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Fri Feb 12, 2016, 02:50 PM

 

DNC rolls back Obama ban on contributions from federal lobbyists.

The Democratic National Committee has rolled back restrictions introduced by presidential candidate Barack Obama in 2008 that banned donations from federal lobbyists and political action committees.

The decision was viewed with disappointment Friday morning by good government activists who saw it as a step backward in the effort to limit special interest influence in Washington. Some suggested it could provide an advantage to Hillary Clinton’s fundraising efforts.

“It is a major step in the wrong direction,” said longtime reform advocate Fred Wertheimer. “And it is completely out of touch with the clear public rejection of the role of political money in Washington,” expressed during the 2016 campaign.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/dnc-allowing-donations-from-federal-lobbyists-and-pacs/2016/02/12/22b1c38c-d196-11e5-88cd-753e80cd29ad_story.html

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Response to PonyUp (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 02:55 PM

1. Clinton is running out of donors and needs to take $$ wherever she can get it.

 

I like the desperation

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Response to arcane1 (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 03:05 PM

5. pretty scary when you opponent can raise > $7mil from Jane and John Q overnight

 

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Response to tk2kewl (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 03:18 PM

7. Scary for them, definitely. We matched and exceeded her Soros donation in less than one day!!

 

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Response to PonyUp (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 02:56 PM

2. They are in it to win it

for Hillary that is.

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Response to PonyUp (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 03:00 PM

3. Yup! Debbie is at it again!

Course, Hillary would never accept any aid from this bullshit since she cloaks herself with Obama's legacy.

Right?
Right?

Um. Yeah.
I kill myself sometimes!

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Response to PonyUp (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 03:00 PM

4. The Democratic establishment is pulling out all of the stops.

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Response to Gregorian (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 04:21 PM

11. What other Obama actions/orders (KXL) will fall under the pressure to promote an HRC agenda? nt

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #11)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 06:24 PM

13. I'll just have to get a job to support all of my donations.

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Response to PonyUp (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 03:58 PM

8. What good are lobbyists if they can't

inject themselves into the process? Nothing to see here.

I guess this is fine because its is 'accountable' money in politics, not the 'unaccountable' money. After Sec. Clinton made such a grand statement about eliminating the corrupting influence of unaccountable money from our politics last night, this could be seen as hypocrisy, saying one thing and immediately doing another. It would be downright Orwellian. We all know, the accountable money is uncorrupting.

I guess the federal ban on contributions by lobbyists is not part of the Obama legacy on which Sec. Clinton wants to improve. Then again, maybe this is an indication of her idea of improvement.

Anybody want to defend the timing on this lifting of this ban?

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Response to PonyUp (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 04:11 PM

9. kick n/t

 

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Response to PonyUp (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 04:15 PM

10. Desperate Debbie's Dirty Deeds Damage Democracy...

 

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Response to PonyUp (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 04:25 PM

12. Well, it's all for the good of the people...er, party....er, lobbyists....

 

I've got it! It's for the people who take payoffs from the lobbyists who are in the party!!

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Response to PonyUp (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 06:26 PM

14. Not the greatest optic, I must concede. n/t

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Response to PonyUp (Original post)

Sat Feb 13, 2016, 12:33 AM

15. with all these Hail Mary passes, how much do they owe Staubach in intellectual property?

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