Skip to comments.Top Obama Donors Withholding Money From His Super PAC (Outraged He Didn't Sign E.O. On Gay Workers)
Posted on 05/08/2012 8:48:04 PM PDT by Qbert
Theres a price to pay for not being fabulous.
Some leading gay and progressive donors are so angry over President Obamas refusal to sign an executive order barring same sex discrimination by federal contractors that they are refusing to give any more money to the pro-Obama super PAC, a top gay fundraisers office tells me. In some cases, Im told, big donations are being withheld.
Jonathan Lewis, the gay philanthropist and leading Democratic fundraiser, is one of many gay advocates who has been working behind the scenes to pressure Obama to change his mind. When Obama decided against the executive order last month, arguing that he would pursue a legislative solution instead, advocates were furious such a solution will never pass Congress, the executive order has been a priority for advocates for years, and the move smacked of a political cave to conservatives who will not support Obama no matter what he does.
Now these and other donors are beginning to withold money from Priorities USA, the main pro-Obama super PAC, out of dismay over the presidents decision. (Some of these donors have already maxed out to the Obama campaign, Im told.) Its the first indication that areas in which Obama is at odds with gay advocates and in fairness, his record on gay rights has been very good could dampen overall fundraising.
Yeah, and the Romney campaign.
They have to understand that they have to wait until after the election, when he can be more “flexible”..
Maybe not the best term in this context. :)
I've never seen the below bumper sticker IRL yet.
They're not on anyone's teat, except for the lesbians.
I think he’s going to become the male Oprah...syndication money, baby.
Democrats MUST LIE about their agenda because the vast majority of normal, decent, taxpaying, traditional American families reject that agenda out of hand. Can you imagine the rats simply telling the truth and running on their true agenda? Yikes... They’d get wiped out completely.
Like he’s going to force his muslim pals to hire homos...
I think the arrogant Obama would tell these people to “go fu*k themselves” but they already - oh never mind.
I wonder if Obie will have the Village People perform at his reinauguration or more hopefully, his exit balls.
Looks like Biden threw the gay question out there on purpose. Considering the fact that all DC seems to think he should be off the ticket, what’s he got to lose. I’d sure as hell take pleasure in tossing a wrench into the mix. If he wasn’t a dem, I might think Joe’s not as stupid as he appears.
Gay people aren’t happy? I’m confused.
“Are gays the only democrat voting block thats not largely on the government teet?”
They are, and that is why they get hysterical about cuts to the National Endowment for the Arts. It is like “gay welfare” or “gay wealth re-distribution”.
I wouldn’t be surprised if this story is being used to mask the fact that some wealthy donors (of any stripe) are hlding back because they see it as a waste of money; they are probably losing hope as we take heart.
“He fears losing the black vote more then he fears losing the gay vote. He’s walking a tight rope.”
Obama is racist enough to believe that there are no blacks who will vote against his economic policies; they do matter to some of them, and they seem him as an unmitigated disaster in the same way we do.
Gee, life is beginning to suck for obama ... good.