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Obama: The First Billion Dollar Campaign

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Hack Hawk Down, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. Hack Hawk Down

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    I think its fucking disgusting that campaign finance laws (or lack thereof) have allowed this shit to get this big...


    Obama campaign close to $1 billion
    From USA Today:

    October 8. 2012 - President Obama is edging closer and closer to U.S. history's first billion dollar campaign.
    "All told, Obama's campaign and the committees it controls have raised $923 million," reports National Journal.
    "If they raise just half as much in October as they did in September," it added, "Obama's campaign will indeed become the first billion-dollar campaign in history."
    As it stands now, it doesn't look like the Republicans will hit the 10-figure mark.
    The money is used not only for television and radio ads, but field offices and other get-out-the-vote efforts.
    National Journal's Reid Wilson notes that Democratic fundraising belies previous statements by Obama and other campaign officials that news stories about a billion dollar campaign were exaggerated.
    In a piece entitled "The Obama Who Cried Wolf," Wilson cites an e-mail Obama sent out in August telling supporters, "I will be outspent this election."
    Don't bet on it.
     
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  2. Neon

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    But Koch Brothers!
     
  3. LiddyRules

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    I wonder what it looks like in battleground states because I ain't seen shit in Illinois.
     
  4. lajikal

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    Lol, the dems have made the republicans broke ass punks with their own money.
     
  5. Creasy Bear

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    White guilt is some powerful shit.
     
  6. Hack Hawk Down

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    The next month is going to suck if you live in Ohio, Florida, Colorado, Virginia, Nevada, Iowa, New Hampshire or Wisconsin and you watch TV, listen to the radio, answer your phone, or get mail.

    Thank god for netflix.
     
  7. KRSOne

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    And the libs will still try to portray him as the blue collar under dog fighting the big evil rich corporate guy.
     
  8. lajikal

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    Even with the toss-up states, Romney won't be able to pull it off. Yet another Republican FAIL.
     
  9. domelogic

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    Well I dont know if Pa is a swing state but I received an Obama call today and my wife did last week. First time I have ever gotten a call from a democratic party. All automated and asked if I would vote for him in November. We get a ton of ads on tv, hell this weekend there was an ad for Obama from the debate about what Romney said.
     
  10. d0uche_n0zzle

    d0uche_n0zzle **Negative_Creep**

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    Which young attractive female democratic campaign workers are willing to trade sex for votes?
     
  11. Hack Hawk Down

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    I got excited until I re-read it and see that you said female. Your loss.
     
  12. Hack Hawk Down

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    Yes and the Republicans will try to portray Romney as a warrior for true salt of the earth, heartland values.

    The race really is like American Idol.

    I think the reason why Obama is still fundraising is because this year, his campaign did something they didn't do in 2008.
    They have sub campaign groups working for each special block of voters: Jews, Catholics, Asians, Women, Gays, Latinos, Students, Muslims, Blacks, Environmentalists, etc. etc.
    They will spend a lot of cash on election day teams, get out the vote efforts, phone banks, advance voting, and lawyers to defend people who want to vote for Obama but are told they cannot for some reason.
    Obama can win Ohio and Wisconsin and lost every other swing state and still win. That's why so much money will be spent in those states in particular.
     
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  13. Cunt Smasher

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    And they got a shit ton of money illegally.
     
  14. Ballbuster1

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    What a fucking waste.
     
  15. Atomic Fireball

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    Apparently Chinese guilt too:
    http://campaignfundingrisks.com/key-findings/
     
  16. Don the Radio Guy

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    I'll go out on a limb and say I have no problem with the amount being spent. What I do have a problem with is that large amounts of it are illegal.
     
  17. Atomic Fireball

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    The leftists circle-jerking in their echo chamber won't know what hit them this November.

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  18. Atomic Fireball

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    You forgot "foriegn nationals"
     
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