President Obama's image as a scourge of the special interests is fading. His posture as a good-government reformer is increasingly seen as phony. The Center for Public Integrity, certainly not a right-leaning organization, has a new report out about the favor machine that operates in this administration:
More than two years after President Obama took office vowing to banish “special interests” from his administration, nearly 200 of his biggest donors have landed plum government jobs and advisory posts, won federal contracts worth millions of dollars for their business interests or attended numerous elite White House meetings and social events, an investigation by iWatch News has found.
I highly recommend reading this report. If you've been following the liberal mainstream media's coverage of Obama, you might be surprised. If you've been reading the Examiner, you won't be surprised. We've covered cronyism, ethics violations, and corruption in Obama administration tech policy, health-care "reform," stimulus, bailouts, tax policy, hiring, green energy subsidies, and plenty more.