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No open door: White
House denies selling access
to President Obama
to wealthy supporters

Washington Times, by Dave Boyer

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 2/25/2013 10:58:48 PM

The White House refuted a report Monday that President Obama’s former campaign team is selling access to him for wealthy donors who contribute at least $500,000 to a newly organized advocacy group pushing his liberal agenda. White House press secretary Jay Carney offered a flat “no” when asked by reporters if donors to the group Organizing for Action — a spinoff of Obama for America — would be rewarded with quarterly meetings with Mr. Obama in exchange for their hefty contributions to the tax-exempt group. “Of course not,”

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: veritas, 2/25/2013 11:06:11 PM     (No. 9196257)

Nope. Never sold.

Just rented....


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Reply 2 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 2/25/2013 11:07:18 PM     (No. 9196258)

It´s more like a one night stand.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: LudicrousSextus, 2/26/2013 12:23:38 AM     (No. 9196330)

Seriously...it isn´t so much ´access´ as ´the privilege of worshiping in close proximity to´...

It´s almost no wonder the guy is such a narcissist. He could be caught rolling one of his choom things with a copy of the Constitution and ´progressives´ would still fawn over him.

One wonders if there´s any ´financial transparency´ in ´the most transparent (as if) administration in history´...

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 2/26/2013 1:05:26 AM     (No. 9196349)

Actually, it´s more like a cheap trick with a "client."

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Reply 5 - Posted by: flatwater, 2/26/2013 3:03:17 AM     (No. 9196390)

Barack Obama is the most corrupt (p)resident in American history, and yes, I´m including Bill Clinton in that estimation.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: tappin52, 2/26/2013 3:54:09 AM     (No. 9196404)

Carney´s denial pretty much confirms it.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: ladychatalie, 2/26/2013 4:29:00 AM     (No. 9196418)

They´ll work a little harder at this not being reported.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: lilo, 2/26/2013 7:44:08 AM     (No. 9196569)


"Of course not," he lied.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Trigger2, 2/26/2013 8:04:00 AM     (No. 9196609)

It´s not a one night stand. It´s more like one of those motels that rent out by the hour.

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