RNC up $83 million, DNC taking out loans

posted at 11:31 am on October 20, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

What a difference two years makes!  In the 2010 midterm elections, the Republican National Committee failed to capitalize on grassroots anger with effective fundraising, leaving them in the hole when a party needs to fund get-out-the-vote (GOTV) efforts most.  Only the intervention of outside groups saved Republicans from blowing a historic shot.  The Democratic National Committee was relatively flush with cash — which didn’t stop Democrats from getting pounded in the midterms, but may have limited their losses, especially in the Senate.

Two years later, the RNC and DNC have changed positions — and this time, the DNC won’t be able to count on an outside-group advantage to salvage their efforts:

Heading into the final weeks of the 2012 campaign, the Republican National Committee announced that it raised $48.4 million in the month of September and has $82.6 million in the bank. The Democratic National Committee, meanwhile, took $10.5 million in loans and raised less than half the RNC’s total last month — $20.3 million.

As of September 30, the DNC reported having $4.6 million cash on hand and $20.5 million in debt. $5.5 million of its debt is due to consulting services like pollsters, direct mail providers and events consulting firms.

The RNC’s large September haul came amid a disappointing month for Mitt Romney in the public polls, suggesting that the party’s October fundraising totals will outpace those in September.

RNC chair Reince Priebus explains how this will boost Republican fortunes:

“While we continue to put money into our ground game and fully fund our absentee ballot, early vote and Election Day GOTV efforts in all our battleground states, our historic cash on hand figure also allows us to continue funding our independent expenditure committee, run highly effective hybrid ads and assist in electing Republicans across the country at all levels,” said RNC Chairman Reince Priebus.

This probably won’t make much difference in the presidential race.  The campaigns have their own GOTV efforts, especially Team Obama.  Some of their efforts will have down-ballot impact, but no more so than Team Romney’s.

How did the DNC get caught so short?  Team Romney agreed to a significant amount of revenue sharing in late April when they partnered officially with the RNC.  Team Obama, on the other hand, has refused to share revenue beyond what the DNC gets in large donations that are ineligible for the presidential campaign, and telling Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi that the campaign wouldn’t send cash to the DSCC and DCCC, either.  (It should be noted that both the DSCC and DCCC have been competitive in fundraising even without that cash this year.)

The big impact here will be on House and Senate races.  The RNC will have a much more robust organization in the field with the extra cash, and be able to drive more advertising in the final days.  On top of that, Republicans have a large advantage with outside groups, which will also drive advertising (in that case, probably more toward the Presidential and Senate races).  Some of that may have up-ballot influence, too.


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every little bit.

rob verdi on October 20, 2012 at 11:32 AM

That means that, like, things aren’t going so great for the Democrats.

Akzed on October 20, 2012 at 11:34 AM

Well, to be fair, Bank of America owes the Zero campaign, what with that HUGE event at Bank of America stadium and all…oh, wait…

Rational Thought on October 20, 2012 at 11:36 AM

Regarding up/down ticket help… I’ve been hoping for quite sometime that Ohio’s Mandel (US Senate candidate) would help pull Mitt over the finish line. After the debates, I think they will help pull each other over the finish line.

There’s no way that my state will be D+9 on election day…

knob on October 20, 2012 at 11:37 AM

boots-on-the-ground.

buy ads until you’re blue in the face, but we need an ARMY to defeat these Democrats this time. We need those committed to sending out emails, posting on FB/Tumblr/Twitter/Instagram/Yahoo News.

WHEREVER we can influence the undecideds.

Street corners with signs on election weekend, calls, door knocking, signs in yards, messages on your truck/car from vinyl lettering for $50 at the local sign place………WHATEVER we can think of.

M-O-B-I-L-I-Z-E!!

PappyD61 on October 20, 2012 at 11:38 AM

Spend,Borrow,Spend….consistency.

CW on October 20, 2012 at 11:38 AM

I want the balance to be 0.00 on election day–take no chances–flood the swing state markets!

hillsoftx on October 20, 2012 at 11:38 AM

Obama Campaign Borrows $15M from Bank of America

BallisticBob on October 20, 2012 at 11:35 AM

Reverse TARP.

Nice.

PappyD61 on October 20, 2012 at 11:39 AM

We can hope that this situation will positively affect the outcome of the senate races. Eleven are now categorized as toss-ups, so the fate of the senate is still up for grabs as of today.

Dextrous on October 20, 2012 at 11:40 AM

gumby will along any second to refute everything Ed just wrote.

And he will do an optimal epic atomic job of it too.

cozmo on October 20, 2012 at 11:41 AM

Democrats … may have limited their losses, especially in the Senate.

If you look at the percentage of races won in 2010, it turns out that Republicans had a higher winning percent in Senate races than House. What limited Democrat losses in the Senate was that only a 3rd of senators faced reelection.

We get a shot at another 3rd this year, the class of 2006, the year Harry Reid took over the Senate.

Laurence on October 20, 2012 at 11:41 AM

The hilarious part of this is…BoA is NEVER going to see a dime of that loan paid back when Zero loses. He’ll be on that place to Hawaii and BoA can go screw itself. The king doesn’t pay his loans.

Rational Thought on October 20, 2012 at 11:41 AM

1980 Deja vu. I’m lovin’ it.

kingsjester on October 20, 2012 at 11:42 AM

DNC Owes Union Bank $15M
The Democratic National Committee (DNC) now owes $15 million to the union-owned Amalgamated Bank of New York, campaign finance records show.

The DNC received a $7 million loan from the bank in September, in addition to the $8 million loan it took out the previous month, neither of which has been paid back. The loans account for the majority of the committee’s $20 million in total debt.

http://freebeacon.com/dnc-owes-bank-15-m/

How are they going to pay it back? Their donations have dried up and so have Obama’s.

Yet they found a way to pour illegal money into the Maine senate race, that will end up wasted….

dogsoldier on October 20, 2012 at 11:43 AM

Obama Campaign Borrows $15M from Bank of America

BallisticBob on October 20, 2012 at 11:35 AM

I would hesitate to loan money to such a loser. But I guess it’s fine for the anti-business party to borrow from a “too big to fail” bank they helped create.

Night Owl on October 20, 2012 at 11:43 AM

Crude but hilarious — John Nolte on Twitter:

Obama’s down to binders and big bird. By next week he’ll probably have to hurl actual sh*t.

Rational Thought on October 20, 2012 at 11:44 AM

gumby will along any second to refute everything Ed just wrote.

And he will do an optimal epic atomic job of it too.

cozmo on October 20, 2012 at 11:41 AM

This isn’t a pole thread./

CW on October 20, 2012 at 11:45 AM

Mr. Priebus, thank you for your efforts.

See folks, this is what happens when one takes over a floundering project and gets to work, as opposed to blaming your predecessor.

Joe Mama on October 20, 2012 at 11:51 AM

I want the balance to be 0.00 on election day–take no chances–flood the swing state markets!

hillsoftx on October 20, 2012 at 11:38 AM

Gotta save some money to pay the lawyers in Ohio…

ClintACK on October 20, 2012 at 11:51 AM

I’m starting to think that the dem’s will be glad to see O go. Unlike our side, they get no props from the media for being mavericks against their own side, so they’re all good little soldiers. But this guy doesn’t share, expects them to fawn over him and has driven their party so far left they can’t run on his record.
They might have thought they had a real prize 4 years ago but I bet they’re tired of him now!
OT hate to get too personal on here but I broke my pelvis in a horse fall last week. Can’t go watch my beloved Cowboys get revenge on Iowa State today and I get too nervous watching on tv, so my Hot Air friends will have to keep me occupied today!

tj4osu on October 20, 2012 at 11:55 AM

Typical rethuglicans buying elections. all about big money and screw the little guy. /s off

Skwor on October 20, 2012 at 11:55 AM

The DNC isn’t the only ones in trouble, Obama took out a $15 million loan in September as well, to be payed back Novv. 14. No indiciation what the money is for.

http://freebeacon.com/obama-campaign-borrows-15m-from-bank-of-america/

parke on October 20, 2012 at 11:57 AM

How are they going to pay it back? Their donations have dried up and so have Obama’s.

Yet they found a way to pour illegal money into the Maine senate race, that will end up wasted….

dogsoldier on October 20, 2012 at 11:43 AM

They have their ways of getting around the law. I don’t expect the Democrats’ lack of actual donations to slow down their dishonest advertizing.

forest on October 20, 2012 at 11:58 AM

Democrats are low on cash and borrowing money. Sounds like a pattern.

GarandFan on October 20, 2012 at 11:58 AM

This is something that needs to be stopped. Hillary still owes money from the 2008 campaign. There can be no more deficit spending on campaigns! If you don’t have the money you don’t spend it. It just makes no sense. Why would we allow candidates to spend more than what they can raise?
Update On:How to take on the Obama Enemy media & Win: http://paratisiusa.blogspot.com/2012/09/an-open-letter-to-those-who-should-know.html?spref=tw

God Bless America!

paratisi on October 20, 2012 at 11:59 AM

Seems we have an effective RNC chair, for a change. Good fund raiser, good manager, and talks a good game too.

Good job, Reince!

petefrt on October 20, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Skwor! In your opinion, who is the little guy?

justonevictory on October 20, 2012 at 12:01 PM

Obama Campaign Borrows $15M from Bank of America

BallisticBob on October 20, 2012 at 11:35 AM

It will be epic to see BofA have to eat that. After the sh*t they have pulled on gun manufacturers, I’d love to see them get the arses handed to them by their boy-king. They deserve it.

goflyers on October 20, 2012 at 12:02 PM

it’s mine
-obama

cmsinaz on October 20, 2012 at 12:03 PM

tj4osu on October 20, 2012 at 11:55 AM

Sorry to hear of your accident; best wishes for a full and speedy recovery. This is a good place to hang out when you aren’t at 100%.

AZfederalist on October 20, 2012 at 12:03 PM

1. Ballistic Bob beat me to it.

2. My spelling would indicate that I have already tapped into my first Sam Adams Octoberfest, which is totally untrue as I haven’t even made the beer run yet.

Chalk it up to unsportsman like glee over the Dems trials and tribulations.

parke on October 20, 2012 at 12:04 PM

Could someone please remove that awful The War on Bacon storyline on the front page..Im really sick of seeing it …..

All Things Conservative on October 20, 2012 at 12:04 PM

cmsinaz on October 20, 2012 at 12:03 PM

Mornin’, ma’am! Check this out: http://wp.me/pSio7-1GF

kingsjester on October 20, 2012 at 12:05 PM

Obama took out a $15 million loan in September as well, to be payed back Novv. 14. No indiciation what the money is for.

parke on October 20, 2012 at 11:57 AM

How much is that mansion in Hawaii rumored to be priced at?

AZfederalist on October 20, 2012 at 12:05 PM

why does obama take out a loan?

cmsinaz on October 20, 2012 at 12:08 PM

Team Obama, on the other hand, has refused to share revenue beyond what the DNC gets in large donations that are ineligible for the presidential campaign, and telling Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi that the campaign wouldn’t send cash to the DSCC and DCCC, either.

“I think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.”

- Barack Obama

Except when he doesn’t.

Resist We Much on October 20, 2012 at 12:09 PM

MUST.TAKE.SENATE.

SouthernGent on October 20, 2012 at 12:11 PM

Stand up Sit down, Joe. God love ya.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJeeb7_c6ro&feature=player_embedded

davidk on October 20, 2012 at 12:12 PM

Any wonder Obama reported his September take immediately but waited till today to report cash on hand?

Should be out any time, and I can’t imagine it’s good.

Chuck Schick on October 20, 2012 at 12:12 PM

I’m starting to think that the dem’s will be glad to see O go. Unlike our side, they get no props from the media for being mavericks against their own side, so they’re all good little soldiers. But this guy doesn’t share, expects them to fawn over him and has driven their party so far left they can’t run on his record.
They might have thought they had a real prize 4 years ago but I bet they’re tired of him now!
OT hate to get too personal on here but I broke my pelvis in a horse fall last week. Can’t go watch my beloved Cowboys get revenge on Iowa State today and I get too nervous watching on tv, so my Hot Air friends will have to keep me occupied today!

tj4osu on October 20, 2012 at 11:55 AM

What’s going to be even more interesting is what the press will do. Some of these people have been hiding really juicy stuff on Obummer. After he’s gone, there’ll be no reason to protect him anymore. And, there will be a whole lot of money to be made speaking and writing books about what they do know.

What they have been doing will hurt the donks for years to come. I think more than a few may go to jail, too.

trigon on October 20, 2012 at 12:14 PM

“I think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.”

- Barack Obama

Except when he doesn’t.

Resist We Much on October 20, 2012 at 12:09 PM

More specifically, Except when it is his wealth. Then he is deserving of every penny of it and “keep your hands off my stash, Jack”

AZfederalist on October 20, 2012 at 12:15 PM

So Obama is determined to bring down the whole Democrat party with him? Time for another Hitler’s bunker video!

ardenenoch on October 20, 2012 at 12:16 PM

tj4osu on October 20, 2012 at 11:55 AM

And, I hope you get to feeling better soon.

trigon on October 20, 2012 at 12:17 PM

I thought George Soros had an unlimited supply of money after crippling the economies of several countries. Doesn’t he believe in his boy anymore?

vityas on October 20, 2012 at 12:18 PM

Oh dear, does this mean hill won’t get her campaign paid off, as was promised by bho, for hill/bill’s help? Or has that already been done?
L

letget on October 20, 2012 at 12:20 PM

Good.

A bankrupted DNC won’t be able to put up a fight in the 2014 midterms, where we absolutely need to win and get a supermajority Senate.

Once in power, the GOP needs to focus on further dismantling public unions (democrat cash cows), and thoroughly investigate all the illegal funds that poured into the DNC/0bama coffers.

Rebar on October 20, 2012 at 12:20 PM

kingsjester on October 20, 2012 at 12:05 PM

morning KJ

LOVED IT

SPOT ON buddy

cmsinaz on October 20, 2012 at 12:21 PM

I suspect that the Democratic National Party got the shock of its life when the Obama campaign told them months ago that Obama would not share a single penny with the national organizations. I remember thinking at the time that O and Co. were slitting their own throats by exposing just exactly how greedy, selfish and self-centered O really is.

As for Obama borrowing $15 mil from BoA: I fully expect him to default on that, and good luck to BoA in collecting on it. As I see it, O feels that BoA owes him that money for the bail-out. What will be interesting to see is if BoA just shuts its yap and quietly writes it off as a loan loss, or if BoA makes a serious effort to get paid. (My money is on the first option.)

catsandbooks on October 20, 2012 at 12:21 PM

Then he is deserving of every penny of it and “keep your hands off my stash, Jack”

AZfederalist on October 20, 2012 at 12:15 PM

The 0bama special.

Rebar on October 20, 2012 at 12:22 PM

…but JugEars took in $187 million bucks last month and all those offshore checks are still coming in by the millions for under $250 dollars…whose eating that money?

KOOLAID2 on October 20, 2012 at 12:26 PM

PappyD61 on October 20, 2012 at 11:38 AM

Re: our GOTV efforts …
Here in TX, we’re pretty darned red, BUT can’t stay that way, if we don’t VOTE !!
One sneaky way to remind our friends and neighbors is to include a little note in every Trick or Treaters’ bags.
LOLOL. In the same hand as the candy, kid doesn’t know, but parents will when they get home and dump out their stash.
Just one little trick to keep the election front and center, and remind parents in case they’ve been ‘too busy’.

pambi on October 20, 2012 at 12:28 PM

Perfect metaphor. No matter how much Barry and the Dems party take in, they have no discipline in control of spending, no economic sense, and at the end of the day, will still be left in a hole with their hands in your pocket to steal more. If the American public does not see that coming if they re-elect Barry for another 4 years, they are stupid beyond belief, and they will destroy their own economic well being, and saddle their children with such large debt to jeopardize their future.

bayview on October 20, 2012 at 12:30 PM

…but JugEars took in $187 million bucks last month and all those offshore checks are still coming in by the millions for under $250 dollars…whose eating that money?

KOOLAID2 on October 20, 2012 at 12:26 PM

The grifter couple.

bayview on October 20, 2012 at 12:32 PM

Bank of America is about to lay off 30,000 people.

Why does Barack Obama borrow money from evil banksters that fire so many people???

rockmom on October 20, 2012 at 12:42 PM

Crude but hilarious — John Nolte on Twitter:

Obama’s down to binders and big bird. By next week he’ll probably have to hurl actual sh*t.

Rational Thought on October 20, 2012 at 11:44 AM

I think Gloria Alredredhead is going to be throwing it for Obama. And the media is SALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLIVATING.

PappyD61 on October 20, 2012 at 12:51 PM

Mornin’, ma’am! Check this out: http://wp.me/pSio7-1GF

kingsjester on October 20, 2012 at 12:05 PM

excellent piece…thanks kingjester

CoffeeLover on October 20, 2012 at 12:52 PM

RNC up $83 million, DNC taking out loans

Ever since I endorsed Mitt the money just keeps pouring in.

The Clint Eastwood speech helped so you prolly have to factor that in.

SparkPlug on October 20, 2012 at 12:53 PM

CoffeeLover on October 20, 2012 at 12:52 PM

Thank you!

kingsjester on October 20, 2012 at 12:54 PM

My employer had to change banks to Bank of America after being merged with a bigger company a couple of years ago.

Up to this spring, I would take deposits to the local branch and usually get speedy service.
Since then, I think they’ve cut back on staff because I have to wait in long lines for nearly every visit, no matter what day or time I go.
I’m not optimistic that it’s going to change.

22044 on October 20, 2012 at 12:54 PM

tj4osu on October 20, 2012 at 11:55 AM

Well OUCH. Prayers for a speedy recovery.

CoffeeLover on October 20, 2012 at 12:54 PM

tj4osu on October 20, 2012 at 11:55 AM

Ouch – I echo the others, HA is a good place to be while you recover. Hope it’s speedy & full.

22044 on October 20, 2012 at 12:57 PM

A long time ago I think I read an article about the OofA in Chicago and the amount of money they were pouring through just on staffing and their IT setup. I am sure like the Federal Govt, they are top heavy too. We also can’t forget the amount of $$$ they are using for their formerly named ACORN GOTV operations. I haven’t seen anything reported on that!

CoffeeLover on October 20, 2012 at 12:58 PM

DNC taking out loans
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China on line 1…
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RalphyBoy on October 20, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Kudos to “Prince Reebus” (easier to say), great job. I like Michael Steele but this job, like the presidency, needs a hands on, no-nonsense manager, which Prince has shown himself to be.

TXUS on October 20, 2012 at 1:01 PM

it’s mine
-obama

cmsinaz on October 20, 2012 at 12:03 PM

Perfect!

Key West Reader on October 20, 2012 at 1:01 PM

…but JugEars took in $187 million bucks last month and all those offshore checks are still coming in by the millions for under $250 dollars…whose eating that money?

KOOLAID2 on October 20, 2012 at 12:26 PM

They have a vast bureaucratic monstrosity of a campaign that’s just grown since 08. Also, they’ve dumped a TON of money into infrastructure (IT, offices, VOIP lines, etc). There have been stories for months about how much Obama is spending monthly just to keep his campaign operating, and its staggering compared to Romneys expenditures.

Keep in mind that Obama expected to raise $1B + this time around…

Turns out he’s as bad with his campaigns money as he is with the taxpayers money… who would have thought?

Timin203 on October 20, 2012 at 1:02 PM

AKIN! Spread the wealth, Priebus. CM is begging to be beaten. BROWN! The fake indian is the soft ball everyone is looking for.

Kissmygrits on October 20, 2012 at 1:07 PM

pambi on October 20, 2012 at 12:28 PM

Great idea!

Though TX is bright red on the statewide level, there are still a number of contested state house and senate races, and, more important, judicial races. In 2008, a good number of Ds won judicial spots and they need to be voted out.

Also, let’s not forget that Ted Cruz is on the ballot for US Senate against a long-time committed lib, which alone should justify going to the polls.

TXUS on October 20, 2012 at 1:10 PM

So that $15M “loan” from Bank of America is really just a thinly disguised campaign donation, isn’t it? Same as that loan taken out from the union associated bank. Just a way to launder money.

AZfederalist on October 20, 2012 at 1:10 PM

Superb reading

Schadenfreude on October 20, 2012 at 1:11 PM

Kudos to “Prince Reebus” (easier to say), great job. I like Michael Steele but this job, like the presidency, needs a hands on, no-nonsense manager, which Prince has shown himself to be.

TXUS on October 20, 2012 at 1:01 PM

I agree that he is doing a pretty good job and is the more ideal chairman during an election but the real story is about matching the DNCs ground operation and infrastructure in this election cycle. That hasn’t been created been overnight and was found wanting in 2008 when the DNC had its new platforms and infrastructure up and running. The long term investment made by the RNC is now paying dividends and the ground operation is largely independent of Romney’s Boston operations so most of the people and officers will be ready and available for other national and sate campaigns to plug into in future campaigns. It also allows the larger participation of small donors for Republicans. Steele deserves credit for the much more formidable operation that RP inherited matching the DNC ground operation this time around.

lexhamfox on October 20, 2012 at 1:12 PM

Please, it all sounds good, but it’s a little to early to start tooting horns. Don’t forget the DNC, has just about every print media,as well as T.V. media pulling for them. Do the comparative math on this, I’m sure it would be greater than 83 million.

DDay on October 20, 2012 at 1:13 PM

Let’s see… The taxpayers saved BOA with TARP and BOA needed a $5 bil investment from Buffet last year to shore it up… but BOA gave $20 mil to the DNC for its convention and a $15 mil loan to the Obama campaign… and the bank is described as ailing and preparing to lay off at least 16,000 employees by year end.

Something here is just wrong. You’d think that stockholders would be a mite concerned.

obladioblada on October 20, 2012 at 1:15 PM

Let’s see… The taxpayers saved BOA with TARP and BOA needed a $5 bil investment from Buffet last year to shore it up… but BOA gave $20 mil to the DNC for its convention and a $15 mil loan to the Obama campaign… and the bank is described as ailing and preparing to lay off at least 16,000 employees by year end.

Something here is just wrong. You’d think that stockholders would be a mite concerned.

obladioblada on October 20, 2012 at 1:15 PM

cronyism continues…

CoffeeLover on October 20, 2012 at 1:20 PM

tj4osu on October 20, 2012 at 11:55 AM

Ouch – I echo the others, HA is a good place to be while you recover. Hope it’s speedy & full.

22044 on October 20, 2012 at 12:57 PM

Horses can be a bit hard on a person. Best of luck with the recovery.

koaiko on October 20, 2012 at 1:27 PM

Something here is just wrong. You’d think that stockholders would be a mite concerned.

obladioblada on October 20, 2012 at 1:15 PM

Looking at their stock performance; I’d say they are: Five Years and Last 5 Days

AZfederalist on October 20, 2012 at 1:33 PM

Superb reading

Schadenfreude on October 20, 2012 at 1:11 PM

Excellent read – but I still do not get the binder angle.

They have lost their collective minds.

tru2tx on October 20, 2012 at 1:34 PM

Excellent read – but I still do not get the binder angle.

They have lost their collective minds.

tru2tx on October 20, 2012 at 1:34 PM

It’s all they’ve got; they have to focus on some triviality from the other side because they have absolutely no record upon which to run. After Benghazi, Cairo, etc. they can’t even use foreign policy anymore. This is desperation, attack and demonize the opponent; they’ve got nothing else.

AZfederalist on October 20, 2012 at 1:38 PM

I am sure this has already been pointed out (haven’t read comments yet) but doesn’t this seem like an issue that could be exploited? The DNC runs their organization exactly how their candidates run the country. It’s not a good thing.

Cindy Munford on October 20, 2012 at 1:42 PM

I’m starting to think that the dem’s will be glad to see O go. Unlike our side, they get no props from the media for being mavericks against their own side, so they’re all good little soldiers. But this guy doesn’t share, expects them to fawn over him and has driven their party so far left they can’t run on his record.
They might have thought they had a real prize 4 years ago but I bet they’re tired of him now!

OT hate to get too personal on here but I broke my pelvis in a horse fall last week. Can’t go watch my beloved Cowboys get revenge on Iowa State today and I get too nervous watching on tv, so my Hot Air friends will have to keep me occupied today!

tj4osu on October 20, 2012 at 11:55 AM

O’bamna, Reid and Pelosi have in 6 short years turned the Democrat Party toxic. I’m sure there are many, many more reasonable Dems out there who realize the damage the 3 Stooges have done to the Dem Brand name.

Sorry to hear about your fall! A broken pelvis is nothing to laugh at; I once shared a hospital room with a 25 year old dude who’d broken his pelvis in a motorcycle accident. He ended up being in the hospital longer than I was, even though I had a broken back!

Del Dolemonte on October 20, 2012 at 1:44 PM

Obama took out a $15 million loan in September as well, to be payed back Novv. 14. No indiciation what the money is for.

parke on October 20, 2012 at 11:57 AM

How much is that mansion in Hawaii rumored to be priced at?

AZfederalist on October 20, 2012 at 12:05 PM

$14 million, I believe. But he’s having Penny Pritzker buy it for him, so the loan’s for something else.

Del Dolemonte on October 20, 2012 at 1:45 PM

$14 million, I believe. But he’s having Penny Pritzker buy it for him, so the loan’s for something else.

Del Dolemonte on October 20, 2012 at 1:45 PM

Maybe the interior decor? :-)

AZfederalist on October 20, 2012 at 1:48 PM

…but JugEars took in $187 million bucks last month and all those offshore checks are still coming in by the millions for under $250 dollars…whose eating that money?

KOOLAID2 on October 20, 2012 at 12:26 PM

Obama’s sitting on it like a petulant child; it’s the DNC that’s out of cash

right of the dial on October 20, 2012 at 1:50 PM

$14 million, I believe. But he’s having Penny Pritzker buy it for him, so the loan’s for something else.

Del Dolemonte on October 20, 2012 at 1:45 PM

Maybe the interior decor? :-)

AZfederalist on October 20, 2012 at 1:48 PM

I’m sure Cameron Diaz or Michelle Pfeiffer would be happy to take the job. They both live on the same beach.

Del Dolemonte on October 20, 2012 at 1:51 PM

TXUS on October 20, 2012 at 1:10 PM

Hubby and I are going to vote Tuesday and doing a straight R ticket! Haven’t done that is awhile. Gotta make sure R&R and Cruz gets our votes!
L

letget on October 20, 2012 at 1:56 PM

Kingsjester @ 12:50
If your still around, awesome piece………;)

angrymike on October 20, 2012 at 1:59 PM

We must get the Senate, too.

John the Libertarian on October 20, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Im glad Romney said binder. For reasons we don’t understand that word has tripped a switch in the liberal mind. It’s prolly like a dog whistle. We can’t hear it but LibDogs can. So now they are barking up the wrong tree and sniffing each others rears.

We can throw them a bone to calm them down but it’s better to keep saying binder. This will make them want to run full speed into the neighbors yard. But the LibMutts forget they are on a short leash when the twang happens.

Fun to watch.

SparkPlug on October 20, 2012 at 2:10 PM

The Republican party was so destroyed by the DNC wins that they would never return as a major party again…isn’t that what most all of the unbiased, intelligent journalists repeated for months??

right2bright on October 20, 2012 at 2:11 PM

tj4osu on October 20, 2012 at 11:55 AM

Hope you recover soon.

SparkPlug on October 20, 2012 at 2:12 PM

Could someone please remove that awful The War on Bacon storyline on the front page..Im really sick of seeing it …..

All Things Conservative on October 20, 2012 at 12:04 PM

I agree. It’s HotAir’s version of the Big Bird tempest in a teapot.

JoseQuinones on October 20, 2012 at 2:13 PM

We’ve got money, yes we do, we’ve got money how bout you?

KCsecurity1976 on October 20, 2012 at 2:16 PM

angrymike on October 20, 2012 at 1:59 PM

Thank you, my friend.

kingsjester on October 20, 2012 at 2:33 PM

The hilarious part of this is…BoA is NEVER going to see a dime of that loan paid back when Zero loses. He’ll be on that place to Hawaii and BoA can go screw itself. The king doesn’t pay his loans.

Rational Thought on October 20, 2012 at 11:41 AM

Not to worry, they will hike up the fees on their customers (yours truly included :( in notime…they’ll do everything to recoup their bad loan….after all hey are used to the taxpayers pitchin’ to pay for their bad decisions….BofA is the worst bank I can think of, too bad am too lazy to just change it now, too much trouble…

jimver on October 20, 2012 at 2:36 PM

BallisticBob on October 20, 2012 at 11:35 AM

Typical liberals: Spending like mad and running deficits. Barry isn’t good at keeping promises, so BoA is going to have to eat that money. I would be shocked if they get it back any time soon.

Desperate Dems.

Philly on October 20, 2012 at 3:01 PM

Kingsjester @ 12:50
If your still around, awesome piece………;)

angrymike on October 20, 2012 at 1:59 PM

…oh yeah!
….and Mikey!…can you start finding some ugly pictures of some ditzy democrat dames for your blog?…

KOOLAID2 on October 20, 2012 at 3:14 PM

Thanks everybody for your good wishes. I’m having a good day, my Cowboys are winning! I’ll be spending a lot of time with you guys the next few weeks. My infirmity gives me a good excuse to be even more obsessed with the election coverage. When I can’t sleep at nite, the QOTD posts are most entertaining. All nite long!

tj4osu on October 20, 2012 at 3:28 PM

Hmmm.
Maybe they are asking the trolls to work for free.
Last stand for g&p?

22044 on October 20, 2012 at 3:34 PM

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