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Romney & Co., are busy raising money over the Supreme Court ruling to uphold the Affordable Care Act.  And he has raised over 2M since this decision this morning, let's be honest, it is impressive:

"Obamacare upheld. Elections have consequences," reads the screen on Romney's website asking for campaign donations.

Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul tweeted the Republican received more than $2 million and more than 20,000 donations, as of about 4:50 p.m. ET.

Romney once again vowed he will repeal President Obama's health care law, which was upheld as constitutional today in a 5-4 decision by the high court.

With the wording of the Supreme Court that the mandate is a "tax", per se, the talking point out there now is that with this ruling, Obama is raising your TAXES.

If the Obama White House has learned anything it must be not to sit on your laurels.  This is the opportune time to communicate to the public as President Obama did simply this morning, what this healthcare act will do for you.  This is the opportune time for the President to re-introduce this health care act to the public is PLAIN SPEAK, so folks get it like he did this morning.

The President lost political capital with the Affordable Care Act, we all know it because we lost the 2010 mid-term elections, but now is time to reframe all of this and turn it into a winnable argument and something that every American going forward will understand that this is for their betterment, qualilty of life.

This is the beginning of a hard campaign, but the pressure must continue to be on Mitt Romney and the fraud that he really is.  The pressure must be that Obamacare and Romneycare are hand in hand, brought together by a vision of 2 different leaders of 2 different parties.  The pressure must be that Mitt Romney was for this accomplishment before he was against it.  The pressure must be, "how can you believe anyone who will perform a complete 180 on a law that he passed and was praised about?"  The pressure must continue....

I threw in $200.00 today, first time throwing in some money to the Obama Campaign.  Though I, personally did not like the outcome of the ACA, in the end this victory was for the people and the right thing to do.

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  •  I'm calling Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul (10+ / 0-)

    to pledge another $2 million, and to tell her to wait by the mailbox.

    "I was a big supporter of waterboarding" - Dick Cheney 2/14/10

    by Bob Love on Thu Jun 28, 2012 at 02:41:04 PM PDT

  •  I'm donating Saturday to President Obama (8+ / 0-)

    and the DCCC - payday Fri.  Nancy Pelosi was a very effective speaker in getting legislation passed.

    I'm In!!!

    A lost battle is a battle one thinks one has lost. ~ Jean-Paul Sartre

    by ParkRanger on Thu Jun 28, 2012 at 02:44:16 PM PDT

    •  Obama yes DCCC not a dime (10+ / 0-)

      No money to those 17 Congress folk who voted with the NRA and Republicans today nor to those who are afraid to stand on the convention Stage with President Obama

      Republican Family Values: Using the daughters from your first wife to convince everybody that your second wife is lying about your third wife.

      by jsfox on Thu Jun 28, 2012 at 02:46:48 PM PDT

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      •  I'm with you on this one... (4+ / 0-)
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        lina, Gemina13, Sylv, Randomfactor

        unless the DCCC states those 17 will not get ANY support. Won't happen, I know, but ..... just saying :)

        •  Proud mom, I wrote a really long reply to jsfox (0+ / 0-)

          and you are saying about the say thing.  Just to let you know in case you wanted to read it.  I didn't want to repeat it unnecessarily.  


          A lost battle is a battle one thinks one has lost. ~ Jean-Paul Sartre

          by ParkRanger on Thu Jun 28, 2012 at 05:53:25 PM PDT

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      •  I can't go with that, jsfox. (0+ / 0-)

        I just can't.  That's what happened in 2010 and look at the buttheads that was elected.

        One of those Dems that voted for the contempt charge was running for Senator of Indiana - Joe Donnelly.  He's running against an incredible Tea Party jerk, Mourdoch.  

        I'm in Indiana and I absolutely DO NOT WANT MOURDOCH TO WIN.  I am clear about that.

        I'm really disappointed in Donnelly, but at this point I could care less.  From what I read the contempt charge has no teeth and wouldn't be resolved until 2014 or so.  It's a political circus and if we lose our will every time the GOP or Blue Dogs or anyone pulls some crap we will never get anywhere.

        There are sometimes I have a hard time going to sleep after reading what the Republicans are up to.  

        I want to win.  I want Democrats in congress.  I will let Donnelly know how i feel and do everything I can to let my voice be heard, but the reality is that there is a huge biased ugly campaign by wealthy Libertarian/Birchers being waged against President Obama and the American people -- against ME personally.

        The GOP masters will be not only pouring money into campaigns but working behind the scenes constantly to get what they want. Manipulating companies and stocks.  Who knows what.  They will stop at NOTHING.  They don't care about me or this country or you.

        I want Obama as President and I want Donnelly as a Senator because I want those Democratic votes for 2 maybe more Supreme Court justices chosen by President Obama as well as legislation that will help this country.

        The GOP and their masters are not playing around and they won't stop.  I hope you rethink your position.  It's time we all joined together and turn the tide.  That's where I stand anyway.

        A lost battle is a battle one thinks one has lost. ~ Jean-Paul Sartre

        by ParkRanger on Thu Jun 28, 2012 at 05:52:01 PM PDT

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        •  I understand. (1+ / 0-)
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          And normally I would have agreed. However at some point Dems in Congress must stand together. There is no excuse none for the vote the 17 Dems took today other than toeing the NRA line and pure cowardice. The only message the DCCC understands is cash. I will give to candidates directly as I can afford. Israel needs to run a tighter ship and acts like these today must be punished. If the party won't do it then I will do it in my very small way.

          Republican Family Values: Using the daughters from your first wife to convince everybody that your second wife is lying about your third wife.

          by jsfox on Thu Jun 28, 2012 at 07:09:02 PM PDT

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          •  I'm appalled by vote of the 17 Dems (0+ / 0-)

            It's not only turncoat behavior, it's stupid.  There's going to be more information coming out about how the contempt charge had no substance.  They are tying themselves to the GOP and only Fox viewers will buy into the lies.  And Fox viewers will vote for Tea Partiers not Blue Dogs.

            The NRA has Tea Party Mourdoch in their pocket already.  My guess is they put a lot of pressure on Donnelly because they know the people in Indiana are Fox watching low information voters and he would have to go along or be branded a librul.  

            Sorry to say the Democrats are pretty demoralized here in Indiana.  In my county there might be 3 D's total running for anything local with maybe 25 or 30 R's running.  mayor was a Republican and a Libertarian -- no Democrats.  A lot of people liked Blue Dog Evan Bayh so Donnelly can appeal to them and probably Lugar's moderate Republicans.  There have been some R's forming a group for Donnelly.

            Maybe the NRA figured they could pressure Donnelly and poison the well for him with moderate voters in Indiana to get Mourdoch elected. Maybe they showed him a damaging ad they would run against him.  I don't know.  I just know I don't even want to think of Mourdoch as my senator.  

            Appreciate you listening to me and working with you to get Democrats elected -- however works best for us as individuals.

            Good night.

            A lost battle is a battle one thinks one has lost. ~ Jean-Paul Sartre

            by ParkRanger on Thu Jun 28, 2012 at 09:45:00 PM PDT

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  •  Sent $50 as soon as the email (8+ / 0-)

    from Messina hit my mail box!

    The Republicans have earned a reputation as the ‘do-nothing party’ and now they want to also be the ‘know-nothing party.' ~~ Rep. Carolyn Maloney

    by MKSinSA on Thu Jun 28, 2012 at 02:56:57 PM PDT

  •  I'm rec-ing, tipping and (4+ / 0-)
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    kat68, Gemina13, litoralis, Sylv

    commenting so that I can start donating to the Obama/Biden campaign tomorrow or Saturday.

    Thanks for this.

  •  I agree and just made my first donation today. (5+ / 0-)
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    Gemina13, Iberian, litoralis, MKSinSA, Sylv

    I want to show that we're every bit as passionate to win as the right and that we are pleased with the President today.

  •  Damn. I just set up as much as I could (3+ / 0-)
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    Gemina13, litoralis, Sylv

    (for now) on recurring donations last week. I can't really respond right now, but applaud the signal it would send.


    "I can't do it by myself. No president can. Remember: Change doesn't happen from the top. It happens because of you." B Obama, 2008

    by nzanne on Thu Jun 28, 2012 at 03:44:57 PM PDT

  •  Thank you for posting this diary! I've been (3+ / 0-)
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    litoralis, MKSinSA, Sylv

    seeing the Romney claims grow .... $300,000 then $1,000,000 then $1,500,000 and the latest, $2,000,000.

    I searched news reports for any reports on Obama donations and found this:

    Obama's campaign refused to discuss how their fundraising was going or what their plans were to fundraise off the ruling.

    "We do not give out specifics on fundraising except at filing time — sorry," a campaign spokesperson emailed The Hill.

    Obama not fundraising off Supreme Court ruling

    For me, Mitt reminds me of Jeff Bridges in Starman. He's like an alien that hasn't read the entire manual. You know, he's going, "Nice to be in a place where the trees are the right size." -- Robin Williams on Letterman 26 Apr 2012

    by hungrycoyote on Thu Jun 28, 2012 at 03:56:56 PM PDT

  •  I'm in (1+ / 0-)
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    Putting $20 on my credit card - all I can afford right now.

  •  Don't just donate, become a fund-raiser (1+ / 0-)
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    The Obama campaign has made it easy to set up a "grass-roots fundraising campaign" page.  I did this two days ago.

    You select a name for your page, an amount you want to raise, and some text to be on the page. Makes it all very easy.

    Then you send emails out to friend, family members, and that annoying Republican Uncle we all seem to have.  They respond or don't but you've given them a chance to 1) donate and 2) connect to the Obama campaign.

    Give it a try.  it feels good when folks donate on your page, even if it is just a little.

    If you have a friend with a TBI, check out Sucessfully Surviving a Brain Injury.

    by Msanger on Thu Jun 28, 2012 at 05:17:11 PM PDT

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