Skip to comments.Obama tickets come with a catch (six hours of volunteer work for campaign)
Posted on 08/12/2008 9:29:42 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Some of those hoping to wrangle a seat for Barack Obama's speech were told this week they have to put in six hours of volunteer work for his campaign by Friday to have a shot at a ticket.
And that ruffled at least a few feathers.
"My whole reason why I'm so mad about it is because Democrats need to act like Democrats," said Heather Kreider, a working mother from Centennial.
"Democrats work for a living, and they have to work and take care of their families. And they say these are open to those in the community, so they shouldn't ask people to drop everything in their lives for this," Kreider said Tuesday.
"It's not fair. It's elitist. And they need to practice what they're preaching," she added,
Doing the volunteer work only makes someone eligible for a ticket and doesn't guarantee one, according to the phone message from the campaign.
Obama's decision to move the last night of the Democratic National Convention to Invesco Field at Mile High, where he will speak to a crowd of more than 75,000, sparked a frenzy for tickets.
Campaign organizers pledged that more than half those in the stadium would be Coloradans, but they have been vague about how they would decide who got tickets.
(Excerpt) Read more at rockymountainnews.com ...
Wow, how very socialist of Obama and his ilk....totally unexpected (/sarc)
My whole reason why I’m so mad about it is because Democrats need to act like Democrats,” said Heather Kreider, a working mother from Centennial.
uh oh, some one is finally seeing the light? Another un happy customer in the ranks of the RATS party
“Obama tickets come with a catch” —six weeks in the rice fields!
It may be a ploy to keep conservatives out.
Ven Obama says
Hes going to change dis place
We heil (phbbt) heil (phbbt)
Right in Obamas face
Not to love Obama
Is a great disgrace
So we heil (phbbt) heil (phbbt)
Right in Obamas face!
I imagine that is the primary goal.
No, Indentured Servitude is the Democrat Party Platform.
I hope that McCain uses the words “Indentured Servitude” and “Socialist” in the debates. He should, but he won’t.
And you have to give a Kidney to charity.
I was wondering the same thing. How come we wont take the gloves off, but you see liberals do it every single time.
B. This looks like a backdoor way to introduce young, eager Obamites to "community organizer" work - ie, socialism. Get 'em prepped for Obama's Youth camps and ready for Obama's "civilian army."
Why, these folk ought to feel honored!
Have you tried "racist"?
Could Buttboy be running low on money?
It helps if you are a communist, nation of islam member, or a 60's radical.
I wish I had grabbed it when I saw it!
And when elected he’ll find a way to tax you on your volunteer labor.
It is not volunteer work. So:
1. Unless the tickets are worth $32 or so it is a minimum wage violation.
2. Obama’s campaign needs to send in federal income taxxes for these in kind wages.
3. Obama’s campaign also needs to send in both parts of the FICA for each employee compensated by inkind tickets.
4. Obama’s campaign probably has state of CO tax obligations too.
ROFLMAO!! That's the funniest thing I've ever heard. What they do at the welfare office, DMV, post office and community outreach programs can hardly be called "work." Besides, most Dems seem to find it easy to take time off on any Monday to Friday to protest things.
NOpe, haven’t seen that one — I’ll keep my eyes peeled!
This is no rumor. I got two series of phone calls yesterday asking me to volunteer - for 1 ticket (I asked for 2) I was told I would need to knock on at least 40 doors in my neighborhood before Saturday (I outright refused). Then, call #2, I was given a login for a site to do cold calling. My "goal" is 250 calls before Saturday for a "maybe" shot at tickets. This makes me angry because A) I have been an Obama supporter for over a year now, INCLUDING offering my financial support and B) I canvassed neighborhoods earlier this year. I have two small kids at home and they are asking me to do this with less than five days notice. It's absurd. If this is a first come, first serve situation (as I heard it was supposed to be) then tell the 30,000 Coloradans who registered for the tickets FIRST that they have them, and let the rest of us move on with our lives. Really upsetting.
This article is hilarious. Most people in the article are saying point blank they will not work ... that it is “blackmail”.
In order not to have massive numbers of empty seats I’ll bet Obama “sees the light” and “does the right thing”. He’ll change his mind to have a full audience and happy voters.
Wow, what a power trip for Obama to know that people will run around doing good deeds in his name, just for a chance at some tickets to hear him speak. Which they can do without extra cost on their televisions. Sounds as though some of his fans may be rethinking his awesomeness.
I get a mental picture of a Democrat as Maynard G Krebs exclaiming “WORK?!”
Even the koolaide drinkers aren’t drinking.
Obama is in deep kimchee
Getting tickets THEN volunteering??
So it’s like getting Batman tickets then you have to VOLUNTEER to sweep the floor afterwards??!
"It was at the Chicago home of [Bill] Ayers and [Bernardine] Dohrn that Obama, then an up-and-coming 'community organizer,' had his political coming out party in 1995. Not content with this rite of passage in Lefty World where unrepentant terrorists are regarded as progressive luminaries, still working 'only to educate' both Obamas tended to the relationship with the Ayers."
Article: The Company He Keeps:
Meet Obamas circle: The same old America-hating Left
The Center for Public Intellectuals & The University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC)
April 19th-20th, 2002, Conference
[Participants include: William/Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn, Sen Barack Obama]
April 19th-20th, 2002
Chicago Illini Union
828 S. Wolcott
This conference is part of the Center's mission of helping to create a more engaged civil society, working towards social change, fostering coalitions between theorists and activists, and combating anti-intellectualism in contemporary culture. It will be both a celebration of ideas and a rigorous examination of the roles and responsibilities that intellectuals play in society.
I. Why Do Ideas Matter? (a keynote panel)
We introduce the meta theme of the conference by hearing success stories from diverse voices discussing their experiences intervening intellectually.
Timuel Black, Chicago activist; Prof. Emeritus, City Colleges of Chicago
Lonnie Bunch, President, Chicago Historical Society
Bernardine Dohrn, Northwestern University Law School, Children and Family Justice Center
Gerald Graff, UIC, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Richard Rorty, Stanford University, Philosophy
III. Lunch and Public Encounters
Alternative breakout tours led by Chicago activists. Tours of Bronzeville and other communities, and visits to organizations that are working on partnering theorists with activists.
IV. Intellectuals in Times of Crisis
Experiences and applications of intellectual work in urgent situations.
William Ayers, UIC, College of Education; author of Fugitive Days
Douglass Cassel, Northwestern University, Center for International Human Rights
Cathy Cohen, University of Chicago, Political Science
Salim Muwakkil, Chicago Tribune; In These Times
Barack Obama, Illinois State Senator
Barbara Ransby, UIC, African-American Studies (moderator)
The Center for Public Intellectuals
University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC):
From David Horowitz's FrontPageMag.com/DiscoverTheNetworks.org:
"FBI files from 1976, recently made public under the Freedom of Information Act, confirm the connections between Weatherman, Havana, and Moscow. Weatherman leaders like Mark Rudd traveled illegally to Havana in 1968 to engage in terrorist training. There, camps set up by Soviet KGB Colonel Vadim Kotchergine were educating Westerners both in Marxist philosophy and urban warfare."
Here is the rub, that even the dems get but wont admit.
Gov is supposed to work for us not visa versa.
It chaps them.
They expect that to mean lavish socialism.
All Repubs want is for the govt run interference while we work for ourselves
"Hitler! The faith and hope of millions!" The rest announces the time, place, and speakers at a Nazi meeting.
Yours wouldn’t display until I posted mine (meaning it was in my cache then).
So, I don’t know if others are seeing it.
We can only hope Invesco will be sparsely populated. Ha!
“Democrats work for a living, “
Great stuff. This is from The Onion, right?
This is no rumor. I got two series of phone calls yesterday asking me to volunteer - for 1 ticket (I asked for 2) I was told I would need to knock on at least 40 doors in my neighborhood before Saturday (I outright refused). Then, call #2, I was given a login for a site to do cold calling. My "goal" is 250 calls before Saturday for a "maybe" shot at tickets. This makes me angry because A) I have been an Obama supporter for over a year now, INCLUDING offering my financial support and B) I canvassed neighborhoods earlier this year. ...
Yeah, I noticed that. Oh well - what to do?
I am quite sure that this is how “Democrats act like Democrats” — what’s wrong, were you born yesterday?
I’m only surprised they don’t make you sign a blood oath and give up your first-born to the Obamessiah......
But it may backfire. The trust-baby anarchists have plenty of time to volunteer, since they never actually work. I'd really enjoy seeing a couple thousand of THEM show up.
Trust-baby tickets, LOL
“Democrats work for a living, and they have to work and take care of their families”
Um I thought the a large portion of the democratic party were unemployed, in jail, on strike, having extra babies for the welfare money, or victims of some sort or corporate policy
In todays politics, which political party is most represented by the following statement-—
Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country
Aaaaah yeeees. The old mandatory volunteerism trick.
After Commies have confiscated all property, there is only one thing left of value in the workers utopia.
Already part of public school curriculum.
Compulsory voluneteer work...I luv it!
Note to Heather: Republicans work for a living too. They also provide for their families, without government assistance.
This is a projective glimpse into the future of an Obama Presidency.
Want a government insured school loan? You have to agree to volunteer X amount of hours.
Want an FHA mortgage? Volunteer time required.
SBA loan? Get in line and volunteer.
Medicare, Gov. health care? Get in line and volunteer.
Applying for a Federal grant of any sort? Volunteer requirement.
Living on Welfare and Food Stamps? Do nothing, just Kick back and watch all the others volunteering.