In June 2008, candidate Obama sold in his "hope and CHANGE" : “We need a President who will look out for the interests of hardworking families, not just their big campaign donors and corporate allies.”
Now, according to the Washington Times “high-dollar fundraisers have been promised access to senior White House officials in exchange for pledges to donate $30,400 personally or to bundle $300,000 in contributions ahead of the 2010 midterm elections.”
Another account of Obama is truly no different than all politicians before him. Are you still buying his CHANGE? If so, do you have $30,400?
Many Obama bundlers have secured slots on federal advisory panels and commissions. Still more have benefited from the time-honored patronage tradition of rewarding political benefactors with ambassadorships.
Paying to Play?
Answer by mancosmomma at 1:45 PM on Oct. 30, 2009
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 11:57 AM on Oct. 30, 2009
First Lady’s social secretary, Desiree Rogers
According to left-wing watchdog Public Citizen, Rogers bundled more than $200,000 for Obama and contributed $28,500 to Democrat committees. Rogers’ ex-husband, John W. Rogers, Jr., chief executive of multi-billion-dollar Ariel Capital Management, played basketball with Michelle O’s brother, Craig Robinson, at Princeton. Mr. Rogers also served as a campaign finance bundler for Team Obama – and hung with President Obama in the White House on Super Bowl Sunday.
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 11:58 AM on Oct. 30, 2009
Answer by AngelDawn7 at 11:59 AM on Oct. 30, 2009
*sigh* more change I can't believe in. I'm starting to wish I had remained blissfully ignorant.
Answer by Friday at 12:03 PM on Oct. 30, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 12:39 PM on Oct. 30, 2009
The White House has ALWAYS been for sale to the highest campaign donor.
Answer by Anonymous at 12:53 PM on Oct. 30, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 12:58 PM on Oct. 30, 2009
Answer by mancosmomma at 1:23 PM on Oct. 30, 2009
I don't feel stupid for voting for Obama, never bought into the "hope and change" rhetoric but do agree he is Bush lite.
Answer by Friday at 1:33 PM on Oct. 30, 2009