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Old 05-22-2012, 11:58 PM
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At this point, I don't think the term "hypocrisy" cuts it any more with this president...It so far past "hypocrisy" that we need a new term to describe it...

I'm going with "HYPOCROBAMACY"...

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President Obama raised far more cash from hedge fund and private equity donors than any other candidate in the 2008 election cycle.

According to an analysis by the nonprofit group Open Secrets, Obama took in nearly $3.5 million from large private-equity donors that year — nearly twice what his general-election rival, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), pocketed.

The data bring into focus the thin line Obama must walk in attacking presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s background in the industry, which has sparked criticism from allies including Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker.

Obama is working hard to make the case that Romney’s background in private equity does not qualify him to be president. In fact, Obama and his campaign, in a series of ads, have sought to turn that background into a weakness by highlighting companies that failed after their purchase by Bain Capital, the private equity group founded by Romney.
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Dontcha' just love it?
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Default Re: President Obama raised most from private equity, hedge funds in 2008

Clearly you fail to understand the President's "flexibilty" in accepting campaign donations. As long as the check clears it is all good. He will even "evolve" his policy for the right price like a trained seal performing tricks for a sardine.

Romney's sins at Bain Capital are not that he made a profit on investments it is that Obama's campaign didn't get a cut from Romney's share. The Bain senior executive and Obama bundler who made the decision to close the steel company when Romney was away managing the SLC olympic games isn't denounced as a job killer for obviou$ reasons.
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Public funding of elections NOW!
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Public funding of elections NOW!
Yet you advocate voting to reelect the President that broke his campaign promise only use public financing in the general election. Money doesn't corrupt if it is donated to Obama?
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Yet you advocate voting to reelect the President that broke his campaign promise only use public financing in the general election. Money doesn't corrupt if it is donated to Obama?
If I had to pick a candidate who didn't have questionable donors I'd be voting for some obscure guy who had no chance of winning. As long as the system is rigged I gotta go with who brung me to the dance.
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