December 29, 2011
Obama’s Billion-Dollar Campaign? ‘That’s Bullsh**’
In an end-of-year fundraising video, Obama campaign manager Jim Messina appeals for grassroots cash, describing as ”bullsh**” the speculation that theirs is a billion-dollar campaign.
“People have speculated that this is a billion-dollar campaign. That’s bullsh**,” he says. “We don’t take PAC money, unlike our opponents. We fund this campaign in contributions of $3 or $5 or whatever you can do to help us expand the map, to put more people on the ground, to build a real grassroots campaign that is going to be the difference between winning and losing.”
Watch the video HERE.
The Obama campaign has never explicitly thrown out the billion-dollar figure and aides have pushed back hard on media reports that they anticipate raising that much during the campaign.
By Bill AllisonJun 23, 2011 6:05 p.m.
- The House Majority PAC, one of the two Democratic Super PACs currently seeking permission from the Federal Election Commission to have federal candidates and party officials solicit funds for them, has disclosed its first batch of donors in the 2012 election cycle. Among the big givers are stalwart Democratic donors, including unions like the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees ($200,000) and the Communications Workers of America ($50,000), individuals like Fred Eychaner ($100,000) and George Soros ($75,000), trial law firm Kazan McClain Lyons Greenwood & Harley ($10,000), tech company Integrated Archive Systems ($25,000) and America’s Families First Action Fund ($50,000), which is itself a Super PAC.Read all about it
Law firm Perkins Coie represents both groups; Robert Bauer, an attorney at the firm and former White House Chief Counsel, represents the Democratic National Committee and President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign.
Obama returns to Chicago Jan. 11 for fund-raisers
WASHINGTON–President Barack Obama returns home to Chicago on Jan. 11 for high end fund-raisers to bankroll his re-election drive, as he jumps back on the traveling fund-raising circuit after taking a break for a few weeks over the holidays. This will mark Obama’s tenth visit back to Chicago since becoming president.
Obama will be hosted at the North Side home of media mogul Fred Eychaner, who is also one of the biggest donors to third-party Democratic “SuperPacs,” playing a role in the 2012 campaign.
From the New York Times:
Despite a pledge not to take money from lobbyists, President Obama has relied on prominent supporters who are active in the lobbying industry to raise millions of dollars for his re-election bid.At least 15 of Mr. Obama’s “bundlers” — supporters who contribute their own money to his campaign and solicit it from others — are involved in lobbying for Washington consulting shops or private companies. They have raised more than $5 million so far for the campaign.
Because the bundlers are not registered as lobbyists with the Senate, the Obama campaign has managed to avoid running afoul of its self-imposed ban on taking money from lobbyists.
October 17, 2010
In 2005, Rep. Barney Frank addressed the House of Representatives in which he said “you’re not going to see a collapse that you see when people talk about a bubble. Those of us on our committee in particular will continue to push for home ownership.”
http://www.StandWithArizona.com Racist “Brown Berets” invade a peaceful, pro-Arizona crowd rallying in front of the All-Star Game in Anaheim, July 13, 2010. Modeled after the Black Panthers, the Brown Berets (nicknamed the “Tan Klan” because of their virulently racist views) want a “racially pure Aztlan” with all White Europeans and Jews forcibly removed. They are pro-Islamic terrorism and have called Osama Bin Laden the “Muslim Pancho Villa”. Imagine if a handful of white Tea party folks walked into a pro-illegal rally and said similar things – it would make every national news broadcast for days on end. But of course, unlike the NAACP slander claims – the Tea Party does not stand for racism. But watch as the “Tan Klan” gets a pass for their hate by the media once again.
Hilda L. Solis
American Patrol Report: Video of Solis made in 1996 to a voter registration group that, quote, ‘we are all Americans whether you are legalized or not.’
The American Patrol Report has the video showing Solis making this statement.
America Patrol has more information on Hilda Solis