Obama picks up campaign cash in the Lone Star State
July 17th, 2012
03:31 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama picks up campaign cash in the Lone Star State

San Antonio, Texas (CNN) – President Barack Obama took his campaign to one of the reddest states in the country on Tuesday, telling a crowd of roughly 1,200 supporters at a lunch-time fundraiser here that while he may not win their home state in November, Texas Democrats should be optimistic about the future.

“You’re not considered one of the battleground states, but that’s going to be changing soon,” Obama said to applause, referring to Texas’ changing demographics that many analysts predict may help shift the state’s political leaning.

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  1. Obama is as American as Dog Meat Stew

    “You’re not considered one of the battleground states, but that’s going to be changing soon,”
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    Which is why Obama won't defend the borders, stop the illegal invasion of this country, arrest illegals in this country and wants to protect their right to vote illegally.

    Obama, Forward to the Destruction of America

    July 17, 2012 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  2. Obama is as American as Dog Meat Stew

    When Obama and all the illegals succeed in overrunning Texas will they rename it Texaco??? hahahaha

    July 17, 2012 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  3. Gurgyl

    Mitt is to sell for CHINA, to ship jobs overseas. Stash money in cayman islands, Swiss. Obama is the driving force for constructing America. Proven infrastructure, green energy. Yes, on Obama12. Period.
    Mittens needs to show ten year taxes.

    July 17, 2012 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  4. Al-NY,NY

    Obama is as American as Dog Meat Stew

    When Obama and all the illegals succeed in overrunning Texas will they rename it Texaco??? hahahaha
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    like Duh-Duh Duh-bya closed the borders?? What a joke.

    July 17, 2012 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  5. Kim Jong Obama - Dear leader, Ruler for Life, God Among Men

    Our Dear Leader will arrest anybody attempting to flee south and escape our unemployed wonder world. Those cuaght trying to escape will be dealt with harshly for embarrassing the Dear Leader.

    July 17, 2012 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  6. The Real Tom Paine

    -California

    The Real Tom Paine – The fact is you obviously can't even comprehend the meaning of words. Your IQ can't be over 50.
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    Fine. Your IQ must be at least half that, since you can't refute one single statement I've made. We can go round and round this all day, but the fact remains that the rightie screams about all teh ppor paying no taxes ignores the simple fact that that was a policy promoted adn signed into law by reagan when he first cut the top tier of taxes in half. I operate with facts, and you operate with childish insults and opinions masquerading as facts. Glad you want to play, though, ti must be part of your therapy.

    July 17, 2012 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  7. PJ/TX

    @Obama is as American........
    Hey, stupid, are you talking to our Governor?

    July 17, 2012 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  8. Spanglish

    Don't mess with Texas No what offering free school, university, housing, driver's license, autos, right to vote , food stamps to the illegals.

    July 17, 2012 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  9. Sniffit

    "Which is why Obama won't defend the borders, stop the illegal invasion of this country, arrest illegals in this country and wants to protect their right to vote illegally."

    More troops on the border than at any time in our history. More technology on the border, including drones, than at any time in our history. He set annual records for deportations every year in office. Illegal immigration is down to a net of ZERO.

    Sooooo, let me translate what you said for everyone: "I don't care about the facts. All I know is I see a black guy in the WH and more minorities around me than when I was growing up. This was supposed to be a white people country and I just refuse to believe that this many minorities are here legally, whether born here or naturalized, because it scares the everloving daylights out of me to think that I might become the minority. Therefore, all these brown people around me simply must be here illegally and voting fraudulently. I mean, since when was it ok to call brown people American anyway?"

    July 17, 2012 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  10. The Real Tom Paine

    -California

    Wake up people

    The American people have a right to know. Just like President Obama got hammered over a lousy birth certificate and is still hammered about college transcripts, this lying thief needs to show us his papers.

    Btw, all of you idiots that want the presidents transcripts are going to look dumb as hell when you see he got all A's and B's. I bet Mittens barely made C's.

    OBAMA 2012!

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    Your arrogance without having facts is hysterical to say the least.

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    And where are your facts to prove whatever point your hopelessly trying to make? Your nastiness and arrogance are both breathtaking and hilarious, a perfect distillation of frustration over knowing you are on the wrong side of both history and every issue. Congratulations. By the way, when do you plan to remove whatever free will you have left? Is the operation set yet, or will you opt for smacking your head against the TV when FOX has to announce that Romney has lost?

    July 17, 2012 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  11. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Mittens Romney is as American as Swiss bank accounts, Cayman bank accounts, dozens of foreign tax havens, outsourcing jobs to India, China & Mexico.

    July 17, 2012 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  12. jpmichigan

    How much of a donation did the drug cartels give to Obama to keep the boatds open?

    July 17, 2012 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  13. Sniffit

    As foreign as the corporations pouring money into Mittens PACs?

    July 17, 2012 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  14. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Save our freedom and our country, vote for democrats.

    July 17, 2012 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  15. Ins1te

    I love how everything's Obamas fault. As if previous presidents didn't exist to fix the immigration issue.

    July 17, 2012 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  16. Chumlee

    Obama/Biden 2012

    July 17, 2012 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  17. Obama is as American as Dog Meat Stew

    Are all the Mexican drug cartel members that Obama sold guns to going to show up and drop off their payment to his campaign? I mean it is the leats they can do for their partner in murderous crime.

    July 17, 2012 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  18. rs

    Obama is as American as Dog Meat Stew-
    You apparently are uninfomed on the facts: The greatest number of deportations have occurred under Mr. Obama's watch; the greatests number of Border Patroll Officers and National Guard on the border-ever.
    I realize facts are inconvenient to lying un-Americans like yourself, but please do try to keep up.

    July 17, 2012 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  19. Sniffit

    "I realize facts are inconvenient to lying un-Americans like yourself, but please do try to keep up."

    Let me answer for him in case he doesn't come back: "Oh yeah? Wel at least I'm white!"

    July 17, 2012 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  20. Phil Thomas

    Its amazing how many idiots repeat talking points, you guys blame the President for everything. It's comical, the RNC has you guys brainwashed voting against your own interests. Fools

    July 17, 2012 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  21. Obama is as American as Dog Meat Stew

    rs
    You apparently are uninfomed on the facts: The greatest number of deportations have occurred under Mr. Obama's watch; the greatests number of Border Patroll Officers and National Guard on the border-ever.
    I realize facts are inconvenient to lying un-Americans like yourself, but please do try to keep up
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    Yes, I know you Obamadriods think having 10 more border guards or deporting 100 more illegals is some great accomplishment but it is NOT when there are 10-20 MILLION illegals in this country. All while Obama has granted defacto amnesty to nearly a million of them while totally ignoring the rest unless they commit a crime serious enough to warrant the feds attention. Like everything else Obama has done, pure smoke and mirrors with no real results.

    July 17, 2012 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |