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Obama lies again!! Said he was outspent in 2008 Campaign..is there nothing he won't lie about?

Space Invader 2012/07/10 15:37:09
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: Who spent more money on advertising, McCain or Obama?

A: Overall, Obama has outspent McCain by nearly 3-to-1, but in the closing week it’s been closer to 5-to-1.



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According to figures supplied by the campaign Media Analysis Group of
TNS Media Intelligence, Obama has spent an estimated $280 million on TV
advertising since Jan. 1 of last year through Nov. 1.


McCain has spent less than half as much, just under $134 million,
according to CMAG, which tracks advertising in the top TV markets.


Those figures include amounts spent in both the primary and the
general election campaigns. Since the two candidates clinched the
nominations of their respective parties, the spending disparity has been
greater, reflecting Obama’s greater ability to attract private
donations, and his decision to do without public funds or the spending
limits that go with them.


During the 60 days ending Nov. 1, Obama has outspent McCain on
television by better than 2.5-to-1. And in the most recent week, Obama
has spent $23.6 million to McCain’s $4.8 million, a spending advantage
of nearly 5-to-1.



That’s a Big Difference. What Gives?



There’s no question that Sen. Barack Obama, who opted out of the
public financing system, has raised more money than anyone in the
history of U.S. politics. As a result, Sen. John McCain, who opted to
receive public financing, was at a stark financial disadvantage to his
Democratic rival.


As we reported
earlier, public financing limits candidates to spending $84.1 million
on their general campaign. The money is provided to them in the form of a
grant from the U.S. Treasury. Candidates can still solicit private
donations, but the money can only be used toward legal and accounting
expenses. The money cannot be used to fund advertising, events planning,
transportation, salaries or any of the other myriad campaign expenses.


Obama’s choice to turn down public financing and McCain’s choice to
accept it helped create a relatively large campaign fundraising
disparity. As of Oct. 15, the Obama-Biden campaign had received $522 million in contributions, according to Federal Election Commission reports. Compare that with the $375 million raised by the McCain-Palin campaign

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  • ancientmath 2012/07/11 14:17:33
    Undecided
    ancientmath
    OK...he spent alot on television which interests the Media Analysis Group and shows the DNC knows where to invest their recieved monies best. I suppose if one wants the "overall" picture, one can look at the Federal Election Commission (FEC) which summarized ALL spending. (http://www.fec.gov/press/pre...

    Likely Obama has "...been outspent before." (i'm assuming this is the 'lie')...perhaps in other states, perhaps in other media or other expenditures. Obama compensated by transferring his own funds into the mix (see FEC report)...and he and the DNC outspent the RNC in other areas, yes. RNC spent $53.5 million on independent expeditures vs DNC's mere $1.1 million. I recall during the 2008 campaign that was 'why' he threw in his own monies...'because' he was being outspent initially...later overcoming that obstacle of being outspent The focus of this particular 'lie' seems to only concentrate on one medium (television spending specifically).

    Democrats have had mastery of the television since before most of us were born when Kennedy pummeled Nixon in the publicized debate in circa 1960. Having seen the recent Republican debates amongst themselves almost epitomizes this seeming lack of composure in front of the camera by Republican candidates. Television has treated the ...
    OK...he spent alot on television which interests the Media Analysis Group and shows the DNC knows where to invest their recieved monies best. I suppose if one wants the "overall" picture, one can look at the Federal Election Commission (FEC) which summarized ALL spending. (http://www.fec.gov/press/pre...

    Likely Obama has "...been outspent before." (i'm assuming this is the 'lie')...perhaps in other states, perhaps in other media or other expenditures. Obama compensated by transferring his own funds into the mix (see FEC report)...and he and the DNC outspent the RNC in other areas, yes. RNC spent $53.5 million on independent expeditures vs DNC's mere $1.1 million. I recall during the 2008 campaign that was 'why' he threw in his own monies...'because' he was being outspent initially...later overcoming that obstacle of being outspent The focus of this particular 'lie' seems to only concentrate on one medium (television spending specifically).

    Democrats have had mastery of the television since before most of us were born when Kennedy pummeled Nixon in the publicized debate in circa 1960. Having seen the recent Republican debates amongst themselves almost epitomizes this seeming lack of composure in front of the camera by Republican candidates. Television has treated the Democrat well (when they spend there). With all of the recent "I'm a Mormon" dogma I've seen on television lately, it seems Romney's camp has this figured out now and how to make it work for them. Time will tell if they learned negative campaigning doesn't work.
    (more)
  • sjalan 2012/07/11 07:23:31
    Undecided
    sjalan
    In reality you need to get real.

    The McCain campaign received up to 20% MORE than the Obama campaign did during the entire eleciton cycle.

    During a typical reporting period the DNC raised approximately $205 million while the RNC raised $330+ million.. The Obama campaign contributions themselves made these differences come out just about even. Overall the RNC did indeed spend more than the DNC.
  • Ken 2012/07/11 02:47:01
    He is evil and a liar
    Ken
    Time to get rid of him.
  • 4dc 2012/07/10 22:09:57
    He never lies..
    4dc
    +1
    except for when he opens his mouth
  • Jackie G - Poker Playing Pa... 2012/07/10 19:48:48
    He is evil and a liar
    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    +1
    Good God, he outspent McCain 3-1 - Surely he does not believe he can lie like this and none will check.
  • Mel 2012/07/10 19:47:04
    None of the above
    Mel
    +2
    Romney can expect to get over 400M in donations according to moneyinpolitics.com. That will far outpace the president
  • Jackie ... Mel 2012/07/10 19:51:47
    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    LOL - Obama has already spent 109 million on advertising and has more than 100 million in his war chest - He is projected to spend 1 Billion (2008 he spent just shy of 800 million)

    Romney may, and only may, be able to get an equal amount but so far, Obama has the lead in overall donations no matter what that Liar says - the people who keep up with the numbers show him, Obama, out in front.
  • Mel Jackie ... 2012/07/10 19:52:58
    Mel
    +1
    Romney according to resources has spent almost twice that.
  • Jackie ... Mel 2012/07/10 19:58:33
    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    Go to USA today or any other reliable source - you are not telling the truth, either you have bad sources or you are intentionally lying - Obama burn rate (the rate he is spending) is unheard of in political circles. he is burning though 100's of millions and has out spent Romney as of today.
  • Mel Jackie ... 2012/07/11 20:29:42
    Mel
    Go to www.monetinpolitics.com. They're non partisan and have a daily updated chart on the donations.
  • princess 2012/07/10 19:44:55
    He is evil and a liar
    princess
    +2
    OVomit is a pathological LIAR......
    Obama liar
  • gogleer 2012/07/10 19:27:16
    He is a liar
    gogleer
    +3
    Everything he has done, has been a lie. He gets away with it because he owns the media and their are those stupid enough to believe."Heh" it's worked so far.
  • Lady Whitewolf 2012/07/10 19:07:10
    None of the above
    Lady Whitewolf
    Oh, don't worry.... the Koch Bros. will step up to the plate for Romney
  • Mel Lady Wh... 2012/07/10 19:48:07
    Mel
    +1
    The Koch brothers and other will give Romney over 400M in donations.
  • Jackie ... Mel 2012/07/10 19:52:37
    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    Gawd I hope so - be great to have an election with an even playing field not ilke the last election in 2008
  • Mel Jackie ... 2012/07/10 19:53:51
    Mel
    +1
    you hope the Koch brothers give that money????
  • Jackie ... Mel 2012/07/10 20:00:30
    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    +2
    Koch can spend their money any way they chose - just as Soros, Maher, Clooney etc can.
  • dallas 2012/07/10 18:45:48
  • Charles E 2012/07/10 18:45:19
    He is evil and a liar
    Charles E
    +3
    Obama opted out of the public financing (taxpayer dollars) for his presidential campaign to avoid the spending limits it imposed as soon as his opponent was committed to the limits and Obama was sure he could exceed those limits.

    And this does not even count the millions of Union dues dollars and other special interest group funds spent on his behalf.
  • Red Branch 2012/07/10 17:41:17
    He is evil and a liar
    Red Branch
    +6
    No, there is nothing he will not lie about. Like Hillary, he will lie even when he has no reason to lie.
  • Red Branch Red Branch 2012/07/10 17:48:42
    Red Branch
    +5
    RE: Full Disclosure On The Decision To Opt Out Of Public Financing

    Obama and McCain pledged to accept public financing. No sooner than Obama made the pledge, he announced his lie to the public by refusing the public finance option.

    Why is this lie important? Because it speaks directly to his overall lack of character, integrity, and honor.
    By opting out of receiving public financing, Obama escaped the public reporting of his donors.

    I have no problem with any candidate opting out of receiving public financing. I do have a problem with the lie to told the American people. The was nothing preventing him from telling the truth about his intent. Except why do that when you can lie.

    This was only one of the plethora of hints Obama through in front of the American electorate. It was another one of the opportunities to see if the electorate would catch onto his crap. A majority said, "It doesn't make a difference".

    Does any of this make a difference now?
  • Vision of Verve 2012/07/10 17:32:04
  • lil crazy 2012/07/10 17:08:28
    None of the above
    lil crazy
    Is he talking about overall spending? Then he would be lying, but if he is referring to fundraising expenditures then he is telling the truth. And since there isn't enough of the "clip" I don't know which he is talking about. And since it is so vague I wouldn't doubt someone did that on purpose which is truly sad and disgusting.
  • Charles E lil crazy 2012/07/10 18:48:03
    Charles E
    +1
    Drink much kool-aid? The spending gap was news, sometimes even on the front page of the liberal press, only four years ago.
  • lil crazy Charles E 2012/07/10 18:54:20
    lil crazy
    +2
    do any of your own research?
    Obama Fundraising Expenditures $0
    McCain Fundraising Expenditures $6,816,641

    As I said if it is overall spending then yes he would be lying but if he is talking about fundraising then he is telling the truth.

    http://www.fec.gov/disclosure...
  • Charles E lil crazy 2012/07/10 19:01:48
    Charles E
    +1
    OUTSPENT! The question was overall spending.
    It had nothing to do with fundraising expenses.
    Yes I do research. And I read questions.
  • lil crazy Charles E 2012/07/10 19:48:39
    lil crazy
    the question said he lied in the clip but there wasn't enough information in the clip to determine what spending he was referring too.
  • Charles E lil crazy 2012/07/11 01:26:24
    Charles E
    Therefore I answered the written text about "Campaign Spending".

    If he spent $0 on fundraising, how did he get any money to campaign.
    Your answer is a long strech to defend the indefensible.
  • lil crazy Charles E 2012/07/11 03:54:15
    lil crazy
    But I didn't hear him say campaign spending in the clip hence my point that I don't have enough info from the clip to say he was lying.

    and you do not have to spend money on fundraising to have people donate to you. It is a legitimate site and that is the number they gave.
  • none 2012/07/10 17:04:49
    He is evil and a liar
    none
    +10
    Obama is a despicable man who's ruining and dividing the country. NOBAMA in 2012!!
  • whitewu... none 2012/07/10 17:09:26
  • Space I... whitewu... 2012/07/10 17:35:43
  • FindingHeartInThisCrazy World 2012/07/10 16:59:26
    None of the above
    FindingHeartInThisCrazy World
    why do we care?
  • twocrows 2012/07/10 16:57:47
    None of the above
    twocrows
    +3
    except, of course, he never said that. aamof, he BRAGGED that he was raking in more money than McCain.
    but, hey, whatever floats your boat.

    still, if you claim that people who lie are evil and then you lie . . . .
  • Space I... twocrows 2012/07/10 17:01:42
    Space Invader
    +6
    nice try; but Barry said it..on tape and on camera..........
  • PJ Sweet Cheeks 2012/07/10 16:52:16
    He is evil and a liar
    PJ  Sweet Cheeks
    +9
    He is one President I do not trust in the least bit.....I think he is underhanded and will lie to save his own skin!!!
    Look at this one....course the media just lets it go....
    Brazen: Obama advisor continues to spread Romney lies; impotent media snoozes
    Sometimes campaign spokespersons have to know when to say when. If a journalist decides to pull off the rare ‘ask a liberal a tough question’ tactic, it’s best to just concede and move on to live another day. But that’s not what Obama’s team does - when they get caught spinning a lie, they double down. Glenn airs the stunning lie that the advisor stands by till the end...
    http://www.glennbeck.com/2012...

    I will be posting this all over the web....I want people to know they are being lied too!!!!
  • Finding... PJ Swe... 2012/07/10 17:01:09
    FindingHeartInThisCrazy World
    +1
    did you trust Bush? your answer will reveal what you are really all about I am sure.
  • PJ Swe... Finding... 2012/07/10 17:02:24
    PJ  Sweet Cheeks
    +4
    I didn't vote for Bush....hope that answers your question.
  • Red Branch PJ Swe... 2012/07/10 17:51:55
    Red Branch
    +2
    Hi PJ,
    I just needed to post this, so I tagged on.

    Yo, Hey you below,

    Have we met, I don't recollect crossing paths with you before? Why am I blocked?
    Or did we meet when you were using your original ID before you were kicked off.
  • Al C. 2012/07/10 16:48:21
    He is a liar
    Al C.
    +10
    His whole life has been a lie and he's still lying!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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