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Obama tells donors, "Remember 2008!?"
My Way ^ | Jul 1, 1:08 AM | BETH FOUHY and KEN THOMAS

Posted on 07/01/2011 7:37:16 AM PDT by erod

Obama seemed to acknowledge the dampened expectations Thursday during a fundraiser in Philadelphia, telling campaign donors that he knew there would be setbacks in governing, just like he faced setbacks during his campaign in 2008. But he appealed to supporters to show the same vigor they did more than two years ago to send him to victory.

"I understand that sometimes generating the same energy is difficult," he said at an event later. "We've gone through two years of very difficult work." He then added, with a chuckle: "My hair is grayer. I'm not as young and vibrant as I was."

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; election2012; obama
Desperate president begging donors for money.
1 posted on 07/01/2011 7:37:25 AM PDT by erod
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To: erod
I detect a trace of panic on Barky’s last presser...
2 posted on 07/01/2011 7:38:57 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Eh ?)
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To: erod

I wish I could forget 2008.


3 posted on 07/01/2011 7:40:55 AM PDT by justlittleoleme
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To: erod

I remember 2008 before Obama, and I was better off then.


4 posted on 07/01/2011 7:41:59 AM PDT by Marty
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To: erod
There was a very articulate Black lady on Sean Hannity last night. She said that the American Blacks, who vote, will vote overwhelmingly for B. Hussein. But, she says the Black, and Hispanic, turn-out for Obama in 2012 will be NOTHING like it was in 2008.
I've been saying for months that the new has worn off, the novelty is gone. They've had their Black Prez and he has not come through for the brothas like they thought he would. They will not turn out in '12 like they did in '08. Same goes for the College Grads who swooned at his rallies in '08 but can't find jobs now.
5 posted on 07/01/2011 7:45:33 AM PDT by no dems (When I learn that a person, regardless of who they are, is a Democrat, I lose respect for them.)
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To: erod
As it seeks both big checks and small donations, however, Obama's finance operation has had to mend fences with donors who are ambivalent or even angry about some policy matters. "I can't think of a constituency that doesn't feel frustrated," said Democratic National Committee member Robert Zimmerman, an Obama donor. "But at the end of the day, this is a president who provides the best hope for the values donors share." First up: the Wall Street community, many of whom recoiled when Obama called them "fat cats" whose misdeeds led to the 2008 financial crisis. Many also have resisted his efforts to enact financial regulatory reform.
6 posted on 07/01/2011 7:47:50 AM PDT by erod (Unlike the President I am a true Chicagoan.)
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To: erod

7 posted on 07/01/2011 7:48:17 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The more effeminate & debauched the people, the more they are fitted for a tyrannical government.)
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To: erod
Another target audience for the campaign has been gay and lesbian supporters, who were among the president's most enthusiastic and deep-pocketed donors in 2008. But Obama's position on gay marriage - he supports civil unions but not full marriage rights - has chilled some of that enthusiasm. In a New York fundraiser with the gay community last week, a handful of people shouted out "Marriage!" during the president's remarks. Obama responded, "I heard you guys." "We've had a roller coaster ride with Barack Obama," New York gay rights activist Ethan Geto said. "He was terrific in the campaign, and he said he would get a lot of things done in the first year. When that didn't happen, people understandably were disappointed."
8 posted on 07/01/2011 7:48:47 AM PDT by erod (Unlike the President I am a true Chicagoan.)
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To: erod

I’ll give people who supported him in 2008 the benefit of the doubt. Maybe they were just stupid or foolish. Anybody who still supports him is downright evil. They want to destroy whatever is good, decent, moral, productive.


9 posted on 07/01/2011 7:49:11 AM PDT by all the best
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To: erod

In 2008 he got the $ from the islamists $50 at a time from overseas. It will happen again.

Nobody with a brain in this country will give him a nickel.


10 posted on 07/01/2011 7:53:49 AM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: erod

2008 is when things started to turn to sh**, we remember moron.


11 posted on 07/01/2011 7:57:01 AM PDT by boomop1
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To: erod

Yea, something like 4 million more people were employed. Gas was just under two bucks, we weren’t in a third war (one that had nothing to do with our interests) and we had about 4 trillion less in debt.


12 posted on 07/01/2011 7:58:09 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: erod

2008? i remember 2008...

4% unemployment
my home 3x its current price
gold @ $700/oz
al queda fearing us
russia and china less uppity

yea, i remember 2008.

the real problem is... i also remember 1984


13 posted on 07/01/2011 7:59:47 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: erod

From your post, erod:

New York gay rights activist Ethan Geto said. “He was terrific in the campaign, and he said he would get a lot of things done in the first year. When that didn’t happen, people understandably were disappointed.”

However, like conservatives with some RINO politicians...what is the option? “Lesser of 2 evils” thinking kicks in and they vote for their guy. The gays will go for Obama. However, we can surely hope that their turnout will be diminished by their disappointment.


14 posted on 07/01/2011 8:01:11 AM PDT by TEXOKIE (Anarchy IS the strategy of the forces of darkness!)
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To: sten

You know when a politician is a failure when he has to beg for donations


15 posted on 07/01/2011 8:01:45 AM PDT by LMAO ("Begging hands and Bleeding hearts will only cry out for more"...Anthem from Rush)
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To: all the best
Anybody who still supports him is downright evil.

You have put your finger on the bigger problem.

Someday, sooner or later, one way or another, Obama will leave the White House.

But the leftist numbskulls who elected him will still be out there waiting for another socialist messiah.

And they will still be voting, reproducing and brainwashing the next generation with their foolish socialist claptrap.

16 posted on 07/01/2011 8:05:55 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The more effeminate & debauched the people, the more they are fitted for a tyrannical government.)
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To: erod
Democrats have Values, who knew?
17 posted on 07/01/2011 8:14:16 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (If Sarah Palin was President, you would have a job by now.)
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To: all the best

Right on - 2012 is where the stupid get sorted out from the evil. Sadly, that doesn’t give me a warm, fuzzy feeling looking ahead...


18 posted on 07/01/2011 8:14:54 AM PDT by mn-bush-man
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To: erod

Republican response: “Remember 2008 - when you had a job!”


19 posted on 07/01/2011 8:24:54 AM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down!)
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Remember 2008? How could I forget? Worst year of my life. Started when I woke up one morning with multiple bilateral temporal skull fractures followed by an ambulance ride and a very expensive hospital stay, then the girl married the other guy, then the massive crash in stock and credit markets wiped out my investments and killed my real estate business, then I had to put my best boy springer spaniel down due to prostate cancer...and finally loser McLame gets nominated and loses to obama. Worst year of my life! I wish I could forget the entire year and that asshole wants me to remember it.
20 posted on 07/01/2011 8:30:16 AM PDT by GBA
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To: LMAO

But the liberals told us he had locked up the 2012 election when he got Bin Laden.

What happened to the Bin Laden bounce in the polls? Did the Bin Laden bounce become a Bin Laden splash as his poll numbers sank into the ocean??????


21 posted on 07/01/2011 8:34:33 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: TEXOKIE

You know and I know that the gays, minorities, socialists, etc. will vote for Obama. But from the sound of this article it looks like his turnout will be diminshed and the dissatisfaction from these groups are getting lower this is very good news for 2012! Jmo


22 posted on 07/01/2011 8:44:07 AM PDT by erod (Unlike the President I am a true Chicagoan.)
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To: Marty

I remember 2008 before Obama, and I was better off then.


Yep! You get my vote for post of the day.


23 posted on 07/01/2011 8:48:22 AM PDT by The Working Man
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To: erod
Remember 2008! When the GOP ran another "its my turn" candidate.

Remember 2008! When the GOP candidate stopped campaigning to go to Washington to participate in a sham "financial crisis," only to fall into a well-conceived trap.

Remember 2008! When the GOP candidate selected a VP running mate, then proceeded to allow his staffers to publicly trash her.

Remember 2008! When the GOP refused to run a real conservative.

Remember 2008! When the GOP ran a candidate with zero executive experience and got beat by a Democrat who had even less than zero executive experience.

Remember 2008! and realize that the Dems can beat the GOP yet again if the GOP refuses nominate a candidate who upholds and defends the US Constitution.

24 posted on 07/01/2011 8:50:12 AM PDT by Guyin4Os (A messianic ger-tsedek)
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To: erod
Coming Soon from The Won: "I lost."
25 posted on 07/01/2011 8:51:12 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." - Bertrand de Jouvenel des Ursins)
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To: erod

Lower=larger


26 posted on 07/01/2011 8:52:54 AM PDT by erod (Unlike the President I am a true Chicagoan.)
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To: no dems
"She said that the American Blacks, who vote, will vote overwhelmingly for B. "

Do blacks realize that Obama has poisoned the well for them long into the future? We will not have a black president for at least 50 years.

Their loyalty to him because of his race will garner them nothing.

27 posted on 07/01/2011 8:56:04 AM PDT by eCSMaster (We will fight for America and it starts here in Madison, WI. It starts here. It starts now.)
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To: eCSMaster

“Do blacks realize that Obama has poisoned the well for them long into the future? We will not have a black president for at least 50 years. “

This is exactly what the black in power wanted. It is awfully hard to race-bait with a black president.


28 posted on 07/01/2011 9:05:58 AM PDT by esoxmagnum
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To: erod
"My hair is grayer. I'm not as young and vibrant as I was."

One minute: I, I, me, my, I, me, mine, my, I...

Next minute: Not me, blame George Bush!

29 posted on 07/01/2011 9:12:38 AM PDT by The Citizen Soldier (I will always remember exactly where I was when Obama made his NCAA picks.)
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To: The Working Man

Obama apparently remembers it as if it is now, judging by his signing of the Queen’s guest book.


30 posted on 07/01/2011 10:00:06 AM PDT by Anima Mundi (If you try to fail and you succeed , what have you just done?)
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To: erod

I join you in your hope for this to be actualized good news!


31 posted on 07/02/2011 8:41:47 AM PDT by TEXOKIE (Anarchy IS the strategy of the forces of darkness!)
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