Democrats' Money Panic: Is Obama About to Get Swamped by GOP Cash?

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    Jun 27, 2012 9:12 PM GMT
    Now that the Obama campaign expects to be outspent they are complaining about loose restrictions, nevermind they never made efforts to check the origin of credit card donations on their site, etc., they are complaining almost hysterically Citizens United. Nevermind the news and editorial pages that have leaned left almost consistently in the past can't be quantified in terms of value until the growth of Fox. Also nevermind that they don't have a good message to campaign on.

    http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/06/democrats-money-panic-is-obama-about-to-get-swamped-by-gop-cash/259018/

    The evidence of an impending avalanche of right-wing campaign spending continues to mount. In the month of May, Romney and the Republican National Committee raised a combined total of nearly $87 million, compared with $60 million for Obama and the DNC -- the first time since 2007 that Obama's vaunted fundraising juggernaut has been outmatched. Sheldon Adelson, the Las Vegas casino billionaire, recently pledged $10 million to the Romney-aligned super PAC Restore Our Future and has said he'd be willing to drop $100 million on the race; the Koch brothers have set a $400 million target, while American Crossroads, Karl Rove's group, plans to spend $300 million. Over the weekend, Romney hosted a lavish, closed-door summit in Utah for his bundlers and GOP bigwigs, producing image upon image of the secretive rich ferried around an exclusive resort in golf carts -- a scene out of Democrats' worst nightmares. (The 100 donors at the retreat, each of whom had pledged to raise at least $100,000, received custom Vineyard Vines canvas tote bags, according to the Washington Post.)

    Obama, meanwhile, has seen his once-rich lode of Wall Street cash dry up, while the unions and Hollywood aren't thrilled with him either (though George Clooney did raise $15 million for the president in a single night -- a quarter of Obama's May total). As it tries to keep up with the right-wing barrage, the president's campaign is spending more than it is taking in, mostly on TV ads. Priorities USA, the Obama-backing super PAC, has had trouble getting donors despite the president's grudging endorsement, raising $15 million thus far to Restore Our Future's $62 million. The Democratic convention, scheduled to be held in Charlotte, N.C., in September, has fallen $27 million short of its $36 million funding goal after pledging to forgo corporate money and annoying unions -- traditionally two of the richest sources of convention monies. Even small donors, traditionally Obama's forte, have stayed away compared to 2008.
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    Jun 27, 2012 9:49 PM GMT
    They were real smug about how much they would raise, far surpassing the GOP. Now they are howling about how unfair it is and how reforms are needed. This should be considered ......next year.
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    Jun 28, 2012 1:04 AM GMT
    You guys above like the fact that the Dual National Adelson has promised a nearly endless amount for Romney ?

    Adelson many a time has made it perfectly clear where his primary interests are, which are not the USA first. and since he finds Obama as someone he perceives to be standing in his way, He say's he'll spend whatever it takes to beat Obama.

    Remember Adelson Paid out about 21 million to buy Gingrich backing for his interests, one statement that shows just how much that money influenced him was. "Palestinian People are an invented People", such a statement was not Gingrich's norm back in the 90's from what I've read.


    I'm not suprised by Riddler, but you other guys know good and well that What Adelson sees as good for his Primary Interest Israel IS NOT WHAT'S GOOD FOR THE USA. All we have to do is go back to the Iraq war and see the results of the 41 Dual National Israeli Neo Cons in our Government who were the primary pushers behind that failure.

    Now this same group has popped up in other places and come up with new Think Tanks similar to William Krytals and have kept the war drums beating for their war wish list with Iran next. Adelson is for this additional war, Is his money and other likeminded cohorts of his worth getting us into another war. Is this what you guys want for our country ?
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    Jun 28, 2012 1:13 AM GMT
    realifedad said You guys above like the fact that the Dual National Adelson has promised a nearly endless amount for Romney ?

    Adelson many a time has made it perfectly clear where his primary interests are, which are not the USA first. and since he finds Obama as someone he perceives to be standing in his way, He say's he'll spend whatever it takes to beat Obama.

    Remember Adelson Paid out about 21 million to buy Gingrich backing for his interests, one statement that shows just how much that money influenced him was. "Palestinian People are an invented People", such a statement was not Gingrich's norm back in the 90's from what I've read.


    I'm not suprised by Riddler, but you other guys know good and well that What Adelson sees as good for his Primary Interest Israel IS NOT WHAT'S GOOD FOR THE USA. All we have to do is go back to the Iraq war and see the results of the 41 Dual National Israeli Neo Cons in our Government who were the primary pushers behind that failure.

    Now this same group has popped up in other places and come up with new Think Tanks similar to William Krytals and have kept the war drums beating for their war wish list with Iran next. Adelson is for this additional war, Is his money and other likeminded cohorts of his worth getting us into another war. Is this what you guys want for our country ?


    Lol. Dual national Adelson is not the only dual national who has promised endless funds to GOP PACs.

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    realifedad said You guys above like the fact that the Dual National Adelson has promised a nearly endless amount for Romney ?

    Adelson many a time has made it perfectly clear where his primary interests are, which are not the USA first. and since he finds Obama as someone he perceives to be standing in his way, He say's he'll spend whatever it takes to beat Obama.

    Remember Adelson Paid out about 21 million to buy Gingrich backing for his interests, one statement that shows just how much that money influenced him was. "Palestinian People are an invented People", such a statement was not Gingrich's norm back in the 90's from what I've read.


    I'm not suprised by Riddler, but you other guys know good and well that What Adelson sees as good for his Primary Interest Israel IS NOT WHAT'S GOOD FOR THE USA. All we have to do is go back to the Iraq war and see the results of the 41 Dual National Israeli Neo Cons in our Government who were the primary pushers behind that failure.

    Now this same group has popped up in other places and come up with new Think Tanks similar to William Krytals and have kept the war drums beating for their war wish list with Iran next. Adelson is for this additional war, Is his money and other likeminded cohorts of his worth getting us into another war. Is this what you guys want for our country ?


    Lol. Dual national Adelson is not the only dual national who h:as promised endless funds to GOP PACs.

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    And for the 10,001st time ..... 41 of 54. Yeah you frantic fanatic, we heard you the first 100 times, then most of us quit listening.
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    realifedad said You guys above like the fact that the Dual National Adelson has promised a nearly endless amount for Romney ?

    Adelson many a time has made it perfectly clear where his primary interests are, which are not the USA first. and since he finds Obama as someone he perceives to be standing in his way, He say's he'll spend whatever it takes to beat Obama.

    Remember Adelson Paid out about 21 million to buy Gingrich backing for his interests, one statement that shows just how much that money influenced him was. "Palestinian People are an invented People", such a statement was not Gingrich's norm back in the 90's from what I've read.


    I'm not suprised by Riddler, but you other guys know good and well that What Adelson sees as good for his Primary Interest Israel IS NOT WHAT'S GOOD FOR THE USA. All we have to do is go back to the Iraq war and see the results of the 41 Dual National Israeli Neo Cons in our Government who were the primary pushers behind that failure.

    Now this same group has popped up in other places and come up with new Think Tanks similar to William Krytals and have kept the war drums beating for their war wish list with Iran next. Adelson is for this additional war, Is his money and other likeminded cohorts of his worth getting us into another war. Is this what you guys want for our country ?


    Lol. Dual national Adelson is not the only dual national who h:as promised endless funds to GOP PACs.

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    And for the 10,001st time ..... 41 of 54. Yeah you frantic fanatic, we heard you the first 100 times, then most of us quit listening.


    HMMM !! "OLD GEEZER", shall we take acount of how many times I repeated facts and compare to how many "BOMB IRAN" or "NUTSACK" posts you've bored us with ? Which is more intelligent, my posts about the facts or your ignorant Christian Fundi Bomb Iran bullshit ?

    The jokes on you "OLD GEEZER" !!! Yep !! you quit listening/reading facts because the trueth doesn't fit your Christian Fundi Ideology. I've repeatedly copied the facts from credible sources and your so backward that it makes you furious to be presented with the factual 'heresy'. LOL

    Wake up old man and do some reading. Turn off FOX NEW's because its got you dumbed down to the pathetic level that your proud of your ignorance, proud that you won't give attention to anything outside of your belief system.


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    As for more than just the Dual National Adelson promising endless funds to the GOP to defeat Obama, is this something a Republican should be pleased about ? These people aren't doing this for the Average Americans interests, they have the interests of another place in mind. if not solely their own pockets. What a truely sad state of affairs we're in as a result of Money buying our Government, not being decided solely by informed voters.
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    Jun 28, 2012 4:12 AM GMT
    Girls, stop. We'll bomb Iran and spend a shitload of that crazy Vegas Jews money to get the dumb Mormon elected, everyone wins.
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    Jun 28, 2012 5:14 AM GMT
    RLD, you frantic fanatic, you call me an old man? What’s that make you, geezer?

    Facts??? When did your Allah anoint you divine purveyor of the facts?

    “I've repeatedly” Exactly! Understatement of the millennia. You ever get it through your thick skull that that’s the problem. Didn't your good buddy Jeff get through to you?

    You REALLY think anyone reads your crap? Really?

    So anyway, once again you’ve earned

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    Jun 28, 2012 5:31 AM GMT
    In an amazed and curious way, I find it really interesting to watch and read the posts from the previous "OLD GEEZER", whose Hypocritical righteous indignation comes to a boil when facts are presented of necessity to dispell the constant disinformation and typical far right Christian Fundi garbage he and his ilk promote.

    "OLD GEEZER" facts are hard to deal with aren't they, Facts just really bother you and get in the way of your Ideological status quo. You'll be OK, especially if you'll open your mind and do some reading outside of such as watching Fox News and Disinformation. Let me help you understand, Watching news won't keep you informed, you need to research and read, read and research. Then you'll be free of your narrow lil world


    "OLD GEEZER" you want to show us some more of your Christian Fundi Intelligence and follow this up with another "BOMB IRAN" vid ? That will certainly prove your point won't it ?? LOL
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    Jun 28, 2012 5:33 AM GMT
    as much good as you repeating the exact same thing one more time, but since you asked.

    and btw,

    Facts??? When did your Allah anoint you divine purveyor of the facts?


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    Jun 28, 2012 5:50 AM GMT
    AHHHHH !!!! IGNORANCE IS BLISS !!!! and so entertaining, maybe this time "OLD GEEZER" mix it up a bit and show your "nutsack" post and then we can really be impressed. LOLZ
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    Jun 28, 2012 5:52 AM GMT
    You won’t be happy until America looks just like this

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2010/09/paris_video_shows_the_future_o.html

    so again, just for you


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    Jun 28, 2012 6:08 AM GMT
    Here's the facts. We have one GOP dual national donor named Adelson who has promised whatever dollar amounts necessary to beat Obama by backing Romney. He makes no apologies for saying that his primary interest is Israels interests not the US (there are probably others but they aren't as outspoken in their adulation and support for another country's interests over US interests)

    Adelsons gave $21 million to Gingrich and has as one writer wrote, already promised Romney whatever it takes to get him elected. Adelson owns an Israeli News Media which is Israels disinformation equivilant of the US FOX news and Israeli Lobby AIPAC, Adelson financially backs Israels leader Netanyahu. Adelson is pro war with Iran, and is disgusted by obama's holding back that war, so wants him replaced by Romney.

    Anyone who is not alarmed by this obvious Adelson donor backing of media and leaders of another country at odds with ours and his effort to purchase our US Governments leader for his backing of another Country's interests really is a damn fool. We wouldn't put up with this from a Dual National Russian would we ? How about a Chinese ? Maybe from an Iranian, or a Syrian ? Why not ?

    We followed like minded influences into war with Iraq, and look at the disaster that was. Should we do it again for Adelson and his ilks money to go to war with Iran for a repeat failure ?

    HOW DO YOU LIKE THOSE FACTS OLD GEEZER ?
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    Facts??? When did your Allah anoint you divine purveyor of the facts?


    just for you

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    Jun 28, 2012 1:18 PM GMT
    " OLD GEEZER" your lack of knowing what facts I've presented along with the research that was behind those facts is solely because like an austrich you stick that head of yourse in the sand and "IGNORE" anything that doesn't fit with your Ideology.

    You know your embarassing yourself above with these ignorant "Bomb Iran" posts, But I know how it is with you far right Christian Fundi's, God is supposedly on your side so facts are beside the point, your right because God says so.



    I'll shorten the above facts and repeat that the Foreign National Adelson's Millions have been promised to bring about the end of Obamas administration for the sake of buying the government he wants for his interests in Israel, not for the interests of the US, We suffered a devastating failure with his ilks Iraq war and now they're pushing for yet another one with Iran,

    Republicans have no reason to gloat over such foreign interest money being infused into our US Politics. If the win because of it, it will be a win at a terrible cost, just like under the Bush administration. WAKE THE HELL UP !!
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    Jun 28, 2012 1:30 PM GMT
    Is that you up there old geezer? If so, for you sweetheart

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    Jun 28, 2012 1:48 PM GMT
    LOL !!! POOR "OLD GEEZER" As usual the ignorant fool has his head in the sand and is ignoring posts that might contain facts against his Ideology. Keep showing your intelligence and post "BOMB IRAN" !!!!
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    Jun 28, 2012 1:49 PM GMT
    realifedad said Here's the facts. We have one GOP dual national donor named Adelson who has promised whatever dollar amounts necessary to beat Obama by backing Romney. He makes no apologies for saying that his primary interest is Israels interests not the US (there are probably others but they aren't as outspoken in their adulation and support for another country's interests over US interests)

    Adelsons gave $21 million to Gingrich and has as one writer wrote, already promised Romney whatever it takes to get him elected. Adelson owns an Israeli News Media which is Israels disinformation equivilant of the US FOX news and Israeli Lobby AIPAC, Adelson financially backs Israels leader Netanyahu. Adelson is pro war with Iran, and is disgusted by obama's holding back that war, so wants him replaced by Romney.

    Anyone who is not alarmed by this obvious Adelson donor backing of media and leaders of another country at odds with ours and his effort to purchase our US Governments leader for his backing of another Country's interests really is a damn fool. We wouldn't put up with this from a Dual National Russian would we ? How about a Chinese ? Maybe from an Iranian, or a Syrian ? Why not ?

    We followed like minded influences into war with Iraq, and look at the disaster that was. Should we do it again for Adelson and his ilks money to go to war with Iran for a repeat failure ?

    HOW DO YOU LIKE THOSE FACTS OLD GEEZER ?



    this deserves a repeat !!!
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    Jun 28, 2012 1:51 PM GMT
    we're coming to get you

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    Jun 28, 2012 1:59 PM GMT
    HMMM !!! "OLD GEEZER's" trying again to shut down dialog by ignorant "BOMB IRAN" posts. Report Spam !!!
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    Jun 28, 2012 2:24 PM GMT
    Democracy for billionaires

    February 3, 2012 at 9:07 am Mano Singham freethoughtblogs.com


    Guess who wrote this:


    “The U.S. government should become the protector of the Palestinian people’s right to have a decent amount of land. The desire of some Israelis to use security as an excuse to grab more Palestinian land should be blocked by Washington even if that requires employing financial or other leverage to compel the Israeli government to behave reasonably on the issue of settlements. It is vital to our credibility in the entire Middle East that we insist on an end to Israeli expansionism. It is vital to our humanitarian duty to the Palestinian people that we protect the weaker party from the stronger power. It is vital that the world sees that our total support for Israeli security is not matched by a one-sided support for more extreme Israeli territorial demands.”

    Noam Chomsky? No. Tony Judt? No. Norman Finkelstein? No. Give up? It was none other than Newt Gingrich just as recently as 2005 writing in an article that appeared in The Middle East Quarterly.

    Noam Chomsky? No. Tony Judt? No. Norman Finkelstein? No. Give up? It was none other than Newt Gingrich just as recently as 2005 writing in an article that appeared in The Middle East Quarterly.

    So how could it happen that Gingrich could say on December 9th during the primary campaign that the Palestinians are an ‘invented people’?

    To understand this turnabout, we have to look at how Sheldon Adelson, reportedly the 16th richest man in the world, and his wife and children have donated at least $11 million to the Gingrich campaign so far and may have given even more. With their infusion of money they single-handedly resurrected the Gingrich campaign after it was believed to be dead.

    Adelson has long been associated with Gingrich but did not give him a lot of money early on. But when Gingrich got hammered by Romney-supporting Super PACs in Iowa, Gingrich tried once again to get Adelson to provide an infusion of cash. As the New York Times reports:

    As Justin Raimondo points out, Adelson has been quite open about the fact that Israeli is his main concern and has been obsessed with starting a war with Iran. Raimondo says that this presents a real danger.


    That someone pursuing the agenda of a foreign country can hide behind some benign-sounding PAC and pour unlimited amounts of anonymous cash into our elections represents a real threat to our national security – and ought to make one think twice about our current campaign finance laws. Furthermore, it is a national disgrace that Miriam Adelson – who has not renounced her Israeli citizenship – can write a $5 million check and hand it to a candidate who is beating the war drums day and night on Israel’s behalf. Political contributions from foreign sources are illegal, and that’s the way it ought to be: but what about dual citizens? Should they be allowed to influence the American political process in favor of their other allegiance – and, while we’re on the subject, why do we allow dual citizenship, anyway?
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