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Obama broke?
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail ^ | March 5, 2012 | Don Surber

Posted on 03/05/2012 8:07:42 AM PST by Mustang Driver

A year ago, President Obama’s re-election team bragged about raising One Beel-yun Dollars, in an effort to cow Republicans. Several prospective candidates begged off including Haley Barbour and Mitch Daniels. But now, the Obama campaign has taken back its claim (we never said that, they say with Baghdad Bob inflection) and the campaign is even cutting off Democrats.

Incredibly, an incumbent White House team is now struggling to raise money despite its intense ability — and willingness — to use the power of the federal government to attack those who do not play along. Corporate executives no longer line up to pay to play.

The money people realize the shoo-in is about to get the boot.

From the White House Ho, Politico:

"President Barack Obama has a bleak message for House and Senate Democrats this year when it comes to campaign cash: You’re on your own. Democratic congressional leaders, including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, have privately sought as much as $30 million combined from Obama for America and the Democratic National Committee — a replay of the financial help they received from Obama in 2008 and 2010.

"But that’s not going to happen, top Obama aides Jim Messina and David Plouffe told Reid and Pelosi in back-to-back meetings on Capitol Hill on Thursday, according to sources familiar with the high-level talks. It was a stark admission from a presidential campaign once expected to rake in as much as $1 billion of just how closely it is watching its own bottom line.

"Messina and Plouffe told the two Hill leaders that there would be no cash transfers to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee from OFA or the DNC, at least not before Election Day, the sources said."

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.dailymail.com ...


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1 posted on 03/05/2012 8:07:46 AM PST by Mustang Driver
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To: Mustang Driver

The jig is up!


2 posted on 03/05/2012 8:09:15 AM PST by mkboyce
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To: Mustang Driver

Broke? Nonsense. There’s plenty of stimulus money that’s STILL unaccounted for. You can bet at least a billion will find it’s way back to obammy and his fellow travelers.


3 posted on 03/05/2012 8:10:23 AM PST by pgkdan (Rick Santorum 2012. Conservative's last, best chance!)
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To: Mustang Driver
"President Barack Obama has a bleak message for House and Senate Democrats this year when it comes to campaign cash: You’re on your own.

Clinton did the same thing to House and Senate Dems in 96. He controlled the DNC cash cow and would not let the others in on the stash. I remember House Minority Leader begging Clinton to send some money to the House campaigns and Clinton told him flat out no..........

4 posted on 03/05/2012 8:11:57 AM PST by Red Badger (If the Government can make you buy heath insurance, they can make you buy a Volt................)
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To: mkboyce
Obama broke?

well, stump broke, maybe........

5 posted on 03/05/2012 8:13:20 AM PST by Red Badger (If the Government can make you buy heath insurance, they can make you buy a Volt................)
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To: Mustang Driver
How much will be laundered through various political action committees so that the donor's fingerprints aren't left at the scene of the crime for any peon to look at? (but Obama and gang will still know who needs to be repaid with my tax money).

The direct campaign donations will be a small fraction of the money spent to complete the economic enslavement of this country.

6 posted on 03/05/2012 8:13:51 AM PST by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: Mustang Driver

Whatever happens, “O” amd Mo will walk away from the WH with their pockets STUFFED to the max.

Conunt on it!


7 posted on 03/05/2012 8:13:51 AM PST by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Mustang Driver

8 posted on 03/05/2012 8:17:17 AM PST by Fido969
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To: pgkdan
Correct. This is total BS. Not only are there billions in unspent porkulus money, but ObaMao will never be broke as long as he has billionaire buddies like George Soros, Peter Lewis and Warren Buffet.
9 posted on 03/05/2012 8:17:42 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Mustang Driver

10 posted on 03/05/2012 8:22:21 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: mkboyce
The jig is up!

You might want to reconsider you choice of words. An the appropriate adjective is down, not up.

11 posted on 03/05/2012 8:25:50 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Ceterum autem censeo, Obama delenda est.)
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To: Vigilanteman

A link for anyone doubting the remaining Stim money, from Sept. ‘11:

http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/special-report/2011/09/07/unspent-stimulus-money

Could congress lockup that money?


12 posted on 03/05/2012 8:31:34 AM PST by tsomer
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To: Vigilanteman

And that’s really the point, isn’t it? ‘Progressives’ are masters at linking their ambitions to their opponents’ checkbooks. So we (the productive citizens) are compelled to fund the enemies of our way of life through our taxes - organizations we detest such as ACORN, ACLU, Planned Parenthood, NEA, and a myriad of others are given the right to place their hands in our pockets, whilst we must pony up additional contributions to any organization which actually represents our views. And if we voluntarily GIVE more to our organizations, they take more for theirs.

Pretty easy to understand why we’ve lost the culture wars for 50 years with these rules. Hard to win when you’ve agreed to limitless financing for the opposition.


13 posted on 03/05/2012 8:34:56 AM PST by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: Mustang Driver

From the article:

“The big money is going to Republicans. Like Karl Rove or not, he has raised $300 million for his Super PAC — money that will be used to help whoever the Republicans nominate, or as I like to call him President TBA. (To Be Announced.)”

MAybe Rove will ‘broker’ the convention. Good grief, that’s alot of money to wield.


14 posted on 03/05/2012 8:39:13 AM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: pgkdan
You can bet at least a billion will find it’s way back to obammy and his fellow travelers.

And let's hope that they leave enough of a paper trail so they can someday be spending time in prison.

Of course, that presupposes that there will be a Republican with cojones inthe WH at some point.

15 posted on 03/05/2012 8:39:47 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Liberty is in danger. We are the generation. This is our role. Now is the time. Defend Freedom!)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
"'The jig is up!' You might want to reconsider you choice of words. An the appropriate adjective is down, not up."

Hi, Nothing to say here, just wanting to know what you mean.

I've used the expression but only now bothered to look it up online. "The jig is up" means, I think, the "dance" is over, or that the deception had ended.

There are other definitions for "jig:" fishing and machining to name two. It's an interesting word, jig.

Are you referring to these contexts? Or am I completely missing your point?

16 posted on 03/05/2012 8:44:08 AM PST by tsomer
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To: Mustang Driver

Something’s up...


17 posted on 03/05/2012 8:49:49 AM PST by GOPJ (Democrat-media complex¬óburied stories and distorted facts... freeper 'andrew' Breitbart)
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To: tsomer; Lonesome in Massachussets
Are you referring to these contexts? Or am I completely missing your point?

I thought he was gettin' jiggy with it.

18 posted on 03/05/2012 8:49:54 AM PST by Night Hides Not (My dream ticket for 2012 is John Galt & Dagny Taggart!)
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To: tsomer

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ethnic_slurs_by_ethnicity

I thought I as naive about racial epithets.


19 posted on 03/05/2012 8:54:10 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Ceterum autem censeo, Obama delenda est.)
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To: Night Hides Not; tsomer
“The day I saw Mustangs over Berlin, I knew the jig was up.”
20 posted on 03/05/2012 8:57:43 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Ceterum autem censeo, Obama delenda est.)
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To: Mustang Driver

Seems like good news, but my take is that money won’t be significant in this election for the POTUS candidates.

All the battle will be in Oh, Fl, Pa, NC, and Va.

The other states are pretty much decided one way or the other.

With such a concentrated effort, the funding won’t be nearly as important as in 2008 when Baraq had to do a wide scale effort to sell himself.


21 posted on 03/05/2012 9:02:18 AM PST by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: Mustang Driver

He must be if he has to stoop to raising $2 Fluke donations.


22 posted on 03/05/2012 9:04:39 AM PST by jersey117 (The Stepford Media should be sued for malpractice)
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To: mkboyce

I see that you’re a risk taker. LOL


23 posted on 03/05/2012 9:26:30 AM PST by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
Of course, that presupposes that there will be a Republican with cojones inthe WH at some point.

That's been our problem since Reagan left the White House. The rat's are in you face corrupt and the gop is a bunch of cowards. Makes me sick to my stomach. Makes me want to collect the wife, son and grand kids and head to some island in the pacific.

24 posted on 03/05/2012 9:46:14 AM PST by pgkdan (Rick Santorum 2012. Conservative's last, best chance!)
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To: Mustang Driver

Where’s Georgey Porgey (soros) and his billions?


25 posted on 03/05/2012 9:47:19 AM PST by DallasDeb (usafa06mom)
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To: Mustang Driver
Money for advertising will not help Obama as much as it will the Republican nominee. Reason? Obama is getting and will continue to get billions of dollars in free campaign advertising from the establishment media. (How much would it cost to buy the front page of every major metropolitan newspaper? every day? -- not to mention the broadcast networks.)

So on top of all that advertising whatever he could buy would make only a minor difference.

On the other hand, Republican spending on advertising could get out a message that otherwise would not be heard. The marginal benefit of an extra dollar to the Republican candidate will be many multiples of the marginal benefit to Obama.

26 posted on 03/05/2012 9:55:53 AM PST by T Ruth (Islam shall be defeated.)
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To: Mustang Driver

Obama has been raising money out the wazoo.

Most of it is going into PACs.

He went to Hollywood and raised $8 million in a weekend not too long ago. Bill Mahr gave a million bucks too. You can bet all those companies getting government grants have been donating.


27 posted on 03/05/2012 10:18:46 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: pgkdan
Let me know when you are ready to go.

I'll pay my way and I'll be your Chief of Security. I'm pretty good.

28 posted on 03/05/2012 10:31:07 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Liberty is in danger. We are the generation. This is our role. Now is the time. Defend Freedom!)
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To: tsomer

When Christ expired on the cross that passage given in the Bible is “And HE gave up the ghost’’. ‘’up’’ means as per ‘’dead’’,’’ over’’, ‘’to bring to an end’’ or ‘’surrender’’. Similarly in WW2 when Hermann Goering realized that the Allied air forces had deployed a long-range fighter plane (the P-51 Mustang)that could escort bombers into Germany he said “When I saw those P-51’s over Berlin I knew the jig was up’’.


29 posted on 03/05/2012 11:06:18 AM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Mustang Driver

HaHaHa! Obama is not broke but he knows he is fitting for states he won in 2008 and needs every dollar so he throws everyone else under the bus.You are all on your own and since there are so many seats on the den side up for elation this time the DNC isn’t going to have much to give to each....


30 posted on 03/05/2012 11:08:37 AM PST by chris_bdba
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To: Mustang Driver

HaHaHa! Obama is not broke but he knows he is fitting for states he won in 2008 and needs every dollar so he throws everyone else under the bus.You are all on your own and since there are so many seats on the dem side up for elation this time the DNC isn’t going to have much to give to each....


31 posted on 03/05/2012 11:08:49 AM PST by chris_bdba
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To: Mustang Driver

HaHaHa! Obama is not broke but he knows he is fitting for states he won in 2008 and needs every dollar so he throws everyone else under the bus.You are all on your own and since there are so many seats on the dem side up for election this time the DNC isn’t going to have much to give to each....


32 posted on 03/05/2012 11:08:58 AM PST by chris_bdba
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To: Mustang Driver

Just morally bankrupt.


33 posted on 03/05/2012 6:42:13 PM PST by Studebaker Hawk (These geeks are a dime-a-dozen. I'm looking for the man with the dimes. Freddy Blassy)
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To: Mustang Driver

Just morally bankrupt.


34 posted on 03/05/2012 7:02:32 PM PST by Studebaker Hawk (These geeks are a dime-a-dozen. I'm looking for the man with the dimes. Freddy Blassy)
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