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Biden to Donors: You’re Like My Family

Offering up yet another the bizarre statements for which he is famous, Vice President Joe Biden said in a fundraising email sent out today that he and President Obama consider campaign donors their “second family.”

From the conclusion of the email:

Barack and I honestly wish we could thank everyone who contributes to this campaign personally. You’re our second family, you know.



In the email, Biden asks members of his second family for $3, saying the money is needed before “the most urgent fundraising deadline of this campaign so far,” the closing of the books on the month of July.

Romney, Biden charges, is threatening to spend the Obama campaign “into oblivion” in order to seize the presidency to do terrible things to the country:

The only way someone like Mitt Romney — who’s asking Americans to put him in charge of their taxes while refusing to come clean about his own, who wants to repeal Obamacare, end Medicare as we know it and give more tax breaks to billionaires who don’t need them — defeats someone like Barack Obama, is if the other side spends us into oblivion.

Biden’s email is one of a series of increasingly histrionic messages being sent to supporters by the Obama campaign officials warning that Romney is outraising them and donations are urgently needed.

20 thoughts on “Biden to Donors: You’re Like My Family”

  1. It wasn’t so long ago that Obama and the dems were bragging about raising a billion and obliterating the Repub with that warchest. Now that they are dragging the bottom dwellers for $3.00 donations the evil Republicans have a vast right wing cash dump. Can’t have it both ways but the dems will always give it a good shot.

  2. Like family to them? I guess that means that loser Biden constantly hits up his relatives for money.

    By the way, Biden’s in Chicago today for a fundraiser:

    Vice President Joe Biden hits Chicago on Monday for a fund-raiser at 1:15 p.m. CST; Mayor Rahm Emanuel and David Axelrod, President Obama’s top strategist headline another fund-raiser for the campaign in Chicago later in the day.

    Obama returns to Chicago on Aug. 12 for a series of high dollar fund-raising events. The Biden event was switched to the afternoon from a breakfast event.

    The Biden fund-raiser price points:

    ☐$5,000 per person: Host Committee
    ☐$2,500 per person: Photoline Reception and Breakfast Attendee
    ☐$500 per person: Breakfast Attendee

  3. Yeah, ya’ gotta’ buy your way in to the Obama/Biden Brotherhood. I think I’d rather be related to John Gotti and his family.

  4. Romney has raised more over the last two months but ODOPO has outspent him by a factor of almost 10 to 1 (I think)..
    Typical ODOPO trick of spending more than you take in!!
    Think nothing but deficit/debt when thinking of ODOPO..
    The mOron doesn’t have a clue where it comes from..

  5. Actually, many of us have had a crazy aunt or uncle in the family, and Joe “JOBS is a three letter word” Biden certainly fits the bill quite nicely.

    1. PG: “Joe! Are you going through my purse?
      JB: “Just for loose change. Barack and I need the money!”
      PG: (frying pan hits VPOTUS in head)

  6. Part of my family, you say? Hmmmm….

    Joe Biden = crazy uncle in the attic
    Barack Obama = brother who is always telling you how to run your finances and about how well he’s done when it turns out he’s really broke
    Michelle Obama = sister-in-law who keeps spending to “keep up appearances” and refuses to admit that she is borrowing and living on other people’s money

    Hey, they really could be family – just not mine, please, God!

  7. “Joe, I suggest you and Barack auction off that $7k outfit Moo wore in London. No one in MY family spends that much on a single outfit!”

  8. I don’t believe so, he wouldn’t give most of his new ‘family’ the time of day. I
    think the phrase once or twice removed in family terms must have had Biden
    in mind removed to the inth degree.

  9. Don’t pick on Joe! I think he’s the best entertainment since the old SNL episodes! “….a three-letter word!….J-O-B-S!” “Thank you Dr. Pepper!”
    Come on folks! You have to spend $25.00 for a ticket at a comedy club and you don’t get half the entertainment for nothing! AND, he’s helping to pull Obama down! I think we should be nominating him for some type of civic award!

  10. How can every fundraising deadline be the most important? Isn’t this like the third or fourth time they’ve said that? If it didn’t work before what makes them think it’ll work this time? And besides, they’re not going to donate now unless they throw in some kind of prize. What can they do to top Clooney and a birthday bash for Obama?

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