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Former Dem. Congressman Kennedy Alleges 'Quid Pro Quo' for Access to White House
http://www.weeklystandard.com ^ | April 15 2012 | DANIEL HALPER

Posted on 04/15/2012 10:52:30 AM PDT by Para-Ord.45

Access to the Obama White House is in direct correlation to the amount of money donated to the president's reelection effort and the Democratic party, the New York Times reports today. The Times reports: "those who donated the most to Mr. Obama and the Democratic Party since he started running for president were far more likely to visit the White House than others. Among donors who gave $30,000 or less, about 20 percent visited the White House, according to a New York Times analysis that matched names in the visitor logs with donor records. But among those who donated $100,000 or more, the figure rises to about 75 percent. Approximately two-thirds of the president’s top fund-raisers in the 2008 campaign visited the White House at least once, some of them numerous times."

But the most explosive allegation in the news story comes from former Democratic congressman Patrick Kennedy, son of the late Ted Kenney, who calls what the Obama White House is doing "quid pro quo."

Patrick J. Kennedy, the former representative from Rhode Island, who donated $35,800 to an Obama re-election fund last fall while seeking administration support for a nonprofit venture, said contributions were simply a part of “how this business works.”

“If you want to call it ‘quid pro quo,’ fine,” he said. “At the end of the day, I want to make sure I do my part.”


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: obama; obamacronies; sourcetitlenoturl

1 posted on 04/15/2012 10:52:35 AM PDT by Para-Ord.45
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To: Para-Ord.45

Patches - stay off the roads......


2 posted on 04/15/2012 10:56:11 AM PDT by ninonitti
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To: Para-Ord.45

Is this not illegal bribery? Have we got so decadent we don’t care about political bribery? . Is this not impeachable? If I am Mayor and I don’t see you except for money— don’t I go to jail???


3 posted on 04/15/2012 10:56:11 AM PDT by claudehopper
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To: claudehopper

.. and what about all of the waivers of Obamacare given out like receipts to Companies that donate money to Barry.


4 posted on 04/15/2012 11:00:48 AM PDT by purplelobster
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To: claudehopper

The Democrat race card is also a get out of jail card.


5 posted on 04/15/2012 11:02:45 AM PDT by monocle
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To: Para-Ord.45

Patrick Kennedy showed up late for flight to Boston out of DCA some years back. The aircraft had long since pushed, but Kennedy risked arrest screaming at the agent to “call the plane back”. In true Blueblood fashion he dropped his name, Ted Kennedy’s and anyone else he could think of before finally settling for threatening the agent with, “I’ll have your job for this!”..


6 posted on 04/15/2012 11:03:07 AM PDT by cardinal4 (Do I really need a /s tag?)
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To: Para-Ord.45

If Hannibal Lecter can insist on it, why not Obama?


7 posted on 04/15/2012 11:03:14 AM PDT by BipolarBob (Yes I backed over the vampire, but I swear I did not see it in my rearview mirror.)
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8 posted on 04/15/2012 11:03:23 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Para-Ord.45
The article illustrates what lobbyists say they are doing--"we don't bribe, we just buy access."
9 posted on 04/15/2012 11:03:45 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: claudehopper

“Is this not illegal bribery? Have we got so decadent we don’t care about political bribery? . Is this not impeachable?”

It’s OK, these are DEMOCRATS. Mothing is illegal if Done-While-Democrat now. Just ask anyone in the mainstream media.

Now. if this had been a REPUBLICAN, the media would be screaming for blood, 24/7, on every channel. and radio station in America.

Welcome to our ‘Brave, New World’


10 posted on 04/15/2012 11:04:20 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: Para-Ord.45

OK, I have to confess, Patches is the one Kennedy I sort of modestly admired. He always seemed reasonably decent and honest, thanks to his Alcoholics Anonymous self introspection, I guess.

He just completely unexpectedly proved himself big time, with this honesty.

Watch your back, Patches.


11 posted on 04/15/2012 11:05:12 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember
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To: Para-Ord.45

when GWB was in office this was called “cronyism”....under ayatollah obama they call it “change you can believe in”...


12 posted on 04/15/2012 11:05:50 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: FormerACLUmember

You obviously have extremely low standards.


13 posted on 04/15/2012 11:09:17 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: claudehopper

Is this not illegal bribery?

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Yes. The White House belongs to every American CITIZEN. Regardless of the fact we have an illegal president residing there. Disgusting that one of our major landmarks to liberty and freedom is overrun with communists and America-haters.


14 posted on 04/15/2012 11:09:55 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: Para-Ord.45

In somewhat less fastidious circles, this is known as bribery, and it’s very much a practice indigenous to Third World nations - as, for example, in Africa.


15 posted on 04/15/2012 11:11:44 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: claudehopper

Clinton rented out the white house and rides on AF One. When W came in he should have sicked the AG on the bunch of crooks. But nothing was done. I was very disappointed when George said “We need to put this all behind us.” Well, it’s not behind us now. It’s being rammed down our throats.


16 posted on 04/15/2012 11:19:20 AM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: claudehopper
Yes.

That's the benefit of a BIG Government....for the Elites of the Government.

17 posted on 04/15/2012 11:26:09 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The Global Warming HOAX is about Global Governance)
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To: Para-Ord.45

And this is surprising to just who?


18 posted on 04/15/2012 12:09:30 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Para-Ord.45

In Chicago, it’s called “pay for play”. Blago just went to jail for it. (he’s one of the few!)
Nobody uses it as effectively as Obastard has, since getting into politics.


19 posted on 04/15/2012 12:37:48 PM PDT by Fireone (The time for Newt/Palin is NOW! (did I mention FUBO?))
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To: claudehopper

Blogo has to be scratching his head: Obama gets away with this, and *I* am going to the slammer ???


20 posted on 04/15/2012 12:41:55 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Fireone
Very much the "chicago way".

I use to set-up and work trade shows at McCormick Place.

Nothing and I mean nothing happened if wheels weren't greased.

Being union run you couldn't touch anything. All work had to be done by union labor. One had to buy "access" to your equipment, buy "access" to the riggers, buy "access" to the carpenters, buy "access" to the electricians, buy "access" to the florist's, buy "access" to the caterers,....

And if the "professional" union tradesmen weren't adaquately "tipped" your booth/display suffered "unfortunate" damage in the night.

And the whole process starts over to get it fixed.

Sounds a lot like the Obama Administration.

21 posted on 04/15/2012 2:28:02 PM PDT by sjmjax (Politicans are like bananas - they start out green, turn yellow, then rot.)
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To: sjmjax; All

FYI

http://noiri.blogspot.com/2012/04/american-revolution-2012-where-are-al.html


22 posted on 04/15/2012 3:00:29 PM PDT by FARS (Be Healthy, Happy and Thrive)
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To: Terry Mross

I disagree. In a sense it is behind us...as it is rammed up our collective a***s.


23 posted on 04/15/2012 5:06:27 PM PDT by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: EDINVA

Gr8 point!!! Poor Blogo!!!


24 posted on 04/15/2012 7:03:09 PM PDT by claudehopper
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