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Obama’s Lobbyist Connection

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Revmitchell, May 27, 2008.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
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    When Illinois utility Commonwealth Edison wanted state lawmakers to back a hefty rate hike two years ago, it took a creative lobbying approach, concocting a new outfit that seemed devoted to the public interest: Consumers Organized for Reliable Electricity, or CORE. CORE ran TV ads warning of a "California-style energy crisis" if the rate increase wasn't approved—but without disclosing the commercials were funded by Commonwealth Edison. The ad campaign provoked a brief uproar when its ties to the utility, which is owned by Exelon Corp., became known. "It's corporate money trying to hoodwink the public," the state's Democratic Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn said. What got scant notice then—but may soon get more scrutiny—is that CORE was the brainchild of ASK Public Strategies, a consulting firm whose senior partner is David Axelrod, now chief strategist for Barack Obama.


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  3. poncho

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    Yeah corporatism works well enough for democrats too. You didn't think they were going to let the republicans corner the market did you?
     
  4. Baptist in Richmond

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    :laugh: :laugh:
    Look at all those lobbyists that are part of the straight-talk express.........

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  5. Baptist in Richmond

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    There is Charles Black Jr:
    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/05/21/MNIT10QN20.DTL&type=politics

    There was Tom Loeffler:
    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/nation/5790879.html

    How about Doug Davenport?
    http://www.azcapitoltimes.com/story.cfm?id=8726

    And then there's Phil Gramm (my second-favorite story of the day!!)
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24844889/

    I could go on and on and on.....

    If it is so bad that Obama has a lobbyist connection, I guess this is completely outrageous, huh?
     
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    Despite his protestations to the contrary, Obama is up to his ears in lobbyists.

    And it'll get worse.
     
  7. Baptist in Richmond

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    Wow: such a strong assertion.
    Perhaps you could offer some sort of proof for such a charge.
     
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