Obama Hands Out Jobs and Influence To Big Donors

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss … still on-board with this regime? (another example of the regime’s unconstitutional lawlessness)

And note this is coming from the Washington (Com)Post, not Fox News. If you voted for Obama to get away from W’s cronyism, lawlessness, and disregard for the Bill of Rights, you’ve been had.

The Influence Industry: Obama gives administration jobs to some big fundraisers – The Washington Post: Big donors considering whether to work the phones raising money for President Obama’s reelection campaign might consider the fate of his 2008 bundlers. Many of them, it turns out, won plum jobs in his administration.

Obama campaigned on what he called “the most sweeping ethics reform in history” and has frequently criticized the role of money in politics. That hasn’t stopped him from offering government jobs to some of his biggest bundlers, volunteer fundraisers who gather political contributions from other rich donors.

More than half of Obama’s 47 biggest fundraisers, those who collected at least $500,000 for his campaign, have been given administration jobs. Nine more have been appointed to presidential boards and committees.

At least 24 Obama bundlers were given posts as foreign ambassadors, including in Finland, Australia, Portugal and Luxembourg. Among them is Don Beyer, a former Virginia lieutenant governor who serves as ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein.

  • Michael E. Marotta

    It is nice to know that some things never change.  I believe that it was Andrew Jackson, who, in explaining political appointments said, “To the victor go the spoils.”  Fifty years later, Civil Service was finally created.  But the Constitution originally understood the need for the President to appoint officials “with the advice and consent of the Senate.”  In addition, Congress grants the budget of the Executive branch. 

    I am not a big fan of the President, but a certain nod to political science as a science would allow a more objective appraisal.

    • http://pretenseofknowledge.com/ speedmaster

       Michael, please don’t take my comments as any kind of approval or support for W. I think he was rightly criticized when he did what he did. I am not at all surprised to see the new guy doing the same thing. I am unsettled however by the double-standard applied in many cases.