Team O to donors: Where are you when we need you?

posted at 12:01 pm on May 31, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Not all that long ago, the Barack Obama campaign bragged about its fundraising prowess and promised to dominate the airwaves with a record-breaking war chest.  Today, as The Hill reports, the campaign has begun to panic over lackluster fundraising and a massive opposition effort to beat them at their own game.  Team O has begun signaling SOS, but donors so far aren’t coming to their rescue:

The deluge of cash from outside groups backing Republican Mitt Romney has prompted a sense of urgency among Obama’s supporters. Their message to donors is simple: send money now.

“The urgency is now, it’s not September 30th,” said one Democratic source who is working alongside the Democratic super-PAC group Priorities USA.

“It’s go-time. It’s time to step it up,” added a top Democrat involved in one of the outside groups working to reelect the president, who said the rallying cry wasn’t a “sense of defeat or a sense of demoralization. It’s just the reality.”

Obama’s campaign has worried for months about going up against groups affiliated with GOP operative Karl Rove and billionaires David and Charles Koch. They’re desperate to avoid falling far behind in a campaign cash arms race expected to shatter old fundraising records.

“It makes us nauseous just thinking about all that money,” the Democrat added. “We won’t get to a billion dollars but we’ve got to keep it somewhat competitive.”

Politico reports that Republicans might end up surpassing Democrats — and could get to the billion-dollar figure that the media glibly bandied about early last year in reference to Obama’s campaign:

Republican super PACs and other outside groups shaped by a loose network of prominent conservatives – including Karl Rove, the Koch brothers and Tom Donohue of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce – plan to spend roughly $1 billion on November’s elections for the White House and control of Congress, according to officials familiar with the groups’ internal operations. …

That total includes previously undisclosed plans for newly aggressive spending by the Koch brothers, who are steering funding to build sophisticated, county-by-county operations in key states. POLITICO has learned that Koch-related organizations plan to spend about $400 million ahead of the 2012 elections – twice what they had been expected to commit.

Just the spending linked to the Koch network is more than the $370 million that John McCain raised for his entire presidential campaign four years ago.

John Hinderaker finds the panic both ironic and delicious:

Excuse me while I go light a cigar. The Koch brothers are principled libertarians who have been active in politics, as well as other sorts of philanthropy–to which, in fact, they have given quite a bit more money than to political causes–for decades. For some reason, liberals decided to go after the Koch brothers a year or two ago, launching one bizarre attack after another in hopes, apparently, of driving them out of public life. But it doesn’t seem to have worked. Rather, the brothers have doubled down on freedom.

I am slightly acquainted with Charles and David Koch, but I have no idea whether the numbers Politico quotes are correct. But I hope so: it would be a great thing if the Kochs’ response to the outrageous abuse they have taken for the last year or two is to devote a half billion dollars to defeat the Obama administration. The Left’s viciousness must be met with steely determination. News reports suggest that this may be exactly what is happening.

They’re not the only people that Obama and the Left have alienated.  We’re a month into the official general election fight, and so far Barack Obama is losing the battle on points.  His campaign’s knockout punch on “vampire capitalism” has backfired due to a combination of incompetence on Team O, hypocrisy from Obama himself, an effective rapid-response team in the Romney campaign, and a stagnating economy.  The “Life of Julia” appears to have backfired among the single women Team O needed to attract.  It’s looking very much like Obama could lose this election, and it might not even be as close as some of us imagined.

Can Obama turn it around?  There is still plenty of time for Obama to recover, but in order to do so — and to restore some of his donor base — he’s going to have to stop stumbling into five significant pitfalls, as I write in The Fiscal Times today.  Here are three of the big mistakes that Obama needs to reverse:

2 – Stop debating over private and public equity track records.  Seriously, who on Obama’s team thought the “vampire capitalist” attack would work?  A similar effort by Newt Gingrich flopped spectacularly a few months ago.  Romney’s team clearly prepared for the attack, however, because they immediately pointed out that Obama’s claim to economic brilliance by saving the auto industry came through forced closings of hundreds of GM and Chrysler dealerships, with job losses in the tens of thousands. Furthermore, the debate over investment strategies put Obama’s loss of over a half-billion dollars in the Solyndra collapse and other green-sector bankruptcies back on the table.  Not only did the attack on Bain come across as anti-investment, exacerbating Obama’s issues with the investor class, it also highlighted Romney’s success and Obama’s failures in equity investment.

3 – Embrace the Simpson-Bowles deficit reduction plan.  It probably won’t pass, but at least adopting it as a deficit reduction plan will make Obama look serious about budgets. Obama created the deficit-reform commission himself, and has ignored their recommendations ever since.  He raised expectations only to casually disappoint voters almost as soon as the ink was dry on the proposal.  Obama’s budget proposals for the last two fiscal years lacked seriousness to such a degree that they received zero votes in three tries in Congress – not even a single vote from a member of his own party.

4 – Reconnect with struggling working-class voters. This sounds easier than it will be in practice, and not just because of Obama’s tone when dealing with rural and suburban families.  A new Washington Post analysis of unemployment data shows that the employment level in “prime age” males, roughly 25-54 years of age, is the worst since 1948.  As Reuters noted yesterday, the problem is particularly concentrated in the Rust Belt in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, and Wisconsin, all states Obama won in 2008.  The moribund economy has done more damage here than almost anywhere else.  Republicans won big in all four states in the 2010 midterms, and unless Obama finds a way to win them back over the summer, these states could give the election to Romney.

But by far the most effective way Obama could reverse his fortunes, at least in part, is the fifth item on the list: End the battle with the Catholic Church.  You’ll have to read the column to get my explanation of why this was the most ill-advised and unnecessary of the stumbles, and why it has so much impact.  I’ll add here that I think it’s also the most likely point Obama will address, especially since yesterday’s data from the WaPo/ABC poll shows that it’s not helping among single women anyway.  If the Supreme Court doesn’t make the entire argument moot by overturning ObamaCare in its entirety, I’d expect that HHS will expand the religious exemption to include hospitals, schools, and charities.  It might be too late to claw back a significant number of the voters Obama has already alienated in this demographic, but it would at least get the bishops to stop talking about it every week to parishioners and save more lost votes down the road.


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…Throwing good money…after bad!

KOOLAID2 on May 31, 2012 at 12:04 PM

Nothing a few million anonymous credit card donations of $198.23 cannot fix.

Archivarix on May 31, 2012 at 12:05 PM

….won’t be getting taxpayer loans next year…so they can’t steal any money?

KOOLAID2 on May 31, 2012 at 12:06 PM

What’s the best way to own a small business in the era of Obama? Buy a large business and wait…

Kataklysmic on May 31, 2012 at 12:06 PM

“If you donate enough, we can generate slick new marketing slogans along with the usual lies and possibly re-sell our crap sandwich of a candidate to the American public.”

NoDonkey on May 31, 2012 at 12:06 PM

Nothing a few million anonymous credit card donations of $198.23 cannot fix.

Archivarix on May 31, 2012 at 12:05 PM

Yep, all those ‘donors’ in ‘gaza’ are chomping at the bit to help out little Bammie again.

slickwillie2001 on May 31, 2012 at 12:08 PM

As a Catholic, I can tell you, the priests and bishops now fully see what this administration is capable of and prepared to do if they get another term. I really don’t think walking it back at this point is going to help them. Our church has summer sessions on religious liberty planned to educate the populace. Whatever O and Team try to do will likely be too little too late.

As to the donors, I’m really surprised at their surprise that they can demonize whole industries and sectors of the economy (big oil, banks, manufacturing, etc.) and then turn around and those same people will be lining up to give them money. Not to cast aspersions on the OWS crowd, but did Team O really think those people were going to turn around and donate loads and loads of money to fund the campaign? Really?

UnderstandingisPower on May 31, 2012 at 12:10 PM

All going to that Wisconsin recall. LOL

msupertas on May 31, 2012 at 12:10 PM

“The Amateur” repeatedly points out how Obama has alienated his big donors and bundlers from 2008 by failing to keep in touch.

It’s that “reverse Midas touch” in action.

SWLiP on May 31, 2012 at 12:10 PM

If Walker wins big, the Wisconsin unions will abandon the invisible Obama as he abandoned them. Love it. Sure they won’t vote Romney (although reportedly up to 40% are voting Walker), they’ll just sit home. Lovely.

Marcus on May 31, 2012 at 12:11 PM

Running for the hills, that’s where.

Donors are mostly opportunists. They are not going to put their money on the Titanic knowing it is going to get the deep six.

Obama is becoming a leper with the entire country- save a few hard core supporters. His presidency is underwhelming and he appears to be, based on actual performance, well beneath what is required from a person to perform the job. He has no ideas or solutions. Just divisive rhetoric and big government ideas which are abject failures.

People want to get back to work and see a better future for their children. Right now, none of that seems within sight and is being put further away by a campaign of distractions and political three-card-Monty.

Marcus Traianus on May 31, 2012 at 12:12 PM

I love this article, Ed- you basically are advising Obumbles to become a centrist Clintonian Democrat or even a moderate Republican in order to win re-election. I agree with you, but, still- Good luck with that!

This is the same guy who just gave the Medal of Freedom to a leading ideologue of the Socialist Party the other day.

MTF on May 31, 2012 at 12:13 PM

They’re fleeing the sinking ship.

Philly on May 31, 2012 at 12:14 PM

“Fool me once …”

Jabberwock on May 31, 2012 at 12:14 PM

It’s looking very much like Obama could WILL lose this election, and it might WILL not even be as close as some of us imagined.

FIFY…November 2012 will be November 2010 redux.

RedInMD on May 31, 2012 at 12:16 PM

It’s looking very much like Obama could lose this election, and it might not even be as close as some of us imagined.

Let’s hope so. Another 2000 election and the Left will be completely unhinged. A solid thumping and they’ll accept the result.

rbj on May 31, 2012 at 12:17 PM

Why are we giving advice to Obama? Just curious.

Deanna on May 31, 2012 at 12:18 PM

FIFY…November 2012 will be November 2010 redux.

RedInMD on May 31, 2012 at 12:16 PM

But, but, but… it wasn’t that bad over all… the LSM told me so!

BWHAHAHAHAHAHAA! Shhhhhh….

UnderstandingisPower on May 31, 2012 at 12:20 PM

Whaaaaat? People dont give you money when you treat them like dirt? Who knew?

Valkyriepundit on May 31, 2012 at 12:20 PM

O Team: the rats (DIM-ocrat donation pool) are deserting the sinking ship…

Tough luck, eh boys??

Corporate profits have worst quarter in First Quarter in 3 years…

Economic growth revised DOWNWARD from 2.2% to 1.9%…

O Team: it sure is hard swimming with an anchor around your neck, isn’t it?

Khun Joe on May 31, 2012 at 12:23 PM

you think, that at a certain point, all ya’ll Democrats have received enough money.

go gets a job would ya….oh wait.

ted c on May 31, 2012 at 12:23 PM

The deluge of cash from outside groups backing Republican Mitt Romney has prompted a sense of urgency among Obama’s supporters. Their message to donors is simple: send money now.

Nah, they see Zero burning through his campaign cash faster than our tax money AND the well is drying up. Several articles recently reported that Obama’s donations are down more than 50%.

There will be very little more. Zero has alienated many one way or another, and many see his campaign floundering. He will lose and they don’t want to throw away money they will need for the economic collapse Obama created.

dogsoldier on May 31, 2012 at 12:24 PM

No! 0bama must keep fighting! The only thing standing between this country and greatness are Catholics, Protestants, Mormons, teabaggers, gun-owners, families who make over $250k and don’t vote Democratic, and the ungrateful women, blacks, Latinos, and blue-collar workers who are either too traitorous or too stupid to know that the Democratic party knows what’s best for them and is trying to do right by them.

/sarc

JimLennon on May 31, 2012 at 12:24 PM

Team 0bama shocked to find out that they actually have to work for something, as opposed to having everything handed to them.

Their tears are delicious.

UltimateBob on May 31, 2012 at 12:25 PM

Obama to Wall Street: “C’mon, you vicious bloodsucking vampires, give us your dough so we can finish killing your business!

What do you mean, no??? I WON! I WON! I WON!”

Steve Z on May 31, 2012 at 12:26 PM

Can Obama turn it around?

Errr…NO! Only Romney can GIVE the SCOAMF a chance. Why? obama is what he is…he will continue to reveal his true self with every move and the voting public will be repulsed.
There are only about 1000 data points on his performance/character…POLLS not withstanding!

winston on May 31, 2012 at 12:27 PM

Besides some major gaffe/catastrophe on the part of Romney, like a picture of him taking liberties with the family cat or some such weirdness, the biggest hurdle in Obama reversing his fortunes is Obama himself. He himself has thoroughly destroyed the myth of his seriousness. He has turned his presidency into a joke internationally and irrelevance at home. Noone believes what he says is true. He can rail against strawmen all he wants, but everyone’s seen that game before. He can demand action on his to-do list, but noone cares, not even members of his own party. He can stand at his bully pulpit and scream jobs or deficit reduction but its all meaningless coming from him. His only contribution to the world is the removal of OBL from sucking air.
For him to turn it around would’ve required him last year to stop blaming the Tea Party Congress or right-wingers for his failure to lead. He would’ve had to lead Congress down the path to a practical budget and show the voters he wasn’t the vacationer in chief.
He’s done, toast, cooked, all spent. Personally I think he’s looking forward to retirement.

smfic on May 31, 2012 at 12:28 PM

But, but, but… it wasn’t that bad over all… the LSM told me so!

BWHAHAHAHAHAHAA! Shhhhhh….

UnderstandingisPower on May 31, 2012 at 12:20 PM

And Nanzi Pelosi thinks she’ll be Speaker of the House again….

Yeah. When pigs fly.

UltimateBob on May 31, 2012 at 12:28 PM

If Walker wins big, the Wisconsin unions will abandon the invisible Obama as he abandoned them. Love it. Sure they won’t vote Romney (although reportedly up to 40% are voting Walker), they’ll just sit home. Lovely.

Marcus on May 31, 2012 at 12:11 PM

I think its better than you describe. Yesterday a local that is associated with a private sector firm endorsed Walker. They mentioned the concessions they had made, the jobs they had and were against giving PEUs the oppurtunity to force their taxes to go up. Walker has made some progress to get the union members to think.

DanMan on May 31, 2012 at 12:29 PM

Why are we giving advice to Obama? Just curious.

Deanna on May 31, 2012 at 12:18 PM

When’s the last time he took good advise on anything other than advancing his political career?

NoDonkey on May 31, 2012 at 12:31 PM

I think it’s that one word he uttered- flexibility. Don’t flex me!

tinkerthinker on May 31, 2012 at 12:31 PM

So now big time Dem donors are racists who aren’t giving to a President with a name like Obama’s?

Is somebody keeping the list?

Happy Nomad on May 31, 2012 at 12:31 PM

What’s the best way to own a small business in the era of Obama? Buy a large business and wait..

Kataklysmic on May 31, 2012 at 12:06 PM

..tres humoresque, mon ami and sadly true.

The War Planner on May 31, 2012 at 12:31 PM

I see a blow out of spectacular proportions coming. The pollsters are starting to use adults rather than likely voters. Their samplings unfailingly rely on 2008 turnout data which was a high spot for Democrats while ignoring every election since. States they claim to lean Democrat have elected Republicans to every major office. Then you have the donations drying up for the left as they are surging for the right. But being one to comment, I find it most telling the comments on mostly neutral sites such as Real Clear Politics. The left is losing every argument across the board. They are even beginning to lose them on left leaning sites now. May Brietbart continue to bring Conservatives out of the shell afraid to confront the lies of the left and show The Democrats the door across the board this November.

Grunt on May 31, 2012 at 12:31 PM

It’s nice to see this fighting back against Obama and the democrats. No doubt the dems thought that they could demonize and the targets would just say that that was politics. It appears, led by the backbone of the Koch’s, that our side isn’t going to lay down.

I like the idea that some of the money is going to House and Senate races and even state races.

BTW. who is running Romney’s campaign? Must be new people because they sure weren’t this good against McCain.

Vince on May 31, 2012 at 12:34 PM

“It makes us nauseous just thinking about all that money,” the Democrat added.

Yeah, well it makes me nauseous every damn day the Democrats spend this country into ruin. That’s billions a day, and the Dems could care less. Maybe if they weren’t bankrupting the taxpayers 24/7/365, some of their donors might have some scratch left over from paying at the pump to actually make a trifle donation or two. Glad to see Axelrod crying in his beer!

Bob in VA on May 31, 2012 at 12:34 PM

When’s the last time he took good advise on anything other than advancing his political career?

NoDonkey on May 31, 2012 at 12:31 PM

At Andrews AFB last weekend. 3 Iron instead of the 4. Made all the difference on the 7th hole.

Happy Nomad on May 31, 2012 at 12:35 PM

But I’m sure donations from the Gay community are up.

Axion on May 31, 2012 at 12:35 PM

Speaking of Axelrod, there’s a good post at Ace how Romney supporters showed up in droves for Axelrod’s visit to Boston to trash Romney’s record.

John the Libertarian on May 31, 2012 at 12:37 PM

I love the smell of fresh lib panic in the afternoon. It smells like . . . victory.

OneVision on May 31, 2012 at 12:38 PM

The Left’s viciousness must be met with steely determination. News reports suggest that this may be exactly what is happening.

Exactly right.

cicerone on May 31, 2012 at 12:39 PM

While I’m increasingly optimistic about Romney’s chances in November, I don’t understand where these predictions of a Reagan vs Carter electoral landslide are coming from. I think that enough states are deeply blue enough that Obama has a floor of about 150 EVs. I think the best Romney can hope for an electoral margin comparable to what Clinton won in ’92 and ’96.

JimLennon on May 31, 2012 at 12:41 PM

Speaking of Axelrod, there’s a good post at Ace how Romney supporters showed up in droves for Axelrod’s visit to Boston to trash Romney’s record.
John the Libertarian on May 31, 2012 at 12:37 PM

Rush just played the audio. Flustered Axelrod sort of lost his usually comatose cool, didn’t he.

Marcus on May 31, 2012 at 12:42 PM

We shouldn’t be fooling ourselves here. This race will come down to OH, PA, FL, and VA. Obama will spend whatever he gets in those states. I still see those states as Dem strongholds.

If things seem like he is definitely losing, even in poorly-sampled polls, then the Race Card will come out and that’s all we’ll hear: A vote for Romney will be a vote for Racism.

Because they’ve got nothing else.

goflyers on May 31, 2012 at 12:43 PM

All valid points…but Obumbles is not physically or mentally able to admit his mistakes and change course.

His ideology and tremendous ego, combined with his Affirmative Action daddyless, mommyless upbringing (and subsequent identity damage) prevent this.

He’s doubled down on every insipid, unpopular, libtardian mistake he’s made (see your list above).

He’s toast.

Tim_CA on May 31, 2012 at 12:43 PM

Hey you know what Obama needs right about now? Fake Greek columns and a bunch of happy people chanting O-Bam-A!

Happy Nomad on May 31, 2012 at 12:43 PM

Note to Dems: When you kick Wall Street in the nuts enough, they will stop giving you money. Just a thought.

goflyers on May 31, 2012 at 12:44 PM

“The Amateur” repeatedly points out how Obama has alienated his big donors and bundlers from 2008 by failing to keep in touch.

SWLiP on May 31, 2012 at 12:10 PM

Yeah. That’s a no-no.

JohnGalt23 on May 31, 2012 at 12:44 PM

goflyers on May 31, 2012 at 12:43 PM

I hope you are wrong because here in Northern Virginia we are already getting way too many political ads.

Bottom line, an incumbent President who sailed to victory four years ago shouldn’t be campaigning yet. Certainly shouldn’t be worried about fundraising. Yes, Obama screwed it up that badly.

Happy Nomad on May 31, 2012 at 12:45 PM

dear leader will double down on stupid….no point in trying to give hin pointers..

cmsinaz on May 31, 2012 at 12:46 PM

goflyers on May 31, 2012 at 12:44 PM

lol

cmsinaz on May 31, 2012 at 12:46 PM

It’s looking very much like Obama could WILL lose this election, and it might WILL not even be as close as some of us imagined.

FIFY…November 2012 will be November 2010 redux.

RedInMD on May 31, 2012 at 12:16 PM

Shouldn’t get too ahead of ourselves. We’re going to see an increasingly desperate LSM, Democratic party and Obama minions (unions, Acorn, etc). Add into that a lot of really low information voters and anything can happen.

Not being chicken little, but let’s not ease up because it looks good.

kim roy on May 31, 2012 at 12:47 PM

Flustered Axelrod sort of lost his usually comatose cool, didn’t he.

Marcus on May 31, 2012 at 12:42 PM

It’s stuff like this that gives me hope for November. Not that Axelrod was flustered, but that Romney supporters went all OWS on the propaganda machine that is the Obama campaign.

Happy Nomad on May 31, 2012 at 12:48 PM

Why are we giving advice to Obama? Just curious.

Deanna on May 31, 2012 at 12:18 PM

If it were anyone else, I’d agree, but this *is* Obama and he is omniscient and doesn’t make mistakes.

*koff*

kim roy on May 31, 2012 at 12:49 PM

What you’re suggesting is basically a massive triangulation effort.

And that actually could work but Bark’s people do not roll that way and Bark himself is such an egomaniac he would consider that a personal failure. And he is not wired up to accept that.

CorporatePiggy on May 31, 2012 at 12:50 PM

As Reuters noted yesterday, the problem is particularly concentrated in the Rust Belt in Ohio…

@RasmussenPoll

#Ohio: #Romney 46%, #Obama 44%… http://tinyurl.com/75qmbns

Flora Duh on May 31, 2012 at 12:51 PM

Running for the hills, that’s where.

Marcus Traianus on May 31, 2012 at 12:12 PM

And running for their lives…

22044 on May 31, 2012 at 12:52 PM

Not being chicken little, but let’s not ease up because it looks good.

kim roy on May 31, 2012 at 12:47 PM

Ease up? Of course not. It is too much fun watching these pompous and evil people looking more and more desperate as the numbers get worse and worse with the days till election slipping by.

For all his supposed talent, Axelrod has never run a reelection campaign for Obama and I think they pulled the trigger on campaigning early. They thought that “Vampire Capitalism” and Julia would be all that it would take to knock Romney and the GOP off track. But for all that Obama’s people have been playing defense for the past couple of months while Romney has been trending up and Obama down.

Happy Nomad on May 31, 2012 at 12:53 PM

Hey you know what Obama needs right about now? Fake Greek columns and a bunch of happy people chanting O-Bam-A!

Happy Nomad on May 31, 2012 at 12:43 PM

The K.I.S.S. strategy of hopey-changey won’t be enough this time around. The box for team Oliar and Axelfraud is that they can’t get into details or they lose their “likely voters” in the weeds.

They need to defend an abysmal Pres record with “chanting” love.
Not much rhymes with “pathetic”

FlaMurph on May 31, 2012 at 12:55 PM

@JimLennon – you’re probably right.

But…

If Dem moneybags are in fact hiding from Axelrod’s tin-cup act then, given a deep enough war chest, Romney can force the Obama orcs to spend themselves broke trying to hold on to states like Colorado and Wisconsin that conventional wisdom has long had in the Democrats’ pocket.

It also means that other Dem candidates are going to find their cheese pared very thin; the Obama crew will be cleaning out the pantries at the national Democrat entities.

JEM on May 31, 2012 at 12:55 PM

Show me the MONEY!!!

ITguy on May 31, 2012 at 12:56 PM

Where are you when we need you?

Same place all the other cockroaches go when the light is turned on!

dominigan on May 31, 2012 at 12:56 PM

Moveon.org is not getting funds either. They might have to stop the fight against Walker and support for Warren in Mass.

Schadenfreude on May 31, 2012 at 12:57 PM

Liberal Myths Versus Democratic Realities

http://predicthistunpredictpast.blogspot.com/2012/05/liberal-myths-versus-democratic.html

M2RB: Phish

Resist We Much on May 31, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Any businessman who donates to 0b0z0 needs to be written out of business. If they are too stupid to see what is being done to them they deserve 0b0z0! BTW wasn’t the big “0″ who bragged about raising 1 billion this year? I mean he threw down the guantlet so if someone else picks it up, so much the better.

This is from Lou Pritchett (the whole article is wonderful and goes on to state 9 reasons, darn good ones for his opinion)

“In April 2009, I sent President Obama and the New York Times a letter titled “You Scare Me” because, as a candidate, he promised to “fundamentally transform America.” Now, after observing his performance for over three years, he no longer scares me— he terrifies me for the following reasons:

FIRST He has done more to damage America’s standing in the world, to lower the standard of living in America, to impoverish future generations and to shake our faith in the country’s future than any other American president in history.

SECOND– With a compliant Democrat congress, a lapdog media and a weak, almost nonexistent Republican opposition, he has shattered the American dream of job security, home ownership and rugged individualism for millions of Americans and has poisoned and divided our civil society with his politics of envy, class warfare, race warfare, and religious warfare which he is using as fundamental building blocks for his ‘socialist’ agenda.

There are 7 more really great reasons…..

Bambi on May 31, 2012 at 1:00 PM

One billion, in the Obama-trillion-waste era is not so relevant any more…what a failure he is!

Schadenfreude on May 31, 2012 at 1:01 PM

Bambi on May 31, 2012 at 1:00 PM

I remember that letter. Pritchett sounded like a prophet. He used to run Proctor & Gamble, right?

22044 on May 31, 2012 at 1:04 PM

Let’s see…..insult the hell out of ‘rich’ people. Then go ask your ‘rich’ Democratic friends for money. Ignore your big contributors for the last 3 1/2 years, now go and ‘renew’ acquaintances.

Yeah. That’ll work!

Hey! There’s always good ‘ol Warren and George Soros. Oh, wait. They only back winners.

GarandFan on May 31, 2012 at 1:04 PM

We need you to contribute money to my awesome campaign now, so I can become more flexible in November, you greedy, money grubbing dirtbags.

Obama 2012 Campaign on May 31, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Winning!!! (ala Charlie Sheen)

Gunlock Bill on May 31, 2012 at 1:05 PM

Did anyone hear the video that Fox did of Romney and his wife? She said he is the first one in the office in the morning, the last one to leave and takes no time for lunch.
He pays his employees more than he pays himself.
Asked how he treated his employees he demured and said you should ask them.
Just imagine not ME,ME,ME, MY, MY, I,I,I.
No golfing, gosh the links will be so empty.
No trips to spain on the tax payer’ dollar.
And he won’t take any pay!!!!!!
Gosh I love this family!!!!!!

Bambi on May 31, 2012 at 1:08 PM

Imagine, begging for money…how humiliating. Exactly where they should be.

right2bright on May 31, 2012 at 1:08 PM

The rat needs his cheese.

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on May 31, 2012 at 1:09 PM

Lou Pritchett is one of corporate America’s true living legends — a former P & G executive, an acclaimed author, a dynamic teacher, and one of the world’s most highly rated speakers. It was he who changed the way America does business by creating an audacious concept that came to be known as “Partnering”.
Here is part of a speech given by Lou Pritchett April 15, 2012

22044 on May 31, 2012 at 1:04 PM

You are absolutely right. This is a new letter and is great.

Bambi on May 31, 2012 at 1:09 PM

The K.I.S.S. strategy of hopey-changey won’t be enough this time around. The box for team Oliar and Axelfraud is that they can’t get into details or they lose their “likely voters” in the weeds.

FlaMurph on May 31, 2012 at 12:55 PM

They can’t hide from their record forever. John Sununu was awesome when pushed everyone of Soledad O’Brien’s buttons by wanting to talk jobs when she tried to talk denouncing Trump.

Happy Nomad on May 31, 2012 at 1:09 PM

Not being chicken little, but let’s not ease up because it looks good.

kim roy on May 31, 2012 at 12:47 PM

No way do we let up. It’s time to blast these miscreants into another dimension.

Donate to Mitt Romney’s campaign TODAY. I have done so. Let’s show the squealing libs they have much to fear from financial contributions of everyday American individuals, in addition to those from the Super PACs and other conservative coalitions.

OneVision on May 31, 2012 at 1:10 PM

Why the hell is anybody from our side telling Obama’s team how to fix their problems? Not that they would listen, but why not STFU and just hope they keep making them, for crying out loud! Don’t HELP them! We want to GET RID OF THIS F*****G IDIOT AND HIS CRONIES! Sheeesh.

Marxism is for dummies on May 31, 2012 at 1:11 PM

JEM on May 31, 2012 at 12:55 PM

I agree entirely.

I understand why people bring up Reagan vs. Carter, since it’s the last time a Republican challenger defeated a Democratic incumbent for president. Some people, however, don’t seem to grasp how hard of an an electoral ass-beating that Reagan administered. Carter won only 6 states and DC for a total of only 49 electoral votes. All 0bama has to do is win California (which he will) and he’ll still end up with more EVs than Carter.

I’ll be more than satisfied with a clean, indisputable win in November, even if it’s relatively close.

JimLennon on May 31, 2012 at 1:17 PM

“Team O to donors: Where are you when we need you?”

The same place obama has been for over 3 years…on vacation.

rjh on May 31, 2012 at 1:21 PM

Happy Nomad on May 31, 2012 at 12:53 PM

OneVision on May 31, 2012 at 1:10 PM

Well, of course enjoy the ride. It’s expected!

I just get worried that people will think “it’s in the bag” and not continue the good fight. Why win by 2 when we can win by 20 and send a real message?

I’ll go rend my garments over there for a while. Carry on. ;)

kim roy on May 31, 2012 at 1:23 PM

Ed, Ed, Ed, (sigh heavily

President Obama went to Columbia and Harvard! He doesn’t need your advice. He’s the smartest man ever to occupy the Oval Office. Plus, he knows more about Jewish history than anyone ever.

He’s smart I tell you, he’s smart, smart, brilliant. Genius!!!

patch on May 31, 2012 at 1:24 PM

Why are we giving advice to Obama? Just curious.

Deanna on May 31, 2012 at 12:18 PM

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I have that same question??

alaskahawk on May 31, 2012 at 1:29 PM

You know not only did he not talk to these people and denouce them for making money, but he never talked to congress. What a fool! I know that Romney will be so different.

Bambi on May 31, 2012 at 1:33 PM

This is the new Obama/Biden official campaign T-Shirts

right2bright on May 31, 2012 at 1:35 PM

Can Obama turn it around?

No doubt that somewhere deep within the bowels of Chicago there is a team of Obama lackeys drafting up a plan for some type of a catastrophe that will send the general public into a mild panic so Obama can come to the rescue.

I suspect it will occur in late October.

ButterflyDragon on May 31, 2012 at 1:36 PM

I have that same question??

alaskahawk on May 31, 2012 at 1:29 PM

Two answers:
A: We are making fun of him, ridiculing his foolishness
B: He won’t take our advice, we are conservatives.

right2bright on May 31, 2012 at 1:36 PM

You know not only did he not talk to these people and denouce them for making money, but he never talked to congress. What a fool! I know that Romney will be so different.

Bambi on May 31, 2012 at 1:33 PM

Obozo, the Saul Alinsky adherent who believes in isolating the enemy, is himself becoming isolated.

Isn’t the irony delicious?

OneVision on May 31, 2012 at 1:39 PM

Maybe they (Obama Co.) will threaten to bring back the enforcer.

Chicago mayor twinkle toe to the rescue. A private meet and greet.

Sir Napsalot on May 31, 2012 at 1:45 PM

Well Mr Adolf, they’re just not that into you.

Speakup on May 31, 2012 at 1:56 PM

Its times like this when I realize I went into the wrong business.

DDay on May 31, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Um, Ed?

Stop with the help, already!

Let’s quietly let Obama’s ship sink, shall we?

so-notbuyingit on May 31, 2012 at 2:03 PM

I guess the big Dem donors are saying “we already gave our affirmative action money and it hasn’t paid off”.

If Romney raises a billion dollars, expect the MSM to pillory him for it. But if Obama had raised a billion, they’d be touting it as proof of how much people love him.

ardenenoch on May 31, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Obama’s campaign reminds me of an episode of Iron Chef. His task is to bake a delicious chocolate cake but the only ingredients they have given him is a warm bucket of diarrhea.

mitchellvii on May 31, 2012 at 2:12 PM

mitchellvii on May 31, 2012 at 2:12 PM

The MSM would still consume that culinary creation willingly and then praise the chef for his creativity.

OneVision on May 31, 2012 at 2:17 PM

Why are we giving advice to Obama? Just curious.

Deanna on May 31, 2012 at 12:18 PM

Good point….I’ve heard that Obama reads this blog and posts under several sock puppets.

Deafdog on May 31, 2012 at 2:24 PM

If Walker wins big, the Wisconsin unions will abandon the invisible Obama as he abandoned them. Love it. Sure they won’t vote Romney (although reportedly up to 40% are voting Walker), they’ll just sit home. Lovely.

Marcus on May 31, 2012 at 12:11 PM

You surely understand that Unions are made up of people of all political stripes, believe me , I am a 20 year member of a LARGE labor union and have worked in several different regions of the country and the rank and file members are as diverse as any other group of people. It is the Union’s upper management that live and breath the democratic party.., It is all based on money and power..
They are all politicians at that level and politicians are bought and sold on a regular basis.. Money, money , money…

RockyJ. on May 31, 2012 at 2:27 PM

Speaking of the “war on Catholicism”, to hoist a phrase, did you see today’s lefty broadside?

The New York Times, that reprehensible piece of crap newspaper, decided that now is a good time to resurrect a story about Cardinal Dolan trying to get abusive priests to leave the church, except the writers pitch it as a story about how he gave those abusers as much as $20,000.

Gee whiz, it’s almost like the Times is nothing more than a propaganda outlet or something. We should let Media Matters know.

MTF on May 31, 2012 at 2:30 PM

No doubt that somewhere deep within the bowels of Chicago there is a team of Obama lackeys drafting up a plan for some type of a catastrophe that will send the general public into a mild panic so Obama can come to the rescue.

I suspect it will occur in late October.

ButterflyDragon on May 31, 2012 at 1:36 PM

Try war with Iran…. tailor made . They have already been prepping it..

“Don’t let a crisis go to waste”

RockyJ. on May 31, 2012 at 2:31 PM

At Andrews AFB last weekend. 3 Iron instead of the 4. Made all the difference on the 7th hole.

Happy Nomad on May 31, 2012 at 12:35 PM

I’m willing to bet 100$ that Obama can’t begin to hit a 3 iron…

just sayin…

RockyJ. on May 31, 2012 at 2:34 PM

Let’s hope so. Another 2000 election and the Left will be completely unhinged. A solid thumping and they’ll accept the result.

rbj on May 31, 2012 at 12:17 PM

I think a repeat of 2010 will make the left come completely unhinged. That is when we will see the violence inherent in the system.

tdarrington on May 31, 2012 at 2:56 PM

Team O has begun signaling SOS

They’ve been signalling the “Same Old Sh*t” for years.

malclave on May 31, 2012 at 3:16 PM

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