Skip to comments.Shocking Huffington Post Headline: 'Obama Begs Donors: Send More $$$'
Posted on 07/01/2012 9:29:56 AM PDT by Kaslin
Here's a headline you likely never expected to see at the perilously liberal Huffington Post: "Obama Begs Donors: Send More $$$."
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?
Cut it down to 30 to 40% at BEST.
It will not be an easy election, but one that must be won.
It will be a close one, no doubt.
The only ad they need to run over and over is each and every new tax this bill creates.
My phone is blocked from unwanted calls, besides I have audio caller ID and will not answer calls from numbers I do not recognize. Also I use MagicJack and I can see the number on my PC
When President Bush was president I registered to get the weekly report in my email box, which I enjoyed to read.
That is what they said, but refused to say how much more they raised. To me it sounds like a bunch of bullies or kids claiming they did better
before I posted the article I clicked on the link and all I seen was the article. then after I read your post I clicked on the link and got the same result as you did
I just pasted the link into IE and okay there
Do we get taxed if we don’t contribute?
Thanks! I’m still in the stone age, having just forced my phone company to run DSL to my house about a year ago. My wife keeps saying we should get MagicJack. I guess it’s time to do it.
What? The Saudis and Soros have cut him loose? Chicoms not answering his voicemails? Maybe he should ask Hillary for an intro to the Riadhi family.
What a scintillating concatenation of slaves, misfits, catamites and sodomites. All sucking off the private productive sector via Federale wealth trasnfer. The natural constituencies of today's Democrat party
I completely, totally and absolutely lost faith in the American electorate in 2008.
This country voted this current President into office. As much as the media ran cover for him, there was plenty out there that should have guaranteed his defeat.
Boy, was that ever a telling spelling correction. I somehow mis-spelled “defeat” and the spell checker tried to insert “defecate”.
BOZO’S in deep trouble and he knows it. The RATS know it, they are defecting in droves from his support. Many aren’t even going to show up at the convention. SORRY BUNCH OF LOSERS
There is something going on out there among the American people that the polls are simply not picking up. We catch glimpses of it every now and then. We got a glimpse of it in West Virginia a few weeks ago, where the president of the United States finds himself on the Democratic ballot with a convicted felon currently serving time in Texas, and everybody knows that. The convicted felon serving time in Texas wins 41 percent of the Democratic votes in the primary in West Virginia against the incumbent Democratic president.
Two weeks later, we see the same percentage in Arkansas. The same day in Kentucky, Obama’s on the ballot by himself, but in Kentucky you can vote “uncommitted,” and 42 percent of the Democrats in Kentucky voted for “uncommitted” over the incumbent president of their own party. We saw the same thing in Wisconsin, where things were supposed to be neck-and-neck, and it turns out that Walker wins by at least 7 points. So there’s something going on out there that the polls are not picking up.
Two term California house member Tom McClintock
You got it, there is a BIG amount of defections from the Dem party. Keep a close eye on the upcoming convention in NC. It may be smaller than realized.
“Despite what happened last week, Obama ia in big, big trouble.”
It is because of what happened last week...
Mail them a tea bag...
“And it turns out change is hard, especially when youve got an obstructionist Republican Congress” —> Obo — you had your own way for the first two years. What did you do?
Exactly, and when we take the Senate back with the super Majority and gain more seats in the House we’ll show em who can be obstructionist
Yeah, so am I
That's what I've thought from the beginning. The Romney campaign is a Democrat Scam.
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