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Senior Obama adviser: Romney backers trying to ‘purchase’ election
The Hill ^ | July 10, 2012 | Meghashyam Mali

Posted on 07/10/2012 7:27:22 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Senior White House adviser David Plouffe on Tuesday accused wealthy Mitt Romney supporters of trying to "purchase the White House," one day after the presumptive GOP nominee announced a $106 million June fundraising haul that stunned the Obama campaign.

“You’ve got a few very wealthy people lining up trying to purchase the White House for Mr. Romney,” said Plouffe on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” “We’re going to have to have everybody out there who wants the president to continue to a second term to step up and help the campaign.”

After seeing Romney and the Republican National Committee (RNC) outpace Obama for two straight months, the president’s campaign is pressuring donors to intensify their fundraising efforts.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: projection

1 posted on 07/10/2012 7:27:29 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What a joke! Who was it that months ago taunted us with the threat of spending $1 Billion?!


2 posted on 07/10/2012 7:30:13 AM PDT by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What a joke! Who was it that months ago taunted us with the threat of spending $1 Billion?!


3 posted on 07/10/2012 7:30:50 AM PDT by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

And a billion dollar target and assertion would not likewise garner a ‘bought’ election, PlouffeIdiot?! =.=


4 posted on 07/10/2012 7:31:17 AM PDT by cranked
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Welcome to the party pal!
5 posted on 07/10/2012 7:34:43 AM PDT by delapaz
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This is satire, right? This coming from the campaign that set fundraising records in 2008, and was bragging earlier this year that they were going to raise over a billion dollars. Of course, when Republicans outraise them, it’s “a few wealthy donors,” or “shadowy right wing groups.” Never mind that labor unions, GE, Goldman Sachs and Wall Street, and Hollywood financed him in ‘08, and that the majority of large donors are Dems. Plouffe just can’t resist playing the class warfare card.


6 posted on 07/10/2012 7:37:24 AM PDT by Freestate316
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Yo Davy! It’s something we learned from your boy in 2008. Sadly, these days if you want to take over the government, it’s going to cost you big bucks. You have a lot of gall accusing someone of trying to “purchase” the White House. You maggot.


7 posted on 07/10/2012 7:39:01 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Help reduce voter fraud in America! If you see something, say something!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY


Obama's lover.
8 posted on 07/10/2012 7:39:36 AM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: MrChips

“What a joke! Who was it that months ago taunted us with the threat of spending $1 Billion?!”

That was just Barry running the only thing he’s ever run....his big mouth.
Democrats must be the stupidest cretins ever to inhabit a country to be fooled by this totally empty suit.


9 posted on 07/10/2012 7:39:42 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Free ThinkerNY

George Soros only gave the standard $2300 in 2008 then, right?


10 posted on 07/10/2012 7:39:55 AM PDT by nhoward14
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To: Free ThinkerNY
LOL!!

How stupid he must think those Obama voters are!

11 posted on 07/10/2012 7:41:51 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: MrChips

Already lining up the “bloody shirt” excuses for when they lose...


12 posted on 07/10/2012 7:43:04 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He is trying to buy the election, just like he bought the Republican Party.

Of course, Obama is trying to buy the election too.

America should reject both of them.


13 posted on 07/10/2012 7:43:36 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (A Choice, not an Etch-A-Sketch. TomHoefling.com)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Well OK then. Frankly I don't care how OBAMA is DEFEATED, just so the FOOL is GONE for good.

Then he can concentrate on building his MOSQUE to hold his library.

14 posted on 07/10/2012 7:44:46 AM PDT by annieokie
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To: MrChips

Funny that an OBAMA staff person should bring up this point - that elections are somehow “purchased”. Wasn’t it the same bunch that was walking around a few months ago, smacking a baseball bat into the open palm of their other hand, saying they were going to raise a “billion” dollars to insure re-election?

How’s that stance working out for them?


15 posted on 07/10/2012 7:44:59 AM PDT by alloysteel (Fear and intimidation work. At least on the short term.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

At least we pay for our stuff. They want to steal it...............


16 posted on 07/10/2012 7:46:20 AM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

You’ve got a few very wealthy people lining up trying to purchase the White House.

1.Unions
2.Hollywood
3.Enviormentlists
4.Wall Street
5.Detroit
6.


17 posted on 07/10/2012 7:46:50 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Obama "purchased" the 2008 election with hundreds of millions of Soros' dollars laundered through anonymous prepaid debit cards.

What goes around, comes around.

18 posted on 07/10/2012 7:54:36 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: expat1000
How stupid he must think those Obama voters are!

They are even stupider than he thinks they are.

19 posted on 07/10/2012 7:56:59 AM PDT by Maceman
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I don’t think there has been a WH, Obama adviser, supporter or Obama himself article leading off with a quote over the past week that I haven’t automatically had to look up for the semi-news satire or some other like tag at the top. These people are laughable.


20 posted on 07/10/2012 7:57:21 AM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: MrChips; All

its not a joke unless Romney hits back twice as hard reminding everyone about the uber 1% hollywood elitist that continually pour millions of $$$ into obama’s campaign, the 1% elitist obama claims will shape the future....

its not a joke unless Romney reminds everyone how unions are robbing their workers blind and spending $100million of obama’s behalf...

its not a joke unless Romney reminds everyone how obama purchased the 2008 election with enough money to buy one hour of prime time coverage for his joseph goebbels style infomoercial on all three networks...

its not a joke if the Romney campaign does not hit back hard...


21 posted on 07/10/2012 8:07:03 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Where do they get people like this?
David Plouffe:

22 posted on 07/10/2012 8:10:58 AM PDT by No One Special
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I recall Hussein bragging that he was going to raise $Billion to keep his regime in power. Now that no one wants to give hit jacksh*t, he and his minions are whining! Keep it up, be cause we are going to kick your asses back to kenya!


23 posted on 07/10/2012 8:15:26 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Get that bastard out of MY White House!")
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To: No One Special

Pluffy has been a toady for lib Dems since the early 90s.
His wife was a toady for Gray-out Davis in Calif.


24 posted on 07/10/2012 8:15:41 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: No One Special

They are in every faculty lounge on every campus in America just waiting for the call. Thousands of ‘em, like vermin.


25 posted on 07/10/2012 8:19:27 AM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: Vaduz

Somewhere in the top 3 should be the name: GEORGE SOROS


26 posted on 07/10/2012 8:20:40 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Obama's attempt to use Romney's wealth as a campaign tool is not a new one, and it reveals an underlying ideology that is old, easy-to-recognize, and bankrupt in its ability to increase freedom or wealth for a nation.

Much of what is happening in America today is described within the following quotations from Winston Churchill:

"When I see the present Socialist Government denouncing capitalism in all its forms, mocking with derision and contempt the tremendous free enterprise capitalist system on which the mighty production of the United States is founded, I cannot help feeling that as a nation we are not acting honorably or even honestly." - Winston Churchill, Woodford Green, July 10, 1948.

"We shall not allow the advance of society and economic well-being of the nation to be regulated and curtailed by the pace of the weakest bretheren among us. Proper incentives must be offered and full freedom given to the strong to use their strength in the commonweal. Initiative, enterprise, thrift, domestic foresight, contrivance, good housekeeping and natural ability must reap their just reward. On any other plan the population of this island will sink by disastrous and agonizing stages to a far lower standard of life and two-thirds of its present numbers." - Winston Churchill, speech, Blenheim Palace, August 4, 1947.

"The difference between what is seen and what is not seen was often noticed by the old economists. What is not seen is the infinite variety of individual transactions and decisions which, in a civilized society, within the framework of just and well-known laws, insure the advantage not only of the individual concerned, but of the community, and provide that general body of well-being constituting the wealth of nations. All this is blotted out by an over-riding State control, however imposing some of its manifestations may be. It is the vital creative impulse that that I deeply fear the doctrines and policy of the socialist Government have destroyed, or are rapidly destroying, in our national life. Nothing that they can plan and order and rush around enforcing will take its place. They have broken the mainspring, and until we get a new one the watch will not go." - Winston Churchill, speech, House of Commons, October 28, 1947.

"It is in the interest of the wage-earner to have many other alternatives open to him than service under one all-powerful employer called the State. He will be in a better position to bargain collectively and production will be more abundant; there will be more for all and more freedom for all when the wage earner is able, in the large majority of cases, to choose and change his work, and deal with a private employer who, like himself, is subject to the ordinary pressures of life and, like himself, is dependent upon his personal thrift, ingenuity and good-housekeeping." - Winston Churchill, speech, Blackpool, October 5, 1946

"Liberalism (classical liberalism) has its own history and its own tradition. Socialism has its own formulas and aims. Socialism seeks to pull down wealth; Liberalism seeks to raise up poverty. Socialism would destroy private interests; Liberalism would preserve private interests in the only way in which they can be safely and justly preserved, namely, by reconciling them with public right. Socialism would kill enterprise; Liberalism would rescue enterprise from the trammels of privilege and preference. Socialism assails the pre-eminence of the individual; Liberalism seeks, and shall seek more in the future, to build up a minimum standard for the mass. Socialism exalts the rule; Liberalism exalts the man. Socialism attacks capital; Liberalism attacks monopoly." - Winston Churchill, Kinnaird Hall, Dundee, May 14, 1908.

"The British nation now has to make one of the most momentous choices in its history. That choice is between two ways of life: between individual liberty and State domination: between concentration of ownership in the hands of the State and the extension of a property-owning democracy; between a policy of increasing restraint and a policy of liberating energy and ingenuity: between a policy of levelling down and a policy of finding opportunities for all to rise upwards from a basic standard." - Winston Churchill, speech in Woodford, England, January 28, 1950.

In the Year 2012, Romney and the GOP might be wise to consider the following gem from Churchill:

"We have to combat the wolf of socialism, and we shall be able to do it far more effectively as a pack of hounds than as a flock of sheep." - Winston Churchill, speech, 1937.

"Athough it is now put forward in the main by people who have a good grounding in the Liberalism and Radicalism of the early part of this century, there can be no doubt that Socialism is inseparably interwoven with Totalitarianism and the abject worship of the State. It is not alone that property, in all its forms, is struck at, but that liberty, in all its forms, is challenged by the fundamental conceptions of Socialism." - Winston Churchill, B.B.C radio address, June 4, 1945.

"The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent vice of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries." - Winston Churchill, House of Commons, October 22, 1945.

"Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy." - Winston Churchill, Perth, May 28, 1948.

"I do not wonder that British youth is in revolt against the morbid doctrine that nothing matters but the equal sharing of miseries: that what used to be called the submerged tenth can only be rescued by bringing the other nine-tenths down to their level; against the folly that it is better that everyone should have half rations rather than that any by their exertions, or ability, should earn a second helping." - Winston Churchill, London, June 22, 1948.

"Socialism is based on the idea of an all-powerful State which owns everything, which plans everything, which distributes everything, and thus through its politicians and officials decides the daily life of the individual citizen." - Winston Churchill, London, January 21, 1950.

"The British and Americans do not war with races or governments as such. Tyranny, external or internal, is our foe whatever trappings and disguises it wears, whatever language it speaks, or perverts." - Winston Churchill, Speech, Dorchester Hotel, London, July 4, 1953.

"You may try to destroy wealth, and find that all you have done is to increase poverty." - Winston Churchill, speech, House of Commons. March 12, 1947.

"Nor should it be supposed as you would imagine, to read some of the Left-wing newspaper, that all Americans are multi-millionaires of Wall Street. If they were all multi-millionaires that would be no reason for condemning a system which has produced such material results.: - Winston Churchill, speech, Royal Albert Hall, London. April 21, 1948.

"Rich men, although valuable to the revenue, are not vital to a healthy state of society, but a society in which rich men are got rid of, from motives of jealousy, is not a healthy state." - Winston Churchill, speech, House of Commons, April 24, 1950.

Is it possible the return of the White House Churchill bust at the beginning of the term was symbolic of the incoming President's rejection of Churchill's ideas, as so eloquently expressed above?

27 posted on 07/10/2012 8:32:16 AM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Perhaps Mr. Obama will accept public campaign financing limits this time around?


28 posted on 07/10/2012 8:33:02 AM PDT by Senator_Blutarski
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Bwaaaa hahahaha!!! I would have made a “pot, meet kettle” joke, but would probably be called raciss ...


29 posted on 07/10/2012 8:41:28 AM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Very wealthy people?

Like George Soros?
Like Jon Corzine?
Like Bernie Madoff?

Let’s see how long this list of Democrat “millionaires” IS...


30 posted on 07/10/2012 8:49:02 AM PDT by pfony1
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Who stole the election with ACORN votes and wasn’t eligible to begin with?


31 posted on 07/10/2012 9:35:01 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Reminds me of George Soros.


32 posted on 07/10/2012 9:36:15 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: expat1000

Agree he’s still in the shadows.


33 posted on 07/10/2012 10:02:53 AM PDT by Vaduz
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