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MalloyLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-02-08 11:24 AM
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Turns out Obama has lobbyists on board after all...
Edited on Wed Jan-02-08 11:27 AM by MalloyLiberal
According to THE HILL, Thom Hartmann reports.......including Lockheed Martin

Hartmann: "Why would Dennis Kucinich throw his votes to Barack Obama, given all this?"
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MalloyLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-02-08 11:28 AM
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1. Three political aides
Three political aides on Sen. Barack Obamas (D-Ill.) payroll were registered lobbyists for dozens of corporations, including Wal-Mart, British Petroleum and Lockheed Martin, while they received payments from his campaign, according to public documents.


http://thehill.com/leading-the-news/lobbyists-on-obamas...
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indimuse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-02-08 11:40 AM
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2. Lobbyists on Obamas 08 payroll By: Alexander Bolton and Brittney Moraski
Edited on Wed Jan-02-08 11:41 AM by indimuse
: Lobbyists on Obamas 08 payroll
By Alexander Bolton and Brittney Moraski
December 20, 2007
Three political aides on Sen. Barack Obamas (D-Ill.) payroll were registered lobbyists for dozens of corporations, including Wal-Mart, British Petroleum and Lockheed

Martin, while they received payments from his campaign, according to public documents.

The presence of political operatives with long client lists on Obamas campaign contrasts with his long-held stand of campaigning against the influence of special

interests. Obama has even refused to accept contributions from lobbyists or political action committees (PACs).

Obama was using PAC money secretly to pay- YES PAY other members of congress who would endorse him. For all those "feelings voters" - this meant quid pro quo

i.e. I'll contribute to your future election if you endorse me. Please review Obama's statements about not taking any PAC money. This was a direct contradiction to the

fact, let alone using it to push monies to other cnadidates who ONLY chose to endorse him.



Michelle still receives money from Wal-mart...go look it up! AS well as being highly instrumental in closing of a factory..La Junta...There is a video...150 jobs...GONE! Thank you Michelle...MICHELLE OBAMA IS CORPORATE AMERICA PEOPLE!!!
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-02-08 12:03 PM
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3. If you have the facts then provide the links to the sources.
Maybe I can do the research but there are many others that don't have the experience.

If you provide the links to the sources with relevant data also posted here that means we as a whole become more productive.

I just got done providing facts disproving Obama wasn't able to vote on the Ohio Election resolution. With sources.
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indimuse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-02-08 12:57 PM
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7. Michelle Obama is on the Board of Directors in the Chicago branch of the CFR.
| August 29, 2007

antinewworldorder.blogspot.com/2007/09/obamas-cfr-ties-exposed-by-swarming-ron.html


http://www.obamatruth.org / a few interesting videos...

Members of WeAreChange Central Florida descended upon an event for Barack Obama where they exposed his wife Michelle Obama's membership in the Council on

Foreign Relations, an elite extra-governmental organization that steers a global agenda within the U.S. framework.


Michelle Obama is on the Board of Directors in the Chicago branch of the CFR.
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zulchzulu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-02-08 01:06 PM
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8. Here's the link and it shows all the other candidates' lobbyists as well
http://thehill.com/leading-the-news/lobbyists-on-obamas...

It takes aim at Obama, Edwards and Clinton... read the full story, people.


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indimuse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-02-08 04:47 PM
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10. thx
:eyes:
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Bitwit1234 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-02-08 12:09 PM
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4. Liberman taught him well,,,be sneaky as crap
keep all your dirty tricks under cover as long as possible. You know Liberman, Obama's mentor. Birds of a feather flock together...
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NYCGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-02-08 12:45 PM
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6. Wondeful, you really should make an OP of that. NT
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NewYorkerfromMass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-02-08 01:06 PM
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9. I don't think you really mean that
:-)
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Donnachaidh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-02-08 12:44 PM
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5. oh darn -- there gos that *Candidate for CHANGE* meme
Wonder what other dirty laundry will come floating to the top?
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Czolgosz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-03-08 08:51 AM
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11. kick
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onenote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-03-08 08:59 AM
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12. of course he does
Claiming not to take money from lobbyists was always a silly claim. I received numerous calls from Obama's campaign asking me to contribute even though I'm a registered lobbyist. Moreover, I have friends who are registered lobbyists who have given money to the campaign in their spouse's name. I like Obama and if he's the candidate I'll have no trouble supporting him, but I always thought the anti-lobbyist shtick was dumb.
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laureloak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-03-08 09:42 AM
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13. Turns out his big $$$ comes from same corporations as Hillary.
In other words, a vote for Obama is a vote to stay the course in Washington insider politics.
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Adelante Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-03-08 09:46 AM
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14. "Why would Dennis Kucinich throw his votes to Barack Obama?"
I can tell you what Kucinich answered when asked by Tucker, why not Clinton or Edwards?

Because he believes Obama is sincere.

Make of that what you will.



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