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Obama Fundraising Suffers Huge Drop-off

President Obama will raise substantially less in the second quarter of his campaign than the first, according to the New York Times.

The paper writes that Obama campaign manager Jim Messina has told Democratic officials that the president will raise about $55 million in the quarter that ends Sept. 30, about $30 million less than he raised the first quarter of his campaign – which was the second quarter of the year, ending June 30.

The news was – gosh who would have expected – buried within the Times story.

No doubt, $55 million is a lot of money. But something’s not right.

The campaign attributes part of the decline to the need for Obama to stay in Washington to address budget battles with Republicans. That is – sorry for the inconvenience – the need to be president.

But a separate  Times article Saturday that said many small donors are hesitant to start giving to Obama again. And it’s no secret that even for Democrats, the thrill is gone.

This helps explain the vitriol Obama has been dumping out on the campaign trail. He needs to get people motivated to send him their money, and if he can get the hating thing going – hate Republicans, hate the rich, hate EVERYONE – maybe they’ll part with some cash.

183 thoughts on “Obama Fundraising Suffers Huge Drop-off”

    1. So much generalizing a so few facts…what else is new?

      And let’s not forget the “racist” attack at the end…again…so lame and tired it’s not even hardly worth this comment…

  1. I’m sorry, I thought he was going to raise a BILLION dollars this campaign… I guess we need to realize that he no longer can tout all his accomplishments because claiming that Beer Summit was a great success will not get the base fired up. Getting a new dog won’t get them there either and he can’t tell us that he has literally gone around the world to apologize for America won’t stir the masses like it did in 2008. If he mentions Obamacare then the ship has sunk for everyone but those hard left liberal. Yes, my friends, you are watching the demise of the most brilliant man ever. He is so smart, we can’t think like him. He is a desperate man who is resorting to desperate measures to keep the power that he should never have had.
    I pray for America and I pray that we have real change in 2012. Turn Obama change into Herman Cain Change! Ooops, does this make me a racist?

  2. I signed up for the Attack Watch website just because I wanted to see what kind of stuff Obama’s team would throw at their supporters. EVERY SINGLE DAY I get an e-mail from them asking me for money. They track everything. They even e-mailed me yesterday letting me that they knew I hadn’t donated to their campaign yet, and were trying to make me feel guilty about it.

    Hope and Change…

    1. Sure do hope the taxpayer isn’t paying for the crew of eunuchs who do his dirty work on the AttackWatch web site. Violation of the Hatch Act could be something else we could add to the growing list of his crimes.

    1. Black IS beautiful when it’s ethics driven with a goal of a better country for everyone.

      Herman Cain 2012….
      the antithesis of Barry (insert his multiple names & SS#s here) Obama.

      And this is from an old white bread, part Hispanic Zen Buddhist Catholic Jew Mormon….your typical heinz 57 Legal American Citizen.

      Color has NEVER been the issue.

      1. If race were an issue with some voters, Herman Cain’s background is far more appealing than BHO. A major voting block for BHO is African-American, if they can be cut into, it will effect the election.

  3. You can’t run for re-election on fear and hate.

    Sadly, that’s the direction he is going in.

    Sad too that our only real option will be a bona-fide Republican.

    Is there no genuine conservative out there capable of making the cut?

    Oh, that’s right; Cain, but the MSM will never let that fly.

    How would it look if a Democrat president who happened to be black but with no actual qualifications for the office was replaced by a Republican president with really strong conservative ideals? The Democratic party’s playbook would be highly problematic for a while.

    I hope we can eventually demolish both political parties so we can fire ALL of the federal bureaucrats and start over. Hard core conservative liberty.

    Anyway, just my $0.02.

    1. Bob,

      You still have 2 cents left after nearly three years of Obama? Well you need to spread that wealth around my friend! How about sending me half, or some other deserving soul, and this way you’ll feel better about your self, and will be sharing the wealth!

      Hopefully this will be recognized as sarcasm.

  4. I’m sure just as there were Jews that gave money to Hitler and the Nazis as well as landowners who gave money to Castro there are business owners that give money to this guy.

    They deserve what they get. Not much of a secret what his end game is and never really has been.

  5. Don’t under estimate the power of hate. Hitler, Stalin and others have used is successfully to gain/keep power. There has to be an ‘enemy of the state’ to secure his re-election and it seems to be working to some extent.

  6. The “vitriol”???

    You mean the standard operating procedure for the left?

    It’s so common we hardly even notice anymore…even when it comes from the President!

  7. Finally people are waking up. I had this guy pegged from the gitgo. People need to do their homework before voting. Just that he got in shows there should be candidate knowledge tests. If you don’t pass, you can’t vote. We’d of saved trillion$.

  8. Why in the world doe Obama need any contributions. We the tax payers are paying for his campaign jaunts around the country on Air Force One. Essentially he has been in campaign mode for most of his time in office. I think his reasoning is that he simply has no apptitude for leadership and he loves to campaign, so he opts to do what he does best. God help us!

  9. Even Castro does not like Obama.

    Is there anyone left that does like Obama?

    Obama cronies getting favors, kickbacks and fat federal deals do not count.

  10. A lot of people who voted for Obama and his promise for a “fundamental transformation of America” are now wishing they’d asked for the details as they find themselves unemployed, going bankrupt, losing their houses, losing their health insurance, going on food stamps, and wondering where their kids will go to school. They didn’t realize that when Obama talked about redistribution of the wealth, he was including THEIR wealth and private property. Now, after nearly 3 years in office, liberals realize they are no better off, no further ahead, and no more secure with Obama in office.

  11. You know the saying 1st time it’s a shame on you but, the second time it would be shame on me. I would be ashamed to give him money to continue brining us to our knees. If I could understand any of this man’s policies maybe we could get somewhere but, all I hear is a lot of garbage, it depends on who he is talking to that day and if you don’t like him you are automatically a racists nazi. He talks about tightening the belt and eating our peas but yet flaunts his wealth and comfort at every turn. Is that why his wife has been completely out of the picture lately? no more $42K in diamond cufflings to show us how they have tightened the belt. I guess it’s also ok for his personal trainer to fly from Chicago 3-4 times a week when he’s not on vacation off course. I’m sorry but, his policies seem to apply to all of us but not to him.

    1. There is a big difference in being fed up and in hatred. I have no hatred for this man NONE. But I am tired of all this and blaming Bush has gotten him nowhere. The bible also states an eye for an eye a tooth for a tooth, the problem is the truth hurts and he can’t take it.

    2. DP –

      I find it interesting that you quote Matt 25:40 – “What so ever you do for the least of these you do unto me.”

      Let’s look at the record for the last three years. Unemployment sky rocketed; administration rules and regulations have hamstrung businesses; class warfare/envy is the new name of the game; disability and food stamp applications have jumped to there highest levels in generations because people cannot afford to eat or cannot find jobs in this economy; racially motivated attacks have jumped; “flash mobs” are taking (robbing) the “man”; the MSM has become,not the “fourth estate”, but rather a “fifth column”; the very ideals and historical foundations of this nation are being torn asunder.

      What so ever you do to the least of these you do unto me? If that be the case, then this administration has a lot of answering to do. Not just to the electorate, but to God Himself. Perhaps you should have included the entire passage, Matt 25: 31-46 – when did this administration see the hungry, needy, imprisoned, naked, etc., and do something other than fund raise and hobnob with the social and financial elite?

      Where has this administration been to truly reach out to ALL Americans and work for what is best for everyone. A strong economy, and the ability to create and build wealth will help EVERYONE. A rising tide lifts all boats, not just the biggest (richest).

      Word of advise, don’t try and quote scripture out of context to make a point. It will only come back to bite you, and when you remove the true context of what was being written and taught you subject yourself not only to rebuke from your peers, but from God also.

  12. Was it a Freudian uh- uh slip from Axel uh uh rod, #44 spin-doctor, when he compared begging & bagging campaign $$$$ to the TITANIC? You bet! And I betcha, in desparation. he will personally appear to “spin” an appeal to the “millions” of non-sheeple Dem Fox viewers.

  13. I was enjoying the e-mails from Obama asking me to donate $5 and be entered for a chance to have dinner with him. The tone has changed in the last few days. He says that if I donate $5, I WILL have dinner with him.

  14. Is it possible that people now understand that he lies about almost everything? He only reads teleprompters? The his philosophy of the “ends justify the means” is dangerous, to say the least.

    Or are people scared about what is going to happen now. This administration works around every crisis possible. What is the next big crisis going to be.

    Jimmy Carter must be smiling.


  16. The people who gave this time and not last time are all racists. No..wait..the people who gave last time and again this time are all racists..wait…the people who gave..I don’t know.. but racism is to blame…and George W. Bush.

  17. Looks like many are deciding that the Kool Aid is toxic. Good for them. Hate is no way to run a country, certainly not an election. All I can say is, “Mr. Obama, don’t let the door hit you in the arse on the way out, and no, you cannot take Airforce One with you. The life of Reilly is coming to its rightful end.”

    Herman Cain 2012

  18. A plea to black conservatives: Come out. Your numbers are greater than the leftists say. Join us to elect Herman Cain and Allen West to run this country. Think of your childrens’ futures. Don’t let Obama rob it from them. Obama wants to collapse all of our systems, just like Greece. We will not let that stand. Join us. Don’t let the leftist ruling class silence you any longer. Your numbers will blow the minds of the leftist ruling class.

    Cain/West in 2012!!

  19. It was Acorn who spread the good news in the ghettos, and hoods about a new Messiah coming that would give them everything they deserved. New car, house, food, health benefits, and they bought it like a hungry cat fish attacking a bare hook.

    Well, reality sets in and it hurts, can’t have those things without a job!

  20. Last election, Obama supporters were buying into a dream. This election, they would be paying to continue the nightmare.

    Also, as Herman Cain said, the thrill of electing our first black president is gone.

  21. Well? Who is stupid enough to bet on a DEAD horse?

    Answer: Democrats, Communinsts, Pedophiles, Pimps, Drug Smugglers, Drug users, Libreals, Lib/Commies, The Dead in Chicago, The Dead in Florida, The Dead in Californina ( if you are tlaking about brain dead that would be about 75% of them) , Socalists, DarwAnists, Nazis, Global Warming Trolls, Burgles Thieves, Murders, Muslims and Unons.

    Did I miss any other foul and vile groups – then just add them in.

  22. Nothing is quite as inspiring as a President trying to salvage his own political future by characterizing a substantial proportion of the population that he has SWORN to protect as racists; not doing their fair share; extremists; you name it.
    What an insecure, self-absorbed little boy is this Barack Obama.
    Perhaps he will find himself beaten with a CAIN in 14 short months…

  23. This president is such a zombie!!! I am thinking of ‘zombifying’ him for our website http://WWW.SMOKINGZOMBIE.COM Do you think people would be interested in say a zombie set of Obama, Harry Reid, Pelosi, Hillary, and others? Hell, with the plastic surgery, some like Pelosi already LOOK like zombies!! Thanks for keeping an eye on the news BURIED in the back of the NY Times.

  24. well, a large minority of his american supporters – african americans – are out of work, a large majority of his middle eastern supporters are busy rebelling, and his european supporters are now enjoying a socialist winter and have no money.

    the only people capable of donating to his campaign are his well heeled friends in hollywood and silicon valley and the retirement homes (warren buffet).

  25. I certainly hope that after the exposee that was written about how women are treated in the sexist White House that donations from women will drop as well.

  26. People have figured out the hard way what the bamster meant when he said he wanted to fundamentally transform America. The majority of us dont want a socialist european syle government that Barrack invisions. Where him and his cronies plan every aspect of our lives. A vote against Barrack Hussein is a vote against socialism/marxism and a vote for freedom. What are you liberals going to do when everyone elses money runs out, do you think the elitist liberals care about you. You are just a means to an end to them.

  27. These slobs are out of touch if they actually believe they can raise $1Billion. They wont even top 2008 numbers. Just who still likes Obama to give him money? Illegals, Lawyers, and union thugs…thats his constituents. He won’t fool nearly as many people this time around. Who has any money to burn on Political donations? Anyone but Obama in 2012.

  28. Obama says give me your money and stop complaining and fight and join Obama’s Food Stamp parade. If you don’t behave no food or healthcare and he’’ll send the minority unemployment even higher if that’s possible. The king has spoken. People should just look and see how much He and Michelle are enjoying the good life. He’s also trying to see if people can get weed with their stamps to keep MR EBT happy check out song “MY EBT” v=o64Fz-KW1Dk, the guys talented not like Obama. He’ ll vote for Obama if they’ll allow him to buy weed with his Food stamps. If Obama hasn’t offered the guy a couple of million to take it down or hasn’t squashed it.

    Check out song called “teapartiers I can’t hear you” on youtube

    Here’s a verse

    Doctors are retiring earlier but we’re getting 17000 new IRS
    This is how Obama creates health care jobs I guess
    For 235 years this country’s been God’s blessing.
    Now he’s following Cloward and Piven’s to bankrupt the country I’m guessing
    If Obamacare gives Grandma and Grandpa a scare
    Think how when their rationed and die earlier we’ll save on healthcare

  29. With out his theatrics and loving throngs this guy is made to be his true self: a pompouse, arrogant, narcissistic, racist, socialist, muslim loving, conartist.He’s a creep from the work go.

  30. why anyone would donate to the Obama campaign .. is just plain WACK! .. Unless Solyndra is case donating money now so you can get those huge illegal kickbacks later .. Now that makes sense .. but send them all to jail .. and the Dems will be better off with another candidate .. and so will America ..

  31. June 17, 2011

    To the Editor:

    As I read Mrs. XXXXXXX rebuttal to my letter I could not help but recall that movie The Titanic by James Cameron. In my minds eye I can clearly see Mrs. XXXXXX standing outside the wheel house cheering on Captain Obama as he steers the ship of state not only into the iceberg, but then, throws the ship into full reverse to hit it again, just to be sure the ship is absolutely going to sink. Whether it is Obama, Cuomo, or even Weiner they are all reading from the same playbook written by liberal democrat after liberal democrat. Spend more, promise more, borrow more, regulate more, fight wars only when “we” run them otherwise wail like stuck pigs against them, and last but not least, don’t mind the stench of hypocrisy, oh no, we must full our noses with as much sanctimonious “but its for the children” as will fit to mask the stench.

    My life experience guided by what I know to be true says we are in deep trouble and I’m trying to ring the alarm with these letters. If all of you want to live out the last days of prosperity in placid ignorance, you have that right, because better men, and these days women, from our local police and fire force’s right on up to every soul in the United State Military step into the breach to give you that opportunity. I recommend a hot cup of tea and the liberal media of your choice that does not challenge any assumption you have been taught to bleep just like the Phd XXXXXXX has done with such seeming certitude along with your thoughts in the same paper you know hold in your hands. I say nuts to all of it. We are trillions in debt and deficit and our problems from not having opened Yucca mountain to secure nuclear waste to the ATF letting thousands of guns in to the wrong hands only increases my angst.

    We are free and will remain so because we cherish debate and the ballot and we can alter our course through that ballot box. We have for almost three generations accepted the notion that the liberal philosophy in either how we fight wars or how we live our daily lives is the answer. To accomplish this, both political parties have engaged in the “you scratch my back, I’ll scratch your’s” act. This “go along to get along” attitude has led us to a decade of combat against one side of the same muslim/arab coin, a destroyed dollar, and diminished standing among the free nations of the world, and a fantasy land interest rate environment that only Bozo the Clown Banker could love. Americans don’t lead by bowing to dictators or by apology. They hold their hand out and say to the world that we will do our level best to help you realize your freedom, but will not give up our freedom to be safe. Because as Benjamin Franklin once said a nation that is willing to give up its freedom for security will soon have neither. I may not be the smartest man, but I think old Franklin knew a thing or two about what it took to get the freedom that we seem so willing to give up and hand, our children, my children, the MasterCard bill for.

    Joe Doakes

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