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President Obama sells access to the White House

By maxwell edison ·
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Fix the link.

http / freebeacon. com/chuck- todd-on-ofa-fundraising-this-just-looks- bad/

"Looks bad" my a$$. How about criminal?

"This just looks bad - it looks like the White House is selling access, Todd said Monday. It's the definition of selling access. If you believe money has a strangle hold over the entire political system this is ceding the moral high ground.

Hey Chuck! Apply the quack test. If it quacks like a duck, it's a friggin' duck! If it "looks like Obama is selling access", he's SELLING ACCESS!

Go ahead, all you Obama Kool Aide drinkers. Try to justify it by saying everybody does it.

P.S. I laugh - and am totally surprised - that the story is from MSNBC, and not FOX News!

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Shhhhh

by aidemzo_adanac In reply to All candidates promise re ...

Canada has a commie socialist government that carries people from womb to tomb. Unlike free, democratic nations, such as the USA, we have problems with people unfairly collecting welfare!!! A portion of my taxes and medical premiums are given to OTHER PEOPLE, who didn't earn it themselves, just so they can get treatment!!! (I know, how dare they suggest I help countrymen with my tax dollars and premiums!).

Of course there's also the fact that it's really cold here, if it wasn't for the sunshine and cloudless skies this past weekend, people may have realized it was only 68F !! Brrrrrr, snowy Canada!

Then of course there are the people! People come here from all over (I am guessing because they want to make it to the USA, as per the general consensus that everyone wants to live there). When they are here, they aren't even expected to assimilate our culture and language!!!! THOSE people get to come here and not be shunned for their religious upbringing, their clothes, foods and society. Ghastly, truly ghastly.

And THEN there's the Canadian government. Like no other nation on Earth, our unique, soclialst government seems to have hidden agenda's (I KNOW!!) . They take tax money from people who work hard, and they use it for purposes of their own means, saying it in the public's best interests. Now I understand that is what the definition of government actually is but COME ON ALREADY!! Why can't I just keep my money and say screw it to everyone else who wants some. "I'm sick and I need help" oh WAAAAA, not my problem after all.

No, you don't want America to run like Canada. We are far too sated and reserved in our ways. We spend way too much time ignoring the government's every move and getting on with our lives as if government didn't exist. We don't even FEAR other Canadians here. We don't carry guns to protect innocent people who may be accosted, we don't have a personal arsenal for protecting our families (that's right we don't even prepare to protect our FAMILIES here. ) we can't play John Wayne in the mall with our CCW permits, NOTHING I TELL YOU!
We don't even fear our government, can you believe such idiocy?!

When it comes to other nations around the globe, nobody can be bothered with us. They just think we are a happy, passive nation. We've been paramount in protecting allied forces for many decades, we have soldiers at war and have successfully completed missions that have saved thousands of allied lives, why don't the bad countries see US as a target, see US as warriors, it's just not FAIR!!! Nobody wants to kills us, why not? what haven't we done to deserve being left alone?

Nah, you don' t want to live like we do, and please pass the word around, DON'T GO TO CANADA. "There's nothing to see here folks, just keep moving along"

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All politicians say what people want to hear in order to get elected

by aidemzo_adanac In reply to Here's the point of Maxwe ...

Of course they do, that's the definition of politician.

Obama's promise to change the way things were done in Washington, probably wasn't focused too much on the specifics behind campaign fundraising, more than just the political system itself.

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President Obama threatens a reporter

by maxwell edison In reply to President Obama sells acc ...

http / www.businessinsider.com/bob-woodward-obama-sequester-white-house-reporting-price-politics-2013-2

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Not actually Obama, was it?

by neilb@uk In reply to President Obama threatens ...

Just because he's half of Woodstein and he's been in a movie played by Robert Redford doesn't mean he doesn't talk crap, sometimes.

I thought you wanted your government to stop wasting money so what's wrong with NOT deploying aircraft carriers? And, as for "Or George W. Bush saying, 'You know, I'm not going to invade Iraq because I can't get the aircraft carriers I need?'", what was ever wrong with George W saying "You know, I'm not going to invade Iraq because it has sod-all to do with 911 and it would be stupid and a waste of money and it will take us years to get out.",

Edited to add: And the follow up seems to sort of put this (non-)story away. http://www.businessinsider.com/bob-woodward-gene-sperling-white-house-obama-threat-sequester-2013-2

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I see Nixonian behavior

by maxwell edison In reply to Not actually Obama, was i ...

You see anything else.

Nixonian behavior is unacceptable - end of story.

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Nixonian behavior is unacceptable

by aidemzo_adanac In reply to I see Nixonian behavior

Why because that is YOUR belief and others are not allowed ot feel differently?
For someone who spends all his time spouting the base premise of Liberty and freedom, something nobody living outside of America could possibly conceive, you certainly take the stand of a dictator a lot.

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Which part is the threat?

by aidemzo_adanac In reply to President Obama threatens ...

Saying "you will regret this", is not a threat at all. If a kid wants an extra scoop of ice cream and his mom knows it will make him sick, is she "threatening him" by saying he's regret eating another bowl? No, not by any stretch of the imagination.

If you want to buy a new car and it will clean out your account, are you being threatened when your friend says "don't buy it, you will regret it!"
No.

But when a newsie shoots his mouth off, then takes a single sentence from an emailed reply and focuses on it, almost surely out of context too, it is now a threat.
NO

God man, get a grip already! When people focused on single comments, taken out of context, toward the great George W. Bush , you instantly dismissed it as typical left leaning BS. However when the same is done toward a NEWSIE, of all people, it's a call to arms. Americans should stand up and not take such slanderous threats lightly. They should feel bad for exercising their freedom to vote for whom they believe in and for making such choices based on their personal feelings. They were wrong and you were right and they should feel ashamed for not following your lead or seeing the same side of the campaign that you supported.

Get real. You ever so proudly live in America, what you actually believe to be the mightiest and greatest nation on the planet. You will fight to your death to support the right for YOUR freedom to make your own choices, it's the cornerstone of American society after all.

However, you are so quick to condemn others for exercising their freedom to make THEIR choices.

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Sorry I don't see the problem

by aidemzo_adanac In reply to President Obama sells acc ...

How much ACCESS to controlling the USA do you feel they would actually get?

You can contact your local MLA for free, so a President uses a "backstage meet and greet opportunity" to raise funds, I'm sure there have been worse fund raising scenarios over the years from both sides too.

US presidents charge for public appearances, don't they? I know they sure cash in that way after their term.

TR sometimes invites a select few to chime in on site changes, gather ideas etc. That doesn't mean that those users then have ANY control ,in any sense of the word, over what TR does. Are you not just pissed that it wasn't a Republican president and you could afford to chime in with him?

What issue does it raise with you?
Security hole?
Poor fundraising methods?
Control of the president's decisions?

Sorry, I just don't get what the issue is.

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