Obama To Congressional Dems: You’re On Your Own, Chumps
First he spends lots of time campaigning against Congress, which is obviously meant to be about Republicans, but, catches Democrats up in the negativity, too. And now he refuses to share the wealth
(Politico) President Barack Obama has a bleak message for House and Senate Democrats this year when it comes to campaign cash: You’re on your own.
Democratic congressional leaders, including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, have privately sought as much as $30 million combined from Obama for America and the Democratic National Committee – a replay of the financial help they received from Obama in 2008 and 2010.
But that’s not going to happen, top Obama aides Jim Messina and David Plouffe told Reid and Pelosi in back-to-back meetings on Capitol Hill on Thursday, according to sources familiar with the high-level talks. It was a stark admission from a presidential campaign once expected to rake in as much as $1 billion of just how closely it is watching its own bottom line.
Messina and Plouffe told the two Hill leaders that there would be no cash transfers to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee from OFA or the DNC, at least not before Election Day, the sources said.
Coming from a guy who constantly beats the drum about redistributing the wealth, sharing the wealth, and Evil Rich people paying their fair share, that’s kinda hypocritical, eh? His poorer relations in Congress and those running for office as Democrats are being told that all the money is for Obama only. Just like with most Liberal notions, it’s “do as I say, but, I’m not doing it.” The article even goes on to call Obama “tightfisted.”
And, it gets even better!
Hill Democrats won’t be seeing much of Obama at their own fundraisers this year, either. Obama has offered to do one money event each for the DCCC and DSCC. OFA officials suggested Vice President Joe Biden do two fundraisers for each campaign committee. Obama will instead send out an email and fundraising letter solicitations for both committees.
Nor, for that matter, have Obama or Biden committed to do events for individual Democratic lawmakers. That’s true even though 23 Democrat-held Senate seats are up for grabs in a competitive battle for control of that chamber. And no fundraisers have been scheduled yet for House and Senate Democrats with Cabinet officials, usually a staple of an election-year calendar for incumbent presidents looking to boost their party’s prospects.
Obamaneezer Scrooge plans to spend all his time raising money for himself, and spend all that money on himself. Can you really blame him, though? The magic has worn off, he ran out of ideas a long time ago, he barely likes to talk about his “signature” legislation, ObamaCare and the Stimulus, the economy is in the dumps, gas and energy prices are rising, the Chevy Volt is a failure, etc and so, therefore, he’s going to attempt to buy the presidency.