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Obama Meets With Big Donors (50 Top Donors Buy Access to Obama; Mr. Transparency Bars Press)
The New York Times ^ | Tuesday, July 27, 2010 | Jackie Calmes

Posted on 07/27/2010 6:19:19 PM PDT by kristinn

President Obama met with about 50 of the Democratic Party’s biggest donors on Tuesday night at an upscale Washington hotel, but aides excluded reporters from the event since the president did not give a speech.

(Excerpt) Read more at thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: obama

1 posted on 07/27/2010 6:19:21 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Did anyone get any names?


2 posted on 07/27/2010 6:23:02 PM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: kristinn
Never before in the history of the Republic there has been a President or even a politician who has lied in such a shocking and brazen way like Obama lies on an hourly basis. Just incredible.
3 posted on 07/27/2010 6:24:42 PM PDT by jveritas (God bless our brave troops)
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To: kristinn
Were they clinging to their abortions and bailouts?
4 posted on 07/27/2010 6:26:07 PM PDT by RJL (Sarah Palin/Paul Ryan in 2012)
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To: kristinn
Yeah, but Bush did it too. And these donors Obama is meeting are really underprivileged adults from Detroit.

Nyah nyah boo-boo!

5 posted on 07/27/2010 6:27:18 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Mexico is the U.S. version of Hamas)
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Lynn Sweet, writing at Politics Daily, previewed this exclusive closed door meeting between Obama and his bagmen:

Obama on Tuesday will motorcade to Washington's Mandarin Oriental Hotel for a reunion with selected members of his 2008 presidential Finance Committee at an event for the Democratic National Committee. A person I talked to familiar with the event said the invitees included Obama 2008 presidential campaign bundlers who produced the most campaign cash. This type of dinner could well be a precursor to Obama organizing his re-election campaign next year.

A bundler is a person who uses his or her personal contacts to raise money for a candidate. Individuals are limited on what they can give to a federal candidate -- someone running for the White House, Senate or House -- so a bundler is valuable because there is no limit on how much that person can raise from other people for a campaign. This event is not a formal fund-raiser; major donors have been invited to the dinner to rally the troops.

A Democratic party official explained, "The president will stop by a gathering of some of our strongest Democratic supporters and long-time friends." The president is not expected to deliver any remarks. The Obama White House usually allows a pool reporter to cover fund-raising events only when the president speaks.

Sweet's article goes on to detail other fundraisers Obama will be headlining in the coming days.

6 posted on 07/27/2010 6:28:25 PM PDT by kristinn (I am a footnote in Sean Hannity's new book, Conservative Victory. Pgs 239, 240)
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To: jveritas
It's really what he does best.

...along with vacations.

Good going, Obambi voters.

7 posted on 07/27/2010 6:28:30 PM PDT by Czar (NRA Life Member)
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To: kristinn
excluded reporters from the event since the president did not give a speech.

..so what was he doing there besides taking bribes?

8 posted on 07/27/2010 6:29:02 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: jveritas

Bill and Hillary Clinton showed him the way.


9 posted on 07/27/2010 6:29:53 PM PDT by kristinn (I am a footnote in Sean Hannity's new book, Conservative Victory. Pgs 239, 240)
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To: Czar

Man, this is simply beyond belief. I simply cannot believe that someone would dare to lie in such a shocking way. He thinks that America is inner city Chicago and that Americans are the dumb welfare queens of inner city Chicago who believe every lie he tells them.


10 posted on 07/27/2010 6:32:32 PM PDT by jveritas (God bless our brave troops)
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To: kristinn

This is a new level of lying that we have never seen before in the 234 years history of the Republic.


11 posted on 07/27/2010 6:34:28 PM PDT by jveritas (God bless our brave troops)
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To: jveritas

“He thinks that America is inner city Chicago and that Americans are the dumb welfare queens of inner city Chicago who believe every lie he tells them.”

j, you got it.


12 posted on 07/27/2010 6:39:39 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Liberalism draws criminals as excrement draws flies. Liberals are only good for bait.)
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To: kristinn

Openness and transparency would at least require a video of the festivities.


13 posted on 07/27/2010 6:45:59 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: jveritas
Never before in the history of the Republic there has been a President or even a politician who has lied in such a shocking and brazen way like Obama lies on an hourly basis.

Ya never know. Things might get better down the road.


14 posted on 07/27/2010 6:52:33 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: Paladin2
Openness and transparency would at least require a video of the festivities.

Especially in light of the recent NAACP SHIRLEY SHERROD INCIDENT.

15 posted on 07/27/2010 6:54:17 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: UCANSEE2
The guy who made this movie “idiocracy” is a visionary.
16 posted on 07/27/2010 6:55:12 PM PDT by jveritas (God bless our brave troops)
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To: kristinn

Change the name from Honecker to Obama and this is the respect “our president” deserves.

http://www.nytimes.com/1994/05/30/obituaries/erich-honecker-ruler-east-germany-for-18-its-last-years-dies-exile-81.html?pagewanted=1


17 posted on 07/27/2010 6:56:50 PM PDT by Gapplega
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To: kristinn
“the president did not give a speech.”

What this Hugo Chavez, Castro like character DIDN”T give a speech. i hve never known him to STFU.

18 posted on 07/27/2010 6:58:58 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: UCANSEE2

President Camacho!


19 posted on 07/27/2010 7:01:17 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: Czar

I want to know the passenger list for the 747 flyby of NYC. I’m sure there is something interesting there.


20 posted on 07/27/2010 7:09:01 PM PDT by ab01
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To: kristinn
A person I talked to familiar with the event said the invitees included Obama 2008 presidential campaign bundlers who produced the most campaign cash.

Almost all of these 2008 bundlers have been rewarded with Administration jobs. If he is meeting with government-employed bundlers to discuss campaign organization, it would be a violation of federal law. But then these are Democrats we're talking about here.

21 posted on 07/27/2010 7:40:39 PM PDT by Hoodat (.For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: Czar

I cannot wait until he is on a permanent vacation.


22 posted on 07/27/2010 8:04:08 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The US will not die with a whimper. It will die with thundering applause from the left.)
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To: Doogle

Well you ask - Why is his wife taking a seperate vacation? Why has he disappeared from his press on recent trips? Why is he all alone in Florida while his wife is in Spain? Enquiring minds want to know!! Edwards, gore, Klinton and the big O - sounds like birds of a feather.


23 posted on 07/27/2010 8:34:53 PM PDT by q_an_a (a)
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To: jveritas

Same guy, Mike Judge, made BEAVIS AND BUTTHEAD.


24 posted on 07/27/2010 8:36:16 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: jveritas; ab01; Blood of Tyrants

This is a poseur who knows no shame. He is a complete and total failure by any kind of reasonable standard and yet he continues to pile blunder upon blunder, seemingly clueless to his utter incompetence and lack of any accomplishments whatsoever during his time in the presidency. Can there be any doubt that this strutting peacock is at the bottom of the pile when it comes to rating past presidents, worse even than the dreaded Jimmy Carter.


25 posted on 07/28/2010 2:28:14 PM PDT by Czar (NRA Life Member)
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; blueyon; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; ...

The really important and influential donors weren’t there per se, but they have been wearing a rubber glove for obvious reason, for quite a while now. Thanks kristinn.


26 posted on 07/28/2010 4:04:46 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: Czar

Excellent post, 100% true.


27 posted on 07/28/2010 5:28:28 PM PDT by jveritas (God bless our brave troops)
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