Obama wants your Wedding, Anniversary, and Birthday Presents.
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?
Also for anniversaries.
The campaign has announced “The Obama event registry,” where Obama 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 Church Report cited just days earlier that Obama’s cash-collecting, which set all sorts of records for the 2008 campaign, was faltering this year.
“Mitt Romney out-raised President Barack Obama in May, the first time the Republican presidential challenger has jumped ahead of Obama and his prodigious fundraising apparatus. The numbers illustrate how Romney and the Republican Party have jelled as a force after a protracted GOP primary,” said the report.
“Romney and his party raised more than $76 million last month, the campaign said Thursday. Obama’s campaign reported that it and the Democratic Party raised $60 million for the month.”
Just a few months ago, the Obama campaign also tried to cash in on the ongoing controversy over his eligibility – and whether he actually qualifies under the Constitution to be president.
It was 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.
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