Dreams do come true: “Dinner with Barack” fundraising gimmick now to include Joe Biden

posted at 5:30 pm on June 27, 2011 by Allahpundit

This feels like the punchline to a joke. “First prize is dinner with the president. Second prize is dinner with the president and Joe Biden.” Is there any American anywhere — Dover and Wilmington included — who was planning to pass on this contest but, now that Biden’s in the mix, is ready to pop for five bucks to enter? They could have added almost anyone from the administration to make it more interesting — Hillary, Gates, Leon Panetta (Bin Laden gossip!). Instead they added a guy who inspires jokes like this. But if we’re going to let him shape our Afghanistan policy and oversee debt-ceiling negotiations, I suppose including him in lame fundraising stunts is only right.

And before anyone says that Hillary or Gates can’t be part of the contest because they’re not part of O’s campaign, kindly see Jim Geraghty’s post. The line separating government operations from Obama 2012 is getting thinner by the day. But you already knew that.

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I wonder if it will be an “enchanted” evening?

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on June 27, 2011 at 5:32 PM

“First prize is dinner with the president. Second prize is dinner with the president and Joe Biden.”

“Third prize is you’re fired.” – Alec Baldwin, Glengarry Glen Ross

Doughboy on June 27, 2011 at 5:33 PM

No lessons learned from the legal kerfluffle when he was raffling off tickets during the campaign.

theperfecteconomist on June 27, 2011 at 5:34 PM

“Puppet Show”…….

…and Barack Obama”

aquaviva on June 27, 2011 at 5:34 PM

I hope a rightwinger wins that.

JohnJ on June 27, 2011 at 5:35 PM

The line separating government operations from Obama 2012 is getting thinner by the day.

IMPEACH!!!

The Hatch Act of 1939 precluded federal employees from membership in “any political organization which advocates the overthrow of our constitutional form of government,” which especially applied to fascist and communist organizations.

Roy Rogers on June 27, 2011 at 5:35 PM

“First prize is dinner with the president. Second prize is dinner with the president and Joe Biden.”

So are they saying if you win first place you get the President alone and if you get second place you have to suffer dining with Biden ?

William Amos on June 27, 2011 at 5:36 PM

Hey Barack! Get me some wine!!!

Roy Rogers on June 27, 2011 at 5:36 PM

Such pathos

clnurnberg on June 27, 2011 at 5:37 PM

How about we start a $5 Impeachment Campaign to Save Our Beloved Republic?

Hmmm.

Sign me up

Key West Reader on June 27, 2011 at 5:37 PM

I hope a rightwinger wins that.

JohnJ on June 27, 2011 at 5:35 PM

Heh I wonder if Rush will bid ? or Ann Coulter ?

William Amos on June 27, 2011 at 5:37 PM

I will say it again.

The man looks ill. And that is a serious issue.

Key West Reader on June 27, 2011 at 5:37 PM

-Mr. President, can I just say that I’m so happy to have won the contest and I’m really enjoying this dinner with y…

“SHUT UP! Can’t I just eat my arugula? Effin slope head.”

-PBHO

Bishop on June 27, 2011 at 5:38 PM

First prize is dinner with the president. Second prize is dinner with the president and Joe Biden.”
“Third prize is you’re fired.” – Alec Baldwin, Glengarry Glen Ross

Doughboy on June 27, 2011 at 5:33 PM

Third prize is lobster w/ Michelle

Ditkaca on June 27, 2011 at 5:39 PM

You can enter for free, you know:

http://www.barackobama.com/signup/dinner-with-barack

you have to click through to the official rules and scroll down to get the free-entry link.

I think you all know what to do.

TexasDan on June 27, 2011 at 5:39 PM

Like his election, chance will not be involved here.

michaelo on June 27, 2011 at 5:39 PM

Three words: second place is first loser.

rogerb on June 27, 2011 at 5:39 PM

So the winner is a loser?

darwin-t on June 27, 2011 at 5:39 PM

Hey Barack! Get me some wine!!!

Roy Rogers on June 27, 2011 at 5:36 PM

Snort! Get in, man!

katy the mean old lady on June 27, 2011 at 5:40 PM

Is there any American anywhere — Dover and Wilmington included — who was planning to pass on this contest but, now that Biden’s in the mix, is ready to pop for five bucks to enter?

You, Sir, deserve another raise!

Schadenfreude on June 27, 2011 at 5:40 PM

Hey Barack! Get me some wine!!!

Roy Rogers on June 27, 2011 at 5:36 PM

Are you kidding? All he’s done is whine!

Amendment X on June 27, 2011 at 5:40 PM

It is time to come out strong, and come out loud and come out in droves.

This man is unfit for office. His flailing attempts at remaining in office and his knee jerk actions that place our Military Op’s at risk makes it reasonably clear that he is working for his own interests and not for our Nation’s interests.

These issues are glaring. This man is the CIC of our Troops, who he is manipulating for military gain. His own Party is beginning to acknowledge that he is radically altering the Social Fabric of our Republic.

Who will speak on this issue? Vocally? Forcefully? With Expediency?

Key West Reader on June 27, 2011 at 5:41 PM

Man that could be fun!

I probably wouldn’t make it past the first course before being escorted out LOL!

gophergirl on June 27, 2011 at 5:41 PM

You can enter for free, you know:

http://www.barackobama.com/signup/dinner-with-barack

you have to click through to the official rules and scroll down to get the free-entry link.

I think you all know what to do.

TexasDan on June 27, 2011 at 5:39 PM

I’m going to make a grand entrance when I show up in my custom macramed “Bitter Clinger” Tuxedo.

Good Solid B-Plus on June 27, 2011 at 5:42 PM

Third Prize will be a nice set of steak knives!

surrounded on June 27, 2011 at 5:42 PM

Third prize is lobster w/ Michelle

Ditkaca on June 27, 2011 at 5:39 PM

Pass. I wouldn’t be able to eat.

iurockhead on June 27, 2011 at 5:42 PM

Hey Barack! What’s Valerie Jarret’s hand doing up your kazoo?
Reminds me of Jeff Dunham…

Roy Rogers on June 27, 2011 at 5:43 PM

Ugh.
Is there a carry out option?

Aviator on June 27, 2011 at 5:43 PM

Maybe Chris Wallace could be invited to call them both ‘flakes’!!!

Bob in VA on June 27, 2011 at 5:44 PM

These issues are glaring. This man is the CIC of our Troops, who he is manipulating for military gain. His own Party is beginning to acknowledge that he is radically altering the Social Fabric of our Republic.

Who will speak on this issue? Vocally? Forcefully? With Expediency?

Key West Reader on June 27, 2011 at 5:41 PM

I’m sorry, I stopped too soon.

Who will stop this man from unilaterally depleting our oil reserves for political gain?

Who will stop this man from destroying the best health care system in the world?

Who will stop this one man clown show from diminishing our Greatness in the World?

Who will stop this man from unilaterally declaring that Israel step back in time and accept the borders he mandates?

Who will stop this man from destroying our Republic? And how long will it take?

That is the Question that Americans are asking, and I look forward to an answer. From both parties. NOW.

Key West Reader on June 27, 2011 at 5:45 PM

According to the website, no donation is needed to enter. Anyone care to guess whether a “non-donation” entrant has a prayer of winning a dinner with The Most Transparent Administration Evah”?

Cicero43 on June 27, 2011 at 5:45 PM

Third prize is lobster w/ Michelle

Ditkaca on June 27, 2011 at 5:39 PM
Pass. I wouldn’t be able to eat.

iurockhead on June 27, 2011 at 5:42 PM

It’s ok as you wouldn’t be having lobster anyway….Cake for you sir

Ditkaca on June 27, 2011 at 5:46 PM

Fois gras for Barry Hussein, 95-yr old soiled depends for you.

Western_Civ on June 27, 2011 at 5:46 PM

I’m always a bit taken aback by their utter immaturity (I know, I should be used to it by now). Obama “misquoting” Biden’s “big effin’ deal” quote is just ridiculous. Everyone knows what he said and how “effin'” sad if that’s ol’ Joe’s catchphrase now.

citrus on June 27, 2011 at 5:47 PM

Is there any American anywhere — Dover and Wilmington included — who was planning to pass on this contest

Actually it makes me want to “pass” something else.

Del Dolemonte on June 27, 2011 at 5:47 PM

Indeed, the Change president – transition form crap to shiite or vice versa.

Schadenfreude on June 27, 2011 at 5:48 PM

Third prize is lobster French Fries w/ Michelle

Ditkaca on June 27, 2011 at 5:39 PM

Fixed.

Del Dolemonte on June 27, 2011 at 5:48 PM

Will there be french fries? Because I love me some french fries.

scalleywag on June 27, 2011 at 5:48 PM

One would think that dining with one, both, or either would be a disincentive.

Schadenfreude on June 27, 2011 at 5:49 PM

Dude, this won’t work. Including Biden as a twofer showcases you don’t have enough gravitas as the grand prize.

Sir Napsalot on June 27, 2011 at 5:50 PM

I have a FB friend who posted today that she sent a donation to get the obaka dinner.

If I hadn’t known her since I was 12….

ladyingray on June 27, 2011 at 5:50 PM

And, I will add, once again that this Presentdunce appears to be drug addled, off kilter and unable to lead.

/Feigned illness brought to you by the DNC.

Where in the World is Debbie Downer Wasserman Schultz anyway? Is she dead? Will she or Pelosi make the announcement?

It will happen in the next 30-74 days

Key West Reader on June 27, 2011 at 5:51 PM

I’m going to make a grand entrance when I show up in my custom macramed “Bitter Clinger” Tuxedo.

Good Solid B-Plus on June 27, 2011 at 5:42 PM

Typical White Person.

TexasDan on June 27, 2011 at 5:51 PM

Dear Lord is this man pathetic…

Renwaa on June 27, 2011 at 5:51 PM

After supper, the winner and the President will enjoy a pleasant stroll across the White House grounds, observing the First Lady hunting and running down her own meal.

Roy Rogers on June 27, 2011 at 5:52 PM

Dinner with the President? What is this? Publisher’s Clearhouse? This is repulsive.

zoyclem on June 27, 2011 at 5:53 PM

Would anyone here pass up an opportunity to scold Obowma to his face like BiBi Netanyahu did…

… whilst dining finely?

At least it would bring some class back to the White House…

… if only for one day.

Seven Percent Solution on June 27, 2011 at 5:53 PM

Would anyone here pass up an opportunity to scold Obowma to his face like BiBi Netanyahu did…

… whilst dining finely?

At least it would bring some class back to the White House…

… if only for one day.

Seven Percent Solution on June 27, 2011 at 5:53 PM

Teez…

Roy Rogers on June 27, 2011 at 5:57 PM

Joe the Plumber is stuffing the ballot box!

Roy Rogers on June 27, 2011 at 5:58 PM

“Third prize is you’re fired.” – Alec Baldwin, Glengarry Glen Ross

Doughboy on June 27, 2011 at 5:33 PM

Great movie and an absolutely great scene. It was written solely for Baldwin.

strictnein on June 27, 2011 at 6:00 PM

Of course if a certain candidate of the female persuasion did this it would be a sign of her money grubbing trailer park mentality.

Lily on June 27, 2011 at 6:00 PM

Of course if a certain candidate of the female persuasion did this it would be a sign of her money grubbing trailer park mentality.

Lily on June 27, 2011 at 6:00 PM

So true…

Roy Rogers on June 27, 2011 at 6:01 PM

Great movie and an absolutely great scene. It was written solely for Baldwin.

strictnein on June 27, 2011 at 6:00 PM

Hopefully in 2012 we can make Obama “hit the bricks”.

Doughboy on June 27, 2011 at 6:02 PM

Will there be french fries? Because I love me some french fries.
scalleywag on June 27, 2011 at 5:48 PM

Ya want mustard on those ??
If so … You’re baaaaaaad !!
;-)

pambi on June 27, 2011 at 6:04 PM

And as bonus entertainment Michelle will come in and eat a huge bowl of French Fries with both hands tied behind her back…

albill on June 27, 2011 at 6:04 PM

observing the First Lady hunting and running down her own meal.
Roy Rogers on June 27, 2011 at 5:52 PM

Not fair, lobsters aren’t exactly quick-moving on dry land.

Bishop on June 27, 2011 at 6:05 PM

Third prize is lobster w/ Michelle

Ditkaca on June 27, 2011 at 5:39 PM

That’s tofu-based imitation lobster.

itsnotaboutme on June 27, 2011 at 6:05 PM

Of course if a certain candidate of the female persuasion did this it would be a sign of her money grubbing trailer park mentality.

Lily on June 27, 2011 at 6:00 PM

Actually, I’m fairly sure Palin did this a a few years ago. I think there was an event where she was auctioned off as a dinner guest. It raised money for something. I’m too lazy to look it up right now, but it might have had something to do with promoting her book, and a charity for the troops. I don’t remember the reaction, but I’m sure there were naysayers. I believe the winning bid was around $60K. Anyone remember this?

joejm65 on June 27, 2011 at 6:05 PM

Is this going to be like the commencement speech fiasco?

Fallon on June 27, 2011 at 6:06 PM

And the carnival continues with its side shows.

multiuseless on June 27, 2011 at 6:07 PM

I think everyone who does not give 10K or less gets their ‘dream’ evening in the shredder as as one who gets the ‘dream’ dinner. Our family gives to get bho his money to crater our nation on April 15 and that is ALL his slug is gonna get.
L

letget on June 27, 2011 at 6:08 PM

“Third prize is you’re fired.” – Alec Baldwin, Glengarry Glen Ross

Doughboy on June 27, 2011 at 5:33 PM

..STOP! This thread’s over!

The War Planner on June 27, 2011 at 6:10 PM

Will Dinner with Barack actually be dinner with Barack, or will he have to go scoop up the dog crap again?

malclave on June 27, 2011 at 6:18 PM

aquaviva on June 27, 2011 at 5:34 PM

If I’ve told them once, I’ve told them a thousand times… Barack gets TOP BILLING!!

JohnGalt23 on June 27, 2011 at 6:24 PM

I just can’t believe what these people are doing…

Khun Joe on June 27, 2011 at 6:26 PM

Hey Barack! Go fetch me another pork chop!

Roy Rogers on June 27, 2011 at 6:29 PM

“That’s a big deal.”

He misquoted Biden.

Mr_Magoo on June 27, 2011 at 6:30 PM

Make it a Farewell Dinner and I’m in!

shov74 on June 27, 2011 at 6:33 PM

Hey, dinner and a schmoe!

karl9000 on June 27, 2011 at 6:34 PM

According to the website, no donation is needed to enter.
Cicero43 on June 27, 2011 at 5:45 PM

It’s a data mining operation. Everyone who signs up will be inundated with endless fundraising materials from the DNC, DSC and so on.

Buy Danish on June 27, 2011 at 6:46 PM

According to the website, no donation is needed to enter.
Cicero43 on June 27, 2011 at 5:45 PM

If a donation was required, the contest would be a lottery and illegal.

slp on June 27, 2011 at 7:00 PM

Is this like the schools requesting 0 to be their commencement speaker…few sent in requests? Not getting any interest in a dinner with just 0 so they are including Biden?

Oleta on June 27, 2011 at 7:08 PM

Hey Barack! Go fetch me another pork chop!

Roy Rogers on June 27, 2011 at 6:29 PM

Shhtcht!

He might have it hanging around his neck and come right back to your place.

Argh!

Key West Reader on June 27, 2011 at 7:10 PM

Has any other President done this? What’s the Lib spin on this? This seems weird and pathetic.

visions on June 27, 2011 at 7:11 PM

If I were in charge, I would order Barack Hussein Obama and Joseph Biden to my home.

I would order them to stand in my front yard and state their case. Why would I, as a competent American Citzen continue to fund their escapades?

After all, as an American Citizen and Taxpayer, they are accountable to me.

So, git along Joe Biden and whatsitsfaceBama. Report to my lawn at 8:08 am and bring your merry band of Marxists with you. Shine your boots, yeh bastids. You must past inspection.

Key West Reader on June 27, 2011 at 7:14 PM

Does the winner need to suffer Moochelle as well?

disa on June 27, 2011 at 7:17 PM

Not fair, lobsters aren’t exactly quick-moving on dry land.

Bishop on June 27, 2011 at 6:05 PM

Eddie Murphy on Michelle Obama

Roy Rogers on June 27, 2011 at 7:20 PM

It’s a data mining operation. Everyone who signs up will be inundated with endless fundraising materials from the DNC, DSC and so on.

Buy Danish on June 27, 2011 at 6:46 PM

Yeah, I signed up with a legitimate email address.

I’m looking forward to complaining about the spam to the ISPs.

malclave on June 27, 2011 at 7:26 PM

White House involvement aside, doesn’t making “winning” conditional on purchase make this a violation of the federal lottery laws?

bgoldman on June 27, 2011 at 7:26 PM

I’ve donated SEVERAL times. I know, I know. It’s $5.00 each time. But think of it…IF I WIN I can be the one busting Teh One’s, um, you know…CHOPS. I’d have to take speed talking classes (I am, after all, from TX) but I’d love to get all of the conservative talking points into that conversation!

Yellowdog12 on June 27, 2011 at 7:39 PM

Yellowdog12 on June 27, 2011 at 7:39 PM

PS – He ain’t gettin’ rich off of me either…

Yellowdog12 on June 27, 2011 at 7:41 PM

I’d rather do Del Taco with an axe murderer.

infidel4life on June 27, 2011 at 8:17 PM

What’s so funny about this is that they really seem to believe that Joe Biden is a well-respected, brilliant, and popular man!

tom on June 27, 2011 at 8:25 PM

Barack, tell Biden to polish my shoes after he refills my water.

MJZZZ on June 27, 2011 at 8:31 PM

The dignity of the office takes another hit from the No-Class empty suit currently occupying the White House.

GarandFan on June 27, 2011 at 8:38 PM

I received this fundraising e-mail from the Obama Campaign. I replied and told them to “Piss off”.

lobo603 on June 27, 2011 at 8:44 PM

Wouldn’t it be quite funny if the dinner date was postponed because Obama was out golfing instead?

LordDaMan on June 27, 2011 at 9:24 PM

This is a much better Ojesus ad. It captures the true essence of the Jugeared Jesus administration in all of its righteous glory.

Must-see TV.

hillbillyjim on June 27, 2011 at 9:43 PM

This reminds me of two things:

Infomercial:
Act now! The first 50 participants receive a bonus dinner with Joe Biden! That’s right, it won’t cost you a penny more!!

Rush Limbaugh Parody of Al Sharpton raising money through a raffle:
1st prize – Dinner with Al Sharpton, he pays.
2nd prize – Dinner with Al Sharpton, you pay.

jeffn21 on June 28, 2011 at 9:11 AM

I used the free link to sign up for this and I hope I win because I will definitely be asking questions Obama is not expecting.

http://www.barackobama.com/signup/dinner-with-barack

Can you image if all 3 people come from the free sign up and are not democrats or their supporters? :-)

JeffinSac on June 28, 2011 at 11:05 AM