February 26, 2013

Obama sets price of bribes for direct access to him

Free Beacon - MSNBC’s Chuck Todd criticized the new fundraising efforts of President Obama’s dark money group, Organizing for Action, calling a scheme for high donors to meet regularly with Obama “the definition of selling access.”

Todd was describing the quarterly meetings that will be enjoyed by OFA’s $500,000 donors, the New York Times reported over the weekend:
Next month, Organizing for Action will hold a “founders summit” at a hotel near the White House, where donors paying $50,000 each will mingle with Mr. Obama’s former campaign manager, Jim Messina, and Mr. Carson, who previously led the White House Office of Public Engagement.

Giving or raising $500,000 or more puts donors on a national advisory board for Mr. Obama’s group and the privilege of attending quarterly meetings with the president, along with other meetings at the White House. Moreover, the new cash demands on Mr. Obama’s top donors and bundlers come as many of them are angling for appointments to administration jobs or ambassadorships.
“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.”

3 comments:

robbie said...

Chuck Todd is the one who drew equivalence between Ted Cruz for being a trogolodyte and Elizabeth Warren for asking fairly tough questions. I think we need to ignore anything that putz has to say.

Anonymous said...

Surely this story is an April Fool's joke that escaped early.

I mean no government is that obviously corrupt, is it?

Anonymous said...

Obama is following Clinton's model - pay to play.