Renting out the White House

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    When the press revealed that President Clinton was renting out the Lincoln bedroom in return for mega campaign contributions for himself or the Democratic Party, I wrinkled my nose in disgust but didn't say much.

    Now it seems our current fearless leader is raffling off a dinner at the White House with himself and VP Biden to raise money for his re-election campaign.

    This particular source doesn't mention the White House specifically but I've seen/heard other sources that did, so if that information is wrong, then it's not that big a deal.

    But doesn't this grate on you a little? Selling/renting/raffling what belongs to all of us to pump up your own re-election campaign? I did a cursory search and didn't find any other examples of this, but I wonder if it has been standard practice for any other Presidents?'

    Should this be labeled unacceptable for the Chief Executive to do with the people's property?
     
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    you will be amazed at how small the white house really is.....

    obama has proven to be a disappointment all the way around...and totally classless
     
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    I've been there except of course in the President's private quarters. I agree using the people's property to raise money for one's campaign isn't classy. I just wonder if it has been common practice or is it a relatively new trend?
     
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    Win $5 Dream Date with Obama or How Low Can the Bidding Go?

    Comrades,

    Papa Obama has done it again with his great genius. No doubt he is the smartest President, like ever.

    In thinking of new ways to raise political donations, Papa Obama has come with the concept of $5 donations to 'Win" a chance to have dinner with him.

    A Dream Date, for sure. Of course, expanding on this success demands that we reach out even more for the youth vote.

    Yes indeed, what pretty little "devushka" would not love a chance to win a Dream Date with Papa Obama?


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    This isn't new for Obama. Remember Richard Trumka is a weekly visitor to the Whitehouse and his visits pay of handsomely. Perhaps he has his own key by now.
     
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    I do not want to visit the White House as long as that socialist is in office.
     
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    I'll take my $5.00 and go to the Dollar Store, thanks. :clap2:
     
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    well, they say he used the resdience, but that means he does his sunday youtubes form the residence too, as the background is the same.

    hey, they do have a living space and working space, but you'd think he'd be sensitive to this kind of thing because he might open himself up to this charge...

    does anyone know;is the residence and office spaced delineated for these purposes as such?
     
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    oh and I was not oing to pay $5 bucks for a diner with obama, I doubt we would have much to talk about, BUT when he throw in Biden? I am in;)

    I cannot even imagine what he says after he has a few scotches in him, that, I would pay to see.
     
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    :thup: I'm with you! Obama would just spew Marxist drivel, but Biden would tell us about alien spaceships and the cure for homosexuality.
     
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