Comcast's top lobbyist insists he isn't a lobbyist


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2015/07/22/comcasts-top-lobbyist-insist.html


#2

Then let’s call him a ‘scum sucking kiss up that will be the first against the wall when the revolution comes’.

Does that fit better?


#3

How about Morally Bankrupt Fuckwit That is Part of the Reason Estonia and Korea have Better Internet Than We do?


#4

That works much better!


#5

Does “The best argument against ‘Greed Is Good’ we have yet found” work?


#6

How about “Speed Bump on the Information Super Highway?”


#7

more a… foyerist.


#8

DDL – Dictionary Definition Lobbyist. That makes it clear that you’re using the dictionary definition, rather than Washington’s “the pot is obsidian colored not black” definition.


#9

At the very least, my reading of the Comcast rep’s email:

David Cohen doesn’t pretend he’s not a lobbyist – he isn’t by the definition of the legal term – we keep very close records of his time and activities to make sure the law is complied with...

…aren’t they essentially saying Cohen himself agrees that he’s a lobbyist, just not the top lobbyist?


#10

You could call him “the late Hank Hooper”.


#11

God I love the Adams references. Have a like.


#12

Are there lobbyists for lobbyists?


#13

Thank you sir!


#14

Unfortunately so. The wonderful folks at the “Association of Government Relations Professionals” work night and day to address issues of importance to the abhuman shitweasels they represent.


#15

Thanks for the info! But I must ask: do the lobbyist’s lobbyists have lobbyists?


#16

Besides raising significant anounts of money for HRC, this fine, upstanding, civic-minded political gentleman is quite a personal political donor.

He bundled over 1.44 million dollars for Obama’s reelection, while also giving to such political allies as PA gov Corbett ® [his wife “gave” 18k to Corbett’s D opponent in the last cycle], Eric Cantor, Fred Upton, Orrin Hatch (all R).

But don’t worry, the Supreme Court assured us democracy was incorruptible by money.

Vote Bernie 2016.


#17

I’d expect that a lobbyist for lobbyists comes with a fully functional recursion suite built in.

After all, lobbiests are second only to marketing in the expenses of a large corporation. Although lobbying is basically just inappropriately intimate marketing most of the time if you ask me.


#18

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