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05-21-2012, 12:41
I'm stunned.
Remember in 2007 when then-Sen. Barack Obama vowed to crack down on lobbyist influences in Washington, D.C.?

“I have done more to take on lobbyists than any other candidate in this race,” Obama said (http://voices.washingtonpost.com/washingtonpostinvestigations/2008/11/obama_imposes_new_ethics_rules.html). “I don’t take a dime of their money, and when I am president, they won’t find a job in my White House.”

As reported by other media outlets, and already noted by the left-leaning Politifact (http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2009/mar/17/obamas-lobbyist-rules-promise-broken/), the president broke his lobbyist rule a long time ago. However, thanks to a recent report from the Washington Post (http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/white-house-visitor-logs-show-lobbying-going-strong/2012/05/20/gIQA2ok4dU_story.html), we now have a better understanding of just how much the president has failed to curb lobbyist influences in the nation’s capital.


05-21-2012, 12:52
Thank you for this post. The content of the links needs to be shouted from the rooftops.

05-21-2012, 13:03
the MOST transparent administration EVER !