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apples and oranges Donating Member (772 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:18 PM
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How much do you think it costs to go up against the right wing media machine?
For those of you who are angry about how much Obama is trying to raise for 2012, take a moment to think about what he is up against:

- Several major cable news networks, all of them rightwing except for one (at certain times of day).
- Radio stations that play Beck, Hannity, and Rush.

Do you think a measly million or two dollars is going to be effective against such a powerful machine? What would you have him do?
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JoePhilly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:20 PM
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1. Citizen's United will require that he raise a ton of cash.
The whole point of that legislation was to let the big money put the GOP in charge at every level of government.
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mrmpa Donating Member (707 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:28 PM
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2. $15 billion
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JoePhilly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:31 PM
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3. Could be. Let's face it ... BP has an incentive to donate 5 Billion ...
to any right wing nut just to get them to reverse course on that 20 billion dollar gulf oil fund. They'd save 15 Billion.

Same for the financial companies. What's 1 billion if you can net 5 or 10 more on the other side thanks to a Tea party president?
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