Obama donates to Clinton campaign

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posted on Jun, 26 2008 @ 09:33 PM
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Sen. Barack Obama donated $2,300 Thursday to the campaign of his former opponent, Sen. Hillary Clinton, which is millions of dollars in debt.

In addition, Obama's national finance chairman, Penny Pritzker, donated $2,300, said Terry McAuliffe, who served as Clinton's chief campaign fundraiser. The $2,300 is the maximum individual contribution allowed.


Obama is a good team player in my book. Giving the maximum allowed, I'm pretty sure there are some backdoor deals going on also. But, none the less, I have to say this is a good gesture on his part.

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posted on Jun, 26 2008 @ 09:38 PM
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I like how Obama just donated $2,300 to his former opponent's campaign, which is millions of dollars in debt.

I know he needs the millions he's raised for the general election, but $2,300 is like $23. I think it's kinda funny.

Obama: "Here's a 20 for your trouble...good game." *slaps Hillary on the butt*


That's what I take from it, anyway.



posted on Jun, 26 2008 @ 09:40 PM
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Originally posted by jhill76

Obama is a good team player in my book. Giving the maximum allowed, I'm pretty sure there are some backdoor deals going on also. But, none the less, I have to say this is a good gesture on his part.
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I couldn't disagree more.

The Clinton's had $109 million in income in the last several years, and stand to make another $10 million this year. Why in the $#(# do they have the #@#ls to ask people for money to put back into their own back account?

This is the epitome of the audacity of audacity for Obama to ask average people like us to give money to a deca-millionaire like Clinton just so she will support him in the election.

This isn't change. This is politics at its absolute worst.



posted on Jun, 26 2008 @ 09:41 PM
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I thought the same exact thing at first. But, that amount is the maximum allowed. But, we can all be pretty sure there is some under the table deals going on here. This is more for show.



posted on Jun, 26 2008 @ 09:42 PM
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I think this is a good sign. I really appreciate it. It's generous and she needs help and he wants her help. Warm fuzzies all around.

I have heard people (Obama supporters) say that they didn't want their contribution to Obama going to Hillary, but if it helps him get elected, I don't care. And I think her support will help him get elected.

DarthChrisious, $2300 is as much as he could legally donate.



posted on Jun, 26 2008 @ 09:43 PM
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Um...the headline I saw was Obama pays off Clinton's entire $20 million+ debt.

...and the media has it's new, hot, foam-at-the-mouth, speculation-frenzy tidbit to chomp on so they can ignore all the real news! yay!



posted on Jun, 26 2008 @ 09:45 PM
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My husband thought he saw that too.

I wonder of he did pay off her entire debt. I couldn't find a news story on it.

That would be great!



posted on Jun, 26 2008 @ 09:45 PM
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If he contributes they will call it dirty politics. If he doesn't contribute they will call it dirty politics. Face it. People see what they want to. They focus on what they are looking for. And they will not immediately consider contradicting points of view. It is a shame.

AAC



posted on Jun, 26 2008 @ 09:46 PM
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I agree on the whole Clinton is a you know what for having the nerve to ask regular people to help her pay back her loan to herself. Anyone dumb enough to give her a penny is also a you know what. Sooo many reasons not to bother voting.



posted on Jun, 26 2008 @ 09:48 PM
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they spent almost the whole hour of that show that comes on msnbc after countdown on it. i think it's called the verdict. it was "breaking news." i sure don't think i misunderstood...


[edit on 26-6-2008 by ~Lucidity]



posted on Jun, 26 2008 @ 09:50 PM
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That's where my husband saw it. I wonder if they messed up on a visual. Was it words on the bottom of the screen or were they talking about it? You said they spent the whole hour, so they must have been talking about it. Sorry. I'll keep looking.

[edit on 26-6-2008 by Benevolent Heretic]



posted on Jun, 26 2008 @ 09:53 PM
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Originally posted by jitombe
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I agree on the whole Clinton is a you know what for having the nerve to ask regular people to help her pay back her loan to herself. Anyone dumb enough to give her a penny is also a you know what. Sooo many reasons not to bother voting.


Well no, it's Obama asking his supporters to contribute money to Clinton's campaign in turn for Clinton telling her supporters to contribute to Obama's campaign.

The whole thing stinks to high heaven considering the money is going to go right into Clinton's pocket. Honestly, I can't even see how this can be legal.

At best their exploiting the intent of the $2300 per person limit on contributions. Obama supporters who already contributed $2300 to Obama are being asked by Obama to contribute another $2300 to Clinton. Clinton supporters who contributed $2300 to Clinton are being asked to kick in another $2300 to Obama.

The net result is that another $40 million will come out of the people's pockets, and Clinton and Obama will split it 50/50, even though Clinton has dropped out of the race. The intent is close to fraud.

[edit on 26-6-2008 by jamie83]



posted on Jun, 26 2008 @ 09:53 PM
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here's a very interesting blog i found when i was searching for the story...note the date...June 3

blogs.telegraph.co.uk...



posted on Jun, 26 2008 @ 09:56 PM
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another version...

www.signonsandiego.com...



posted on Jun, 26 2008 @ 09:57 PM
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Wow... politics. It's amazing. :shk:

There's a person there that said she doesn't want her oOama money going to Hillary.



posted on Jun, 26 2008 @ 10:04 PM
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Originally posted by AnAbsoluteCreation
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If he contributes they will call it dirty politics. If he doesn't contribute they will call it dirty politics. Face it. People see what they want to. They focus on what they are looking for.


Why would anybody think it's dirty politics if Obama didn't contribute to Clinton?

The more I think about it the more sickening this becomes.

Obama could be asking people to donate money to a charitable cause, like the flood victims in his own state. Instead he's asking people to donate money so that multi-multi-millionaires Bill and Hillary Clinton can fatten their personal bank accounts.

It's really disgusting in every way.





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