You Can’t Make This Stuff Up …

When I first heard about the Obama Event Registry I thought it was a joke – a conservative dirty trick designed to make the president look bad. The president’s re-election campaign team couldn’t possibly have sunk so low to do what they were accused of doing.  But they did.

So here it is, from the You Can’t Make This Stuff Up Department:  Team Obama is asking supporters who are getting married or having a birthday or celebrating an anniversary to tell your well-wishers not to give you a gift, but to give the money to the president’s re-election campaign instead.

I’m not kidding. Here it is, straight from the campaign’s Web site:

“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.”

Think about it.  Instead of buying your newlywed friends some china, or instead of giving your nephew David a bar mitzvah present, instead of giving grandma a few books for her 100th birthday, you can donate the money to … Barack Obama!

“Got a special milestone or event coming up? the Web site asks. Well then, “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.”

I swear, I still can’t believe that this isn’t a Republican dirty trick.  Except … I went to snopes.com, the Web site that checks out rumors and urban myths and Snopes says this one is … “True.”

So, after you register, you can type in a message to your friends – perhaps this one which the Obama Web site suggests:

“For my big day, I’d like to show my support for a cause I believe in — re-electing President Obama. That’s why I’m asking my friends and family to donate to the Obama campaign. Thanks for chipping in!”

My sources tell me Mr. Obama is planning a similar fund raising campaign for Christmas.  The Web site, I’m told, will say:  “Hey kids, you don’t want a bicycle from Santa for Christmas, or a doll or baseball glove.  Who needs crap like that?  So, tell your Mom and Dad to contact Santa right away and tell him to take the money he would have used to buy you that junk … and send it to Barack Obama.”

If Mr. Obama uses the money to take a long trip to get over losing the election in November, I’ll call Santa myself.

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  • Pat Mercurio,MBA

    Terrible,TERRIBLE, I stated many times his campaign will sink  and sink to a catastrophe. We  have no idea of what he will create in  his DESPORATION. There is a mental term for it.

  • Ken08534

    Honestly, this is the kind of thing you’d expect to hear happened in North Korea – “Don’t forget our glorious leader on your special day!”

    The most amazing part of this insane story is that Team Obsma is so ‘tone-deaf’ that they thought this was a good idea.

  • ROGERGB

    It just goes to show you how desperate Obama has become. The confidence he had in 2008 has long been trounced by his failed Presidency. He is in real trouble and the best part of it is he has realized it and can not do anything about it.
     I thought one of the funny ones he has out is a 3 dollar donation for a chance to have dinner with he and Michelle. Heard about one of them where he was in the room for only about 2 minutes. They are so desprate and I think it is very funny.
     He has been the worst Presient ever so that means that Jimmy Carter will be bumped up a notch.         God Bless America!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KJB6LG6DZV2DNDGZ6F3WG3SJRY Ray

    This is satire, right?

    • Ken08534

      No, stone-cold serious play for cash/prizes on your ‘special day’.

      I eagerly await the scrap metal rally to help Team Obama save the planet AND win re-election…

  • http://www.facebook.com/marijo.oneill Mari Jo O’Neill

    This is such an insult  to people. When I fisrt read about it I couldn’t believe that this “charlatan” would stoop to this level. But why would I or anyone besurprised that he would. The arrogance of this guy is so outrageous tht I cannot for any erason believe how anyone could vote for him. But as long as he keeps giving “free stuff” the losers with their hands out will give him their vote. What has happened to this Country is
    shameful. Our Liberty & our Freedom is at stake and to some people it doesn’t matter. The guy has lied from day one & the latest affront to the people is the Supreme Court’s decesion on health care. This Country is dommed unless we vote him out at the ballot box.

  • genann59

    Yeah, hard to believe. these folks have no class whatsoever, and show that more and more everyday. You don’t need dirty tricks against them, they provide more themselves than most conservatives could come up with.

  • mimi

    UHM, If the registry money does not work out, will they come after the bride like in “Braveheart?””

  • AngelaO48

    Very clever way to raise campaign funds. I can see wealthy couples doing this – I asked folks to donate to charity when I had my husband’s 60th birthday party. You people are such haters. Mitt Romney has even copied “dinner with Barack and Michelle” fund raiser, with “dinner with Mitt and The Donald”. 

    Sometimes “out of the box” ideas prove to be terrific, and your spin is laughable

    • ph16

      Not quite Angela, it’s one of thing to have people donate to a charity, but to a specific political party or candidate. To me, that sounds a bit fish.

      • ph16

        *fishy and we don’t need to tie wedding or baby shower registries or events like that with politics.

    • Jeffreydan

        You’ll get no argument from me–this is indeed a creative plan. That doesn’t mean it isn’t desperate and shameless, and it doesn’t take hate to recognize that. 

    • Ksp48

      “I asked folks to donate to charity when I had my husband’s 60th birthday party.”
      Precisely. You asked people to give to charity instead of you. And Obama asks people to give to him instead 0f charity or you. 

    • Ken08534

      He’s found a way to ‘tax’ wedding gifts – just like in Chicago, the Boss ‘gets a Taste’ of everything that happens in ‘their’ town…

  • FloridaJim

    What else would you expect from a “community organizer” their entire lives are spent begging for acceptance , money and love.

  • Coteyankee53

    I’d post this on Facebook, but I’m afraid my Liberal friends would sign up for it!  Now, if I were invited to a wedding where I got this in the invitation, I’d be sure to buy them a nose hair trimmer and a bikini shaver with the word “hint” marked on them.  And to prepare to never hear from them again.  Yey!

  • Lennysis

    Whatta way to fuel our dying economy. Give more $ to Emperor Obama. And now, in gift form. I’d say this is beyond belief but nothing he does surprises me anymore.

  • http://takeresponsibility.wordpress.com/ †♥ Dianne ♥†

    How sad.  I thought he was touting how he was going to be the first incumbent president to acquire $1,000,000,000 for his re-election.  Must have got it wrong, like the rest of the crapola he has spewed for the last 3.5 years!!

    Instead the b.o. will be the first incumbent president to raise less money than his opponent.  Now how sad is that…for the b.o.!!  I find it rather a pleasant thought!!

  • Count_E_Limerick

    The campaign’s Bridal Registry at first glance,
    Might make Obama’s team look like sycophants,
    In fact, it’s a Savings Bond,
    That will help you soon abscond,
    With many billions in green energy grants!

  • Count_E_Limerick

    Because it seems like Republican muckraking,
    Snopes checked it out, and found they aren’t faking!
    Why go shopping for her rock?
    You can give True Love Barack,
    Your cash – it is “the gift that keeps on taking”!
     

  • sendtheclunkerbacktochicago

    I am still waiting for the Viagra commercial with two gay men hoping for the 4 hour errection rolling over into a campaign add with a picture of Obama announcing he has gone full circle with his homosexual evolution and with Michelle holding holding up the Newsweek Cover.  I, a wholehearted proud patriotic birther would contribute to that particular campaign add.   

  • Mary

    What happen to ‘Hope and Change’ When Reagan was in the White House we had Bob Hope and Johnny Cash, with Obama in we have NO HOPE AND NO CASH!!!!
    Great article Bernie!!!!

  • Elemconeil

    Dead on, Bernie, the title of your article is exact;y what came to mind!

    • sendtheclunkerbacktochicago

      “Dead on” my ass, I am still waiting for Bernie and Billy Boy to discuss the obvious, Obama has been involved in a massive criminal scandal to cover up the fact that he is not a “natural born citizen.”  The forged birth certificate and fraudulent selective service registration and possible fraudulent SS# are all tied into the cover-up.  Folks like Bernie and Billy Boy should be exposing this worse than Watergate scandal rather than covering this stupid “you can’t make this stuff up.”  Hell, when the covers are finally blown off this scandal Bernie and Billy Boy will be standing around with mud all over their faces attempting to say “who would believe this could happen here in America.”  It can happen when folks like Bernie and Billy Bob slander the very people who have uncovered the scandal. 

  • asl3676

    Romney fans better hope that Adelson and other Romney donors donate enough money for the right wing’s  next war adventure in Iran.  IF YOU LIKED BUSH YOU”LL LOVE ROMNEY…

  • Ken08534

    He’s raffelinf off seats at White House lunches as part of his re-election campaign – just imagine if Bush did that?

    I remember how ugly it got when the public found out Clinton was renting out the Lincoln bedroom…

    http://www.nytimes.com/1998/07/19/weekinreview/july-12-18-lincoln-bedroom-still-open.html

  • Dorothy

    Desperation………..sheer desperation.  The United States has a major problem with B.O.  This latest incident is beneath contempt.      

    • http://shawmut.blogspot.com/ Dave O’Connor

      The newly espoused gays will be rushing to the rails just to dedicate themselves.

  • Ken08534

    Neither Fidel Castro nor Kim Jong Ill would have dared make such a request of their people.

    I can hardly wait for the scrap tin collection drive to help fuel theObama re-election, all the while berating Republicans for saying the economy isn’t recovering…

    • sendtheclunkerbacktochicago

      Barack Hussein Obama has gotten away with a scandal that will go down as the worse conver-up in the history of our great nation.  The covers are about to be blowing off this cover-up and the conservative media is as guilty as the get-a-way driver in a bank robbery.  Bernie and his co-horts should be ashamed of themselves, especially Bernie as he knows the damage a silent media can be to a great nation. 

  • gonaes

    Panic…PANIC…The poor lad is now in a state of PANIC.  There is still your daughter’s piggy banks you can break open.  You’ve gotten lost of experience in breaking the the US budget.

  • kegan05

    I’ll send this TWIT a Tin Cup so he can stand in front of the White House and Beg for “CHANGE!”

    One and DONE and good frickin’ riddance!

    Come on, November!

  • Ariel

    Next on the list,  Can food donations to be picked up by the postal service and  to be shared equally  ( they are too 5.5 Bil. in the hole) and  with the Obama campaign.
    Is a major loss in the election considered a natural disaster? than they will need donations to cover all losses due to the  grappling with a
    fundraising deficit. I  see already the Hollywood stars sitting by the phone bank and answering those calls.
    ” Please help our party ,before we all disappear from your life.”……………….Amen.

  • James King

    I read the second paragraph to my wife, who proceeded to give Obama the finger, along with a very mean-looking face. Then she said, “Fuck Obama!”

    • http://shawmut.blogspot.com/ Dave O’Connor

      Give her a kiss for us (the Country), James.

    • asl3676

      Are you sure your wife’s not pissed at you?   LOL

      • ph16

        Are you sure you’re not Wil using a different username? ;)

  • Skdmiller

    Pardon my french-but STUFF IT!!!He is so not getting any of my money.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DGT5LFXDWHPKRWLSI2WPBXIGXE Wil

    Bernie, I think Team
    Obama just did that just to upset you. But, on the other hand, it gives you and
    Bill O’Reilly something to chuckle about. 

    • ph16

      Why shouldn’t he be? No other liberal or conservative president has done this sort of thing tying politics up with wedding and baby registries. And I would chuckle about it myself, it’s so stupid and it shows how desperate Obama is.

    • John Daly

      Admit it Wil. Even you have to shake your head at this.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DGT5LFXDWHPKRWLSI2WPBXIGXE Wil

        Obama doesn’t have s people like 
        Sheldon Adelson and the Koch brothers and Karl Rove!

        • John Daly

          He doesn’t? That would surely come as a huge surprise to him. He’s got a whole fleet of such counterparts – whether it be George Soros, David Plouffe, etc. Oh, yeah… and don’t forget over 80% of the news media.

          You know this.

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DGT5LFXDWHPKRWLSI2WPBXIGXE Wil

            80% of the news media??
            Nonsense!

          • John Daly

            Over 80%… easily.

        • Tim Ned

          Wil,
          George Clooney, George Soros, Ellen DeGeneres, Ricky Martin, or how about Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, Google, etc., etc., etc.
          Seems to me Obama doesn’t need Adelson, Koch brothers, or Rove.  He’s got all of Hollywood and a lot of Wall Street!

  • Pasekfred

    Got two kidneys? Sell one for the Obama campaign! Havign Obama is way more important than having a second kidney! Think of others, not just yourself!

  • Berryraymond

    Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for Obama.  JFK, abridged

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Curt-Parker/1267641897 Curt Parker

     Instead of worrying about my IRA account, I’ve decided to donate all of it to Barry’s re-election campaign. Oh wait…. there’s not much left in that account. Ironic, no?

  • Brushfour

    I grew up in University Heights in Madison Wisconsin and my family still lives there.  The Regent Food Market ( a great old store) closed there after 75 years in business and a trendy Food Coop opened up there in it’s place.  After 1 year the struggling Food Coop sent out flyers to all the Heights residences saying that if we did not make a donation or open up accounts to advance money to the Coop for future purchases,….they would close their doors.  That letter sent my Dad up the wall.  The Obama Registry has the same strange feeling to me as the Coop letter.  I can’t think if any other administration, Democrat or Republican, that would do this. 

    • Luv_that_cat

       There’s never been, and hopefully will never again be, an administration like this.  They represent everything rotten in human nature and not one good thing.  They are liars, tricksters, manipulators, frauds, criminals, saboteurs, traitors, infiltrators, thieves, snakes, sneaks, gangsters, conspirators, the enemy within, etc, etc, etc.

  • kayakbob

    Actually, I believed it – without a doubt really. Why? Because these kinds of poorly crafted “ideas” are the logical result of people that have gone out of their way to insulate themselves from other people that don’t think they way they do.  They create an echo chamber; then pat themselves on the back for being so clever.

    This comical notion was promoted on an official re-election website – which means it was:

    1.) Created, then vetted as a concept.
    2.) Then the idea made its’ way up the chain of command.
    3.)  …was vetted again!
    4.)  It was put on someones’ task list, as a project, to create tracking mechanisms to handle the proceeds from they thought they would get for this little stunt.
    5.) There were probably several marketing meetings where this project status was discussed.
    6.) Finally, the website work was done.

    Heck, somebody somewhere in the organization probably put in extra hours to make this happen by some arbitrary due date. (I can imagine the high-fives upon completion.

    Kind of funny if you ask me.

    • Ken08534

      Wait, are you saying Team O is out of touch with mainstream, middle-class, America? Impossible! That’s what they say about Mitt…

      • kayakbob

        well, yes.  But then again I wouldn’t put the terms “Team O” and “class” in the same sentence. 

        But that’s just me.

  • http://www.newatlantean.com/ Robert Hewes

    Hey Cindy! Congratulations on your new baby! Instead of buying you a car seat, I’m going to donate money to a man who wants to make sure your new child is dependant on the state for the rest of her life!

  • Rkk451

    OMG.  Just OMG.

  • http://twitter.com/ALL66B David Ost
  • Bruce A.

    The truth is always stranger than fiction.  What else can you expect?
    Next thing you will hear is a $40,000.00 per plate fundraser full of rich people who support a candidate who belives in class warfare & bashing rich people.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ken.sandale Ken Sandale

    Paul Courtney: “Ken: What makes you think he’s NOT taking Billionaire pollution millions? Changing the subject is not an argument.”
     
    Well, do you have any evidence he is?  You could also ask me why I do not think Obama killed Elvis.
     
    I know though that the Koch Brothers are indeed funding Romney.
     
    So if you show me evidence Obama is doing what you suggest, I will certainly consider it, and if I think he is guilty I will condemn him.
     
    Somehow I do not think you will present me with evidence.   Perhaps though you will try to present me with evidence his birth certificate was fake, though.

    • http://www.facebook.com/michael.o.r.jackson Mike Jackson

      I’m of the opinion that the Koch Brothers pretty much balances out against Soros.  And they’re welcome to spend as much as necessary.

      Hopefully, the birth certificate issue will become irrelevant after November.  At this point in his term, I don’t care if it’s real or not. I just want the guy out of office at the end of his term.

      • asl3676

        The Koch Brothers balances out Soros?  Check the facts..

    • Ken08534

      Poor Obama, can’t a brother get a break?

      He outspent his last competitor by what, 4-1, 5-1?

      The man is running sweepstakes, holding several $38.5K/plate fund raisers, runs a souviner shop, and now like Burgermeister Meisterburger he wants to steal little children’ bar and bat mitzva presents…

      He proved four years ago it’s all about spending money – did he think the GOP didn’t notice?

  • RonKean

    It’s all Bush’s fault that I’m giving money to my granddaughter on her birthday.

  • ph16

    As Charlie Brown would say, “Good grief!” Is Obama that desperate? I have never heard of any politician, Democrat or Republican, do something like this? It also reminds me of a Seinfeld line as Elaine told Jerry,

    “You know, sometimes when I think you’re the shallowest man I’ve ever met, you manage to drain a little more out of the pool.” This line totally reminds me of Barack Obama.

    • kegan05

       This “president” has taken the Office of the Presidency to brand new “lows.”  His honored “guests” who took pictures of themselves flipping off President Reagan and President George Bush last week are indicative of how far down he has taken his office.

      We have never had a “president” like this one and, hopefully, we never will again!
      From trampling on the Constitution and the Rule of Law………….to dissing our American Presidents…………is too much to take.  This Leftist Loon as got to GO!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ken.sandale Ken Sandale

    Bernie as usual has a good point.  Obama should try to get billionaires who are dumping toxic waste into the environment to give him millions of dollars.  Instead of promising to help polluters with “regulatory reform” he seeks ways to get ordinary citizens to contribute.

    The liberal media of course does not have the fairness and balancedness that Bernie and Rush have.

    I hope that Bernie will ask The Donald to investigate how much money is coming into the Obama campaign from Kenya.

    • Paul Courtney

      Ken:  What makes you think he’s NOT taking Billionaire pollution millions?  Changing the subject is not an argument.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=504758443 Terry Dillard

    By Christmas it’ll be over a month too late.

  • beniyyar

    Are there any adults at all on the Obama campaign team?  This idea must have been thought by a twelve year old!

    • http://www.facebook.com/michael.o.r.jackson Mike Jackson

      No.  And my guess is a twelve-year-old would think twice before doing something like that. lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/michael.o.r.jackson Mike Jackson

    Hey kids, don’t worry if Santa doesn’t bring you that bike, doll, food, or whatever.  Remember, Uncle Barack needs your money more than you and your folks do.   The campaign will send them the change.

    I remember reading somewhere that the recipient is charged one dollar for every donation. If this is true, I’m willing to contribute one penny a thousand times.   That would put me out ten bucks.

    I’m surprised they didn’t mention bris on the list of celebrations.  One could always leave a tip.

  • John Daly

    Well, that totally blows away my birthday gift idea for you, Bernie. ;)

  • morefandave

    For some reason, the campaign didn’t mention funerals.  I can see the suggestion now:  In lieu of flowers, the family  suggests a donation to the Obama Re-Election Campaign in memory of  (fill in the blank).
         They’re a real class act!  

    • http://www.facebook.com/michael.o.r.jackson Mike Jackson

      They’re taking care of that by raising the inheritance tax.  If they can’t have it, neither can your heirs.

      • asl3676

        Do you have any idea how many families pay estate tax? There are so many loopholes in the Code that one has to almost volunteer to pay..

      • morefandave

        Right!  That way, they don’t have to ask; they just take.

  • Oldies1965

    Maybe I can send him Jack Kevorkians Death Machine to use for the campaign!

  • GlenFS

    Just consider it an investment towards all the goodies he promises his supporters after he’s reelected.  No worries, Uncle Barack will take care of his friends… he always has.

  • L1knh0gthr0b

    The pigs from “Animal Farm” have taken over the White House!

  • http://www.facebook.com/julie.sturgeon.16 Julie Sturgeon

    ““Hey kids, you don’t want a bicycle from Santa for Christmas, or a doll or baseball glove.  Who needs crap like that?  So, tell your Mom and Dad to contact Santa right away and tell him to take the money he would have used to buy you that junk … and send it to Barack Obama.”  Well, if that message actually goes out, you can’t ask for a more blatant “I hate capitalism” stance. You won’t have money for toys when this president is finished torching our economy. 

  • Nancye

    My birthday is in August, so what I’m going to do is…send Obama my left-over birthday cake, and say, “I’m keeping my presents but here’s the rest of my birthday cake” – mold and all.  The audacity of that man!!!

    • Nancye

      Hey Obama!!!  Not raising much money for your campaign?  Desperate?  Huh?

      • Nancye

        Bernie said:

        “When I first heard about the Obama Event Registry I thought it was a joke – a conservative dirty trick designed to make the president look bad.”

        ****************

        Conservatives don’t have to try to make Obama look bad – the man is classless!!! 

      • asl3676

        Would you rather Obama go beg billionaires like Sheldon Adelson for the money?  Have you thought about what Romney will have to do to repay people like Adleson and the Kochs? WAKE UP

        • morefandave

          What difference that matters is there between Adelson and the Kochs, and all those Hollywood lefties who hold all those glitzy fundraisers, attendance at which costs more than most people earn in a year?   He’s still taking bundled money from one of Corzine’s crooked cronies. If you think Obama isn’t in hock to people with lots of money, you are the one who needs to WAKE UP. 

          • asl3676

            I guess your response falls under the old saying ” If you cant fill em with facts baffle them with bullshit”.
             What favors do Hollywood “lefties” want from Obama? Haven’t heard the term lefties used in many years…guess you and Romney are living in the past.

          • ph16

            Well we can’t use the term liberals to describe people so far left as Obama because that’d insult the good and decent liberals the way they used to be. So lefties will do.

          • kegan05

             You must have a case of selective Amnesia not to remember that Comrade Obozo’s biggest Donor’s and Bundlers were also the CEO’s of the ill-fated GREEN companies who received BILLIONS in Taxpayer dollars! 

            YOU Wake up and smell the coffee!

            Everything the CLOWN in the White House does is politically motivated.  His strings are pulled by people who give him MILLIONS for his campaign coffers! 

            He is ONE AND DONE!

          • Jeffreydan

              You must’ve missed the sweet tax break all those ultra-rich movie producers got from Obama, the guy who regularly railed against tax cuts for the rich.  

          • asl3676

            What tax break?

          • Jeffreydan

              Amidst all the lobbying by BO to end TCFTR & loopholes enjoyed by Big Oil, as well as higher taxes on corporate jets about 3 years ago, there was absolutely no effort to end the 9% deduction TV & film producers enjoyed through the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004.

              Funny how BO wanted more tax money from whatever source he could find, but his celebrity donors got a pass.  

          • asl3676

            That is some tortured thinking…Obama didn’t end a Bush created loophole?
            Gotta do better than that…

        • kegan05

           Obama is doing OK with Commie George Soros!   At least our Donor’s are AMERICANS, who have never decimated the currency of other nations!

          Pfft!

          • asl3676

            Commie?  Haven’t heard than one in a while…and waht currency did Soros “decimate”? I think you are watching too much Fox News…

          • ph16

            I love how liberals love to use “Fox News” as a slander. Look, it may not be as liberal as some other outlets, but it does have great discussion between conservatives AND liberals. In any case, what does all this have to do with the article?

          • asl3676

            Discussion on Fox News? I guess you think your watching wrestling when you watch WWE?  LOL

          • ph16

            Do you even watch Fox News? There’s plenty of discussion on shows like the O’ Reilly Factor? There’s always some liberal on there each day, sometimes even two of them at the same time on an issue.

        • Jeffreydan

            My guess: Governor Romney’s biggest “gift” to his supporters would be cancelling the the punitive, unnecessary, costly regulations the democrats piled on them.

            However, we already do know what Obama does for HIS deep-pocketed donors, so why don’t you try defending that? Or, you could try to convince others that this latest stunt would still be tried if BO had a shred of confidance or ethics.   

          • asl3676

            What regulation are you referring to? Stop repeating talking points…you’re not a Cable TV talking head are you?

          • Jeffreydan

              Avoiding the issue again, eh? Tell you what, kiddo, I’ll just save you the trouble and post your blanket statement right now:

             “There is no defense for Obama’s actions, so instead I’ll just try changing the subject and making petty statements.”    

          • asl3676

                 All I can say is that you’re probably going to have four more years to stew about what you hate about Obama…I hope the eight years has no lasting effect on your menatl health…

          • Jeffreydan

              If all you can say is that BO will fool the majority of voters a second time, you either need speech therapy or psychotherapy.

              It’s a nice gesture on your part to keep proving my point by refusing to defend him, but I don’t need your help. More importantly, you need to save your strength   

  • http://twitter.com/mikecompton MIke Compton

    The epitome of a beggars….enough said!

  • Kathie Ampela

    Common sense has left the building.

  • Ccccggg

    Stunning!

  • http://twitter.com/ALL66B David Ost

    If I get such gift request I’m sending them a them a note, “I gave $25 to Mitt Romney – thanks for being so patriotic!”

    • Rick Johnson

      Great idea. If I should get one, I’ll do the same!

    • asl3676

      You gave $25 to someone worth $250 mil? Talk about being delusional…

      • Jeffreydan

          Right! Next thing you know, David will REALLY lose it and support a guy who wasted over half a billion bucks on a doomed company.    

        • asl3676

          Only in the mythological world of Republicans can one forget about the money spent and lives lost in IRAQ….Republicans aren’t even upset that they were lied to by the Bush Administration….AMAZING

          • Jeffreydan

              Another diversion? My goodness.
              Look, pally, your inability to defend Obama is perfectly understandable, but you could at least have given it a shot.

              Now, read the column again and tell everyone exactly why BO should be admired for this latest effort. 

                

          • asl3676

            Solyndra was a fuck up…so what? Whose life did it change? What difference did it make to you?  The Administartion made a bad decision…there will be plenty more made in Washington as well as many good ones…

          • Jeffreydan

              When a candidate/president builds himself up to the extent BO has, as something new & different with superior ethics, doing what he did for the likes of George Kaiser and George Soros shouldn’t be so easy to dismiss.

              Newsflash: something need not affect a person directly in order for that person to make an observation. 
              Solyndra was one of many, many decisions that make up an administration with an indescribably bad president. 
             
              BO and his most ardent supporters have challenges they don’t recognize and/or cannot meet. The former believes his abilities & intellect exist on a higher plane than most people, when in reality his overall quality is no better than anyone else’s, and in substantial ways he’s downright rock-bottom.
              The latter are mired in an emotional, irrational state, so much so that there is no sin BO can commit to shake their devotion to him. Amidst numerous things he has done, said, & failed at, ranging from questionable to truly disgraceful, all too often the only thoughts running through his supporters’ heads have been hope that he suffers no political damage, never an inkling that others might be suffering some real damage. So what do they tend to do? They change the subject. They ignore it. They blame President Bush. They project. And they call others bigots. They rarely try to defend him on substance, very rarely consider the possibility he’s wrong, and never apply the same standard to him as they do Republicans.  

              You’ll obviously vote for him, but don’t kid yourself and say it’s because he’s earned it.  

  • Karenlnoble

    Desperate is what I call this.

  • http://twitter.com/Donarspeaks Brian Cigol

     #Hubris 

  • Craig Matteson

    Obama’s ego is galactically huge and his sense of decency and propriety is atomically small. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DGT5LFXDWHPKRWLSI2WPBXIGXE Wil

      Romney is critical of absolutely everything Obama does, but offers no alternatives because he is too cowardly to make a stand on anything. Or, he simply has no clue. At all.

      And there are millions of intellectually vacant fools ready to vote for this lying   shyster. All to get that BLACK man out of the WHITE house.

      • ph16

        Wil, you have absolutely no proof that people want to get Obama out of the White House not because they don’t like his policies, but the color of his skin. If Ted Kennedy, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, John Edwards, or any other liberal of any skin color were pushing the same policies Obama is, they would vote them out as well.

        • ph16

          P.S. The whole conversation above me is absolutely childish and has no point.

      • Jeffreydan

          Thanks for dropping the race card, son. It had been a while since I set my watch.

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DGT5LFXDWHPKRWLSI2WPBXIGXE Wil

          Hey, Kiddo, I voted for a black man for president and will do so again. Can you say the same?

          • Jeffreydan

              A) You did not vote for a black man for president.

              B) By your standard, your 2008 vote means you hate our military veterans, especially POW’s.

              C) If Herman Cain, who unlike Obama actually IS black, were the GOP nominee, I’d vote for him. Again by your standard, if you were to vote for Obama over Cain, you would be anti-black.

              Any other phony race-baiting you wanna try, junior?

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DGT5LFXDWHPKRWLSI2WPBXIGXE Wil

            I voted for a black man for president and will do so again. Can you say the same? No!

          • Jeffreydan

            No, I said OTHER phony race-baiting, not what you already tried.

              Obama isn’t black, Willie. He is in fact mulatto, which means your votes then and now are for a man who is equally white. Of course, don’t let this info put a damper on your ignorant child act.  

              The only thing your votes show, if not a poor thought process, is that you’re prejudiced against patriotic men with solid resumes.     
                

      • Jeffreydan

          I understand your need to slam Governor Romney–it’s a lot less work than defending your candidate’s shameless crap. 
          As difficult as it’ll be for you, let’s try to stick to the column topic, laddy.   

      • DanB_Tiffin

        We already know that you are a devout racist, Wil, by the way you insulted Kevin Jackson:

        QUOTE
        Kevin, Everything you spew are right-wing talking points. Oh, and all 15 of my family members are white and that is something you will never be. Deal with it!
        ENDQUOTE

        And we know that you live in a lily white enclave on the East Side of Cleveland, Ohio where you and your neighbors are able to keep black people from becoming residents.

        Just because you are an obvious racist, in word and deed,  does not mean other people are.

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DGT5LFXDWHPKRWLSI2WPBXIGXE Wil

          Hey, Danny , I voted for a black man for president and will do so again. Can you say the same?

          • DanB_Tiffin

            I voted for a black man for the governor of Ohio. Can you same the same, Wil, proven racist?
            Changing the subject will not change what you have already said and done. Keep trying to point the finger at others, phony!

          • Snoooooozn

            If I could say the same I’d hang myself now! Why don’t you and save the taxpayers a lifetime of welfare payments.

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DGT5LFXDWHPKRWLSI2WPBXIGXE Wil

            Never been on welfare, why do you assume I am?

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DGT5LFXDWHPKRWLSI2WPBXIGXE Wil

            My neighbor two houses  next to me are a fine black family!  On our street there are four black families. How about where you live?

  • http://twitter.com/garyc3 Gary Christensen

    I’m going to wait until PBS conducts a “beg-a-thon” to raise money for Mr. Obama

  • digitalPimple

    LOL. I swear sometimes I think I live in bizarro world.

    • http://www.facebook.com/michael.o.r.jackson Mike Jackson

       Your thinking is right, and you DO live in a bizarro world.

    • Will Swoboda

      I thought I was the only one who thought he lived in Bizarro World.