DUELING MONEY PITCHES, both campaigns sending out a slew of emails, each claiming millions of dollars raised off of the Supreme Court decision on Obamacare.
This is what our politics has come down to, folks.
From The Hill, Team Romney’s version:
Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign has raised $4.6 million since the Supreme Court ruled that President Obama’s healthcare law is constitutional.
Romney started raising funds immediately after the decision, and in a message to supporters Friday morning his campaign spokeswoman said he had raised $4.6 million from 47,000 donations.
In the wake of Mitt Romney’s 24-hour fundraising blitz, President Obama’s Chicago-based reelection campaign is claiming that they’ve actually raised more.
“We’ve outraised the Romney campaign in that time period but that’s not the point – our supporters are more committed than ever to ensuring that insurance companies can’t drop coverage for people who get sick or discriminate against people with preexisting conditions by reelecting the President,” campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt said in an email.
The Obama campaign started the day Thursday with Jim Messina emailing: “..But no matter what, today is an important day to have Barack Obama’s back. If you’re with him, donate now…”
Not to be left out, the Tea Party is back, according to Roll Call. No, really.
“This is not about health care; this is about government overreach and government power. This is the biggest tax increase in U.S. history,” Kremer said. “The silver lining is that it has riled everybody up.”
Evidently, the Tea Partiers are as uninformed about Obamacare as they are about the U.S. Constitution, and the Supreme Court. The tax isn’t automatic, quite the opposite. Most people won’t be impacted at all, because they already have health insurance. We already pay exorbitant costs when uninsured need emergency care, but that’s okay?
“It’s perverse that Mitt Romney wont share details about what he’d do for the millions he’d leave uninsured or at the whims of insurance companies when he ‘kills Obamacare dead,’ but he’ll share the hourly details of his fundraising after the Supreme Court ruling,” LaBolt said. [Politico]
Once again, as William F. Buckley described so brilliantly, conservatism is about being against something. We still do not know what Romney is for doing on health care if his fantasy of repealing Obamacare is ever set in motion.