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Video || Messina on the Spot About Selling Access to Obama

This is from Friday’ CBS This Morning Show, during which Organizing for Action chief Jim Messina was questioned about OFA’s policy of putting contributors who give $500,000 on an “advisory board” that meets quarterly with Obama.

Actually, the questioning was so lousy that he wasn’t exactly asked about that. Host Norah O’Donnell cites a $50,000 ticket to meet with Obama, but all that gets you is . . . Messina.

Nevertheless, I thought Messina’s effort at obfuscation was still sufficiently interesting that you would want to take a look.

Messina: Ryan Pick “Carries Real Danger” for Obama

Obama Campaign Manager Jim Messina sent out an email list night warning supporters that Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan represents “real danger” to Obama’s reelection prospects, begging for donations of “$5 or more” to combat the peril. The note, sent to supporters who had not yet contributed to the campaign, was designed to leverage fear over… Continue Reading

Obama Prepared to Attack Ryan

The Obama campaign today announced that it is primed to begin taking apart Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, who was named by Mitt Romney today to be his vice presidential running mate. In an email to supporters, Obama campaign manager Jim Messina indicated the Obama campaign will immediately go negative in an attempt to define Paul… Continue Reading

Messina: We Got Beat by Mean Rich People

The Obama Campaign today admitted that the Mitt Romney outraised President Obama by some $17 million last month. In an email to supporters with the subject line “We got beat,” Obama Campaign Manager Jim Messina acknowledged the obvious and asked for more money. And of course, he showed all the usual graciousness of the Obama crowd.… Continue Reading

Obama Campaign Chief Sneers at GOP Voters

Obama 2012 Campaign Manager Jim Messina derided at millions of Republican voters Wednesday, using the condescending phase “far-right Tea Party types” to describe those who back the mainstream conservative movement. That the chief of Obama’s reelection effort, also a former close White House adviser to the president, holds contempt for millions of U.S. citizens is… Continue Reading

Obama Ditches Mao Suit, Dons Epaulets

In 2008, America elected Comrade Obama. He promised to spread the wealth around, to raise taxes on the Kulaks, to usher in hope and change and to improve the condition of the common man. He’d create universal health care and save the environment. Forget all that. The economy is not doing well. The environment for… Continue Reading

White House Admits Messina Called Romanoff

The White House acknowledged this morning that political guru and Deputy Chief of Staff Jim Messina called Senate candidate Andrew Romanoff to see if he was interested in a job with administration instead of running in the Democratic primary against Sen. Michael Bennet. In a a statement, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs says Messina… Continue Reading

We Can Make Your Life Very Comfortable

The Denver Post reports that White House Deputy Chief of Staff and political guru Jim Messina tried to effectively bribe Andrew Romanoff into not challenging Colo. Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet in a primary contest by offering Romanoff a job in the administration. White House denies “offering” a job, which is meaningless, since well, that all… Continue Reading