80% Off: Price of Lobbying Obama Cut to $5K

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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Hey bargain hunters. Do you happen to own a wind or solar company? Maybe you help design environmentally friendly doorknobs. Or run a health care company?

The economy is tough on everyone and you wish you could lobby Obama, but you just can’t afford to drop $25K to listen to him talk about the books he pretended to read? How about a $5K all-inclusive package. You pay $5K and maybe your company will get a line in Obama’s next budget or a nice little DOE grant. Or just a little tweak in the ObamaCare regs?

How can you pass this up?

There was no listed price for tickets for Obama’s morning appearance at a roundtable in San Francisco for the House Majority PAC – the type of intimate gathering for which admission is usually $32,400 per person, the legal maximum. Some donors said tickets had been offered for a deep discount.

Democratic donors who were invited to the San Francisco event, at the Four Seasons Hotel on Market Street, said they had initially been asked to donate as much as $25,000 to sit down with Obama. One who balked at the price said organizers had offered a cut-rate deal of as little as $5,000.

While this is being put down to donor fatigue, the practical angle is that Obama is a lame duck and sees likely to lose the Senate.

Once that happens, his dollar and cents value to his backers (and despite their leftism, they are in it for the money, just ask Warren Buffett, Tom Steyer or George Soros) drops through the floor.

That’s why Hillary is picking up the huge piles of money now.

A Chinese businessman paid $500,000 to have dinner with Bill and Hillary Clinton. But when he asked if his kids could join, the former first couple demanded another half-million

Nobody is paying $500K for dinner with Obama. They’re paying $5K. That’s 1 percent.

Donors are trying to get in on Clintonworld and hoping for two terms of glorious theft, just like they got with Obama. Hillary is the exciting new corrupt thing and Obama is the corrupt old thing.

Obama friendly merchandise has seen a decrease in sales but new products taunting him are coming on the market and are hot sellers in Washington DC.

  • DogmaelJones1

    Hey, people! In the $5K package are included a set of used Dunlop tires, a used black Barbie Doll with an Afro with a clenched Black Panther fist, a set of ten used voter registration cards, and a used bobble-head of Michelle Obama that sings, “I’m Minnie the Moocher” when a button is pressed on her backside (batteries not included).

  • Judahlevi

    It is still not worth it.

    Now, if Obama were to pay me $5,000, I might consider it.

  • JR Kipling

    This week Obama was suppose to be on the Jimmy Kimmel show. With the world on fire, America under invasion, the Chief Executive couldn’t resist the temptation of appearing on Late Late Night TV. He even agreed to be slotted after Mr Sleet Mazursky from Ozone Park and his Synchronized Dancing Dachshund Review. But Kimmel excused himself and instead gave 20 more minutes of air time to those zany zippy wiener dogs from Long Island.

  • Mariamante

    If University of California public 501c, can they bundle money for campaign?

    University of California
    Summary Totals Recipients Congressional Committees Lobbying Individuals News

    https://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/recips.php?id=D000000406&cycle=2012&state=&party=&chamber=&sort=A&page=1

    They “bundled” over $1.2 Million for Obama in 2012, and even more for Democrat candidates all over the country.

    Among Federal Candidates, 2012 Cycle
    Total: $2,465,047

    This is what I found on Federal Law of 501c:

    Federal Tax Law
    General: Federal tax law regulates the participation in the electoral process of charitable and educational organizations described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. MSU is such an organization.
    Prohibition: To receive the benefits of tax-exempt status which derive from qualifying as a 501(c)(3) organization under the Internal Revenue Code, an organization cannot participate or intervene in any political campaign on behalf of, or in opposition to, any candidate for public office. “This prohibition means 501(c)(3) organizations may not endorse candidates, distribute statements for or against candidates, raise funds for or donate to candidates or become involved in any activity that would be either supportive or opposed to any candidate.” IR- 2006-87, June 1, 2006, “IRS Reminds Charities to Avoid Campaign Activities This Election Season.”