Obama Awards 3 More Cushy Diplomatic Jobs To Top Fundraisers – Total Now 20

August 2, 2013 8:06 amViews: 844

Obama loves BIG donations

Want to travel to foreign lands, see the world, have the US government pay for it and get a big salary to boot? All you have to do is be rich and donate large amounts of money to Barack Obama and you might possibly get yourself such a position. With the appointment of 3 new ambassadorships to those that have contributed to Obama's campaign fund and other Obama initiatives, the president has now given cushy diplomatic positions to 20, you read that right, 20, of his most loyal contributors and fundraisers.

While this is a fairly common occurrence from President's of both parties, an analysis has shown that Obama is ahead of former Presidents in rewarding ambassadorships. And no matter who does it, it is a huge conflict of interest to funnel your own money to the president and them be rewarded with a favorable job paid for by taxpayer money. Some of these large contributors and essentially getting their money back.

While Obama constantly travels around the country vilifying the rich as one of his main missions, he uses the rich, that agree to his agenda, for fundraising and then rewards them with favorable government positions. Is anyone else seeing the utter hypocrisy in this?

Read more below from The Hill:

President Obama on Thursday nominated three more major fundraisers to top diplomatic posts.

The president nominated Dwight Bush to be the U.S. ambassador to Morocco. Bush and his wife donated more than $70,000 to Obama’s reelection campaign in 2012, hosted a $17,9000-a-plate fundraiser at their D.C. home, and in total pulled in more than $500,000 for the president’s reelection efforts.

Obama also nominated Pamela Hamamoto as the representative to the United Nations in Geneva. Hamamoto raised more than $500,000 for Obama’s 2012 campaign and was a classmate of the president’s when he went to school in Hawaii.

Earlier in the day, the president nominated Noah Mamet as the next ambassador to Argentina. Mamet has bundled nearly $1.75 million for the president since 2007, with the majority of that sum coming in support of Obama’s reelection bid.

The president has rewarded at least 20 of his political allies with ambassador posts.

Presidents from both parties have historically rewarded campaign boosters with positions of diplomatic prestige, but an analysis by The Hill earlier this year showed Obama is outpacing his predecessors.

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