Change: Major donors not cutting checks to Obama’s campaign this time

posted at 3:31 pm on April 21, 2012 by Allahpundit

So here’s the solution to yesterday’s mystery of why Team Hopenchange would court scandal by continuing to rely on Jon Corzine as a major bundler. Plain and simple: Beggars can’t be choosers.

From Wall Street to Hollywood, from doctors and lawyers, the traditional big sources of campaign cash are not delivering for the Obama campaign as they did four years ago. The falloff has left his fund-raising totals running behind where they were at the same point in 2008 — though well ahead of Mr. Romney’s — and has induced growing concern among aides and supporters as they confront the prospect that Republicans and their “super PAC” allies will hold a substantial advantage this fall…

With no primary to excite his base, the economy struggling to rebound, and four years of political battles with Wall Street and other industries taking their toll, Mr. Obama’s campaign raised about $196 million through March, compared with $235 million at the same point in 2008. It has lagged behind its own internal quotas in some cities, according to people involved with the fund-raising efforts. But that has been offset by a highly successful joint fund-raising program with the national committee, which raised about $150 million, twice as much as in 2008

All told, about 58 percent of Mr. Obama’s total fund-raising during the election has come in checks of less than $200, compared with about 38 percent in 2008. In March alone, Mr. Obama took in $14.2 million worth of checks under $200 — more than all the money his campaign raised in February.

Is it fair to call Team O a “beggar” when they have literally 10 times as much cash in the bank as Romney’s campaign and are still likely to raise upwards of $750 million in conjunction with the DNC? Actually, here’s a better question: How useful is it to look at the fundraising numbers for a presidential campaign in isolation when campaigns these days operate in close coordination with the national committee and (for all intents and purposes) with Super PACs? Obama’s campaign might be off the pace from 2008 but the campaign plus the DNC, which can help bankroll him in the fall, are doing just fine. Where O’s really lacking so far is in Super PAC money; conversely, while the GOP has oceans of money for attack ads flowing in to Super PACs, Romney’s campaign fundraising has been comparatively weak. (That’s partly a byproduct of a contentious primary, which is now over, but it also reflects the reality that for righties 2012 is more about beating Obama than electing Mitt.) Consider that another reason why they’re willing to play ball with Corzine: Because their Super PAC is struggling, they depend more on their bundlers to pick up the slack.

The good news for conservatives isn’t that O might run short of funds but that he’ll be forced to rely more on the DNC for cash, which in turns means less money available in October for vulnerable Democratic senators and congressmen who desperately need it. As the NYT notes, Jim Messina’s already warned congressional Democrats not to come knocking on Debbie Wasserman-Schultz’s door looking for help since the DNC’s haul this year is reserved for His Royal Highness. O likes to tell voters that “we’re all in this together,” but when it comes to his reelection it’s every man for himself. The other interesting detail above is that, for all the hype about Obama’s people-powered campaign in 2008, the fall-off in large donors means he’s relying more heavily on small donors this year. Can a guy who’s now seen mainly as a failed messiah bankroll his reelection by squeezing more cash out of Hopenchange dead-enders? We’ll find out. In the meantime, with fewer rich donors willing to help, the White House will have to figure out ways to get them to pony up. Which, of course, is how we end up with stories like this.

Exit question: I know what I said about not looking at campaign fundraising in isolation from RNC and Super PAC money, but shouldn’t we be a little concerned with the last two graphs here?


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novaculus on April 21, 2012 at 3:35 PM

Uh, oh:

http://www.ijreview.com/2012/04/3880-celebrity-matt-damon-retracts-support-of-obama/

Celebrity retracts support of Obama.

crosspatch on April 21, 2012 at 3:38 PM

Major donors not cutting checks to Obama’s campaign this time

So they are paying by cash now ? Like briefcases full of cash ? Or maybe pre-paid credit cards ? Giftcards ? Running their businesses in loss deliberately as a financial contribution to O’ssain ?
What about Putin and the Russians ? Or taliban which got US taxpayer money ? Is havala involved ?
Wow …so many questions ..and I have more

burrata on April 21, 2012 at 3:40 PM

I wouldn’t think that small donors would be a factor while the Republican primary is still going on.

Cindy Munford on April 21, 2012 at 3:44 PM

“… but it also reflects the reality that for righties 2012 is more about beating Obama than electing Mitt.”

You can say that again…

“… but it also reflects the reality that for righties 2012 is more about beating Obama than electing Mitt.”

Seven Percent Solution on April 21, 2012 at 3:46 PM

Many (most?) big donors expect to buy access and influence. If they don’t think Obama will win, they aren’t going to play. And Obama didn’t exactly play nice with all those who projected their interests and their donations on him last time. (Gays and pot smokers take note.) Now he has a track record, and if he hasn’t supported your agenda already, why trust him to do so in future?

When you limit the pool to those with sufficient faith in his victory and confidence he will serve their interests, it has to be a much smaller group than the one full of starry-eyed hopers in changes that contributed the last time.

novaculus on April 21, 2012 at 3:47 PM

Major donors not cutting checks to Obama’s campaign this time

Instead, they are cutting checks for the other liberal.

Romney Gets Liberal Endorsement

DannoJyd on April 21, 2012 at 3:52 PM

HeIIfire, you don’t say. 0 is done! 0′s donors are done!

Bmore on April 21, 2012 at 3:53 PM

Looking like the moon will be brighter tonight than 0′s future. 0.29 %

Bmore on April 21, 2012 at 3:56 PM

DannoJyd on April 21, 2012 at 3:52 PM

Don’t you have a diary at Daily Kos to work on? I don’t believe the trolling at a site like this that is 99% Republicans appreciates the sh1t stirring.

crosspatch on April 21, 2012 at 3:56 PM

crosspatch on April 21, 2012 at 3:56 PM

Don’t you have a liberal you need to actually work to get elected?

WAIT!

I FORGOT! You are too busy to PROVE the courage of your convictions. BWAHAhahahaha…

DannoJyd on April 21, 2012 at 3:58 PM

Interesting. No wonder Sketchy is measuring the drapes.

Uppereastside on April 21, 2012 at 3:59 PM

A few weeks ago I had dinner with a reliably liberal friend from DC. I was amused by his acid comments about being targeted as part of the 1%. Kinda of hard to engage in class warfare against your wealthy base, then expect them to shower you with their dollars and adoration.

obladioblada on April 21, 2012 at 3:59 PM

Bundling is just another word for laundering money. You have to pay to stay out of jail in the obama-holder justice system. corzine is a liar and a thief much like obama.

dunce on April 21, 2012 at 4:02 PM

Romney Gets Liberal Endorsement

DannoJyd on April 21, 2012 at 3:52 PM

A post from an unknown blog, written on December 19th, with not one mention of who this so called endorsement came from.

Epic fail on your part.

JPeterman on April 21, 2012 at 4:05 PM

Why anyone would waste a dime on re-electing this absolute piece of worthless, rotten garbage is the real question.

Barack Obama is not worth the stale urine it would take to extinguish him, were he in flames.

NoDonkey on April 21, 2012 at 4:05 PM

Of course, Obama and his enablers are cavalier about building his coffers for another coronation. It’s all about him.

Obama’s attitude about easy-come/easy-go money has riddled his first campaign (with its post-election payoffs) and his current administrative style of living large. President Pomp and Circumstance needs to have his sails trimmed and his ears pinned back. Maybe his Dem supporters will open their eyes to how the nation’s needs are not served by re-electing him.

Mark Steyn’s column today begins with the outrage of the Colombian and the GSA scandals, but he elaborates with details about the outrageous money that has been lavished on presidential junkets. We scandalize other nations with the excess that is spent for show and absolutely no purpose.
http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/296640/grope-and-change-mark-steyn

Who is minding the fiscal store already?

onlineanalyst on April 21, 2012 at 4:06 PM

Mitt Romney’s campaign called on the Washington establishment for help this month. The response: a promise of cash, but not much enthusiasm.

Where are the Romney supporters when he needs them? He will never win as long as they stay at home doing the dishes. /s

DannoJyd on April 21, 2012 at 4:06 PM

And this means what exactly? Bank of Obama America is allowing online contributions from any where on earth with zero checks of the eligibility of the donator and you think the failure of wealthy Liberals to donate to Obama means anything at all?

SWalker on April 21, 2012 at 4:11 PM

And why is the FEC allowing Corzine to bundle money when his malfeasance with the disappeared money from MFGlobal is under investgation?

onlineanalyst on April 21, 2012 at 4:11 PM

JPeterman on April 21, 2012 at 4:05 PM

OK! I’ll play. Let us discuss Epic Fail.

Where are all of the links to stories showing a HUGE amount of enthusiasm for Sketchy? Where are the stories about grass roots volunteers signing up to get RonMe elected?

Where is his TEA Party support?

Since you didn’t like my last link here is a new one for you. From Newsbusters:
ABC and NBC Play Up Liberal Endorsement as Boost for Mitt Romney

Liberals of a feather …

DannoJyd on April 21, 2012 at 4:12 PM

Where are the Romney supporters when he needs them? He will never win as long as they stay at home doing the dishes. /s

DannoJyd on April 21, 2012 at 4:06 PM

Do you promise to come back when Obama looses in a historic landslide so that we can gorge ourselves on the sweet sweet sweet taste of your tears?

SWalker on April 21, 2012 at 4:14 PM

Why would “Millionaires and Billionaires” hesitate to re-elect the one Transforming the US into a Socialist Utopia? Certainly they don’t notice the price of gasoline and food. And obviously they are OK with corruption otherwise how could they be wealthy? It must be … something….

Kenosha Kid on April 21, 2012 at 4:15 PM

While I agree with those slamming 0bama for having a list of less than reputable donors, it would appear that Sketchy has nothing to brag about:

Obama Campaign Flags ‘Less-Than-Reputable’ Romney Donors

I wonder why the architect of 0bamacare refuses to release his list of donors. HMM!

DannoJyd on April 21, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Exit question: I know what I said about not looking at campaign fundraising in isolation from RNC and Super PAC money, but shouldn’t we be a little concerned with the last two graphs here?

The graphs at BuzzFeed compare Romney’s March fundraising, who isn’t the nominee yet (presumptive, of course), with incumbent Bush in 2004 and incumbent Obama in 2012.

Wouldn’t it be more informative to compare Romney’s March effort with Bush ’00 and Obama ’08?

Curtiss on April 21, 2012 at 4:19 PM

DannoJyd on April 21, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Are you “intellectually disabled”? He doesn’t have to “release” donor info. Donor info is public information.

http://www.opensecrets.org/pres12/contrib.php?cycle=2012&id=N00000286

Are you really trying to say “bundler” info?

crosspatch on April 21, 2012 at 4:21 PM

SWalker on April 21, 2012 at 4:14 PM

As I’ve been a visitor to Hot Air since its inception I’m sure I will return after passing out hundreds of Gary Johnson for POTUS pamphlets at our local GOP Victory HQ. this year. After all, I did return after my efforts to get Sarah Palin elected in 2008 and getting conservatives elected in Michigan in 2010.

BTW, while I’m again working at the grass roots level as a GOP volunteer, what will you be doing?

DannoJyd on April 21, 2012 at 4:22 PM

The Buzzfeed graphs compare unopposed candidates to a candidate in a multi-way primary race. When you have a large number of small donors who can afford to give only one donation, they generally tend to wait until it is decided who the nominee is going to be. That didn’t really happen until April. We won’t find out how that has affected donors until May.

crosspatch on April 21, 2012 at 4:23 PM

DannoJyd on April 21, 2012 at 4:12 PM

You are being played.

Huh? I don’t know if you are 18 or just missed some of the nonsense of the last few elections.

You see, every time, and I repeat, every time there is a long campaign with complex issues, articles appear with denizens of the other side or political philosophy supporting a surprise position or candidate.

I would cut you an example but you can search yourself and find twenty examples of “conservatives” supporting the Democrats in 2008.

More recently, I met Dems who called themselves liberal who went to Tea Party fests. Good liberals and not that old, till they learned about the debt.

IlikedAUH2O on April 21, 2012 at 4:24 PM

DannoJyd on April 21, 2012 at 4:22 PM

Where did you work in Michigan?

IlikedAUH2O on April 21, 2012 at 4:26 PM

Are you really trying to say “bundler” info?

crosspatch on April 21, 2012 at 4:21 PM

I’m just wondering what Romney is hiding since 0bama has released his list:

President Obama, unlike Romney, voluntarily discloses the names and contribution amounts of all his top volunteer fundraisers — “bundlers” — not just those who are registered lobbyists, as required by law.

BTW, when do you begin work assembling those Romney lawn signs currently gathering dust in the corners of GOP centers across America?

DannoJyd on April 21, 2012 at 4:27 PM

DannoJyd on April 21, 2012 at 4:27 PM

Disclosure means nothing when you disclose lies.

IlikedAUH2O on April 21, 2012 at 4:28 PM

The Dem fundraising in 2008 was the most fraudulent in history. Beginning with a certain candidate lying about his “marriage” to campaign reform and public financing.

Then we had all those “mystery” donations from a flood of cash cards.

I could go on.

IlikedAUH2O on April 21, 2012 at 4:30 PM

DannoJyd on April 21, 2012 at 4:27 PM

Romney isn’t “hiding” anything. There simply is no requirement to release the bundler list. If they want to make it a requirement, then they should make it a requirement.

It costs money to put together information like that and put out a press release. Why waste money on things that aren’t required?

Unlike Obama (whose campaign is actually in debt even though it has out-raised Romney’s) Romney actually minds his money and spends it wisely.

Dogeaters like you wouldn’t understand that.

crosspatch on April 21, 2012 at 4:31 PM

Huh? I don’t know if you are 18 or just missed some of the nonsense of the last few elections.

IlikedAUH2O on April 21, 2012 at 4:24 PM

Aside from my other efforts, I worked as an STATE APPROVED, credentialed Poll Watcher in the last THREE election cycles. I think I might have DIRECT KNOWLEDGE of the games played in politics at the local level.

Where did you work in Michigan?

IlikedAUH2O on April 21, 2012 at 4:26 PM

I work all over Lower Michigan. Which tasks are you interested in? My position as Township Delegate, my efforts in the TEA Party, or my volunteer efforts for the GOP?

DannoJyd on April 21, 2012 at 4:32 PM

Dogeaters like you wouldn’t understand that.

crosspatch on April 21, 2012 at 4:31 PM

Don’t you have some dusting to do, or dishes to wash? I’m certain that you cannot spend ALL of your time sitting in that thread bare chair. /s

DannoJyd on April 21, 2012 at 4:34 PM

“The American public overwhelmingly voted for socialism when they elected President Obama.” – Al Sharpton

jazzmo on April 21, 2012 at 4:35 PM

DannoJyd on April 21, 2012 at 4:32 PM

You smell like a Dimocrat to me. I know lots of people. What candidate did you work for?

IlikedAUH2O on April 21, 2012 at 4:36 PM

Disclosure means nothing when you disclose lies.

IlikedAUH2O on April 21, 2012 at 4:28 PM

Please DO share the links to your proof that those disclosures were lies. We wouldn’t want anyone to believe you were spreading GOP propaganda.

DannoJyd on April 21, 2012 at 4:36 PM

DannoJyd on April 21, 2012 at 4:32 PM

I was trying to give you an excuse for not knowing to discount articles like you were mentioning due to a lack of experience.

Stupidity is another possible reason, but I give everyone the benefit of the doubt.

IlikedAUH2O on April 21, 2012 at 4:38 PM

DannoJyd on April 21, 2012 at 4:36 PM

I thought you were a Republican.

IlikedAUH2O on April 21, 2012 at 4:39 PM

How many links do you want?

CHICAGO (Reuters) – A top fundraiser for President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign has been accused of fraud, the Washington Post reported on Sunday.

Abake Assongba, who runs the Africa-focused charity Abake’s Foundation with her husband Anthony J.W. DeRosa, has raised more than $50,000 for Obama’s re-election campaign and the Democratic National Committee, according to the campaign’s list of top “volunteer fundraisers.”

IlikedAUH2O on April 21, 2012 at 4:42 PM

You smell like a Dimocrat to me.

IlikedAUH2O on April 21, 2012 at 4:36 PM

ODORS are emanating from your computer? Best get that looked at. /s

Who did I work for? HMMM! The list is pretty BIG so I’ll just supply links to a few pics:

2006
2008
2010

So sorry, but as I took those pics I am not in them [I think].

I’ve given proof of my activities. Where is yours?

DannoJyd on April 21, 2012 at 4:44 PM

I don’t blame our dear President for a lot of this stuff. He was just the liar who promised to take public funds in 2008 then broke a promise.

Like staying in the Senate to finish his term.

Flip.

Flop.

IlikedAUH2O on April 21, 2012 at 4:45 PM

That’s because Obama spends 14% of his time pensively peering out the window (checking out on the doggie outside the window?).
http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2012/04/president-obama-pensively-peering-out-of-windows.html#photo=3×00005

This is how myths about how deliberative the stooge is get started: photo ops for the campaign and legacy.

onlineanalyst on April 21, 2012 at 4:45 PM

I thought you were a Republican.

IlikedAUH2O on April 21, 2012 at 4:39 PM

There ya go thinking again! /s

I am an American Conservative first, last, and always. You won’t catch ME throwing my convictions to the ground for a bunch of LIBERALS, no matter which letter they crayon in next to their names.

DannoJyd on April 21, 2012 at 4:48 PM

I respect lots of Democrats it is Dimocrats I can’t stand.

Over and out.

IlikedAUH2O on April 21, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Many (most?) big donors expect to buy access and influence. If they don’t think Obama will win, they aren’t going to play. And Obama didn’t exactly play nice with all those who projected their interests and their donations on him last time.

Exactly! I posted the same sentiment to the headline thread. It doesn’t help Zero that his campaign and surrogates lately look like they attended the Wile E. Coyote school of politics. How are those ACME anvils working out for ya?

dogsoldier on April 21, 2012 at 4:49 PM

shouldn’t we be a little concerned with the last two graphs here?

I don’t think so.

Who has been hurt the most by the Obama economy? The middle class and blue collar. Parasites have actually improved their condition under Obama, and the well-off have not been harmed in most industries/markets.

The lack of small dollar donations may be down because of economic conditions, but the number of votes for Romney caused by those same conditions is increasing.

jaime on April 21, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Speaking of lawn signs, I can hardly wait to see them this fall.

jodetoad on April 21, 2012 at 4:51 PM

I don’t blame our dear President for a lot of this stuff. He was just the liar who promised to take public funds in 2008 then broke a promise.

IlikedAUH2O on April 21, 2012 at 4:45 PM

I thought you were a republican. /s

Both 0bama and Sketchy OWN the results of their actions. Those that fall prey to the propaganda spoken by either of them is known as a … Well, I’ll let you fill in the blank.

DannoJyd on April 21, 2012 at 4:51 PM

“With no primary to excite his base”

WTF, over? Primaries divide the base, they don’t excite it. If anything, the Republican primary should have been pushing Democrats to send money to BO after each Republican argued he was more conservative than the other.

Now that the Republican primary is over, Romney gets to start focusing on the general, and Republican donors get to make their focus beating Obama and the Democrats in the Senate. While we small money types get to focus on trashing good old BO on Twitter. :-)

Greg Q on April 21, 2012 at 5:15 PM

And this means what exactly? Bank of Obama America is allowing online contributions from any where on earth with zero checks of the eligibility of the donator and you think the failure of wealthy Liberals to donate to Obama means anything at all?

SWalker on April 21, 2012 at 4:11 PM

E X A C T L Y !!!

KOOLAID2 on April 21, 2012 at 5:17 PM

I am an American Conservative first, last, and always. You won’t catch ME throwing my convictions to the ground for a bunch of LIBERALS, no matter which letter they crayon in next to their names.

DannoJyd on April 21, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Whatever you are, it’s clear that your only objective is flinging feces, not engaging in substantive discussion or attempting to influence opinions. You stink as a marketer, but you’re quite proficient with flinging poo.

obladioblada on April 21, 2012 at 5:26 PM

I am an American Conservative first, last, and always.

Right. Just as I thought. A RINO.

In fact, I believe you are really a Democrat just trolling Republican sites, pretending to be a Republican.

It is too late for your anti-Romney schtick. He’s the candidate at this point. Your postings are only benefiting the Democrats, but I believe you are fully aware of that, aren’t you, Troll?

crosspatch on April 21, 2012 at 5:27 PM

Those with large amounts of cash are looking to back a winner. They can smell “loser” a mile off.

And throw in Barry’s demonizing “the rich”. Pretty hard to dip into someone’s wallet when you’re telling everyone else how “evil” they are.

Of course there are those who are so stupid (Hollyweed), they don’t even notice.

GarandFan on April 21, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Whatever you are, it’s clear that your only objective is flinging feces, not engaging in substantive discussion or attempting to influence opinions.

obladioblada on April 21, 2012 at 5:26 PM

I guess you haven’t been reading much at Hot Air since more than a few Conservatives are doing as I will be doing in November.

Gary Johnson 2012: The Real American Conservative

As for the rest of your post, I refuse to devolve to the level of sophmoric discourse that seens to fit you so well.

DannoJyd on April 21, 2012 at 5:35 PM

In fact, I believe you are really a Democrat just trolling Republican sites, pretending to be a Republican.

crosspatch on April 21, 2012 at 5:27 PM

And I should care what a rabid supporter of a liberal who spends his free time doing NOTHING for its beloved candidate thinks?

Maybe I’ll sign your name to a few of the Johnson pamphlets I’ll be busy handing out. That could prove to be quite interesting.

DannoJyd on April 21, 2012 at 5:38 PM

I guess you haven’t been reading much at Hot Air since more than a few Conservatives are doing as I will be doing in November.

Gary Johnson 2012: The Real American Conservative

As for the rest of your post, I refuse to devolve to the level of sophmoric discourse that seens to fit you so well.

DannoJyd on April 21, 2012 at 5:35 PM

I guess the venting makes you feel better. But if you ever decide that your objective is to persuade, you may want to take a few courses on salesmanship.

obladioblada on April 21, 2012 at 5:40 PM

I guess the venting makes you feel better. But if you ever decide that your objective is to persuade, you may want to take a few courses on salesmanship.

obladioblada on April 21, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Actually I believe it is you doing the venting. All I’m doing is sharing revelent links.

As for my having influence, we did bring in my county for Sarah Palin back in 2008 when I was opening our GOP Victory Center, handing out Palin lawn signs, and working as a credentialed poll watcher. The lions share of the credit goes to Sarah for energizing conservative voters, not to McLame that didn’t have the stomach to go on the attack of the lousy liberal.

What have you done for your preferred candidates EVER? What will you do this year when I’m passing out Gary Johnson pamphlets? Feel free to keep the answer to yourself, but we both know how revealing it is.

DannoJyd on April 21, 2012 at 5:49 PM

I SEE A PRESIDENTIAL PARDON IN JON CORZINE’s FUTURE!!!!! A GIFT FOR ALL HIS HARD WORK TO KEEP THE CASH FLOWING….”WHAT ME WORRY…”

PhreeMan on April 21, 2012 at 5:51 PM

Maybe I’ll sign your name to a few of the Johnson pamphlets I’ll be busy handing out. That could prove to be quite interesting.

DannoJyd on April 21, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Johnson will go the way of your previous lost causes, Christine O’Donnell and Sharron Angle. You sure can pick ‘em… Meanwhile the rest of us will be seeing to the defeat of ObaMao. And you’ll get to enjoy the benefits of a Romney presidency along with everybody else.

cicerone on April 21, 2012 at 5:54 PM

What have you done for your preferred candidates EVER? What will you do this year when I’m passing out Gary Johnson pamphlets? Feel free to keep the answer to yourself, but we both know how revealing it is.

DannoJyd on April 21, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Oh you’re right, sweetie, little ole me is just stayin’ home doin’ those darn dishes. I’m certainly not smart enough to go out and sell my candidate to others by attacking their efforts and opinions. You’re the one who has the know-how to win the hearts and minds of others.

(To the rest of the HA readers: My apologies for playing with the troll. All of us give in to the impulse once in awhile. Enough for today.)

obladioblada on April 21, 2012 at 5:56 PM

Obummer must not know that it’s hard for those on unemployment and public assistance to fork over campaign contributions. He should have found a way to get those folks back to work. Too bad, Barry.

Philly on April 21, 2012 at 5:57 PM

There goes DannoJyd, doing his bit to re-elect Barack Obama.

john1schn on April 21, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Obummer must not know that it’s hard for those on unemployment and public assistance to fork over campaign contributions. He should have found a way to get those folks back to work. Too bad, Barry.

Philly on April 21, 2012 at 5:57 PM

He probably had to turn off security checks in order to get EBT cards to work for campaign donations.

crosspatch on April 21, 2012 at 6:39 PM

I bet most of the foreign donors will sit this one out, too.

But Comrade Putin may find a way to funnel some significant funds Obama’s way.

farsighted on April 21, 2012 at 7:02 PM

He probably had to turn off security checks in order to get EBT cards to work for campaign donations.

crosspatch on April 21, 2012 at 6:39 PM

His illegal moocherantie did contribute to his coffers in 2008.
No one knows yet how his drunkle contributed ?

burrata on April 21, 2012 at 7:16 PM

DannoJyd on April 21, 2012 at 3:52 PM

Really? Is someone a sore loser cause Ron Paul is in the cellar?

lovingmyUSA on April 21, 2012 at 10:26 PM

Where are the Romney supporters when he needs them? He will never win as long as they stay at home doing the dishes. /s

DannoJyd on April 21, 2012 at 4:06 PM

Ok, that link was from a month ago…before Santorium dropped out of race…YOUR LINKS ARE BOGUS

lovingmyUSA on April 21, 2012 at 10:31 PM

Disclosure means nothing when you disclose lies.

IlikedAUH2O on April 21, 2012 at 4:28 PM

Please DO share the links to your proof that those disclosures were lies. We wouldn’t want anyone to believe you were spreading GOP propaganda.

DannoJyd on April 21, 2012 at 4:36 PM

And thus the troll reveals himself. Proof that Obama really IS going to the dogs…Don’t you have a poodle to go fry?

lovingmyUSA on April 21, 2012 at 10:34 PM

Obama is getting 3 times more $$ as Mitt to be used in an effort to paint Mitt as rich. Ironic or what?

Dollayo on April 22, 2012 at 12:27 AM

And thus the troll reveals himself. Proof that Obama really IS going to the dogs…Don’t you have a poodle to go fry?

lovingmyUSA on April 21, 2012 at 10:34 PM

OIC! YOU are one of the more Communist people that believe anyone demanding proof of an allegation is a troll if they seem to be attacking their beloved liberal.

Romney 2012: 1st. Amendment be damned! /s

DannoJyd on April 22, 2012 at 12:31 AM

YOUR LINKS ARE BOGUS

lovingmyUSA on April 21, 2012 at 10:31 PM

And the ones you supply are not?

WAIT! I forgot that You Have NO LINKS to offer! LMAO!

DannoJyd on April 22, 2012 at 12:33 AM

Really? Is someone a sore loser cause Ron Paul is in the cellar?

lovingmyUSA on April 21, 2012 at 10:26 PM

Wrong AGAIN! I’m actually very enthused about Governor Gary Johnson running for POTUS. You see, he is way more conservative than Mr. Individual Mandate is, and he gives me someone I can support at the grass roots level as well as vote for.

Gary Johnson 2012
: The candidate with the proven record of accomplishments

DannoJyd on April 22, 2012 at 12:39 AM

cicerone on April 21, 2012 at 5:54 PM

obladioblada on April 21, 2012 at 5:56 PM

lovingmyUSA on April 21, 2012 at 10:34 PM

So much for Sketchy’s coat tails.

SURPRISE!


The Tea Party movement is alive in Utah
. With representatives from FreedomWorks in the audience, delegates at the Utah Republican Convention managed to force Sen. Orrin Hatch into a June 26 primary. He got 59.2 percent of their votes against Dan Liljenquist, a 38-year-old state senator. Hatch needed 60 percent to avoid the primary. He couldn’t do it. In two rounds of voting, he went from 2,243 votes to 2,313 votes. If he’d gotten 32 more votes, he would have wrapped this up…

FreedomWorks and other Tea Party groups now have two Causes to distract them from their failure to replace Mitt Romney with some better candidate — the Senate races in Utah and Indiana.

Plan B, baby! Hope you enjoy it as we continue to implement it.

DannoJyd on April 22, 2012 at 12:44 AM

Corzine certainly has a fine jaw line for such an evildoer.

Go figure.

Sherman1864 on April 22, 2012 at 1:59 AM

Question: What kind of donor would give their money to a “bundler” who should be in jail for “losing” 1.2B dollars (1200 million!)of other peoples money?
Answer: a liberal Democrat.

RonRon on April 22, 2012 at 7:31 AM

Question: What kind of donor would give their money to a “bundler” who should be in jail for “losing” 1.2B dollars (1200 million!)of other peoples money?

Just the really crooked, stupid and desperate ones.

ironked on April 22, 2012 at 8:25 AM

DannoJyd on April 21, 2012 at 4:44 PM

you piqued my interest when you said southern MI. I see you’re on the western side of the state, I’m in the SE part. Are you an Amash fan?

8 weight on April 22, 2012 at 9:07 AM