In view of the facts Barack Hussein Obama hypocritically reneged on his pledge to accept public funding of his 2008 campaign after private donations came pouring in by the hundreds of millions and has now lied about being outspent in both that campaign as well as his successful 2004 run to represent Illinois in the United States Senate and, in general, tends to dissemble quite a bit, the following should be taken with a few grains of salt.
There’s no doubt much of the love, adulation, and money has dried up for Obama this time around as his idolators have come to realize his hopey-changey pitch of four years ago was huge on unwanted change but devoid of any real hope and that Mitt Romney has been raking in the cash lately. Still, the following verbatim email from my good buddy, Jim Messina, Campaign Manager for the president’s re-election, could very well be another crock but I thought I would share it anyway.
FROM Jim Messina, BarackObama.com email@example.com 2:44 PM (2 hours ago)
Romney and the Republicans announced yesterday that they brought in more than $100 million in June.
For context, that’s about what we raised in April and May combined.
We’re still tallying our own numbers, but this means their gap is getting wider, and if it continues at this pace, it could cost us the election.
If everyone who’s been waiting to give pitches in $3 or more today, we can start reversing this trend in just a few hours.
One hundred million is alarming enough, but it doesn’t even include the millions pouring into pro-Romney super PACs — or the fact that, unlike four years ago, it’s perfectly legal for the Koch brothers, Sheldon Adelson, Karl Rove, and anonymous billionaires to funnel unlimited money into attacking President Obama in critical battleground states.
I’m proud of the way we build this organization. Through the primaries, more than three-quarters of our donations were from people giving less than $1,000. Meanwhile, in that same period, Mitt Romney’s campaign raised three-quarters of its money from people giving $1,000 or more.
If we don’t take this seriously now, we risk finding ourselves at a point where there is too much ground to make up.
We need to do something about it. Today.
Please donate $3 or more:”
Not unexpectedly, my boy Jimmy fails to mention the millions donated to his boy in ’08 by wealthy entities such as Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Time-Warner, Microsoft, IBM, Harvard, Stanford, and Columbia Universities, to name just a few, and Allah only knows who’s funding him now.
I sincerely hope Jim Messina is just poor-mouthing, as sincerely as I hope his overachieving, useless boss is sent packing on November 6th!