I know that the situation in the Middle East is scary and as lives are being lost, take solace in the fact that if you just donate a little money to Barack Obama’s Campaign, you, too could be drinking Cristal with Jay-Z and Beyonce!
Didn’t see that coming, did you? Neither did I. As I receive updates from the Obama Campaign in my email, I figured I would check to see if there’s anything even remotely related to the developing terrorist attacks in the Middle East on our embassies. In fact, I would have even settled for anything related to issues in this election. Obama could tell me that he’s concerned for the lives lost, but that America would hold it’s head up high and repel those that mean us harm. He could tell me that the economy will get better through hard work, both his and ours. Instead of virtual fireside chats, all I seem to get is shameless, tacky pleas.
He has a platform to discuss issues with Americans, and what has been polluting my inbox the last three days? Two emails trying to guilt me into registering people to vote, one badgering me to enter to win a prize- like I’m on the strip in Vegas, one berating Romney for having rich donors and- yes, one from Beyonce Knowles asking me to do my part to help Obama win so that we can all party together.
The email reads:
I usually don’t email you — but I have an amazing invitation I have to share.
Jay and I will be meeting up with President Obama for an evening in NYC sometime soon. And we want you to be there!
Until midnight tonight, if you pitch in $25 or whatever you can, you’ll be automatically entered to be flown out to join us.
I’ve had the honor of meeting President Obama and the First Lady a few times — and believe me — it’s an opportunity you don’t want to miss.
Don’t worry about the airfare and hotel, it’s taken care of. And you can bring a guest.
But the countdown is on — this opportunity ends at midnight:”
With an outright Fatwa brewing against America in the Middle East, and with nothing but cursory platitudes and finger-pointing by our “leader,” why in the hell am I receiving any emails asking me to help him? I don’t like that he’s our president, and I hope that that soon changes, but so long as he’s collecting the paychecks, I’m afraid I’m going to have to insist that he puts down the champagne and gets to work.
I know that with Obama being a “community organizer,” and then an absentee Senator, he has never actually had to work. But now, there are multiple crises and actual work that needs to be done, and my suggestion is that if he’s unwilling to do it, move over and let Romney do it. I hear Jay-Z and Snoop Dogg have been looking for a third to join their choom gang, anyway.