"....Lee the martyr has a way for all those fellow Americans to help him stand up for truth, justice and the American way: Give him money.
"I need your help to fight back against this campaign of dishonesty and deceit. If we let them get away with this, we really could lose this fight to defund Obamacare."
That’s where he says you need to send him $25, $35, $50, $100, $250, "or whatever you can afford to my campaign right away."
He doesn’t explain how donating to a campaign that will be waged for his political survival in three years will help defeat Obamacare now, unless perhaps he intends to use the money to bribe other senators with campaign contributions to vote on some manipulation to separate Obamacare from the rest of the budget and then not fund it.
The fact is, he’s not even close to getting that kind of support, even from his own party. But these continued pleas for money indicate a growing paranoia about his effectiveness, his relevance and his political survival....<snip>...
Lee’s rash pleas for money and his continued barking at the moon about Obamacare might best be explained this way:
There is growing talk in Republican circles about Lee getting a serious challenge in the Republican Party when he runs for re-election in 2016.
He reportedly approached former Republican State Chairman Thomas Wright at the State GOP Convention and asked him point blank if Wright planned to run against him. Wright, reportedly, did not give him a definitive answer.
Lee, as of his last campaign finance report in June, had about $73,000 in his campaign fund and $58,000 in debts. Since 2009, his campaign has raised about $2.4 million and spent about $2.2 million.
To put that in context, Utah’s other senator, Orrin Hatch, has $780,000 in his campaign account with no debt. From 2007 to 2012, he raised $11.5 million.....read...."