Mitt Romney promises big Georgia donors access to inaugural event

A fundraising email circulating out of Georgia is already promising big donors to a Mitt Romney “victory fund” that they will have special access to a “Presidential Inaugural retreat” after the candidate’s election in November.

The presumptive email was obtained by Buzzfeed, which said it originated with a “top Georgia supporter.” (We confirmed the contents independently). Romney will be in Atlanta on June 11 for a pair of fundraisers.

From the solicitation:

The legal maximum that an individual can donate to Romney Victory is $75,800. The campaign is asking people who are able to make a $50,000 contribution to do so today and become a “Founding Member” of Romney Victory. These donors will be invited to a special retreat with Governor Romney in late June in California and will have preferred status at the first Presidential Inaugural retreat as well as yet to be determined access at the Republican National Convention in Tampa in August.

As for our Georgia efforts, Governor Romney will be returning to Atlanta on June 11th to participate in two Romney Victory fundraising events.

The first will be a $1,000-a-head event, though a photo with Romney will cost you $10,000. The second, for $50,000 donors, is “a private dinner at a home in Buckhead” hosted by Tom Bell, Fred Cooper, Bernie Marcus and Jeffrey Sprecher.

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File the following under “Comments made by people you don’t control.” From rocker Ted Nugent, a Mitt Romney fan, per the Wall Street Journal:

”If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will be either be dead or in jail by this time next year.”

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On Saturday, in 13 congressional districts across the state, Georgia Democrats will select 72 people as delegates and alternates to this summer’s national convention in Charlotte. According to state chairman Mike Berlon, 400 have applied.

Republicans went through a similar process last Saturday. The state GOP has yet to release an official list, but several of the meetings were marked by clashes with Ron Paul supporters.

After the 14th Congressional District meeting in Dalton – Republicans realigned after redistricting – chairman Darrell “No Relation” Galloway said he found on the floor a copy of the slate of delegates that Paul supporters were attempting to push.

Paul supporters were advised to wear Barry Goldwater buttons and similar paraphernalia, so that they might recognize each other. At the bottom of the crib sheet: “Look for others wearing these, when in doubt vote with them!”

The chair of the Dalton convention, by the way, was former House speaker Glenn Richardson.

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State Sen. Nan Orrock of Atlanta says she has resigned from the American Legislative Exchange Council, a group that has been accused of being a front for conservative-endorsed legislation in state legislatures across the country. “Stand your ground” bills and such.

Orrock was the last Georgia Democrat with a membership in ALEC, but she says she had a good reason. She was a mole. From Orrock, via Better Georgia, the progressive group that drew attention to her membership:

“As a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council for several years, having joined ALEC with the primary goal of better understanding the corporate-dominated organization, I know first-hand that ALEC is not the innocuous organization it claims to be.

ALEC is underwritten by corporate dollars to push corporate financial interests that disadvantage middle-class and working families. This group enrolls state legislators to promote its radical legislation in state after state, creating the false illusion of public support for its dangerous agenda. ALEC promotes legislation that suppresses voter participation, undermines state budgets and services, and impedes democracy.

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The AJC’s Politifact Georgia today takes a look at state Sen. Josh McKoon’s allegation that the state does little to regulate the activities of lobbyists in the state Capitol.

- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider

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80 comments Add your comment

Attack Dog

April 17th, 2012
1:31 pm

Will one of our smart Dixiecrats explain how cutting Romney’ short term capital gains creates jobs. The function is the result of gaming and market speculation.

RCShore

April 17th, 2012
1:36 pm

Mitt Romney has some problems… like the invention of the video camera and how everything he says is being recorded.

http://thedeathofirony.com/2012/04/17/mom-rom-com/

Diogenes

April 17th, 2012
1:40 pm

If you’re pleased with our nation’s current state and direction, either Obama or Romney will do. They’re interchangeable. If you miss our Constitutional rights, being admired and respected around the world, having a sound currency and economy, the only choice is Ron Paul.

Aaron Burr V Mexico

April 17th, 2012
1:41 pm

@RCShore – Romney is a product of his environment where the leadership of the LDS church has had the better pare of 160 years to say two totally incompatible things and have people forget and not care about it, even when it is well documented and written down.

Did you know Karl Rove used to live in Utah and quite clearly learned a lot from the LDS church?

Video cameras do not matter. What matters is ‘what is the shiny object of the month’ for the media and thus the cows to pay attention to.

And when you have $200 million, and will say or do ANYTHING to get elected, you can hire very creative people no ethics to help find something that will destroy your opponent.

str8t talk

April 17th, 2012
1:42 pm

Going Right,

During the GWB period, we felt “bitterness and divide”. Now that BHO is president, you feel “bitterness and divide”.

I think I like it better that you feel it than we feel it. We had our time in the wilderness, now it your turn.
Wallow in it

Aaron Burr V Mexico

April 17th, 2012
1:42 pm

@Diogenes – Ron Paul is a man of conviction.

A racist man of conviction, who is incapable of abstract thought regarding currency…but a man of conviction.

Oh, and a man of conviction who won’t be running 3rd party because his son is now part of the 1%.

No one has unlimited convictions, not even Ron Paul.

td

April 17th, 2012
1:51 pm

Aaron Burr V Mexico

April 17th, 2012
1:18 pm

“If you eliminate the bush tax cuts, and eliminate the Bush wars, AND institute medical reform, you do, actually balance the budget.”

Can you provide data to back up the thesis? You do realize that when you eliminate the Bush/Obama tax cuts then you are actually increasing taxes on all income groups? The whole “Bush wars” money is fudged and is really actual defense budget, so if you save that money then you are actually making deep cuts in defense? I have not seen any savings with Obamacare and have actually seen my insurance premiums rise by 45%. The CBO has increased the their estimates several times on the cost of Obamacare so I do not think the assumptions on savings can actually be realized.

WOW

April 17th, 2012
1:53 pm

This is for you guys who were advocating Alan West as VP. New polling shows how damaging he would be to Romney in Florida.

http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2012/04/obama-doing-well-in-florida.html

WOW

April 17th, 2012
1:55 pm

TD

I think you read enough to know that the largest portion of Obamacare will not be fully implemented until 2014, that is when the real cost savings will be seen.

honested

April 17th, 2012
1:57 pm

WOW,

SHHHHHH, I want them to put west on the ticket.

td

April 17th, 2012
1:57 pm

Attack Dog

April 17th, 2012
1:24 pm

Can you please name one time Carter that we have had a deal to raise taxes and cut spending that actual spending was cut for anything other then the military (Clinton’s peace dividend that actually gutted our on the ground intelligence capability )?

Every time there has been a deal the tax increases have gone into effect and the cuts never came. I am totally opposed to any tax increases until cuts go into effect for at least two years first.

td

April 17th, 2012
2:03 pm

WOW

April 17th, 2012
1:55 pm

Those are assumptions made in the legislation about “savings” that the CBO has been saying for months are not panning out. If the “savings” were actually going to happen then you would have one left economist after another coming forward with one article after another to turn the favor of the law into Obama’s favor. Where are those articles?

td

April 17th, 2012
2:05 pm

td

April 17th, 2012
1:57 pm

“name one time Carter”

Should read one time since Carter.

Aaron Burr V Mexico

April 17th, 2012
2:18 pm

@Table, Dining Room – I can. So can you. Its called Google. Now if you REALLY wanted this info, you could find it very easily. But, should I provide it, what gaurantee do I have you would accept it? After all, you just said you think that fixing the 30% rate would not balance the budget?

I am quite aware that eliminating the bush tax cuts will affect all classes. I am also aware that the so called ‘businesses’ in the upper 1% won’t be as affected as they like to squeal that they will. Also, quite frankly, since most of them are Republicans….I don’t care if they are.

Paying artificial logistics and ammo costs is not part of defense when one looks at the Bush wars. It is true that Obama DOES include them in his budget, but in Republican assaults on his budget, not being in Afghanistan until 2020 is ‘reducing defense.’

Also, quite frankly, we don’t need to be the world police. We can EASILY cut defense and still be quite secure.

And if you look at those same CBO projections, NOT having Obamacare is worse.

Ryan Care is much much worse.

Aaron Burr V Mexico

April 17th, 2012
2:23 pm

And for the record, since some ‘moderates’ like Obama Care, I’m in favor of Single Payer, which will save costs.

For profit insurance companies are artificial people that live on the blood of sick children.

Going Right

April 17th, 2012
3:15 pm

AARON.. You is some smart bird! I consulted 5 different dictionaries and have yet to locate any definition that comes close to a Republic being an (quote) “Invitation to Rule by Minority.”. Please tell me where you located that definition so I may be enlightened.

Having kept a copy of all blogs I have participated in for the pas 19-1/2 months, tell me which blog heading I participated in and what specific question I failed to answer. Mind you: As I said, some idiotic blather is better left unanswered so that the writer can be afforded his or her opportunity to show – without a doubt – that he or she know zilch about what he or she is talking about; you, dear fellow, or fella (feminine, if apropos), fall into that category.

As for the Sandra Fluke blog, I honestly don’t recall that one.I rand a query on my computer for all drives, Outlook Word docs, etc. and cannot come up with anything except the movie from Netflix.
After reading most of your writings here and other blogs, I am convinced that someone must have stepped in your d— when you were a child…what a terrible outlook on life you have. You are beyond argument or debate and should seek treatment for your virulent psyche and vacuous writings.

If my “boy” is a war criminal, you must be in the Marxist camp. Show me what he said, where he said, what he did to be crowned with your idiotic sobriquet and perhaps i may agree;

BTW, if you ever served in the military you may have a different outlook on ‘water boarding’ as a way to extract information from the enemy…especially those who seek to do harm to our men and wormen in uniform. I sure as hell wouldn’t espouse the theory of holding hands and singing “Kumbaya.”

[...] On Tuesday, state Sen. Nan Orrock of Atlanta, the only Georgia Democratic lawmaker with membership in ALEC, announced she was quitting. She explained that she had only been a member to “better understand the corporate-dominated organization.” [...]

KID

April 17th, 2012
3:42 pm

Obama all the way back in 2012! Healthcare Reform now!

atllaw191

April 17th, 2012
3:43 pm

Nope, he’s not gonna share – he’s holding what he’s cutting (although MSNBC reported he’s slipped up and said he was cutting HUD and denegrating EDUCATION)…who knows – whatever floats his boat (er…yacht)…while the rest of us can remain without a home or knowledge! The WHOLE LOT OF THEM ARE GOING TO HELL – regardless of his MORMON cult (er…religion)!

Aaron Burr V Mexico

April 17th, 2012
3:58 pm

@Going Wrong – A democratic Republic has a limited representatives that are ‘democratically’ elected, thus narrowing the number of people who need to be bribed by special interests. When special interests can control a government by fiat, a tiny minority controls the government.

In the case of the United States, that also means the South rules by Filibuster.

re: Fluke – My apologies. It’s your ‘cousin’ UGA that asked that question. I’ll go back and ‘answer’ your question. What the hell.

re: War Criminal. OK mindless one, see if you can follow the math on this.

1) Japanese soldiers were prosecuted for war crimes for water boarding US soldiers in WW2.

2) There is no statute of limitations for war crimes.

3) Nuremberg established guilt of the commanders, not just the rank and file.

4) Bush is the commander and chief.

5) The US Signed the International Convention on Torture, Ratified by the US Senate and is international law and the law of the land. There are no exceptions in that treaty for ‘irregular combatants.”

6) Bush is ON RECORD as ordering waterboarding.

If you can’t follow that, I can use one syllable words for you.

Aaron Burr V Mexico

April 17th, 2012
4:01 pm

A: The size of the mess left behind by 8 years of failed regulation by Bush, and 8 years of the Fed and Clinton before that of insanely stupid and lax federal regulation + Supreme Court Precedent that makes anti trust almost impossible to enforce means a ‘too big to fail’ economy.

Obama is a wimp. Geitner is a monster, but the Republican alternatives were worse. We have to ‘borrow’ because ‘your boy’ and his secretary didn’t act ahead of time and also refused any form of accountability on TARP, which Obama then followed up with as well.

Its a Bush/Obama situation, and Romney won’t do any better. In fact, as a Vulture Capitalist, he’ll do worse.

Aaron Burr V Mexico

April 17th, 2012
4:02 pm

@Going Wrong – And as for my ‘male anatomy’ and argument….replace everything you said with your soul and brain and it is equally if not more applicable to you.

[...] We told you this morning about the curious comment that rocker Ted Nugent, a Mitt Romney fan, made at an NRA convention in St. Louis: ”If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will be either be dead or in jail by this time next year.” [...]

zeke

April 17th, 2012
4:49 pm

aaron 1, going wrong 0

mccain was against waterboarding and was repub nominee for prez and a pow…i’d defer to senator mcnasty on this issue over some blogger

Going Right

April 17th, 2012
6:02 pm

AAron.. (QUOTE); “…When special interests can control a government by fiat, a tiny minority controls the government… Yep..that’s your old Messiah all right…rule by Fiat; “ Waterboarding by the Japs…, if that what you call that particular form of torture back then, however, this was done to the Muslim terrorists because they attacked a neutral site in THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, numbnuts! Not in Guadalcanal, Okinawa, Marshall Islands, etc.
-Argue your pitiful excuse for charging alledged war crimes of GWB by complaining to a War Crimes Tribunal (if you can get one), not me;
-I did the replacing as you requested. Know what? My body rejected the likenesses as “not in my anatomy.” Any other trials you’d like to suggest? Replace my brain with a diseased one? My psyche with that of a sore loser? Ad nauseum…
Finally, I wasn’t aware of your 200+ IQ and your capture of worrd news and situational understandings. I should apologize. Not often can I argue (no, not with a Marxist).
-I guess it’s back to “Your Weekly Reader” and the sandbox for you old soul.
-As for the rest of your rant (from a now diseased mind, like Jimmy Carter’s), please do use one-syllable words for me in futures postings. It helps pull my intellect back in time to understand what you’re trying to rant about,
Selah

Aaron Burr V. Mexico

April 17th, 2012
6:11 pm

@Going Right – Not ‘my messiah’ but your boy Bush that continued the Czars and put signing statements on all laws. Obama just took the ball and kept running.

Re: Waterboarding – I regard Republicans as terrorists in environmental matters. Does that mean you’re volunteering to be waterboarded when enough people agree with my view point?

Re: I did complain. They didn’t do anything. It was Obama’s first and biggest failure. But eventually the ICC will hear it, once the US has fallen more internationally.

Hopefully Obama will be prosecuted for failure to act too.

Re: Replacement….lol wot? You don’t even follow your own crazy insult trains very well. “Rubber and Glue, nyah nyah nyah!”

Jimmy Carter was a good man who had no spine. I assure you, I bite.

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zeke

April 18th, 2012
12:35 am

maybe they should ok waterboarding folks like nugent….freakin’ draft dodger pantywaist hiding behind his guns

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