Another “Hope & Change” Obama campaign promise goes bye, bye … Hey America, how’s that “Hopey-Changey” thing working out for you?
Remember when candidate Barack Obama said he was going to change the culture of Washington, DC and that there would be no lobbyists in his White House or that he would take money from lobbyists? The NY Times is reporting that President Barack Obama has at least 15 “bundlers” who contribute their own money to his campaign and solicit it from others that are involved in lobbying for Washington consulting shops or private companies.
Despite a pledge not to take money from lobbyists, President Obama has relied on prominent supporters who are active in the lobbying industry to raise millions of dollars for his re-election bid.
At least 15 of Mr. Obama’s “bundlers” — supporters who contribute their own money to his campaign and solicit it from others — are involved in lobbying for Washington consulting shops or private companies. They have raised more than $5 million so far for the campaign.
Because the bundlers are not registered as lobbyists with the Senate, the Obama campaign has managed to avoid running afoul of its self-imposed ban on taking money from lobbyists.
As SC Representative would say, “You Lie!” Also, as Weasel Zippers reminds us, how bad and blatant a situation must this be if the New York Times is blowing the whistle on Obama? 3 … 2 … 1, the political ad is already in the can.