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Here are former lobbyists Obama has tapped for top jobs:
Eric Holder, attorney general nominee, was registered to lobby until 2004 on behalf of clients including Global Crossing, a bankrupt telecommunications firm.
Tom Vilsack, secretary of agriculture nominee, was registered to lobby as recently as last year on behalf of the National Education Association.
William Lynn, deputy defense secretary nominee, was registered to lobby as recently as last year for defense contractor Raytheon, where he was a top executive.
William Corr, deputy health and human services secretary nominee, was registered to lobby until last year for the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, a non-profit that pushes to limit tobacco use.
David Hayes, deputy interior secretary nominee, was registered to lobby until 2006 for clients, including the regional utility San Diego Gas & Electric.
Mark Patterson, chief of staff to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, was registered to lobby as recently as last year for financial giant Goldman Sachs.
Ron Klain, chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden, was registered to lobby until 2005 for clients, including the Coalition for Asbestos Resolution, U.S. Airways, Airborne Express and drug-maker ImClone.
Mona Sutphen, deputy White House chief of staff, was registered to lobby for clients, including Angliss International in 2003.
Melody Barnes, domestic policy council director, lobbied in 2003 and 2004 for liberal advocacy groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union, the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, the American Constitution Society and the Center for Reproductive Rights.
Cecilia Munoz, White House director of intergovernmental affairs, was a lobbyist as recently as last year for the National Council of La Raza, a Hispanic advocacy group.
Patrick Gaspard, White House political affairs director, was a lobbyist for the Service Employees International Union.
Michael Strautmanis, chief of staff to the president’s assistant for intergovernmental relations, lobbied for the American Association of Justice from 2001 until 2005.
Originally posted by ExPostFacto
reply to post by Frankidealist35
Franky did you have some magical moment recently? Yes the actions by Obama are socialism for the rich and corporate America and capitalism for the middle and lower class. The government funds the rich and corporations with grants and business opportunity. Middle and lower class get a job out of it. We get to work, while they get a handout for our labor.
In January 2009, at the close of President George W. Bush's second term in office, Jonathan Clarke, a senior fellow at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, proposed the following as the "main characteristics of neoconservatism":
* "a tendency to see the world in binary good/evil terms
* low tolerance for diplomacy
* readiness to use military force
* emphasis on US unilateral action
* disdain for multilateral organizations
* focus on the Middle East
* an us versus them mentality".
Originally posted by Frankidealist35
reply to post by LeftWingLarry
I've already explained his use of populism. That's just what Obama wants you to think he is. He wants you to think that he is for the people, and, that he is for everyone else, and that he is pandering to everyone else. Is that what he is really doing? NO, that isn't what he is doing. In reality he is being controlled by the same hidden hand behind the scenes (the powerful corporations) that control the government, just like all the other puppets are. He tells people that he's going to reform health care, and then, he talks to the health care companies and cuts a deal with them. He acts like he's a populist for the common people- but then he strikes deals with the corporations that he claims he's fighting.
Originally posted by TheFinalTruth14
We need to stop calling Obama a socialist. He's an extreme fascist, just like the Bush goofs and really anyone else that would have the connections to get into office in the white house.