Another day, another Obama campaign e-mail. Today, they’re pushing the meme that Republicans want to destroy the economy. The e-mail, titled “We crunched the numbers, and …” details the fundraising problems of the Obama campaign. Then it tells the public that should they send cash because Republicans are nasty, brutish people who want to see Americans suffer:
Well, I've got some good news and some bad news.
Good news first: June was our best fundraising month yet. We exceeded expectations -- more than 706,000 people like you stepped up and pitched in for a grand total of $71 million raised for this campaign and the Democratic Party.
Bravo. That's seriously impressive.
Bad news? We still got beat. Handily. Romney and the RNC pulled in a whopping $106 million.
So, to recap: We had our best fundraising month yet, and we still fell about $35 million short. We can win while being outspent -- but we need to keep it close.
You know what that means. We've got some work to do.
Pitch in $3 or more right now to start closing the gap.
This is no joke. If we can't keep the money race close, it becomes that much harder to win in November.
But this election isn't about how much money our campaigns can raise -- none of us would be fighting this hard just to win a money war. We're here because we believe in something bigger -- because none of us wants to see this country go back to the policies that drove our economy into a ditch, which is exactly what the other side wants to do.
Whatever it is that brings you to this fight, what happens next is up to you. Donate today:
- Ann Marie
Ann Marie Habershaw
Chief Operating Officer
Obama for America
The implication of this e-mail is clear: Republicans are malicious, wanting to purposefully go “back to the policies that drove our economy into a ditch.” What’s the point of this sort of rhetoric? It all ties in with the Obama campaign’s focus on class warfare. The only real reason Republicans would want to destroy the economy all over again, says the Obama campaign, is to benefit their coterie of super-wealthy donors.
Meanwhile, the Washington Post pushes pieces linking Obama’s middle-class “tax cuts” – which, in fact, are middle-to-upper-class tax increases – to Romney fundraising in rich zip codes. Coincidence? Hardly. It’s all part of a concerted attempt to paint Republicans as the party of the wealthy, unconcerned with ordinary Americans.