Oh my: Romney’s cash advantage over Obama grows to more than $60 million

posted at 9:32 pm on August 20, 2012 by Allahpundit

Jay Cost calls this the biggest news of the day. It’s not just the raw numbers that are significant, it’s how Romney’s building his advantage: Obama’s campaign is dumping money into attack ads this summer trying to tear Mitt down before he can build himself up at the convention. Per Politico, The One’s endless fundraising efforts raised $49 million last month — while the campaign spent $59 million. Result: A national lead of less than three points bought at the price of a large, and growing, money advantage for the GOP in the fall.

I’ll quote a bit from the WaPo piece but you’re better off following the link and looking at the graph. The trend is as clear as a bell.

Mitt Romney extended his cash edge over President Obama in July and entered the final three-plus months of the campaign with about 50 percent more in the bank than the incumbent president.

Romney led Obama in cash on hand at the end of July $185.9 million to $123.7 million, according to numbers released by the Romney campaign and filed with the FEC by Obama’s campaign…

Reports filed Monday, though, show Obama’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee continued to spend more than they brought in in July and saw their cash on hand fall by about $20 million combined.

In theory there’s going to come a “panic point” for Democratic donors where they start taking Romney seriously as a genuine threat to beat O, and that’s when the wallets will finally open. How far behind can they afford to fall, though, before they can’t realistically make up the difference? Remember, the numbers above don’t even include Super PAC money, where the GOP is heavily favored. I used to scoff at the thought that a guy who had his own money machine in 2008 could possibly be outspent this time, but … yeah, seems like that really could happen. If he wins a second term while being outgunned financially and staggering under the weight of the Obama economy, that’d be one of the most astounding electoral achievements in modern U.S. history.

Exit question: How much better would O’s fundraising be if he wasn’t, er, deliberately limiting the crowd size at his rallies?


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Woe is him.

listens2glenn on August 20, 2012 at 9:34 PM

Dear Leader manages campaign money like he does taxpayer money…spreading the wealth.

d1carter on August 20, 2012 at 9:34 PM

Excuse the repost from the headlines, but:

Just made another donation to the Romney/Ryan campaign – the 2nd political donation of my life, and the 2nd in the last 4 weeks. Also signed up to volunteer “call from home”.

This election matters, kids. I predicted a Romney nomination 4 years ago and was not happy about it. Today, I know that if he’s not elected our nation is in serious trouble. Paul Ryan was a bold choice for VP – I applaud that boldness.

Let’s dump the Progressive, and get back to freedom, growth, can-do, and I’ll lend you a hand but not a hand-out. Enough of the fascism cloaked in compassion. Leftists have controlled the discussion long enough. Time to talk about the power of individual excellence and its inspirational effect on the whole of society.

Screw Big Brother, even when he “means well”.

peski on August 20, 2012 at 9:35 PM

we have yet to: “Witness the power of this fully operational battlestation.”

maineconservative on August 20, 2012 at 9:35 PM

If he wins a second term while being outgunned financially and staggering under the weight of the Obama economy, that’d be one of the most astounding electoral achievements in modern U.S. history.

It helps to have the mainstream media at your beck and call, dontcha think?

changer1701 on August 20, 2012 at 9:35 PM

Picture of the townhall today – WOW

Nice crowd

gophergirl on August 20, 2012 at 9:35 PM

How the hang did I get Bishop?

You must have dosed off there, KOOLAID’.

listens2glenn on August 20, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Allah,

You’re leaving out union spending

dforston on August 20, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Hoax and Chains can only take you so far

Grunt on August 20, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Slightly off topic, but I’m worried that soon-to-be tropical storm Isaac will disrupt the GOP convention.

SouthernGent on August 20, 2012 at 9:38 PM

This is a manufactured issue to stimulate democratic donations. When the time comes, like after the convention, the democratics’ favorite Nazi George Soros will cancel out any advantage with a single check.

slickwillie2001 on August 20, 2012 at 9:39 PM

So…Michigan will only have Romney/Ryan commercials from September to November……along with Romney/Ryan documentaries….Romney/Ryan boxoffice movies….Romney/Ryan superhero cartoon network show….Romney/Ryan Infomercials….Romney/Ryan guest appearance on Storage Wars….etc.

With the cash advantage this size….just sayin.

Varchild on August 20, 2012 at 9:39 PM

I wish I could be happier about this news, but if we miss out on the Senate majority, Obamacare is law in perpetuity, even if Romney buries Obama in a 40-state landslide. And the majority is starting to look father and farther away.

KingGold on August 20, 2012 at 9:39 PM

I’m sure Paulie Krugman will send O’bama a $25 check any day now.

Del Dolemonte on August 20, 2012 at 9:39 PM

Fear not… The pre-paid Visa gift cards brimming with shady money will be coming soon… No real names, no billing info, and no security codes…

Not that they are needed… O’s website doesn’t have the security protocols one expects at the Piggly Wiggly store…

PointnClick on August 20, 2012 at 9:40 PM

Unions+LSM more than even this up.

One thing to keep in mind though: Soetoro’s campaign is EXTREMELY bloated and inefficient, it gets less money going into the MESSAGE because it wastes it everywhere. This makes the gap FAR WIDER.

Plus to keep it going Barry keeps having to fundraise CONSTANTLY which is annoying to his own base (and to Barry, who isn’t used to working) and it takes time away from campaigning.

Ergo, this story is not only as BAD as the headline, it’s even WORSE!

wildcat72 on August 20, 2012 at 9:40 PM

If the Obamanation does somehow manage to crawl across the finish line it will mean that the American people HAVE finally decided to join hands and singing Kumbaya leap happily over the cliff and into the abyss…

If THAT happens then, frankly, they would have gotten what they deserve…

…It is the REST of us who do not deserve it…

Janovus on August 20, 2012 at 9:40 PM

Picture of the townhall today – WOW

Nice crowd

gophergirl on August 20, 2012 at 9:35 PM

Wow, just Wow!

JPeterman on August 20, 2012 at 9:41 PM

There had better not be one cent in the coffers come election day.

Darksean on August 20, 2012 at 9:41 PM

Reports filed Monday, though, show Obama’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee continued to spend more than they brought in

Heh.

Just like in real life.

Lanceman on August 20, 2012 at 9:41 PM

In theory there’s going to come a “panic point” for Democratic donors where they start taking Romney seriously as a genuine threat to beat O, and that’s when the wallets will finally open. How far behind can they afford to fall, though, before they can’t realistically make up the difference?

Hopefully Barry’s ejection seat is the old kind—-not the newer zero airspeed/altitude kind. Just a skidmark on American history.

arnold ziffel on August 20, 2012 at 9:41 PM

Romney’s cash advantage over Obama grows to more than $60 million

darn that evil rich white Romney
/troll

burrata on August 20, 2012 at 9:42 PM

Dude!

22044 on August 20, 2012 at 9:43 PM

In theory there’s going to come a “panic point” for Democratic donors where they start taking Romney seriously as a genuine threat to beat O, and that’s when the wallets will finally open.

Disagree, they will sense the tidal wave that is about to consume them is real and not part with their money. It’s not like they have benefited from his policies so there will be very little guilt in holding on to what few coins Obama has left them.

hillsoftx on August 20, 2012 at 9:43 PM

The SCOAMF is toast. You can just feel it in the force. R&R drawing huge crowds, huge money advantage, uninterested/unmotivated Leftists, preference cascade.

Obama’s one term will be looked back upon as a historical anomaly when America briefly flirted with socialism, then came to it’s senses.

1984 in real life on August 20, 2012 at 9:43 PM

Except for that Akin whacked out sideshow, this has been one of the best days for me as a politinerd.

I just wish I could be a fly on the wall near Prez Downgrade to see the fireworks.

I still can’t look at that screenshot of him for long….creepy. Maybe that’s what we’ll be seeing when he goes off the rails completely and pushes “the button” after he loses.

tru2tx on August 20, 2012 at 9:44 PM

Can we back away with the zoom lens on Obama…

Just sayin’

Electrongod on August 20, 2012 at 9:44 PM

Picture of the townhall today – WOW

Nice crowd

gophergirl on August 20, 2012 at 9:35 PM

Wow is right! The obamamedia ignores these Romney-Ryan events, but the people just keep coming and coming and coming.

Rational Thought on August 20, 2012 at 9:45 PM

I wish I could be happier about this news, but if we miss out on the Senate majority, Obamacare is law in perpetuity, even if Romney buries Obama in a 40-state landslide.

KingGold on August 20, 2012 at 9:39 PM

Not necessarily.

A couple of bribes to a couple of ‘rat senators should take care of that.

Lanceman on August 20, 2012 at 9:45 PM

This is a manufactured issue to stimulate democratic donations. When the time comes, like after the convention, the democratics’ favorite Nazi George Soros will cancel out any advantage with a single check.

Thanks for your concern, but please let me introduce you to:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheldon_Adelson

1984 in real life on August 20, 2012 at 9:45 PM

Yes, KingGold, we must flip the Senate too.

John the Libertarian on August 20, 2012 at 9:45 PM

A three point lead nationally on RCP, but Rasmussen and Gallop have Romney slightly ahead at this point. Considering the RCP average is being heavily skewed by polls making absurd predictions about democratic party turnout, I think, the Ras/Gal average is probably a better metric.

So, Obama is either tied or slightly behind, before republicans have had their convention, before Romney begins his own ad blitz, and before the debates.

Eh, a lot could go wrong, but I think I’m going to give a slight edge to Romney.

WolvenOne on August 20, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Picture of the townhall today – WOW

Nice crowd

gophergirl on August 20, 2012 at 9:35 PM

Wow, just Wow!

JPeterman on August 20, 2012 at 9:41 PM

Obviously, R & R are not limited their crowds…

d1carter on August 20, 2012 at 9:46 PM

The Obama campaign resorted early on to endless emails begging for money, even though we have been told for the past 3 years that he could raise $1 billion with a blink of an eye. Asking for campaign contributions in lieu of wedding gifts? $3 donations, please? All the while, hobnobbing with the elites at $25,000 a plate dinners. They are in deep doggy doo, and panic mode will set in later, but I don’t think they can count on the small donor this time around.

DrStock on August 20, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Yea! A non-Akin thread!!
You forgot Priorities USA too. If they are not Obama’s urine stained left leg, I’m Claire McCaskill’s cellulite ridden azz cheek.

RovesChins on August 20, 2012 at 9:47 PM

Picture of the townhall today – WOW

Nice crowd

gophergirl on August 20, 2012 at 9:35 PM

Romney/Ryan did not limit the crowd size. Where is the intimacy?

bayview on August 20, 2012 at 9:47 PM

Claire McCaskill’s cellulite ridden azz cheek.

RovesChins on August 20, 2012 at 9:47 PM

That would be an improvement over her hideous ‘rat face.

Why are ‘rats almost always ugly people?

Lanceman on August 20, 2012 at 9:48 PM

The blasted Romney is trying to buy the election.

bayview on August 20, 2012 at 9:49 PM

“We have plenty of time for big rallies,” a campaign spokeswoman, Jen Psaki

Uh-huh. That’s why they cut the convention back a day. Too much excitement.

tru2tx on August 20, 2012 at 9:49 PM

Why are ‘rats almost always ugly people?

Lanceman on August 20, 2012 at 9:48 PM

Except for Kirsten Powers.

22044 on August 20, 2012 at 9:49 PM

Let’s dump the Progressive, and get back to freedom, growth, can-do, and I’ll lend you a hand but not a hand-out. Enough of the fascism cloaked in compassion.

Yes, back to the yonder years of George Bush when the structural problems of this country resulted in only 2 million jobs created, despite the effects of the greatest asset bubble in this country’s history. But let’s pretend that a few policies and regulations are the real problem, just like Glenn Beck.
Only if the last 4 years of communism where unraveled, Joe the Plumber would finally be unleashed and 1990′s level growth would return!

Time to talk about the power of individual excellence and its inspirational effect on the whole of society.

Yes, you really get it. Inspiration is what powers the US economy.
Funny thing that the high end of the economy has negative unemployment, even without Glenn Beck style inspiration and Joe the Plumber cheering on the sidelines.

http://blogmaverick.com/2012/08/16/which-usa-do-you-work-in/

bayam on August 20, 2012 at 9:50 PM

If he wins a second term while being outgunned financially and staggering under the weight of the Obama economy, that’d be one of the most astounding electoral achievements in modern U.S. history.

Hilariously preposterous.

Tim_CA on August 20, 2012 at 9:51 PM

A couple of bribes to a couple of ‘rat senators should take care of that.

Lanceman on August 20, 2012 at 9:45 PM

All current Senate Democrats are on record as having voted for the final Obamacare product. How on earth could we get one to flip?

What’s more, if Dingy Harry’s still in charge, the repeal bill never gets to the floor. Not if it has the barest chance of passage.

KingGold on August 20, 2012 at 9:51 PM

Result: A national lead of less than three points bought at the price of a large, and growing, money advantage for the GOP in the fall.

I would contend that the very slight lead is in large part the Bradley Effect.

Any opposition to 0 is painted as racism. People don’t want to be perceived as racist. So the timid will say they support bammy so the pollster doesn’t think they are racists. Romney is leading.

My 2 cents worth.

iurockhead on August 20, 2012 at 9:51 PM

Yes, back to the yonder years of George Bush Ronald Reagan

bayam on August 20, 2012 at 9:50 PM

You’re welcome.

John the Libertarian on August 20, 2012 at 9:52 PM

Doug Schoen just confirmed that he is not voting for Obama…

d1carter on August 20, 2012 at 9:52 PM

Told Obama has resorted to making fundraising calls on his own.

The Obama burn rate is extraordinary and he will have to downsize his operation by mid-Sept. The GOP must be ready to POUNCE on this cold-hearted man-child in the White House.

matthew8787 on August 20, 2012 at 9:52 PM

Just wait until after the convention when the floodgates of Romney’s general election reservoir are finally opened.

Remember what Romney’s cash advantage did to his GOP rivals? The Dems think they see it coming, they talk about it abstractly, but they really don’t have a clue how badly they are about to get swamped by Romney and the SuperPACs. It won’t set in until after the Democratic convention, when Romney’s advertising is looming on the horizon, and by then it will be too late.

Lawdawg86 on August 20, 2012 at 9:53 PM

Except for Kirsten Powers.

22044 on August 20, 2012 at 9:49 PM

Agreed. Always said she was too pretty to sincerely swallow that libf*ck hogwash.

What’s more, if Dingy Harry’s still in charge, the repeal bill never gets to the floor. Not if it has the barest chance of passage.

KingGold on August 20, 2012 at 9:51 PM

What do we need? Simple majority? or 60?

Lanceman on August 20, 2012 at 9:53 PM

bayam on August 20, 2012 at 9:50 PM

Comedy Relief.

A+++++

Del Dolemonte on August 20, 2012 at 9:54 PM

I’ve been thinking about something recently and I’m not sure if others have said the same, but I’m beginning to think Obama doesn’t want to win. He’ll be a former president… he’ll never have to work again. A few speeches here and there. Benefits of secret service protection. Endless amounts of golf.

What he seems to be doing is creating so much hatred in this country that it will be in turmoil when Romney is inaugurated. My guess is Obama wouldn’t quietly retire, but constantly be a thorn in Romney’s side and not quietly sit on the sidelines like former presidents traditionally do (except Clinton, but imagine Clinton X 1000). Obama will probably create something like an “Office of the Former President” and be into everyone’s business. He’ll still be able to wield a lot of influence over his supporters.

Obama’s plan now is to burn through his money and be as negative as possible to divide the country in a way that can’t be overcome.

behiker on August 20, 2012 at 9:54 PM

Soros has to spend more money on Viagra for his new wife as O was not doing it for him anymore.

tjexcite on August 20, 2012 at 9:54 PM

Picture of the townhall today – WOW

Nice crowd

gophergirl on August 20, 2012 at 9:35 PM

This kind of stuff as well as the advantage is going under the democrat/media radar.

Maybe nobody will notice until election day???

bluealice on August 20, 2012 at 9:55 PM

Landrieu and Pryor will both vote to repeal; they face the voters in 2014.

But first we need to get Obamacare tied to the reconcilation process, so that it only requires 51 votes. We can’t get there without a senate majority.

Which brings us back to Todd Akin.

matthew8787 on August 20, 2012 at 9:55 PM

bayam on August 20, 2012 at 9:50 PM

You are a blithering idiot.

Boy.

Lanceman on August 20, 2012 at 9:55 PM

Doug Schoen just confirmed that he is not voting for Obama…

d1carter on August 20, 2012 at 9:52 PM

Seriously?

JPeterman on August 20, 2012 at 9:55 PM

My 2 cents worth.

iurockhead on August 20, 2012 at 9:51 PM

I’ve got a couple of hunderd bet that your two cents is correct.

VegasRick on August 20, 2012 at 9:56 PM

Nice crowd

gophergirl on August 20, 2012 at 9:35 PM

Did you see the photo of the coal miners lined up to see Mitt in Ohio last week. (At Gateway Pundit).
Very cool

bluealice on August 20, 2012 at 9:56 PM

A three point lead nationally on RCP, but Rasmussen and Gallop have Romney slightly ahead at this point. Considering the RCP average is being heavily skewed by polls making absurd predictions about democratic party turnout, I think, the Ras/Gal average is probably a better metric.

So, Obama is either tied or slightly behind, before republicans have had their convention, before Romney begins his own ad blitz, and before the debates.

Eh, a lot could go wrong, but I think I’m going to give a slight edge to Romney.

WolvenOne on August 20, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Excellent post… I have no idea why it is hard for so many people to understand simple statistics and stop focusing on the media polls that are inaccurate and highly oversample democrats versus the Daily Tracking polls of Rasmussen and Gallup. These daily tracking polls have a much higher degree of accuracy as they poll much larger sample per month over a media organization poll and they have much better party ID sampling in their polls than those inaccurate media polls that oversample democrat in a ridiculous way…

mnjg on August 20, 2012 at 9:56 PM

Lance, we need 51 at minimum, becuz we don’t control the budget reconciliation process without the majority.

matthew8787 on August 20, 2012 at 9:57 PM

Lance, we need 51 at minimum, becuz we don’t control the budget reconciliation process without the majority.

matthew8787 on August 20, 2012 at 9:57 PM

So we can pull the same sh!t with only 51 like they did.

Sweet.

Lanceman on August 20, 2012 at 9:58 PM

bayam on August 20, 2012 at 9:50 PM

Did they tell you that bong water should not be recycled to brew your coffee ?????

burrata on August 20, 2012 at 9:58 PM

Did you see the photo of the coal miners lined up to see Mitt in Ohio last week. (At Gateway Pundit).
Very cool

bluealice on August 20, 2012 at 9:56 PM

I did that was very powerful.

gophergirl on August 20, 2012 at 9:58 PM

I gave, because I had too. I am poor, but I gave because President McEarFlaps9thHole must be beaten.

the new aesthetic on August 20, 2012 at 9:58 PM

Soon now Obama will ask all parents to take the money they were going to spend on their kids for Christmas and send it to him. It’s just one Christmas after all.

VorDaj on August 20, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Obama’s plan now is to burn through his money and be as negative as possible to divide the country in a way that can’t be overcome.

behiker on August 20, 2012 at 9:54 PM

I think you are correct. I think King Obama already knows he can’t win.

JPeterman on August 20, 2012 at 9:59 PM

I wish I could be happier about this news, but if we miss out on the Senate majority, Obamacare is law in perpetuity, even if Romney buries Obama in a 40-state landslide. And the majority is starting to look father and farther away.

KingGold on August 20, 2012 at 9:39 PM

I am assuming that you are worried about this idiot Akin. Even if he does not withdraw the Republican Party in Missouri and the RNC are going to run another Republican as an independent and he/she i going to win the Missouri Senate seat even with the stupid Akin in the race… This fool would not get more than 5% of the vote…

mnjg on August 20, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Obama’s plan now is to burn through his money and be as negative as possible to divide the country in a way that can’t be overcome.

behiker on August 20, 2012 at 9:54 PM

We overcame a Civil War and much worse than Obama…

mnjg on August 20, 2012 at 10:00 PM

What do we need? Simple majority? or 60?

Lanceman on August 20, 2012 at 9:53 PM

Lance, we need 51 at minimum, becuz we don’t control the budget reconciliation process without the majority.

matthew8787 on August 20, 2012 at 9:57 PM

Can Paul Ryan break a 50-50 tie for this?

22044 on August 20, 2012 at 10:01 PM

Picture of the townhall today – WOW

Nice crowd

gophergirl on August 20, 2012 at 9:35 PM

For those who haven’t heard the speeches and Q&A at this townhall here’s the link:

http://www.therightscoop.com/1030am-watch-live-romney-and-ryan-together-in-new-hampshire/

It’s worth taking the time although you may have heard their speeches before (Ryan has a good addition with a line about having a bust of Churchill in his office). R&R do an excellent job with the Q&A. Their willingness to engage and inform is really a refreshing change.

Cody1991 on August 20, 2012 at 10:02 PM

Exit question: How much better would O’s fundraising be if he wasn’t, er, deliberately limiting the crowd size at his rallies?

That bit of spin reminded Mark Steyn of the scene from This is Spinal Tap when they notice that they’re appearing in smaller venues. Here is Steyn’s version:

ROB REINER: The last time Spinal Tap toured America, they were, uh, booked into 10,000 seat arenas, and 15,000 seat venues, and it seems that now, on their current tour they’re being booked into 1,200 seat arenas, 1,500 seat arenas, and uh I was just wondering, does this mean uh…the popularity of the group is waning?

BAND MANAGER DAVID AXELROD: Oh, no, no, no, no, no, no…no, no, not at all. We have plenty of time for big stadium gigs. But our focus right now is on intentionally limiting crowds by restricting tickets – to allow the band to better connect with fans.

ROB REINER [NODDING]: Yeah.

**eyeroll**

Resist We Much on August 20, 2012 at 10:02 PM

I wish I could be happier about this news, but if we miss out on the Senate majority, Obamacare is law in perpetuity, even if Romney buries Obama in a 40-state landslide.
KingGold on August 20, 2012 at 9:39 PM

Joe Manchin looks ripe for a party jump. He’s an old guard Dem who isn’t exactly happy with pinko takeover and the forcible rape that the coal industry is getting from Hussein Ogabe. Give him a plum committee position and he’ll vote with the right caucus.

Archivarix on August 20, 2012 at 10:03 PM

Can Paul Ryan break a 50-50 tie for this?

22044 on August 20, 2012 at 10:01 PM

Affirmative.

Resist We Much on August 20, 2012 at 10:03 PM

It sure looks like Hillary cannot wait to jump in and join Barry’s loser ticket now.

bayview on August 20, 2012 at 10:03 PM

Yeah, but this is pre-Akin.

JellyToast on August 20, 2012 at 10:03 PM

Can Paul Ryan break a 50-50 tie for this?

22044 on August 20, 2012 at 10:01 PM

Yes.

Lanceman on August 20, 2012 at 10:03 PM

I maxed….

deciding what to do next I have a little more set aside for this season.

harlekwin15 on August 20, 2012 at 10:03 PM

Where is Romney spending his money? I live in North Carolina, a swing state. Obama’s running 10 ads for every one Romney ad.

fleiter on August 20, 2012 at 10:04 PM

We overcame a Civil War and much worse than Obama…

mnjg on August 20, 2012 at 10:00 PM

Obama is not the problem. What Pelosi and OWS and the voters who can ignore OWS want is the problem. I will not be part of a communist nation, and I ain’t keen on moving.

harlekwin15 on August 20, 2012 at 10:04 PM

mnjg on August 20, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Sore loser laws prohibit anyone else from running as an independent. The only option would be to conduct a write-in campaign, and there’s not nearly enough room for error to pull that off. If he stays in, that seat is history.

KingGold on August 20, 2012 at 10:05 PM

Cody1991 on August 20, 2012 at 10:02 PM

And it was virtually invisible today because of some fool Senate candidate.

Shame.

bluealice on August 20, 2012 at 10:05 PM

Resist We Much on August 20, 2012 at 10:03 PM

Lanceman on August 20, 2012 at 10:03 PM

Thanks very much :)

22044 on August 20, 2012 at 10:05 PM

Where is Romney spending his money? I live in North Carolina, a swing state. Obama’s running 10 ads for every one Romney ad.

fleiter on August 20, 2012 at 10:04 PM

1) Mitt is stuck until after the Convention

2) SCOAMF is desperately trying to play catch up in Caralino Del Norte

harlekwin15 on August 20, 2012 at 10:05 PM

Allah,

You’re leaving out union spending

dforston on August 20, 2012 at 9:37 PM

They burnt it all in their failed attempt at unseating Walker. But, hey, at least they won a meaningless WI Senate seat that will never be used for any legislative work. Progress!

blammm on August 20, 2012 at 10:06 PM

Yes, Paul Ryan could break a 50-50 tie in most cases, but not likely in this instance, because the GOP would not control the budget process outright.

We need 51 and every number higher than that is better. Remember, Mark Kirk is still recovering from a stroke. Accidents happen.

Ideal situation would be 55 or more GOP senators, and then get 5 Dems to vote for cloture to kill a filibuster. We know 2 Dems will vote to repeal.

We must have a floor of 51 to “own” the budget process. This is critical.

matthew8787 on August 20, 2012 at 10:06 PM

Illinois may go for R/R – at least my vote. Michigan with my husbands vote!

usedtobeinmich on August 20, 2012 at 10:07 PM

bayam on August 20, 2012 at 9:50 PM

You are a blithering idiot.

Boy.

Lanceman on August 20, 2012 at 9:55 PM

That’s our bayam!

When your Democrat “Opponents” are reduced to desperately citing the writings of a dude who is still under Federal investigation for Insider Trading and who also is an Evil Sports Team Owner, you know the internal polling has gone south.

Boy.

Del Dolemonte on August 20, 2012 at 10:07 PM

Where is Romney spending his money? I live in North Carolina, a swing state. Obama’s running 10 ads for every one Romney ad.

fleiter on August 20, 2012 at 10:04 PM

And Romney’s still tied or slightly ahead? Put NC in the red column soon!

22044 on August 20, 2012 at 10:07 PM

Where is Romney spending his money? I live in North Carolina, a swing state. Obama’s running 10 ads for every one Romney ad.

fleiter on August 20, 2012 at 10:04 PM

North Carolina is not going to be a swing state this year… It is Romney/Ryan 100%.

mnjg on August 20, 2012 at 10:07 PM

2) SCOAMF is desperately trying to play catch up in Caralino Del Norte

harlekwin15 on August 20, 2012 at 10:05 PM

I think SCOAMF is a euphemism for black Chicago Jesus, Bayam.

Lanceman on August 20, 2012 at 10:08 PM

Mittens in LootsVille,excellent!!

canopfor on August 20, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Just a few examples of the “important” legislation Obama has signed into law”

On 29 January, Obama decided to sign into law the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009.

On 17 February, Obama decided to sign into law the Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Stimulus Act of 2009 a/k/a American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

On 9 March 2009, Obama decided to lift restrictions on federal funding of embryonic stem cell research.

On 20 May, Obama decided to sign into law the Helping Families Save Their Homes Act of 2009.

On 22 May, Obama decided to sign into law the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility, and Disclosure Act of 2009.

On 28 October, Obama decided to sign into law the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009.

On 23 March, Obama decided to sign into law Obamacare a/k/a the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.

On 21 July, Obama decided to sign into law the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010.

On 27 September, Obama decided to sign into law the Small Business Jobs and Credit Act of 2010.

On 15 October 2010, Obama made the following statement before a group of Democrats:

“The single, best decision that I have made was selecting Joe Biden as my running mate. The single best decision I have made. I mean that. It’s true.”

– President Barack Obama

If selecting Joe Biden to be his Vice-President was the “single, best decision” that he has made. What does that say about the rest of his decisions?

Biden, BFD?

M2RB: The Friends of Trusty Sidekick

Resist We Much on August 20, 2012 at 10:10 PM

matthew8787 on August 20, 2012 at 10:06 PM

We don’t need 60 to kill Obamacare. Roberts may have legitimately raped hurt us by legitimizing Obamacare, but his parting gift, as it were, was to transform the mandate into a budgetary matter that can be excised in the reconciliation process. 51 is all we need. 50 maybe, but then we’d have no room for error.

KingGold on August 20, 2012 at 10:10 PM

Sore loser laws prohibit anyone else from running as an independent. The only option would be to conduct a write-in campaign, and there’s not nearly enough room for error to pull that off. If he stays in, that seat is history.

KingGold on August 20, 2012 at 10:05 PM

If I understood this “Sore Loser Law” in Missouri it porhibits those who ran in the primaries to run as independents but does not prohibit anybody else to run as an independent…

mnjg on August 20, 2012 at 10:11 PM

Seriously?

JPeterman on August 20, 2012 at 9:55 PM

He just told Hannity that he was not going to vote for Dear Leader…

d1carter on August 20, 2012 at 10:11 PM

Why are ‘rats almost always ugly people?

Lanceman on August 20, 2012 at 9:48 PM

Cause and effect? Though you might have it backwards. Kirsten Powers is honorable, which is kind of disqualifying.

wolfsDad on August 20, 2012 at 10:12 PM

50 maybe, but then we’d have no room for error.

KingGold on August 20, 2012 at 10:10 PM

He means Olympia Snowejob, people.

Lanceman on August 20, 2012 at 10:12 PM

Cause and effect? Though you might have it backwards. Kirsten Powers is honorable, which is kind of disqualifying.

wolfsDad on August 20, 2012 at 10:12 PM

I can tell by her face that she’s torn between the truth and what she’s been indoctrinated with.

Lanceman on August 20, 2012 at 10:14 PM

Picture of the townhall today – WOW
Nice crowd
gophergirl on August 20, 2012 at 9:35 PM

Now I know why I couldn’t pick out my New Hampshire friend in the crowd! The tv coverage never panned back – so the crowd looked small.

Thanks for the link to the picture, gophergirl. I’ll sleep better tonight!

marybel on August 20, 2012 at 10:17 PM

He means Olympia Snowejob, people.

Lanceman on August 20, 2012 at 10:12 PM

True, but if there is a Republican President, Snowejobs, generally, fall in line. In fact, Snowejobs fall in line regardless of who is in the WH.

If Obama wins, all of this is moot since Republicans would need a super-majority, which it wouldn’t have anyway — Snowejobs or not.

Resist We Much on August 20, 2012 at 10:17 PM

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