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Eyelids
09-14-2008, 03:49 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHvb4O_bkoo

That's the first good one they've had in a while.

IanMartins
09-14-2008, 03:57 PM
I agree with most of the criticism of McCain. That doesn't change the fact that Obama is far worse in so very many ways.

LibraryLady
09-14-2008, 04:23 PM
OBAMA FUNDRAISERS: Lobbyist ties
These 38 fundraisers for Barack Obama's presidential campaign work for law firms that have lobbying operations in Washington, D.C. The dollar figure reflects the minimum amount each has pledged to raise for the campaign.
BUNDLER
MIN. PLEDGE LOCATION FIRM
Scott Harris $200,000 DC Harris, Wiltshire and Grannis
Allan J. Katz $200,000 FL Akerman Senterfitt
Michael Lawson $200,000 CA Skadden, Arps
John Levi $200,000 IL Sidley Austin
Karol Mason $200,000 GA Alston & Bird
Thomas J. Perrelli $200,000 VA Jenner & Block
Thomas A. Reed $200,000 VA Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis
Christina Tchen $200,000 IL Skadden, Arps
Tony West $200,000 CA Morrison & Foerster
Mark L. Alderman $100,000 PA Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen
Timothy M. Broas $100,000 MD Winston & Strawn
Peter Bynoe $100,000 IL DLA Piper
Gregory B. Craig $100,000 DC Williams & Connolly
Norman Eisen $100,000 DC Zuckerman Spaeder
Nicole Lamb-Hale $100,000 MI Foley & Lardner
Andrew Schapiro $100,000 NY Mayer Brown
Charles C. Adams Jr. $50,000 Switzerland Hogan & Hartson
David Burd $50,000 DC Arnold & Porter
Tom Cole $50,000 IL Sidley Austin
Michael H. Dardzinski $50,000 China Reed Smith
Howard W. Gutman $50,000 MD Williams & Connolly
Jeff Horwitz $50,000 NY Proskauer Rose
David C. Jacobson $50,000 IL Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal
Hrishi Karthikeyan $50,000 DC Covington & Burling
Ronald Kirk $50,000 TX Vinson & Elkins
William T. Lake $50,000 DC WilmerHale
Edward Lazarus $50,000 CA Akin Gump
Jack Levin $50,000 IL Kirkland & Ellis
Kenneth G. Lore $50,000 DC Bingham McCutchen
Charles B. Ortner $50,000 NY Proskauer Rose
Susan Pravda $50,000 MA Foley & Lardner
Paul N. Roth $50,000 NY Schulte Roth & Zabel
John Schmidt $50,000 IL Mayer Brown
Robert M. Sussman* $50,000 DC Latham & Watkins
Kathryn Thomson $50,000 VA Sidley Austin
Barry B. White $50,000 MA Foley Hoag
Steven M. Zager $50,000 TX Akin Gump
Robert S. Litt n/a MD Arnold & Porter

Eyelids
09-14-2008, 04:30 PM
There's a difference between raising funds and running a campaign.

LibraryLady
09-14-2008, 04:32 PM
Tell Zer-0 there's a difference in running a campaign and running a state.(He compared them). He has totally screwed up his campaign and his party knows it.

PoliCon
09-14-2008, 04:37 PM
Pray tell what are the work histories of the mOssiah staff? are you certian that none of them have ever been lobbiests?

Celestron
09-14-2008, 04:38 PM
Is Phil Graham still part of his staff?

Eyelids
09-14-2008, 04:40 PM
Quit being so lazy and do your own research.

Celestron
09-14-2008, 04:43 PM
July 18, 2008

Top McCain Adviser, Phil Gramm, Leaves Campaign

NEW YORK (CBS) ― Phil Gramm, a top adviser to presidential candidate John McCain, is resigning from the role as campaign co-chairman after his comments that the United States had become a "nation of whiners" who constantly complain about the state of the economy.

http://wcbstv.com/national/Phil.Gramm.mccain.2.774689.html

LibraryLady
09-14-2008, 04:48 PM
Obama's campaign proudly announced today the endorsement of former South Carolina Gov. Jim Hodges who will join his campaign as a national co-chair.

But the endorsement of Hodges may raise eyebrows among those who support Obama because he strongly decries lobbyists on the stump, frequently saying that he will not let them work in his White House or set the agenda in Washington.

Hodges is the founder of Hodges Consulting Group, a state-based lobbying firm he started in 2003. The firm is a subsidiary of Kennedy Covington Lobdell & Hickman, L.L.P, a law firm that represents clients in North Carolina and South Carolina.
Hodges also a registered lobbyist



Daniel Shapiro, one of Obama's foreign policy advisers on the Middle East, registered to lobby for several corporate clients in the last year, since leaving the office of Rep. Bill Nelson (D-Fla). Shapiro, who worked during the 1990s for President Bill Clinton's National Security Council, counts some of America's biggest corporate names among his clients, including beermaker Anheuser-Busch, carmaker Daimler Chrysler, the American Petroleum Institute and Freddie Mac.


Hodges and Shapiro aren't the only federal lobbyists inside Obama's campaign. The Washington Post previously reported that Moses Mercado, a veteran political adviser to the likes of Dick Gephardt's former presidential bids, was negotiating last fall to become an adviser to Obama. Mercado was registered in Washington to lobby on behalf of several several corporate clients, including AT&T.

Mercado said today he ultimately decided to skip becoming a paid adviser and instead is volunteering his advice and time in hopes of sidestepping the questions about being a lobbyist on the Obama payroll. Mercado was departing today to Nevada to help Obama with that state's caucuses.

Zer-0 is a lying sack of S**t

PoliCon
09-14-2008, 04:48 PM
Obama's campaign proudly announced today the endorsement of former South Carolina Gov. Jim Hodges who will join his campaign as a national co-chair.

But the endorsement of Hodges may raise eyebrows among those who support Obama because he strongly decries lobbyists on the stump, frequently saying that he will not let them work in his White House or set the agenda in Washington.

Hodges is the founder of Hodges Consulting Group, a state-based lobbying firm he started in 2003. http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2008/01/02/544600.aspx



Teal Baker, who received her first payment from Obama’s campaign on June 13, represented 18 corporations between Jan. 1 and June 30 of this year while working as a lobbyist for Podesta Group, a K Street powerhouse.http://thehill.com/leading-the-news/lobbyists-on-obamas-08-payroll-2007-12-20.html


Clients such as Oshkosh Truck and Pinkerton Consulting paid more than $700,000 for Emmett Beliveau and his colleagues at Patton Boggs to represent them during the first half of 2007. Beliveau received a $3,050 payment from Obama’s campaign for advance work on Feb. 21, a campaign finance report shows. http://thehill.com/leading-the-news/lobbyists-on-obamas-08-payroll-2007-12-20.html


Brandon Hurlbut, Obama’s liaison to veterans, union members and senior citizens in New Hampshire, represented clients such as the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies and the Allegheny County Housing Authority from January to June, according to public records. Six clients paid B&D Consulting $380,000 for Hurlbut to lobby their causes.

Until recently, Hurlbut had a voice mail greeting at B&D Consulting informing callers that he was on “a temporary leave of absence” to work for Obama’s campaign. http://thehill.com/leading-the-news/lobbyists-on-obamas-08-payroll-2007-12-20.html

And lets not forget that Biden's SON is a lobbyist.

Eyelids
09-14-2008, 05:53 PM
Biden's son is not a lobbyist.

Speedy
09-14-2008, 06:06 PM
Biden's son is not a lobbyist.

Not anymore.

Constitutionally Speaking
09-14-2008, 06:12 PM
There's a difference between raising funds and running a campaign.

Yeah!!!!! Fund raising comes with strings attached!!!!

LibraryLady
09-14-2008, 06:18 PM
Biden's son is not a lobbyist.
not any more

Hunter Biden, the lobbyist son of Joe Biden, has quit the business. In a letter released today, Biden told Congress that “I no longer expect to act as a federal lobbyist.” The letter states that his law and lobbying firm would file a formal termination report shortly

and apparently not a very honest one


In June, Biden agreed to work for a wealthy American who founded a large online gambling company from Gibraltar. According to the disclosure forms, Hunter Biden was charged with lobbying House lawmakers on behalf of a law firm that represents online gambling magnate Russ DeLeon. Listed as one of Forbes’ richest Americans, DeLeon was an original founder of the popular online gambling company PartyGaming.com.


source (http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2008/09/12/bidens-son-quits-lobbying-business/?mod=googlenews_wsj)

PoliCon
09-14-2008, 07:07 PM
Biden's son is not a lobbyist.Just because he is not currently working as a lobbyist does not change the fact that he is one.

Sonnabend
09-14-2008, 07:37 PM
Biden's son is not a lobbyist.

He's too busy dodging charges :D:D:D

(That is SOOO much fun, lemme tell you...process serving. The look on their faces when they get the summons....hehehehe)