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Is Bam Losing Fundraising Battle?

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RUSH: Janet, Shiloh, Illinois, great to have you on the program.  Hello.

CALLER:  Hi, Last Man Standing.  How are you?

RUSH:  I'm fine.  Thank you very much.

CALLER:  Hey, we have to celebrate today.  And it's Obama's June fundraising numbers.  They tell a deeper story of how badly Obama's doing.  And by that I mean in May, Obama had to come out for gay marriage, and he was rewarded by being on the cover of Newsweek, and in June we were told he had a whole lineup of fundraisers in LA from the gay crowd, and he had gay bundlers who had all been holding back until he did this.  And now we have those numbers.  And the gays did not contribute to Obama anywhere near what ordinary or capitalist Americans are donating to Romney.  And that's really a phenomenal story.  I think that might be why Rahm Emanuel stepped into the Chick-Fil-A imbroglio, because Rahm Emanuel is the architect of the Mark Foley scandal that gave the House to the Democrats in 2006.  And so for Rahm Emanuel to even step into that one shows that they're either trying to gin up the gays to give more, or... well, I think that's what they're doing. They're trying to get the gays to open up their wallets more because what they did in June didn't cut it and Obama's spending more than he's taking in and they're not gonna make it 'til November.

RUSH:  So you think it hurt him more than it helped him?

CALLER:  Hurt who? 

RUSH:  Obama.

CALLER:  Oh, gosh.  You know, Rush, now, we don't know, okay --

RUSH:  Wait a minute. 

CALLER:  Wait.  No, no, no, no.  Please.  Please.  I'm contexting this.  I think you had a black man call you, conservative from California, fabulous call, and we also have to go back to the Mormons in California in 2008 with the black churches getting together to strike down Proposition 8.  There is already a relationship between Mormons and black Christian ministers getting together for the culture to do what's right.  And Obama has ignored this.  And team Obama, up in Chicago -- hi, guys -- you're blowing it.  I don't think you can do anything different at this point --

RUSH:  You called saying his fundraising is down.  And so if Rahm Emanuel is doing what he's doing, and the mayor of Boston, Menino, is doing what he's doing with Chick-Fil-A and gay marriage, it isn't working.  We had the report that Romney's super PAC is running rings around Obama. I'll tell you, I've seen so many conflicting stories on the fundraising.  I've seen it both ways.  I've seen that Obama's way behind.  I've seen he's spending more than he's taking in.  Then I've had people say, "Rush, don't believe that garbage.  Obama's not gonna be outraised by Romney.  That's just stuff that they're putting out.  Obama's trying to make himself out to be Mr. Poor Man, Mr. Poor Old Guy, Mr. Average Middle Class Guy the rich don't want to support anymore, and so don't buy into this notion that Romney's outraising Obama." 

On the super PAC side, I think it is true that Romney's ahead of Obama.  And Obama, by the way, is raising money off of his birthday now, folks.  We have spies here who have signed up at all the various Obama websites, the Democratic National Committee websites.  This is a standard Democrat tactic, to poor-mouth: "Oh, woe is me, oh, poor me." And Obama's got a fundraising letter saying that it's his birthday next week, and it may be the last birthday he ever spends in the White House, but that's up to you, 'cause you have to send him money. 

Now, one thing we know didn't work was Obama was asking people getting married to tell their guests, instead of giving the married couple gifts, send that money to Obama.  We know that bombed out.  People didn't take to that.  But I don't think you can draw a correlation here between what Rahm Emanuel and Thomas Menino are doing. I think that's just who they are.  I think that's just who they are.  I think their backs may be up against a wall a little bit, but neither of those guys is in trouble in their towns.  Emanuel owns Chicago. Menino owns Boston. 

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RUSH:  Well, I don't know how you feel. Whether she knew it or not, our first caller was essentially saying that Obama was blowing it with his gay support.  'Cause he's out there trying to get all this money and he's lagging behind, she believes.  As far as Chick-Fil-A goes and Rahm Emanuel and the Boston mayor, folks, that's just who they are.

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