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Obama To Dems: No Money, No Help From Me

From the Politico:

White House to Congress Dems: Expect no money


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

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…

In case there was ever any doubt that saving his own job is Obama’s top priority.

Apparently, it costs a lot of money to fool some of the people even some of the time.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, March 6th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

6 Responses to “Obama To Dems: No Money, No Help From Me”

  1. River0 says:

    This is the Grand Wizard of American politics that George Will and the GOP establishment are so afraid of? Who is so unbeatable that we shouldn’t even try!

    We’re seeing an historic first, a president so greedy and power hungry that he dare not help his own party. Mr. “I never bluff!” is so lacking in confidence that he will through anyone under the bus at any time for expediency’s sake.

    We conservatives should be celebrating this telegraphic tip-off. He’s like a pitcher who can’t hide his curve ball, slider, or heat.

  2. tranquil.night says:

    Maybe he can hook them up with some Green Tech execs. Just don’t let Corzine manage your scrilla.

    Actually go right ahead and do that.

  3. canary says:

    I guess we’ll see and hear a lot of $ commercials to avoid watching or become sick.

  4. P. Aaron says:

    OBAMA TO DEMS: “No hope, no change.”

  5. Not so fast says:

    Amazing, this guy is more like Nixon than Nixon ever was. Guess ya coulda’ used some more help during the Watergate Hearings, Mr. Nixon. LOL

  6. merkelerk says:

    Why waste time and money campaigning for elections that won’t happen?

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