In an Exclusive post at The Daily Beast, Lloyd Grove writes that President Obama is “anxiously” making appeals for money for his campaign aboard taxpayer funded Air Force One.
Which may be legal, but seems rather desperate, considering he was flying from a trip to view the Colorado wildfires where people have been forced to evacuate their homes…..back to DC where people are facing catastrophic losses, also, after the passage of Obamacare.
President Fundraiser – never wastes an opportunity to show us what his real priorities are.
President Obama sounded weary and maybe a tad worried late Friday during a rambling conference call with campaign donors whom he repeatedly begged to send money—and send it now.
“I’m asking you to meet or exceed what you did in 2008,” the presidential pitchman continued, speaking to donors who were invited to dial in based on their contributions during the last election. “Because we’re going to have to deal with these super PACs in a serious way. And if we don’t, frankly I think the political [scene] is going to be changed permanently. Because the special interests that are financing my opponent’s campaign are just going to consolidate themselves. They’re gonna run Congress and the White House.
The president’s 18-minute pleading—a recording of which was provided to The Daily Beast by an Obama contributor—hardly sounded like a man doing a victory lap after Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling upholding Obamacare, as the Affordable Care Act has come to be known. Or, for that matter, like a candidate who has been beating his Republican opponent in recent polls of key battleground states.
Rather, Obama sounded like a dog-tired idealist forced to grapple painfully with hard reality. “In 2008 everything was new and exciting about our campaign,” Obama said. “And now I’m the incumbent president. I’ve got gray hair. People have seen disappointment because folks had a vision of change happening immediately. And it turns out change is hard, especially when you’ve got an obstructionist Republican Congress.”
But lest any of his donors believe the president sounded depressed, Obama quickly added: “Nevertheless, we’ve gotten more done in the last three years than most presidents do in eight years … I just hope you guys haven’t become disillusioned. I hope all of you still understand what’s at stake and why this is so important … I still believe in you guys, and I hope you still believe in me and the possibilities of this campaign.”
“The special interests that are financing my opponent’s campaign are just going to consolidate themselves. They’re gonna run Congress and the White House.”
Well, THAT’S OUR PLAN, Mr. Obama!
Read the rest of the article at The Daily Beast here. But be WARNED. When trying to access the page via Firefox, I received the following warning on my computer screen:
Moe Lane got the same warning, too. (I switched browsers to read the article, after testing my security settings.)