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Former Dem. Congressman Patrick Kennedy Alleges 'Quid Pro Quo' for Access to White House

Evil 1 2012/04/15 14:18:51

Access to the Obama White House is in direct correlation to the amount of money donated to the president's reelection effort and the Democratic party, the New York Times reports today.


But the most explosive allegation in the news story comes from former Democratic congressman Patrick Kennedy, son of the late Ted Kenney, who calls what the Obama White House is doing "quid pro quo."



Patrick J. Kennedy, the former representative from Rhode Island, who donated $35,800 to an Obama re-election fund last fall while seeking administration support for a nonprofit venture, said contributions were simply a part of “how this business works.”


And Kennedy admits that folks in the White House are checking out the donor records:



“I know that they look at the reports,” he said, referring to records of campaign donations. “They’re my friends anyway, but it won’t hurt when I ask them for a favor if they don’t see me as a slouch.”


Literally translated, "quid pro quo" means "something for something." As in, if you want something from the Obama White House, then give something (e.g., cash).


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  • WhereIsAmerica? ~PWCM~JLA 2012/04/15 18:33:13
    WhereIsAmerica? ~PWCM~JLA
    +6
    So true, and if you do something that makes the President look "bad" like Hillary Rosen, expect him to say "that person on TV" and pretend he never met you even though you had 35 trips to the White House 5 of which were private meetings with him.

    He is not "fair" like he talks about all the time, there is rampant lies, game playing, favoritism and even downright thuggery.

    This man is a disgrace to the office of the President.

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  • Arizona1950 2012/04/22 20:03:03
    Arizona1950
    +1
    Pretty sad ...
  • sglmom 2012/04/22 05:28:55
    sglmom
    +1
    Not surprising that there's an ENTRY FEE extorted for Access to the 'dole' dished out ..
    I'm sure every bit of it was bought, paid for .. via corruption, extortion, and criminal activity ..
  • schjaz 2012/04/16 17:37:25
    schjaz
    +2
    business as usual.....things have GOT to change and this is not the aministration that will get er done.
  • Ken 2012/04/16 02:54:24
    Ken
    +3
    Always been that way and it needs to stop.
  • Broken 2012/04/15 23:14:17
    Broken
    +4
    I'm not surprised by these corrupt people. There is nothing too low for them.
  • GINGERBREAD 2012/04/15 22:17:31
    GINGERBREAD
    +4
    This administration has taken the "PAY FOR PLAY" to the next plateau. Hey all you liberals, socialists and communists, you wany the presidential ear? That'll cost you "X" amount of dollars. You don't have it? Tsk Tsk Tsk.
  • Striker 2012/04/15 22:07:31
    Striker
    +4
    Trouble is that the entire system now rests on that immoral foundation.

    There was a time when the Constitution prevented most of such.
  • GINGERB... Striker 2012/04/16 00:08:20
    GINGERBREAD
    +3
    I had always thought that the LBJ administration was the most corrupt administration we've had in modern times, But this administration beat them all for corruption. It will take us a generation before we can clean these bastards out of office.
  • Striker GINGERB... 2012/04/16 00:13:39
    Striker
    +1
    LOL -- What are the odds of even LIVING long enough to see anything made better?
  • GINGERB... Striker 2012/04/16 04:02:47
    GINGERBREAD
    +2
    Well I'm 80 yrs old but I plan to live a long long time
  • Striker GINGERB... 2012/04/16 05:32:07
    Striker
    +1
    right - that makes me a 73 y.o. kid LOL
    no idea how long I'll make it, so far mostly so good
    but I don't expect it'll be long enough that we get America back
  • GINGERB... Striker 2012/04/22 15:14:50
    GINGERBREAD
    +2
    Just remember, these people were planning this since the election of Teddy Roosevelt. That's over 100 years of planning. What we do today will probably be a reality in the year 2050 or 2060. Have patience my friend, have patience
  • Striker GINGERB... 2012/04/22 17:59:36
    Striker
    I have neither that kind of patience, nor can I reasonably expect to be around to see 2050 or 2060, and I'm actually glad about that!

    Whatever time might be left to me while still having a useful brain will continue to be devoted to voiding Force as a moral way of life.
  • GINGERB... Striker 2012/04/22 19:45:21
    GINGERBREAD
    +1
    I think that our lives should be spent in defeating this fake president. It'll be the jobs of the people that come after us to do whatever they can. It's a never ending fight.
  • Striker GINGERB... 2012/04/22 19:57:59
    Striker
    Then we should grab our guns and head for the White House?
    Okay, and assuming somehow we run his butt outta there, then what?
  • GINGERB... Striker 2012/04/22 21:08:11
    GINGERBREAD
    +1
    We have to beat them with our brains. I'm quite sure that we are a hell of a lot smarter than they are
  • Striker GINGERB... 2012/04/22 21:23:13 (edited)
    Striker
    hasn't happened in ?234? years, has it?

    When we are governed and ruled by those who make the rules, and we are not allowed to join or not join, just what the heck can we do? It surely can't work this way.
  • Dee 2012/04/15 19:57:03 (edited)
    Dee
    +4
    Didn't Obama campaign on NOT having 'politics as usual' if he was elected? Was he speaking in "shorthand" and we were just too unintelligent to understand him or is this just another broken promise?
  • Arizona... Dee 2012/04/22 20:01:27
    Arizona1950
    +2
    He spoke clearly on what people wanted to hear... however, the people neglected to ask him exactly what he meant.
  • Seonag 2012/04/15 19:51:52
    Seonag
    +3
    Chicago corruption and cronyism the whole way!
  • JP 2012/04/15 19:25:47
    JP
    +5
    This really is the benchmark for his whole administration.
  • TruBluTopaz 2012/04/15 18:52:04
    TruBluTopaz
    +5
    It's the Chicago Way? i ll make you an offer you can t refuse obama
  • WhereIsAmerica? ~PWCM~JLA 2012/04/15 18:33:13
    WhereIsAmerica? ~PWCM~JLA
    +6
    So true, and if you do something that makes the President look "bad" like Hillary Rosen, expect him to say "that person on TV" and pretend he never met you even though you had 35 trips to the White House 5 of which were private meetings with him.

    He is not "fair" like he talks about all the time, there is rampant lies, game playing, favoritism and even downright thuggery.

    This man is a disgrace to the office of the President.
  • Dale 2012/04/15 15:07:31
    Dale
    +5
    In any other country it would be called "bribe" straight-up.
  • Flash,aka,Mr.Lightning 2012/04/15 14:45:45
    Flash,aka,Mr.Lightning
    +4
    Obama is the hippiest hypocrite ever.
  • No nonsense NanC...don't BS... 2012/04/15 14:44:38
  • Evil 1 2012/04/15 14:20:23
    Evil 1
    +6
    So much for that 'Hope and Change' as well as 'transparency'! Obama is the most corrupt, lying, hypocritical President to ever occupy the White House. He has taken cronyism to levels never seen before.

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