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Democrats trying to blackmail lobbyists into not donating to Republicans?

Posted by B. Daniel Blatt at 3:48 pm - March 1, 2012.
Filed under: Liberal Hypocrisy

That’s certain the impression I got when I read this article that a liberal, yes, a liberal friend linked on Facebook:

Democrats on K Street are warning their corporate clients: Give to Republican challengers in the 2012 election, and you’ll regret it come tax reform time.

Lobbyists are getting that message from allies of powerful Democrats such as Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.), who is closely watching support for Rep. Denny Rehberg, a Republican challenging Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.). Baucus supporters fear that if Rehberg ousts Tester, Baucus could be next to face a serious Republican challenge in the state.

One K-Streeter close to the Baucus operation said the senator considers a gift to Rehberg a contribution against him. Another Democratic lobbyist told a client to take his name off a Rehberg fundraising event because it would be hurtful to his company, according to sources.

The case K-Streeters are making to their clients: It will be a hard sell next year to get Baucus’s support on business-friendly tax perks set to expire or the Bush-era tax cuts that must get through his committee.

K Street“, Wikipedia reports “is the common and often negative metonym for Washington’s lobbying industry.[6][7]” Guess things haven’t changed in Obama’s Washington. Recall that Democrat promised not to take lobbyist cash, repeating that claim as recently as last December, “We don’t take a dime from D.C. lobbyists or special-interest PACs — never have and never will.

Maybe he doesn’t take a dime from lobbyists, but not only do his fellow partisans take their money, but they threaten retribution to lobbyists who donate to Republicans.  Something tells me that the president won’t take the Democratic Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee to the woodshed.

RELATED:  Obama campaign admits it takes lobbyist cash

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3 Comments

  1. Democrats on K Street are warning their corporate clients: Give to Republican challengers in the 2012 election, and you’ll regret it

    I think it’s called, “tyranny”.

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — March 1, 2012 @ 4:24 pm - March 1, 2012

  2. Of course they don’t take a dime – it won’t buy them anything. They require much, MUCH more.

    Comment by Jason — March 1, 2012 @ 6:42 pm - March 1, 2012

  3. The Democrat Party could be prosecuted under RICO if anyone had the balls.

    Comment by V the K — March 1, 2012 @ 8:08 pm - March 1, 2012

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