BP and its employees have given more than $3.5 million to federal candidates over the past 20 years, with the largest chunk of their money going to
Obama, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
Obama also had the most political contributions from Goldman Sachs in 2008 of all senators. And Goldman gave more to Obama than any other presidential
candidate, and was Obama’s second-largest contributor.
In addition, Obama was the top congressional recipient of defense industry contributions for the 2008 election cycle. See this, this and this.
Obama was also the top recipient of money from the healthcare giants in the presidential election
barack obama, the candidate of change... pfftt bought and payed for by all the major players... cmon people, you've got to have learned by now
that every candidate be he a republican or democrat a he or a she, is corrupted to the very marrow in his/her bones. ANYBODY can be bought out.
bunch of sell outs in congress, in the white house and on the supreme court... i dont think most of us here on ATS will be surprised by this..
C'mon, you really think McCain would have been any better?
Alright, enough of the sarcasm. People, the Dem/Repub paradigm and their power brokers have about DESTROYED this country. If you really think that
your party is different than the other, there is no help for you. For those that have been wondering and have been sitting on the fence, let me ask
Does this not mean SOMETHING?
The HCR, the bailouts, the money flowing into the pockets of the cronies and the political pockets.
And don't you dare say Obama was not the president when the bailouts began. HE VOTED FOR THEM as a senator!
"The very word "secrecy" is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies,
to secret oaths and to secret proceedings.
And no official of my Administration, whether his rank is high or low, civilian or military, should interpret my words here tonight as an excuse to
censor the news, to stifle dissent, to cover up our mistakes or to withhold from the press and the public the facts they deserve to know.
In time of "clear and present danger," the courts have held that even the privileged rights of the First Amendment must yield to the public's need
for national security.
Those who make themselves our enemy are advancing around the globe.
If the press is awaiting a declaration of war before it imposes the self-discipline of combat conditions, then I can only say that no war ever
posed a greater threat to our security. If you are awaiting a finding of "clear and present danger," then I can only say that the danger has never
been more clear and its presence has never been more imminent."
Well that just sucks.. Can't do anything about it for another two years so I guess I will just sit back, pop open a beer and watch him spend my tax
Seriously though don't you think Bush did that. Or Clinton. Its politics thats how it all goes.
To be honest this really isn't all that big of a story. Obama only received 77 thousand dollars from BP and compared to other campaign contributors
it's just a drop in the bucket.
Obama received nearly 20 million from the healthcare industry alone so this story would make me raise an eyebrow if BP was even in the top 50
Edit: My bad I thought you were trying to tie this into Obamas lack of interest in getting tough with BP over the oil fiasco. It is funny how much
cash he got and now he is trying to limit the impact lobbyists can have on future elections including donations.
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