‘Contributions were simply a part of “how this business works.”’

Patrick Kennedy confirms that which only the psychophants will deny… the Obama administration is corrupt:

Patrick KennedyAccess 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.

The Times reports: “those who donated the most to Mr. Obama and the Democratic Party since he started running for president were far more likely to visit the White House than others. Among donors who gave $30,000 or less, about 20 percent visited the White House, according to a New York Times analysis that matched names in the visitor logs with donor records. But among those who donated $100,000 or more, the figure rises to about 75 percent. Approximately two-thirds of the president’s top fund-raisers in the 2008 campaign visited the White House at least once, some of them numerous times.”

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.”

“If you want to call it ‘quid pro quo,’ fine,” he said. “At the end of the day, I want to make sure I do my part.”

The piece goes on:

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.”

So Kennedy is aware of the corruption, and doesn’t really see the problem.

Hell, more than likely, neither would half the country.

We get the leaders we deserve.

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  • Joe Lagle

    In more news, waters wet

  • Dog bites man?  And exactly will be done about this matter? Nothing.

  • jim_m

    We already knew that obama was a crony capitalist and used pay-to-play policies in his admin.  Fact is that had Blago been a little more subtle, obama would have gladly paid him whatever he wanted for that Senate seat.

  • MichaelLaprarie

    How long before the Democrats disavow poor Paches?  After all, he’s never worked a f**king day in his life.

    • jim_m

       That’s OK with a man.  It’s only women for whom this is a disqualifier.

    • Brian_R_Allen

      …. How long before the Democrats disavow poor Paches?  After all, he’s never worked a f**king day in his life …. 

      Qualification, if the likes of, say, Jack Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Ted The Swimmer Kennedy, Al Gore, John Kerry, Billy-Bubbah and Missus Blythe, Plugs Biden et al and 0=Zero and his loathsome and fearsome “spouse” Moocherlle-Antoinette, are the examples to go by — to reach fairly-well-remunerated, public-dole-recipient “Democratic” potty-activist status. 

  • GarandFan

    So Patches wants backing on his own ‘non-profit’.  Nice work if you can get it.  Joe Kennedy is pulling down almost 1/2 million a year at his ‘non-profit’.

  • Guest

    I remember hearing the same stories during GW’s terms in office. Money buys access. That’s how it work sin our country and probably every other country on earth.

    • jim_m

       Obviously, you need to be reminded that obama comes from Illinois, where the last two governors have been put in prison for essentially the same thing.

    • I remember hearing that grumpy old men make shit up as they go along.

    • John_LC_Silvoney

        So , I see that Bob Armstrong has been committed to a Senior Center and Nursing facility.
        Are they taking volunteers for their death panel?

      • retired.military

        Actually I think he is spending his time playing cards.  GOFISH for sure.

    • GarandFan

       Would you like to share some of those stories?

    • Jwb10001

      and there it is… the only argument left, Bush did it too! Hope and Change!

  • ackwired

    Don’t pretend that this is only a problem with D’s.  Donators are literally writing the legislation that they want their bought and paid for politicians to vote for (just google ALEC).  As Mr. Rice said, “We get the leaders (government) that we deserve”, and until enough people stand up and demand that the cycle be broken, nothing is going to change.

    • I’m thinking we don’t need a full-time Congress.  They get bored, look for crap to pass to create a ‘legacy’.

      We could probably get by with them showing up only a  week a year.  After all, how many issues do we have ongoing that vitally need their immediate and constant attention?  

      Isn’t there some point at which we have ENOUGH regulation?  Restrict legislative sessions to 1 week a year, and ensure that any bills proposed MUST be read in full by the originating Congresscritter.  If it’s not read (no legislative tricks, like ‘enter into the Congressional Record bills 1 through 2435 for the current session) it can never pass out of committee and be voted upon.

      Yes, it’ll slow things down.  This is not a bug – it’s a feature. 

    • GarandFan

       You’d get more points if you’d thrown in the Koch brothers with that comment.