As I have discussed before, the fundraising efforts of the Obama Campaign are just getting weirder and weirder. I’ll admit, to think outside the box can be a good thing; but if you go too far, you venture into crazy territory.
I have been receiving emails from the Obama Campaign, and though I felt dirty when I signed up for them, I am certainly glad that I did; they have been entertaining me to no end. If you click through them in chronological order from when they were sent, you can trace the rising level of desperation conveyed. Where once the emails conveyed a suave correspondence of a “get involved” message, we are now in the midst of the desperate, “flat-out begging” messages.
However, what seems to be a solidly recurring theme is the continued persistence of Barack and Michelle to encourage Obama supporters to sacrifice for the good of the cause; as if we were fighting a World War and our sacrifices were for war bonds. It’s creepy.
I received an email from Michelle yesterday. It read,
I know your life is full — with work, or school, or family — and yet you still find the time to help out when you can.
You may have a tight budget, but you give what you can afford.
A woman recently told the campaign her family skipped a pizza dinner at their favorite place so that they could make a difference in this election.
That is the commitment that drives this campaign.
If you can support Barack with a donation today, please know it makes a huge difference. If we win, it will be because of what you did at moments like this”
I don’t know about you, but I’m so touched by this moving story of self-sacrifice for the good of our Glorious Leader, that I will be dining on gruel until the election so as to save my money for a president that “just needs a little more time.” Please…
This would be funnier if it weren’t so sad. To date, we have seen the shameless auctioning off of dinners at the White House, barbeques at the Obamas’ house, invites to his birthday party and a seat on his campaign bus. We have also witnessed the embarrassing attempted hijacking of wedding gift registries by the Obama Campaign. Now they’re asking people to dig deeper and find the kind of commitment that leads to sacrificing pizza night?
However, considering that Michelle can’t stop preoccupying herself with what Americans are eating, maybe this is killing two birds with one stone. “Wanna learn how to cut out sodium and fat while fanatically giving to your president?…”
Laughably, a few days earlier, I received an email trying to offer me bumper stickers. Sounding less and less like a president and more like a guy selling bumper stickers out the back of a van at a flea market, Obama offered to give me a bumper sticker. It would only cost me a donation- and equal pieces of my dignity and soul. The choices include a plain “Obama-Biden” bumper sticker, an ¡Obama! bumper sticker- to alert everyone that the driver of the car supports a traitorous tyrant that circumvented Congress to grant illegals amnesty- or an “LGBT” bumper sticker with a rainbow and a creepy, grinning Obama staring downward.
No, but seriously, he’s not creating division in America…