Getting down and tacky

22 Jun

We’ve always had a problem with President Obama’s constant “Send us $3” email pitches.

The idea behind it is not so much getting the money, it’s getting your name on the campaign’s donor list so they can get after you for the big bucks.

But, there are people willing to cough up a couple of bucks to have a chance at dinner with him, so have a good time.

But this is over the top.

Just when you thought the Obama campaign couldn’t get any more desperate, they come up with this: the Obama Event Registry. (Click to look at it)

They’re asking supporters who are getting married, having a birthday, or celebrating an anniversary to tell gift-givers to go instead to Obama’s re-election website and donate in the couple’s name.

Yup, let your friends know how important this election is to you by registering with Obama 2012 and ask them to donate in lieu of a gift.

Here is why this one really sucks.

Young couples have been the folks hardest hit by the economy.
The unemployment rate among the young is at all-time highs.

When you click through to the Obama Event Registry, the campaign tells you just why you should send Obama money rather than having someone stick some money in an envelope to help pay for the wedding.

“Instead of another gift card you’ll forget to use, ask your friends and family for something that will go a little further: a donation to Obama for America. 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.”

Good grief.

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