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Obama Super Pac Fail. Again.

The pro-Obama’s Super Pac Priorities USA raised a pitiful $1.6 million in April, bringing in some $3 million less than the pro-Romney Restore Our Future, Politico reports.

The group stumbled even after the White House dropped its abhorrence of PACs and started prodding Democrats to contribute to it.

Priorities USA has $4.7 million on hand, less than Restore Our Future. Another major GOP PAC, American crossroads, the Karl Rove-backed venture, had some $24 million amassed at the end of March.

The poor performance of Priorities USA comes as Mitt Romney is drawing nearly even in his personal fundraising effort to President Obama. If Obama wins this year, it won’t be because he can wildly outspend is GOP rival, like he did in 2008.

47 thoughts on “Obama Super Pac Fail. Again.”

  1. I guess less people are buying the “forward” thing while we’ve been slipping backwards for the past 3 1/2 years. Go Romney, kick his a$$!

    1. I read this too…good article, but I disliked the statement about Obama being off-point in his ‘message’ about women’s issues. I think his patronizing attitude towards women’s place in society marks his true beliefs, not just that he’s getting his ‘message’ out wrong. So, as long as he’s saying what he thinks women want to hear, it doesn’t matter what he really believes? That’s ridiculous. The suggestion that all he needs to do is just change what he’s saying to draw women (or other demographic groups) in to vote for him is plain dishonest. I know that’s normal for politicians, but it’s rather sickening when looked at from a real-life perspective. I’ve never trusted his smooth talking, tele-evangelist style of talking, and I felt the same way about Clinton too. Just be real about the issues, but I don’t think Obama is or can be. What I see in him looks like a mask…something concealing the real Obama, and that mask is starting to crack.

      If he gets a second term, I think we’ll all see the REAL Obama.

      1. Hopefully people will get to the opening of Dinesh D’Souza’s movie “Obama 2016” in June. It is produced by Gerald Molen of Schindler’s List fame. This movie will be a wake up call to what’s coming our way if this tyrant gets re-elected. It will be much better than any campaign ad Rove can come up with.

      2. Naa .. We’ll see the REAL obambo when he & his minions are kicked to the streets ! Then he’ll be free to “chill ” with the wacked out crowd & the views he now conceals… He’s a phoney by every means of the word..
        A thief & crook who has cared for anything more then the bum he sees in the mirror 1

  2. The big business donors and the 1%ers would rather have MrRomney sitting in the WhiteHouse than keep the current resident who promises to screw with their bottom line and take most of their hard-earned money to give to his friends.

      1. He’s probably taking Tuesday off. I posted the weekly schedule back in Keith’s “mom” post on Sunday:

        Remember last Wednesday when BHO’s schedule for Thursday was empty and Keith thought there might be a press conference? But, as I surmised, the lazy SOB had to take the day off because he had to “work” all weekend with the G8 and NATO summits. I’ve been watching his daily schedule for three plus years and his mentality is that of a time clock puncher, except he rarely even gets in eight hours a day. Whenever he has a dinner or even a campaign fundraiser in the evening, he takes time off that afternoon, or he comes in very late the next day, or both.

        Also, when the weekly schedule says, “the President will attend meetings at the White House”, that’s code for he has nothing scheduled and is taking the day off unless something comes up.

        So, last week’s advance schedule had “meetings” listed for Thursday and as it turned out, he took the day off before his busy weekend. Well, sure enough, he’s going back to Washington and taking Tuesday off too. He clearly feels if he had to “work” with the G8 and NATO summits this weekend, that he’s “owed” two days off in return, the Thursday before the weekend and the Tuesday after the weekend.

        It looks like he’s taking it easy on Friday this week also. In fact, his whole week is VERY, very light. He’s taking off Tuesday and Friday, and on Wednesday and Thursday, he’s traveling and campaigning, with official events or stops scheduled in, so he can bill us for the trips:

        Schedule for the Week of May 21, 2012

        On Monday, the President will attend meetings at the NATO Summit in Chicago, Illinois. Later in the day, the President will travel to Joplin, Missouri, where he will deliver the commencement address at Joplin High School. The President will return to Washington, DC, in the evening.

        On Tuesday, the President will attend meetings at the White House.

        On Wednesday, the President will travel to Colorado Springs, Colorado, to deliver the commencement address at the Air Force Academy. The President will then travel to Denver, Colorado for a campaign event. In the evening, the President will travel to California for campaign events in Atherton and Redwood City. The President will spend the night in San Jose, California.

        On Thursday, the President will attend a campaign event in Palo Alto, California. The President will then travel to the Newton, Iowa, area to deliver remarks on the economy at an official event. The President will continue to push Congress to act on a “To Do List” he laid out with initiatives that have bipartisan support and will create jobs and help restore middle class security. Later, the President will attend a campaign event in Des Moines, Iowa, before returning to Washington, DC, in the evening.

        On Friday, the President will attend meetings at the White House.

  3. Waiting for Obama’s Charlie Sheen ‘WINNING’ meltdown moment! It’s coming – he looks more and more deranged every day.

      1. Links on Drudge…

        “Socialist backs NATO defense shield…”
        “Skips Obama speech…”

        The algae king is probably throwing a temper tantrum right now ;-)
        Hope his Joplin HS speech is televised…

        1. I’m hoping we get to see some video in the next day or two illustrating how unpopular BHO was at the Joplin commencement. I’m sure just like Barnard College, the White House called and invited BHO to speak tonight. They were probably afraid to say thanks, but not thanks.

  4. As long as Romney and Rovians maintain the McCain policy of hands off Obama’s past relationships with Marxists, socialists, and communists, all the money in the world won’t sway the mind of the voters.

    On Hannity’s Friday show Michelle Fields did a man on the street interview, asking people about their knowledge of Obama’s past by playing excerpts from his book. It is amazing how many people know nothing about this man’s past. Unfortunately many more will still know nothing about him unless the establishment Republican’s grow a pair and expose him.

    1. I saw this on Friday and was struck on how successful the Socialists have been controlling the media/message. I think the GOP thinks they can beat Obama on his record alone. I agree that the electorate needs to be educated on his past. Let Romney stay on message about the economy and the super pacs go after Obama’s past. Let them hold up Mitt’s college transcripts and ask where Obama’s are?

      1. Agree totally. Romney didn’t have a problem keeping above the fray when the conservatives were knocked out one by one. They should just pretend Obama is Santorum.

      2. I saw that in Hannity also. I totally agree with you on the way Romney should handle it. He needs to keep the focus on the economy and jobs, and BHO’s horrible job performance. Thankfully, we have the super pacs to get the message out about all the other issues that the lame stream media has been ignoring or hiding for years.

  5. The poor man, Mr. Obama. And he works so hard and isn’t resting until he gets Americans back to work. Heheheheheehaw.

  6. Just an odd musing of mine:

    I know these super-pacs have their reasons for being, but I sure wish I could have one too!

    1. I gotta win the Powerball so I can start a PAC… nothing too big, but I would send out an invite to readers of WhiteHouseDossier for anti-Obama 2012 ad ideas :-)

  7. The Romney PACs are making a huge mistake if they don’t pick up the ball on the Chameleon-in-Chief’s literary bio. They should demand to open Pandora’s box of sealed records. Find out what he’s hiding, for pete’s sake! At best – Obama is a liar and a fraud; at worst, he is foreign born! During the campaign he referred to himself as a ‘citizen of the world’ – a dead giveaway that he cares nothing about American values or principles – no matter where he was born. His America-hating wife said she was ‘never proud of this country until her commie husband ran for President She slipped up and called Kenya his ‘home country’!

    Why is the media ignoring this important development??? It’s a bombshell and could destroy him.

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  9. Looks like that Bain Attack isn’t working out so well. Apparently the Republicans seized the opportunity and made a quick ad (which I have not seen) around the words of Booker, Ford and Rattner. There have been few feel good moments– so take that Axelrod (who can’t quite seem to keep up). And Wisconsin is looking good for Walker. Which is good for us and good for Wisconsin as his governance seems to be working out well for the financial stability and recovery of his state. And I’m a Catholic, so what the heck — “whole bunch of them” (with the support of the Archbishops of NY and WDC I think) are suing Obama. And Keith’s mother came to visit! There are so few feel good moments, so I’ll take it all. Take that Axelrod (who seems tobe having a bit of trouble keeping up)! Now if Obama would just get off tv so I can catch the last of Cavuto.

    1. The Dems are wasting their money with Bain attacks. Most people don’t know what they’re talking about and don’t care to find out what it is or what it means.

      1. They are wasting their money, and I see let them keep doing it! It’s not working, just like NOTHING is in this administration.

        1. *see = say

          Yikes, that’s what I get for trying to catch up on today’s post and comments so quickly while also trying to watch The Five.

      2. Yeah, it’s pretty obvious the whole Bain thing is a pretty big stretch anyways. Just more of Obama’s class warfare attempts. He seems to be grasping for straws and having a hard time finding something that doesn’t reveal him for the hypocrite that he is.

        I saw on Drudge that the NY Times has started snooping around Romney’s church, asking questions. All well and good as long as they also investigate Obama’s church history as well! I’m sure the Obama campaign is just waiting for an opportune time to raise the whole Mormon issue…in the meantime, the Times is laying the groundwork for them…

  10. Sorry for all the posts but this one is important. Just read a Washington Times article linked on Drudge.

    There is a section of the article entitled “Romney in 30 Seconds”.

    What would a Romney presidency be like? Day One, President Romney immediately approves the Keystone Pipeline, creating thousands of jobs that Obama blocked. President Romney introduces tax cuts and reforms that will reward job creators, not punish them. President Romney issues orders to begin replacing Obamacare with commonsense health care reform. That’s what a Romney presidency would look like.

    Emphasis added.

    Note the subtle change in Romney’s Obamacare promise? No longer is he promising total repeal, but replacement? Total and complete repeal of Obamacare, pulling that evil plan up by it’s roots, is what Romney promised to get the nomination and that is the standard we will hold him to. Get the government out of our healthcare!

    1. Susan, I saw that ad last week and I noticed the same exact thing. “Common sense health care reform”? Uh, no, just repeal it and stay the hell out of my healthcare!

    2. There are some common sense healthcare changes that can be made that would make a huge difference:

      1) My state has a law that as long as you are insured there is no pre-existing exclusion. That means everyone keeps insured or risks no coverage. It is working well.

      2) Tort reform. I could not believe what I heard when a doctor told me about what he faces with just frivolous complaints. They cost him no less than $10-12k per complaint . . . he has never had a complaint ever come to anything. He says he spends around $50-60k each year to fight frivolous complaints on a good year.

      3) Portability. If we had the same thing with health insurance that we have with auto insurance, the premiums would be reduced due to more competition.

      Romney has already said that he would defund by EO the agency that controls Obamacare. He himself cannot repeal Obamacare. That has to come from Congress.

      1. The federal government has no business in individual healthcare issues. You mention your state has some good laws regarding health insurance. That’s fantastic. Let’s use our 10th Amendment rights that allow the states to manage health care issues. If I don’t like the laws of my state of Texas, I can move to your state and enjoy the policies there. If the federal government institutes a law that forces health care mandates on every state of the union, what state can my family move to if we don’t like those laws?

        We all know the president can’t repeal a law on his/her own. It will require control of the house and the senate. That’s why I’m concentrating on electing strong constitutional conservatives to congress so we can make that happen. I’m just curious why Romney’s language has already shifted to the moderate Republican view of replacing Obamacare. To the political class, it’s all about control over every aspect of our lives. I don’t like it when a Democrat does it, and it’s even worse when a so-called freedom-loving Republican does it.

  11. I’m watching The Five, which lost the first several minutes to the end of BHO’s press conference at the close of the NATO summit. Eric Bolling took notes about the press conference:

    Length of BHO’s speech: 8 minutes
    Length of the Q & A part: 28 minutes
    Number of Questions: 6
    – 3 questions on Afghanistan
    – 1 question on the G8
    – 1 question on Chicago
    – 1 on the Cory Booker comments

    Bolling said that the Cory Booker question was the most important politically; BHO spent the most time on that question.

    BHO talked about the difference between private equity and big government, that private equity is not necessarily the right way to go, big government may be the way to go. According to Bolling, at 4:38pm, BHO said, “The campaign is going to be about this.”

    Bolling thinks that’s very important because if BHO is still saying he wants to make the campaign about whether or not Bain Capital and private equity is good or bad, he’s going to have a tough time because there are a lot of people out there, including Cory Booker, Steven Rattner (his own car czar), Harold Ford, Jr., another Democrat who are all saying don’t make the campaign about that. Bolling said they might see a real divide in the Democratic party if they want to go ahead and go forward with that

    1. When Obama talks about Bain and private equity I wish someone would ask him about Jonathan Lavine, Managing Director at Bain Capital and Chief Investment Office at Sankaty, a Bain affiliate. Lavine is a big fundraiser for Obama so apparently BO only has problems with Bain when he’s speechifyin’ to the masses.

      1. Hopefully it will come out soon — certainly not on MSM but somewhere. It’s known but rarely mentioned. It exposes the hypocrisy of Obama’s whole argument. Not that that’s news. But Obama chose to pick up the Bain squabble at his PR which should have been about NATO so it looks like, as usual, he’s going to double down on what increasingly looks like a bad bet. Either that or he wants to skip past the fact that the Booker evolution looks like a hostage tape.

      2. And he wonders why his fundraising is down? Most of the Wall Streeters understand private equity and would not be where they are without it. There would be no stock exchanges without private equity. If that’s Obama’s end game he’s going to have to get a lot more money from Soros.

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