You’ve all seen this by now. I know you have – Obama has an “Event Registry” on his campaign website where “in lieu of” a gift for your kid’s birthday, you can have the honor of donating to The One. Seriously.
It’s being mocked… everywhere – on blogs, Twitter, talk radio, the office, the bus stop, the nail salon, the McDonald’s drive through – everywhere.
Everyone agrees it’s outrageous, but can’t decide if it’s more disturbing or funny, or desperate, flailing, disgusting or just plain sad. Some embarrassed libs are saying nuh-uh, that’s not real —it it it’s just a Faux News lie – I read it on Snopes,,,
But no, look – it’s for realz:
Yeah, 984 comments, and probably more by the time this post is up. I haven’t read every single one, but I can tell you that the vast majority of the comments I did read on the President’s own campaign website, were negative.
Some sample comments:
Is this what the office of the President of the United States has come to? Pandering for wedding and birthday money?
Yes, it has, but stay tuned — he has quite a way to go before he hits bottom. Should be amusing.
Funerals will be targeted next, a donation in lieu of flowers
He still has room to hit bottom…..thats scary.
its like when Wile E Coyote falls off the cliff
Not long before they start hitting up kids for their tooth fairy money.
In the revised definition of tawdry, the new entry is “Barack H. Obama.”
The man embarrasses our Republic and debases the Office of the Presidency.
Just like team Obama’s Attack Watch, Truth Team, and their creepy, overly familiar fundraising letters, this latest brilliant campaign scheme is blowing up in their faces.
Even liberals are having trouble defending it. I’m sure the wiz kids at Media Matters are scraping something together as we speak, but I thought I would speed things up a bit just for laughs, because I think we can all guess how it will go.
Of course, the practice of soliciting for donations in lieu of /birthday/ wedding/anniversary gifts began under the current President’s predecessor.
It was called “Operation Wedding Gift Receiver” and the eeeevil Boooosh team was very sneaky about it.
I searched the internet Wayback Machine, and found this old webpage from Bush’s 2004 campaign website. Look closely:
Did you see it? Did you see it?
“Host a party for the President”
What do you do at parties? Give gifts? Gifts of money, perhaps? Gifts of money to the Bush campaign???
The fatally flawed practice of gift-walking began under Bush.
I rest my case…..
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Linked by Doug Ross, thanks!