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Not only have we been treated to a procession,(more aptly a perp walk) of tax cheats for cabinet positions, but Obama keeps beaking his campiagn promises about not hiring lobbyists. May be one of our resident Obama Apologists can explain the following:

"Obama finds room for lobbyists
By: Kenneth P. Vogel and Mike Allen
January 28, 2009 05:36 PM EST

President Obama promised during his campaign that lobbyists "won't find a job in my White House."

So far, though, at least a dozen former lobbyists have found top jobs in his administration, according to an analysis done by Republican sources and corroborated by Politico.

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Here are former lobbyists Obama has tapped for top jobs:

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.

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zara,,,,I'll give hussein the same chance and respect that Bush got,,,,you know, what goes around, comes around,,,,how's it feel??? :D
 

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Ever notice how no one ever defends Obama? They just change the subject and hope people don't notice.
 

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Say what you want about Obama, but the man has sold more guns in the shortest period of time in recorded history which could possibly make him the NRA "man of the year."

Also, as alluded to in one of the previous posts he has collected a lot of back taxes that the "Leona Helmsley" bunch in D.C. seemed to have "forgotten" to pay.

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Sorry union guys, evidently Obama was talking about the European Union not the Steelworkers Union out on the campaign trail. LOL

Obama Kissing Europe's Butt.

"The European Union warned the US yesterday against plunging the world into depression by adopting a planned “Buy American” policy, intensifying fears of a trade war.

The EU threatened to retaliate if the US Congress went ahead with sweeping measures in its $800 billion (£554 billion) stimulus plan to restrict spending to American goods and services.

Gordon Brown was caught in the crossfire as John Bruton, the EU Ambassador to Washington, said that “history has shown us” where the closing of markets leads — a clear reference to the Depression of the 1930s, triggered by US protectionist laws.

White House moves to protect Brand Obama

Last night Mr Obama gave a strong signal that he would remove the most provocative passages from the Bill.

“I agree that we can’t send a protectionist message,” he said in an interview with Fox TV. “I want to see what kind of language we can work on this issue. I think it would be a mistake, though, at a time when worldwide trade is declining, for us to start sending a message that somehow we’re just looking after ourselves and not concerned with world trade.” "
 

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Zara:

Three points:

1. I'm compelled to point out this is political thread critical of liberal hypocricy. So far you have neglected to make your obligatory reference to Idaho Senator, Larry Craig, a.k.a. 'Mr. Men's room'. Your missing snappy retort should have been something on the order of, "oh yea Brooks, what about Larry Craig!?"

2. As for your observation, "... not like he went bike riding while Wall Street played craps with our economy", we certainly know you weren't referring to Obambi's Chief of Staff and confindant, Rahm Emmanuel. Far from bike riding, Rahmbo was busy sitting on the board of Fraudie Mac helping create billions in toxic assets while simultaneously enriching himself at tax payer expense.

3. Doubya was roundly criticised for an inauguration that cost $40 mm (million). Reports vary but the media's darling Obambi set a record spending roughly $160 mm on his.

How much tableware would the $120 mm difference purchase? While you're running those numbers, maybe you could calculate how much tableware could have been purchased with the contributions provided by Wall Street banks for Obambi's big wing ding.

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Zara:

I forgot one...

Unless something has changed in the last 36 hours, Obambi's pick for Secretary of Defense is Robert Gates. You might agree that position has something to do with national security.


While Obambi, "... hasn't been there long enough to get the military in over it's head in sand dunes", Gates has. You may remember he was appointed Secretary of Defense by Dubya in Dec. of 2006. Apparently, Gates' performance for the past two years has been good enough to impress the Obamster.

As a side note, Gates has distinguished himself in several ways. Most recently he is perhaps the only Obama cabinet nominee that paid his taxes.

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