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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Gibbs: Obama Not Really That Popular With Trial Lawyers (Just Don't Look Too Close at the Money Trail)

While being questioned about why the Democrats have not been challenging the lawyers, Gibbs not only dismissed the notion that Democrats are favoring their legal brethren but he denies that the trial lawyers has had a big place in their heart for the Jurist-in-Chief:

“Let me step in for one second,” Gibbs said.  “I think you can recall from the presidential campaign, I don't recall us being the preferred candidate of the trial lawyers that you mentioned.”

“Yes you were,” I said. “You got more money than any other candidate when it came to trial lawyers.”

Gibbs then qualified his remarks to only mean the primary.

However, he forgot about all of the love letters that Obama received from his various attorney-suitors that include a whole bunch of money:

In the “presidential campaign” to which Gibbs referred, President Obama received $43,071,129 from lawyers and law firms.

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., received $9,930,296  from lawyers and law firms.

Granted, that wasn't a shocker, but here is the real proof about where the ambulance chasers' loyalties truly lie.:

Okay, but he quickly clarified that he’d meant the Democratic primary, when fellow trial lawyer and former Sen. John Edwards, D-NC, was in the race and was clearly the favorite of many top trial lawyers.

Edwards collected $7,588,701 from lawyers and law firms.

By January 30, the day Edwards dropped out of the race, “the Obama presidential campaign had raised $11,650,779 from lawyers and law firms,” Webber emails me.

Then-Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-NY, dropped out of the race on June 7, 2008. She raised $15,497,787 from lawyers and law firms for her campaign.

By June 7, the Obama campaign had raised $19,133,487 from lawyers and law firms.

Gibbs was 0-for-3.

Here's a added bonus clip of Charles Krauthammer explaining that lawyer do indeed have the Democrats wrapped around their fingers.

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