Drunk Obama campaign staffer challenges ‘cheap bastard’ billionaires to donate

By Kay Steiger
Friday, June 22, 2012 15:58 EDT
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Screen shot of Stephanie Cutter via YouTube
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How bad is the super PAC imbalance between pro-Obama and pro-Romney? Pretty bad, if you’re an Obama supporter.

Meet Obama for America Deputy Campaign Manager Stephanie Cutter (really!) as she hilariously and depressingly rolls out in a new video by comedian Andy Cobb how fucked the campaign is when it comes to fundraising.

“You’ve got me and a green screen against a firehouse of Citizens United money from the richest bastards in the world,” she said.

She whipped out out a flask as an off-camera producer said, “No! Stephanie! No, no, no!”

“The super PAC for Obama brought in $1.58 million, which pays for jack shit,” she said as she continued to drink. “Hey! Let’s look at a graph!”

A graph comparing the $10.57 million the pro-Obama PAC Priorities USA Action raised with the $50-plus million that the pro-Romney Restore Our Future PAC has collected popped up on the screen. Sportscaster-style scrawling simply wrote “We’re doomed” on top of more scribbles on the graf.

“Whoop-de-do!” Cutter exclaimed as she chugged from a jumbo-sized bottle of Skyy Vodka. “You want to go up against the Koch brothers with a MILF and a TelePrompTer? Screw you people!”

She then called the pro-Obama billionaires like George Soros and Warren Buffett (“He even named a rule after you!”) “cheap bastards” and challenged them to donate matching funds to the pro-Obama super PACs or face “whatever our Twitter intern comes up with.”

So surely the money will start flowing right in.

Editor’s note: Just to be super clear, this video is a satire.

Watch the video, uploaded to YouTube on June 22 by comedian Andy Cobb.

Kay Steiger
Kay Steiger
Kay Steiger is the managing editor of Raw Story. Her contributions have appeared in The American Prospect, The Atlantic, Campus Progress, The Guardian, In These Times, Jezebel, Religion Dispatches, RH Reality Check, and others. You can follow her on Twitter @kaysteiger.
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