Skip to comments.NRCC hits Obama over Messina’s Caribou Coffee trysts
Posted on 08/18/2012 11:26:54 AM PDT by STARWISE
Add the National Republican Congressional Committee to the list of conservative groups capitalizing on former White House Deputy Chief of Staff Jim Messinas secret meetings with lobbyists at a Caribou Coffee near the White House.
President Obama has repeatedly promised that his would be the most transparent administration in history, but the House Energy and Commerce Committee released a report yesterday showing that high-ranking Obama staffers, including Messina, used private email addresses to bypass these rules and meet with industry lobbyists.
I will roll Pelosi to get the 4 billion, Messina wrote Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America lobbyist Jeffrey Forbes from his personal account in March 2010.
The NRCC has bought ads on Facebook targeting their 160,000+ fans, asking them to sign a petition demanding transparency from the White House. The ad graphic features Messinas picture and his roll Pelosi quote.
Democrats cant run on ObamaCare. They can only try to run from it, NRCC digital director Gerrit Lansing said. This is a prime example of learning about whats in it and how it was made after they passed it. The more America learns about whats in ObamaCare and the secretive lobbyist deals President Obama made to pass it, the more they are determined to replace Democrats in order to fully repeal it.
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The next marxist regime will not be so stupid, should we be stupid enough to elect one.
While the meetings have been extensively reported before by ABC News and the New York Times, a new report published Tuesday by House Republicans exposed a raft of email messages between industry lobbyists and Obama administration officials deliberately making plans to rendezvous off-site to avoid detection.
In several cases, the officials messages were sent from non-governmental, personal email accounts, which Republicans allege was intended to keep the correspondence from the public record.
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Jim coffee at Caribou Coffee across the corner from the WH would work at 11:30 a.m. on Friday plus getting you through the new WH security rules these days almost takes an act of Congress almost (and you know how well thats going these days), wrote one official in the White House Office of Science and Technology policy to an executive in the GPS industry.
****[P]lus youd appear on an official WH Visitor List which is maybe not want [sic] you want at this stage
Other emails show then White House chief of staff Jim Messina using a non-governmental account to discuss language for the health care reform bill with a pharmaceutical industry lobbyist. In one message from March 2010, Messina assures the lobbyist he would overcome opposition from then House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to achieve more favorable legislation.
I really liked Caribou Coffee, much better than Starbucks.
Then somel years ago I found this out........
Arcapita was Caribou Coffee’s majority shareholder. In 2002, Yusuf al-Qaradawi’s involvement with the bank led to a protest of Caribou Coffee. That same year al-Qaradawi stepped down as chairman of the bank’s Sharia board....
In 2011, Arcapita sold their shares of Caribou Coffee. As of September 30, 2011, no one entity owns more than 8% of Caribou’s outstanding shares....
Sounds like the Muslim connection has been broken .
This should be the only answer to any demand for tax returns.
I’ve had Caribou Coffee only once. It tasted like it had been through a caribou and I never went there again.
I'm pretty sure that I don't want to know.
BUMP for great freeping.
shariah ping...oldie but goodie