Skip to comments.A Generous Gift Has Been Made In Your Name To Obama 2012 (The Campaign Has No Shame)
Posted on 06/24/2012 3:53:38 AM PDT by Kaslin
Theres desperation. Then theres the Obama-Biden re-election campaigns fundraising operation.
Remember that Seinfeld episode where George Costanza, because hes cheap and didnt want to buy co-workers anything for Christmas, gave everyone a card saying a gift had been made in their name to the Human Fund? The Human Fund didnt exist. George made it up because he was just that cheap.
But those I gave your gift to someone else charitable donations do exist. I get a few of them every year from people who shouldnt be giving me gifts in the first place. It never occurred to me to check and see if the charity actually exists.
Ive worked at a few non-profits, organizations whose existence is based upon the donations of others. I was in policy and thankfully never had to ask anyone for a donation, but I was in the room a lot when those asks happened. I could never, ever do it, but Im thankful people who can are out there.
So Im not unfamiliar with the concept of asking for donations. But those donations are never requested of people without jobs or who dont have the money to donate. The potential donors knew what was coming precisely because they could afford it.
Thats what makes the latest tactic from the Obama-Biden re-election campaign so weird.
The Obama event registry is something new in politics an ask that couples who are getting married forego gifts and money to help the president. And its not just limited to weddings. They want birthday and anniversary money, too.
The whole text of the ask would be a hilarious parody post if shameless reality hadnt beaten The Onion to it. Here it is:
Got a birthday, anniversary, or wedding coming up?
Let your friends know how important this election is to youregister with Obama 2012, and ask for a donation in lieu of a gift. Its a great way to support the President on your big day. Plus, its a gift that we can all appreciateand goes a lot further than a gravy bowl.
Setting up and sharing your registry page is easyso get started today. (link removed)
Take a second and reread that. Ill wait.
Can you believe a President of the United States, or even a candidate for dog catcher, would think that is a good idea?
Hey young couples just starting out, instead of creating a nest egg, saving for a down-payment for a house or simply paying for your wedding and reception, give your money to the President! Its the audacity of self-importance.
This tactlessness got me thinking what other sorts of asks could the Obama 2012 team come up with?
Do you have a terminal disease? Thats a tragedy, just as President Obama not winning a second term would be a tragedy. So as you get your affairs in order dont forget to add the campaign to your last will and testament. Your family can have your furniture; we just want your cash. If you can survive long enough to sell the furniture, thatd be peachy. Cash is king, you know.
The campaign probably will find a more subtle way to make that ask. But a slogan is needed for this latest shamelessness:
Help me fight corporate greed by giving me your kids birthday money!
Honeymoons are for suckers!
Since were all in the same boat, why not make it the Titanic?
President Obama already screwed your kids future, so why not let him screw their present too?
You can keep the money from your second marriage. Obama needs your cash now!
Seriously, if the concept of this appeals to you at all you should just send in all your money because youll probably just end up spending it all on meth.
Jokes aside, this ploy just shows the desperation of the Obama campaign. The cash squeeze has begun. There are only so many vapid movie stars they can lure to their $40,000-per-plate dinners. New cash cows must be found to milk.
Mitt Romney is now raising more money than President Obama. Thats not just a sign of his failure on the economy, its an indication his former big donors have lost faith in his ability to govern effectively. One can hide incompetence only so long.
That the campaign would think this would work and not be a public-relations disaster shows how out of touch it is. Or how much staffers have bought into the Obama cult of personality.
Whatever the case, theres no reason to think this venture wont be as big a disaster as the presidents term has been for the economy. But if you want to balance things out, my birthday was Friday. In lieu of contributing to President Obamas campaign, send cash to me. Thanks in advance.
Millions of toasters to the WH!!!!
lol perfect idea.
How about crack pipes?
Remember soupy sales asked all the little kiddies to send him money from mommy and daddy’s wallet and pocketbook? Would not be surprised to hear school teachers in urban areas asking children to empty thier piggybanks for Obama. Just look at the majestic office of the leader of the free world has become all at the hands of one man.
don’t send the receipt. They will return it. They are desperate.
It might make a good practical joke for a buck.
will obits have “In lieu of flowers please donate to President Obama” After all there is a bonanza in money there. See Chicago as a good example.
I know you will be... very pleased!
It would not surprise me either. I hope though when they send notes home to the parents most of the parents are smart enough and tell the teachers what they think of her ideas
For you that have Liberal Kids or Liberal Friends, do this for their Birthdays etc!!! It certainly will teach them a lesson!!(of course don’t send the money).
I can see it now. With the regimes control of the airwaves and PBS, Big Bird having a lesson on identifying a check from mommy's and daddy's checkbook and how to send it in...
That is kinda “ weird”........wonder if they’ve tapped a “funding source” that boots out contributions at an average price of such gifts...that they need “cover” for?
It seems my tin foil hat might have a leak......
What a wonderful idea. Except I think I’ll send my donations in someone else’s name to my favorite cat charity. Money spent to help cats is never wasted!
Before OblahMao can spread your wealth he has to collect it first. Donate your fair share so he can remain president who will tax the rich 1%ers and return it to the 99%ers. Do your patriotic duty and donate to your celebrity-n-chief. Yes you can.
Oh I would have done this if it had been around when my nephew got married. I remember how pissed off I was at the reception when the brides family went on about how they were all “ proud Democrats”. Would have loved to see their face when they opened the envelope and saw “a donation has been made”.... Instead of a nice pile of Ben Franklins....
It'll save me a lot of money, and probably piss them off.
Millions of folks should send him a check for One dollar and post date it to Nov 7, 2012.
One and done as symbolic.
Another idea is just mail in a few pennies with a note ‘thanks for the change you left me but keep it all for yourself’.
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