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Obama's reelection campaign could hit billion-dollar mark
Washington Post ^ | Chris Cillizza

Posted on 12/13/2010 11:01:57 AM PST by mandaladon

Will President Obama be the first billion-dollar man? This Story He raised and spent $750 million in the 2008 campaign, and there is already speculation that the cash-collection operation for his 2012 reelection bid will crest the once-unimaginable sum of $1 billion raised. (That's a one and nine zeros. Nine!)

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections; obama
You got to give Barry some credit...he sure knows how to spend money...especially other people's money
1 posted on 12/13/2010 11:02:03 AM PST by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

Just remember that while he is out there lecturing Conservatives and SCOTUS members about the Citizens United decision.


2 posted on 12/13/2010 11:03:48 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: mandaladon

So now he’s completely given up his lies about public financing.


3 posted on 12/13/2010 11:03:48 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard
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To: mandaladon
Interesting.

For once WaPo is not all concerned about "getting the money out of politics."

4 posted on 12/13/2010 11:03:52 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (DEFCON I ALERT: The federal cancer has metastasized. All personnel report to their battle stations.)
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To: mandaladon

Tarp money returns to the source.


5 posted on 12/13/2010 11:04:16 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: mandaladon

Let’s hope a Republican House keeps a sharp eye on Jerk the Wonder Prez’s fundraising efforts, since it wasn’t so above-board the last time.


6 posted on 12/13/2010 11:04:23 AM PST by Right Cal Gal (Ronald Reagan: "our liberal friends....know so much that isn't so...")
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To: mandaladon

Who’s giving this schmuck money?! All of the Dims I know want him gone, they certainly aren’t donating to his re-election fund.


7 posted on 12/13/2010 11:04:32 AM PST by Renderofveils (My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. - Nabokov)
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To: Renderofveils

Other schmucks.


8 posted on 12/13/2010 11:06:58 AM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: mandaladon

Sarah Palin will be able to raise over a billion dollars if she runs. Y’all watch.


9 posted on 12/13/2010 11:07:29 AM PST by backwoods-engineer (Onward to the battle royal!)
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To: Huskrrrr

Bingo! Nail meets hammer!


10 posted on 12/13/2010 11:11:13 AM PST by blackdog
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To: mandaladon

Don’t forget to add in the tens of millions Bammie is spending to keep his long form hidden away.


11 posted on 12/13/2010 11:14:21 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I hope he raises a Trillion. All the more money drained out of the liberal fever swap the better. I’m not saying he can’t or won’t get reelected, after all he did manage to get there once, but I think most people are now seeing him for what he is, an empty suit filled with Marxist radicalism and no ability to lead or manage.


12 posted on 12/13/2010 11:17:53 AM PST by marlon ("They talk about me like a dog" Barack Obama)
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To: Huskrrrr

Yup.


13 posted on 12/13/2010 11:17:54 AM PST by max americana
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To: mandaladon

porkulus money


14 posted on 12/13/2010 11:25:34 AM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Renderofveils
“Who’s giving this schmuck money?! All of the Dims I know want him gone, they certainly aren’t donating to his reelection fund.”

Cilliza is really undermining any shred of cred as a journalist here...and whistling past the graveyard.

The unions will give along with the other Soros fronts, but antiwar left, gays, Hispanics and other suckers won't give a dime IMO. That is why they will primary him or decide that maybe they might want to look into the BC.

15 posted on 12/13/2010 11:25:51 AM PST by Seizethecarp
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To: mandaladon

Time to follow the money!


16 posted on 12/13/2010 11:29:08 AM PST by PoloSec ( Believe how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again the 3rd day)
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To: mandaladon
doesn't he have a sizable fund squirreled away from stimulus et al earmarked for Obama-12??
17 posted on 12/13/2010 11:30:44 AM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: mandaladon

No way. No way Obama is going to raise a billion. The bloom is off the rose. He’ll raise a lot of money, but it ain’t going to be near as easy as his first go around. There is no George W Bush to run against and we all know Obama is a political pipsqueak.

Where is all the MSM outrage at the evil money in politics in this case?


18 posted on 12/13/2010 11:31:53 AM PST by Obadiah (BHO -- out the door in 4!)
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To: mandaladon
"It's not unrealistic at all, given the amount raised and spent in 2008 and the amount Republican interest groups and 527s will spend against him," said a former Obama administration official.

Probably a quote from Rahm. In any case, what he didn't say is that Democrats outspent Republicans in all cases.

19 posted on 12/13/2010 11:33:44 AM PST by Obadiah (BHO -- out the door in 4!)
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To: mandaladon

First of all let’s make sure they are able to track the source of those donations, unlike last time (also received cash “gift cards” from donors) where it is suspected he received millions from foreign donors. This time around, however, we won’t have a stupid RINO who insisted on public finance for his election.


20 posted on 12/13/2010 11:34:42 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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21 posted on 12/13/2010 11:37:17 AM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: mandaladon
Obama's reelection campaign could hit billion-dollar mark

He'd better set aside $10 for a birth certificate.

22 posted on 12/13/2010 11:42:53 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: mandaladon

It’s not a question of whether the Dems still like him. He has his paws on unlimited cash. Government cash. He has thrown it out by the TRILLIONS. So, if he only gets a 1% return on these gifts from some of these guys—not even all of them—he will easily top a billion.

Tens of billions to the UAW alone. Hundreds of billions to Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, and the Boyz.

And let’s not forget all those Arab sheikhs who helped fund him the last time around. Not to mention Porky Pig and Donald Duck.


23 posted on 12/13/2010 11:48:27 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: mandaladon

I’m not really worried about how much money he uses. Sometimes it just doesn’t matter. How much money would it take to get Hitler elected? Answer: All the money in the world would not be enough.

Same for Urkel.


24 posted on 12/13/2010 11:58:53 AM PST by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: Cicero

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2445630/posts

http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/critics-slam-obama-administration-hiding-massive-saudi-arms/story?id=12192558

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/11/19/b-saudi-arms-deal-sealed/

http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/08/obamas_donor_contributions_sil.html

Idiotic celebrities that donated to Obama 2008

http://www.newsmeat.com/campaign_contributions_to_politicians/donor_list.php?candidate_id=P80003338


25 posted on 12/13/2010 11:59:03 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: mandaladon

This article reads like they are congratulating him and cheering him on for attaining this level of fund raising - I thought we had to remove the obscene amounts of money from politics? Sorry - I cant imagine such a positive article being spun when Sarah decides to opt out and start raising money for her run.


26 posted on 12/13/2010 12:02:41 PM PST by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: mandaladon

Obama isn’t going to get $1 billion for 2012. He was about as much chance of being a player in 2012 as Vince Foster.


27 posted on 12/13/2010 12:06:39 PM PST by bIlluminati (Don't just hope for change, work for change in 2011-2012.)
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To: bIlluminati

Axelrod is in Chicago working on Obama’s campaign while Obama destroys our country. These people need stopped!


28 posted on 12/13/2010 12:12:20 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Obadiah
He’ll raise a lot of money, but it ain’t going to be near as easy as his first go around.

Why not? Soros still has that much in petty cash, and the trick about not verifying credentials on credit cards wasn't ever criminalized.

They can do it again, using the same tricks as last time. It should be even easier this time, as they already have the list of fake names to use. Setting up boiler room operations in the Gaza Strip to pump in money to the campaign could be written off as a humanitarian jobs program. Win-win for Soros.

29 posted on 12/13/2010 12:18:43 PM PST by slowhandluke (It's hard to be cynical enough in this age.)
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To: mandaladon

Meanwhile the libs are howling about the “big money” corrupting our politics.

Who the **** would give this guy money???????????????


30 posted on 12/13/2010 1:02:12 PM PST by Tzimisce (It's just another day in Obamaland.)
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To: slowhandluke

Sadly true but the question is are the commiecrats dumb enough to let Obama go unchallenged? Soro’s and all of Obama’s campaign slush fund monies may go to Bloomberg or Feingold or some other commiecrat.


31 posted on 12/13/2010 1:04:03 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: mandaladon

It could be a hundred billion and he still won’t get re-elected. Hopefully by 2012 he’ll be in Leavenworth where he belongs.


32 posted on 12/13/2010 1:11:43 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2
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To: Renderofveils

Who’s giving this schmuck money?! “

Millions of dollars came from out of the country in his 2008 election bid.

Money coming from GAZA was reported as ‘Ga- making the required election paperwork look like the money came from Georgia, USA.

I sure wish the sources of monies from his 2008 campaign would be scrutinized far more closely.


33 posted on 12/13/2010 1:25:57 PM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: mandaladon

Pepsodent once spent a huge wad on advertising in S. Korea. But sales there went from bad to worse. They couldn’t understand it. What was wrong with the phrase that had worked so well in the US: “You’ll wonder where the yellow went.”

Spend away, Obama. Get foreign donations, Soros cash, extort money from union employees. It’s OK. Twenty years later, we’ll wonder where the yellow-striped skunk went.


34 posted on 12/13/2010 1:30:20 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XrRyqses5U)
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To: mandaladon

Sources: Shit Talk Really Flying at Dem-Obama Unity Meeting, But You Didn’t Hear That From Sources

WASHINGTON DC - An afternoon White House closed-door unity summit between President Obama, congressional Democrats and progressive activists decended into a bitter, profanity-laced screaming match of backstabbing, recriminations and total shit talk, according to sources who request you not mention you heard this from sources.....

READ AT:

http://iowahawk.typepad.com/iowahawk/2010/12/sources.html


35 posted on 12/13/2010 2:01:23 PM PST by KeyLargo
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
Not exactly, all that stimulus money not spent will be used in 2012 for his agrandisment
36 posted on 12/13/2010 2:07:14 PM PST by Always Independent
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To: Buckeye McFrog

No amount of money can save Obama—I doubt he will even run—something will stop him—a scandal, a failure of monumental scale, a character flaw. He should be forced to resign for the good of the nation and what’s left of the Democrat Party.


37 posted on 12/13/2010 2:23:52 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Renderofveils

“Who’s giving this schmuck money?! All of the Dims I know want him gone, they certainly aren’t donating to his re-election fund.”

Indeed. WaPo is whistling in the graveyard if they think Obama could raise a billion. The only folks left who want him back are the ones he euphemistically refers to as his “base”, and they don’t have enough welfare money left over from buying Colt Forty-Fives to donate pennies to UNICEF, much less for campaign contributions to The One.

The big money folks that bank-rolled Obama the first time are going to be putting their bucks on someone else the second time. In fact, they’re going to be telling Obama that very thing, trying to get him to abdicate a second term. The big money folks will also make sure the MSM media is joins the not-Obama movement when the time comes. Obama’s going to be too busy trying to crawl out from under the bus to raise campaign money.


38 posted on 12/13/2010 4:42:24 PM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Made from The Right Stuff!)
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...
Thanks mandaladon.
39 posted on 12/14/2010 5:33:33 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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