On Friday, President Barack Obama’s reelection team sent out two frantic e-mails. They are truly in panic mode.
"Romney and the Republicans announced yesterday that they brought in more than $100 million in June. For context, that's about what we raised in April and May combined. We're still tallying our own numbers, but this means their gap is getting wider, and if it continues at this pace, it could cost us the election."
This follows Obama’s donation panic e-mail from June 24, shared to all by Breitbart.com. Like Obama, Messina also begs for "a donation of $3 or more right now."
However, after jealously attacking Romney for raking in the millions he seeks but can’t find, Messina failed to mention that 19 former Obama donors from 2008 are were among Romney’s biggest contributors.
As reported by Politico last month, one of them is Ken Griffin, founder of the Chicago-based hedge fund Citadel. He donated the maximum $4,600 to Obama’s 2008 campaign and helped raise another $50,000 to $100,000.
For this election, Griffin is so angered by Obama’s “class warfare” game that he gave $2,500 to Romney’s campaign and donated nearly $1.1 million to the pro-Romney super PAC, Restore Our Future.
The “Truth Team” has already been exposed as dishonest. But Cutter’s new spin of reality is even more creative.
Cutter now claims that -- because Obama “filed a case with the World Trade Organization against China's unfair trade practices” -- he’s “standing tall against unfair trade practices.”
China has imposed more than $3 billion in unfair taxes on more than 80 percent of our auto exports to China, including cars made in Ohio and Michigan.
What Cutter didn’t mention was that China imposed those taxes seven months ago. Nor did she explain why Obama waited until Thursday to start “standing tall.”
Cutter also avoided mentioning the billions the president will impose on every American through 20 new or higher “unfair” Obamacare taxes. Five of the biggest Obamacare taxes -- as outlined by Fox News -- will hit your pocket hard over the next ten years starting in January.
- The ObamaCare “Medicare Payroll Tax” will force employers to cough up an additional $86 billion to the federal government.
- The “Medical Device Manufacturing Tax” will impose a 2.3 percent tax on medical devices, and cost Americans $20 billion in taxes.
- The “High Medical Bills Tax” will raise the medical expenses deduction threshold from 7.5 percent of one’s adjusted gross income to 10 percent, and cost Americans a minimum of $15 billion.
- The 24 million Americans who enjoy the pre-tax benefits of Flexible Spending Accounts will face a new federally imposed annual cap of $2,500, which will cost them $13 billion in taxes.
- Under current law, the capital gains tax rate for all Americans would rise from 15 to 20 percent in 2013. The top dividend rate would rise from 15 to 39.6 percent.
- With the new “Surtax on Investment Income,” the top capital gains rate rises to 23.8 percent and top dividend rate jumps to 43.4 percent and will scrape a minimum of $123 billion out of taxpayer pockets.
Cutter then reiterates the campaign’s attacks against Romney’s financial success at Bain Capital. These are the same attacks that Democrat Newark, N.J. Mayor Cory Booker called “nauseating” and the same attacks The Washington Post fact checker Glenn Kessler gave “four Pinocchios” and called “misleading, unfair and untrue.”
“Do you have a Swiss bank account?” Cutter asked in her e-mail.
Not many average Americans do. But, as reported by The Washington Free Beacon in April, Robert Wolf does. He’s president of Swiss financial giant UBS Investment Bank and chairman of UBS Americas. He has also been one of Obama’s largest financial backers since 2006.
In fact, campaign records show that Wolf has bundled more than $500,000 for the president’s reelection.
“Lastly,” like Messina, Cutter laments Romney’s $100 million June donation haul.
We're still crunching our June numbers, but for context, that's about what we raised in April and May combined.
However, unlike Messina and Obama -- who only beg for $3 donations -- Cutter begs for a donation of $25. At least she throws in the chance that your $25 might win you a $3 cup of coffee with Vice President Joe Biden.
UPDATE: Biden joined the panic pack Saturday with his own e-mail. While also pouting about Romney's donation success, he adds that the chance to win an opportunity to have that $3 cup of coffee in his presence will include air fare for you and a guest.
No wonder they're hurting for cash.