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NRCC hits Obama over Messina’s Caribou Coffee trysts
Washington Examiner ^ | 8-1-12 | Conn Carroll

Posted on 08/18/2012 11:26:54 AM PDT by STARWISE

Add the National Republican Congressional Committee to the list of conservative groups capitalizing on former White House Deputy Chief of Staff Jim Messina’s secret meetings with lobbyists at a Caribou Coffee near the White House.

President Obama has repeatedly promised that his would be “the most transparent administration in history,” but the House Energy and Commerce Committee released a report yesterday showing that high-ranking Obama staffers, including Messina, used private email addresses to bypass these rules and meet with industry lobbyists.

“I will roll Pelosi to get the 4 billion,” Messina wrote Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America lobbyist Jeffrey Forbes from his personal account in March 2010.

The NRCC has bought ads on Facebook targeting their 160,000+ fans, asking them to sign a petition demanding “transparency from the White House.” The ad graphic features Messina’s picture and his “roll Pelosi” quote.

“Democrats can’t run on ObamaCare. They can only try to run from it,” NRCC digital director Gerrit Lansing said. “This is a prime example of learning about what’s in it and how it was made – after they passed it. The more America learns about what’s in ObamaCare and the secretive lobbyist deals President Obama made to pass it, the more they are determined to replace Democrats in order to fully repeal it.”

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Related FR thread from 2010:

Obama's Caribou Coffee Coverup

From SEC filing - March 2010:


Risks Related to Our Structure

Arcapita has substantial control over us, and could limit other shareholders’ ability to influence the outcome of matters requiring shareholder approval and may support corporate actions that conflict with other shareholders’ interests.

Our largest shareholder is an affiliate of Arcapita Bank B.S.C. (c), a global investment group founded in 1997 with offices in Atlanta, London and Bahrain. We refer to Arcapita Bank B.S.C. (c) and its affiliates collectively as either Arcapita or our majority shareholder in the Form 10-K.

Arcapita beneficially owns 11,672,245 shares, or approximately 58.9%, of the outstanding shares of our common stock as of January 3, 2010.

Arcapita’s ownership of shares of our common stock could have the effect of delaying or preventing a change of control of us, could discourage a potential acquirer from obtaining control of us, even if the acquisition or merger would be in the best interest of our shareholders, or could otherwise affect our business because of our compliance with Shari’ah principles as described below.

This could have an adverse effect on the market price for shares of our common stock. Arcapita is also able to control the election of directors to our board. Two of the eight members of our board of directors are representatives of Arcapita.

Our compliance with Shari’ah principles may make it difficult for us to obtain financing and may limit the products we sell.

1 posted on 08/18/2012 11:27:06 AM PDT by STARWISE
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2 posted on 08/18/2012 11:29:48 AM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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Thank goodness the marxists currently in charge are so laughably inept.

The next marxist regime will not be so stupid, should we be stupid enough to elect one.

3 posted on 08/18/2012 11:34:31 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: skeeter; All


While the meetings have been extensively reported before by ABC News and the New York Times, a new report published Tuesday by House Republicans exposed a raft of email messages between industry lobbyists and Obama administration officials deliberately making plans to rendezvous off-site to avoid detection.

In several cases, the officials’ messages were sent from non-governmental, personal email accounts, which Republicans allege was intended to keep the correspondence from the public record.

Get more pure politics at ABC and a lighter take on the news at

“Jim – coffee at Caribou Coffee – across the corner from the WH – would work at 11:30 a.m. on Friday…plus getting you through the new WH security rules these days almost takes an act of Congress almost (and you know how well that’s going these days),” wrote one official in the White House Office of Science and Technology policy to an executive in the GPS industry.

****”[P]lus you’d appear on an official WH Visitor List which is maybe not want [sic] you want at this stage …”

Other emails show then White House chief of staff Jim Messina using a non-governmental account to discuss language for the health care reform bill with a pharmaceutical industry lobbyist. In one message from March 2010, Messina assures the lobbyist he would overcome opposition from then House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to achieve more favorable legislation.

4 posted on 08/18/2012 11:36:14 AM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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I really liked Caribou Coffee, much better than Starbucks.
Then somel years ago I found this out........

Arcapita was Caribou Coffee’s majority shareholder. In 2002, Yusuf al-Qaradawi’s involvement[6] with the bank led to a protest of Caribou Coffee. That same year al-Qaradawi stepped down as chairman of the bank’s Sharia board.[7]...
In 2011, Arcapita sold their shares of Caribou Coffee. As of September 30, 2011, no one entity owns more than 8% of Caribou’s outstanding shares.[8]...

Sounds like the Muslim connection has been broken .

5 posted on 08/18/2012 11:41:51 AM PDT by Vinnie (A)
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This should be the only answer to any demand for tax returns.

6 posted on 08/18/2012 11:42:52 AM PDT by skeeter
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I’ve had Caribou Coffee only once. It tasted like it had been through a caribou and I never went there again.

7 posted on 08/18/2012 11:44:17 AM PDT by virgil
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I'm not sure what "I will roll Pelosi" means.

I'm pretty sure that I don't want to know.

8 posted on 08/18/2012 12:27:46 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Izzy Dunne
maybe he meant to say...
He will ‘poke’ pelosi!!!
ya think????
9 posted on 08/18/2012 12:41:28 PM PDT by haircutter
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BUMP for great freeping.

10 posted on 08/18/2012 12:45:29 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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11 posted on 08/18/2012 2:28:34 PM PDT by RedMDer (
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12 posted on 08/18/2012 6:14:29 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (
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shariah ping...oldie but goodie

13 posted on 09/07/2012 7:11:24 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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Speaking of private email

'Politburo' controlling U.S. policy WorldNetDaily ^ | July 14, 2009 | Aaron Klein Posted on ‎7‎/‎14‎/‎2009‎ ‎4‎:‎00‎:‎31‎ ‎PM by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Sources say White House cadre bypassing agencies, jeopardizing security

JERUSALEM – A small group of officials working mostly from the White House are tightly controlling U.S. foreign policy, bypassing other government agencies and making decisions without employing the expertise of those agencies, according to diplomatic sources speaking to WND. The sources said some of the decisions may be jeopardizing U.S. security.

A senior Middle East diplomatic source said Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recently apologized to a Mideast leader, explaining to him U.S. policy regarding his country is being dictated by the White House and not her agency.

The diplomatic sources all confirmed Clinton has been largely cut out from the decision-making process, as have U.S. National Security Adviser James Jones and other top figures. The diplomatic sources identified the White House group largely controlling foreign policy as consisting of President Obama; White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel; top Obama adviser David Axelrod; and National Security Council Director Denis McDonough. Also involved are Mark Lippert, chief-of-staff of the National Security Council; U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice and Jim Messina, White House liaiason to Congress.

The White House did not immediately respond to WND's request for comment.

A senior U.S. official referred to the group as a "politburo," using the term for the executive committee of communist political parties.

The source said the so-called politburo is making decisions that bypass other agencies. (Excerpt) Read more at ...

14 posted on 03/05/2015 10:24:22 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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Lippert’s the guy who just got stabbed in the face in Korea.

15 posted on 03/06/2015 8:03:49 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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Hillary’s private email bump

16 posted on 08/15/2015 1:13:18 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: piasa

Lippert’s NSC... interestingly it was the NSC that invited terrorist Qaradawi’s deputy to meeting at the White House concerning Obama’s Syrian war policy.

17 posted on 08/15/2015 1:19:29 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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