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Fri Jan 11, 2013, 11:08 PM

Fund-Raising Is Lagging, So Far, for Inaugural Plans

Source: NYT

President Obama’s inaugural committee is at least $10 million short of its $50 million fund-raising goal, officials have told top donors, with just over a week before Mr. Obama is sworn in for his second term.

The shortfall was revealed in a conference call on Thursday afternoon with members of the inaugural finance committee, and it may be even larger.

Some donors and lobbyists involved in the effort said that the committee has raised just $30 million for the Jan. 21 celebration, though inaugural officials said that figure was outdated.

The committee is particularly struggling to bring in corporate money after Mr. Obama’s announcement last month that he would accept contributions from businesses, a change from his position in 2009. A list of donors posted by the Presidential Inaugural Committee on Jan. 4 includes just a handful of business donors.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/12/us/politics/fund-raising-lags-for-inaugural-events.html

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 11:14 PM

1. Ain't nothing wrong with scaling back a little.

It would definitely send the right message.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 11:15 PM

2. Isn't that typical for second terms?

I seem to recall this happening to Clinton and Bush.

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Response to Txn4real (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 01:09 AM

4. Romney lost. Hahahaha!

I know it still hurts.

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Response to Lex (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 01:13 AM

5. The stoooopid burns! Get it off! n/t

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Response to Lex (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 01:14 AM

6. Did you alert? If so thanks, and good juror comments? n/t

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Response to Txn4real (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 01:14 AM

7. you do know that EVERYONE - all the people of the world were greatly relieved when our President won

reelection .. and you do know that ever single nonpartisan statistician and every prediction market and every bookie were betting on Obama? You did know that didn't you? IT was so funny when the right-wing nuts were so shocked when Romney lost. Because EVERYONE - all the educated peoples' of the world were expecting that - everyone except the right-wing nuts..

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Response to Douglas Carpenter (Reply #7)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 01:16 AM

8. The useful idiots on the right believed the alternate reality the billionaires paid to create. n/t

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Response to Douglas Carpenter (Reply #7)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 01:17 AM

9. Well, they had their own special math

you know, the kind that doesn't add up . . . to "unskew" the polling and whatnot. Idiots.





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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 02:17 AM

10. I had extra money over the holidays.

It went towards better presents for my family and to the warming station/soup kitchen I volunteer at. If rich people want a party they can pay for it themselves. I'm sure Clooney has a few hundred thousand sitting around.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 02:54 AM

11. Time to hit up more "big money donors" and sell out our party even more

 

Is this shit really necessary? And yes I didn't like the Bush, Clinton, Bush and Reagan galas either.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 07:48 AM

12. Each day they ask me for money, each day I responded by asking if they were hireing another

hate mongering con man they call a minister to provide anti gay energies as they did last time with Rick Warren. Many, many emails asking them this. Not one response. Then they hired Giglio. Then they wonder where the donations are.

Not sure why they think they can insult people over and over again and still get hand outs for their big bigot bash. Are they really that slow on the uptake?

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Response to Bluenorthwest (Reply #12)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 08:01 AM

13. Good!

I respond to those emails with "I was ready and willing to donate $120.00 for two tickets to the Gala until Ticketmaster stole all of the tickets set asside for the "public."

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