It’s all about the money.
It’s all about the money for Big Media tool Barack Obama.
Barack Obama thinks he can become president if he raises enough money.
Obama is Big Media’s tool so he does not need to worry about being vetted. Obama thinks that now it’s all about the money.
Obama’s money well is running dry so Obama needs Hillary donors for new cash infusions.
Let’s discuss what this all means and what to do about it.
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First, 2 short articles to document how in the bag Big Media is for Obama and the state of mind of Hillary’s big money Democratic donors:
(1) Obama is Big Media’s tool. Notice how in this New York Times article Obama’s flip-flop-flim-flams are described. The New York Times describes Obama’s noxious flip-flop-flim-flammery as a graceful dance. Big Media does not say Obama flip-flops. No, Big Media describes Obama’s flip-flop-flim-flammery as “a pragmatist’s shift toward center”, “calibrated positions on variety of issues”. If it was Hillary Big Media would be shouting “pander” and “flip-flop”. Obama’s flip-flops are “marked by artful leaps and turns”; Obama “has executed several policy pirouettes in recent weeks” . Obama’s nonsense press releases are called “Delphic”. Big Media tool Obama will not be vetted by Big Media.
(2) Last night’s fund raiser with the great Hillary Clinton and the race-baiting, gay-bashing, woman-hating B.O. did not go well.
ABC’s Kate Snow reports: The crowd’s mood was but strained but supportive at Thursday’s meeting between Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama and about 150 of Clinton’s top donors at a Washington hotel. [snip]
One major Clinton donor described it this way: “This felt like when your mom forces you to go visit your Aunt Ida and she has to pinch your cheeks and you’re sitting there in an uncomfortable suit and you can’t wait to leave.”
Another Clinton-leaning person who was in the room said after the meeting wrapped up that there is still “a lot of anger” toward Obama among Clinton’s wealthiest fans.
“It was pretty bad,” this source said. He said donors were joking that the scene was like “an Irish wake” and that you “could cut the air with a knife” it was so tense in the room.
“He better go back to the internet,” said one donor about the Democratic nominee’s fundraising tactics.
It’s Hillary Held Hostage . At last night’s hostage event Terry McAuliffe noted Hillary Clinton donors had raised $230 million dollars for Hillary. Also, Hillary slapped the boobishly unaware Obama – She lamented that the party had only won three of the last 10 elections. “That is a sobering thought,” she said, adapting her electability argument from the primary campaign.
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For a long time we have urged a fundraisers strike against the Democratic? National Committee. We now additionally urge a fundraisers strike against the Democratic? National Convention and B.O.
Democratic big money donors are usually team players. Democratic big money donors do not like to oppose the Democratic Party. Democratic big money donors do not like to be “off the reservation” in any way. However we are seeing very encouraging signs and privately hearing from Democratic big money donors that many are joining the resistance.
The strike is beginning to take shape.
The fundraisers strike began at least as early as March 15, 2008 with Paul Cejas leading, over the disenfranchisement of Florida by undemocratic organs of Party power.
Also, in nasty articles by self-hating Obama supporters the flags of resistance can be seen. This nasty article recounts a fundraiser for B.O. at Gloria Steinem’s home in which Hillary supporters clearly are not silent:
“I am a good friend of Hillary’s,” she declared. “I’ve had her at my home, and I have always been there for her. I am here to tell you how angry and hurt I am and how hurt all Hillary supporters are by the sexist, disgusting way Hillary was attacked and pilloried by the media in this campaign. Until some acknowledgment of that is made, I am full of anger. I know the Democratic Party could have stopped it. I know Obama could have stopped it. But, everyone was silent and just let it happen and …”
Next up: a professor who took a full six minutes announcing her credentials and then said, “I used up my entire pension supporting Hillary. I went to 13 states and knocked on doors. I want everyone in this room to write in the name of Hillary Clinton on the ballot when they go to vote and …”
Another woman announced that she intended to launch a boycott of MSNBC. “I want all of you to sign my petition.”
The chairperson of “Women for Obama,” Becky Carroll, had flown in from Chicago and said she was tired. You’d be tired too with all that invective flying around the room. But Ms. Carroll couldn’t very well intervene, if catharsis was what was needed to unite Democratic women. Ms. Carroll was in a tough position – too tough to point out that Hillary Clinton had announced that her supporters should “take our energy, our passion, our strength and do all we can to help elect Barack Obama …” These emotional outbursts — and there were several more — are just what male chauvinists say about woman’s incapacity to coolly assess a situation.
Even in the nasty anti-Hillary women hating articles the signs of resistance from long-time Democrats and big money Democratic donors can be seen.
Ricki Lieberman in her Electability Watch newsletter wrote (get Ricki’s newsletter by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org):
There has been discussion about whether or not some of us who were invited should go to the finance meeting in DC on Thursday. I fully understand and appreciate the decision of some people to go. It is not mine – I am NOT going – but I actually do feel more confident knowing that a few others will be there to support Hillary – she has made it known through the primary season how much it means to her to go places and find familiar supportive faces, all the more so, I expect, now when she will be in chillier settings.
I know those who go will give Hillary the warmest most heartfelt welcome, and some may sit on their hands for BO. Some of us feel that he needs to know that she is our candidate and as of now he has done nothing to deserve support from her supporters. Further, he has not demonstrated that he is electable and can return Democrats to the White House, something we all want.
I think we all have to recognize that what follows will be a period of mixed messages, of ambiguities and uncertainties. There will be public and private positions and positioning. And perhaps even some mis or dis-information. Imagine!
Funders – please, no $ to BO or the DNC, not one penny! Abstinence! [snip]
Together we will fight against the hostile takeover of our party by the Obama, Pelosi, Dean and Reid coup. 18,000,000 of us can do it if we stay together and do not fragment.
Barbara Layton has not surrendered either.
Hillary friend Lady De Rothschild says NO to B.O. as does Haim Saban as does WomenCountPac’s Susie Tompkins Buell.
Other big money Democratic donors have shown remarkable courage in defense of democracy and Hillary Clinton. Marc Aronchick, Clarence Avant, Sim Farar, Robert L. Johnson, Chris Korge, Marc and Cathy Lasry, Hassan Nemazee, Alan and Susan Patricof, JB Pritzker, Amy Rao, Bernard Schwartz, Stanley S. Shuman, Jay Snyder, Maureen White and Steven Rattner – some or all might join the resistance – overtly or covertly.
We commend these donors for the leadership and courage they have shown. We applaud them for speaking out for the grassroots of the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton.
Long-time, influential, big money Democratic donors have a lot of clout. We urge them to act in a unified manner and speak forcefully on behalf of the Democratic grassroots.
These big money Democratic donors are the ones who contribute tens of thousands of dollars to Democratic? Party committes and affiliates. The Democratic? Party cannot function without them.
The Democratic? Convention is short on cash having failed to meet fundraising goals. The Democratic? National Committee has almost no money.
Obama is choking off all money to 527 groups so that Obama is the only one with cash because Obama’s sole strategy is to desperately amass money.
Obama has raised approximately $287 million in the primaries and now the well is running dry. In May, Obama and McCain raised about the same amount of money.
Obama absolutely needs Hillary supporters to send him money. Obama particularly needs Hillary’s big money Democratic donors who raised $230 million.
The Republican presidential nominee-in-waiting raised $21.5 million last month. He had $31.5 million in the bank, up $10 million from the end of April.
Obama had his weakest fundraising month of the year. The Illinois senator’s campaign raised $21.9 million in May. The disclosure came a day after the Democratic candidate’s reversal on the question of whether he would take public financing for his presidential bid, a move which drew sharp criticism from McCain.
Obama’s campaign said it had $43.1 million in the bank at the end of the month, with debts of about $304,000.
McCain’s campaign said the Republican spent $11.6 million during May and ended the month owing $1.27 million, with $31.5 million in the bank. That figure is up $10 million from the end of April.
Obama’s fundraising figure for May is less than the $30.7 million he raised in April.
The Obama number above includes $10 million which is in general election funds which means Obama and McCain are now at financial parity. Of course the DNC has only $4.4 million while the RNC has $53.6 million. McCain can count on support from the RNC’s tens of millions. Obama will not get a penny from Howard Dean’s near insolvent DNC.
The Obama calculation is that his well of donations is already dry but that now he can tap Hillary supporters for the $300 million Obama will need for this election if the Superdelegates ignore the fact Obama is unqualified and unelectable and gift him the nomination.
Obama wants to spend money raised by Hillary Clinton supporters in order to intimidate John McCain. Obama has worked hard to forget that even when he outspent Hillary by 5-1, 4-1, 3-1 in Ohio, Texas, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, West Virginia, Indiana, California, etc., etc. Hillary still beat him.
McCain will beat Obama too no matter how much money Obama raises.
Obama is unelectable but believes if he outspends McCain 6-1 or 7-1 or more outlandish sums, then he can win. Obama could not win against Hillary when he outspent her 4-1 and Obama will not beat McCain if he only outspends McCain 4-1. That’s why Obama wants cash quickly from Hillary supporters.
Hillary Clinton’s Democratic donors must treat Obama with the same contempt Obama subjects Hillary Clinton and her supporters. Let Hillary spend the summer fundraising and taking her message to Americans. Let Obama raise his own cash from his internet dens of Hopium.