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Of course these days all that is required is a $500,000 check to Obama’s “non-partisan” Organizing For Action to get quarterly meetings with Obama.

Via BuzzFeed’s Andrew Kaczynski:

In his 2008 presidential campaign announcement speech, Obama attacked “the cynics, and the lobbyists, and the special interests” who “write the checks” and “get the access while you get to write a letter.” He’s now come under heat for aNew York Times report that a a $500,000 donation to his new group Organizing for Action gets “the privilege of attending quarterly meetings with the president.”