RUSH: Barack Obama donating to himself, ladies and gentlemen. From The Politico: "In an e-mail to supporters --" You know what a lot of people are noticing? There are constant e-mail appeals from Obama to his supporters for money. And these e-mails are getting more desperate. They are. They are occurring much more frequently and even Obama supporters are getting nervous. Every day there's a new appeal, and some of them are really weird, like forgo your wedding gifts and ask your guests to instead send the equivalent money to Obama. That was real. It didn't work.
"In an e-mail to supporters this morning, Obama said that he had given to his own reelection campaign for the first time as a symbolic gesture." Folks, he even made a video of his donating to his campaign. And, of course, this is unprecedented. It's historic like everything else Obama does. You want to bet this is the first time Obama's ever put money where his mouth is, his own money?
"On its own, what I gave won't be enough to surmount the unprecedented fundraising we've seen on the other side, both from our opponent's campaign and from the outside groups and special interests supporting him," it says here in Obama's e-mail. "But we have always believed that there's nothing we can't do when we all pitch in. That includes me." So he is whining here about how much the Republicans are raising. Now, in the story, The Politico could not bring themselves to mention how much Obama gave to himself.
What they say here is, "While there are no limits on a candidate donating to his or her own campaign, Obama's donation is the federal maximum that an individual can give to a campaign." You know how much he gave to himself? Five thousand dollars. His wife wore a $7,000 jacket to a meeting with Kate, the Duchess or whatever of Cambridge, the new wife over there. She wore a $7,000 jacket. Obama is giving himself $5,000. (imitating Obama) "You didn't build that. You didn't make that happen."
RUSH: We have the audio of the new ad of Obama donating to himself. Yeah, it sounds vaguely obscene. Obama donating to himself. He's sitting at a dinky little desk, using a dinky little laptop, whining about all the money that Romney is raising. He's pretending to type in credit card information and donate to his own campaign, which he says he cleared with Michelle. He's trying to show his idiot base how to do it. He said Michelle gave him permission to do this, and then they dare call Romney a wimp. Here is how it goes.
OBAMA: I'm not just talking the talk; I'm walking the walk. Let's see. Address. We depend on five-dollar, ten-dollar, 25-dollar donations. You know, we don't get some of the massive checks that the other side does.
OBAMA: I cleared this with Michelle, I wanted everybody to know. This is all pretty, uh, pretty convenient.
RUSH: What the hell?
OBAMA: Employer, United States of America. And my occupation is president. If you can, now is the time to do it. And the earlier you do it, the better off it is. I would like to save my payment information.
RUSH: We're talking about the president of the United States here. Syria is about to fall-apart or blow up. You know they're talking about getting weapons of mass destruction out of Iraq, have you heard this? They gotta get WMDs, some of Saddam's chemical weapons. I didn't think there were any? Gotta get them out of there now because of what's happening in Syria, and some of them are in Syria, and McCain's running around talking about that. It's the Twilight Zone, and here's this guy sitting down at his dinky little desk with his dinky little laptop actually typing in a donation to himself and telling us that he has cleared this with Michelle? It's only $5,000, and she said no more than that, only $5,000. And Romney's a wimp, on the cover of Newsweek. And then they want to tell us he's up nine in Florida with this kind of claptrap?