More Change You Can Believe in from Barack Obama … NOT!
Barack Obama ran on the platform of change. Obama ran on the platform that he would reform Washington, DC. He ran on the premise that political favoritism from money, lobbyists and the old way of doing things Inside the Beltway would be a thing of the past. A new era of transparency would begin. What a crock that has been in the first 100+ days. So much for those Obama ethics reform promises that he pandered to the American voters.
On Thursday of this past week, President Obama tapped four big Democratic Party donors for plum ambassadorships in Europe and Latin America while naming six career diplomats to posts in Africa, the Mideast and the Pacific. Barack Obama is just another typical “pay for play” politician. Obama does not represent anything more than a “typical politician.” He just happens to be a socialist typical politician.
Washington lawyer Howard Gutman, who raised more than $500,000 for Obama’s campaign and personally contributed the maximum $4,600 to it, was nominated to be the next U.S. envoy to Belgium, the White House said in a statement.
Gutman also contributed $2,300 to now Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential campaign, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, a nonpartisan group that tracks money in politics.
Obama named former Virginia Lt. Gov. Donald Beyer to be ambassador to Switzerland and Luxembourg. Beyer, who made his money as a car dealer, raised more than $500,000 for Obama and also contributed $4,600 to his campaign, according to the center.
Obama appointed loyal campaign donors to posts in Canada, the Bahamas and South Africa and career diplomats for jobs in Guinea, Haiti and Lithuania