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GOP groups plan record $1 billion blitz
Politico ^ | 5/30/12 | MIKE ALLEN and JIM VANDEHEI

Posted on 05/30/2012 6:58:12 AM PDT by Palmetto Patriot

Republican super PACs and other outside groups shaped by a loose network of prominent conservatives – including Karl Rove, the Koch brothers and Tom Donohue of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce – plan to spend roughly $1 billion on November’s elections for the White House and control of Congress, according to officials familiar with the groups’ internal operations.

That total includes previously undisclosed plans for newly aggressive spending by the Koch brothers, who are steering funding to build sophisticated, county-by-county operations in key states. POLITICO has learned that Koch-related organizations plan to spend about $400 million ahead of the 2012 elections - twice what they had been expected to commit.

Just the spending linked to the Koch network is more than the $370 million that John McCain raised for his entire presidential campaign four years ago. And the $1 billion total surpasses the $750 million that Barack Obama, one of the most prolific fundraisers ever, collected for his 2008 campaign.

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"By contrast, Priorities USA Action, the super PAC supporting President Barack Obama’s reelection, has struggled to raise money, and now hopes to spend about $100 million. Obama’s initial reluctance to embrace such groups constrained fundraising on the Democratic side, which is now trying to make up for lost time."
1 posted on 05/30/2012 6:58:18 AM PDT by Palmetto Patriot
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To: Palmetto Patriot

I love it!


2 posted on 05/30/2012 6:59:00 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: Palmetto Patriot

Good on the Kotch Bros for making their resources available to elect conservatives to congress.

However... I suggest that everyone skip voting for the socialist romney so as not to make that investment meaningless.


3 posted on 05/30/2012 7:17:25 AM PDT by myself6
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To: Palmetto Patriot; STARWISE; onyx; maggief

mmmm mmmm mmmm Mmmmoney talks.


4 posted on 05/30/2012 7:18:09 AM PDT by hoosiermama ( Obama: " born in Kenya."..Is he lying now or was he lying then?)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

Has anyone seen romney reach out to social conservatives yet? ....tick tock tick tock......I only seen the arrogant slap in the face to conservative. He would not attend one, just one event. Why does he keep saying they will vote for me? My feelings for willard are almost equal to obama. He is a Judas and thinks we should turn from what Jesus told us to do and go along with the crowd. Narrow is road...... They think they are getting our money, let alone our vote, they are crazy.


5 posted on 05/30/2012 7:20:00 AM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: myself6
I suggest that everyone skip voting for the socialist romney so as not to make that investment meaningless

And keep Obama in power. Yep, that makes a whole lot of sense. Wow

6 posted on 05/30/2012 7:21:42 AM PDT by NE Cons (Huge Palin Fan. Was a Hard-Core Perry supporter. Now Hard-Core ABO)
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To: rawhide
I'm reporting GREAT GREAT NEWS!!!!!!!!! S. Reyes, the Texas RAT congressWHORE who served for about 15 yrs was DEFEATED LAST NIGHT!!! HIPPEEEEE HOOOOORRAYY!! The folk are FEED UP and the DNC better be shaking in their boots because REYES WAS serving in a very very RAT city. I think folk have FINALLY get it!! His loss is a HUGH unexpected defeat!!! I can't tell you how HAPPY I am! I thought this bastard was going to KEEP his seat for life! PEOPLE are pissed!! And if a RAT city can kick this clinton, obamaCARE lover to the street, there is STILL hope in America!!
7 posted on 05/30/2012 7:22:02 AM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: rawhide
I'm reporting GREAT GREAT NEWS!!!!!!!!! S. Reyes, the Texas RAT congressWHORE who served for about 15 yrs was DEFEATED LAST NIGHT!!! HIPPEEEEE HOOOOORRAYY!! The folk are FEED UP and the DNC better be shaking in their boots because REYES WAS serving in a very very RAT city. I think folk have FINALLY get it!! His loss is a HUGH unexpected defeat!!! I can't tell you how HAPPY I am! I thought this bastard was going to KEEP his seat for life! PEOPLE are pissed!! And if a RAT city can kick this clinton, obamaCARE lover to the street, there is STILL hope for America!!
8 posted on 05/30/2012 7:22:20 AM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: NE Cons

really?

Enemy = socialism / socialists

Socialist = Romney and Obama

Opposition to socialism = Conservatives and to a lesser the republican party

We despise obama because he is a socialist.
We despise romney because he is a socialist.
We despise the democrat party because it is the home of socialists.

If the GOP elects a Socialist (romney) it will no longer be opposition to the socialist agenda.

Dont know about you, but I would rather keep the republican party as opposition to the socialists.


9 posted on 05/30/2012 7:28:11 AM PDT by myself6
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To: RoseofTexas

Who did they replace him with?


10 posted on 05/30/2012 7:29:55 AM PDT by myself6
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To: myself6
Pat O'Rourke will run against a Republican named B. Carasco, who will probably be creamed by Pat. This city is extremely stuck on stupid and consistently vote Rat. But O'Rourke is 10X’s better than that idiot Reyes who voted for obamaCARE! His win against REYES is a SHOCK to our local DNC. Especially since Reyes and the DNC thought he had it in the bag and they all just kicked back.
11 posted on 05/30/2012 7:43:38 AM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: All; Palmetto Patriot
We've been hearing for three years Obama would have $1 billion in his war chest, not we're being spun that it simply isn't so and dastardly Republicans may outspend him. In other words, the incumbent president is now being portrayed as the underdog.

He's not.

12 posted on 05/30/2012 7:47:09 AM PDT by newzjunkey (I advocate separation of school and sport)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

Which will barely make a dent in the $100 billion in free advertising disguised as “News” the US Junk media will illegally donate to 0’s campaign.


13 posted on 05/30/2012 7:51:49 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

Whatever it takes. Obama will steal from the U.S. Treasury to get campaign money. He has done that already with his “official” visits that are really campaign stops.

And don’t forget the stimulus—I still believe million$ have been squirreled away for Voter Fraud.


14 posted on 05/30/2012 7:55:31 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: MNJohnnie

Exactly. The “news” industry, from the dying newspapers to the fake network news to the local tv stations that do their best to be good little Obama toadies give the liberal politicians TONS of free advertising.


15 posted on 05/30/2012 8:00:58 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: RoseofTexas; onyx

That is GREAT news! Was looking for one of Onyx’s WOO HOO.

Throw them all out! IN has the message and apparently so does TX. D & R alike!


16 posted on 05/30/2012 8:07:06 AM PDT by hoosiermama ( Obama: " born in Kenya."..Is he lying now or was he lying then?)
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To: myself6

Our first choice for president should be “non-socialist” George Washington; since that can’t happen, I guess we all should stay home in November.

Is that right, myself6? Kinda like, “We had to destroy the village in order to save it.”?

Hey, if you want to sit it out, fine. Just don’t come on here trying to get others to do the same, thereby helping Obama get re-elected.


17 posted on 05/30/2012 8:13:15 AM PDT by Walrus (Barack Obama --- fomenting race wars since 2008)
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To: Walrus

again...

You think Obama is the threat... or the democrat party...

Your suffering from tunnel vision...

Socialism is the threat. Obama is just one of MANY in the democrat party. However, socialism isn’t confined to just the democrat party, it exists within the republican party as well in the form of “RINO’s”, “progressives”, “GOP-e” and ultimately Romney.

If Obama wasn’t a socialist we wouldn’t have a problem with him. If romney wasn’t a socialist we wouldn’t have a problem with him. Socialism is the enemy.

Now, Knowing that socialism is the enemy, and also knowing that the republican party is the ONLY opposition to the socialist agenda (meager as that opposition has become), do you think its a good idea to turn the party over to the socialists within the party and negate the ONLY opposition to advancing socialism?

Hint: A socialist president Romney (R) would have the support of the all but the most steadfast conservatives in the congress. However, those conservatives wouldn’t be needed because there would be an ample supply of socialist democrats that would gleefully vote for romneys socialist agenda along with the less courageous members of the GOP controlled house and senate. Obamacare will become Romneycare and it will be chiseled in F’ing STONE.

Would rather have: A republican party that realized this was going to happen and avoided disaster by getting rid of the socialist prick during the convention. Goes on to win the election and together with a gop controlled congress gets rid of every last shred of obamacare.

Will settle with: A republican party whos socialist candidate was just STUNG with rejection from the conservative base. Which then magnifies the power of the conservative base within the party thus moving the republican party farther to the right and forcing the GOP in congress (hopefully in charge of both houses because we still voted for them) to block and obstruct EVERY LAST SOCIALIST INITIATIVE that the democrats try to pass. AND DEFUND OBAMACARE!


18 posted on 05/30/2012 9:02:18 AM PDT by myself6
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To: myself6
myself6, you need to get this notion into your head badly... conservatives not going to be able to fix the mess this country is in all at once. Let me repeat myself: we're not going to fix this all at once. We got here incrementally, and we're only going to get back to where we need to be through incremental steps. That means we have to repeat the 2010 elections several times in a row at a bare minimum. This simplistic all or nothing attitude leads only to slavery and defeat. By all means keep fighting the rat b@stards, but wise up and fight the battles you can win and refrain from opening your veins when you can't.

I'll leave you with 5 little words to think about: "Supreme Court Justice Eric Holder".
19 posted on 05/30/2012 9:18:34 AM PDT by Sparticus (Tar and feathers for the next dumb@ss Republican that uses the word bipartisanship.)
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To: Sparticus

This is exactly what im talking about.

Going back the the right incrementally. No more steps leftward for the GOP. Im sorry, but nominating a socialist is a gigantic leap leftward that wont be recovered from.

To have ANY hope of incrementally taking back the country from the socialists you have to have a GOP that is clean of socialists. Not run by them.

umm... Have you looked at Romneys record of judge appointments? heh... “Supreme Court Justice Eric Holder” is even more possible under Romney because he will have the support of the GOP in congress.

The ONLY folks here that are cutting their wrists are the people who proclaim to hate Obama but will vote for a socialist with an R behind his name. It really makes me wonder exactly WHAT they hate about obama, cause it sure isnt because hes a socialist.


20 posted on 05/30/2012 9:31:28 AM PDT by myself6
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To: RoseofTexas

OOOOPS! Me bad! It’s not PAT, but Beto O’Rourke......Sorry for the mistake! Pat was his late father’s name.


21 posted on 05/30/2012 10:14:27 AM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: myself6

“Again”: There is nobody not named Barack Obama or Mitt Romney who will be elected POTUS this November. Of the two, Obama is the far greater danger. If he gets re-elected, there may not even BE elections in 2016!

Let’s not make the perfect the enemy of the good, here.


22 posted on 05/31/2012 6:12:41 AM PDT by Walrus (Barack Obama --- fomenting race wars since 2008)
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To: Walrus

The good? Have you lost your F’ing mind?!

What drugs do you have to be taking to think romney is the “good”?

Really... Just F U....

Romney is a socialist. Obama is a socialist. It doesn’t matter what party they belong to.


23 posted on 05/31/2012 9:53:38 AM PDT by myself6
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