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what about funerals, instead of flowers a donation to the obama campaign...............

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I guess he could have invited a bunch of billionaires out to a posh retreat in Utah instead...

It takes money to run these campaigns. That's as plain and simple as one can put it. Is some fundraising 'creativity' better/more tasteful than others? Probably, but at the end of the day, it's all still shaking the tin cup.

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I fail to see how one has anything to do w/ the other. Obama has charity drives w/ starlets and titans in the world of entertainment and fashion, so Mitt is suppose to do what, exactly ?

But this, the invasion of individuals at a personal level, to what amount to major moments in our lives, by a political campaign ... it so comes off as completely 1984, and totalitarian. I know the Left loved teaching kiddies to sing the praises of our dear Leader, but it appears that's not enough. Make him part of your wedding, your graduation, your baby shower... this is far more than' creative' fund raising. Its' very disturbing.

Even the Lefties on other boards, who have seen this , are disgusted.

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I guess he could have invited a bunch of billionaires out to a posh retreat in Utah instead...

It takes money to run these campaigns. That's as plain and simple as one can put it. Is some fundraising 'creativity' better/more tasteful than others? Probably, but at the end of the day, it's all still shaking the tin cup.

Yeah, ask young couples to forego one of the biggest days of their lives to fund his political ambitions. That's much better. It was crass, tacky, pompous and you know it.

Of course, Mr. Common Man has his own network of fat cat donors to suck up to also, which explains why he was too busy to soil his hands with a doomed and idiotic recall effort in Wisconsin. He had a $40,000 a plate fundraiser to attend. He's "got a lot of responsibilities" as President, you know...such as holding nine fundraisers in the days before the recall election.

Don't kid yourself. Your candidate is no knight in shining armor here.

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I guess he could have invited a bunch of billionaires out to a posh retreat in Utah instead...

It takes money to run these campaigns. That's as plain and simple as one can put it. Is some fundraising 'creativity' better/more tasteful than others? Probably, but at the end of the day, it's all still shaking the tin cup.

If you can't see this as ridiculously pompous, then you're a bigger homer than I had you pegged as.

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Yeah, ask young couples to forego one of the biggest days of their lives to fund his political ambitions. That's much better. It was crass, tacky, pompous and you know it.

It is just asking for donations, not to forego your wedding.

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Wait, you're right. It asked them to forgo wedding gifts in lieu of donations to The One's political ambitions. Whew, for a second there I thought we had a narcissist in office.

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A politician asking for donations, offering a way for you to ask for donations instead of gifts.

Wow... Excuse me while I don't get outraged.

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A politician asking for donations, offering a way for you to ask for donations instead of gifts.

Wow... Excuse me while I don't get outraged.

Just to point out the obvious, I didn't notice any outrage from anyone else.

What I did notice was ( a ) some people were mystified at the brazen over the top narcissism from the Obama campaign and ( b ) some people acting as if this is nothing unusual.

Politicians beg and ask for money all the time, nothing new there. But this is out there

I read this with a mixture of several impressions........not the least of which is revulsion. But disbelief and mirth are in there, too. I doubt very much I would want to know someone who was actually so warped that this appeal worked on them. I certainly don’t want a person as president who would allow it to be made. Oh, yah…embarrassment is another impression right up at the top.

But just to top it off, the secret service rounded up all the knives and forks from a luncheon Friday. http://www.politico.com/politico44/2012/06/forkless-friday-at-obama-event-127056.html

Can't have those Latino's with any sharp tools in their hands. Or were they afraid the Latino's would steal the silverware? Either way it's racist.

I hear that next week they are planning a yard sale of all that useless old stuff in the White House, along with the silverware they took from the Latino's.

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A politician asking for donations, offering a way for you to ask for donations instead of gifts.Wow... Excuse me while I don't get outraged.

Who's outraged? We're just pointing out the narcissism of asking a newly wedded couple to forgo wedding presents so their guests can donate to his campaign.

Maybe next he can give people a way to donate to his campaign in lieu of giving your kids presents for their birthdays. Wheeeee!

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Hey, I've got it! Donate to the Obama campaign in lieu of donations to charity! I mean, we've got to get the oceans to slow their rise and heal our planet.

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We just said no one is outraged. Is outrage the only reason someone might point out an oddity or an example of someone being full of themselves?

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I'm just amazed you clowns have devoted almost two pages to this

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I'm just amazed you clowns have devoted almost two pages to this

Most of it's just going back and forth with Aufan59 over who's outraged. But thanks for your typical non-contribution to the forums.

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A Generous Gift Has Been Made In Your Name To Obama 2012

Derek Hunter

There’s desperation. Then there’s the Obama-Biden re-election campaign’s fundraising operation.

Remember that Seinfeld episode where George Costanza, because he’s cheap and didn’t 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 didn’t 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 shouldn’t be giving me gifts in the first place. It never occurred to me to check and see if the charity actually exists.

I’ve 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 I’m thankful people who can are out there.

So I’m not unfamiliar with the concept of asking for donations. But those donations are never requested of people without jobs or who don’t have the money to donate. The potential donors knew what was coming precisely because they could afford it.

That’s 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 it’s 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 hadn’t 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 you—register with Obama 2012, and ask for a donation in lieu of a gift. It’s a great way to support the President on your big day. Plus, it’s a gift that we can all appreciate—and goes a lot further than a gravy bowl.

Setting up and sharing your registry page is easy—so get started today. (link removed)

Take a second and reread that. I’ll 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!” It’s 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? That’s a tragedy, just as President Obama not winning a second term would be a tragedy. So as you get your affairs in order don’t 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, that’d 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 kid’s birthday money!”

“Honeymoons are for suckers!”

“Since we’re all in the same boat, why not make it the Titanic?”

“President Obama already screwed your kid’s 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 you’ll 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. That’s not just a sign of his failure on the economy, it’s 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.” (Or both)

Whatever the case, there’s no reason to think this venture won’t be as big a disaster as the president’s term has been for the economy. But if you want to balance things out, my birthday was Friday. In lieu of contributing to President Obama’s campaign, send cash to me. Thanks in advance.

http://townhall.com/columnists/derekhunter/2012/06/24/a_generous_gift_has_been_made_in_your_name_to_obama_2012

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