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    Re: Report Claims White House Gave Kickback Administration Jobs to Donors

    I read the article, and it does not mention how its numbers might compare to past Administrations. That would be my primary basis of deciding if this is good or bad, better or worse.

    It does seem contrary to Obama's earlier quoted words from the article:

    Some are charging that the new report is at odds with President Obama's claims on the campaign trail that he would bring a new kind of government to Washington and not cater to special interests.

    "They write the checks and you get stuck with the bill," Obama said of "cynics, lobbyists and special interests" when he announced his candidacy in February of 2007. "They get the access while you get to write a letter. They think they own this government. But we're here today to take it back."

    "The time for that kind of politics is over," Obama added. "It is through. It's time to turn the page right here and right now."

    Read more: Report Claims White House Gave Kickback Administration Jobs to Donors - FoxNews.com
    I believe it has already been well-established that Obama is as big of a crony as has ever occupied the WH regardless.

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    Re: Report Claims White House Gave Kickback Administration Jobs to Donors

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    I see, I see! Let me get this straight. Are you angry because it appears that Obama is actually doing what Republicans do. He's acting like a Republican. Rotten to the core and no moral backbone. You should vote for this guy. He's more Republican than Mitt Romney.
    I'm not angry, I'm mocking certain posters that claim the GOP is all for big business, start illegal wars and try to pass laws to make people live a certain way. I merely can now point to 200 Obama crony jobs, Libya and Obamacare and ask "Have you seen the folks you vote for?"
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    Re: Report Claims White House Gave Kickback Administration Jobs to Donors

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    We hear the reason the "GOP" is supposedly so terrible is that they will screw the little guy in favor of big donors. Hey, guess what...

    Obama's the one doing it.

    EVIL Republicans will start illegal wars without permission...

    Obama's the one doing it.

    The GOP will ignore the will of the people and force the public to live as they demand...

    Obama's the one doing it.

    So my question is, where are the "liberals" that spend post after post telling us about the above threats... where are you when it's your guy doing it?
    I'm guessing you've never heard the phrase "political appointee." This is nothing new, and it's one of the standards of governmental operation that inhibits effective governance. However, it is what it is.

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    Re: Report Claims White House Gave Kickback Administration Jobs to Donors

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    I'm not angry, I'm mocking certain posters that claim the GOP is all for big business, start illegal wars and try to pass laws to make people live a certain way. I merely can now point to 200 Obama crony jobs, Libya and Obamacare and ask "Have you seen the folks you vote for?"
    Anyone who believes that Obama is purer or more wholesome than the people who preceded him in office is simply delusional. However, his track record in this regard is no worse than that of his predecessors. I've definitely worked for some complete morons over my career who were political appointees, and that stretches back to the Reagan era.

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    Re: Report Claims White House Gave Kickback Administration Jobs to Donors

    Someday maybe people will believe that politicians are politicians. Power corrupts and they all have it. It doesnt matter whether they have a D or a R by their name .... they all do the same thing.

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    Re: Report Claims White House Gave Kickback Administration Jobs to Donors

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    I'm not angry, I'm mocking certain posters that claim the GOP is all for big business, start illegal wars and try to pass laws to make people live a certain way. I merely can now point to 200 Obama crony jobs, Libya and Obamacare and ask "Have you seen the folks you vote for?"
    Funny thing is I don't think McCain would have done a single thing differently. If McCain did health care reform he probably would borrowed heavily from Romney's system, he would have gone with a NATO resolution on Libya, and he would have the same crony jobs. What you gotta do is point what Obama is doing differently.
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    Re: Report Claims White House Gave Kickback Administration Jobs to Donors

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    And what was the result of that review?
    dont know.. im sure it was eventually deemed not illegal, since money can buy things like that.
    but my point is your example of someone getting their friends a job, is less quite a bit less than setting up your friends with multi-billion dollar contracts.
    no new news here..

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Also did you know that they are still getting new contracts, even though evil old Dick Cheney and Co are long gone?
    again, money buys things like that.


    if nothing else, the next president can just fire them like they were a bunch of US attorneys that dont hold the same political views.

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    Re: Report Claims White House Gave Kickback Administration Jobs to Donors

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    We hear the reason the "GOP" is supposedly so terrible is that they will screw the little guy in favor of big donors. Hey, guess what...

    Obama's the one doing it.

    EVIL Republicans will start illegal wars without permission...

    Obama's the one doing it.

    The GOP will ignore the will of the people and force the public to live as they demand...

    Obama's the one doing it.

    So my question is, where are the "liberals" that spend post after post telling us about the above threats... where are you when it's your guy doing it?
    It's wrong no matter who does it. Period. And when it bites him in the ass, like having a horse judge in charge of FEMA, then I will certianly point out how stupid that was.

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    Re: Report Claims White House Gave Kickback Administration Jobs to Donors

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Center for Public Integrity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Was that really so hard?


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    Sounds like you just got rolled son.
    i guess. good luck continuing your conservative look-out posts. i hope they're paying you...

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    Funny thing is I don't think McCain would have done a single thing differently. If McCain did health care reform he probably would borrowed heavily from Romney's system, he would have gone with a NATO resolution on Libya, and he would have the same crony jobs. What you gotta do is point what Obama is doing differently.
    I believe that mostly true also. They'll simply wait till enough time has passed until they can re-label another groups sources ideas as their own. By that, I mean any politician.
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    Re: Report Claims White House Gave Kickback Administration Jobs to Donors

    Quote Originally Posted by makkam View Post
    i guess. good luck continuing your conservative look-out posts. i hope they're paying you...
    LOL. You make me giggle makkam. I might however start a fund drive here to get you a keyboard with a shift key...
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