I received this e-mail:
In a few hours, I’m walking into a budget meeting with the rest of the campaign management team.
By the time we walk out of that room, we’ll have decided exactly what kinds of resources we can get to organizers on the ground and which attacks we can beat back in the last three days of this election.
This is seriously your last chance to help decide what that looks like. Your donations determine which attacks get a response — and which don’t.
According to our records, you chipped in and made a donation to the 2008 campaign, but haven’t yet this year. If you want to change that, this is your very last chance.
I hope you’ll consider stepping up and helping us in these critical, final days.
Please give $75 or more, and help while you still can:
[Donation link deleted; I will do nothing here to help the Obama campaign.]
Please hear me when I say this is serious, and the decisions we’re making are very concrete — and final.
Give what you can, and let’s make sure we win.
Thank you for everything you’ve done along the way.
Ann Marie Habershaw
Chief Operating Officer
Obama for America
Emphases in the original. However, if their records state that I “chipped in and made a donation to the 2008 campaign,” their records are very, very wrong. I didn’t give one red cent to the Obama campaign in 2008. If their records are that bad, perhaps their economic policies are so fornicated up because they don’t know what is going on. How can you fix anything if you don’t know what is happening in the first place?
Of course, that statement is a deliberate lie, regardless of the “mistake” in their records, because it is clearly false that “this is your very last chance” to donate to the campaign. I, or anyone else, can donate to the campaign after the election is over, and they’ll happily use the money to pay bills, or go on golf outings, or start to put together a treasure chest so that Mr Obama can run against Mitt Romney’s re-election effort in 2016.