Skip to comments.White House says $500K won't guarantee Obama meeting
Posted on 02/25/2013 1:47:46 PM PST by Sub-Driver
White House says $500K won't guarantee Obama meeting
Posted by CNN Political Unit
(CNN) - After reports that top donors to the political group formed by President Barack Obama's campaign team would be granted quarterly access to the president, the White House stressed Monday the new organization would remain independent from administration activities.
But White House Press Secretary Jay Carney didn't deny that donors to the group, called Organizing for Action, could attend meetings with Obama or members of his staff.
"Administration officials can meet with them, including the president, but the fact of the matter is this is an independent organization that is supporting an agenda," Carney said.
The reports, in the New York Times and the Washington Post, indicated supporters who raised or contributed more than $500,000 for OFA would be invited to attend meetings with the president four times a year. The group was formed in January from the remaining infrastructure of Obama's presidential campaign to help promote his policy agenda.
Asked directly whether $500,000 was the "price tag to see the president," Carney said no, and stressed that OFA was an independent organization with restrictions on how it can interact with administration officials.
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Maybe if a contributor threw in a “BJ” (Obama as the “pitcher”), that would do the trick?
Obummer is sensitive to how his pictures are used.
I believe it...500k is just for the WH to answer the phone...the price goes up from there for access..
$500k is no guarantee that you will get to meet with POTUS, but anything less is a guarantee that you won’t............
The finest government that rich donors can buy. I wonder how much of the “donations” is going into der Fuehrer’s private account on some carribean island? Maybe in lieu of money, his faithful will build him his very own “Eagles Nest” on some mountain.
FUBO & FAD
The horrified screams of Liberals who for years have been protesting that government is “for the rich” and “for sale to the highest bidder” just TOO cool!
Irony: The Mark of Quality Literature.
Yep. Selling WH access, organizing anti-2nd Amendment bus rallies via BarackObama.com, lying about 0bama not making any calls during Benghazi then saying he called Hillary.. It must be fun being a black president!
This is akin to medieval Popes selling off plenary indulgences to their “contributors.”
Oops.. I forgot about the fake Twitter ‘anti-gun’ spams too.. Getting tough remembering all these lies and deception (impeachable offenses).
Well, we already knew what he is, I’m just glad we know his price.
Inflation, dontcha know?
It’s now $650K.
500k? Try 10 million.
Better yet, be a bundler, and claim influence over other donors. Jon Corzine reportedly raised $500 million, rather little of it his own. (Same way he lost billions at MF Global, but that’s for another day.)
Obama is acting like a lawyer. Instead of $500 an hour and up, his billing rates start at $1/2 million and the sky is the limit.
Between that and the rat that scurried across in one of his speeches in the rose garden, I am convinced those are omens from God.
the man has never ran a hot dog stand, comes on the scene, and starts his politics at a terrorists house, even got beat only for his thugs to tell the winner she was thrown out, hardly ever did his job as Senator, goes around the country with his cult called the media, never has hardly ever worked since being in our house plus he and his misses ships her family in to live on our dime, has browken so many laws, ignored judges, went to sleep during an attack on our ground in Libya and now this crap.
You bet ya he only got where he is because he;s not white but once that is pointed out the usual fascist left cries racism to try and shut the people up and close down the facts.
Still when they have a cult media who would rather talk about his golfing trip and why they were not there than talk and ask about Libya, gun running to drug lords etc then it must be so easy to laugh at how they have gone about things.
Course it;s even easier when a party called the GOP rolls over and would just go along wiht their corruption in the hopes the media does not call them names.
Makes me puke all of this, a man and wife who have never done a damn thing in their lives, get to good schools because of color, get high paying jobs because of color, gets away with being racist because of color and is now where they are because of color and a pathetic group cult called the media
That this bastard would sell the services of his position to any contributor willing to pay him $500K in return makes my blood boil. This man is totally corrupt, evil. And he must go.
500K probably gets one a meeting with TOTUS, that is where the real power is anyway.
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