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Obama wedding registry fund-raising strategy not a hit with brides (a total flop)
New York Post ^ | July 16, 2012 | Chuck Bennett and Gerry Shields

Posted on 07/16/2012 7:03:40 AM PDT by Zakeet

President Obama’s bizarre marriage-theme fund-raising scheme — where he asks couples to request campaign donations from their guests in lieu of wedding gifts — has been a total flop.

The desperate initiative, dubbed “the Event Registry,” is being mocked by event planners and couples — and shows how desperate the Obama campaign is to keep up with GOP contender Mitt Romney’s fund-raising.

Campaign officials launched the initiative in late June, the same month Obama raised just $71 million compared to Romney’s $100 million.

So far, “the Event Registry” has been all but ignored on social-media sites — even though Facebook, Twitter and other networks have been a strong suit for the Obama campaign.


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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012election; bho2012; blunders; campaign; dncstrategy; fundraising; registry

Who could of known that you Freepers, among many others, would be so stingy?

1 posted on 07/16/2012 7:03:47 AM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

2 posted on 07/16/2012 7:08:36 AM PDT by sunny48
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To: Zakeet
For a 5 buck donation, Carney will guess your weight or age!


3 posted on 07/16/2012 7:11:22 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: Zakeet

Dear Obamadork,

I am willing to contribute.

Just reroute my sewer lines to the White House (of felons) and (I promise to make hourly donations),


4 posted on 07/16/2012 7:14:01 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Zakeet

What happens when a bungh of youngsters are given the keys. Remember the seal “Office of the President-elect’?, then Fight the Smears and of course, Attack Waaatch? THe bridal registry is just the latest disaster for them. I say, let them waste their money on such crap.

Deparate idiots.


5 posted on 07/16/2012 7:17:17 AM PDT by SueRae (See it? Hell, I can TASTE November from my house!)
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To: Zakeet

Any FReepers still trying to decide what wedding gift to get Barney Frank? How about sending him a card stating that ‘In lieu of a gift, a donation has been made in your name to the Romney Campaign.”


6 posted on 07/16/2012 7:28:38 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: Zakeet

Insider Information Alert....

In light of the success of Register with Obama 2012 a new campaign will begin immediately.

Instead of Burying your recently deceased loved one, donate the body to the Obama Campaign so the organs can be harvested for sale to Third world nations, and the gold in the teeth can be converted to much needed campaign cash.

After the body has been respectfully processed for money by our team the donor will be allowed to reclaim remaining parts of the corps(sic).

Note...You must provide your own quart size zip lock bag or Tupperware container.


7 posted on 07/16/2012 7:29:52 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Zakeet
Does this steal-your-wedding-gift thingy open people's eyes? Finally? Any liberal out there finally wake up? Hello?


8 posted on 07/16/2012 7:32:16 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: sportutegrl
Any FReepers still trying to decide what wedding gift to get Barney Frank? How about sending him a card stating that ‘In lieu of a gift, a donation has been made in your name to the Romney Campaign.”

You are an utter genius.

9 posted on 07/16/2012 7:35:31 AM PDT by MissNomer
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To: Zakeet

Hey, Obama, there can only be ONE prima donna bridezilla per wedding....


10 posted on 07/16/2012 7:36:05 AM PDT by Thorliveshere
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To: Zakeet
When I first heard of this very odd request/invitation for brides-to-be to use their wedding registry as a fund raiser for Obama, I just assumed the message was an overt reminder to the gay community that he gave them their long sought same sex marriage deal and they should now pay up. Maybe the best place to check for results would be the registries associated with the gay/lesbian nuptials.
11 posted on 07/16/2012 7:41:23 AM PDT by mountainfolk ( God bless America)
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To: F15Eagle

12 posted on 07/16/2012 7:46:33 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Zakeet

When I first saw this atrocity appear, I called it to The Bride’s attention. In a spontaneous moment, we flipped off the monitor together.


13 posted on 07/16/2012 7:49:25 AM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: Zakeet

of course it flopped. it was spectacularly self centered. it is the equivalent of “give me your wedding present!”

only the well and truly hypnotized would fall for this one.


14 posted on 07/16/2012 7:50:18 AM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: Zakeet

15 posted on 07/16/2012 7:51:26 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: sunny48

ha ha ha ha!

I SWEAR, if I personally knew a liberal couple of Obamatrons who were about to tie the knot, I would send them a card with a receipt indicating I had donated to the Obama campaign in their honor, just to see their reaction.

However, I would not REALLY give one thin dime to the O campaign and would probably give the couple a REAL gift on their wedding day, (depending on how nasty I was treated for the Obama donation.)


16 posted on 07/16/2012 7:52:14 AM PDT by a real Sheila (Hypocrisy, thy name is Leftist.)
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To: Zakeet

Obama’s Super-PAC Advantage
So far, Obama’s super PAC is outspending all super-PAC efforts opposing him combined.

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/304754/obama-s-super-pac-advantage-jim-geraghty


17 posted on 07/16/2012 7:53:03 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: Zakeet

WSJ: Unions contribute four times what FEC disclosures show

http://hotair.com/archives/2012/07/10/wsj-unions-contribute-four-times-what-fec-disclosures-show/


18 posted on 07/16/2012 7:54:17 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

19 posted on 07/16/2012 7:56:42 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: a real Sheila

Give them a Bible and “The Case for Faith” on dvd.


20 posted on 07/16/2012 7:58:39 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Zakeet

As of July 2nd, the Obama campaign and affiliates has raised $471,400,000. The Romney campaign comes in at $264,223,126. Yet if major labor union promises are fulfilled, President Obama will be the main beneficiary of the more than $400 million labor leaders have promised to spend electing Democrats in 2012.

If only 15 percent of that money is directed towards Obama’s campaign, that pushes his above total over $530 million, giving him a 2-1 spending edge over Romney. Thus, President Obama’s lament that he cannot win if he is being “outspent” is revealed to be utterly disingenuous.

http://frontpagemag.com/2012/arnold-ahlert/obamas-campaign-spending-deficit-lies/


21 posted on 07/16/2012 7:59:46 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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22 posted on 07/16/2012 8:05:52 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: rawcatslyentist
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23 posted on 07/16/2012 8:08:50 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: listenhillary

He’s running that “Romney Bain Outsourced Jobs” lying ad of his all weekend on cable. I think I even saw it during yesterday’s NASCAR race on TNT.


24 posted on 07/16/2012 8:14:33 AM PDT by Right Cal Gal (Ronald Reagan: "our liberal friends....know so much that isn't so...")
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To: Zakeet

id be curious to find out how many people were stupid enough to contribute


25 posted on 07/16/2012 8:30:36 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: sunny48
If one needed any more proof that it is "all about me" for this Narcissist in Chief, this is it.

Make your wedding, the most special day of your life about this South side Chicago thug masquerading as an intellectual and pretending to care.

50% of our populace is brain dead--drowned in the years of brain washing by govt. schools and media. If they had two brain cells to rub together, they would see thru the lies and blue smoke.

vaudine

26 posted on 07/16/2012 8:37:17 AM PDT by vaudine
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To: musicman
and of course we mustn't forget to use the blood bank to transfer cash-for-blood payments to bammy's campaign.

Give Blood For Bammy's Campaign.

27 posted on 07/16/2012 8:39:53 AM PDT by Eastbound (3-7-77)
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To: Zakeet

Professional moochers seeking the next handout. The communities of illiterates he organized will undoubtedly send him more.


28 posted on 07/16/2012 8:45:43 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: Old Sarge

Heh heh heh....
Good to see you, Sarge!


29 posted on 07/16/2012 9:02:25 AM PDT by Silentgypsy (If you love your freedom, thank a vet.)
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To: JohnBrowdie

My daughter and son-in-law are going to a Kennedy wedding next month. I guarantee you the guests are not going to give their gifts to Obama.


30 posted on 07/16/2012 9:24:02 AM PDT by surrey
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To: Zakeet

Since that didn’t work, they’re switching to funerals.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/chicagotribune/#&lid=Death%20Notices&lpos=Sub

“In lieu of flowers, memorials in his memory to The Obama for America Campaign, www.barackobama.com”

(This was the Jewish guy who died at Baraqqi headquarters in Chicago)


31 posted on 07/16/2012 9:28:45 AM PDT by nascarnation
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