Despite a pledge not to take money from lobbyists, President Obama has relied on prominent supporters who are active in the lobbying industry to raise millions of dollars for his re-election bid.
At least 15 of Mr. Obama’s “bundlers” — supporters who contribute their own money to his campaign and solicit it from others — are involved in lobbying for Washington consulting shops or private companies. They have raised more than $5 million so far for the campaign.
Because the bundlers are not registered as lobbyists with the Senate, the Obama campaign has managed to avoid running afoul of its self-imposed ban on taking money from lobbyists.
But registered or not, the bundlers are in many ways indistinguishable from people who fit the technical definition of a lobbyist.
OBAMA IS A LIAR AND A SCOUNDREL AND STOOGE FOR THE BREZHNEV-LIKE CHICAGO MACHINE ALLIANCE WITH THE ALINSKYITE/BILL AYERS/CODE PINK SOCIALISTS.
ALL OBAMA AND HIS COMRADES HAVE BEEN DOING THE LAST 3 YEARS IS LINING THEIR POCKETS AND "TRANSFORMING" AMERICA INTO A EURO-SOCIALIST STATE.
IF OBAMA AND HIS CADRE ARE GIVEN ANOTHER TERM, THEN WE MAY VERY WELL PASS A POINT OF NO RETURN.