Despite Rhetoric, Obama Pushed Lobbyists’ Interests

March 4, 2008

ABC News: The Blotter

Despite Rhetoric, Obama Pushed Lobbyists’ Interests

Justin Rood Reports:

Despiterhetori_mn_2 Away from the bright lights and high-minded rhetoric of the campaign trail, Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., has quietly worked with corporate lobbyists to help pass breaks worth $12 million.

In his speeches, Obama has lambasted lobbyists and moneyed interests who “have turned our government into a game only they can afford to play.”

“It’s an entire culture in Washington — some of it legal, some of it not,” the Democratic hopeful told a New York crowd in June, rallying support for his ethics reform agenda.

But last year, at the request of a hired representative for an Australian-owned chemical corporation Nufarm, Obama introduced nine separate bills Read the rest of this entry »


Money, Money, Money…

February 22, 2008

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Barack Obama likes to use the word ‘disingenuous,’ perhaps because he wrote the book on it. The definition of disingenuous is; lacking in frankness, candor, or sincerity; falsely or hypocritically ingenuous; insincere: His excuse was rather disingenuous. Much of Barack Obama’s campaign thus far fits well within Read the rest of this entry »


Obama and lobbyists, the truth.

February 7, 2008

sticker_darn_good_liar.jpgWe’ve discussed the meaningless pledge by Obama not to take money from federally registered lobbyists here. Further evidence of his disingenuousness, if not outright lying, Read the rest of this entry »