Obama Being ‘Outspent’?

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Rogers reveals that as of July 2nd, the Obama campaign and affiliates has raised $471,400,000. The Romney campaign comes in at $264,223,126. Yet if major labor union promises are fulfilled, President Obama will be the main beneficiary of the more than $400 million labor leaders have promised to spend electing Democrats in 2012. If only 15 percent of that money is directed towards Obama’s campaign, that pushes his above total over $530 million, giving him a 2-1 spending edge over Romney. Thus, President Obama’s lament that he cannot win if he is being “outspent 10-1″ is revealed to be utterly disingenuous.

One other X factor rarely mentioned in the media is the amount of money Obama is spending — courtesy of the taxpayers — on trips that bear a striking resemblance to election campaigning. In April, RNC chairman Reince Priebus wrote a letter of complaint to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), noting that President Obama “has been passing off campaign travel as ‘official events,’ thereby allowing taxpayers rather than his campaign to pay for his reelection efforts.” White House spokesman Eric Schultz countered that such travel “has been part of the president’s official responsibility.” Yet a report complied in 2011 by Brendan Doherty, a U.S. naval academy assistant professor and expert on presidential travel revealed that Obama had conducted “official business” in critical battleground states more times in a shorter time span than either George W. Bush or Bill Clinton.

Reasonable people can disagree on what constitutes the difference between official business and overt campaigning, but it would be exceedingly difficult to argue that there is no bleed-through whatsoever and that total campaign expenditures on such trips equal zero. It is hard to put a dollar amount on the advantages of incumbency, but that advantage exists, nonetheless.

Yet even without incumbency, President Obama outspent Sen. McCain in 2008 by a more than 2-to-1 margin of $778 million to $384 million. He was able to do this because he broke his promise to finance that campaign using public funding, despite answering “yes” regarding the subject on a questionnaire from the Midwest Democracy Network. “I have been a long-time advocate for public financing of campaigns combined with free television and radio time as a way to reduce the influence of moneyed special interests,” the president wrote at the time.

One year later, Obama was more than willing to take money from “moneyed special interests” including his favorite class-warfare whipping boys in the financial sector. They accounted for 20 percent of what Obama’s top fundraisers collected during the 2008 presidential campaign. In fact, the $15.8 million collected by Obama from Wall Street during his 2008 run represented the largest take by any politician in history.

Yet in spite of the realities of both 2008 and today, the president continues to portray himself as a victim. “In 2008 everything was new and exciting about our campaign,” Obama said, according to a recording of a call obtained by The Daily Beast. “And now I’m the incumbent president. I’ve got grey hair. People have seen disappointment because folks had a vision of change happening immediately. And it turns out change is hard.” Joe Trippi, a leading Democratic strategist explained the rationale behind such an effort. “People have to perceive that they are threatened before they give,” he told The Daily Telegraph.

In other words, never let a crisis — even a totally manufactured one built on a tissue of lies — go to waste.

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  • H&R_ Barack

    America's Tax-Payer Worker-Bees are being out-spent by Obama's welfare queen-bee TAKER class.

    ~Obama's Section 8 housing subsidies, – Obama's Medicaid, and other support programs have been created to establish a permanent welfare class which, – in terms of skills and attitudes, is poorly equipped to return to work.

    Not only that, but the children of OBAMA welfare queens are nurtured in a mentality that perpetuates their dependency from generation to generation.

    We see it the first of every month at the grocery store.

  • Chezwick

    From my locality, I see an Obama (anti-Romney) ad every single night while watching baseball. I have yet to see a single Romney ad.

  • http://soundclick.com/333maxwell 333maxwell

    President Obama – Millions of people are giving him hundreds of dollars to get elected.

    Governor Romney – Hundreds of people are giving him millions of dollars to get elected.

    • Looking4Sanity

      Maxwell (Ain't) Smart.

      • H&R_ Barack

        Agent 99: – Did I hear something?
        Maxwell Smart: – Yes, there were some tap dancers in the hallway.

        Pardon me while I get my shoe phone.

  • H&R_ Barack

    Re: "Obama Being ‘Outspent’"

    …..and that is just in intellectual currency.

    • kafir4life

      His currency is counterfeit.

  • Looking4Sanity

    Indeed. He's certainly being out classed. Granted. That was never a monumental task…still…

    • H&R_ Barack

      The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them.
      ~ Karl Marx

      • Looking4Sanity

        I was never fond of Karl Marx either.

      • Amused

        Exactly and conservatives have found their "oppressor " in Romney . Bend over H&R , you called this one ./

        • fiddler

          YOU are IRRELEVANT.

  • Swemson

    This is a real joke.

    Obama lies about EVERYTHING!

    This is but one more example. Obama will spend double whatever he thinks he needs to win, and if he were somehow to run short on funds, he's just call his pal Timmy over at Treasury and have him print some more. To Obama & his supporters, there are no rules, no laws, no right or wrong, just the absolute imperative that Obama be given a second term so he can finish his mission of destroying this country.

    Does anyone really doubt that a good chunk of the $787 BILLION "stimulus" wound up in the pockets of Obama and his friends & supporters? Heck, normal brokerage alone on that adds up to $39.35 BILLION, and Obama & his crowd would never have been satisfied with a lousy 5% cut.

    Between unlimited financial reserves, and massive voter fraud, I honestly believe that we'll have to win by somewhere between 8 to 10 percent of the popular vote ink order to squeak out the thinnest of victories here. The odds are stacked so high against us, that I'm afraid we hardly have any chance at all of getting rid of this goniff.

    I hope to heck I'm wrong, but I'm not going to hold my breath.


    • Asher

      Romney made over 4.2 million in just a couple of days after the Health care law was deemed a Tax.

    • WilliamJamesWard

      We will all be long gone and buried before the trail of where the "stimulus" money actually ended
      up and I think Obama's reelection efforts are well greased by it. Our corrupt government has
      acheived a platform where it can become completely corrupt and unredeemable. If enough
      Americans see this and vote out Obama then maybe they will vote out all who have been
      attached to him and every professional politician for a new start and cleanup, maybe. The
      stimulus may have stimulated sane people to become active in order to save themselves.

  • kafir4life

    Dennis miller had a great idea for Romney right after President Stinky (-bo) met with his hollywood wierdos raising 15 million. Romney should have had a barbeque fundraiser with a bunch of normal people, and at the end, hold up the 15 hundred dollars he raised.

  • Asher

    The Thrill is Gone, This is the End, so Why Pretend! Barry has lost his Big popularity! All of you who are getting married please forego your wedding gifts, and ask your friends and relatives to donate to Obama 2012…Like we are all going to do this looser that kind of a favor…Our relatives would think we nuts in the Head.

  • Schlomotion

    It is so disgusting to watch people haggle over how much gelt the horses are worth in this election. Pass the popcorn.

  • mrbean

    The mainstream media had their tongues so far up Obama's A$$ that they have embedded his dingleberries in their chin. White guilt, black tribalism, and the adoring leftist mainstream media are the only reasons this clown was ever not properly vetted and ended up elected as President , and the GOP chosing a loser like John "Dead Man Walking" McCain as their candidate in 2008 did not help either. And the MSM still gives him a free ride but let us hope he is gone in January 2013.

  • stevefraser

    Are you suggesting O is lying?

    • fiddler

      No just talking. Are they one in the same?

  • http://www.facebook.com/mike.villano.71 Mike Villano

    This is the latest lie from the O admin and their lame stream media pie holes.
    "Underdog Obama Faces Off Against Big Evil Rich Privileged White Guy."
    The corrupt lame stream Pie Holes for Power embed the underlying message because they "care about people" and they want to make sure "everyone gets it."