Obama’s world is crashing in over his gray head. The three great battles leading to the presidential elections of this year are headed the way of Michelle’s fashion sense. Disaster!
The first great battle is Wisconsin. This is total war. It’s a war the craven are losing and deserve to lose.
In 2008 when Obama lied to every Democratic interest group in order to defeat Hillary Clinton, Obama promised to put on some comfy shoes and join the picket line as president if ever the labor unions faced attack. As if. When the fight came Barack Obama ran.
But Barack Obama cannot outrun the hounds of defeat biting at his scrawny ass. New Wisconsin poll: Walker by six among likely voters, Romney tied with Obama at 46. Even the DailyKooks polls show Walker winning.
As we wrote with such precision about the many Wisconsin recalls back in February 2011 “The ending won’t be pretty.” If indeed Scott Walker wins his recall election a few weeks from now Barack Obama will have to spend a great deal of time and money to win what was once supposed to be a solid and easy victory for Obama Dimocrats in November. Failure to win Wisconsin in November means President Romney.
The second big battle is the battle for money. This is the battle that has Barack Obama worried. Barack Obama cannot win if he is outspent and Barack Obama knows this.
Barack Obama first promised to accept public funds for the general election in 2008. John McCain of McCain/Feingold campaign finance legislation made the same promise. John McCain kept his word. Barack Obama outspent McCain by hundreds of millions.
Now it is Barack Obama about to lose out on dollars. It’s why Obama, like a cheap hustler on the strip, went Gay For Pay.
The cheap hustler from Chicago is terrified. Obama has little SuperPac support so he has to order a $25 million dollar expenditure out of his own campaign coffers, money desperately needed for the fall. Meanwhile Romney is fundraising with little spending in the next five months. Worse of all, American Crossroads launches $25 million ad campaign against Obama – and that’s the amount in only one month!
Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia are the ten states that will see that ad on their television screens. More ad campaigns are sure to follow:
“Obama won all of these states in 2008, but all of them are expected to be battlegrounds in this election. Pennsylvania might be the toughest for Republicans to flip under normal circumstances, but Obama’s war on coal, the HHS mandate, and his flip-flop on gay marriage will hurt him in this blue-collar, Catholic state. Michigan will be almost as difficult for the GOP, but Romney’s personal connection to the state gives him at least a shot at it. North Carolina might be the only gimme, after last week’s gay-marriage faceplant and the fact that Obama couldn’t get 80% of Democrats to vote for him in a primary in which he was unopposed.
It’s interesting to see Wisconsin and Missouri left off of this list. Republicans probably have a better shot in those states, and combined they represent more electoral votes than Michigan, or equal to Pennsylvania. Expect further ad campaigns to focus on those states.
This is, of course, why Democrats are panicking on fundraising. With unions spending money in Wisconsin on a losing cause this summer, they won’t have as much of a backstop on the outside-group front, and it’s only going to get worse.”
Yup, Obama has money woes. Obama/DNC fundraising drops $10 million from March to April. Yup, the rate of dollars flowing in is slowing not increasing. What’s the Barack Obama answer? Super-O-Rama!
“‘Super-O-Rama’ for Obama
Strapped for cash and facing a tidal wave of big-money Republican attack ads, Democratic super PACs are putting an unlikely plan in motion: the Super-O-Rama.
The kitschy name is for a massive fundraising push at the national convention in Charlotte, where Democrats aim to woo elusive big donors with parties featuring live music, open bars and mingling with “senior Democratic policy leaders,” according to a fundraising appeal.
Democrats hope the events will lead to a massive cash infusion for three super PACs that have struggled to pull in the big checks necessary to compete with GOP outside advertising juggernauts like the Karl Rove-conceived Crossroads outfits and the Koch brothers-linked Americans for Prosperity.
But the plan isn’t perfect. The Democratic National Convention is just two months before the general election — too late to spend any money raised there on ads, some Democrats worry. Plus, conventions do not typically lend themselves to the type of one-on-one meetings where mega donors usually sign six- and seven-figure checks.
The Super-O-Rama plan is just one example of a larger overhaul afoot among Democratic super PACs, which have gotten a cool reception from some of the party’s biggest traditional donors.”
As Jon Lovitz would say “Super-O-Rama, yes, that’s the ticket.” Raise money when it is too late to spend it. Interrupt the parties at Bank of America stadium to ask for cash. Maybe Barack Obama will do lap dances in satin short-shorts. Hey, if you’re Gay For Pay you might as well go all the way.
The “O” charged Super-O-Rama name is a knob polisher for the narcissist but not much else:
“A Democratic operative familiar with the Party’s outside groups characterized the convention fundraising push as last ditch, explaining “It would be better for everyone to have money early, so they can protect incumbents and define their opponents. But you can still spend late money on advertising.”
The Democrats’ super PACs have been crushed in the race for early advertising money. The three Super-O-Rama groups had raised a combined $18 million at the end of March, while a super PAC supporting Romney had raised $52 million alone at that point. And that’s to say nothing of the $100 million raised by the two groups that compose Crossroads or the untold millions raised by other GOP-allied groups that don’t disclose their donors but have been flooding the airwaves with tough anti-Obama ads. [snip]
Unity Convention 2012 is organizing Super-O-Rama and will divide the proceeds equally among its three component groups. Its fundraising appeal indicated that it could accept unlimited “individual, labor union, or corporate” contributions, and laid out four sponsorship categories ranging from $25,000 to $100,000. [snip]
A showy super PAC presence at the convention could create tricky optics for Obama and congressional Democrats, who railed against the explosion of outside group spending sparked by a pair of 2010 federal court decisions, including the Supreme Court’s seminal ruling in a case called Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission.”
“Tricky optics?” Big Media thinks they can get away with Obama fundraising lies by using the gulling phrase “tricky optics”. No, Obama promised and his convention planners promised there would be no corporate contributions to his campaign. Now the convention at Bank of America stadium is going to request unlimited funds from corporations and Big Media thinks that’s “tricky optics”? Next we will see Obama’s phrase from his Rezko house scam, “boneheaded” resurrected.
“Boneheaded” leads us to the third big battle: North Carolina. Romney is now ahead in must win for Obama North Carolina:
“Mitt Romney has moved out to an eight-point lead over President Obama in North Carolina after the two men were virtually tied a month ago.
The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the Tar Heel State shows the putative Republican nominee earning 51% of the vote to Obama’s 43%. Two percent (2%) like some other candidate, and four percent (4%) are undecided.”
Last month Obama was ahead of Romney 46% to 44%. Romney gets the backing of 88% of North Carolina Republicans while Obama only gets 76% of Democrats. Obama’s flaccid North Carolina poll numbers are not a cause for pressing the panic button. But what if the gay marriage platform fight turns ugly. What if…. press the panic button:
“The state’s Democratic Party is mired in a sexual harassment scandal. Voters just approved a state constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage, which conflicts with Obama’s view on the issue. Convention fundraising has been slow, and labor unions tapped to fill the financial gap are angry the convention will be in a city — Charlotte — with no unionized hotels and in a state where compulsory union membership or the payment of dues is prohibited as an employment condition.
North Carolina’s 9.7 percent unemployment rate is above the national average and one of the host city’s top employers —Bank of America (BAC) — has announced job reductions. Obama is scheduled to accept his party’s nomination at Bank of America Stadium in September.
“It’s inconceivable that they would move the convention,” said Don Kettl, dean of the school of public policy at the University of Maryland. “But they may wish that they had placed their chips on another swing state.”
Yup, narcissist Obama thought he could replicate or increase his 0.3% margin of victory even though the past three years have been a disaster. But Obama needs to win North Carolina. Obama has visited North Carolina 11 times to campaign on the tax payer dime. North Carolina is a MUST WIN state for Obama:
“North Carolina is one of about a dozen states that Democratic and Republican strategists say are likely to determine the outcome of the presidential election.
Gay Community Protests
Last week’s vote to approve a state constitutional ban on same-sex marriage has triggered calls from gay rights activists to move the convention. Some Democrats also want to include same-sex marriage in the party platform that will be approved at the convention, a potentially headline-grabbing debate. [snip]
Association With Bank
There are political downsides for Obama in delivering his acceptance speech in a stadium named after a bank at a time when he’s championing the need for tighter regulations and more robust consumer protections. [snip]
Preparations for the Sept. 4-6 convention come as the Democratic Party in North Carolina is dealing with fallout from a sexual harassment accusation.
Sexual Harassment Allegations
State Democratic Chairman David Parker submitted his resignation over the weekend following complaints about his handling of allegations by an ex-worker against a former party director.”
Amazing isn’t it? In that entire article not a mention is made that the sexual harassment allegations are male on male harassment. Considering (1) the convention will face a potential fight over gay marriage; (2) which Obama now, for pay, endorses personally, (3) but his campaign is fighting against including gay marriage in the platform – isn’t it rather pertinent to inform readers that the sexual harassment is male on male? Isn’t that likely to play out in a state that just rejected gay marriage and civil unions by putting these prohibitions into the state constitution? Way to go Big Media in shilling for Obama.
Let’s not forget Handsome Johnny who endorsed Obama in 2008 is on trial in North Carolina. But, the focus is still money. Money is the big battle:
“Unlike previous conventions, the Democrats are trying to fund this year’s gathering without million-dollar donations from corporations. They’ve pressed labor unions to fill in the fundraising gap as part of an effort to raise $36.6 million.
Convention planners are expecting to receive, at most, $4 million from unions this year, less than half of the $8 million contributed by organized labor in 2008, according to a person familiar with the funding strategy who wasn’t authorized to speak on the record about fundraising. The number could eventually be less than $1 million and the Charlotte host committee, the main vehicle for funding the convention, is still short more than $20 million, the person said. [snip]
Crone, the North Carolina Democratic strategist, said the decision to hold the convention in his state doesn’t look as smart as when it was first announced, given the controversies that have erupted since then.”
That story was published before the Super-O-Rama corporate donation scheme was uncovered. It is time for the Hopium addled to panic.
Yup it’s panic time. The outcome of these three battles will determine the outcome in November. And we’re not going to discuss Pennsylvania… yet.