Right-wingers are busy, trying to whip up all kinds of attacks on Barack Obama. Like ACORN, Van Jones, going to too many fundraisers, playing too much golf, and other silly issues.
But here’s the latest and dumbest so far. Who would you believe? President Obama has actually invited a couple of his major donors to the White House to shake his hand?
Oh, my god! How DARE he? Impeach him!
Now, seriously – this is getting downright insane.
Yesterday, at the White House Briefing, a reporter actually asked Press Secretary Robert Gibbs: Is President Obama willing to announce a new policy that no major donor gets more access to the White House than any average citizen would get?
And he was serious! I almost fell off my chair. What a naïve, unreal, and stupid question.
Let’s face it. Ever since the days of George Washington, those who write big checks to politicians get special treatment. Always have, and always will.
Now, you and I have a right to know how much they give, how many times they visit the White House, whether they spend the night or now, and what special favors, if any, they might be given.
But to expect any president, Republican or Democrat, NOT to give special recognition to his or her major donors, is just not realistic.
That’s my parting shot for today.