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UNPRECEDENTED AND SECRETIVE (The Obama team's secretive K Street Project.)
The American Prowler ^ | 11/07/08

Posted on 11/07/2008 2:27:08 PM PST by nickcarraway

Lost amid all of the jubilation of the Obama victory was the announcement by the Obama transition team that it had set up a separate transition program beyond the one that is paid for by the American taxpayer. Called the "Obama/Biden Transition Project," it is a 501(c)4 tax-exempt organization, with no limits on the contributions it can receive and no requirements to divulge the names of individuals or organizations that give it money.

Traditionally, the victorious campaign has set up inaugural funds, as well as funds to deal with legal costs and other expenses to close down the campaign. Others have set up quasi-corporate offices to deal with transition issues, such as in 2000, when, with the election in doubt, the Bush-Cheney team set up a private transition office in McLean, Virginia, covering the costs from campaign contributions and other fundraising. Ultimately, the federal government, headed by the Government Services Administration, covers the cost of the transition staff, providing it with office space and all equipment.

No one is certain that any political organization has ever set up a tax-exempt entity that would be shrouded in such secrecy, particularly when Obama claimed he would be more transparent about the way things were done.

"To my knowledge, it's never been done, and people should be asking why the Obama people chose to do it this way," says a longtime Washington Republican, who has been involved in transitions for the Reagan and Bush campaign teams. According to an Obama campaign staffer who is being retained for the transition and inauguration planning, the "project" is intended not only to identify personnel for the Obama Administration, but to then send those project employees who know all of the senior staff in the various Cabinet departments and federal agencies out into the corporate and lobbying community to leverage those contacts.

"It's taking the old 'K Street Project' that Republicans had and doing it twice as fast and on steroids," explains the aide. "So, if you have a Project aide working on Commerce Department transition, that Project aide will be more likely to get a senior lobbying job because of all those connections at Commerce. That former Project aide will also be able raise more money for Democrats in this town and help others with jobs and such."

As well, the nonprofit may also serve as a haven for Obama supporters and campaign loyalists who for one reason or another can't be employed by the Administration or in the federal government. "There are some people who have been with us from the beginning who are clearly political liabilities or who won't be able to qualify for a job, say, because they can't get a security clearance," says another aide, who was unaware of the unique Obama transition project's tax status.

Regardless of the purpose, Obama campaign officials say there is no intention of shutting down the 501(c) 4 Project after the transition is over.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; 501c4; bho2008; kstreet; obamasecrets; obamatransition; obamatransitionfile; puppet; securityclearance

1 posted on 11/07/2008 2:27:08 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Brownshirts. Goosesteppers.


2 posted on 11/07/2008 2:29:40 PM PST by shankbear (Al-Qaeda grew while Monica blew)
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To: nickcarraway

A shadow administration with no oversight by anyone, answerable only to Obama. A perfect way to hide violations of federal law.


3 posted on 11/07/2008 2:30:22 PM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!!)
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To: TigersEye

Read this...


4 posted on 11/07/2008 2:30:42 PM PST by pandoraou812 (Don't play leapfrog with a unicorn! ...........^............)
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To: nickcarraway

Soros has to control them somehow.


6 posted on 11/07/2008 2:31:32 PM PST by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: nickcarraway

this is just creepy

a secret shadow government to shelter subversives who wouldnt be able to operate openly in our government

I hope the FBI has a field day watching this place

even if the guys who do it are not “on the clock”


7 posted on 11/07/2008 2:32:49 PM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: nickcarraway

Is this where all the ACORN people are now?


8 posted on 11/07/2008 2:32:59 PM PST by SumProVita ("Cogito ergo sum pro vita." .....updated Descartes)
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To: nickcarraway

The article said — “No one is certain that any political organization has ever set up a tax-exempt entity that would be shrouded in such secrecy, particularly when Obama claimed he would be more transparent about the way things were done.”

Now here is the first thing to really *hammer* Obama on, something that he’s doing *right now* — as opposed to all the other things in the past. This is “right now” and it indicates that he’s totally lying about “transparency”....


9 posted on 11/07/2008 2:34:37 PM PST by Star Traveler
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To: SatinDoll

And no limit on foreign donations.


10 posted on 11/07/2008 2:34:47 PM PST by AmericanVictory (Should we be more like them, or they like us?)
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To: silverleaf

The FBI works for The One, did you forget that?


11 posted on 11/07/2008 2:34:55 PM PST by Tarpon (America's first principles, freedom, liberty and self-reliance will never fail.)
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To: nickcarraway

Republicans need to do the SAME.

If he can do it, so can we.

Time to fight fire with fire.

Enough of this silly stuff ... .


12 posted on 11/07/2008 2:37:36 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: nickcarraway
Yet another thing that Hussein Zero is lying about. Will his lies never end?

0bama = Abortion

13 posted on 11/07/2008 2:42:37 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: nickcarraway

“When freedom fails
Good men rot in filthy jails
And those who cried Appease! Appease!
Are hung by those they tried to please.”

I may not have that quote perfect, but I remember it from long ago...


14 posted on 11/07/2008 2:45:39 PM PST by Ammo Republic 15
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To: nickcarraway

Obingo will do as he pleases. Anyone who questions him will have two issues. You’ll be called on the carpet as a racist and you’ll be audited, your TV station shut down, your kids harassed, your brakes removed etc.

...in announcer voice..”watch the “Sopranos”, “Goodfellas” or the “Godfather” to learn more about how creative Obama can be”!! “Sunday! Sunday! Sunday! Be There”!


15 posted on 11/07/2008 2:46:45 PM PST by albie
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To: nmh

If the Republicans had fought fire with fire, we wouldn’t be having this conversation. Palin was the only one I saw fighting fire with fire and see what they did to her.


16 posted on 11/07/2008 2:47:11 PM PST by nobama08
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To: nickcarraway
"There are some people who have been with us from the beginning who are clearly political liabilities or who won't be able to qualify for a job, say, because they can't get a security clearance,"

Lovely.

17 posted on 11/07/2008 2:48:04 PM PST by CE2949BB (Fight.)
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To: CE2949BB

Think Code Pink.


18 posted on 11/07/2008 2:54:18 PM PST by Marak
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To: nickcarraway; Calpernia; Kevmo; Fred Nerks; null and void; pissant; george76; Polarik; ...
no limits on the contributions it can receive and no requirements to divulge the names of individuals or organizations that give it money.

Ping. See #9, too.

19 posted on 11/07/2008 2:55:08 PM PST by LucyT
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To: nobama08

Maybe the GOP wanted to lose this one so they could hang all the coming misery around Barack Obama’s neck.

Only problem with that reasoning is the Supreme Court nominations, fewer restrictions on abortions, and all the socialist programs he intends to start that once started never ever end. But maybe the GOP doesn’t really care about these issues.


20 posted on 11/07/2008 3:03:39 PM PST by Aria ("An America that could elect Sarah Palin might still save itself." Vin Suprynowicz)
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To: nickcarraway
So all those people who gave big $$ and cannot get hired elsewhere because they are criminals and thugs....will be on this payroll which will be funded by every nutjob and terrorist organization in the world! If Hamas and Al Queda can do it....so can he!

((Now looking to see how I can set up my own 501c4 and call it....W.ealth D.istribution T.ransition F.oundation... ;)

21 posted on 11/07/2008 3:04:54 PM PST by BossLady (Dr. Manning Says: Grinchbama Will Steal Christmas!!!!)
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To: SatinDoll

***A shadow administration with no oversight by anyone, answerable only to Obama. A perfect way to hide violations of federal law.***

Well said!

And with Soros’ money, no doubt.


22 posted on 11/07/2008 3:07:43 PM PST by kitkat (THE DAY WE LOSE OUR WILL TO FIGHT IS THE DAY WE LOSE OUR FREEDOM.)
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To: nickcarraway

This is what disturbs me most about Obama is how secretive he is.

I thought he was the great Uniter.


23 posted on 11/07/2008 3:10:09 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: nickcarraway

Obama is wasting no time in getting control of every facet of American life.


24 posted on 11/07/2008 3:14:22 PM PST by kitkat (THE DAY WE LOSE OUR WILL TO FIGHT IS THE DAY WE LOSE OUR FREEDOM.)
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To: Aria

I doubt they wanted to lose. I just don’t think they know how to win. I think Palin does and I hope to see her back as a party leader very soon.


25 posted on 11/07/2008 3:15:07 PM PST by nobama08
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To: nmh
Republicans need to do the SAME.

That is where the Civilian Security Force would step in.

26 posted on 11/07/2008 3:44:25 PM PST by taxesareforever (Quick justice for the senseless killing of Marine Lance Cpl. Robert Crutchfield.)
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To: Star Traveler

So everyone else has to pay taxes but not “The One” with his tax exempt status with this group.


27 posted on 11/07/2008 4:27:03 PM PST by mombrown1 (PA Coordinatior SAS The Second Amendment is the reset button for the Constitution)
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To: Marak

Think Code Pink.””

Think Wm Ayers and Bernadette Dohrn.


28 posted on 11/07/2008 4:32:27 PM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: freekitty

This is what disturbs me most about Obama is how secretive he is.”

He is still being secretive about his birth certificate, isn’t he??


29 posted on 11/07/2008 4:33:53 PM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: pandoraou812

Not only the same old politics it’s the same old politics X10.


30 posted on 11/07/2008 4:38:43 PM PST by TigersEye (Intellectuals only exist if you think they do.)
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To: nickcarraway
Will this be anything like the scumbag organization created by Tom DeLay, Grover Norquist, and Ralph Reed?

Maybe the Democrats will corrupt themselves faster than those pond scum did, and the Republicans will at least appear to be less corrupt for long enough to regain control of congress.

We can all hope. /sarc

31 posted on 11/07/2008 4:40:57 PM PST by who_would_fardels_bear (The cosmos is about the smallest hole a man can stick his head in. - Chesterton)
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To: TigersEye

All I can think about is his pies. Shaking my head.


32 posted on 11/07/2008 4:46:19 PM PST by pandoraou812 (Don't play leapfrog with a unicorn! ...........^............)
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To: ridesthemiles

He’s secretive about everything and he seems to assume he is already President of the US. He still has to prove he is eligible and has to go through the electorial college.


33 posted on 11/07/2008 4:48:28 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: ml/nj; firebrand; rmlew; dennisw; juliej; nyyankeefan; Slings and Arrows; pabianice; ...

Just three days after he’s elected, more Obama chicanery!


34 posted on 11/07/2008 5:21:03 PM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: nickcarraway
Have you noticed just how much contempt the Obamazoids have for us? This is another virtual “middle finger” to traditions, customs, protocol. Chairman O has demonstrated this pattern continually. He acts through surrogates so as to maintain the illusion of arms length.

Alinsky lives.

35 posted on 11/07/2008 5:31:05 PM PST by Chairman of the Bard
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To: freekitty
This is what disturbs me most about Obama is how secretive he is. I thought he was the great Uniter.

But, don't you see? He is the Great Uniter.

Who, among us, I submit, has done more than He in the recent past to bring together those poor lost wandering souls among the ranks of Fabian socialists, anarchists, AFSCME union goons, Maoists, ex-Sandinista rebels, Upper West Side red diaper babies, sweaty basement bloggers, radical college professors with greasy gray ponytails who dropped the brown acid at Woodstock, North Korean apologists, Daily Kossacks, permanently-pissed dykes with checkered Palestinian scarves, Hollywood Bolsheviks and East Hampton trust-find collectivists who sip mocha lattes with unwashed and illiterate Greenwich Village poets who beg for spare change outside the 14th Street subway station?

E Pluribus Unum, baby.

36 posted on 11/07/2008 5:50:47 PM PST by andy58-in-nh (Liberty has few friends, many enemies, and no adequate substitute.)
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To: nickcarraway

bookmark


37 posted on 11/07/2008 6:08:38 PM PST by fullchroma
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To: andy58-in-nh

You are a poet & don’t know it.


38 posted on 11/07/2008 6:08:45 PM PST by txhurl (obama elected president?)
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To: nickcarraway
According to an Obama campaign staffer who is being retained for the transition and inauguration planning, the "project" is intended not only to identify personnel for the Obama Administration, but to then send those project employees who know all of the senior staff in the various Cabinet departments and federal agencies out into the corporate and lobbying community to leverage those contacts.

Perhaps I'm off-base here, but to me this sounds a whole lot like Alinsky tactics. You can be sure that each of those "project employees" will be assuring their "leverage contacts" that they'll be getting special treatment.

39 posted on 11/07/2008 6:12:41 PM PST by r9etb
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To: andy58-in-nh
Speaking of red diaper babies, you don't have to be raised on the Upper West Side of New York, nor in any large American city, to be one. Nor do you have to be Jewish.

If you look at Obama's family tree, you can see that he most definitely fits the definition!

40 posted on 11/07/2008 6:15:08 PM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93; AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ..
Thanks justiceseeker93 for the ping, and nickcarraway for posting the topic.
Lost amid all of the jubilation of the Obama victory was the announcement by the Obama transition team that it had set up a separate transition program beyond the one that is paid for by the American taxpayer. Called the "Obama/Biden Transition Project," it is a 501(c)4 tax-exempt organization, with no limits on the contributions it can receive and no requirements to divulge the names of individuals or organizations that give it money... Regardless of the purpose, Obama campaign officials say there is no intention of shutting down the 501(c) 4 Project after the transition is over.

41 posted on 11/07/2008 6:20:40 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile finally updated Saturday, October 11, 2008 !!!)
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To: SunkenCiv; nickcarraway

Thanks.

Everything’s fine just give me some more Bruce Springstein.


42 posted on 11/07/2008 8:55:11 PM PST by dervish (in God I trust)
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To: justiceseeker93

Thanks for the ping!


43 posted on 11/07/2008 9:01:58 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: justiceseeker93
Thanks for the ping.

No one is certain that any political organization has ever set up a tax-exempt entity that would be shrouded in such secrecy, particularly when Obama claimed he would be more transparent about the way things were done.

Transparent...where have I heard that before? Hmmmmm, me thinks the word was used 2 years ago by Nazi Pelousy.

Anyone that believed that lie then or now from that bHo guy is simply too stupid to live.

44 posted on 11/07/2008 10:55:50 PM PST by Just A Nobody (I *LOVE* my Attitude Problem - NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: AmericanVictory
And no limit on foreign donations.

The possibilities are endless:
Osama will send a money order from Pauk-ee-stahn, Ahmadhamhead in Iran, Hugo baby, Fidel, that mentally Il guy in NK...the possibilities are endless.

45 posted on 11/07/2008 11:01:06 PM PST by Just A Nobody (I *LOVE* my Attitude Problem - NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: ridesthemiles; Marak
Think Code Pink.
Think Wm Ayers and Bernadette Dohrn.

Think illegal alien relatives.
Think ACORN.
Think the New Black Panthers.

46 posted on 11/07/2008 11:08:13 PM PST by Just A Nobody (I *LOVE* my Attitude Problem - NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: Just A Nobody

Think CPUSA.


47 posted on 11/07/2008 11:10:16 PM PST by Windcatcher (Obama is a COMMUNIST and the MSM is his armband-wearing propaganda arm.)
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To: nickcarraway
So. is the FBI, CIA, Secret Service etc loyal to a president or to the country. Is there any failsafe built in to protect our country from a dictator. If they knew Obama was seeking to destroy our freedoms would they arrange an accident?
48 posted on 11/07/2008 11:10:17 PM PST by weston
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To: SatinDoll
A shadow administration with no oversight by anyone, answerable only to Obama. A perfect way to hide violations of federal law.

Obama will answer only to K Street. He is The One... The Puppet.

49 posted on 11/07/2008 11:39:39 PM PST by Eagle9
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To: Windcatcher
Think CPUSA.

Oh, I was thinking CPUSA, but decided to something for others to contribute. Thanks for stepping up to the plate. ;*)

50 posted on 11/09/2008 7:57:33 AM PST by Just A Nobody (I *LOVE* my Attitude Problem - NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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