Earlier this year, the Obama campaign, in an effort to get creative with its fundraising, began asking supporters who were about to celebrate a birthday, an anniversary, or those who were about to tie the knot, to consider enrolling in the Obama Event Registry.
“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,” the registry site boasts. “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.” Because, in an economy such as this one, people often forget to use gift cards, and you don’t need those new towels or that massage anyway!
If this didn’t seem desperate enough, the newest ploy by the Obama campaign is really more unbelievable. They are asking that supporters gather their unwanted waffle irons and other such junk, advertise in the community, hold a yard sale and donate proceeds to the president’s campaign.
“What’s the one thing you’d sell to get our president re-elected?,” the Yard Sale for Obama website asks. “Can’t decide? Sell them both.”
Still don’t believe me? Watch this Youtube commercial. It’s for real, folks, desperate as it sounds. The video begins by telling us that “control of the country is being snatched up by a small handful of powerful companies and wealthy Republicans.” Perhaps someone needs to remind the President that, in fact, Democrats have been in the majority for the last four years and this mess lies solely at the feet of the Democrat party and the Obama White House.
Look, a campaign is free to solicit money however they wish, but this is wildly inappropriate at a time when the vast majority of Americans are struggling more than we have in decades, with record unemployment, and a president who cannot keep his spending under control, whose family frequently takes lavish vacations on the taxpayer’s dime. Perhaps President Obama could begin leading by example for a change, stay at home and actually do the job he was elected to do, and—this weekend–hold his own yard sale right on the north lawn of the White House.