White Email Lobbying

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FOX exposed this over the weekend. Unsolicited emails going out to lobby for the Democrat health care plan.



First the White House is not allowed to lobby. That would be using government funds to lobby an issue. That point was made over and over on the news shows. They cannot do mass lobbying.



And now the WH is claiming that third parties were able to add or edit the email list and add names to it. Of course we know they have been collecting email addresses and actually soliciting them, and suddenly mass emails go out to people who did not ask a question or request information.



Something is "fishy" here, someone needs to investigate who implemented this, if any groups were unlawfully messing with a WH email list, or if someone at the WH complied the list, who approved and who knew about it.
 
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[quote name='Stinger' date='17 August 2009 - 11:21 AM' timestamp='1250526111' post='6571']

FOX exposed this over the weekend. Unsolicited emails going out to lobby for the Democrat health care plan.



First the White House is not allowed to lobby. That would be using government funds to lobby an issue. That point was made over and over on the news shows. They cannot do mass lobbying.



And now the WH is claiming that third parties were able to add or edit the email list and add names to it. Of course we know they have been collecting email addresses and actually soliciting them, and suddenly mass emails go out to people who did not ask a question or request information.



Something is "fishy" here, someone needs to investigate who implemented this, if any groups were unlawfully messing with a WH email list, or if someone at the WH complied the list, who approved and who knew about it.

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How about a link please.
 

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[quote name='Stinger' date='17 August 2009 - 12:21 PM' timestamp='1250526111' post='6571']

FOX exposed this over the weekend. Unsolicited emails going out to lobby for the Democrat health care plan.



First the White House is not allowed to lobby. That would be using government funds to lobby an issue. That point was made over and over on the news shows. They cannot do mass lobbying.



And now the WH is claiming that third parties were able to add or edit the email list and add names to it. Of course we know they have been collecting email addresses and actually soliciting them, and suddenly mass emails go out to people who did not ask a question or request information.



Something is "fishy" here, someone needs to investigate who implemented this, if any groups were unlawfully messing with a WH email list, or if someone at the WH complied the list, who approved and who knew about it.

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Damn. You got him. Obama's presidency is over. You've succeeded where the birthers and teabaggers failed, Stinger. Gotta hand it to you. Biden will do a decent job, though.



Seriously, I'm sure this will be investigated officially and very unofficially ad nauseum.
 
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[quote name='Bourne' date='17 August 2009 - 11:29 AM' timestamp='1250526594' post='6574']

How about a link please.

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For what? You are denying it?
 
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[quote name='Davocrat' date='17 August 2009 - 11:53 AM' timestamp='1250528023' post='6591']

Damn. You got him. Obama's presidency is over. You've succeeded where the birthers and teabaggers failed, Stinger. Gotta hand it to you. Biden will do a decent job, though.



Seriously, I'm sure this will be investigated officially and very unofficially ad nauseum.

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Don't be so sure, but if the WH is in concert with outside political groups and engaged in unsolicited lobbying, or lobbying at all at government expense, someone could be in a heap of trouble. Even the ACLU is saying this whole dealing is very "troubling".
 
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[quote name='Stinger' date='17 August 2009 - 01:21 PM' timestamp='1250529675' post='6627']

For what? You are denying it?

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unlike you, some people don't refuse to follow a link to the original source of info. they want to read the whole story, instead of just commenting on your comments of the original story.
 
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[quote name='Stinger' date='17 August 2009 - 12:21 PM' timestamp='1250529675' post='6627']

For what? You are denying it?

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No, I'm asking for a link to the source of your information.
 
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[quote name='Bourne' date='17 August 2009 - 12:25 PM' timestamp='1250529918' post='6632']

No, I'm asking for a link to the source of your information.

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Why are you denying it? Link to what it has been the top story all weekend starting last Friday.\



What exactly are you disputing in my post?



Edit: Here start here but this is happening VERY quickly right now and new stuff is breaking by the minute.



http://www.foxnews.com/video2/video...alPlaylistId=&sRevUrl=http://www.foxnews.com/



If you want to keep up turn on Fox
 
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[quote name='Bourne' date='17 August 2009 - 12:32 PM' timestamp='1250530369' post='6638']

Stinger, did you have a Freudian slip when you titled this thread? White Email?

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No was interrupted for a phone interview with a potential employer and applied a hasty title and sent it.