Access 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.”
Former democratic congressman Patrick Kennedy, son of the late Ted Kennedy, gave a curious explanation as to how to best access the White House (and all of the favors that accompany it) in a recent New York Times article.
The former Representative from Rhode Island donated $35,800 to Obama’s reelection campaign, while seeking administrative support for a nonprofit he was involved with.
Hypocrisy: Obama Said Big Donations Buy Access Average Voters ‘Can’t Imagine’