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Rolling Stone: Obama Solicits Designers to Work - Unpaid - on ... Jobs Poster!
RollingStone ^ | 10-19-11 | Tim Dickinson

Posted on 10/19/2011 11:53:39 AM PDT by tcrlaf

The Obama campaign has more than $60 million cash on hand. In an economy this bad, you'd think a presidential campaign that flush would be happy to pay good money for a talented designer to create a campaign poster.

But the folks at Obama campaign have taken a page from the Arianna Huffington book of economic exploitation and called on "artists across the country" to create a poster ... for free.

And here's the kicker. It's a jobs poster. "All submissions will become the property of Obama for America," according to the fine print.

Yes, the Obama campaign is soliciting unpaid labor to create a poster "illustrating why we support President Obama's plan to create jobs now, and why we'll re-elect him to continue fighting for jobs for the next four years."

If you win? You get: A framed copy of your own poster, signed by the president ("approximate retail value $195").

And if you don't win? Well, that's too bad. You've not only lost the contest, you've also surrendered your intellectual property.

(Excerpt) Read more at rollingstone.com ...


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KEYWORDS: campaign; free; obama; posters
Several submissions are ALREADY up on the website. Libs really are like sheep WANTING to be led to slaughter, aren't they!
1 posted on 10/19/2011 11:53:50 AM PDT by tcrlaf
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To: tcrlaf
Of course it's volunteer work. They will simply re-use the work of others.


2 posted on 10/19/2011 11:56:38 AM PDT by Obadiah (I am an official program sponsor of The Mitt Busters.)
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To: tcrlaf

Sixty million dollars? Is that all his campaign has? What happened to the billion?


3 posted on 10/19/2011 11:59:18 AM PDT by meatloaf (It's time to push back against out of control government.)
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4 posted on 10/19/2011 11:59:28 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: tcrlaf

The entitlement mentality is a disease.


5 posted on 10/19/2011 12:00:07 PM PDT by Spok
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6 posted on 10/19/2011 12:00:50 PM PDT by Fred (no job no house no gas no food no problem Obama 2012)
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To: tcrlaf
Obama is one of those "greedy rich" holding on to his money. He won't spend it to create jobs.
7 posted on 10/19/2011 12:03:12 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: tcrlaf

I’d come up with something for him if I were getting paid for it.

I’m a capitalist and it proves that capitalism is a non ideological and non racist economic system.


8 posted on 10/19/2011 12:03:21 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: meatloaf
Sixty million dollars? Is that all his campaign has? What happened to the billion?

It's not even primary season yet. The big money will flow to Obama after the republican nominee is known and he knows where to concentrate his fire. I do not doubt that Obama will eventually have that billion at his disposal.

9 posted on 10/19/2011 12:04:33 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Of course Obama loves his country but Herman Cain loves mine.)
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To: Obadiah

Well done!

Have you submitted it, or is that copyrighted by CPUSA?


10 posted on 10/19/2011 12:08:46 PM PDT by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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11 posted on 10/19/2011 12:08:56 PM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: tcrlaf

There is no “I” in “The People”.

Now pay your taxes - your government is broke.


12 posted on 10/19/2011 12:10:25 PM PDT by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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There is no “I” in “The People”.

Ain't no "We" either.

13 posted on 10/19/2011 12:12:25 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: tcrlaf
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14 posted on 10/19/2011 12:12:41 PM PDT by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: Fred

Obama Campaign Slogan for 2012

http://twitpic.com/72pyo6


15 posted on 10/19/2011 12:13:12 PM PDT by Fred (no job no house no gas no food no problem Obama 2012)
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To: tcrlaf

This is rich. So is the Stone repudiating the ‘forgive all debts’ OWS crowd? Have they inveighed against Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ [there’s no money]? Obama is the incarnation of their ideals, and they dare criticize him? Stupid is....


16 posted on 10/19/2011 12:15:03 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: Obadiah

How embarassing that people still support this moron.


17 posted on 10/19/2011 12:26:58 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: dfwgator
Ain't no "We" either.

Sorry - I can only accept answers in the form of mind numbed chants (a la Occupy Wall Street Protesters). :D
18 posted on 10/19/2011 12:35:21 PM PDT by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

I’d hit it....

With a 2x4


19 posted on 10/19/2011 12:41:45 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (I am a Cainiac)
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To: All

Does anyone know how much, if any, of that money Obama gets to keep after the election?


20 posted on 10/19/2011 1:00:53 PM PDT by MCF
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To: MCF
I think he is limited to $100 a month for cigarettes while in prison...
21 posted on 10/19/2011 1:05:13 PM PDT by rolling_stone
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To: tcrlaf

“But the folks at Obama campaign have taken a page from the Arianna Huffington book of economic exploitation and called on ‘artists across the country’ to create a poster ... for free.”

I will look for almost any excuse to bash Obama, but this isn’t “exploitation,” is it? There’s nothing wrong with asking people to volunteer. Happens all the time in political campaigns, whether or not the candidate has a war chest. I’m sure these people knew what they were getting into, just like the bitter Huffpo hacks.


22 posted on 10/19/2011 1:47:19 PM PDT by Tublecane
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