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  1. #1 Obama nominates campaign donors for jobs as ambassadors 
    PORCUS STAPHUS ADMIN Rockntractor's Avatar
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    By Gabriel Debenedetti

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Friday it would nominate six people for U.S. ambassadorships, including three who were closely connected to President Barack Obama's 2012 re-election campaign.

    The move follows Obama's nomination of two top fundraisers to high-level administration posts: Penny Pritzker for Commerce Secretary and Tom Wheeler for chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.

    U.S. presidents often grant ambassadorships to supporters.

    Rufus Gifford, who the White House said will be nominated as U.S. ambassador to Denmark, was finance director for the Obama campaign in 2011 and 2012.

    John Emerson, the president of Private Client Services for Capital Group Companies, will be nominated as ambassador to Germany. Emerson was a financial bundler - a donor who also collects money from others - for Obama's re-election campaign

    James Costos, an HBO vice president who also was a 2012 Obama bundler, will be nominated as ambassador to Spain.

    Liliana Ayalde will be tapped for Brazil, Ken Hackett for the Holy See, and Patricia Marie Haslach for Ethiopia, the White House said.

    Ayalde, a former ambassador to Paraguay, and Haslach are career State Department diplomats.

    He might as well, America has given him a free pass to do absolutely anything he wants, no one will stop him.
    Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;
    Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness;
    Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!
    21 Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes
    And clever in their own sight! Isaiah 5:20-21 NASB

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    Senior Member ReinMan's Avatar
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    An ambassadorship?

    Maybe he's done with them, and has caught on to a convenient means of disposal....
    We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge or gallantry would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution is designed only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate for any other.
    In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress.

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