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Never shy about $eeking money, Democratic President Obama's Organizing for America is now using the threat of Republican Sarah Palin as an opportunity to acquire more.
It has just sent an e-mail out to its millions of supporters today pleading for urgent donations to fight the mother of five, now on her heavily-publicized, cross-country book promotion bus tour.
Although the Democratic National Committee dismisses Palin as an ignorant non-factor, it's invested way more time and effort this week attacking Palin than selling Obama, who was on another overseas publicity trip of his own.
Attempting to use Palin as a lucrative opportunity, too, today's e-mail plaintively asks: "Please chip in $5 to help."
The committee says its goal is a half-mill in one week, chump change for the one-time senator's $750-million presidential campaign.
Today's electronic missive calls Palin "dangerous," blames (credits) her for the term "death panels," and says it needs the money to combat her lies (claims), which will be magnified in coming weeks by well-known complicit conservatives in the media.
Originally posted by InfaRedMan
He has nothing to show for his presidency and now.. apparently... no cash.
It says the money will be used for event organizing, advertising and funding calls to Congress in support of Obama's beleaguered healthcare legislation to counter "right-wing attack groups."
Originally posted by Seiko
reply to post by j2000
A president asking for money to go against a book author?
I'll have to admit Obama needs to consider his priorities better. This is silly. her opinion is just, her opinion. She's not a politician, she's just promoting her book.
edit to help the op: l.a. times article
[edit on 21-11-2009 by Seiko]
Originally posted by December_Rain
No source? No citation? Sounds right from a conservative website paranoid hoax. (-)10 for not even trying to backup claim.
Originally posted by CuriousSkeptic
Obama should just get Klobuchar to thumb wrestle Palin. Klobuchar would dominate her... not that I'm into that kind of thing.
Originally posted by Snarf
reply to post by j2000
Should he not be working on our Economy
this is not Obama. It is a group of people in support of Obama.
There's a huge....gigantic...fundamental difference.
Right now, Sarah Palin is on a highly publicized, nationwide book tour, attacking President Obama and his plan for health reform at every turn.
It's dangerous. Remember, this is the person who coined the term "Death Panels" -- and opened the flood gates for months of false attacks by special interests and partisan extremists.
Whatever lie comes next will be widely covered by the media, then constantly echoed by right-wing attack groups and others who are trying to defeat reform.
As we approach the final sprint on health reform, we can't afford more deception and delay. We need to be ready for anything -- and have the resources to respond with ads, events, and calls to Congress when the attacks come.
So we're setting a big goal: $500,000 in the next week to help push back against Sarah Palin and her allies. Please chip in $5 or more to help reach our goal.