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The Obama Campaign’s Fake Romney Criticism

I love it when the Obama campaign tries to pretend its effort is not about money but about the grass roots and all those Republicans, all they care about is money and their fat cat contributors and blah blah blah.

This morning Rufus Gifford, the Obama finance chairman, disingenuously – and that’s being nice – announced that Mitt Romney with the snap of a finger can suddenly raise up to $75,800. Here’s part of what he wrote. The bold is his.

Here we go — Romney, the Republican National Committee, and Republican state parties just announced they’ll begin raising money together.

Just like that, Romney’s donors can give $75,800 — a significant boost from the $5,000 max they could give last week.

We’re not going to get a clearer sign that this election is on.

All of the emails, door knocks, and donations were preparing us for today.

If you know you’re going to support President Obama with a donation in the next seven months, now’s the time to do it — donate $3 or more.

Romney is clearly AN EVIL GENIUS, right? Can you imagine the noive of this guy, conspiring with the RNC to pad his pockets with largess of industrialists, lobbyists, and other similar demons while Obama pleads for a little change from the working man.

Except . . .

As Rufus Gifford surely knows, this allegedly cynical move by Romney MERELY GIVES HIM THE SAME CAPABILITY OBAMA HAS HAD FOR NEARLY A YEAR.

From the Los Angeles Times, June 11, 2011:

President Obama’s reelection team has launched an invigorated effort to draw money from wealthy donors, buttressing the campaign against a potential decline in contributions from the everyday supporters who helped fuel his massive take in 2008.

A new program called Presidential Partners asks supporters to commit $75,800 to the Obama Victory Fund, a joint project of the campaign and the Democratic National Committee.

JUST LAST NIGHT, as Gifford  was composing his email, Obama hosted a fundraiser at a swank Washington hotel where he pocketed $40,000 each from twenty donors who probably don’t work the night shift at the steel plant. This is not an unusual occurrence – Obama has held many such intimate gatherings with people willing to spend the sum of a first-class fully loaded SUV just to have a few minutes of face time with The One.

Obama needs these kind of donors, because the Man of the People is actually burning through money faster than the Republicans, even though he’s not even involved in a primary.

According to the Associated Press, Obama has spent more than $135 million, a greater amount than Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum combined.

Obama wants you to think he’s running his campaign emotion and commitment. But the fuel he needs most – and not just in $3 increments – is cash. And he has plenty of his own rich people ready to grease his palm.

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18 Responses to The Obama Campaign’s Fake Romney Criticism

  1. Now if the Republican party would actually strike back maybe Romney could get some good traction, I’m so sick of those wimps. Can someone please stop Michelle Obama from gracing every website I visit? Is there a block button I don’t know about? Please help!

      • How awful it is to be reading Keith’s blog and suddenly ole grinnin’ just-like-you Michelle Obama pops up in a huge ad.

        Like a punch in the stomach.

        • I get this, too..it’s part of the google stranglehold on America–on AOL, I can zap off the splash page…otherwise, I am helpless. Talked to an old friend I had not spoken to in yrs and she informed me that she was shocked to learn that Romney would not let his dog in the car. I said that was 20 some yrs ago…she said, “It was?” We are in the post-education society. She has no cable and no newspaper. I am sure certain people talk education but are banking big time on ignorance! Ignorance is their hole card–their sustenance. Pick your own metaphor.

  2. I wish there was a block button for both of the grifters! I can’t even imagine another 4 years…but it’s looking inevitable. This election is not going to be about money – it’s all about the demise of the Republican party! They’re done! When the right-wing kook, Santorum, gets as far as he did, it’s over. I never paid much attention to Romney over the years, outside of RomneyCare, but all I can say is that he runs the gamut of emotions from A to B – what a boring, bored individual! My question is – why is he running for President? Does he even kinow why? He seems like a nice guy, and I like the name – Romney – sounds Presidential. But that’s it!

    The only hope the R’s have is ….impeachment or a brokered convention. Maybe the SCOTUS should take up the issue of birthright citizenship – natural born vs. native born. We all know Obama is illegitimate, but no one wants to touch it. Sad!

  3. I am clearly not as negative as Girly. Romney is a far better choice than McCarin was, and he would have been better in 08. My opinion is this: Look at the attack ads he ran against his opponents in his own party! He will not be afraid to face fire with fire in the fight against Obama. You don’t get as rich/stay as rich as that guy being as pussy wimp. He can probably be quite ruthless under that charming veneer.
    Plus, our base is more energized than Obamas. Unless he can get race riots going nationwide in October somwhow. Wouldn’t put THAT past him.
    There will be riots enough when he loses, and I am confident he will, as long as he keeps stepping in it.

  4. Romney doesn’t recognize who and what Obama is. He believes he’s a nice guy who is in over his head rather than the Marxist usurper many of us see Obama as. The establishment will tie his hands, just like they did to McCain. Sarah Palin was the only one who tried to fight the Obama machine but she was stabbed in the back by McCain’s advisers.

    Just got an email from Rick Santorum. No blustering, no links to donate, just a thank you and wishes for a blessed Easter.

    Susan

    This Sunday, I hope you enjoy a very blessed Easter and as we celebrate the glorious resurrection of Jesus Christ, let’s remember the true importance of this day and the ultimate sacrifice he made on our behalf.

    And while we Christians begin to celebrate Easter, our Jewish friends will start the celebration of Passover this evening. Karen and I also wish all of our Jewish friends a very joyous Passover and hope your celebration is full of family and friends.

    Thank you for standing with us and for all you have done and are doing for our campaign.
    Gratefully,

    Rick and Karen Santorum

    • Santorum has ethics, character and morals…some attributes America and the world needs more than ever in a leader.

      Romney is hardly any different than Obama and one must wonder, just what is more appealing in 2012, about Romney, than in 2008?

      America should vote to reverse Obama’s momentum not ride the wave into total destruction.

  5. I hope you are right, Mike C! So far, I don’t see the fire in the belly. IMO, the wrong Romney is on the ticket – Anne Romney could save the day!

      • I mean no disrespect, but I don’t need a “hoot.” I don’t need fire in the belly. Working tirelessly for four yrs to help the country seems a little fiery to me, nonetheless. I want quiet, competent, an administrator, someone to run this thing. No bounding up and down stairs, scarfing ice cream, no spendy vacations, no BS–remember that? When we thought we had NO DRAMA? Now it’s ALL DRAMA–and no administrating. And they are counting on the disgraceful press to spread the word…I never thought it would come to this.

  6. No kidding, Robin. Jarrett and the Mooch created the Frankenstein monster – Ann Romney could take them all on – and win! We need to fight fire with fire!

  7. It’s not about raising a BILLION DOLLARS Mr. Obama or is it? Heaven forbid people donate their hard earn money to anyone but the ONE.

    • Then you’ll love Romney, too, he’s a big OneWorldGovernment politician, just like Obama and China. Say…when are Chian and Russia and the EU going to force communism on the rest of the world, anyhow?

  8. Romney is Obama white. George Soros, the unapologetic so-called man who sold out his brethren to the Nazis and stole their property, supports both Obama and Romney – America needs Santorum more than ever!