Obama wants your birthday presents
Campaign suggests giving up wedding, anniversary gifts too
Getting married? Does Barack Obama ever have an idea for you!
How about telling your family, friends and guests that they should make a donation to Obama’s 2012 campaign instead of getting you a gift?
A birthday coming? Same suggestion.
Also for anniversaries.
At the campaign’s “Obama event registry” page, fundraisers say:
“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.”
Further instructions say: “Register your next celebration – whether it’s a birthday, bar or bat mitzvah, wedding, or anniversary – with the Obama campaign. It’s a great way to show your support for a cause that’s important to you on your big day.”
The AP noted just days ago that Obama’s cash-collecting, which set all sorts of records during the 2008 campaign, was faltering this year.
The report said Mitt Romney raised more donations in May than Obama, by a margin of $76 million to $60 million.
It was the first time the Republican presidential challenger has jumped ahead of Obama and his fundraising efforts.
Just a few months ago, the Obama campaign also tried to cash in on the ongoing controversy over whether he qualifies under the Constitution to be president.
Less than 24 hours after Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio held a news conference to announce that his investigators found probable cause that the Obama birth certificate image released last year is a forgery, an email seeking donations was dispatched by Julianna Smoot, Obama’s deputy campaign manager.
“Yesterday, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his ‘Cold Case Posse’ (their words, not mine) held a press conference to announce that after an exhaustive, six-month investigation, they’ve concluded the president’s birth certificate is – wait for it – a fraud,” she wrote.
Here’s the new Obama fundraising scheme: (at the link)
More: http://www.wnd.com/2012/06/obama-wants- ... -presents/