HEH HEH HEH HEH... FOR OBAMA......A NEW LOW IS NEVER OUT OF REACH
NOT A NEW ARTICLE.... BUT THIS IS VERY FUNNY NONE THE LESS
The new Obama event registry, which works like a gift registry, is met today with an overwhelming amount of criticism and sarcasm worthy of late night talk show material. An announcement yesterday from Obama's presidential campaign revealed a bizarre concept for collecting campaign donations. The event registry entails you asking your friends and family to give money to Obama's campaign in lieu of getting a gift for your special occasion, like a wedding.
The Washington Times calls Obama's event registry "a new low in trolling for cash," which seems to reflect the majority of reporting and comments online today. They go on to say that, "This is not just tacky. It’s wacky." along with, "Just when you thought the Obama campaign could not sink any lower they prove you wrong."
CBS News calls this concept a "fundraising ploy." Obama's camp is asking that you sign up for this registry and then ask your family and friends to give money to the campaign through this registry instead of buying you a gift. This Obama event registry campaign announcement went as far as posting the wording you can use when asking your loved ones to give their money to Obama's endeavor instead of you. Suggesting how you word this requests feels a bit manipulitive.
Besides weddings, the campaign suggests you sign up for this event registry for any gift giving occasion from birthdays to anniversaries. The Obama campaign is actually suggesting that a bride and a groom give up their wedding gifts to help keep the president in office, that’s asking a lot from newlyweds. Will Obama, Michele and their girls be signing up for this registry in lieu of birthday and aniversary presents?
The comments from around the web range from people conveying disappointment to displaying verbal disbelief and disgust over the thought of a president of the U.S. having the nerve to actually go along with something like this. Many believe this will hurt Obama's election instead of helping him collect campaign funds.
Here are a few comments left on an earlier article about Obama's event registry:
Dan Earnshaw from Connecticut comments, "This guy goes around calling everyone else selfish but now our dear leader wants your birthday and wedding gifts?"
Penny Tompkins Cook from Northern Arizona University suggests this idea is "Stupid and dumb. He's probably lost support because of this dumb idea."
Christine Sasse Heisey, from Maryland comments, "Never has any "KING" been so bold."
People around the web consider this new endeavor, "pathetic," "crass," "classless" and "typical" of this president and his administration, according to Politico's commenters