Democrats love telling us that they have nothing to do with lobbyists. They lie. Remember when President Obama said that he would not have lobbyists visit the White House, and then we found out that administration staffers were meeting them at coffee shops? Debbie Wasserman Schultz just told us that the convention wouldn’t be corporate-infused, even though there is a great deal of evidence to the contrary. Just look at all of the lobbyists playing a part in the convention. A number of them are even serving as delegates.
Despite President Obama’s harsh rhetoric toward K Street, lobbyists will be on the convention floor as delegates in Charlotte Wednesday when he is nominated for a second term.
That lobbyists will help nominate the president for reelection is a delicious irony, considering Obama’s moves to keep his distance from the influence industry. Neither his campaign nor the Democratic convention accepts political contributions from lobbyists; lobbyists can’t raise funds for the president; and the Obama administration has banned them from serving on federal advisory committees.
But lobbyists remain a vital cog in the Democratic Party machine, and a number of them are serving as delegates at this week’s convention. Some lobbyists worked their way up to the senior levels of Democratic state parties and were selected for a trip to Charlotte.(Read More)
Then there’s this – Planned Parenthood’s president actually gave a speech at the DNC. I’m not sure if she’s officially considered a lobbyist, but the organization constantly has its hand out to the government to fund its nefarious operations.
The president of Planned Parenthood made it clear to Democrats at the DNC convention tonight which side the nation’s biggest abortion business is on this election — Barack Obama’s.
“I am proud tonight to support the re-election of President Barack Obama,” Cecile Richards said to a crowd that gave her standing ovations for pushing abortion and the abortion company’s agenda. “Obama brought women to this dance and we’re staying with him.” (Read More)
Remember this the next time you hear the Democrats claim lobbyists have no influence over them. It’s a steaming pile of BS.