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BROKEN PROMISE: OBAMA’S LOBBYISTS

Posted by FactReal on January 30, 2009

OBAMA REALIZES EMPTY SLOGANS ARE EASY – REALITY IS HARD.
Despite promising no lobbyists for his administration, Obama is hiring many lobbyists.
Obama team says eliminating all lobbyists would be FOOLISH.  Why?  Because “lobbyists are often the most informed people on a given issue”, tells us the CNN reporter (in a subliminal defense for Obama’s betrayal.)  Welcome to reality, gullible voters!

LOBBYISTS: Obama’s long list of lobbyists

CNN reports:
Obama said lobbyists’ “days of setting the agenda are over”, but newspapers report Obama team is loaded with ex-lobbyists…that’s not the promise Obama made.

Obama's Broken Promise- Hiring Lobbyists (source: CNN's Campbell Brown)

video source: CNN: Obama’s Lobbyists

another video: CNN: Obama’s Hypocrisy Is Showing

POLITICO reports: Obama’s lobbyists:
Eric Holder, attorney general nominee, was registered to lobby until 2004 on behalf of clients including Global Crossing, a bankrupt telecommunications firm.
Tom Vilsack, secretary of agriculture nominee, was registered to lobby as recently as last year on behalf of the National Education Association.
William Lynn, deputy defense secretary nominee, was registered to lobby as recently as last year for defense contractor Raytheon, where he was a top executive.
William Corr, deputy health and human services secretary nominee, was registered to lobby until last year for the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, a non-profit that pushes to limit tobacco use.
David Hayes, deputy interior secretary nominee, was registered to lobby until 2006 for clients, including the regional utility San Diego Gas & Electric.
Mark Patterson, chief of staff to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, was registered to lobby as recently as last year for financial giant Goldman Sachs.
Ron Klain, chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden, was registered to lobby until 2005 for clients, including the Coalition for Asbestos Resolution, U.S. Airways, Airborne Express and drug-maker ImClone.
Mona Sutphen, deputy White House chief of staff, was registered to lobby for clients, including Angliss International in 2003.
Melody Barnes, domestic policy council director, lobbied in 2003 and 2004 for liberal advocacy groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union, the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, the American Constitution Society and the Center for Reproductive Rights.
Cecilia Munoz, White House director of intergovernmental affairs, was a lobbyist as recently as last year for the National Council of La Raza, a Hispanic advocacy group.
Patrick Gaspard, White House political affairs director, was a lobbyist for the Service Employees International Union.
Michael Strautmanis, chief of staff to the president’s assistant for intergovernmental relations, lobbied for the American Association of Justice from 2001 until 2005.

OBAMA FAILS THE TRANSPARENCY TEST

So much for transparency

THEY BELIEVED OBAMA’S BLUFF
Obama said it, and the mainstream media believed it and then reported it…and then the voters believe it!!

Obama promised lobbyists “won’t find a job in my White House”

NYTimes:  Here is the New York Times 1/21/2009 report on Obama’s First Day as President:
“The new president also moved to fulfill his campaign pledge to end the so-called revolving door, the longstanding Washington practice whereby White House officials depart for the private sector and cash in on their connections by lobbying former colleagues.

In what ethics-in-government advocates described as a particularly far-reaching move, Mr. Obama barred officials of his administration from lobbying their former colleagues “for as long as I am president.” He barred former lobbyists from working for agencies they had lobbied within the past two years and required them to recuse themselves from issues they had handled during that time. ”

THEY IGNORED THE FACTS 
During the campaign we knew about Obama’s frauds, lobbyists, bundlers, etc.
Obama receiving donations from lobbyists, bundlers, hedge fund managers…even from illegal donors
Obama’s lobbyist problem: David Axelrod
More on Obama’s hypocrisy regarding lobbyists
ABC reporter arrested for investigating Democrat Lobbyists
Biden’s son is a Lobbyist?

 
SOURCES
Obama finds room for lobbyists
More Lobbyists in Obama’s government!

SEMANTICS:
Lobbyists = activists, interest groups, community organizers

NOTES TO PONDER:
Why liberals demonize Republicans with connections to lobbyists, interest groups, rich people, etc.? Their mantra: “Republican is the party of the rich.” Can liberals distinguish between theory and reality? It’s nice to say ‘no lobbyists’. But that is not reality as Obama said during the campaign:

Liberals love demagogues – that’s why they believed Obama.  Obama was bluffing.  It’s easy to be haughty when you are lying.  Welcome to Obama’s ethics: none.

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