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April 16, 2012


It's amazing what one man can do when he's properly motivated:

The president's reelection campaign and the Democratic National Committee took in a combined $53 million in March through their various fundraising accounts, the Obama camp announced in a video Monday.

... The top line number is up from $45 million in February and $29.1 million in January, the trend line is moving in a direction that Democrats can like.

...In March 2008, the Obama campaign -- operating without DNC help -- raised $42.8 million.

Imagine what he could do if he seriously tried to pass a budget or deal with the deficit!

Posted by Cassandra at April 16, 2012 07:21 AM

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Rich democratic donators -the shmoos of taxpayers.

Posted by: tomg51 at April 16, 2012 08:12 AM

There are a couple of motivators for this:

A new report by MapLight.org shows that the bulk of so-called "Super PAC" money has come from a few individual donors, and not from big corporations. MapLight, a nonprofit and nonpartisan research group that tracks money in politics, analyzed Federal Election Commission data from January 1, 2011, to February 29, 2012. It found that most Super PAC contributions over $1 million came from individuals in just 14 states. That seems to quash the fear expressed by some political observers about the influence of big corporate donations on the 2012 presidential campaign.

Obama doesn't have the evil corporations for his allegory anymore.

And of more immediate...impact...is this: Obama has made a ton of promises to his political donors and supporters, promises he has no hope of keeping, as the real world intrudes. What's the Chicago Way of dealing with those who welch on their debts?

You bet he's motivated to buy four more years in which to push that string down the road. He owes the vig, though, and his Chicago buds will collect.

Eric Hines

Posted by: E Hines at April 16, 2012 11:03 AM

"What's the Chicago Way of dealing with those who welch on their debts?"

*flips through records*
Looks like most are fitted with Nunn Bush hydraulic-cement brogans and are then taken for an outing on Lake Michigan. Some have been engineered as a structural members in new construction.

Posted by: J. Edgar Hubris at April 16, 2012 01:57 PM