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Obama tickets come with a catch (six hours of volunteer work for campaign)
The Rocky Mountain News ^ | August 12, 2008 | Kevin Vaughan

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 ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: 2008; 2008dncconvention; democrats; election; electionpresident; elections; obama; tickets
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Isn't that indentured servitude?
1 posted on 08/12/2008 9:29:43 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wow, how very socialist of Obama and his ilk....totally unexpected (/sarc)


2 posted on 08/12/2008 9:31:22 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.

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uh oh, some one is finally seeing the light? Another un happy customer in the ranks of the RATS party


3 posted on 08/12/2008 9:33:52 PM PDT by claymax ("Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all." Alexander the Great)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Obama tickets come with a catch” —six weeks in the rice fields!


4 posted on 08/12/2008 9:33:58 PM PDT by ETL (Lots of REAL smoking-gun evidence on the ObamaRats at my Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It may be a ploy to keep conservatives out.


5 posted on 08/12/2008 9:34:09 PM PDT by Notasoccermom (.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ven Obama says
He’s going to change dis place
We heil (phbbt) heil (phbbt)
Right in Obama’s face

Not to love Obama
Is a great disgrace
So we heil (phbbt) heil (phbbt)
Right in Obama’s face!


6 posted on 08/12/2008 9:34:19 PM PDT by SlowBoat407 (ANWR would look great in pumps.)
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To: Notasoccermom

I imagine that is the primary goal.


7 posted on 08/12/2008 9:35:06 PM PDT by trumandogz ("He is erratic. He is hotheaded. He loses his temper and it worries me." Sen Cochran on McCain)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


8 posted on 08/12/2008 9:36:45 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (OMG, I lost my tag line.)
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To: ETL

And you have to give a Kidney to charity.


9 posted on 08/12/2008 9:38:00 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (OMG, I lost my tag line.)
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To: Kickass Conservative

I was wondering the same thing. How come we wont take the gloves off, but you see liberals do it every single time.


10 posted on 08/12/2008 9:38:54 PM PDT by claymax ("Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all." Alexander the Great)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Democrats work for a living

Bwahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!
Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.

11 posted on 08/12/2008 9:39:21 PM PDT by library user
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
A. I'd have thought many young would think a chance to work for Obambi would be "just dreamy."

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!

12 posted on 08/12/2008 9:41:00 PM PDT by the anti-liberal
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"It's not fair. It's elitist. And they need to practice what they're preaching," she added,

Have you tried "racist"?

13 posted on 08/12/2008 9:41:41 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Could Buttboy be running low on money?


14 posted on 08/12/2008 9:42:43 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of the Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet


"Barack Obama will require you to work. He is going to demand that you shed your cynicism... Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual."
-- Michelle Obama, Feb. 2008
15 posted on 08/12/2008 9:43:14 PM PDT by inkling
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
but they have been vague about how they would decide who got tickets.

It helps if you are a communist, nation of islam member, or a 60's radical.

16 posted on 08/12/2008 9:44:18 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Peace is not an option)
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Or manpower.../support


17 posted on 08/12/2008 9:45:17 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of the Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: inkling
Have you seen the antique image/poster of Hitler with the slogan or phrase similar to 'hope - change' (or something like that)?

I wish I had grabbed it when I saw it!

18 posted on 08/12/2008 9:46:50 PM PDT by the anti-liberal
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And when elected he’ll find a way to tax you on your volunteer labor.


19 posted on 08/12/2008 9:46:55 PM PDT by JohnLongIsland
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


20 posted on 08/12/2008 9:46:57 PM PDT by JLS
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Democrats work for a living...

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.

21 posted on 08/12/2008 9:48:54 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: library user
Democrats work for a living


22 posted on 08/12/2008 9:49:15 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of the Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: the anti-liberal

NOpe, haven’t seen that one — I’ll keep my eyes peeled!


23 posted on 08/12/2008 9:50:28 PM PDT by inkling
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Look at the comments section:

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.

24 posted on 08/12/2008 9:50:32 PM PDT by iowamark ("not smart enough to make it as a writer, not pretty enough to model or act")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


25 posted on 08/12/2008 9:50:40 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


26 posted on 08/12/2008 9:51:23 PM PDT by skr (I serve a risen Savior!)
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To: All

I get a mental picture of a Democrat as Maynard G Krebs exclaiming “WORK?!”


27 posted on 08/12/2008 9:51:31 PM PDT by Montanabound
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To: iowamark

Even the koolaide drinkers aren’t drinking.

Obama is in deep kimchee


28 posted on 08/12/2008 9:53:13 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of the Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Getting tickets THEN volunteering??

So it’s like getting Batman tickets then you have to VOLUNTEER to sweep the floor afterwards??!


29 posted on 08/12/2008 9:57:06 PM PDT by max americana
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To: the anti-liberal; All
This looks like a backdoor way to introduce young, eager Obamites to "community organizer" work

"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 Obama’s circle: The same old America-hating Left
http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=YThjYTU1ZDBjNmQ2YzcwNzU1MmYwN2JiMWY0ZGI0NDA=&w=MA==

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):
http://www.uic.edu/classes/las/las400/conferencealt.htm

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."
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/groupProfile.asp?grpid=6808

30 posted on 08/12/2008 9:57:54 PM PDT by ETL (Lots of REAL smoking-gun evidence on the ObamaRats at my Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl)
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To: skr

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


31 posted on 08/12/2008 10:01:16 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of the Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: inkling
In my search for it I found this:
"Hitler! The faith and hope of millions!" The rest announces the time, place, and speakers at a Nazi meeting.

32 posted on 08/12/2008 10:04:17 PM PDT by the anti-liberal
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To: the anti-liberal

33 posted on 08/12/2008 10:15:58 PM PDT by UCANSEE2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
From each according to his wealth, to each according to their ethnicity - Barack Hussein Obama from his book "Who is my Daddy?"
34 posted on 08/12/2008 10:16:59 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (A kid at McDonalds has more real-world work experience than Barack Hussein.)
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To: the anti-liberal

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.


35 posted on 08/12/2008 10:17:08 PM PDT by UCANSEE2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We can only hope Invesco will be sparsely populated. Ha!


36 posted on 08/12/2008 10:19:53 PM PDT by Brizick (Repeal the 17th Amendment)
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To: kingattax
You want to hear me talk
You gotta walk the walk.
Work my campaign,
You'll feel the pain
Of what you'll gain under my reign.
Check it out. Yo.
Check it out, uh, Sweetie.
Obama
Nation.
Obama
Nation.
Can we say
So
So
So-cial Force
Yes
We
Can !
Change !!
Yo.
37 posted on 08/12/2008 10:23:47 PM PDT by taraytarah (Did you check your tire pressure today?)
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To: Montanabound
You rang?


38 posted on 08/12/2008 10:24:59 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Democrats work for a living, “

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Great stuff. This is from The Onion, right?


39 posted on 08/12/2008 10:29:32 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (Peace Sucks. It means that somewhere there are terrorists that no one is shooting at.)
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To: holdonnow
PING to #24:

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. ...

40 posted on 08/12/2008 10:29:48 PM PDT by CedarDave (What do Obama and Osama have in common? Both have friends who bombed the Pentagon.)
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To: UCANSEE2

Yeah, I noticed that. Oh well - what to do?


41 posted on 08/12/2008 10:46:12 PM PDT by the anti-liberal
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dear Heather,

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......


42 posted on 08/12/2008 10:49:17 PM PDT by Enchante (If oil was botox then Nancy Pelosi would have us drilling everywhere!!! (hat tip, STARWISE))
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To: Notasoccermom
"It may be a ploy to keep conservatives out."

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

43 posted on 08/12/2008 11:08:32 PM PDT by cookcounty ("Yes we can't!!!" ---Gasbag Obama)
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To: mylife

“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


44 posted on 08/12/2008 11:17:18 PM PDT by mriguy67
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Aaaaah yeeees. The old mandatory volunteerism trick.


45 posted on 08/12/2008 11:30:53 PM PDT by fella (.He that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough." Pv.28:19')
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To: JohnLongIsland
"And when elected he’ll find a way to tax you on your volunteer labor."

After Commies have confiscated all property, there is only one thing left of value in the workers utopia.

yitbos

46 posted on 08/13/2008 1:33:44 AM PDT by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds." - Ayn Rand)
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To: fella
"The old mandatory volunteerism trick."

Already part of public school curriculum.

yitbos

47 posted on 08/13/2008 1:36:15 AM PDT by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds." - Ayn Rand)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Compulsory voluneteer work...I luv it!


48 posted on 08/13/2008 2:45:20 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner ("We must not forget that there is a war on and our troops are in the thick of it!"--Duncan Hunter)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
said Heather Kreider, a working mother from Centennial. "Democrats work for a living, and they have to work and take care of their families.

Note to Heather: Republicans work for a living too. They also provide for their families, without government assistance.

49 posted on 08/13/2008 4:33:06 AM PDT by Go Gordon
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


50 posted on 08/13/2008 8:47:34 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Black dogs and bacon bombs.)
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