May 16, 2012

The Super-O-Rama for President Obama.

Politico reports:
Strapped for cash and facing a tidal wave of big-money Republican attack ads, Democratic super PACs are putting an unlikely plan in motion: the Super-O-Rama.

The kitschy name is for a massive fundraising push at the national convention in Charlotte, where Democrats aim to woo elusive big donors with parties featuring live music, open bars and mingling with “senior Democratic policy leaders,” according to a fundraising appeal....
While he stressed that Super-O-Rama is “still in the planning stages — the only thing that has been decided is the name,” [said Bill Burton, a former aide to President Barack Obama who co-founded Priorities USA] it’s long been part of the plan “to have events to raise money where Democrats are gathered.”
So you've got the moronic name. That's step 1. Step 2: ???? 3: FUNDS!

54 comments:

Duncan said...

So will the parties include male and female companionship to cover all the bases?

Mitchell said...

"Obamapalooza" must have been taken.

Scott M said...

Given that politics is Hollywood for ugly and boring people, why would mingling with “senior Democratic policy leaders" hold any allure whatsoever?

AJ Lynch said...

"mingling with “senior Democratic policy leaders,” "

Great idea! I am certain the public is dying to pay big bucks to hang out with dazzling, fascinating chraacters like Dick Durbin, Harry Reid, Chuck Shumer and Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Sounds like Obama's campaign has finally and totally been taken over by the Carnival Carnie element.

What next? Toss dimes into dishes and get a goldfish in an Obama bowl?

Jay said...

Romney has an 8pt lead in NC and leads 51-43 among women in that state.

Scott M said...

Now...if they include partying with the Secret Service, well, then you've got something that will move tickets.

Paddy O said...

Can I pay to watch senior Democratic policy leaders mingle with each other?

Palladian said...

... where Democrats aim to woo elusive big donors with parties featuring live music, open bars and mingling with “senior Democratic policy leaders,” according to a fundraising appeal...

Obama himself will give top donors a blowjob.

Paddy O said...

Now if they really want to make money, they'd have people pay to see senior Democratic policy leaders mingle with live badgers.

Ron said...

This is how we'll get legal prostitution in this country...political fundraising! They'll be able to promise "a chick in every pot."

pm317 said...

Scott M said...

Given that politics is Hollywood for ugly and boring people, why would mingling with “senior Democratic policy leaders" hold any allure whatsoever?
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Yeah, my thoughts, exactly. Maybe they will trot out Clooney again.

Expat(ish) said...

Props for very nice Southpark Underwear Gnome reference.

My wife uses that clip in her Entrepreneurship courses. Always a hit.

-XC

pm317 said...

How attractive holding Dem Convention in a state which polls like this:
North Carolina: Romney 51%, Obama 43%

Thorley Winston said...

Now...if they include partying with the Secret Service, well, then you've got something that will move tickets.

Not if there’s driving involved.

Tom Spaulding said...

Have they no shame, waving their superior intellects in our faces like that?

virgil xenophon said...

@ScottM/

Hey, I'm ALL in if they front those Colombian hookers! Pick me! Pick me!

(Or is it look but don't touch unless you write a big check to the DNC? Like the old Chinese laundryman says: "No tickee, no laundry." LOL)

Ron said...

Health Care will eventually be rationed using a generation specific game show metaphor.

Thus, 65+ gets the "What's My Line" package, 40-65 gets the "Wheel of Fortune" group (or "Jeopardy" for critical care. "I'll take 'What is dialysis?' for $300, Art") etc.

"Paying Jobs" will be eventually replaced by a nationwide extended version of "Cash Cab."

kcom said...

"Strapped for cash"

Seriously? We're supposed to believe that?

It's just a setup so they can use this line

a tidal wave of big-money Republican attack ads

As if the Dems haven't been king of big money for a long time.

Scott M said...

How attractive holding Dem Convention in a state which polls like this:
North Carolina: Romney 51%, Obama 43%


It does have a whiff of providence about it, doesn't it?

Thorley Winston said...

The question I have about Super-O is: will he do all my chores and be my best friend?

Rob said...

Great analogy, Ann, and who's to say they might do better at enticing donors if stolen underwear is involved.

Original Mike said...

"So you've got the moronic name. That's step 1. Step 2: ???? 3: FUNDS!"

Steve Martin: "How to get a million dollars without paying taxes. First, get a million dollars, ..."

PatCA said...

They're not even pretending to be serious any more. The presidency: It's all a big postmodern snark.

Original Mike said...

I'm skeptical that the Dems are short of cash. OTOH, they are not the party of "live within your means", so maybe they really are.

wyo sis said...

If it's named Super-O-Rama how can it possibly be anything less than super?

Bill, Republic of Texas said...

"strapped for cash"

I guess a billion dollars doesn't go as far as it used to.

Tom Spaulding said...

I guess a billion dollars doesn't go as far as it used to.

Ask the Post Office. They're losing a billion a month so far this year. The government runs a virtual monopoly and they lose...A billion. A month.

edutcher said...

I thought all the Lefties were boycotting NC because they're against same sex marriage?

Palladian said...

... where Democrats aim to woo elusive big donors with parties featuring live music, open bars and mingling with “senior Democratic policy leaders,” according to a fundraising appeal...

Obama himself will give top donors a blowjob.


While he autographs the Newsweek Gay President cover of their choice (it could have been worse, if you can believe it).

Tim Wright said...

It all makes sense now....our government is being run by the underpants gnomes...


tim

DADvocate said...

Super-O-Rama for Super-O-Bama.

Sounds great to me. He's already got the big ears, buy him some big shoes to complete the clown outfit.

Step right up, sir. Knock over the milk bottles and win the little lady a stuffed animal!

pm317 said...

Scott M said...
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Providence is this:
'In the new NC Rasmussen poll that puts Romney up 8 points over Barry, Romney gets 18% of Democrats, reflecting the 20% of Dems who voted “other” in last week’s primary. '

JohnBoy said...

Step 2. Hookers and blow.

Matthew Sablan said...

"The government runs a virtual monopoly and they lose...A billion."

-- That's not a fair assessment of the Post Office at all. UPS, etc., email. If anything, the Post Office is failing because the government failed to enforce a strict enough monopoly. It is an idea that is, perhaps, past its prime.

Icepick said...

They'll be able to promise "a chick in every pot."

You mean "a chick for every cock."

Tom Spaulding said...

That's not a fair assessment of the Post Office at all. UPS, etc., email. If anything, the Post Office is failing because the government failed to enforce a strict enough monopoly. It is an idea that is, perhaps, past its prime.

Please provide a "fair assessment" in which you can justify having a BILLION tax dollars lost MONTHLY by the Post Office.

Jay said...

Rev McKissic from Texas says that MLK would've never supported homosexuality or gay marriage.

Also:

Rev. McKissic says a lot of blacks will sit out this election.

-From Laura Ingraham on Twitter.

Jay said...

anything, the Post Office is failing because the government failed to enforce a strict enough monopoly.

Huh?

Who ever said the government has a monopoly over mail?

Hoosier Daddy said...

I heard they are putting Biden in a dunk tank and Hillary will be making balloon animals for the kids.

Scott M said...

I heard they are putting Biden in a dunk tank and Hillary will be making balloon animals for the kids.

I would pay good money to have Hillary run down some airstairs and try and get to cover before paying customers can snipe her with paintball markers.

Pogo said...

I understand that for a small donation, Obama will personally forgive all your sins.

For a large donation, Obama will commit a sin for you.

Pogo said...

"I would pay good money to have Hillary run down some airstairs and try and get to cover before paying customers can snipe her with paintball markers."

Man, Bosnia all over again!

Rick Caird said...

As they say in some mathematical proofs:

Step 2: "There there is a miracle"

Calypso Facto said...

Well, to be fair, Clinton started it all with his "Big O" private parties...

Scott M said...

As they say in some mathematical proofs:

Step 2: "There there is a miracle"


I've always considered math itself to be a miracle.

Penny said...

Does anybody believe this party's all about reeling in the BIG Democratic donors?

It's a party planned for the eyeballs of young adults who will watch coverage of this on every entertainment and news show on TV.

Why will they watch? Because every major and minor pop act will be knocking themselves out to perform...for those very same eyeballs.

It's entertainment, baby!

Charlotte's just the opening city of the Super-O-Rama tour.

Mark said...

Does it seem to anyone else that the DNC/Obama Messaging Teams have gone from strategically and tactically flawed (OWS, Walker vilification) to just plain stupid (Obama Got Osama, Meet Obama's Co-Dependent Bitch Julia, First Gay President, Super-O-Rama)?

At this rate I expect the equivalent of a rabbit attack on our Chief Executive any day now.

Mitch H. said...

This just sounds like it's going to turn into some deranged bacchanalia like something out of a Hunter S. Thompson-esque hallucinatory bad trip. Like the "Circus Circus" passage out of Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas, maybe.

Super-O-Rama? Sounds like a bowling alley. Will the greeters wear bowling gloves?

Chip S. said...

I cannot believe they didn't call it ObamaRama. That sounds like fun.

Super-O-Rama just sounds moronic.

yashu said...

Attention America's Politico!

I expect a report from you from the scene (or the day after, after the hangover subsides). Pretty please, with some juicy detail.

I know you'll be having a hell of a good time at that Super-Duper-O-Rama-bama party. I'm jealous. (The Romster Monster Rally will doubtless be dull in comparison.)

Mitch H's invocation of a Hunter Thompsonesque scene is so apropos.

John said...

I suspect that Palladian thinks he was kidding with his comment about Obama blowing top donors.

But there have long been rumors that Obama is gay. Not in the figurative newsweek sense but in the sense of actually being gay.

See this rather lengthy article, for example:

http://theulstermanreport.com/2012/05/11/sex-and-murder-in-the-land-of-obama-2/

So maybe he really blow donors if their peters teeter that way and they have bags of cash.

John Henry

John said...

JohnBoy said step 2 should be "hookers and blow"

And rent boys and chardonnay for the ladies?

In the morning and good knight to you.

John Henry

Carnifex said...

Nothing will come of this, all the cellphones will be confiscated anyway. And America's Politico will NOT be in attendance, as he has assured us time after time that Romney is just dead meat and chum to Obama, and it's all over but the counting. So there would be no need for Supercalafragilisticexpialidocious-o-rama for Obama.

John said...

"Obama himself will give top donors a blowjob."

...but... be prepared to show your union card for a 2-on-1 special.