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Shocking Huffington Post Headline: 'Obama Begs Donors: Send More $$$'
News Buster.org ^ | July 1, 2012 | Noel Sheppard

Posted on 07/01/2012 9:29:56 AM PDT by Kaslin

Here's a headline you likely never expected to see at the perilously liberal Huffington Post: "Obama Begs Donors: Send More $$$."

The sub-headline below the picture was just as shocking: "Phones Donors From Air Force One... Call Caught On Tape... Issues Warning: GOP Will 'Run Congress And The White House.'"

The link directed readers to a Daily Beast article titled, "President Obama Asks Campaign Donors to Send Him More Money."

Author Lloyd Grove teased, "President Obama sounded weary and maybe a tad worried late Friday during a rambling conference call with campaign donors whom he repeatedly begged to send money—and send it now."

This certainly wasn't what one would have expected from a President that supposedly won a tremendous victory the previous day having his landmark healthcare legislation declared constitutional by the Supreme Court.

Yet as many conservative commentators pointed out including yours truly, this wasn't close to the conquest his fans in the media claimed.

Judging by his pleas in this audio tape sent to the Daily Beast by an Obama donor, the President and his campaign know it:

The majority on this call maxed out to my campaign last time. I really need you to do the same this time,” the president said in a highly unusual (and presumably legal) fundraising pitch from Air Force One on his way back to Washington from Colorado Springs, where he’d been assessing the terrible damage caused by uncontained wildfires. A special phone on the government aircraft is dedicated to political calls that are paid for by the campaign.

I’m asking you to meet or exceed what you did in 2008,”  he continued. “Because we’re going to have to deal with these super PACs in a serious way. And if we don’t, frankly I think the political [scene] is going to be changed permanently. Because the special interests that are financing my opponent’s campaign are just going to consolidate themselves. They’re gonna run Congress and the White House.”

Maybe this call took place after Americans for Prosperity and American Crossroads each created and started running ads Friday pummeling the President for his signature healthcare legislation now being a tax on the citizens, something he promised the people wasn't the case before it was passed.

“In 2008 everything was new and exciting about our campaign,” said the President. “And now I’m the incumbent president. I’ve got gray hair. People have seen disappointment because folks had a vision of change happening immediately. And it turns out change is hard, especially when you’ve got an obstructionist Republican Congress.”

The President then complained about being out-fundraised by Mitt Romney last month, and that the GOP Super PACs are likely to continue to give the former Massachusetts governor the edge.

Those on the call were warned he couldn't wait for contributions later in the year because ad time could already be gobbled up in key markets.

“We are going to see more money spent on negative ads through these super PACs and anonymous outside groups than ever before," Obama said. "And if things continue as they have so far, I’ll be the first sitting president in modern history to be outspent in his reelection campaign.”

Does that sound to you like a man the media claimed was dancing in the White House in the midst of a post-ObamaTax ruling victory lap?


TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: airforceone; alteredsource; obamacampaign; obamafundraising; onetermobama
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1 posted on 07/01/2012 9:30:02 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Despite what happened last week, Obama ia in big, big trouble.


2 posted on 07/01/2012 9:33:14 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Kaslin

These people are running your country.

Thanks for not caring. :)


3 posted on 07/01/2012 9:33:55 AM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: Kaslin

In truth, Romney is raising more money and that means there will be more ads out. What took place last week is going to fade over the course of the summer.


4 posted on 07/01/2012 9:35:25 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: gleeaikin; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

It’s amazing how easy it is for demagogues to shake down liberals.

Thanks Kaslin.

Here’s an example of a use of Huff’n’Puffpo that I find acceptable.


5 posted on 07/01/2012 9:37:05 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Kaslin

5 Great Gifts to Send Obama in Lieu of Cash Contributions

(Not losing our humorous outlook...)

http://reason.com/archives/2012/06/30/5-great-birthdayweddinganniversarygradua

;-)


6 posted on 07/01/2012 9:38:16 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: Kaslin

I’m curious why any one finds this shocking.


7 posted on 07/01/2012 9:40:05 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Biggirl

People can speculate all they want, but the guy who raises more money usually wins the general election.

Obama outspent McCain 5 to 1 in tv ads in the final weeks of the 2008 elections but now he’ll be the one getting carpet bombed out of existance.

If Obama is not ahead by at least 10 points by September he is toast.


8 posted on 07/01/2012 9:43:52 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: Kaslin

He said “Most of you maxed out” in 2008 then says he wants them to give at least or more this time. I’m sure he does and I’m sure many of them will. Campaign law? What campaign law.


9 posted on 07/01/2012 9:54:04 AM PDT by Terry Mross ( To all my kin: Do not attempt to contact me as long as you love obama.)
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To: Kaslin

Can this man legally call donors from Air Force One? Isn’t that a illegal campaign violation of using his WORKPLACE to do CAMPAIGNING?


10 posted on 07/01/2012 10:00:57 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Fools.Damn fools.Welcome to the USSA. Socialism is slavery to the State and the Supreme Court did it)
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To: Biggirl

Big Media will do their part in their daily headlines, news broadcasts, comedy programs “I can see Rusha from muh house!”, and as debate moderators.

They will be in full CYA mode for Obama and the Democrats.


11 posted on 07/01/2012 10:02:39 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Fools.Damn fools.Welcome to the USSA. Socialism is slavery to the State and the Supreme Court did it)
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To: Kaslin

Why doesn’t Obama just tax penalize those refusing to give him campaign donations, I mean everyone has to pay their fair share, right?


12 posted on 07/01/2012 10:03:19 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (Is your state Obamacare free yet?)
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To: Biggirl

This just tells me the left would be just as happy to have either one of them in the White House


13 posted on 07/01/2012 10:08:11 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Kaslin

obama can get bent.


14 posted on 07/01/2012 10:09:01 AM PDT by Sarajevo (Ever notice that when a beggar gets a donation, they immediately put their hand out for more.)
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To: Kaslin

I seem to remember the libs making a big kurfuffle about Bush making phone calls in the WH for donations and they had a cow...

Is not AF1 the defacto oval office in the air?


15 posted on 07/01/2012 10:10:18 AM PDT by Popman (When you elect a clown: expect a circus...)
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To: Kaslin

Wow! Just like Obama I guess my husband also found that tee times have gone up.

Need the cash, bro!


16 posted on 07/01/2012 10:11:01 AM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: a fool in paradise

I’m sure Obozo will reimburse the gov’t (us!) for these campaign expenditures...not.


17 posted on 07/01/2012 10:11:01 AM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: Kaslin

Suddently my email is full of garbage from this administration (from Michelle to Messina, the begger-in-chief and God knows who else) BEGGING FOR MONEY...and I’m a registered Republican and everyone knows I hate obummer. What gives? Have they no shame?


18 posted on 07/01/2012 10:11:36 AM PDT by DefeatCorruption
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To: Kaslin

I’m guessing that the lion’s share of these donations are being quickly transferred to an overseas bank. I believe that the Obamas will leave the US when his term in office is up. Isn’t that what corrupt despots do?


19 posted on 07/01/2012 10:12:12 AM PDT by ryderann
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To: SunkenCiv

You are welcome


20 posted on 07/01/2012 10:12:26 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

I seem to remember the libs making a big kurfuffle about Bush making phone calls in the WH for donations and they had a cow...

Is not AF1 the defacto oval office in the air?


21 posted on 07/01/2012 10:12:49 AM PDT by Popman (When you elect a clown: expect a circus...)
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To: Kaslin

Drudge has this .. power outages

DC TO BE DARK FOR DAYS
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/power-outages-could-last-for-days/2012/07/01/gJQA3JVjFW_story.html
link to WaPo article

ObaMacarEN:2012
The Regime Shifts Gears


22 posted on 07/01/2012 10:14:17 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: a fool in paradise

You think that arrogant pos cares?


23 posted on 07/01/2012 10:14:41 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

I seem to remember the libs making a big kurfuffle about Bush making phone calls in the WH for donations and they had a cow...

Is not AF1 the defacto oval office in the air?


24 posted on 07/01/2012 10:15:56 AM PDT by Popman (When you elect a clown: expect a circus...)
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To: Biggirl
Despite what happened last week, Obama ia in big, big trouble.

I hope so. All I can see is Liberals Spiking the football, proclaiming the Nov election is over before it began.

I was feeling allot better this time last week, Obama was getting bad news hit him followed by more bad news, hitting him over and over. The Supreme Court decision seems to be a shot in his arm.

The only thing I see and sense is news like this where is is begging over the top for more donations. I guess the size of the opposing Super PAC's are starting to look scary to him.

I am trying to calm myself - this is the "dead zone" its not until after the Conventions that most Americans even think of politics.

25 posted on 07/01/2012 10:16:18 AM PDT by TheShaz
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To: Kaslin

The Left hounded Tom DeLay out of office over campaign funding “irregularities” while this POS accepts millions in foreign funny money, sells illegal lottery tickets to have dinner with Bammy, and has his Senate seat up for sale.


26 posted on 07/01/2012 10:16:43 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Fools.Damn fools.Welcome to the USSA. Socialism is slavery to the State and the Supreme Court did it)
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To: Kaslin

Looks like free advertising by Huff Po for the Obamanation’s campaign fund.


27 posted on 07/01/2012 10:17:01 AM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: DefeatCorruption

Did you register at the white hit to get on their e-mail list?


28 posted on 07/01/2012 10:17:36 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Eye of Unk

Oh I can see that happening. Sorta like union dues.


29 posted on 07/01/2012 10:19:53 AM PDT by KGeorge
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To: a fool in paradise
Isn’t that a illegal campaign violation of using his WORKPLACE to do CAMPAIGNING?

Remember "No controlling legal authority"?

Now, pass the iced tea....

30 posted on 07/01/2012 10:20:11 AM PDT by thulldud (Is it "alter or abolish" time yet?)
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To: Kaslin
Here's a pic of a staffer working the fund raising phone on AF1:


31 posted on 07/01/2012 10:20:23 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (My dream ticket for 2012 is John Galt & Dagny Taggart!)
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To: NormsRevenge

I seen the headline and read the article


32 posted on 07/01/2012 10:22:22 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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'Obama Begs Donors: Send More $$$' .. or your insurance lapses.


33 posted on 07/01/2012 10:27:06 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Kaslin

I get several calls a day from the Romney campaign. I’m starting to think it’s a Democrat scam.


34 posted on 07/01/2012 10:29:53 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Kaslin

Time for Obama to head West and hit up the gays and the Hollweirdos again. Word is out that Obama likes hanging with his homos.


35 posted on 07/01/2012 10:35:39 AM PDT by dennisw
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To: al baby

“This just tells me the left would be just as happy to have either one of them in the White House”

Romney in the WH also means GOP takes more control of House Senate and other down ticket races.


36 posted on 07/01/2012 10:44:32 AM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: Biggirl
Despite what happened last week, Obama ia in big, big trouble.

Caution: we now have about 45% of so-called Americans either hard leftists, illegals, Unions, LSM, Hollyweirdos, GLBT, feminists, entitlement moochers, fawning sheeples, lunatics and morons locked up in to voting for their Dem overlords in the DC asylum. Gonna be a hard battle to win in Nov.

37 posted on 07/01/2012 10:46:40 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: Kaslin
"The President then complained about being out-fundraised by Mitt Romney last month,"

barry is either whining and crying, or out playing golf.

Gee, what a great pres__ent we have!!

38 posted on 07/01/2012 10:56:12 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Kaslin

The “beggar” in “chief”. November CANNOT come quick enough!


39 posted on 07/01/2012 10:57:59 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: a fool in paradise
Isn’t that a illegal campaign violation of using his WORKPLACE to do CAMPAIGNING?

Like that matters to the POS living in the white hut?? He has done many things a white president would have been impeached for, but if it were tried, the Republicans would be racist.

40 posted on 07/01/2012 10:59:50 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (It's time to take out the trash in DC.)
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To: Kaslin

All the rich liberals should kick in to help the socialist dictatorship.


41 posted on 07/01/2012 11:02:37 AM PDT by popdonnelly (The first priority is get Obama out of the White House.)
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To: Kaslin

Register where? what’s a white hit? Of course, I didn’t register anywhere or at any time regarding obama. I feel contaminated by this invasion...how do I block it?


42 posted on 07/01/2012 11:07:40 AM PDT by DefeatCorruption
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To: Kaslin
Things must be getting bad. I have started seeing roadside stands selling choom and dog meat to support the first gay president's campaign.
43 posted on 07/01/2012 11:08:43 AM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the White House)
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To: Biggirl
Despite what happened last week, Obama ia in big, big trouble.

It doesn't mean they don't have a potential plan. From first black to first woman in one swell foop.

See tag line.

44 posted on 07/01/2012 11:15:03 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party Switcheroo: Economic crisis! Zero's eligibility Trumped!! Hillary 2012!!!)
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To: Kaslin

Now I know it’s doomed. There’s rust by the door on Air Force One.


45 posted on 07/01/2012 11:17:30 AM PDT by wastedyears ("God? I didn't know he was signed onto the system.")
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To: Biggirl

FIFY:

BECAUSE of what happened last week, Obama is in big, big trouble.


46 posted on 07/01/2012 11:30:50 AM PDT by Jedidah
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To: DefeatCorruption

Can’t you block it from your e-mail? My hotmail account has a button called ‘sweep’. Click that and you get ‘block all’ and then you click on the ones you want blocked.


47 posted on 07/01/2012 11:33:02 AM PDT by squarebarb
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To: Biggirl
Despite what happened last week, Obama is in big, big trouble.

We cannot be complacent here.Complacency on our part is the only chance that Osama has to squeak by Romney.We must always understand what this race will be....very, very close."Bush vs algore" close.And I'm talking Electoral College close so everyone in every state must work his/her a$$ off between now and 11/6 (or maybe even beyond).

48 posted on 07/01/2012 11:33:36 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Bill Ayers Was *Not* "Just Some Guy In The Neighborhood")
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To: Kaslin

Thank you for calling campaign headquarters.My name Peggy.We got problem!

49 posted on 07/01/2012 11:40:50 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Bill Ayers Was *Not* "Just Some Guy In The Neighborhood")
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To: Kaslin

Wait a minute. I coulda sworn that after it was announced the Romney raise $4+ million dollars immediately after the Supreme Court decision on ObamaCare, the Obama campaign/administration announced it had raised even more money than that during the same time. Something isn’t computing....


50 posted on 07/01/2012 11:45:19 AM PDT by Spirit of Liberty (http://www.honorflight.org)
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