Our president was at a Democrat Party fundraiser yesterday. Nothing new in that since he prefers fundraisers to making policy or talking to foreign leaders. Money is something Obama talks against, but he sure does seek it, doesn’t he?
Anyway, he warned the faithful, “Something about midterms – I don’t know what it is about us. We get a little sleepy. We get a little distracted. We don’t turn out the vote. We don’t fund campaigns as passionately.
“That has to change and it’s got to change right here because too much is at stake for us to let this opportunity slip by,” he said.
Reuters reports that “Obama was speaking to a group of more than 40 donors who paid $10,000 to $32,400 a ticket to attend a Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee event at the home of former Senator Chuck Robb and his wife, Lynda Bird Johnson Robb. It is one of 30 fundraisers the president plans to headline through June. He will attend two more on Wednesday in Boston.”
Obama said “What I want to do is just emphasize the degree to which everything you all care about, advancing every issue that is of deep concern to you, depends on us successfully maintaining a Democratically controlled Senate. You better hope Democrats stay in the Senate. We paid a dear price for not paying enough attention.” He was referring to the loss of the House in the 2010 Midterm elections.
Obama’s not really concerned with the various Democrat Reps and Senators. I don’t think he gives a damn about them. I don’t really think they give a damn about him either else they wouldn’t be asking him to leave them alone as they campaign.
Obama really only cares about Obama and about the prospect of being a lame duck. So what’s he really telling them?
He’s really talking about getting enough voters out to mask any voter fraud they want to do. Don’t kid yourself. Obama doesn’t give a damn about the little guy expressing his desires via the vote. He is playing a numbers game and he needs front for it to make Democrat victories at least slightly believable.
The Obama people did it in 2012 in my opinion. They toyed with polls, played with lists and voter numbers. Remember how some precincts saw nary a Romney vote? Or how others were tricked by ballots? Remember Romney’s Orca program? Something went heywire with it at the last critical moments?
If Obama can make it look like Democrats came out to vote even slightly, he can have the media agreeing and confirming victories.
He’s laying the groundwork now for plausibility.
It worked in Chicago and it worked in 2008 and 2012. Our side had better win overwhelmingly and watch our backs.