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President Wants $1 Million Donors

Pledge to keep special interests at bay is eroding

January 9, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — Planners of President Barack Obama’s second inauguration are soliciting high-dollar contributions up to $1 million to help pay for the celebration in exchange for special access....

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DinoCrocetti

Jan-09-13 1:43 AM

That's cute yellow camera DR RUTH has in the picture. I didn't know she was still alive. LOL

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walksabout

Jan-09-13 3:04 AM

he just saved us from a cliff. he may decide to rerun the first show of 2009 and shout a big "Thanks " to the 47%

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daWraith

Jan-09-13 6:30 AM

The EVIL RICH? Why those nogood scoundrels who have caused everything from Global Warming to acne???

Hail yeah he wants their money for his third campaign for the presidency.

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mikeyd

Jan-09-13 6:41 AM

at least romney could afford his own party.

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WVEXPAT

Jan-09-13 8:02 AM

After their $430 million tax break extension, I'm sure the Hollywood types will be more than happy to pitch in a million $. Interesting to see that Chris Dodd heads the Motion Picture Assn of America which is the main lobbying group for the industry. Nothing like a little quid pro quo w/ a revolving door twist!

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daWraith

Jan-09-13 8:23 AM

I'm sure that wonderwhy, Gooseman, impact, getaclue will be stepping up to bail out their homeboy.

Win one for the Dipper!

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wonderwhy

Jan-09-13 8:35 AM

Funny to watch the losers whine on this site.

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wvhoopie

Jan-09-13 9:11 AM

Not all who are rich are conservatives. If you want a big party it has to be paid for from private funds. Congrats to Pres Obama on his skillful victory over the Rove/tea party machine, AGAIN! Hillary will squash them again in 2016!

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TrollSlayer

Jan-09-13 9:40 AM

Hillary is too brain damaged to testify about Barry Obenghazi’s fatal Ambassador abandonment debacle. I doubt she’ll be up to the challenges of the Presidency.

But I suppose there’s some chance she’ll recover shortly after the investigation of Barry's fatal Libya disaster ends. Which will be soon, considering the majority of American voters don’t even know about Benghazi, but do know all about Obamaphones and milking those extended unemployment benefits that those of us who didn’t get Hollywood tax break extensions are paying for.

mmm mmm mmm, party on Barry

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TrollSlayer

Jan-09-13 10:00 AM

There’s a $2500 limit on individual donations to politicians. But I guess there’s no limit if you’re just bribing the post-election victor for the favors he’ll be doing you over the next four years.

Do you think Barry Obribery knows who’s writing those million-dollar checks to pay for his big bash? Do you think those “friends of Barry” will show up on the White House visitor’s log more often than other constituents who can’t afford the price of “equal” Government?

Do you think the 22 MILLION STILL-unemployed Americans your Campaigner in Chief courted during the election will get any reserved seats at the biggest party ever held in the four years of the highest number of Americans ever surviving on Food Stamps? Wonder how much public housing Barry’s multi-million dollar bash would have bought? How much health care? How much birth control for poor Georgetown Law students?

mmm mmm mmm, President for sale

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Thebudman

Jan-09-13 10:07 AM

daWraith Jan-09-13 8:23 AM Agree | Disagree

I'm sure that wonderwhy, Gooseman, impact, getaclue will be stepping up to bail out their homeboy.

Win one for the Dipper!

I doubt it. This group tops the list of moochers, parasites, and leeches living off the public dole. They have no money of their own to contribute, but will try to find a way to contribute the taxpayers money.

Watched Repo Wars last night, they remind of some of the contestants! lol

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impact

Jan-09-13 10:25 AM

This op. ed. authored by Mr. Gillum is not news, as the NR disguises it as, but only an opinion piece used by the writer to attack the President. The implication is that all the donors will get special favors from the White house during the next four years. Mr. Gillum is entitled to speculate, but there is nothing here that requires the President or his supporters to apologize or excuse. Just more sour grapes from a right wing whiner.

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Thebudman

Jan-09-13 10:32 AM

The White House said that President obama will not focus on full-time campaigning for a long time.

Jimmy Fallon said, " Yeah, he wants to wait a year or two before he gets serious about...just like he did with being president."

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TrollSlayer

Jan-09-13 10:37 AM

impact, you're saying those Hollywood moguls and favored industry tyco ons are just writing those MILLION-dollar checks to Barry Obribery for no reason? You elected an elitist Chicago-style racketeer who's openly collecting million dollar bribes for access and you think you elected "hope and change." Didn't you learn anything from the last four miserable years? LOL

mmm mmm mmm, more Kool-Aid please

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sounder

Jan-09-13 10:37 AM

Trust the NR to find ways to justify printing a paper which is not more than a publicity platform for very conservative, dated and provincial views of a fumbling Republican Party. Published within a state which certainly yearns for the good old days, seemingly a place not much more than a location, which is a mining claim, with a couple of Federal Senators to provide the cover that the state actually is a legitimate place; not just a strange hybrid which produces cliches and bad content for cable television.

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TrollSlayer

Jan-09-13 10:52 AM

Trust the liberal loons to criticize the few media outlets that expose Barry’s bribe fest instead of questioning why Barry has so quickly turned to the 1%, his elite, to fund his royal lifestyle for another term.

Remember when Barry Obribery criticized “pay for access”? That was BEFORE the election. Now it’s Lincoln Bedroom For Sale! The bidding starts at $50,000. And keep the 99% riff raff out, because we don’t need those fools again until 2016. LOL

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wonderwhy

Jan-09-13 11:31 AM

And the sour grapes continue. They really think this loud mouthed, misinformed less than 15% mean more than just that. The loud mouth far right tea party is less influential than any other group in the country. No wonderwhy they sit on the NR board cheering misinformed op-eds. LOL

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TrollSlayer

Jan-09-13 11:47 AM

And the “progressive” bribe-fest continues. I thought you libbies were voting for change. Where’s your “most transparent Administration in history? Where’s your “no lobbyists in my White House”?

And where’s your invitation to Barry’s multi-MILLION-dollar "what recession?" elitist bash, wonderwhy? Maybe you didn’t send a big enough bribe. But don’t worry because Barry Obribery is still looking out for you. Check the FICA withheld line on your next paycheck to see how much. LOL

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daWraith

Jan-09-13 12:32 PM

We just spent $7 MILLION taxpayer dollars for Barry O'bummers excellent Hawaiian vacation, now he needs Mo' Money for his celebration?

Go get it from the obamaphone crowd that elected him.

Suckers like Blunderlie fall for that "man of the people" bullscrap all of the time. What a dim wit.

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daWraith

Jan-09-13 12:34 PM

Kaching! another day, another $6 BILLION in NEW US Debt!

Got a spare $250K to loan your kids there, Liberals?

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wonderwhy

Jan-09-13 1:16 PM

the tin foil boys, duwhop and tools posts all sound like, 'blah, blah blah Liberals, blah blah blah, elitists, blah blah blah abortions, blah blah blah muslim" LOL

Sore losers with big mouths. Nothing more, nothing less. LOL

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popeye

Jan-09-13 1:29 PM

A true statesman would pass on this dog and pony show and only perform the swearing in of office and get to work.

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Thebudman

Jan-09-13 2:06 PM

wonderbabble

bab·ble (bbl) v. bab·bled, bab·bling, bab·bles v.intr. 1. To utter a meaningless confusion of words or sounds: Babies babble before they can talk. 2. To talk foolishly or idly; chatter: "In 1977 [he] was thought of as crazy because he was babbling about supply side" (Newt Gingrich). 3. To make a continuous low, murmuring sound, as flowing water. v.tr. 1. To utter rapidly and indistinctly. 2. To blurt out impulsively; disclose without careful consideration. n. 1. Inarticulate or meaningless talk or sounds. 2. Idle or foolish talk; chatter. 3. A continuous low, murmuring sound, as of flowing water.

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Thebudman

Jan-09-13 2:08 PM

wondergibberish:

gib·ber·ish (jbr-sh) n. 1. Unintelligible or nonsensical talk or writing. 2. a. Highly technical or esoteric language. b. Unnecessarily pretentious or vague language.

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[Probably from gibber, to speak unintelligibly (of imitative origin) + -ish.]

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Thebudman

Jan-09-13 2:11 PM

wonderjumbo:

mumbo jumbo Meaningless chanting and ritual; nonsensical or pretentious language. This expression evolved as an English rendering for the African deity Mama Dyumbo, whom the Mandingo tribes venerated with mystical rites incomprehensible to the European explorers. The expression is now frequently used to describe senseless or ostentatious language contrived to obscure a topic or befuddle the listener.

A mumbo jumbo of meaningless words and phrases. (Times, May, 1955)

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