Obama Says He Relies on Small Donors: Facts Say Otherwise

We received the following unsolicited E-mail from Obama campaign manager David Plouffe. To begin with, it is excellent news that John McCain raised so much money in only one month, because it shows that Americans will put up their hard-earned money to stop a phony smile in an empty suit, a fraud and a front for the Chicago Daley machine, and a George Soros stooge from getting anywhere near the White House. More importantly, though, the Obama campaign is now firmly on record as telling its prospective donors a blatant untruth: that Obama does not take money from big donors, and that he relies on “little people” from the grassroots. We encourage our readers to circulate this information as widely as possible.

    From: “David Plouffe, BarackObama.com” (@ replaced with “at” to prevent harvesting by spammers)In the excitement of the past few days, there’s some news you may have missed.

    John McCain and the Republican National Committee released their fundraising numbers for May, and we’ve got our work cut out for us.

    The McCain campaign raised $21 million, which will be combined with $23.7 million raised in partnership with the Republican National Committee.

    That’s nearly $45 million dollars in one month — money that will be used to attack Barack Obama and support John McCain’s effort to extend the policies of George W. Bush for another four years.

In other words, the American people that they realize that they are dealing with a totally unqualified, and possibly dangerous, individual who must be kept out of the White House. It wasn’t that long ago that the McCain campaign was almost bankrupt, but now the dollars are pouring in as they did when Americans bought war bonds to win the Second World War. John McCain once put his life on the line to defend the United States, and here is where to go to help him protect our country yet again.


    Even more disturbing than the amount of money John McCain and the RNC have raised is the way they raised it.
    They depend on donations from Washington lobbyists and special interest PACs. And top officials in McCain’s campaign have been asking these donors to write checks and raise money from their clients to the tune of $50,000 each.

    Barack is doing things differently.

    This campaign has never accepted donations from Washington lobbyists or special interest PACs. And yesterday the Democratic National Committee announced that they will follow the same restriction.

    We are going to compete in the general election the same way we have all along — by depending on a movement of more than 1.5 million people giving only what they can afford.

Is that a fact, Plouffie?

    http://www.opensecrets.org/pres08/contrib.php?cycle=2008&cid=N00009638
    OpenSecrets.org, Center for Responsive Politics
    Top Contributors to Barack Obama
    This table lists the top donors to this candidate in the 2008 election cycle. The organizations themselves did not donate , rather the money came from the organization’s PAC, its individual members or employees or owners, and those individuals’ immediate families. Organization totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.

    Because of contribution limits, organizations that bundle together many individual contributions are often among the top donors to presidential candidates. These contributions can come from the organization’s members or employees (and their families). The organization may support one candidate, or hedge its bets by supporting multiple candidates. Groups with national networks of donors – like EMILY’s List and Club for Growth – make for particularly big bundlers.

    Goldman Sachs $571,330

    University of California $437,236

    UBS AG $364,806

    JPMorgan Chase & Co $362,207

    Citigroup Inc $358,054

    National Amusements Inc $320,750

    Lehman Brothers $318,647

    Google Inc $309,514

    Harvard University $309,025

    Sidley Austin LLP $294,245

    Skadden, Arps et al $270,013

    Time Warner $262,677

    Morgan Stanley $259,876

    Jones Day $250,725

    Exelon Corp $236,211

    University of Chicago $218,857

    Wilmerhale LLP $218,680

    Latham & Watkins $218,615

    Microsoft Corp $209,242

    Stanford University $195,262

Sure, Barry and Plouffie, “1.5 million people giving only what they can afford.” Little, ordinary people with names like Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Microsoft Corporation, Exelon, Time Warner… Maybe Obama and Plouffe really believe they are talking to “bitter” small town crackers who “cling to guns and religion.”

    …For all his talk of reform, John McCain is willing to rely on huge donations from Washington lobbyists and special interest PACs. We have a historic opportunity to run a new kind of campaign and elect a new kind of leader.

    Thank you for your support and for being a part of this movement,

    David

    David Plouffe
    Campaign Manager
    Obama for America


We would call more than half a million dollars from Goldman Sachs a “huge donation,” even if David Plouffe and Barack Hussein Obama want us to think otherwise. Res ipsa loquitur, the thing speaks for itself.

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5 Responses to “Obama Says He Relies on Small Donors: Facts Say Otherwise”

  1. berlet98 Says:

    How about a non-specific OSAMA/OBAMA post?

    I rarely devote this space to anything but political matters but hereby make an exception for a movie review, of sorts.
    American Beauty is classified as a comedy by Moviefone, which is ironically comedic in and of itself. Even describing it as a black comedy—a term which will definitely be declared non-PC and banned if Obama becomes our president—doesn’t satisfactorily describe this flick. Films such as Fight Club, Natural Born Killers, the Kill Bill series all plumb the depths of Hollywood’s collective and twisted violent psyche. American Beauty exposes the depths of Tinsel Town’s despair.
    This now-8 year old film is truly an exceptional excursion into nihilism, even for Hollywood. It succeeds in portraying a middle class America that is so superficial and devoid of redeeming value that life itself is rendered meaningless. The protagonist is so riddled with angst that he makes angst seem like fun.
    The Cast of Characters:
    Lester—suicidal middle aged failure in a corrupt corporate world; fantasizes about pedophilia
    Carolyn—his cold, distant wife who beds an associate to get ahead, becomes intrigued with pistols
    Jane—their depressed, teen daughter who hates her parents and beds her teen neighbor
    Ricky—the drug dealing, borderline-Columbine neighbor kid, who offers to kill Lester for Jane
    Angela—Jane’s bff, pretty, shallow, promiscuous, airhead whose conceit betrays her self-doubt
    Colonel Fitts—Ricky’s dad, brutal gun-loving Marine, latent homosexual
    The plot is almost irrelevant and can easily be surmised from the cast of characters: Lester quits his meaningless job, gets another job slapping up burgers, discovers Carolyn’s affair, lusts after Angela, spares Angela from penetration when she says she’s a virgin, gets hit on by the colonel who initially suspected he was Ricky’s homosexual lover, has his brains blown out by said colonel, and dies with a contented smile on his face.
    American Beauty manages to denigrate not only middle class America, but corporate life, America’s teens, and even the Marine Corps. The casting of Chris Moore—the FBI traitor in Breach—as Colonel Fitts was no coincidence either.
    I can’t say American Beauty wasn’t a bad watch. Hey, even my wife called it “good” and it garnered a slew of Academy Awards and Oscars can’t be wrong, right? What always strikes me, though, is the Hollywood penchant for depicting others as dysfunctional when there are more dysfunctional people per square mile in Hollywood than anywhere else on the planet!
    When can we expect to see Hollywood Beauty? Much of it could be shot in rehab facilities.

  2. creeping Says:

    It might be worthy to examine some of those donors as well – like Jones Day…

    Jones Day has been busy in recent years defending the El-Shifa plant which was believed to be manufacturing chemical weapons for bin Laden’s Al Qaeda…the same plant Bill Clinton ordered bombed…

    Jones Day has also been representing Bin Mahfouz a Saudi billionaire who is suing Rachel Ehrenfeld for writing a book exposing terrorist funding in the Middle East

    More evidence that Obama not only takes contributions from lobbyists, but anti-American lobbyists at that…

    To a lesser $$ he also has accepted money from the Zogby family which has been prominent in creating and publishing bogus polls to manipulate voter data – so far it seems to have worked…

    Link to Jones Day story
    Link to Zogby story

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