I love this fella.
See you tomorrow.
Good night all. Happy Presidents Day Mr. President!
Goodnight, carla4obama, first for you!
what’s not to love ?
Oh well. Missed again. Taps it is.
Think I’m caught up now. Had no computer access from last Wednesday until yesterday evening. Took quite a while, but enjoyed all the posts and the comments. Thanks for the good reading today.
What a video!!!! How can the GOP be so out of whack with the rest of us. We must reelect PBO but we also must work in our states to take them back. I am real concerned about my state of MT. The Pacs are already spending huge amounts of money against Tester and we have our only congressman to elect and our governor. This is a very important year. I am so thankful for the place of sanity. Thank you all!!
Good night. See you in the morning.
Hey, I missed this one. Nice video.
Please forgive me pulling this one from the previous post, but this really is worth the read…
What War on Religion?
If Obama is hell-bent on waging battle with religious institutions—as his critics allege—he sure has a funny way of showing it.
“But all the outrage about religious freedom has overshadowed a basic truth about the Obama administration: When it comes to religious organizations and their treatment by the federal government, the Obama administration has been extremely generous. Religious groups have benefited handsomely from Obama’s stimulus package, budgets, and other policies. Under Obama, Catholic religious charities alone have received more than $650 million, according to a spokeswoman from the US Department of Health and Human Services, where much of the funding comes from. The USCCB, which has been such a vocal critic of the Obama administration, has seen its share of federal grants from HHS jump from $71.8 million in the last three years of the Bush administration to $81.2 million during the first three years of Obama. In fiscal 2011 alone, the group received a record $31.4 million from the administration it believes is virulently anti-Catholic, according to HHS data.
Far from waging war on religious organizations, Obama has largely left in place the federal faith-based infrastructure created by President George W. Bush. He has also increased the amount of federal dollars flowing to religious groups—much to the chagrin of civil liberties and civil rights groups. They believe the administration is turning a blind eye to ongoing and egregious constitutional violations over church-state separation by religious groups receiving millions in taxpayer dollars.
“Religious organizations have greatly benefited from the Obama administration,” says Amanda Knief, the government relations manager for the Secular Coalition.
During the 2008 campaign, in a speech in Zanesville, Ohio, Obama promised to expand the role of faith-based organizations in delivering federal services. But he added a caveat acknowledging the need for a firewall between evangelizing and serving clients. “If you get a federal grant, you can’t use that grant money to proselytize to the people you help, and you can’t discriminate against them—or against the people you hire—on the basis of their religion,” he said. “Federal dollars that go directly to churches, temples, and mosques can only be used on secular programs.”
Obama’s comments struck a chord with civil libertarians who’d been fighting the Bush administration for years over its policies, which included exempting faith-based groups from compliance with federal anti-discrimination statutes. That meant religious groups with federal contracts could refuse, for instance, to hire gays if their religious beliefs found gays and lesbians an affront to God. And they could do so even if that gay person were seeking secular work on a federal contract to, for instance, help underage kids who’d immigrated illegally to the United States without their parents..”
Too much good stuff to post here, please read the full article.
Dudette, so in other words, the man who claim to have so much religion is lying when he says President Obama is waging a war on religion. Well what do you know, Rick Santorum is a liar.
Maybe we should ask Jack Abramoff how religious Rick Santorum is.
He pretty much covers everything I would have said. Thanks PoliticalCarnival for this.
#AmericaThisIsNotATest Dear Women of America please spend ~ 5min watching this youtu.be/1PZqz-e_eTQ Protect Yourself #LandslideOBAMA— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) February 21, 2012
Yes We Can … DO More Together
And, thank you df for posting this!!! Much appreciated.
Yes We Must
Love you, Bob.You’re the best. Thanks for posting this….I think he said it about right!
Now as someone who thinks the Republican Right in our current day in age is a cue ball short of a game of pool, I watch with bemusement. A recent Democracy Corps poll – a Democratic outfit to be sure, but one that has honestly predicted Democratic Party woes in the past – has found that the Republican Party brand is “in a state of collapse” with 50 per cent of voters having a negative feeling about it.
Not surprisingly, the poll found that voters who gave Democrats their huge victories in 2006 and 2008 are returning to the fold, led by “a resurgence and re-engagement of unmarried women”. Gee, I wonder what could be leading to that?
Tied in with Republican attacks on social security and immigrants, the older white vote and Hispanic vote might pose some interesting challenges too. Luckily, like the female vote, I can’t think of any states [Florida] where those voters [Nevada] might be important at all [Arizona] in the 2012 presidential election.
Good Nite Chips and TOD Family. It is so good to be back. We will stay in this together and fight for POB and his Administration. We will be fine together, I really do believe it.
Hello to Fred and Mom. Hope all is well. Also hope all is going great for Desertflower for the job opening.
Sue be fine, Joan be fine, BWD be fine, POB’s travels this week be fine, and meetings at the WH be fine.
May grace always be upon Chips and this site. May we protect each other with out goodness in our thoughts, and actions, and always be ready to defend our President with the truth of the facts of his record. We will be fine,and we will work hard to be that fine.
I love my TOD Family and our beautiful Chips.HZ
Love you HZ! Sweet dreams!
Love you, Sweetness:) Job still a problem…..we need to up the prayers…..ready to crawl out of my skin. But I love you for thinking of me and my family. We’re all a kind and compassionate bunch here. I love that. Night, HZ…Hope you are doing well. Missed you.
Love you, Desertflower. Your spirit is always so calm and uplifting. I will keep good thoughts and remember the job as my focus in my prayers for you. Your time is coming for sure. I am fine, and love being back with my computer and my family. (((((((Hugs))))))))HZ
Biden hosts a breakfast meeting with Clinton at the Naval Observatory.
Obama and Biden attend daily briefing.
Obama meets with senior advisers.
Obama hosts a payroll tax cut event, Biden attends.
Obama and Biden meet for lunch.
Carney briefs the press.
Obama and Biden meet with Panetta in the Oval Office.
Biden speaks at the State Department Global Business Conference.
Obama and Michelle Obama host a celebration of blues music in recognition of Black History Month.
Michelle Obama is being billed as the featured attraction in house parties her husband’s re- election campaign is organizing around the country tomorrow to try to boost his support among women voters.
The first lady is to appear via conference call at the “Women for Obama” gatherings, President Barack Obama’s re- election campaign said in an e-mail sent to supporters last night.
Michelle Obama, serving as honorary chairwoman of Women for Obama, will “deliver a message just for us about the progress we’re making together and the work ahead in the months to come,” according to the e-mail, which said that “hearing from the First Lady is sure to get us fired up.”
In Michele Bachmann’s home district, evangelicals have created an extreme anti-gay climate. After a rash of suicides, the kids are fighting back.
We need to vote in numbers never before seen in the history of keeping records. We have to stand for equality for all, and we must stand with all that is just and right, for all our brothers and sisters.Tsunami comes to mind. A voting tsunami..that builds out from a single cataclysmic event, and gets bigger and bigger…until it envelopes all that it encounters….and drags the wreckage out with the wall of water. To begin anew…
Df, this Rolling Stone article is absolutely appalling. That this kind of harassment should be tolerated by an American school board and community in the 21st century is a national disgrace. Bachmann, the self-righteous, deserves a special place in hell for her complicity in this virulently anti-gay environment. You’re right about the voting tsunami. Everyone of the R morons running for president and most of the senate and house candidates carry the stain of bigotry. They cannot be permitted to have any power at any level of government.
“voting tsunami” – I stole this and tweeted it – I hope you don’t mind!
Of COURSE I don’t mind!! We NEED that to happen!!!!!!!!!! Tweet away!
Thanks! I am trying to become a better tweeter. Maybe we need a ‘Helpful Tips and Tricks” sidebar!
Good night Ms Chipsticks and thank you for this marvelous place!
USA – 'Voices 4 Libya' will be published soon. All proceeds are being donated to the people of Libya. More info at: Voices4Libya.com— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) February 21, 2012
If you want to be commander in chief, you can start by standing up for the men and women who wear the uniform of the United States of America.
Made me cry then. Still does.
That line is so poignant because it rings with 100% truth. The other line that was also quite powerful was “We are not a nation that says Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. We are a nation that says out of many we are one. We are a nation that welcomes the service of every patriot. We are a nation that believes all men and women are created equal.”
Right there with you Chips. Love, love, love, love, love this fella.
USA – Please notice that while the GOP spews hate & relentlessly tries to destroy America FOR GREED, #PresObama calmly cares for each of You— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) February 21, 2012
@whitehouse @BarackObama @MichelleObama @VP @davidaxelrod @Messina2012 @PressSec @Pfeiffer44 Yes We Noticed tinyurl.com/745jvo2— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) February 21, 2012
TODers … this is a live cam in HOMS at 2300 PST … just so you know that ASSad is killing his own people as fast as he can …
So, you ask, were is CNN, CBS, ABC, NBC, …. #NEWSTAINERS could care less is the answer.
Good night , Bobfr, and thank you for being such a magnificent voice for us! Good night Ms Chipsticks, and thank you for all you do to keep us inspired in supporting this incredible President. Above all, thank you for your human kindness and you incredibly delicious sense of humor! Finally, Good night to all the marvelous members of the TOD family.
It’s horrifying.It’s 5:50am for me now…and I just saw your posting. I clicked. I listened. I cried.I imagined the terror, just listening to the sounds of the gunfire and bombing. Where ARE the MSM??????? They care more about lying pols than dying people?
thanks for a great president’s day, chips and toddies! sweet dreams of a landslide for pbo in 2012!
GOOD MORNING TOD FAMILY…TIME TO WAKE UP AND GET A MOVE ON!!!! LOOKING FORWARD TO ANOTHER DAY IN CHIP AND TWEETLAND!..:)
Rev. Wright is back! The Rev. Wright loop is back! Another opportunity for the media to air that again, and they are leaping gleefully! Rev. Wright began the Today Show, and it has already been aired twice, thanks to Crazy Religious Freakoid Santorum who keeps associating Obama’s faith with Rev. Wright’s brand of Christianity. The media is now totally without any ethics whatsoever. I expect the Muslim/Kenya/birth certificate junk will all be in full force again soon. And, man, is the media happy to have the rising gas prices as a news item—-it’s everywhere also today. Chicago Trib headline saying gas prices may stall economy. Today Show went from Rev. Wright to gas prices and then back to Rev. Wright again. Unbelievable.
Well, the Rich ate trying-to buy this election.
I couldn’t believe what I was seeing this morning on the Today show. Rev Wright, really! I guess because the economy is picking up, the media has to come up with something. Pandering to the right, disgusting.
Good Morning TOD!
Rick Santorum has been very vocal about his preference for home schooling. There’s a reason for this of course. He holds a grudge. Santorum enrolled his children in the Western Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School and stuck the taxpayers for 80% of the costs which were paid through the Penn Hills School District. In November 2004, Penn Hills asked Santorum to repay $67,000 in tuition costs because he and his family were spending most of the year in Virginia and did not meet the qualifications for residency status. So Santorum pulled his kids out of school and has home schooled them ever since.
The Presidents super PAC raised 56k in the month of January.
That’s just horrible!
There game plan is unclear. They must not be picking up the telephone and calling wealthy donors.
And $50,000 was from one person, John Rogers. No wonder PBO is forced to travel from fundraiser to fundraiser.
It has been reported on Morning Joe.
Anything from Morning Joe or the 1% Politico republican Rag, I don’t trust their information.
They have lied and stretch the truth on various occasions.
True, when opinions are being discussed, but this seems to be a fact.
Yes but the context was omitted – which is a serious distortion of a “fact” and would lead some to false conclusions as is the case here.
Does the FEC report “context”?
I read the Politico article and they stated this in the last paragraph:
//Of course, this fundraising total predates the Obama administration’s decision to encourage top donors to give to the outside effort, as well as the decision to allow cabinet officials and White House staffers to fundraise on their own time. //
So they did in fact provide the context – which in this case is especially important. Jovie left out the context in her initial comment and obviously, Morning Joke probably left out the context as well. Why anyone on this blog would give any kind of credibility to anything a scumbag like Joe Scarborough says about the Obama campaign is beyond me.
They all released their info to the FEC.
All tge other super pacs raised in the millions, with Gingrich and Robney raising the most.
Thanks for that further info Jovie
I read it on TPM.
That “January” amount is irrelevant because PBO only decided to use superpac funding in early February. They were not relying on superpacs in January so the emphasis on fundraising wasn’t there. I hate when the GOPMEDIA report something while conveniently omitting the proper context.
Agreed, yet, it is embarrassing. Maybe February will be better.
It’s not embarrassing to me. Furthermore, PBO has a ground game that completely supersedes anything from the entire GOP field put together. No amount of billionnaire funding and negative ads blanketing the airwaves can take the place of a well-organized ground game. Negative ads may work fine against Gingrich and Santorum, but they won’t work as well against PBO. Mitt Romney knows that – he’s experienced what I’m talking about first hand. The more garbage he throws at the President, the higher PBO’s approvals go.
No amount of billionnaire funding and negative ads blanketing the airwaves can take the place of a well-organized ground game….
how is it embarrassing? Given the decision by the President was made in February and not January?
THANK YOU, hopefruit2, for this response. Everything is seemed negative. The PAC just started and I am sort of glad. PACS mean big money people and I am happy that the President gets most of his re-election dollars from the people. I not only hate the MSM for not reporting in context but folks interjecting it into the conversation with out context.
Hope to get tickets to see Corney West later on today. I will report on his latest lies and hopefully I will have the chance to confront him. I also hope to get more info on the President being here on Thursday.
Have a good day!!!
Not quite true!
Priorities USA RAISED that money…not PBO.
Priorities USA raised a paltry $59,000 in January, Federal Election Commission filings showed, and that amount came almost entirely from one longtime Obama supporter, John W. Rogers, who donated $50,000.
Despite the PAC’s financial weakness, the Obama campaign itself is still a fundraising juggernaut, raising $29.1 million in January along with the Democratic National Committee and other allies. It is expected to raise at least as much for the president’s re-election as the $750 million it collected in the 2008 presidential race.
Desiree Rogers ex Husband.
The Obama campaign reaches out to NC students!
Politico morning speed read has the WH misspelling Rhode island!
Albeit embarrassing, is this news?
Anything the President/WH/Administration does or doesn’t do is “news” for Politico.
Jovie – how is misspelling a word embarrassing compared to the antics of the folks running for the nomination in the Republican party?
When you look at it in that context, misspelling a word is silly and shouldn’t be worth a second thought.
You gotta love how Tau linked to the charming Dana Loesch’s report on the ‘story’ at Breitbart’s site. She compared it to Dan Quayle misspelling potato, sort of implied this was VP Biden’s mistake. But it wasn’t. Another quality link from Tau :roll:
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign regularly rips Republican presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney for his economic policies. On Tuesday, it added former Senator Rick Santorum to its list of top targets.
In a sign of the growing seriousness with which the president’s team takes the former Pennsylvania lawmaker, Obama’s campaign gave equal billing to Santorum in a memo criticizing the two Republican candidates’ tax and deficit reduction plans.
“Governor Mitt Romney and Senator Rick Santorum claim they will champion spending cuts deep enough to cut taxes and balance the budget,” Obama campaign policy director James Kvaal wrote in the note, which was distributed to reporters.
The MSM is at it again! The News is back to bad news for Obama in every channel.
This is getting old! But it is pushed to the media from who? RNC?
It is getting very old, but it is very predictable. If our President can handle it, so can we.
Jeepers! Whatever happened last night in the Republican circles has the media in full negative bad news for Obama.
Way more than usual. Now, they are downplaying the Greek bailout as bad. LOL!
Has the Campaign started?
Greek bailout was considered necessary or else bad news for America
Now, the Greek bailout has been agreed to, and it’s still bad news for America.
Oh, and let’s put in Franlkin Graham to talk shit about Muslims and contraceptives.
It’s getting ugly out there!
There are two primaries today and super Tuesday is next week. They are trying to generate interest in the Republican party by firing up the base. Just stay focused.
My face is blue because I’ve been saying from day 1 that the media is an extended arm of the Republican party and they work in tandem. And that is true of even the so-called “liberal” or “Left-wing” media shows and blogsites. They all operate at the corporations/GOP’s behest. The MSM lurkers probably read “The Obama Diary” and Twitter and saw all last week that report after report spelled “good news” for PBO. PBO’s numbers are up, while golden boy Willard’s are down. Romney’s campaign is in a state of chaos -his campaign worker had to residn over that gay immigrant deportation scandal. He’s struggling to keep up in Michigan, which should have been a slam dunk for him. Even in MA PBO beats Willard by double digits. Meanwhile Santorum is getting increasingly unhinged with his extremist, bigoted remarks and the American public is taking note.
The GOP is in complete disarray and their most recent attempt to sidetrack PBO with the contraceptives issue backfired big time and hurt their candidates more than anything else. They keep trying all sorts of things, hoping that SOMETHING sticks…gas prices, Rev Wright, superpac funding, Greek bailout, Netanyahu…The media is becoming increasingly irrelevant because the public is now seeing that what they see on Cable news does not comport with the realities on the ground. They realize that the media now has an agenda – a very UGLY agenda that does not jibe with the interests of ordinary American citizens. And the media will be treated accordingly.
From Booman: http://www.boomantribune.com/story/2012/2/20/14350/7677
His reasons to be bullish on November (NOT complacent!)
If you can, please make a small donation to Priorities USA. This is the Obama Campaign’s Super PAC.
The country needs to remember that it was Ricky the Sweater Vest than answered the gay soldier’s question after the booing and receive cheers than sex…..any form of sex…..needs to be prohibited in the military.
G’Morning TOD Family.
Sad to say I won’t be able to stalk TOD like usual today. My grandmother (my rock, my best friend) will have surgery today. I only ask of you one small thing: A small prayer of great and speedy recovery for her. I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks a million!
Oh, And boats loads of Obama news when I return. So I guess I’m asking for two small things. :)
Have a great day Chips & TOD Family and may God continue to bless you all.
Prayers for your grandmother, Meabloom . . . . . all day. Let us know. She is lucky to have such a granddaughter,
and I will bet you she knows you as one of her deepest joys. love xoxox
Good thoughts and good luck to your grandmother today :) Thinking of you. Let us know how it went.
Will do Meabloom. Good day evryone
I will keep you and your Grandmother in my thoughts and prayers. I also lit a candle.
healing energy coming your way. Keep us posted.
Sending positive thoughts and prayers your way Meabloom.
Meabloom, a votive and a virtual candle for your grandmothers safe surgery, and full recuperation.
Mealbloom, I will be praying for your grandmother and for your peaceful strength. May your grandmother’s recovery be a speedy and beautiful healing one.HZ
yes, we’ll pray for your grandmother, and for you, dear as well.
Franklin Graham on Morning Joe, possibility the most vile religious leader in the country, just said PBO has given “Islam a pass”, whatever that means.
Morning Joe crew did a great job of nailing him though. I really thought they were gonna let him get away with that and then Willie asked the question. I swear that show is always better when Mika and Joe aren’t there.
Agreed. It is so much better.
Opps, Mitt. Did it AGAIN?
Here goes Graham ragging on the Presidents faith.
I just cannot believe this…
It was disgusting, but at least the crew, minus Joe and Mika, pressed him on his hateful attitude.
Franklin graham is a racist moron.
Do the R’s really want to introduce PBO’s religion into the discussion at this point with one Mormon candidate and one who’s a Roman Catholic missionary. I don’t care what Willard and Ricky believe in, but if they open this door they’ve got to expect pushback. PBO has been president of the United States for three years and he has never infringed on or questioned anyone else’s religious beliefs. It offends me to the core that religious bigots feel free to kick at other people’s beliefs while expecting that their own skirts will remain clean. And never ONCE has any of these bigots bothered to actually listen to PBO’s expressions of his own faith. He is the only one of the lot of them who actually lives a life of loving his neighbor as himself. If you profess a faith that is based on love and speak only hate, you are a vile hypocrite and a phony.
Confession here…. I rarely check my e-mail….but I just wanted to share this. On January 15th Glenn Kessler of the Washington Post’s ” Fact Check.org” was on C-span’s Q & A series…discussing his claim that the ” Lie of the year ” had been that the Ryan budget would effect current Medicare recipients…
Well….I sent him an e-mail disputing his claim and actually received a response ( much to my surprise …because I e-mail the media all the time about their blatant untrue reporting ). He actually admitted I was correct….Here is his response !!!!!
“Thanks for the note. I was specifically talking about their plan for medicare; you are correct that eliminating the health care plan would affect the donut hole. ”
Here is my e-mail
I never miss Q&A….but I need you to clarify a comment you made on the show last night.
You claimed that the Ryan Budget DOES NOT affect current recipients of Medicare….but I think you may be wrong about that statement. As the Ryan Plan also eliminates the new Healthcare plan…it does appear to affect current Seniors, as it would re-open the donut hole that has already saved Seniors hundreds of dollars in prescription drug costs. It will also hurt Seniors in Nursing Homes who depend on Medicaid to pay the 20% after Medicare.
Please look into this . If I am wrong, please prove me wrong on this.
Thank’s good! Now if he will state this in public…
I wish I had checked my mail earlier :-( ….I would have responded asking him if he was …in fact….going to correct it…
wow! an actual admission! i truly appreciate that you do this work, which takes time and mental energy and patience and tenacity.
I think I’m going to be sick. I never thought anyone could be worse than Rick Santorum but Franklin Graham takes the cake. He was just on Morning Joe and when asked about Santorum’s vile comments about PBO’s theology, he said that PBO is a nice man, his wife is wonderful, and his children are great and he accepts when PBO says that he’s a Christian but he can’t categorically say that PBO is a Christian. He said that PBO has given Islam and muslims a pass. That he has been defending them over Christians. He cited the Arab spring as an example. This moron thinks it’s ok for tyrannical leaders to kill their people and for the people not to want Democracy because hey, they’re muslims so they’re inferior. He said that he is more in line with Santorum’s way of thinking and he 100% believes Santorum is a Christian because of the way Santorum lives his life and the words he speaks. He also said that Newt Gingrich is more of a Christian in some ways than PBO because of how he expresses his religion, wears it on his sleeves, and continuously talks about it. The panel was Willie Geist, Alex Wagner, Mike Barnicle, and Jon Heilemann. Only Heilemann spoke up and called Graham out on his double standard and religion baiting. The interview boiled down to hey the Black guy can’t be a Christian but hey those two white guys who utter disgusting filth everyday are the epitome of Christianity. It was the most vile thing I’ve ever witnessed. When you have Chuck Todd on twitter and other journalists calling out Graham and Morning Joe, then you know they crossed the line.
wow we must’ve seen a different interview because clearly the entire panel consisting of Willie Geist, Alex Wagner, Mike Barnicle and John Heilman was disgusted. At the end of the show when they do what did you learn today Mike Barnicle actually said that there must be a few pages missing from Franklin Graham’s Bible.
I was so disgusted by graham I’ve been tweeting him to let him know. Truly, Willie, John, Alex and Mike all challenged Graham. I had to tweet them my thanks. They truly allowed Graham’s hypocrisy and bigotry to be exposed.
UT, Graham revealed more about himself than he did about PBO and only the dumbest of viewers wouldn’t get that. What he’s saying is that if you act like a “Pharissee” and speak about religion and wear it on your sleeve, it doesn’t matter how vilely you behave or how bitter and full of hatred your heart is. I’m not a biblical expert, but I’m pretty sure Jesus Christ had a few choice things to say about that attitude. I also think that the great majority of Americans who followed the uprising the Middle East were on the side of the struggling people and were thrilled when they finally deposed their despotic leaders. I didn’t hear one person say at the time that they should be continue to die because they weren’t Christian. If anything, many would have wanted us to do even more to help people. So it’s pure cognitive dissonance to use the Arab Spring as an example of something PBO shouldn’t have done. The GOP seems to be appealing to a narrower and narrower base, leaving the majority of Americans to wonder whatever happened to a party that once contained more than crazy people.
RT @utaustinliberal: @AlexWagner @WillieGeist1 @MikeBarnicle sat silent whileGraham questioned @BarackObama's faith. Only @JHeil spoke up.— Gauvin (@JeffersonObama) February 21, 2012
Chips, Gauvin might wish to take another look. They all spoke up in one way or another.
Thanks a million for the summary UT, but I’m relieved I missed it, there’s only so much more of these people I can take.
Rise and Shine
Paltry Super PAC Fundraising Forced Rethink In Obama
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In early January, President Barack Obama’s campaign manager Jim Messina called David Axelrod, the president’s top strategist, into his Chicago office and started writing on a white board.
On one side of the board, Messina sketched out the amounts of money he expected Republican “Super PACs” and other groups to raise and spend to try to defeat the Democratic president in the November 6 election.
Drawing a line under that cumulative number — roughly $700 million — Messina then highlighted the amount raised by the Republican groups’ Democratic counterparts. It was a measly figure.
“We’ve got to talk about this. This is a problem,” Messina told Axelrod, according to a campaign official.
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