President Obama Whines To Supporters For More Contributions
It seems President Obama is now playing the pathetic victim card on a conference call with supporters in the hopes of boosting his fundraising and keeping up with Team Romney. From The Daily Beast:
“The majority on this call maxed out to my campaign last time. I really need you to do the same this time,” the president said in a highly unusual (and presumably legal) fundraising pitch from Air Force One on his way back to Washington from Colorado Springs, where he’d been assessing the terrible damage caused by uncontained wildfires. A special phone on the government aircraft is dedicated to political calls that are paid for by the campaign.
“I’m asking you to meet or exceed what you did in 2008,” the presidential pitchman continued, speaking to donors who were invited to dial in based on their contributions during the last election. “Because we’re going to have to deal with these super PACs in a serious way. And if we don’t, frankly I think the political [scene] is going to be changed permanently. Because the special interests that are financing my opponent’s campaign are just going to consolidate themselves. They’re gonna run Congress and the White House.”
The president’s 18-minute pleading—a recording of which was provided to The Daily Beast by an Obama contributor—hardly sounded like a man doing a victory lap after Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling upholding Obamacare, as the Affordable Care Act has come to be known. Or, for that matter, like a candidate who has been beating his Republican opponent in recent polls of key battleground states.
Rather, Obama sounded like a dog-tired idealist forced to grapple painfully with hard reality. “In 2008 everything was new and exciting about our campaign,” Obama said. “And now I’m the incumbent president. I’ve got gray hair. People have seen disappointment because folks had a vision of change happening immediately. And it turns out change is hard, especially when you’ve got an obstructionist Republican Congress.”
And remember, this comes just a few days after he sent out another desperate plea when he warned his supporters he would be ”the first president in modern history to be outspent” by his opponent unless donors upped their contributions.
I find it hilarious that the man who has raised more money than anyone in the history of U.S. politics is now all “woe is me” and crying to his supporters about being outspent. He didn’t seem to mind when he was outspending John McCain 3-1 now did he? Of course not. Now? If they don’t pony up? ‘Special Interests’ will ruin everything. Right, because he didn’t rake in the cash from them last time? Please.
Hey Mr. President, maybe the real problem is a lot of people realize you sold them a bill of goods last time. I mean with unemployment over 8% for 4o months, you adding more to the debt in 3 years than Bush did in 8, and Fast & Furious, maybe people just aren’t that into you anymore?