Because nothing says “wedding present” like a donation to Obama’s reelection campaign

posted at 4:41 pm on June 22, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

It’s a fairly common practice for people with weddings or birthdays coming up to ask their friends and guests to donate money to a charity or cause of their choice instead of buying them an actual gift, and it looks like the Obama campaign just thought up the absolutely brilliant, not-at-all galling idea of capitalizing on that ritual. No, dear friends — this is not a joke.

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 don’t really feel the need to commentate further. It says so little, yet it says so much.


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The thing is…..many libbys will donate!

Opposite Day on June 22, 2012 at 4:43 PM

Sure, why not? I’m quite positive the greatest gift one could give me on my wedding day (who needs another toaster, after all?) is a donation to get this loser re-elected. I think I’d become bridezilla if that happened to me. ;)

totherightofthem on June 22, 2012 at 4:44 PM

The next step: Donate via wills!!! If Obamacare is enacted, there is no limit to the riches!!!

Mutnodjmet on June 22, 2012 at 4:44 PM

3.5 years in…did you think they had a modicum of shame?

tom daschle concerned on June 22, 2012 at 4:44 PM

If someone did that for my birthday – I would never speak to them again.

gophergirl on June 22, 2012 at 4:44 PM

Hey credit where it’s due–that’s pretty creative. Although I imagine it’d be a big turnoff for some hoped-for-gift-givers.

Mohonri on June 22, 2012 at 4:45 PM

Better idea: register for china and serve grilled dog on it in honor of Obama.

Ted Torgerson on June 22, 2012 at 4:45 PM

Breitbart lives.

Schadenfreude on June 22, 2012 at 4:45 PM

Obama, the most Arrogrant, Narcisstic Man on Earth, feels that a donaton to his campaign is bigger than another person’s wedding.

Scary.

sentinelrules on June 22, 2012 at 4:45 PM

I saw this earlier today. It looks like it should be in the Onion.

Nathan_OH on June 22, 2012 at 4:45 PM

“We know you wanted to bury dearly departed Grandma in a nice coffin over at Everlasting Acres, but what better way to honor her memory than to simply shove her corpse into a hastily dug hole behind the shed and instead donate the burial money to the Bark Campaign? Won’t you please give? Do it for Grandma.”

Bishop on June 22, 2012 at 4:45 PM

Actually a gravy boat would be a great gift — it symbolizes how the presidency has been one big gravy train for Obummer & Moochie.

KS Rex on June 22, 2012 at 4:45 PM

Barack is your husband too“.

Schadenfreude on June 22, 2012 at 4:45 PM

I think I’d rather have a blender

NerwenAldarion on June 22, 2012 at 4:46 PM

If he loses the election, can the gift-givers expect the ‘wedding gift’ to be returned?

In 2 months I expect to see ads like this:

“Donate $500 to my re-election campaign, and you can have sex with Michelle”

BobMbx on June 22, 2012 at 4:46 PM

Perfect way to remind your high school and college graduate that this is only the beginning… for Obama.

de rigueur on June 22, 2012 at 4:46 PM

Ladies and Gentlemen – The President of the United States of America…wedding reception napkins and plastic dinnerware. Available for a modest contribution of $1,000 or more.

AubieJon on June 22, 2012 at 4:47 PM

Well thank goodness team 0bama is not getting desperate or anything.

jukin3 on June 22, 2012 at 4:47 PM

The private sector is doing fine, so pay tribute to your King!

MadisonConservative on June 22, 2012 at 4:47 PM

Most pathetic campaign fundraising appeal ever!

Cecil on June 22, 2012 at 4:47 PM

If he loses the election, can the gift-givers expect the ‘wedding gift’ to be returned?

In 2 months I expect to see ads like this:

“Donate $500 to my re-election campaign, and you can have sex with Michelle”

BobMbx on June 22, 2012 at 4:46 PM

I wouldnt give you 500 cents

Conservative4ev on June 22, 2012 at 4:48 PM

BobMbx on June 22, 2012 at 4:46 PM

*vomit* :-)

KS Rex on June 22, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Dear Lord, these people are just so tacky and utterly detestable. The capper was the group of homosexual activists tweeting pictures of themselves at the White House giving the finger to Reagan’s portrait.

It took a hundred years and we have reached rock bottom morally, culturally and spiritually. don’t mean real Americans but, sadly, our so-called elites and leaders.

Loathsome and despicable. I cannot wait until they are removed from office. There isn’t enough disinfectant to clean the stink.

Rixon on June 22, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Julia approves.

John the Libertarian on June 22, 2012 at 4:48 PM

For gay marriages donate twice, in honor of Obama’s courageous evolution.

de rigueur on June 22, 2012 at 4:49 PM

Just when I think Barry can’t sink any lower, he once again exceeds my low expectations and goes even lower.

Not surprised. No one has ever accused the Obama’s of having any CLASS.

GarandFan on June 22, 2012 at 4:49 PM

Perfect opportunity to show up at an idiot liberal’s wedding where they are doing this. Help yourself to your fair share of the donations and gifts, and be on your merry way.

Its only fair, the wedding couple shouldn’t be so greedy.

tom daschle concerned on June 22, 2012 at 4:50 PM

It’s a fairly common practice for people with weddings or birthdays coming up to ask their friends and guests to donate money to a charity or cause of their choice instead of buying them an actual gift,

I’ve never seen this done for a wedding or birthday, only in obituary columns when in lieu of flowers people are asked to donate to a church or charity, such as a research fund to cancer if that was the cause of death, or some project special to the deceased.

This was incredibly tacky. At Breitbart, Ben Shapiro wrote:

Yesterday, Michelle Obama suggested that Americans give her husband money because he once shoveled snow around her car. He was apparently a husband to us all. Now, the Obama campaign is telling us that if we get remarried, we ought to send the gifts to our presidential ex.

INC on June 22, 2012 at 4:50 PM

“Slavery still exists in certain parts of Africa. If you were to sell your children and donate the proceeds to the Bark Campaign you would be doing your part to move America forward.”

Bishop on June 22, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Is this real life?

It is, the USA, circa 2012, a la Sanford and Son.

“Cash for Clunkers” was just the beginning.

2012, Nov. 6, in the privacy of your booth:

1. Are you better off than you and your family were 4 years ago?

2. Do you still want a semblance of decency for the U.S.A.?

p.s. leftists “if you said NO and YES you are a racist”

p.p.s. note to leftists – having such low expectations of the first black president, Clinton notwithstanding, is pure unsurpassed racism.

Schadenfreude on June 22, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Desperate is as desperate does.

I think he, or his handlers, are too stupid to be mortified at this “invitation” to donate to the campaign.

ABO2012

herm2416 on June 22, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Did Valerie Jarrett’s lovely daughter opt in? Did they skip the reception where 200 police office were pulled off duty to attend to this gathering of well-wishing friends and family.

vityas on June 22, 2012 at 4:51 PM

I’m one lucky son-of-a-gun. Our daughter is getting married a week from Sunday and I can’t think of a better gift for an apolitical newly hired teacher.

On second thought I do kind of like sleeping in our bed.

antipc on June 22, 2012 at 4:51 PM

Oh my God – this is hilariously ridiculous. Barry and ‘Team Turdhead’ are so stinkin’ desperate, it is beyond belief.

Pork-Chop on June 22, 2012 at 4:52 PM

We have a child for a president

xdwall on June 22, 2012 at 4:52 PM

Got any gold in your teeth? Pull them and send it to the Obama campaign.

Mark1971 on June 22, 2012 at 4:52 PM

OT – Germany beat Greece in soccer. Real war to ensue in 3…2…1

Schadenfreude on June 22, 2012 at 4:52 PM

anyone fired up a good hashtag for this yet? What about #ObamaGifts..

- In lieu of a solvent Social Security program, I donated $20 to Obama’s reelection campaign. #ObamaGifts
- In lieu of energy policies that create jobs, I donated $20 to Obama’s reelection campaign. #ObamaGifts
- In lieu of affordable health care reforms, I donated $20 to Obama’s reelection campaign. #ObamaGifts

and on and on… what a joke

gatorboy on June 22, 2012 at 4:52 PM

…In 2 months I expect to see ads like this:

“Donate $500 to my re-election campaign, and you can have sex with Michelle”

BobMbx on June 22, 2012 at 4:46 PM

He’s trying to attract donors, not drive them away.

Fenris on June 22, 2012 at 4:52 PM

bar or bat mitzvah

I’ve got the ultimate gift for Jewish Obama fans. How about presenting a framed, autographed copy of this photo.

Kataklysmic on June 22, 2012 at 4:52 PM

“All your giftesses are belong to us” – Barak
(I posted that on his site as InLieuOfGifts)

SnowSun on June 22, 2012 at 4:52 PM

“Donate $500 to my re-election campaign, and you can have sex with Michelle”

BobMbx on June 22, 2012 at 4:46 PM

Dude, serioulsy? Ewwwwwww. That’s just………disturbing.

iurockhead on June 22, 2012 at 4:52 PM

If someone did that for my birthday – I would never speak to them again.

gophergirl on June 22, 2012 at 4:44 PM

amen sister

cmsinaz on June 22, 2012 at 4:53 PM

This is utter desperation by Obama and his campaign.

mnjg on June 22, 2012 at 4:53 PM

How about an Obama yard sale? Get rid of that old stuff piling up in your house and help reelect Obama.

Mark1971 on June 22, 2012 at 4:53 PM

so who needs 3 toaster ovens, donate to me instead

cmsinaz on June 22, 2012 at 4:54 PM

I wouldn’t attend a wedding with such a tacky request…

OmahaConservative on June 22, 2012 at 4:54 PM

“Obesity is on the rise in America. Do your part to combat obesity by not buying any more food and instead donating the money to the Obuma campaign 2012.”

Bishop on June 22, 2012 at 4:55 PM

Very telling.

How long before O’Butthead resorts to going door to door with those old-fashioned UNICEF collection boxes?

Presidentin’ is hard. They didn’t tell me that when they gave me those nice shiny things to read them big words off of.

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on June 22, 2012 at 4:55 PM

This is what spending millions on a social media campaign gets you…

Vashta.Nerada on June 22, 2012 at 4:56 PM

I wouldn’t attend a wedding with such a tacky request…

OmahaConservative on June 22, 2012 at 4:54 PM

I would go, but I would wear my Obama “Welcome Back, Carter” T-shirt.

Mark1971 on June 22, 2012 at 4:56 PM

Leftists, please send donations when someone dies too.

Schadenfreude on June 22, 2012 at 4:56 PM

Uninvited wedding crashers!

Go home, Obozo, and stay out of our private lives.

OneVision on June 22, 2012 at 4:56 PM

This ghetto trash is utterly classless. Unbelievable…they are truly desperate.

rjh on June 22, 2012 at 4:56 PM

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on June 22, 2012 at 4:55 PM

instead of tip jars in the bars, it’ll be BHO jars…

cmsinaz on June 22, 2012 at 4:56 PM

As Rush so aptly wondered, did any of the guests at Valerie Jarret’s daughter’s wedding get the request to donate in lieu of gifts.

rjoco1 on June 22, 2012 at 4:57 PM

Don’t adopt more dogs and cats in need – send the money to the Obama campaign instead.

Schadenfreude on June 22, 2012 at 4:57 PM

They are pigs. This should be spread as far and wide as possible, as independents won’t like it at all.

matthew8787 on June 22, 2012 at 4:57 PM

“Barack is your husband too“.

Schadenfreude on June 22, 2012 at 4:45 PM

And for $3 you too can have a chance to spend a night with the man of your dreams.

Really, that’s all that’s left to auction off.

MNHawk on June 22, 2012 at 4:58 PM

If it wasn’t for low class, I’d have no class at all.

Kaffa on June 22, 2012 at 4:58 PM

“Obesity is on the rise in America. Do your part to combat obesity by not buying any more food and instead donating the money to the Obuma campaign 2012.”

Bishop on June 22, 2012 at 4:55 PM

LOL!! I am sure Moochelle would spearhead that campaign.

OneVision on June 22, 2012 at 4:58 PM

Instead of hiring a clown to host the kiddie party, tell the little darlings that you’re donating to a bigger clown… mmmm, mmmm, mmmm. And they each already owe him $46,156 to pay off his debt.

de rigueur on June 22, 2012 at 4:58 PM

I don’t have the money, but I think I will send the Obama campaign a blender. They’ll probably need it anyway.

Erich66 on June 22, 2012 at 4:59 PM

The private sector is doing fine, so pay tribute to your King!

MadisonConservative on June 22, 2012 at 4:47 PM

Methinks that this thread is gonna hit 200+, at least, given the comedic absurdity of this.

But I’m curious as to what’s next, a repeat of “Braveheart”? Is King LongWords gonna invoke Prima Nocta on behalf his lords…errr…democrat operatives? Seems to fit well with the whole wedding-gift angle:

Newlywed husbands! What better gift to give to your new Lord Obama than the gift of your new wife’s sexual honor to a local government representative?

SnarkySam on June 22, 2012 at 4:59 PM

If you or a loved one dies, transfer the inheritance proceeds to the Obama campaign.

Schadenfreude on June 22, 2012 at 4:59 PM

Actually a gravy boat would be a great gift — it symbolizes how the presidency has been one big gravy train for Obummer & Moochie.

KS Rex on June 22, 2012 at 4:45 PM

I like gravy. Mmm…gravy.

What’s the blog post for July? Sell your kidney, appendix, or spleen & send the proceeds to Obama?

22044 on June 22, 2012 at 4:59 PM

Liberals across the country are wondering why they weren’t invited to any weddings or birthday parties in 2012.

Friends don’t let friends support Democrats!

wren on June 22, 2012 at 4:59 PM

Don’t adopt more dogs and cats in need – send the money to the Obama campaign instead.

Schadenfreude on June 22, 2012 at 4:57 PM

Or send him the dogs.

de rigueur on June 22, 2012 at 4:59 PM

Related: New Ad: The Most Arrogant Man In The World.
Stay ignorant, my friends!

KS Rex on June 22, 2012 at 4:59 PM

If someone did that for my birthday – I would never speak to them again.

gophergirl on June 22, 2012 at 4:44 PM

I agree. That’s a pretty dumb idea.

Mini-14 on June 22, 2012 at 5:00 PM

looking to start a new chapter of your life in a new house?

Good for you, we’re taking all your gifts and making you start with nothing. To heck with you all, we need money… BWAHAHAHA

Great… Obama is a Cartoon Villain parody version of himself now… I’m glad to see a President I can easily respect and admire. *sigh*

gekkobear on June 22, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Instead of donating to cancer, veterans, AIDS, orphanage and other related causes, send money to the Obama campaign.

Schadenfreude on June 22, 2012 at 5:00 PM

To paraphrase the old Minnesota Vikings coach (whose name escapes me at the moment) about O’Butthead:

“He was who we thought he was”

Fraud.

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on June 22, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Oh, you’ve had an abortion? Send a gift in memory of your discarded child to the Committee to Re-Elect Barack Obama.

DaveDief on June 22, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Since they are hoovering up all the available cash, maybe the Prezzie can send out little hand-held Dirt Devils as gifts to all donors….

MTF on June 22, 2012 at 5:01 PM

Did Valerie Jarrett’s lovely daughter opt in? Did they skip the reception where 200 police office were pulled off duty to attend to this gathering of well-wishing friends and family.

vityas on June 22, 2012 at 4:51 PM

Imagine having that thing for a mother-in-law. That had to be true desperation.

slickwillie2001 on June 22, 2012 at 5:01 PM

Wonder if the guests at Ashley Biden’s wedding last month were so instructed?

matthew8787 on June 22, 2012 at 5:01 PM

They are nothing more than trash.

Tater Salad on June 22, 2012 at 5:01 PM

Well, the person who is getting married has to sign up for it, just like a registry on Target or something.

If I discovered that a couple had signed up for this, I would not even bother to attend the wedding.

Alana on June 22, 2012 at 5:01 PM

Are you better off now than you were two years ago?

Absolutely.

crr6 on May 30, 2011 at 5:35 PM

Del Dolemonte on June 22, 2012 at 5:02 PM

“Donate $500 to my re-election campaign, and you can have sex with Michelle”
BobMbx on June 22, 2012 at 4:46 PM

And no one is calling for this idiots head? God forbid the liberal had said

“Donate $500 to my re-election campaign, and you can have sex with Michelle Ann”
BobMbx on June 22, 2012 at 4:46 PM

Uppereastside on June 22, 2012 at 5:02 PM

Personally,

I’d rather have a new gravy bowl.

jersey taxpayer on June 22, 2012 at 5:02 PM

If you send you wedding gifts to Obama, does he also get a cut when you divorce?

Tater Salad on June 22, 2012 at 5:03 PM

Why don’t they fix SNAP cards so you can use them to donate over the phone or internet to little Bammie’s campaign?

slickwillie2001 on June 22, 2012 at 5:03 PM

…my goodness…you can dress some people up…but you just can’t take them out…no shame.

KOOLAID2 on June 22, 2012 at 5:04 PM

Have a sick elderly parent that suffers from dementia? Have them change their will to donate to the Obama campaign and trick them into signing a document giving you instructions to pull the plug.

Mark1971 on June 22, 2012 at 5:04 PM

A better idea–send Obama flowers in lieu of campaign funds. They’ll wilt by November.

Steve Z on June 22, 2012 at 5:04 PM

C’mon Erika, you stole this off of the Onion, right?

Right?

C’mon.

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on June 22, 2012 at 5:04 PM

I hope a lot of people do this. Then, when he loses, they will have wasted their money, and I’ll feel even better.

SailorMark on June 22, 2012 at 5:05 PM

Maybe the Clintons will auction off the furniture and silver they stole from the White House in 2001 and donate those proceeds.

matthew8787 on June 22, 2012 at 5:05 PM

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on June 22, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Dennis Green, who left Minnesota & coached the Cardinals for a few years. He made that comment after the Cardinals blew a late lead & lost to the Bears in a Monday night game.

22044 on June 22, 2012 at 5:05 PM

And liberals want government out of their bedrooms, but they want Obama in their weddings. Makes perfect sense. Most. Intrusive. Government. Evah!

txmomof6 on June 22, 2012 at 5:05 PM

“Barack is your husband too“.

Schadenfreude on June 22, 2012 at 4:45 PM

I thought the polygamy jokes were reserved only for the mocking of Romney and Mormonism.

vegconservative on June 22, 2012 at 5:05 PM

Again….this is from The Onion, right? This must be satire.

visions on June 22, 2012 at 5:06 PM

If I discovered that a couple had signed up for this, I would not even bother to attend the wedding.

Alana on June 22, 2012 at 5:01 PM

But I might inform them that I had sent a donation to the Romney campaign on their behalf.

de rigueur on June 22, 2012 at 5:06 PM

Uppereastside on June 22, 2012 at 5:02 PM

Are you going to be ok? You should have a glass of water or something, that always seems to help me.

Bishop on June 22, 2012 at 5:07 PM

Uppereastside on June 22, 2012 at 5:02 PM

Aren’t you cute today. Did you send some money to Obama?

22044 on June 22, 2012 at 5:07 PM

22044 on June 22, 2012 at 5:05 PM

Thx for that. I could remember the Dennis part :)

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on June 22, 2012 at 5:07 PM

I saw this and thought it was a joke.
I can’t believe it’s true!

ArmyAunt on June 22, 2012 at 5:08 PM

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