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Now You Tell Us™ (Part 4): Obama Not Getting Big Money Out of Politics As He Promised To Do

Filed under: Dog Trainer,General,Obama — Patterico @ 7:21 am

(Note: “Now You Tell Us”™ is a semi-regular feature of this site, documenting examples of the Los Angeles Times’s disclosure of negative information about Barack Obama that didn’t come out during the election.)

Between the election and the inauguration is the traditional time for the L.A. Times to reveal negative facts about Barack Obama that many of us already knew, but that the electorate at large evidently did not. Today example, from this morning’s L.A. Times web page:

The beginning of the story:

Even before Barack Obama was sworn in as president the first time, he touted his efforts to “change business as usual in Washington” by setting strict rules for his inauguration: No corporate donations were allowed; individuals could give only $50,000.

This time, Obama’s inaugural committee is seeking million-dollar contributions from corporations and offering perks in return, such as tickets to the official ball. The six companies that have given so far include AT&T, Microsoft and Financial Innovations, a marketing company that received $15.7 million to produce merchandise for Obama’s reelection campaign and is the official vendor for the inauguration. The committee has put no limit on how much individuals can give.

The relaxed rules reflect how Obama has largely dropped his efforts to curb the role of money in politics, a cause he once vowed to make central to his presidency.

It’s OK to say . . . now that he’s safely elected.

(Entries from 2008 found here, here, and here.)

11 Responses to “Now You Tell Us™ (Part 4): Obama Not Getting Big Money Out of Politics As He Promised To Do”

  1. the Slimes lies and Obamamerica dies.


    redc1c4 (403dff)

  2. Media and Govt. partnerships like this will contribute to your predicted nuclear war. Keeping Obama elected will keep the budget concerns as is or worse.

    SB (8a4846)

  3. I like the commenter who hijacked the LAT article’s comments section to post a long four-part diatribe about Syria. That is the correct response to any article the LAT publishes.

    JVW (4826a9)

  4. Pretty soon they are going to get to the bottom of Obama’s Rezko loan connection.

    Patricia (be0117)

  5. Now that he’s elected he has more “flexibility”…

    Velcro (810865)

  6. Pat, You misunderstood. Obama was looking to fill his own pockets, Chicago Style, from politics. Why do you think Mother Robinson thought she could fill her bag for free when Moochelle went to a store?

    PCD (1d8b6d)

  7. Reminder:
    Mr. President Obama’s words have a shelf-life not exceeding the time it takes for them to exit his larynx, and pass his lips.

    By the time they enter your outer-ear, they are already “non-operative”.

    askeptic (b8ab92)

  8. It’s not really just the Los Angeles Times showing it’s partisanship, favorirsm or bias.

    It’s also that Obama and company are being more open about this, not concerned or as concerned about the impression it will create, creating more evidence of wanting large donations, not fighting accusations..

    Sammy Finkelman (a69e24)

  9. This particular news actually didn’t exist before the election. The news is that Obama has different rules for his second inauguration than he did for the first.

    Now his general attitude toward campaign financing – that was everyone could know.

    Obama actually broke a campaign promise about this before the 2008 election. There are not too many campaign promises a Presidential candidate can break before he even gets elected the first time, but Obama managed it.

    He probably thought he would never have to live up to it, but John McCain became the Republican Presidential nominee, and he became the Democratic Presidential nominee – exactly the (unlikely in 2007?) scenario discussed by McCain and Obama came to be, and he didn’t live up to his word. He never paid a price for that.

    Sammy Finkelman (a69e24)

  10. Obama knows better than the rest of us.
    Once y’all accept it, life will be easier to endure.

    Elephant Stone (6538ee)

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