Skip to comments.They Outraised Us (Democrats boo-hooing GOP fundraising)
Posted on 06/09/2012 12:26:23 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
This week we learned Mitt Romney and the Republican Party outraised us in May, bringing in $76 million to our $60 million. And that deficit is even worse once you include the millions of dollars a few wealthy special interests and billionaires are pouring into super PACs and outside groups.
If you don't want to read any further, I don't blame you. Support Democrats today and help build our grassroots organization with a donation of $3 or more.
For anyone wondering how one billionaire can influence an election, here's a perfect case study: Sheldon Adelson.
This casino owner's spending is a textbook example of the Republican battle plan. Here are just a few of his "investments" this year:
-- Singlehandedly keeping Newt Gingrich's presidential bid alive for months by pouring $20 million of his family's money into a pro-Newt super PAC.
-- Donating $5 million to Speaker John Boehner's super PAC, aimed at protecting the GOP majority in the House, and targeting vulnerable Democrats.
-- And just this week, after meeting with Romney last month, pledging $1 million to a Romney- affiliated super PAC.
They say one person can change the world, but I'm pretty sure this isn't what they meant.
As Democrats, we aren't counting on wealthy patrons to buy this election. We rely on millions of Americans stepping up to grow this organization and provide the resources to open field offices, organize on the ground, and push back against Adelson, the Koch brothers, and all the rest of these billionaires trying to use their money to control our future.
We're counting on people like you -- and that means we need everyone to step up if we're going to win.
Let's show what we can do. Donate $3 today to support Democrats:
Brad Woodhouse Communications Director Democratic National Committee
Involuntary campaign contributions (union dues, Presidential speeches) are a form of totalitarian propaganda.
They are spending their $ on waahmbulances.
Obama is not just the fly in the Democrat ointment, he’s the giant mutant cockroach. Democrats will secretly be glad when he’s gone.
This seems to be the only excuse they can come up with for losing Wisconsin. Snicker, snicker.
$3 is a token amount, that positively identifies a pro-Obama voter. The point isn’t raising money, but building a database of people who are fairly committed to voting for Obama.
The ONE thing the Obama campaign is kicking the Right’s but on, is their data-mining and supporter tracking. It will be useful when the get-out-the-vote push comes on the weekend of 3-4 November.
And it’s the one thing we need to both emulate and improve on. . .
I agree...fortunately Romney's now doing the same. $3 and $5 requests, a couple times a week now. It is a good strategy...it builds the database and also expands the #1 of small donors, which makes public reporting look a lot better vs a bunch of wealthy donors donating max dollars. The real value, as you said, is data mining.
With more computerized public information to sniff than in the past, this can also help them figure out what segments of society are more likely to want to vote for them. That’s who will get the GOTV ads in October and November. A poll might suggest one thing, but money talks.
Think about this....if the DemocRATS and RePUBICans really cared about this country they would take that money an help the citizens of this country who are struggling at their hand.
Please send this request overseas to Kenya. Maybe the Kenyan’s brother might be able to offer a mite or two.
They already have just about all the twerps in hollywood, but alas, they are just actors.
“George Soros has given a lot more than Sheldon Adelson ever dreamed of. What was the purpose of this e-mail?”
And is that idiot an American citizen?
And give me a break. If these stupid Demorats think that we should be paying MORE taxes, what is preventing them from doing that? I do not think that the treasury will turn it down.
Lying POS’s if Buffet doesn’t think he pays enough, send a check in you hypocrite! All liberals should be taxed at 75%\
They beleive in it, let them live in it.
Believe it or not, that would be illegal. If funds are given for one purpose (politics) they can’t be used for another purpose.
I have 2 words for Mr. Woodhouse.
Just remember one thing that SHELDON ADELSON is Jewish. So make sure when you say that Jews are going to vote democrat in 2012 you can see that’s not true. There are many of us perhaps 40% that are good republicans. 2012 will bring us many more of our Jewish brothers and sisters to the fold.
Sheldon is a part of RJC. Republican Jewish Coalition.
So is George Soros (aka George Schwartz, Jewish Kapo).
Why, every other week Obama flies into Hollywood or Manhattan to meet with ordinary Americans at $36,000-a-plate dinner parties.
Are these folks desperate or what?