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Barack Obama locks out the press again
politico.com ^ | July 24, 2014 | EDWARD-ISAAC DOVERE and JOSH GERSTEIN

Posted on 07/24/2014 3:29:44 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012

SAN FRANCISCO — President Barack Obama went to the West Coast to meet donors from two top Democratic super PACs, but the press wasn’t invited. Tuesday, the reporters and photographers traveling with the president on Air Force One and in his motorcade were left on the gravel path not even within sight of former Costco CEO Jim Sinegal’s house in the Seattle suburbs where Obama sat for a Senate Majority PAC fundraiser with a $25,000 entrance fee.

Wednesday morning, when he met with big donors for the House Majority PAC at the Four Seasons hotel in downtown San Francisco, they weren’t even told what room or floor he was on.

“We think these fundraisers ought to be open to at least some scrutiny, because the president’s participation in them is fundamentally public in nature,” said Christi Parsons, the new president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. “Denying access to him in that setting undermines the public’s ability to independently monitor and see what its government is doing. It’s of special concern as these events and the donors they attract become more influential in the political process.”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bitterclingers; sanfransicko; shuckandjive; transparency

1 posted on 07/24/2014 3:29:44 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

What is Abused Wife Syndrome called? The MSM has it in their relationship with Obama.


2 posted on 07/24/2014 3:37:05 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

They just feel lucky they didn’t get kidnapped by him again!


3 posted on 07/24/2014 3:37:13 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall ; / ?)
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To: ilovesarah2012

If the press wants an audience, it should apply to the politburo, ya know? See?

/s/

IMHO


4 posted on 07/24/2014 3:38:10 AM PDT by ripley
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To: ilovesarah2012

Obama: You silly MSM press, don’t you know we will tell you everything that you need to print. No need for you to be in the room.


5 posted on 07/24/2014 3:38:25 AM PDT by ImNotLying
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To: ilovesarah2012

Does Bonnie Prince Barry actually think the press will ever say anything negative about him?


6 posted on 07/24/2014 3:43:28 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Guy’s gonna press his lock one too many times...


7 posted on 07/24/2014 3:43:29 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Vendome

It should be illegal for a POTUS to spend his second term campaigning on tax payers dime. I mean $millions.


8 posted on 07/24/2014 3:51:00 AM PDT by mgist (.)
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To: mgist

Covering an odumbo fund raiser is like pumping a cess pool, the same things just keep coming out.

When will the media figure out that odumbo uses them when/if needed for things such as photo ops, other non essential issues. Bunch of dumb asses.


9 posted on 07/24/2014 3:57:39 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: ImNotLying

Exactly, this way they won’t catch them off mic.


10 posted on 07/24/2014 4:00:29 AM PDT by EBH (And the head wound was healed, and Gog became man.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Barry O’Bully with another FU America moment.


11 posted on 07/24/2014 4:01:19 AM PDT by Old Yeller (Truth is the enemy of our dysfunctional government.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

“We think these fundraisers ought to be open to at least some scrutiny, because the president’s participation in them is fundamentally public in nature,” said Christi Parsons, the new president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. “Denying access to him in that setting undermines the public’s ability to independently monitor and see what its government is doing. It’s of special concern as these events and the donors they attract become more influential in the political process.”


What a crock. They will still kiss his butt.


12 posted on 07/24/2014 4:01:35 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: rawcatslyentist

Look to see more of this until Obama is out of office. His abuses will grow as his fundraisers expand. Let us hope he will be forced out soon.


13 posted on 07/24/2014 4:10:15 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll Onward! Ride to the sound of the guns!)
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To: mgist

I think he should have to punch (slap, in his case) a time ock logging 60 hours minimum each week, detail in reports his work and progress and work by MBO (management by objective) and yes, no effing funny business schilling for his party on taxpayer dimes(pennies after taxes).

They sign a presidential plan listing his specific objectives for a term, for each year and report his accomplishments, while explaining his failures in a lengthy report monthly, quarterly and each year.

His reports should detail his direct influence, actions and demonstrate his hand on the tiller.

Finally, all good executives must detail what their improvement objectives are over a previous year and outline a concrete plan to achieve his goals.

If he wants to fly Airforce 1, then he should be given some leeway, like most executives, based on his accomplishments.

All other use should come right out of his paycheck.


14 posted on 07/24/2014 4:22:32 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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15 posted on 07/24/2014 5:31:16 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Who is paying for all this Democrat fund-raising?


16 posted on 07/24/2014 5:53:12 AM PDT by Chaguito
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To: Chaguito

I’m sure we are.


17 posted on 07/24/2014 5:53:36 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Chaguito
Who is paying for all this Democrat fund-raising?

Among them, Costco's CEO.

By consequence, Costco members.

18 posted on 07/24/2014 6:39:31 AM PDT by logi_cal869
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To: ilovesarah2012

The Democrats charge other Democrats $25,000 a head to see Obama. Why, $25,000 would turn on the water at 100 Democrat voter houses in Detroit! I do believe that if fifty of these Democrat donors gave that $25,000 bribe, I mean donation, to the water department in Detroit, those 4,000 Democrat voter houses in Detroit could have their water turned back on. The Democrats are willing to spend $25,000 apiece to see Obama rather than help out the dry people of Detroit? That doesn’t seem very compassionate.


19 posted on 07/24/2014 6:58:32 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: ilovesarah2012

They don’t want another “bitter clingers” comment to the fundamentalist homofacists to get out again.

He’s got to raise liberal Left Coast money to win the Democrats’ seats in flyover country.


20 posted on 07/24/2014 9:02:52 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Elian Gonzalez sought asylum and was sent back to Cuba, send these kids back to THEIR parents.)
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To: Vendome

Obama no longer cares what anyone thinks about him. He has run his last election so the public be damned. Amazing arrogance.


21 posted on 07/24/2014 11:50:27 AM PDT by mandaladon (To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful an)
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