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Oh no, not Bo, says critic of Obama fundraising trick
Washington Examiner ^ | 4/16/12 | Paul Bedard

Posted on 04/16/2012 2:46:54 PM PDT by Nachum

Now even Bo, the nation’s first pup, is being used to raise money for his the reelection campaign of his owner, President Obama. Cute for sure, but not everybody’s wagging their tail over what is the first use of a presidential pet to raise campaign cash.

On the Obama-Biden campaign website, Bo is featured because it is the third anniversary of his adoption. “It’s a promise Barack made to his daughters--that if he won the election in November 2008, he would buy them their long-awaited puppy. On April 14, 2009, Barack followed through on his promise to Malia and Sasha--the Obamas welcomed Bo into their home,” says the campaign of the Portuguese water dog.

“Now, he’s got three years under his collar as the first dog. This April, wish Bo Obama a happy anniversary as a member of the first family,” adds the campaign website in a posting headlined, “Throw Bo A Bone On His Anniversary.” Of course, that “bone” would be a campaign contribution, starting at $10.

“The first dog is wagging his tail in anticipation of four more years,” says the campaign.

Maybe so, but some think the use of the first pet to raise money is tacky. “That’s very crass,” says Claire McLean of the Presidential Pet Museum. “That’s like raffling the dog or auctioning the pet,” she adds. “It’s not presidential to do that.”

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bo; fundraising; obama; trick
He really is morphing into Nixon
1 posted on 04/16/2012 2:47:07 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

How I long to see him walking on the beach, alone....


2 posted on 04/16/2012 2:48:33 PM PDT by RetroSexual
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To: Nachum

They have always been using that dog for props.


3 posted on 04/16/2012 2:51:52 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Nachum

Very tacky.

Nixon was a brilliant and talented man.


4 posted on 04/16/2012 2:52:26 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


5 posted on 04/16/2012 2:53:04 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: ColdOne

““The first dog is wagging his tail in anticipation of four more years,” says the campaign. “

Bo was wagging his tail because he can finally move away to a real home in the suburbs next year.


6 posted on 04/16/2012 2:55:43 PM PDT by max americana
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To: Nachum

“It’s a promise Barack made to his daughters - ...”

Well then, that’s the ONLY promise he’s ever kept.


7 posted on 04/16/2012 3:01:37 PM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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To: Nachum

I bet they give Bo away when they leave office


8 posted on 04/16/2012 3:12:15 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Nachum

Poor Bo probably wishes he was Barney..That dog had celebrity status, and personality.


9 posted on 04/16/2012 3:17:48 PM PDT by sockmonkey
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To: carriage_hill

Actually he did NOT keep this promise. The promise was to rescue a dog. He never did this. This dog was given to him by Ted Kennedy. I hardly consider that, rescuing a dog.


10 posted on 04/16/2012 3:31:24 PM PDT by castlegreyskull
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To: castlegreyskull

That makes perfect sense; 0bummer’s still batting ZERO.


11 posted on 04/16/2012 3:44:31 PM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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12 posted on 04/16/2012 3:45:19 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: Nachum

Wow what about his promise to us to cut the deficit in half if elected.


13 posted on 04/16/2012 3:56:38 PM PDT by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: Nachum

That dog's gonna have to start earnin'

14 posted on 04/16/2012 3:58:35 PM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: max americana
Bo is wagging his tail because.....

HE'S GOTTA GO !!!!

15 posted on 04/16/2012 3:59:45 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Nachum
I'm not savvy in some of this stuff...Other than the “enemy” list...how is the dog a sign he's like Nixon? I learn so much from this place...if you have time, pls explain to some of us that don't get it.
16 posted on 04/16/2012 4:32:06 PM PDT by Pigsley
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To: sockmonkey
Barney..That dog had celebrity status, and personality.

I loved the Christmas videos from the white house featuring Barney.........

17 posted on 04/16/2012 4:40:35 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Would I like to be young again? No, I worked too hard to get here, I don't want to do it again)
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To: Hot Tabasco
I loved the Christmas videos from the white house featuring Barney.

I'd like to see one of those Big Bill Boards with a Picture of Barney that says, "Miss Me, Yet?"
Poor Bo, he thought he was a dog, but now he's a Cash Cow..

18 posted on 04/16/2012 8:12:43 PM PDT by sockmonkey
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To: Nachum

Heresy! CRUCIFY him! Crucify the Obamassiah!

According to Libs, people do NOT “own” animals; can’t even call them that demeaning term, “pets”: they are “caretakers of non-human companions”.

And now, Obamassiah is forcing Bo into involuntary servitude for his own enrichment: the very definition of SLAVE MASTER!


19 posted on 04/16/2012 9:37:49 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: carriage_hill

I might add, that him not “rescuing” and getting Bo instead may have been the first campaign promise out of the 20 billion he made, which he broke without even blinking. That could be another post for another time, what is the order or first campaign promise he actually broke.


20 posted on 04/17/2012 7:09:03 PM PDT by castlegreyskull
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To: castlegreyskull

Sounds like it’s going to be a very l-o-n-g list of broken promises. Are you sure FR has enough server space for it? LOL.


21 posted on 04/18/2012 1:47:12 AM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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