Georgia Dems Nearly Broke While Obama Sucks in the Cash

From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution comes word that the Georgia Democrat party is in serious financial and organizational trouble:

On Saturday, the chief of staff of the (Democrat) party, Page Gleason, handed in her resignation. The letter announcing her decision included these lines:

“I have dedicated my adult life to fighting for the Democratic Party and its ideals throughout the State of Georgia. The situation at the Democratic Party of Georgia, however, has made it impossible for me to continue serving effectively as your Executive Director… I strongly recommend that the Executive Committee and the By-laws Committee review the sections of the Democratic Party of Georgia by-laws…. A thoughtful review and additional wording would more clearly define the role each plays within the Party so that individuals who serve as State Chair, Executive Director, and members of the Executive Committee may effectively lead the Democratic Party of Georgia in the future.”

… Minutes from the previous day’s “wildcat” meeting of the executive committee include the following regarding state party treasurer Russell Edwards’ report:

“Mr Edwards distributed a document showing cash balances for several months, beginning with February 2011, ending with February 22, 2012. A budget was not presented. He explained the dire financial situation of the organization. Upon review and discussion of the document it was generally agreed that the current financial approach was unsustainable.

Considering the current balances and previous revenue trends, funds are available for approximately 30 days of expenses. Discussion continued regarding monthly expenses, an explanation of the Call Center/Canvassing program, the lack of Executive Committee approval for new hires outside of standard budget, and other financial matters. Inquiries were made regarding hiring. Mr Edwards and Mr Hadley asked to limit discussion to specifics.”

Meanwhile, down the road a piece, in Orlando, Obama was raking in the cash at a $30,000 per plate fund-raiser:

An All-Star lineup of current and former NBA stars – including Magic Johnson, Alonzo Mourningand, NBA Commissioner David Stern — (met) with President Obama for a $30,000-a-plate fundraiser at the (actual) home court of Dallas Mavericks guard Vince Carter in his Isleworth mansion…

(The NBA stars’) dollars will add to the $3.7 million Floridians already have given to Obama’s reelection effort, according to the Center for Responsive Politics — a haul that Obama will add to today with two fundraisers in Miami before he arrives in Orlando shortly after 8 p.m.

From 40 to 70 guests are expected at Carter’s home, and organizers hope to raise at least $1.2 million. The first $5,000 of each donation will go to Obama’s campaign and the rest will be routed to the Democratic National Committee…

(Obama’s) nine-hour visit to Florida includes an “official event” — a speech on the economy at the University of Miami — which means taxpayers will foot the cost of his travel from Washington aboard Air Force One. The jumbo jet costs $181,757 per hour to operate, according to an Air Force estimate given to the National Taxpayers Union.

But after the speech, Obama will spend the rest of his time fundraising, including stops at the Biltmore Hotel and the home of influential attorney Chris Korge.

Apparently, Obama and the Dems are willing to write off any chance of winning the state of Georgia come November, and presumably the rest of the South as well. Question: Is the Georgia Democrat party situation an isolated incident, or are state organizations being deliberately ignored and left to whither in favor of Obama’s reelection campaign?

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  • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

    Georgia Dems Nearly Broke While Obama Sucks in the Cash

    There! Fixed it for you!

    • Bat One

      Brilliant!  Thank you!

  • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

    Conservatives don’t want American democracy (democratic republic) as the Founding Fathers saw it, they only want corporations influencing how our government was chosen, that’s why they promote ideas like “corporate personhood” and condemn American democracy where an individual citizen donates their wealth to the candidate and political party of their choice.

    Conservatives are cowards and become more anti-America everyday.

    • Oldtimer

      Huh? What? That makes absolutely no sense.

      • $8194357

        We were given a “Constituional Equal under the Rule of Law Republic” socialism and protected classes and groups rule by olagarchy steering commitee now has majority rule democratic top down do as your told we won tyranny…Should be a BIG difference, but the marxist academics “public indoctrination centers” and Democrats changed academics to their own social justice line of fascism…

      • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

        Nonsense, lies and projection are Hanni’s specialties.

      • mickey_moussaoui

        Handjob pulls shit out of his ass. His jibberish is on autopilot. Pay him no attention.

    • Bat One

      Wrong… again!  The cowards are those who promote ever more dependence on  “entitlements” from the federal Leviathan, instead of promoting the independence, self-reliance and limited government that those Founding Fathers clearly intended.

      • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

        The cowardly conservatives want government to make laws allowing corporations to have more of an influence over government than the individual citizen.  This we see with their vote to change the laws to give corporations more power (a vote) and in Rob’s attempt to condemn the Founding Fathers vision of allowing American citizens to vote their choice for government representatives.

        Conservatives also want government to bail them out at the gas pump.  Rob complains about gas prices robbing the American citizen (read: conservative who can’t accept responsibility for their choice to buy a gas guzzler) and Fox News criticizes wants government to step in and regulate who the oil companies sell their oil to, artificially fixing gas prices and condemns the president for not behaving in the socialistic manner they pretended they did not want.

        Face it.  The conservatives can’t survive without governmental adjusting society to advance their causes, we see this with the gay marriage ban as well.

        • donwalk

          Gas price fixing/controls?
          Doesn’t Hawaii have price controls on gas?
          Don’t you live in Hawaii?
          My last three visits (over 3 years) to Hawaii (Big Island, Oahu and then Maui) I remember gas prices being $1.00 or more per gallon  higher.
          How’s that working out?

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            Not sure if you are trying to make a point or throw a tantrum, but the gas prices in Hawaii are equal to California, I think.  But most of us are responsible in the car we by, compared to where we live and how far we have to travel to work.

            We don’t expect the government to bail us out at the gas pump, as most conservatives do.

            http://www.hawaiigasprices.com/

            http://energyalmanac.ca.gov/gasoline/index.html

          • donwalk

            California, now there is an extremely good example to use for Democratic policies and procedures? How much financial trouble are they faced with?
            You have been paying 1.00 to 1.50 per gallon more than most states (excluding your poor example of Cal.) for several years. How many dollars has that cost Hawaiin famlies compared to the majority of the states on the mainland? Hawaiin famlies are hurting as much, if not more than stateside famlies.
            “We don’t expect the government to bail us out at the gas pump”?
            Then why did Hawaii institute price controls? Was it to keep the price high?

            Subject: [ndsayanything] Re: Georgia Dems Nearly Broke While Obama Sucks in the Cash

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            Hawaii doesn’t have price controls.  You got your facts wrong. 

            Conservatives can’t manage their money, so they complain about the gas prices, expect the government to intervene for the costs that are associated with their gas guzzling cars they had to buy.

          • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

             “Conservatives can’t manage their money, so they complain about the gas
            prices, expect the government to intervene for the costs that are
            associated with their gas guzzling cars they had to buy.”

            Yeah. Conservatives.

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P36x8rTb3jI

          • donwalk

            Conservatives cannot control their money?
            How much debt have the Liberals incurred during the past 62 months? Conservatives (real ones) just want a free market which will let the people decide what they buy, and what they pay for that product or service. If a free market results in higher prices, then so be it. I don’t believe it will and with unemployment (honest figure) as high as it is families need the relief. Liberals lambasted President Bush continuously during the last two terms of his administration for high prices, but now all of a sudden it isn’t the President’s fault? I realize that you drive a Chevy Volt, but they don’t seem to be doing quite well, do they?
            You are right about the price controls being removed, because it was a failed attempt. I didn’t realize that they had removed them.

            Subject: [ndsayanything] Re: Georgia Dems Nearly Broke While Obama Sucks in the Cash

          • Bat One

            Conservatives can’t manage their money…

            What Nonsense!  Complete Delusional Bullshit!  I’ve done a pretty good job of managing my
            money, if I do say so myself.  So too
            have Sheldon Adelson, Boone Pickens, Dr. James Leininger, Steve Forbes, Rush
            Limbaugh, and let’s not forget the Koch brothers, Charles and David.

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            What a bunch of self-congratulatory B.S..  All we have as evidence that you have done anything right is your word, and sorry kid, but you ain’t earned a right to be taken at your word.

          • Guest

             “What a bunch of self-congratulatory B.S..  All we have as evidence that you have done anything right is your word”

            Sounds just like you.

          • Bat One

            ‘Course I’m not the one hiding behind a dozen or more sockpuppets.  But to be perfectly candid, if I was to concern myself with the opinions of others, I’d limit that concern to the adults here.  Sorry, kid!

          • Guest

             Aren’t you the jerkoff that bought a gas guzzling 4×4? Yup, that’s you.

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            Responsible citizens buy a car they can afford to drive, conservatives pick gas guzzlers that they have to drive farther than they can afford to drive.

            It’s not that I am a hypocrite, it’s that you are too stupid to understand my argument.  Yes, you are that stupid.

          • Guest

             Thanks for confirming that you bought a gas guzzler. Now, link us to something that shows that conservatives buy cars they can’t afford to drive, and have to drive them farther.
            Yes, you are a hypocrite, and a tax cheat.

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            If you are complaining about the $4 dollar price of gas, you can’t afford they car you are driving.

            Most SAB conservatives are whining about the gas prices and expect the government to reduce the price for them.

          • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

            Hannitwit, regardless what kind of car one drives, you have not addressed the regressive nature of gasoline taxes on the poor. In that, you are a hypocrite.

          • Guest

            I wasn’t complaining about the price of gas, I like driving my gas guzzlers. Just because obama won’t do something about gas prices, doesn’t mean something can’t be done.

          • Guest

            Where’s the link to back up your statement, you jerkoff?

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            Just because obama won’t do something about gas prices, doesn’t mean something can’t be done. – You

            What more do you need?

          • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

            “Responsible citizens buy a car they can afford to drive” So, if a responsible citizen bought a car he could afford to drive before 2008, and he can’t afford to drive it today, (or buy a new one) it’s his fault for not being a responsible citizen somehow? You are one seriously confused little troll, Tiny Fruitcake!

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            Gas was more expensive during the Bush years.  So if someone could afford gas then, they should be happy now.

            If a person can’t afford to spend $4 a gallon now, they couldn’t afford the car before 2008.

            The real answer is that Conservatives expect gas to go lower than it was under Bush and they purchased irresponsibly.

          • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

             “Gas was more expensive during the Bush years” No, “Larry”, the only thing higher during the Bush years, apparently was you.

          • Guest

            Gas has gone up 100% since obama started killing the country.
            Where’s the link to back up your statement, you jerkoff?

          • Bat One

            +1

    • Guest

      And you work for a “corporation.” You jerkoff.

      • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

        And you haven’t got a single statement right since you started posting.

        • Guest

           Sure I have, you jerkoff.

          Commercial Data Systems, Inc. was incorporated in 1986 and is
          headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii with an additional office in
          Albuquerque, New Mexico.

          • Bat One

            Oooops!

          • Guest

             LMAO!!!!

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            Like I said, you never get your facts right, never will.

            OOOPS!

          • Guest

             OOOOPS! Did you get fired from Commercial Data?

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            OOOPS!  You got your facts wrong and even though you are a stalker, you suck at it.

          • Guest

             Good to know you’re still working there. Don’t forget to pay your taxes.

          • mickey_moussaoui

            I think Billy is mad, again

          • Bat One

            That’s TWO things you got right!

          • Poofy

            Both wrong! He’s an idiot and you’re a fool.

          • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

            And you’re an idiot, a fool and a coward. Thanks for playing. 

  • mikemc1970

    Since they are Democrats I would definitely look in to the personal finances of all the executive committee members for any lost funds.

  • Guest

     “Mr Edwards distributed a document showing cash balances for several
    months, beginning with February 2011, ending with February 22, 2012. A
    budget was not presented.”

    No budget! Now why does that sound familiar?

  • $8194357

    (While Obama Sucks in the Cash)

    Thats because “international progressive” hedgefund banker bundlers never run out of cash….

    Best dang government money can buy!

  • Jay

    A number of the Southern Dem parties are hurting. GA, MI, AL, TN, TX, LA, and to a lesser extent AR and KY are all hurting because of Obama. In NC, Dems have lost the dominance they enjoyed from 2006 to 2010. Similarly in VA, the Dems romped in the state from 2005 to 2008 but since then have ceded a tremendous amount of ground to the GOP. FL could well be on the cusp of going heavily GOP too. There, only Bill Nelson–who’s in the fight of his political life against the scion of a legendary family in the state–is their last bastion of success. If Obama and Nelson both lose the Sunshine State next year, it could well be a harbinger of things to come for Obama and the Dems not only across the South but also nationally.

  • Bat One

    In southern, Right-to-Work states there’ no big union presence to funnel money back to state and local Democrats.

    • $8194357

      Dead center Bat..

  • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

    regardless what kind of car one drives, you have not addressed regressive.. – Poof

    You argue about the dumbest things.

    • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

       Gosh, Hanni. You sound almost like an echo of me when I tell you that “you argue about the stupidest things”.  (Gosh. You changed an entire word! How original of you!)

      You only think it’s “dumb” because you cannot understand it, because it’s written in English. However, even to your childish mind, the regressive nature of taxes, particularly as espoused by liberals like yourself is hardly one of the “dumbest things”.

      Your inability to articulate a rational response to why liberals favor this particular regressive tax is duly noted.

      If you cannot defend the liberals’ indefensible hypocrisy about regressive taxes, just say so.

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