Politico: Steyer climate-change fundraising a bust

posted at 10:01 am on July 17, 2014 by Ed Morrissey

How bad can it be? After all, Tom Steyer has managed to rent out the Senate in March, forcing Democrats into an embarrassing all-nighter to protest a lack of action on climate change in a chamber where they control the agenda. That, however, rested on Steyer’s strength in personal wealth, not his ability to bundle big dollars for Democratic PACs. According to Politico, the billionaire hedge-fund exec has flopped on his pledge to raise $50 million and make climate change a central issue in the midterms:

Billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer is falling far short on his pledge to raise $50 million in outside money to make climate change a midterm-election weapon against the GOP.

His super PAC, NextGen Climate Action, has raised just $1.2 million from other donors toward that goal, according to still-unreleased figures that his aides shared with POLITICO. And he appears to be struggling to woo wealthy allies in his effort to compete with big-money conservative donors — leading some supporters to question whether his fundraising goal is realistic.

So far, the only really big donor to the Steyer cause is Steyer himself.

The numbers show just how hard it may be for Steyer to persuade rich liberals to spend their millions on climate change while voters focus on the economy, immigration and Obamacare. They also call into question whether Steyer can really become the big-money titan in Democratic politics — a counterweight to the dominance that deep-pocketed donors like the Koch brothers have achieved in conservative circles.

That may be part of the problem. Harry Reid’s despicable smear tactics about the Koch brothers may have backfired on Democrats among their deep-pocket donor base, especially in relation to funding PACs. Leaks about donors to Democracy Alliance and accusations of hypocrisy (and rank dishonesty) could well be taking their toll. Also, despite Steyer’s talents on Wall Street as a hedge-fund executive, it might be that he’s just not that good of an organizer. If the reporting from Kenneth Vogel and Andrew Restuccia is accurate, that’s at least part of the problem, and al lack of salesmanship might be some of it as well:

[S]everal major Democratic donors have quietly expressed resentment about the effort to seek outside cash, grumbling that it smacks of self-aggrandizement and noting that Steyer has enough money to fund the entire campaign himself.

Some donors complain that Steyer isn’t offering would-be check writers the high-level courtship they’ve come to expect, instead delegating much of the schmoozing to top advisers. In addition, anyone donating to Steyer’s super PAC would risk being drawn into the fierce attacks that conservative groups are trying to mount on the billionaire’s credibility.

His credibility? Such as, perhaps, that Steyer made a lot of money in hydrocarbon-based energy before deciding to attack it? Steyer tried explaining on Monday how climate change transformed him, but it hasn’t done much to boost his standing so far.

The real problem is that almost no one cares about climate change in the midterm elections. Polling from both Politico and Gallup in May showed that the environment as a class of issues (of which climate change would be a subset) was the top priority for a whopping 3% of all Americans in one poll and 7% in another.  Jobs and the economy, on the other hand, got the top spot from 38% in Gallup. Three times as many Democrats prioritized dysfunctional government over the environment. Running a midterm on climate change would effectively confirm that Democrats have completely lost touch with the electorate and are only talking to their narrow clique of elites, not exactly a winning message.

Plus, Steyer’s project suffers from one other big problem. Assuming that another $50 million keeps the Senate in Democratic hands, exactly what would that do for climate change? Democrats have controlled the upper chamber for eight years, and even when they rented out the Senate to Steyer had nothing to offer on the topic. Democrats controlled all of Congress for four years, two of which were in Obama’s first term in office. What did they do with that time? They imposed an unpopular command economy in the health insurance market and passed Dodd-Frank, and … that’s about it.

Perhaps, then, it’s a bit unfair to blame Steyer’s salesmanship. It’s easier to sell refrigerators to Eskimos than to make this sale.


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A fool and his money…a lot of money.

22044 on July 17, 2014 at 10:05 AM

A billionaire fails at attracting donors so he doesn’t have to risk his own money for a hoax so he can make more money for himself by buying lib congresscritters. He must be another only in it for the money shill.

Kissmygrits on July 17, 2014 at 10:09 AM

He should probably try with the Republicans, they’re easy.

Cindy Munford on July 17, 2014 at 10:09 AM

In other news, Australia just repealed its carbon tax. Go figure.

Syzygy on July 17, 2014 at 10:11 AM

This guy is no Al Gore.

hip shot on July 17, 2014 at 10:11 AM

“I’m a multi-billionaire who got rich on coal inter alia, gimme some cash to ban coal now that I’m out of it and into govt subsidized green energy. Please?”

The Epic Hypocrisy of Tom Steyer

Billionaire hedge fund operator and “green” energy magnate Tom Steyer has pledged $100 million in the 2014 election cycle to help Democratic candidates who oppose the Keystone pipeline and who favor “green” energy over fossil fuels. Steyer claims to be a man of principle who has no financial interest in the causes he supports, but acts only for the public good. That is a ridiculous claim: Steyer is the ultimate rent-seeker who depends on government connections to produce subsidies and mandates that make his “green” energy investments profitable. He also is, or was until recently, a major investor in Kinder Morgan, which is building a competitor to the Keystone pipeline. Go here, here, here, here, here and here for more information about how Steyer uses his political donations and consequent connections to enhance his already vast fortune.

Akzed on July 17, 2014 at 10:13 AM

The real problem is that almost no one cares about climate change in the midterm elections.

That will change when undocumented polar bears start showing up to vote.

Happy Nomad on July 17, 2014 at 10:14 AM

Steyer: “Hey business people–whose up for killing the coal industry, jacking up everyone’s power rates, and tanking the economy for once and all?”

**** C R I C K E T S ****

Armyspouse on July 17, 2014 at 10:14 AM

No, that’s not about it. I remember 3/4 of a trillion going down the rat hole too, bond holders being raped and and billions going to renewable boondogles.

I am sure there are more atrocities.

FOWG1 on July 17, 2014 at 10:17 AM

The naive Steyer is learning the hard way that the problem with politicians, particularly Dems, is that once you buy them they just don’t stay bought. And, especially when the issue you paid them to support is itself a complete hoax.

TXUS on July 17, 2014 at 10:19 AM

Global Warming = 2nd Biggest Scam in History (Obama being elected “President” the first time would be the biggest).

Meople on July 17, 2014 at 10:20 AM

He should probably try with the Republicans, they’re easy.

Cindy Munford on July 17, 2014 at 10:09 AM

Snort! Some have heels so round they rock when they walk.

katy the mean old lady on July 17, 2014 at 10:20 AM

Steyer, the hypocrite pig, made his billions in coal hedgefunds, tipped off by obama’s policies…and now want you to be for “climate whatever”.

He should take a few thousand illegal kids onto his pristine farm, along with Zuckerberg and the other amnesty shill billionaires.

Schadenfreude on July 17, 2014 at 10:20 AM

He should probably try with the Republicans, they’re easy.

Cindy Munford on July 17, 2014 at 10:09 AM

LMAO!!!!!

Cindy, you Rock.

ToddPA on July 17, 2014 at 10:22 AM

No, that’s not about it. I remember 3/4 of a trillion going down the rat hole too, bond holders being raped and and billions going to renewable boondogles.

I am sure there are more atrocities.

FOWG1 on July 17, 2014 at 10:17 AM

Yep, we only know about a tiny fraction of what’s been going on the last 6 years.

Meople on July 17, 2014 at 10:26 AM

That will change when undocumented polar bears start showing up to vote.

Happy Nomad on July 17, 2014 at 10:14 AM

That’s why I had mine deported. Besides, the cat and Oscar JR. hated him.
The icing on the cake was the warrant for his arrest in Churchill, Manitoba. All I need now is a bunch of Mounties on horseback charging at the condo building.

katy the mean old lady on July 17, 2014 at 10:27 AM

Cindy Munford
He should probably try with the Republicans, they’re easy.

It’s a unique skill to drill down to the nub of an issue in one short sentence. In this case Cindy, home run. +1

Franklin100 on July 17, 2014 at 10:27 AM

Steyer’s message;

I want to be a noble in an agrarian socialist state operating at Old Stone Age tech levels. And while I live in the castle, you all get to spread night soil in the rice paddies by hand and sleep in mud huts. The ten percent of you who don’t starve or freeze to death in the first decade, that is.

The trouble is, it’s a message that only works on three kinds of people; the nihilistic, the suicidal, and those who don’t learn what the message really is.

There are fewer of all three than Steyer, AlGore, etc., think there are.

clear ether

eon

eon on July 17, 2014 at 10:27 AM

…deep-pocketed donors like the Koch brothers have achieved in conservative circles.

Thing is, I don’t think the Kochs are that deep pocketed. They have been a marginally useful foil for the Dems but I think for us there has been much more grassroots activism that tends to agree with their positions. I think it looks bigger to them than it really is.

Buck Farky on July 17, 2014 at 10:28 AM

That will change when undocumented polar bears start showing up to vote.

Happy Nomad on July 17, 2014 at 10:14 AM

What evidence have you that they aren’t showing up to vote now?

flyovermark on July 17, 2014 at 10:28 AM

Considering that I live in the South (Central Kentucky) and that I have not had to run the A/C since Monday in the middle of July, while watching so many of my ornamental plants in my back yard try and recover from last winters prolonged freeze damage, concern about Global Warming is not at the top of my list.

Wallythedog on July 17, 2014 at 10:29 AM

Apparently, making some money on insider trading schtick doesn’t make one a good and inspiring organizer. Who whould have thought?

Rix on July 17, 2014 at 10:29 AM

It’s a unique skill to drill down to the nub of an issue in one short sentence. In this case Cindy, home run. +1

Franklin100 on July 17, 2014 at 10:27 AM

Cindy is a master!

katy the mean old lady on July 17, 2014 at 10:29 AM

Glad he is flaming out!

Bet he flew all around the country in a private jet courting the money, while spewing massive amounts of deadly CO2. What a putz

txdoc on July 17, 2014 at 10:30 AM

It’s easier to sell refrigerators to Eskimos than to make this sale.

Actually, an Eskimo can use a refrigerator to protect food from animals, shield it from the elements and maintain a constant temperature, rather than the changes caused by day time sunlight and the angle of the sun.

Just saying.

InterestedObserver on July 17, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Thing is, I don’t think the Kochs are that deep pocketed. They have been a marginally useful foil for the Dems but I think for us there has been much more grassroots activism that tends to agree with their positions. I think it looks bigger to them than it really is.

Buck Farky on July 17, 2014 at 10:28 AM

It’s not the size of the paycheck that matters. A Koch dollar buys a lot more support and following because grassroots people take it to do what they would be doing anyway. Steyer has to buy the enthusiasm first.

Rix on July 17, 2014 at 10:31 AM

Democrats have controlled the upper chamber for eight years, and even when they rented out the Senate to Steyer had nothing to offer on the topic. Democrats controlled all of Congress for four years, two of which were in Obama’s first term in office. What did they do with that time? They imposed an unpopular command economy in the health insurance market and passed Dodd-Frank, and … that’s about it.

…but they had to deal with the party of NO!

JugEarsButtHurt on July 17, 2014 at 10:32 AM

The real problem is that almost no one cares about climate change in the midterm elections.

Actually, the real problem is that no one cares about climate change at all because deep down even the true believers know that AGW is a fraud. Other than making the obligatory weekly offering at the Altar of the Recycling Bin, what have folks like Steyer truly done to change their own lives to make us believe that they believe the end is at hand? We all knew Noah was serious about the flood because he actually built a boat. Mr. Steyer, where is your metaphoric ark?

dreadnought62 on July 17, 2014 at 10:32 AM

Considering that I live in the South (Central Kentucky) and that I have not had to run the A/C since Monday in the middle of July, while watching so many of my ornamental plants in my back yard try and recover from last winters prolonged freeze damage, concern about Global Warming is not at the top of my list.

Wallythedog on July 17, 2014 at 10:29 AM

I, however am DEEPLY CONCERNED about the climate change in Pompano Beach. Rain clouds form every afternoon. “Summer in South Florida. Stop the madness!”

katy the mean old lady on July 17, 2014 at 10:32 AM

He empowered the Obama’s EPA to adopt standards that will shut down the coal business. Hasn’t he done what he set out to do without spending all his money?

COgirl on July 17, 2014 at 10:34 AM

deadly CO2. That horrible stuff that plants breathe.
Climate control! Kill the Broccoli!

txdoc on July 17, 2014 at 10:30 AM

katy the mean old lady on July 17, 2014 at 10:35 AM

screued that up

katy the mean old lady on July 17, 2014 at 10:35 AM

His credibility? Such as, perhaps, that Steyer made a lot of money in hydrocarbon-based energy before deciding to attack it? Steyer tried explaining on Monday how climate change transformed him, but it hasn’t done much to boost his standing so far.

Of course he would never, ever, consider divesting himself of that evil money, or living a more modest lifestyle. Noooooo. Fricken’ libtard hypocrite.

Hill60 on July 17, 2014 at 10:35 AM

The most despicable thing about liberals is their extreme hypocrisy… Yes they have very destructive political agenda and goals but it is their hypocrisy that makes me despise them even more so than their destructive politics…

mnjg on July 17, 2014 at 10:40 AM

The most despicable thing about liberals is their hypocrisy… Yes they have very destructive political agenda and goals but it is their hypocrisy that make me despise them even more so than their destructive politics.

mnjg on July 17, 2014 at 10:41 AM

Sounds to me like Steyer generates more heat with his blathering than CO2 emissions from man-made sources ever could.

Bitter Clinger on July 17, 2014 at 10:42 AM

It’s not the size of the paycheck that matters. A Koch dollar buys a lot more support and following because grassroots people take it to do what they would be doing anyway. Steyer has to buy the enthusiasm first.

Rix on July 17, 2014 at 10:31 AM

Exactly! That makes total sense. It also means we don’t need the Kochs nearly as much as the left needs a Steyer or a Soros.

Buck Farky on July 17, 2014 at 10:44 AM

green= The transfer of money from productive members of society to those that are less productive,

newportmike on July 17, 2014 at 10:45 AM

Perhaps, then, it’s a bit unfair to blame Steyer’s salesmanship.

I’m not so sure about this….he has about as much credibility, at this point, as Al Gore, which is virtually none. Little of this rich prig’s efforts have gone to improve that – which directly reflects on his salesmanship. Salesmanship is more than just tossing wads of cash while whinging and screaming about climate change or the evil GOP deniers.

But at the core remains the real problem with not only Gore’s salesmanship, or Steyer’s salesmanship, or even the DNC’s salesmanship – advocating an intellectually, morally, and ethically bankrupt agenda with a foundation in tyranny and fascism is a losing proposition with everyone BUT the rabid fascist base.

Athos on July 17, 2014 at 10:48 AM

…almost no one cares about climate change in the midterm elections.

That’s never stopped these idiots before.

Marxism is for dummies on July 17, 2014 at 10:49 AM

As I’ve commented in the past, when these lying maggots start living like what they preach is TRUE, I’ll consider listening. My first question when ANYBODY asks me to donate to their “cause”, is how much of YOUR MONEY and YOUR TIME are you investing? Maybe I’ll begin to question “climate change” (weather) and the “rising sea levels” when AlGore sells his beach-front castle in Kalifornication. ‘Til then, he and scum suckers like Steyer are just more scam artists preying on the gullible and the stupid.

oldleprechaun on July 17, 2014 at 10:50 AM

When he was making his fortune on carbon based energy it was ‘economic patriotism’ to help produce American energy, now it is ‘economic patriotism’ to make millions off the green energy cabal.

But, like all dumos it is their altruism that counts, and if a few million can be made on the side, so be it. The money is merely an unintended consequence.

DWoDiego on July 17, 2014 at 10:52 AM

We all knew Noah was serious about the flood because he actually built a boat.
 
dreadnought62 on July 17, 2014 at 10:32 AM

 
Very, very nicely put. I’ll do my best to credit you when I repeat it.

rogerb on July 17, 2014 at 10:55 AM

O T :

Can we get the “Detroit police chief gives credit to armed citizens for drop in crime” story down, on the main page ?

listens2glenn on July 17, 2014 at 10:57 AM

I certainly hope that hypocritical prick Steyer doesn’t exhale and kill us all.

txdoc on July 17, 2014 at 10:57 AM

green= The transfer of money from productive members of society to those that are less productive,

newportmike

Thus, green IS the new red.

Ms. Contrarian Scientist on July 17, 2014 at 10:58 AM

Climate Change = nature made
Bad Economy = man made

Unemployed Americans have priorities:
Keeping a roof over their heads
Food in their children’s stomachs
Going without medical care
Using less energy (due high costs) by:
not commuting to work (no job)
not using the AC or heater as much

Steyer – Americans do not need the “snake oil” you’re trying to sell.
If it’s so good, buy it yourself.
Oh, forgot. Libs don’t like to use their own money. See: Gore.

31giddyup on July 17, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Where’s oakland???

Surely that dummy can show up and tell us all how stupid we are for not taking the word of a billionaire she would otherwise hate if his name was Koch on the subject of the AGW scam….

runawayyyy on July 17, 2014 at 11:02 AM

katy the mean old lady on July 17, 2014 at 10:32 AM

Mowing the lawn should not be this much of an adventure.

Cindy Munford on July 17, 2014 at 11:02 AM

Steyer made a lot of money in hydrocarbon-based energy before deciding to attack it

This reads like an assessment of the Gore family, father and son.

burt on July 17, 2014 at 11:03 AM

Mowing the lawn should not be this much of an adventure.

Cindy Munford on July 17, 2014 at 11:02 AM

Mow, hell! I need a brush hog and sheep.

katy the mean old lady on July 17, 2014 at 11:05 AM

The numbers show just how hard it may be for Steyer to persuade rich liberals to spend their millions on climate change while voters focus on the economy, immigration and Obamacare.

When it comes to their own money, the elitist Left can spot a lost cause faster than you can say Arugula.

RadClown on July 17, 2014 at 11:08 AM

Steyer’s definitely got the progressive’s attitude towards other people’s money — in this case, it’s other millionaires and billionaires he wants to simply give his PAC cash, so he can then spend it on his goals, and take credit for whatever Democrats win who support his global warming paranoia.

(On the other hand, while Steyer’s hysteria over climate change isn’t working too well, MSNBC was rolling out the big guns this morning, in an attempt to see if what worked in 2012 can help the Democrats hold the Senate in 2014. I’m sure other liberal news outlets will be using this strategy throughout the rest of the summer and fall in order to try and drive swing voters back to their side.)

jon1979 on July 17, 2014 at 11:09 AM

……and in other news we are seeing record cool temperatures this summer.

Tater Salad on July 17, 2014 at 11:16 AM

Very, very nicely put. I’ll do my best to credit you when I repeat it.

rogerb on July 17, 2014 at 10:55 AM

I cannot help but be touched. Especially since you are the master of the Ghosts of Regrettable & Contradictory Statements Past, Present & Future that descend upon our current crop of Regrettable & Contradictory Trolls.

dreadnought62 on July 17, 2014 at 11:16 AM

I’m not sure I’m buying this. I seem to remember democrats and their PACs claiming they have not and will not reach their goals, falling far short, only to come in over the finish line well over the #.

Sue on July 17, 2014 at 11:22 AM

A fool lying hypocrite and his money…a lot of money.

22044 on July 17, 2014 at 10:05 AM

Fixed.

This guy is no Al Gore.

hip shot on July 17, 2014 at 10:11 AM

Oh, they are very similar – no one believes Gore either.

earlgrey on July 17, 2014 at 11:22 AM

Hmmmmm, sheep.

Cindy Munford on July 17, 2014 at 11:25 AM

Sue on July 17, 2014 at 11:22 AM

Are you suggesting that a Democrat might not be truthful? Still, if this guy’s grand plan is bombing, that’s too funny.

Cindy Munford on July 17, 2014 at 11:27 AM

Cindy Munford on July 17, 2014 at 11:27 AM

In a word, yes. And I will laugh with you if it turns out to be true.

Sue on July 17, 2014 at 11:32 AM

Mow, hell! I need a brush hog and sheep.

katy the mean old lady on July 17, 2014 at 11:05 AM

I always found goats much better at clearing brush. They’re the only thing that I ever found that could clean out a sassafras patch. They’re also smarter and hardier than sheep and don’t stink nearly as much. Goat milk is a less fat than sheep’s milk though.

Oldnuke on July 17, 2014 at 11:32 AM

Hmmmmm, sheep.

Cindy Munford on July 17, 2014 at 11:25 AM

Careful there – you may certain people in here a bit, uh excited….

dentarthurdent on July 17, 2014 at 11:41 AM

……and in other news we are seeing record cool temperatures this summer.

Tater Salad on July 17, 2014 at 11:16 AM

See! See! More proof of AGW!

Closet Optimist on July 17, 2014 at 11:48 AM

Plus, Steyer’s project suffers from one other big problem. Assuming that another $50 million keeps the Senate in Democratic hands, exactly what would that do for climate change? Democrats have controlled the upper chamber for eight years, and even when they rented out the Senate to Steyer had nothing to offer on the topic. Democrats controlled all of Congress for four years, two of which were in Obama’s first term in office. What did they do with that time?

They tried to pass Cap and Trade on CO2, but quite a few coal-state Democrat Senators voted against it. Everything that has been done about “climate change” (regulation of CO2 emissions) has been done by unconstitutional Executive fiat, via “rule-making” in Obama’s EPA.

Steve Z on July 17, 2014 at 12:05 PM

He made his money on oil, now he is taking the short position. And pushing it by perpetuated junk science. Makes for a perfect Democrat.

pat on July 17, 2014 at 12:08 PM

Everyone was busy out buying sweaters on summer clearance for the cold snap…

viking01 on July 17, 2014 at 12:10 PM

I, however am DEEPLY CONCERNED about the climate change in Pompano Beach. Rain clouds form every afternoon. “Summer in South Florida. Stop the madness!”

katy the mean old lady on July 17, 2014 at 10:32 AM

Climate scientists say that water vapor has a much stronger heat-trapping “greenhouse” effect than carbon dioxide. That dirty rotten dihydrogen monoxide!!! You’ll just have to prevent it from evaporating from the ocean.

/sarc!!!

Steve Z on July 17, 2014 at 12:13 PM

Actually, an Eskimo can use a refrigerator to protect food from animals, shield it from the elements and maintain a constant temperature, rather than the changes caused by day time sunlight and the angle of the sun.
Just saying.
InterestedObserver on July 17, 2014 at 10:30 AM

That icemaker extra thingy might be a harder sell…

Newtie and the Beauty on July 17, 2014 at 12:21 PM

dentarthurdent on July 17, 2014 at 11:41 AM

Oh dear!!! Strictly a consideration as a lawn mower that works in the rain.

Cindy Munford on July 17, 2014 at 12:21 PM

…but they had to deal with the party of NO KNOW!
JugEarsButtHurt on July 17, 2014 at 10:32 AM

Duckin’ auto-correct…and homophones… ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on July 17, 2014 at 12:22 PM

Debate Topic: The democrat party is a crime syndicate dressed up as a political party. Run by criminals for the betterment of criminals.

jukin3 on July 17, 2014 at 12:31 PM

See the PowerLine evisceration of hilarious hypocrite Steyer. Made all his money in coal investments in India and Australia.

He is a cockroach for the Ages.

Jaibones on July 17, 2014 at 12:38 PM

Debate Topic: The democrat party is a crime syndicate dressed up as a political party. Run by criminals for the betterment of criminals.

jukin3 on July 17, 2014 at 12:31 PM

No debate there.
Just a fact.

dentarthurdent on July 17, 2014 at 12:39 PM

He is a cockroach for the Ages.

Jaibones on July 17, 2014 at 12:38 PM

That’s an insult to cockroaches….

dentarthurdent on July 17, 2014 at 12:39 PM

Jul 17, 2014 at 10:13 am Akzed

Missed your post and link Akzed. Well done.

Jaibones on July 17, 2014 at 12:44 PM

Libs prefer to finance with taxpayer dollars. As for Steyer, and his “Steyer tried explaining on Monday how climate change transformed him”……………….

Yeah, into a heavy investor of “renewable energy” funded by taxpayer subsidies.

Some “transformation”.

GarandFan on July 17, 2014 at 12:54 PM

Debate Topic: The democrat party is a crime syndicate dressed up as a political party. Run by criminals for the betterment of criminals.

jukin3 on July 17, 2014 at 12:31 PM

In mathematics, that is called an axiom.

dreadnought62 on July 17, 2014 at 1:18 PM

No debate, dreadnought. The Dems should be prosecuted under the RICO act.

Jaibones on July 17, 2014 at 1:31 PM

If this guy were serious about helping people, he could send me a $30,000 check so I can pay off those debts my ex-wife dumped on me….

Oh, and if he were feeling generous, he would pay me another $120,000 so I can pay off the HALF of the mortgage on my house I had to buy from her to keep the house….

OR, I could be a life-sucking slug like his fellow liberal democrats, demand a law be passed so the government would FORCE him to pay off my debts in the name of “social justice.”

I, however, am not a liberal.

Turtle317 on July 17, 2014 at 2:16 PM

He should have called on Bill Clinton.

Bet he would have received a couple $million if he sent over a fat chick in a blue dress.

txdoc on July 17, 2014 at 2:42 PM

Embrace the suck tommy steyer

crosshugger on July 17, 2014 at 2:53 PM

I, however, am not a liberal.

Turtle317 on July 17, 2014 at 2:16 PM

I shoulda listened to my father after those times of verbally doing battle (and losing) with my Mom, “Never get married.” Foolishly, I did not heed those wise words.

Luckily, I live in a non-common law state. So no more divorce meat-grinder for me, thank you very much.

307wolverine on July 17, 2014 at 9:42 PM