Conservative telethon aims for big bucks
July 4th, 2012
11:08 AM ET
11 years ago

Conservative telethon aims for big bucks

(CNN) – A conservative group with the goal of defeating President Barack Obama is aiming to raise $250,000 through a telethon Wednesday, with one-time GOP presidential frontrunner Herman Cain headlining.

The Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama organized the telethon that will also feature Florida Rep. Sandy Adams; Maricopa County, Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio; and Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, a candidate for U.S. Congress in Ohio who is remembered as "Joe the Plumber" from the 2008 campaign.

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As of early Wednesday morning, the group said they had raised $75,000 toward their goal. The event broadcasts from Las Vegas beginning at 4 p.m. ET.

In May, The Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama raised nearly $265,000 in May, according to documents filed with the Federal Election Commission last month. They spent $300,000, and finished May with $168,000 cash on hand. The group also reported $145,000 in debt.

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soundoff (22 Responses)
  1. Vote the Tea Party OUT in 2012

    wow what an all star line up of WACKOS and the things that more than likely they WILL raise all that money. Just wonder what they'll do with it after Nov 6th when Obama is re-elected?

    July 4, 2012 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  2. Canuck

    While I totally understand the frustration with President Obama – the man has disappointed many with his failed promises – to think that the GOP is the answer to America's woes is just plain delusional.

    July 4, 2012 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  3. Sue

    After the Obamacare ruling......And, the Supreme Court confirming that Obamacare IS a tax increase-the largest tax increase in the history of our country. As well as Obama's amnesty to millions of illegals--when there are millions of US citizens without jobs.......This group will not just meet their goal today-–they will exceed their goal!!!

    July 4, 2012 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  4. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Sue – The largest tax increase in American history was from the hero of the conservatives, Ronald Reagan, followed by George H.W. Bush. President Obama is in 10th place after your conservative heroes. You have been lied to by Fox foreign owned media.

    July 4, 2012 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  5. Ray E. (Georgia)

    As long as you know,
    Conservative isn't a Political position but a common sense position. If you are frugal and spend you money wisely you will probably have a good, if not rich life. When you "Cut a fat hog in the *ss, and try to beat the system you will most likely come up short. That's what happened when people bought houses they couldn't afford.

    The Conservative plan is for you to do it yourself. Somebody has to do it, if not you, who? So if you think the Republician plan, your plan, is delusional you may need to take a better look, because in the end, you are in the driver's seat.

    July 4, 2012 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  6. Gurgyl

    Do not cry on Healthcare. It is saving millions of kids, pre-existing pts, elderly, women. O.K. You cry on Wars that drained this nation, and Trickle Down nonsense. People sane agree. GOP guys think money buys USA presidency???i do not think so. Yes, on Obama12.

    July 4, 2012 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  7. Independent For President Obama

    Sue; do you know any US citizens that want to pick fruit in 100 degree heat?

    July 4, 2012 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  8. v_mag

    The past 3.5 years has been one long "The Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama". Not to improve America. Just defeat Obama. With a program that consists of just the one issue, the GOP look like a really bad choice to govern.

    What else have they got? A record of 8 years of Bush-it to run on? Welfare for the rich? War crimes? Lies? Missing WMD? Repeal of the only improvement to health care coverage in a generation? More guns? Less rights for women and minorities? Blatant racism?

    They've got nothing. Just a plan to defeat the President. Very, very weak.

    July 4, 2012 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  9. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    A bunch of Republican amatuers or better yet light weight wannabees.

    July 4, 2012 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  10. Dave Jaipersaud

    Sue! did you take math in school? Or should I ask if you ever went to school? How is asking 1% of Americans (free riders) to pay their fair share works out to be the largest tax increase in our country. Our country has approximately 310,000,000 people and 1% of that is 3,100,000. I guess since you oppose the mandate you are perfectly fine with paying for the 3 million people that figure they can just go to the emergency room for free when they get sick. Who do you think pays for those emergency room visits? Of course, I am making the assumption you have health insurance.
    You should think for yourself and not listen to stupid talking points.

    Here is an example to ponder. If 3 million people file their income tax return late and are subsequently assessed a penalty and/or late filing fees, does that amount to the largest tax increase in our country. Should that be even considered a tax increase? The 3 million people will be the only ones affected because they decide that they want the rest of us to pay for their share for services like defense, education, roads etc.

    July 4, 2012 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  11. Four and The Door

    The past 3.5 years has been one long "The Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama". Not to improve America. Just defeat Obama...
    But you need to start somewhere.

    July 4, 2012 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  12. Alice

    Independent For President Obama wrote: " you know any US citizens that want to pick fruit in 100 degree heat?"

    Yes! True Americans will see this as a way to do honest work upholding the American spirit of personal responsibily and liberty from the government. Working hard is your first steps to future prosperity.

    July 4, 2012 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  13. Sue

    Watch and see.......They will EXCEED their goal for today!! I also forgot to mention Holder's contempt charges, and Obama's use of "executive privilege" to try to hide his own involvement in Fast and Furious. Obamacare is being used to pass the largest tax increase on US citizens, in the history of our country!! And, the Supreme Court confirmed this!! And, in regard to the illegals......Please stop with the "who is going to pick our fruit"-- just like the "racist" cards. Both are soooooooo 2008, and the majority do not believe either any more!!

    July 4, 2012 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  14. Bren

    I am going on the net right now to find out more information about this telethon today......I want to be one of the first to make a contribution/donation!!

    July 4, 2012 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  15. v_mag

    Four said: "But you need to start somewhere."
    So, let's start by putting Bush and Cheney in prison where they belong. That would be a start on justice in the country they nearly destroyed.

    July 4, 2012 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  16. kevin

    People just can't get over Bush. Bush isn't running. We all can spin facts however we care to. What people cannot escape is the fact that only the president is responsible for the actions he took to fix the problems that he took over from the previous president. It really doesn't matter what Bush did-it only matters what Obama did. What he did was not good. The ACA creates 147 new agencies and 50 new boards. Just what we need. Many colleges and universties are dropping the student health plans. Why? Since the plans had a cap of $10,000 the were fairly cheap-$100-$500. Not anymore! ACA lifts all caps so the increase for the insurance preminium is over 1,000%! Now the plans cost $1500 to $2500. How many college students can afford that?

    July 4, 2012 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  17. Bren

    Kevin....You also forgot to mention all of those--including our military and their families-–who will be taxed due to having "cadillac" health care plans!! Most reports are indicating that this "tax" for "cadillac" health care plans may be as high as 40%!!

    July 4, 2012 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  18. DON

    I always get a kick whe somebody uses the "ITS FOR THE CHILDREN"......but it then again I choose to take care of mine and not leech a system

    July 4, 2012 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  19. ST

    @ Sue
    I am guessing you might understand what is the last court in the land. It is called Supreme Court. Once they rule on something that is final. Whether it is on your favor or not, there is no any other further court you can take your case to. Can you please get over it and respect the law of the land which Chief Justice Roberts has passed.

    July 4, 2012 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  20. Carter

    No one is perfect but this COMMUNIST who is trying to wreck this country has got to go. ALL you liberals have are emotions, NO FACTS. If so bring them up -go read . Most of the kids today can't read from the GOVERNMENT run schools.

    July 4, 2012 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  21. leroy abdullah

    The msm will not say one word about anything concerning obamas eligibility. Complete blackout all across
    America. I never read newspapers anymore or watch tv, even fox sucks.

    July 4, 2012 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  22. John the Historian

    Willard needs to go get money from kolob. Maybe it will work.

    July 4, 2012 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |