...

More Obama Hypocrisy: Obama Secretly Accepts Transparency Award.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IzJRG87tVE