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Cash-poor Obama says no to Reid
politico via Yahoo news ^ | sept 16,2008 | John Bresnahan

Posted on 09/16/2008 6:01:46 AM PDT by AmericanMade1776

Earlier this month, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made a personal appeal to Barack Obama: Help me grow the Democrats’ Senate majority by sharing some of the $77 million you’ve got in the bank.

Obama’s campaign said no.

Although Democratic insiders say a better deal could still come, the Obama campaign so far has agreed only to let Senate Democrats use Obama’s name — as well as those of his wife and running mate — in mail and online fundraising pitches. The campaign has planned no joint fundraising events with House or Senate Democrats, and insiders say none is likely to be held before Election Day.

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; campaignfinance; democrats; dnc; electioncongress; elections; electionussenate; nobama08; obama; obamabiden; reid; senatedemocrats
Obama to Reid "it is about me, me, me , me"
1 posted on 09/16/2008 6:01:48 AM PDT by AmericanMade1776
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To: AmericanMade1776

Kerry did the same thing in ‘04.


2 posted on 09/16/2008 6:03:07 AM PDT by AU72
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To: AmericanMade1776

Its all about the “O.” Does anyone know if he helped out the Clintons with their debt?


3 posted on 09/16/2008 6:03:53 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine (Is /sarc really necessary?)
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To: AmericanMade1776
Although Democratic insiders say a better deal could still come, the Obama campaign so far has agreed only to let Senate Democrats use Obama’s name...

Unfortunately, it was only his middle name.

4 posted on 09/16/2008 6:04:21 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Pearls Before Swine

I do not know if Obama ever helped Clinton out of her debt, but I doubt it.


5 posted on 09/16/2008 6:05:07 AM PDT by AmericanMade1776 ( Our Mamma beats your Obama)
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To: AmericanMade1776

LOL. This is fun.


6 posted on 09/16/2008 6:05:08 AM PDT by mainepatsfan
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To: AmericanMade1776

Obama’s problem is that, although he raises a lot of money he spends it like a drunken sailor (with apologies to all the drunken sailors out there). His cash burn rate is incredible. He has a huge paid staff. There’s probably not much spare change lying around.


7 posted on 09/16/2008 6:05:19 AM PDT by jalisco555 ("My 80% friend is not my 20% enemy" - Ronald Reagan)
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To: AmericanMade1776
Although Democratic insiders say a better deal could still come, the Obama campaign so far has agreed only to let Senate Democrats use Obama’s name — as well as those of his wife and running mate — in mail and online fundraising pitches.

They want money because it won't be too much longer before they are running away from that name.

8 posted on 09/16/2008 6:05:22 AM PDT by johniegrad
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To: AmericanMade1776

Doesn’t sound like a messiah operating from a position of strength.


9 posted on 09/16/2008 6:05:21 AM PDT by impeachedrapist (On Free Republic PBD [political bipolar disorder] rules!)
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To: AmericanMade1776

Cash-poor? I just heard on the radio that he had a record fund raising day with people paying 38k for a plate of food.


10 posted on 09/16/2008 6:05:28 AM PDT by mmichaels1970 (Stand up for CHUCK!)
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To: AU72

Clinton did the same thing in ‘96.............


11 posted on 09/16/2008 6:05:28 AM PDT by Red Badger (If you're not part of the solution, then you must be part of the government............)
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To: AmericanMade1776

Coat-tails! LOL!!!!

Obama is going to waste all that money trying to get himself elected and leave the Congressional Democrats high and dry.


12 posted on 09/16/2008 6:06:19 AM PDT by allmendream (Sa-RAH! Sa-RAH! Sa-RAH! RAH RAH RAH! McCain/Palin2008)
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To: mainepatsfan
mainepatsfan wrote: LOL. This is fun.

It is, Democrats are not too good with managing money, and the fighting within their ranks over campaign money has to build up a lot of resentment amongst them. Good Times, good times!

13 posted on 09/16/2008 6:06:39 AM PDT by AmericanMade1776 ( Our Mamma beats your Obama)
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To: Pearls Before Swine
Does anyone know if he helped out the Clintons with their debt?

No, and that's probably why he didn't pick her as VP. If Biden drops out, that will surely be a Hillary demand................

14 posted on 09/16/2008 6:06:49 AM PDT by Red Badger (If you're not part of the solution, then you must be part of the government............)
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To: AU72

Kerry had Tereza Heinz, who does Obama have? besides Streisand?


15 posted on 09/16/2008 6:07:22 AM PDT by AmericanMade1776 ( Our Mamma beats your Obama)
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To: AmericanMade1776
Obama to Reid "it is about me, me, me , me"

Was there ever a doubt.

16 posted on 09/16/2008 6:07:39 AM PDT by Always Right (Obama: more arrogant than Bill Clinton, more naive than Jimmy Carter, and more liberal than LBJ.)
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To: AmericanMade1776

Good Times Theme Lyrics

by Dave Grusin and Andrew Bergman

Good Times.
Any time you meet a payment.
Good Times.
Any time you need a friend.
Good Times.
Any time you’re out from under.

Not getting hastled, not getting hustled.
Keepin’ your head above water,
Making a wave when you can.

Temporary lay offs.
Good Times.
Easy credit rip offs.
Good Times.
Scratchin’ and surviving.
Good Times.
Hangin in a chow line
Good Times.
Ain’t we lucky we got ‘em
Good Times.


17 posted on 09/16/2008 6:08:13 AM PDT by Red Badger (If you're not part of the solution, then you must be part of the government............)
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To: allmendream

Obama would waste all his money on Greek columns, if he could.


18 posted on 09/16/2008 6:08:30 AM PDT by AmericanMade1776 ( Our Mamma beats your Obama)
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To: AU72
Kerry did the same thing in ‘04.

Kerry probably took Government financing, so the DNC got all the new campaign funds after August 31. Now Obama is sucking up all the Democrats cash.

19 posted on 09/16/2008 6:08:56 AM PDT by Always Right (Obama: more arrogant than Bill Clinton, more naive than Jimmy Carter, and more liberal than LBJ.)
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To: AmericanMade1776

“Uhhhh....I already spent it”


20 posted on 09/16/2008 6:09:15 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: AmericanMade1776
I think Obama is a POS.

But even I do not slight him for not giving any money to Reid.

He would just spend it on kiddie porn.

21 posted on 09/16/2008 6:09:37 AM PDT by highpockets
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To: allmendream

Demos in a Tail-spin! LOL


22 posted on 09/16/2008 6:12:03 AM PDT by Rodm (Seest thou a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings)
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To: Pearls Before Swine
Its all about the “O.” Does anyone know if he helped out the Clintons with their debt?

Could he be paying fees for Hill and Bill to do campaign appearances?

Just askin'.

23 posted on 09/16/2008 6:12:09 AM PDT by Roccus (Some day it'll all make sense.......................maybe.)
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To: jalisco555

Wonder how much those 300 foreign policy advisors cost?

Can you imagine how long it takes to get a concensus on a policy matter from 300 people?


24 posted on 09/16/2008 6:13:39 AM PDT by Jackson57
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To: jalisco555

With his burn rate the way it is, I wonder if the “contingency” that he sent up to Alaska has round trip tickets.....


25 posted on 09/16/2008 6:13:50 AM PDT by Cyclone59 (umm, - that decision, ummm, is above my paygrade)
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To: AmericanMade1776

This sounds like what he did to Hillary. What comes around goes around and this could finish Obama if the race remains close and he needs party help.


26 posted on 09/16/2008 6:15:05 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: AmericanMade1776

Between Obama and Hillary, they really put a hurt on the Democrat donor base. The little people have coughed up a lot of small donations for Obama, but people don’t have a lot of extra cash lying around now with gas, food and other necessities continuing to rise.

Obama’s having a big Hollywood fundraiser, but I think so far he has tried to distance himself from the left coast elite. Hobnobbing with them shows that he’s out of touch with the bitter clingers.


27 posted on 09/16/2008 6:16:45 AM PDT by randita
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To: jalisco555
I think he will have a nice little stash when its over. He puts himself first.
28 posted on 09/16/2008 6:19:33 AM PDT by Big Horn (I bac Mac)
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To: AmericanMade1776

He is a sell fish bass turd!


29 posted on 09/16/2008 6:19:43 AM PDT by Piquaboy (22 year veteran of the Army, Air Force and Navy, Pray for all our military .)
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To: Cyclone59

Someone should put together an article on what his spending in office would be like, considering his election spending rates.

Considering the current economics on Wall St., might make for a timely piece.


30 posted on 09/16/2008 6:22:03 AM PDT by xDGx
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To: Anti-Bubba182
Anti-Bubba182 wrote: This sounds like what he did to Hillary. What comes around goes around and this could finish Obama if the race remains close and he needs party help.

Have you noticed that Obama has been going it alone alot lately.. NO Hillary, No Bill Clinton, No Pelosi, No Howard Dean, No John Kerry,No Jesse Jackson, Not even Michelle Obama out there stumping with him. Could it be because his real friends.. Rezko is in jail, and his other real pals are too shady to be seen.

31 posted on 09/16/2008 6:22:35 AM PDT by AmericanMade1776 ( Our Mamma beats your Obama)
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To: Jackson57
Wonder how much those 300 foreign policy advisors cost? Can you imagine how long it takes to get a concensus on a policy matter from 300 people?

I've often wondered why his supporters talk about the 300 advisers as though it was a good thing. It would just mean chaos at a practical level. Anyway, what matters most is the person at the top.

32 posted on 09/16/2008 6:31:22 AM PDT by jalisco555 ("My 80% friend is not my 20% enemy" - Ronald Reagan)
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To: AmericanMade1776

They all agreed to help him but I don’t see a lot of them around on the TV news, just his campaign staff and a few others.


33 posted on 09/16/2008 6:32:50 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: PBRSTREETGANG
Although Democratic insiders say a better deal could still come, the Obama campaign so far has agreed only to let Senate Democrats use Obama’s name...

"Unfortunately, it was only his middle name."

LOL!

35 posted on 09/16/2008 6:42:48 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (Fred Thompson appears human-sized because he is actually standing a million miles away.)
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To: AmericanMade1776

“Kerry had Tereza Heinz, who does Obama have? besides Streisand?”

You’re forgetting, he’s got the other BIG “O,” Oprah.


36 posted on 09/16/2008 6:45:20 AM PDT by Old Grumpy
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To: AmericanMade1776
The campaign has planned no joint fundraising events with House or Senate Democrats, and insiders say none is likely to be held before Election Day.

Emperors have no need of legislators.

37 posted on 09/16/2008 6:45:26 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Obama without a teleprompter speaks in tongues.)
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To: AmericanMade1776

it is obama’s 50 state strategy.

FOLKS WE NEED PICTURES

Pictures of Biden’s empty plane and empty crowd.

PICTURES OF ABANDONED OBAMA OFFICES

Pictures have to be posted here.

We need to BREAK THE BLOCKADE of the MSM.


38 posted on 09/16/2008 6:46:13 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Cyclone59

LOL. Maybe all his lawyers and opp researchers that he flew into Alaska should learn to hunt moose and live off the land b/c they may not be coming back anytime soon.


39 posted on 09/16/2008 6:48:25 AM PDT by Enchante (OBAMAGATE: Iraqi Foreign Minister Says Obama Tried to Derail Agreement on Troop Withdrawals!!!)
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To: AmericanMade1776
. . . the Obama campaign so far has agreed only to let Senate Democrats use Obama’s name — as well as those of his wife and running mate . . .

I'm beginning to think we can win back the House and Senate.

40 posted on 09/16/2008 6:58:03 AM PDT by sportutegrl (0bi has been looking a little wan.)
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To: Old Grumpy

Oprah had really painted herself into a corner on this one - if she makes any campaign appearances for “The Other O”, she will further alienate her viewers pissed off b/c she won’t have Palin on hahahaha....what’s a billionaire to do?


41 posted on 09/16/2008 6:59:28 AM PDT by GnuHere
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To: AmericanMade1776

Oh my, Obama is going to allow them to use his wife’s name?

Michelle Omarosa Obama?


42 posted on 09/16/2008 7:04:43 AM PDT by Carley (she's all out of caribou.............)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

I’ve read stories where Obamma Lamma has raised a couple hundred thousand for her.
Not even a drop in her rather empty bucket.


43 posted on 09/16/2008 7:20:14 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: GnuHere

“she will further alienate her viewers pissed off b/c she won’t have Palin on hahahaha....what’s a billionaire to do?”

That’s true. I hope if “O” relents and invites Palin on, that Palin will decline. She doesn’t NEED Oprah.


44 posted on 09/16/2008 7:24:21 AM PDT by Old Grumpy
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To: AmericanMade1776

It is the job of the DNC to raise the money to spread around coupled with each candidates own war chest. The DNC has no excuse this cycle around because until two weeks ago they were “destined” for great majorities and the Presidency.

The RNC, on the other hand, has it the right way around. Cash to spread around for get-out-the-vote drives for both individual candidates and the Presidential ticket. Duh.


45 posted on 09/16/2008 7:26:54 AM PDT by torchthemummy (Preserve Youtube Clips Before They Disappear - www.keepvid.com)
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To: Old Grumpy

Obama may have Oprah in his corner, but she is a shrewd business woman, and Oprah will realize after awhile that this business deal is failing.


46 posted on 09/16/2008 8:05:07 AM PDT by AmericanMade1776 ( Our Mamma beats your Obama)
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To: torchthemummy

And yet Obama and Democrats thought a world tour campaign, and the spectacular staged campaign speech was worthy of extravagant spending. Go figure.


47 posted on 09/16/2008 8:07:28 AM PDT by AmericanMade1776 ( Our Mamma beats your Obama)
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To: AmericanMade1776

Poor Harry, but I’m going have to think this is his own darn fault - liberals hate to hear that, but they let Barack Hussein Obama take the DNC to Chicago so that Obama can use DNC money and resources above and beyond his own campaign funds. They let him pillage the DNC bank account to put on an unwarranted and frivolous campaign event at Invesco field, complete with fugly fake columns. Barack Hussein Obama’s campaign should have been required to be responsible for a sizable portion of the costs for that seeing as how it went above and beyond the purpose of the Democratic convention.

Lesson for Harry Reid: Don’t ask what the messiah can do for you, ask what YOU can do for the messiah.


48 posted on 09/16/2008 10:26:46 AM PDT by Baladas ((ABBHO))
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To: AmericanMade1776; martin_fierro; Charles Henrickson

Dingy Harry & Stingy Barry

49 posted on 09/16/2008 5:09:14 PM PDT by mikrofon ("You can always try the casinos, Harry...")
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