Obama 2012 Aide Was Bailout Lobbyist
Broderick Johnson is key Democratic insider
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Jan 9, 2012 12:56 PM CST
President Barack Obama lunches with supporters Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, at a restaurant in Washington.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

(Newser) – President Obama is building his reelection campaign on "channeling anti-Wall Street anger," but a top campaign staffer lobbied for the bank bailout that has both Occupiers and Tea Partiers fuming. Broderick Johnson and fellow lobbyists were paid some $450,000 working for the Financial Services Forum, a group of top banking CEOs, between 2007 and last year, Salon reports. But "Broderick is no longer a lobbyist—he deregistered in April," said an Obama rep.

Johnson "will not discuss any matters related to his clients with the campaign or administration," the rep added. He has also worked for Fannie Mae, JPMorgan Chase, and Bank of America, among other financial players, helping to score $1.3 million for the Washington law firm Bryan Chase. He offers the campaign connections to a wealth of Democratic Party insiders, having also worked on Capitol Hill and in the Clinton administration. He's married to Michele Norris of NPR. Click through for more on Johnson's resume.

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USLady
Jan 11, 2012 6:33 PM CST
okay, some what off topic,but worth knowing.This is about our country right now,Obama is not doing anything good for this nation,and he sure is making some moves that are very questionable to do at this time also. Its all bad with Obama,It seems he may be working with the muslim brotherhood on top of everything else,it is not hard to figure out really,I will explain,he had connections with them in wrights "wrong" church.Here is more,let me start here- halal is the Slaughtering of the animal according to Sharia Law.This means that the animal is either hung up, or placed in a position so that the head is pointing towards Mecca, alive, and then ONLY a muslim can take a sharp knife, and slice its jugular vein allowing the beast to be drained of its blood while a muslim screeches “allah akbar” (allah is greatest) over the animal.You are wondering what i am getting to here,okay read on! When French journalist and author Alexandre del Valle began investigating how the Muslims Brotherhood was attempting a mafia-style takeover of France's Halal food industry, his life was threatened. "((Nearly 60 percent)) of halal food is controlled by organizations belonging to the Muslim brotherhood, " he explained. Halal food is also spreading throughout Britain. A London Daily Mail investigation found that Britain's major supermarket chains, fast-food restaurants, even some hospitals and schools were serving halal food without telling those who were eating it. Some British parliament members were outraged to learn they were secretly served halal meat. In Canada, Campbell's now sells a line of halal-certified products. And In the United States, McDonald's, Walmart, and Whole Foods also offer halal choices.Obama has helped form halal markets in almost every state,practicing sharia law in this way.We can not allow an inch of any sharia law of any kind! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TW5siJ4Ab4o Halal Meat To Be Banned In Holland,Holland seems to be waking up fast , news of them clamping down on Islamisation is truly heartening. RSPCA moves to ban Halal slaughter in Australia EU demands for labeling halal meat, is not going far enough, it must be banned in the UK & throughout Europe. Netherlands to ban Halal meat and ritual slaughter. what i am getting at here is,Obama,is supporting this trash! and we should not tolerate any of this! I believe we have every right to sue any company for not informing us of what we are eating and who it is from,deliberately deceiving the American people into eating this meat we would other wise throw in the garbage can! because they know if they tell us the truth about it,we would not buy it,i think many Americans who are out of work,could use some extra dollars! I think we have a right to sue them for doing us this way! don't you? I mean you want to know what your eating and who it is from,that is natural,what they have done to us,is sorry as hell! not only have they been feeding us meat we would not eat if we knew it had came from their scummy idol worshiping hands! they support terrorism against our people this Nation and Israel! we have a lot to get rid of in this country,one good start is the Obama's,and then crack down on what he has done to this country and clean up the mess! Ban Halal from America! for good!
Antone123
Jan 11, 2012 8:34 AM CST
Dear Mr. President what the hell are you thinking when you pick a guy who is joined at the hip with Wall Street. Bad, Bad decision. You need a Mulligan. Take a stroke and tee up again on this one.
MisterPlinkett
Jan 10, 2012 2:10 AM CST
well no shit, he's a puppet for the bankers!