Daily Reminder: January 4, 2012

Hypocrisy alert!

Less than a year into Obama’s presidency, on January 4, 2010, notwithstanding the longstanding propensity shared by President Barack Obama and the American political left of criticizing former President George W. Bush and the Republican Party leadership for perpetuating cronyism by engaging in so-called “sweetheart deals” with favored contractors and political buddies, the Obama White House awarded a contract for “rule of law stabilization services” in Afghanistan to Checchi & Company, a Washington, D.C.-based group owned by Vincent Checchi, a prominent and consistent Democratic Party campaign contributor.

It gets better.

Notwithstanding the longstanding propensity shared by President Barack Obama and the American political left of criticizing former President George W. Bush and the Republican Party leadership for perpetuating cronyism by engaging in no-bid contracts with and for the benefit of favored contractors and political buddies, the Obama White House awarded that $24,673,427 contract to Checchi & Company without entertaining a single competitive bid.

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