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White House says $500K won't guarantee Obama meeting
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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.

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
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And if a Republican did this........
1 posted on 02/25/2013 1:47:49 PM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Maybe if a contributor threw in a “BJ” (Obama as the “pitcher”), that would do the trick?


2 posted on 02/25/2013 1:50:12 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: fwdude

Obummer is sensitive to how his pictures are used.


3 posted on 02/25/2013 1:55:23 PM PST by Dan(9698)
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To: Sub-Driver

I believe it...500k is just for the WH to answer the phone...the price goes up from there for access..


4 posted on 02/25/2013 1:56:50 PM PST by Fedupwithit (You gave him what he wanted. I gave him what he needed.)
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To: Sub-Driver

$500k is no guarantee that you will get to meet with POTUS, but anything less is a guarantee that you won’t............


5 posted on 02/25/2013 1:57:58 PM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Sub-Driver

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.

Worthless Fascists!

FUBO & FAD


6 posted on 02/25/2013 2:11:07 PM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


7 posted on 02/25/2013 2:17:21 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Sub-Driver

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!


8 posted on 02/25/2013 2:39:57 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: Dan(9698)
This fly must be rich!


9 posted on 02/25/2013 2:45:23 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

This is akin to medieval Popes selling off plenary indulgences to their “contributors.”


10 posted on 02/25/2013 2:46:26 PM PST by Ax
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To: Ax

Oops.. I forgot about the fake Twitter ‘anti-gun’ spams too.. Getting tough remembering all these lies and deception (impeachable offenses).


11 posted on 02/25/2013 2:51:51 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: Sub-Driver

Well, we already knew what he is, I’m just glad we know his price.


12 posted on 02/25/2013 3:00:36 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Inflation, dontcha know?
It’s now $650K.


13 posted on 02/25/2013 3:53:23 PM PST by MistrX
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To: Sub-Driver

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.)


14 posted on 02/25/2013 4:54:46 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


15 posted on 02/25/2013 4:56:05 PM PST by DarkWaters ("Deception is a state of mind --- and the mind of the state" --- James Jesus Angleton)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

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.


16 posted on 02/25/2013 5:02:20 PM PST by DarkWaters ("Deception is a state of mind --- and the mind of the state" --- James Jesus Angleton)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

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


17 posted on 02/25/2013 5:08:45 PM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: fwdude
Only problem with that is the oboma is known to prefer to “catch”, rather than “throw.” It was said in Chicago circles that at the gay club, Man's Country, the O preferred older white men to “throw” to him, orally.

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.

18 posted on 02/25/2013 6:05:45 PM PST by itssme
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Please keep ‘em coming! Thank you all very much!

19 posted on 02/25/2013 6:27:55 PM PST by RedMDer (Support Free Republic)
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To: Red Badger

500K probably gets one a meeting with TOTUS, that is where the real power is anyway.


20 posted on 02/25/2013 8:21:11 PM PST by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: DarkWaters

Well, considering the frequency that such things happen to him and the fact that Pubbie presidents with any events like it would have been jumped on / ran by the Right hating press if any actually existed, it does give one pause.

Me, I totally believe it.


21 posted on 02/26/2013 3:02:07 AM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Norm Lenhart

The press would definately have pointed all that out if it was a Republican.

To add to this: remember that summer 40 year storm that blacked out DC for a week? Remember that 6.0 eartquake that damaged the cathedral, but more so the top spire(cap) of the Washington Monument(that seemed a real solid warning to me) and not all that much damage to DC in general? Then there was the hurrican that hit NYC with a lot of the wind and on down to DC which saw most of the rains. Then there was the young girl who sang at Obam’s inaguration. Their was a band that was there, and I believe it was a band that just recently had a bus accident while on the road. What ever it is, there is alot of bad Mojo coming from this man’s soul. It is best to stay clear of him and those around him.


22 posted on 02/26/2013 11:03:10 AM PST by DarkWaters ("Deception is a state of mind --- and the mind of the state" --- James Jesus Angleton)
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To: Sub-Driver

Bill Clinton must be thinking “This guy makes me look like an amateur. And I actually believed Hillary could beat him.”


23 posted on 02/26/2013 4:20:03 PM PST by Terry Mross (How long before America is gone?)
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To: Sub-Driver

It’s not enough!


24 posted on 02/26/2013 11:37:25 PM PST by Thebaddog (Obama won, we are so screwed.)
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