The issue that Carney circumnavigates in the video emerged from a NYTimes report on Obama's advocacy group, Organizing for America. Donating or raising $500,000 or more will get you on to a national advisory board that sometimes meets with the president.
obama has denigrated the wealthy, but now he is selling access to himself for $500k? This is beyond corruption. The obamabots will try to defend this and say that it isn't corruption. Could you imagine if a Republican blatantly said that for half a million dollars I will sit down and meet with you? Oh, but supposedly it is the Republicans that are the party of the rich. Wake up sheep, open your eyes. The Democrats don't love you.
"Pay to play," is the game and Obama and his leftist administration no longer feel its necessary to prevaricate elaborate cover-ups for their actions. The Obama administration past successes in operating a rogue presidency has emboldened them to the point of not even making the effort any longer to deny anything they might do or want to do. "The history of failure..."...." can be summed up in two words: Too late. Too late in comprehending the deadly purpose of a potential enemy; too late in realizing the mortal danger; too late in preparedness;too late in uniting all possible forces for resistance; too late in standing with one's friends."Douglas Mac Arthur Is this what the American citizens in the future will say, "Too late...." Douglas Mac Arthur__________
Hey Obamas the cheapest president in history if he were republican he would charge at least 1million to get into bed with him he's not the only president to do this and he won't be the last but geez why would his own guy say something like that
Disgusting but not surprizing. It's the Chicago way. Just one more line item on the list of impreachable offenses committed by this man. Just one more offense ignored or trivialized by the sycophants in the mainstream state controlled media.
@AceLuby Or Woman. I know this as a conservative, Hillary will probably win. That will continue even bigger meet and greets for cash. While the media looks the other way- or the story vanishes. I do know had a non Democrat done this, the questions would be unending..like asking "In a recession is this really a good thing to do" Or "How many starving kids could be fed for that 500K.........." and on and on.
Those are questions that should be asked to this president- but they wont. Truth to power is dead until a non Democrat takes office. That's the modern reality.
@drpeeper 'non Democrats' have been doing this for years. It's one thing in DC that's bipartisan.
And let's not even get started about what questions are asked of the different parties. Millions spent on Clinton's blowie, ignoring everything else, no investigation about the rampant in your face corruption in the Bush admin, and now a big push from the right into investigating Benghazi. There's your 'modern reality'.
There is no need to even discuss this blatant buying of the presidency. Heck, poor Clinton got reamed for his Lincoln Bedroom fiasco, this is sort of renting out the entire White House and having the highest donors being advisers (God help us!) to the president. Jeeze, his cabinet looks like a frat house line up and now the guy with the deepest pocket is going to sit and "Advise" the president? I sure don't remember electing them.
I figure Barry already did the name change thingy a few times so next step is to just make a new Symbol name like Prince or a good rapster name like OG-P and then tickey prices will go through the roof... I was thinking he could go the Fiddy Cent way and change his name to OGBuckNaQuarter....
This is absolutely abysmal and unfortunately, par for the course for politicians. When will people be fed up w/ the money surrounding politics and say enough is enough? Just goes to show who is really represented in DC... and it isn't the likes of you or me.
It's a disgrace that has been happening for decades. Every president has been part of these "pay for access" things and it's why I think we need forensic accountants and all money taken out of politics. Pay the President $5 million a year and congress $1 million a year, anyone caught taking money, favors or any compensation should be executed as a traitor.
Why so much? THEY are the ones calling it 'public service.$30000.00 for Pres.$25000.00 per congressman. No pensions, insurance, lobby $. And divest of all investments. If One penny more is attributed to the family- during their term - or 20 years after- it is taken by the gov't.
Nothing unusual there. Been that way since there have been Presidents. What's the big deal now? Oh yeah, this Prez has a different hue.
Access does not necessarily translate to influence. The grassroots contributors get just as much access as do single half-million-dollar donors, even more with Obama , as his terms in office clearly show.
Obama has a different 'hue' and that makes it acceptable to you? Who cares if others did it? Call it out and raise hell when it happens. At this time we're talking Obama and 'hue' isn't my problem with him.
OK let me get this straight - - Its OK because my president didn't do it first. - We can ignore this political pandering because he's black - This political pandering isn't really political pandering - People who pay $500k are not given special recognition or attention - Actually people who don't pay $500k are given more attention - All the above is "clearly shown"
@DerivePI Access does not necessarily translate to influence. The grassroots contributors get just as much access as do single half-million-dollar donors, even more with Obama , as his terms in office clearly show.
@justapirate No hue makes the only difference. Otherwise, Access does not necessarily translate to influence. The grassroots contributors get just as much access as do single half-million-dollar donors, even more with Obama , as his terms in office clearly show.
"I am in this race to tell the corporate lobbyists that their days of setting the agenda in Washington are over. I have done more than any other candidate in this race to take on lobbyists — and won. They have not funded my campaign, they will not run my White House, and they will not drown out the voices of the American people when I am president."
-- Barack Obama, Speech in Des Moines, IA November 10, 2007
@ASISEEIT2 "Crook"? Thanks to the current laws this sort of thing is legal and above-board, laws passed under previous Republican Congresses. Ain't nobody with clean hands when it comes to politics and money.
Now, someone remind me again of how publicly-financed campaigns are a bad idea?