posted on Oct, 22 2012 @ 08:26 AM
Roche has been mentioned before as a very strong influence on Obama but this takes things one step further.... Plus consider that Obama's campaign
is now under the microscope in regards to its Chinese donations many of which were bundled by Roche.... Will that question come up tonight??
Furthermore, Roche is the owner of Obama.com... a website not owned by the Obama campaign but a site which sends visitor directly to the campaign
donation website...68% of the traffic flowing to Obama.com is foreign.
More on Roche ( a US expatriate living in Shanghai) and his influence on this administration...
On August, 19, 2011, during the heat of the Obama Administration’s trade negotiations with China, Vice President Joe Biden huddled with his top
trade advisors at the St. Regis Hotel in Beijing, China. One seat away from Mr. Biden sat Robert Roche.
Mr. Roche is a mysterious figure, an American expatriate and Obama bundler living in Shanghai, China. Mr. Roche’s company, Acorn International, is
publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange and is in partnership with Hu Jintao’s government.
Isn't just a little Odd that Roche's company is named Acorn International?? Just saying
This is quite odd when you compare Roche to all others in attendance at this "negotiation" in April 2011
The importance of this partnership was exemplified at the 2011 State Dinner for Chinese President Hu Jintao (above), where something rare and
virtually unprecedented in American politics occurred.
Three living presidents--Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, and Jimmy Carter--all attended the event and were seated at the head table. Also seated at the
power table were Sen. John Kerry and his billionaire wife, Theresa Heinz Kerry; General Electric chief Jeffrey Immelt; Coca Cola Chairman and CEO
Muhtar Kent; and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Joining them was Robert Roche--a man whose inconsequential infomercial business hawks everything
from cell phones, to exercise equipment, to breast enhancement products.
Roche got the "good" seat while other more notable figures were left in the nose bleeds...
Telegraphing his influence, Mr. Roche received the most coveted honor of all, a seat just one seat away from President Obama. Left in the cheap
seats were former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and numerous other titans of politics, finance, and business with billions of dollars in assets
in China, including JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon, CEO of Disney Robert Iger, and Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein.
So, who is this guy and why so much influence on this administration??
Since 2009, Roche as been listed on the WH visitor logs 19 times!! That's quite a bit considering that he lives in Shanghai and must travel
extensively (10,000 miles) to visit the WH. In 2010 Obama appointed Roche to his Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations.
Acorn has ties with “four established domestic [state-controlled] banks through which we directly market products through specialized catalogues
to credit card holders at these banks. As of March 31, 2009 we have established relationships with 13 domestic banks.” This allowed Acorn to gain
revenue through credit card transactions with Chinese banks. Between 2007 and 2010, the revenue stream from that line of business grew
180%...Acorn’s prospectus states that “since commencing [its] operations in 1998, [the company has] formed close and strong relationships with
various CCTV and national satellite channels….”
Given the following one has to ask the question... Why such influence on Obama's administration
Given the Chinese regime’s control over the operations of Chinese businesses, this information raises alarming questions. Former Financial Times
Beijing bureau chief and author Richard McGregor explains that for state-owned enterprises, Communist Party meetings are held before corporate board
meetings and Party officials make management decisions. As McGregor writes, Party “control over personnel appointments has been inviolate.”
Put simply, the success of Robert Roche’s Chinese company is, by its own admission, contingent on remaining in the good graces of Chinese President
Hu Jintao, the regime in Beijing, and the People’s Liberation Army. And in late September 2011, Mr. Roche traveled to Capitol Hill to thwart U.S.
efforts to pressure China to increase the value of its currency, the renminbi.
Agent of influence!!
Mr. Obama has since come under fire for his Administration’s inability to jawbone China into significantly raising the value of its currency.
The renminbi’s value during Mr. Obama's first term has only increased 8.5%, versus the 21% it rose from 2005-2008 under President George W. Bush.
This issue stands at the very heart of America’s trade imbalances with China......"Roche fits the classic profile of someone the Chinese use as
‘agents-of-influence.’ They set these guys up in business in China and then let them use their access to gain influence and recognition
Roche is dodging attention from the Media and so is Obama's campaign...for good reason Just more secrets and a lack of transparency from the Obama
Breitbart News has learned that a major television network tried to track Robert Roche down with no luck. Newsweek contacted Mr. Roche by email
but he declined comment. On Sunday, the New York Post reports that efforts to reach Mr. Roche for comment had been unsuccessful. "Roche’s mother in
Chicago referred calls to the Obama campaign," wrote the Post's Isabel Vincent and Melissa Klein. "The campaign declined to comment."
But Americans deserve to know immediately why an infomercial executive with direct business ties to the Chinese regime has gained such influence and
proximity to power inside the Obama White House.
What gives?? and will anyone ask Obama this direct question?? Will the issue come up in tonight's Foreign policy debate?? Quite interesting...