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Obama Euphoria Dwindling; 2008 Donators Not Giving In 2012
Flopping Aces ^ | 06-04-12 | Curt

Posted on 06/04/2012 10:34:32 AM PDT by Starman417

Looks like all those Obama fanatics that gave and gave and gave some more in 2008 aren't feeling it this time around:

In 2008, more than 550,000 gave more than $200 to Barack Obama, entering their names in the longest list of individual donors ever seen in American politics.

That list was a snapshot of the hope Obama inspired in a cross sections of liberals, young professionals, African-Americans, and Democrats who saw in him a generational and historic moment. But now, as Obama struggles to keep pace with his 2008 fundraising clip, that list offers a cross-section of Democratic disappointment and alienation. According to a BuzzFeed analysis of campaign finance data, 88% of the people who gave $200 or more in 2008 — 537,806 people — have not yet given that sum this year. And this drop-off isn’t simply an artifact of timing. A full 87% of the people who gave $200 — the sum that triggers an itemized report to the Federal Elections Commission — through April of 2008, 182,078 people, had not contributed by the end of last month.

Interviews with dozens of those drop-off donors reveal the stories of Democrats who still plan to pull the lever for the president, but whose support has gone from fervent to lukewarm, or whose economic circumstances have left them without money to spare. The interviews and the data are the substance of an “enthusiasm gap” spurred by the distance between the promise of the campaign and the reality of governing, one that has begun to deepen Democratic gloom about this November’s election.

Oh, they still support Obama....but for some reason they're not as enthusiastic about him anymore. Or could it be because of his disastrous policies they are just poorer and can't afford it:

“Financially, I had more money back then than I do today,” said Greg Holmes, who works in the technology sector in Cedar Park, Texas, and gave $550 last cycle. “I’ll vote for him, but I probably won’t give any money.”

“I don’t have as much money,” said Ann Walling, a retired Episcopal priest from Franklin, Tenn. who donated $1,900 to Obama in ‘08. Money aside though, Walling is still pledging her vote to Obama. “For the most part I’m very happy with him,” she said.

“I’ve had to kind of back off my charity giving,” said Leah Jones, a retired clinical microbiologist from Langdon, Kan., who gave $1,200 last cycle but said she’s been driven to the financial brink by a son’s illness, and hasn’t even paid her income taxes yet.

“I’ve been really anxious to see where we’re going to go on the health care plan under Obama,” Jones said. “I need to be able to get insurance for my son with his preexisting conditions.”

Ha. Priceless. They aren't donating because they need to budget in this day and age. But they WILL still vote for the man who hasn't submitted a budget in 3 years.

(Excerpt) Read more at floppingaces.net...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: donations; obama

1 posted on 06/04/2012 10:34:43 AM PDT by Starman417
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To: Starman417

Sign should read: “On the Road to Hell”.


2 posted on 06/04/2012 10:39:06 AM PDT by Obadiah (2008: Hope & Change -- 2012: Fear & Destruction)
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To: Starman417

Happy days are here again.


3 posted on 06/04/2012 10:51:21 AM PDT by Loyal Buckeye
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To: Starman417

The Hollywood types will still give. I think Sarah Jessica Parker is having a fundraiser.


4 posted on 06/04/2012 10:51:49 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Starman417
I had more money back then than I do today,” said Greg Holmes, who works in the technology sector in Cedar Park, Texas, and gave $550 last cycle. “I’ll vote for him, but I probably won’t give any money.”

Great quotes in this article. Amazing how stupid some people are.

5 posted on 06/04/2012 10:55:26 AM PDT by wbill
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To: fatnotlazy

Money was very important to the Baraqqis in 08 because he was an unknown and they had to do a big sell job.

In 2012 we have two candidates that are totally familiar to voters and the election will really only be contested in a few states like Oh, Fl, NC, Va, and perhaps a few others.


6 posted on 06/04/2012 10:55:49 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Starman417

7 posted on 06/04/2012 10:56:03 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: wbill

Stupid isn’t the word for it. If these idiots don’t have money to send him this time around, what makes them think they’ll have any money if he is elected another 4 years?

Just plain ignorance. Maybe ignorance is bliss???


8 posted on 06/04/2012 11:01:54 AM PDT by Catsrus
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To: Starman417

IIRC, he was raking it in....$5.00 at a crack. Let’s see the stats on the $5.00 to $50.00 bracket.


9 posted on 06/04/2012 11:06:01 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Catsrus

My guess? Most of Obama’s money is going to come in from overseas credit cards again. He just needs enough useful idiots like the ones in the article to give him cover.


10 posted on 06/04/2012 11:07:02 AM PDT by wbill
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To: Obadiah
But they WILL still vote for the man who hasn't submitted a budget in 3 years.

Not true. He HAS submitted budgets, including this year. Too bad for him that NOBODY in Congress, including Democrats, has voted "yea" on them.

11 posted on 06/04/2012 11:08:41 AM PDT by Maceman
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Starman417.
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12 posted on 06/04/2012 11:14:59 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Starman417
still plan to pull the lever for the president, ... whose economic circumstances have left them without money to spare

Mighty stupid people, but of course, they're Democrats, so calling them stupid is an oxymoron.

13 posted on 06/04/2012 11:23:56 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Starman417

“Donators”? Really? Please tell me that’s a self-applied term coined by one of his prior donors.


14 posted on 06/04/2012 11:47:08 AM PDT by william clark (Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: Starman417

People who won’t give money also won’t give time. That means fewer “get out the vote” workers to drive people to the polls. Transportation can mean everything in some of these districts, even more so with gas prices skyrocketing.


15 posted on 06/04/2012 1:12:21 PM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: Starman417

The longer the Obama Depression lasts, the harder it is for people to justify squandering money.


16 posted on 06/04/2012 1:17:00 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: from occupied ga
"Mighty stupid people, but of course, they're Democrats, so calling them stupid is a oxymoron redundancy."

;-)

17 posted on 06/04/2012 1:29:11 PM PDT by EnigmaticAnomaly ("Mantra of the left: 'It's only okay when WE do it.'")
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To: Starman417

Best news I’ve heard all day.


18 posted on 06/04/2012 1:36:54 PM PDT by bgill
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To: Starman417
“Financially, I had more money back then than I do today,” said Greg Holmes

"Reduntantly, I add extra adverbs that aren't necessary, but I'm still voting for the guy who made me more poorer with less money than I had when I had more money and was wealthier."

19 posted on 06/04/2012 2:26:08 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Starman417

They no longer have $200 to give. They only have change.


20 posted on 06/04/2012 3:15:24 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Starman417

A fool and his money are soon parted.


21 posted on 06/04/2012 4:09:08 PM PDT by Sarajevo (Don't take life too seriously; No one gets out alive.)
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