This last week, I have heard a lot out of the Obama Campaign. I have heard that Mitt Romney is a felon, that business owners owe their success to government and that the most secretive president since Nixon has a problem with a private citizen not releasing his personal tax information. But, mostly, I’ve heard about his birthday party and his gray hairs… A lot.
Seriously, like a four year old anticipating his party in the backyard with friends and a magician, our Commander in Chief and his wife (who seems to act like we’re old friends) won’t shut up about his birthday party.
Obama is turning 51 this year. And while I won’t be wishing him a happy birthday, I really don’t care one way or the other. Time marches on for all of us. However, as this is the same man who expects you to turn over your wedding gifts for his campaign, it is not surprising that he is using this occasion to try and draw support for his cash-poor campaign.
Barack turns 51 next month, and there will be a little celebration at our house in Chicago.
We’d like to give grassroots supporters an opportunity to join in the fun. You guys deserve it, and I know Barack would personally love to see you there.
Donate $3 or whatever you can today, and you’ll be automatically entered to get your name added to the guest list.
Barack’s birthday is one of the last opportunities he’ll get for a little downtime before the final weeks of the election.
That won’t stop me from teasing him about all those new gray hairs he has — though I think it’s fair to say he’s earned every one.
So if you’re standing with Barack for the final months of his final campaign, there’s no better way to show it than by making a donation to build this grassroots organization today.”
Okay, does anyone else find anything weird or undignified about paying for a chance to attend someone’s birthday party? Furthermore, why does Michelle keep referring to me as “friend”? Doesn’t she know me at all?…
Then, my ol’ pal Rufus Gifford, the National Finance Director for the Obama Campaign wrote,
Have you ever gotten to do something so cool you’re almost jealous of yourself?
Pretty sure this would count: On August 12th, just three weeks before the Democratic National Convention and 12 weeks before Election Day, President Obama will have a few friends over to mark his 51st birthday — in the backyard of his Chicago home.
And you’re invited.
Make a donation today of $3 or whatever you can to be automatically entered for a chance to be there — flight and hotel paid for.
Look, campaigns are hard work, both for the President and the millions of people like you who are building it on the ground. When you factor in the ridiculous amounts of money the Romney campaign and pro-Romney super PACs are raising, we’re going to have to work even harder to win than we did in 2008.
Let’s have some fun together before the final push to Election Day.”
“So cool you’re almost jealous of yourself”? Seriously? Hugh Hefner is cool, and part of being cool is not trying convince people just how cool you are. And when the Hef throws a party, he doesn’t have to pander to the masses and dangle an invite. So drop the act, find some humility and stop auctioning off a shoulder bump from His Highness.
And, of course, Barack, himself, sent out an email Wednesday saying,
“When I decided to run for president, I had significantly fewer gray hairs than I do today.
Michelle says I’ve earned them, which is the nicest possible way to say I’m getting older.
In fact, I’m turning 51 in a couple weeks, and to celebrate I’m heading home to Chicago for a get-together at my house.
I’d love for you to be one of my guests.
Donate $3 or whatever you can to support the campaign, and you’ll be automatically entered to join me at home in Chicago — flight and hotel covered for you and a guest of your choice.”
I understand Obama is prone to a certain arrogance, but he should realize that even he is not immune from the ravages of time, and graying hair is part of that. He’s turning 51- fine. Buy a Corvette, start dying your hair or find a modern-day Monica Lewinksy- I don’t care, just shut up about your gray hair and the burden of the presidency.
I am willing to grant a bit of levity to campaign emails. They’re trying to make the candidates seem more approachable and likeable. I get it. But our nation is in some real trouble, and as our economy flounders and this country is being torn apart, all I’ve heard from this president in the past few weeks are libelous attacks on his opponent, disparaging remarks against entrepreneurs and an obsession over hosting parties to inflate his coffers and his graying hair.
If he thinks the worries of the presidency are bad, imagine the worries of millions of middle class people adversely affected by a terrible economy made worse by his and his cohorts’ policies. Perhaps he should be more concerned with their graying hair.