Obama now issuing instructional videos on how to send him money

posted at 9:34 pm on July 31, 2012 by Allahpundit

Key quote from a guy who broke his promise four years ago to accept public financing so that he could assemble the most lucrative campaign in American history: “We don’t get some of the massive checks that the other side does.” That tearing sound you hear is the sound of your heart breaking.

In fairness to O, this is a savvy clip insofar as it’s easy to take for granted how many voters — especially older ones — might have trouble figuring out how to donate online. To you and me, it’s second nature. To a 65-year-old who just got an iPad and has been surfing the ‘Net for just a few months, it may be a revelation. Just look at how simple it is! Why, you don’t even need your address to match the address on the credit card you’re using.


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You racists!

Schadenfreude on July 31, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Electrongod will you and I write him a check…that will bounce?

KOOLAID2 on July 31, 2012 at 9:36 PM

I already gave at the bridal registry….

*heh*

ted c on July 31, 2012 at 9:36 PM

He didn’t build the Internet.

Good Lt on July 31, 2012 at 9:36 PM

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAAAA!!!!1111

tom daschle concerned on July 31, 2012 at 9:37 PM

“..Occupation:……Me”

Dongemaharu on July 31, 2012 at 9:39 PM

Oh how the mighty have fallen

gophergirl on July 31, 2012 at 9:39 PM

Jeebus, he even types like a girl!

natasha333 on July 31, 2012 at 9:39 PM

Why, you don’t even need your address to match the address on the credit card you’re using.

Palestinians, start your engines!

faraway on July 31, 2012 at 9:39 PM

400 trillion cool guy blogger points to the first yahoo that sends obama a video on how to leave our money where it is.

ted c on July 31, 2012 at 9:39 PM

As a federal employee, isn’t he barred from donating?

Obviously it’s an advertisement, but doesn’t perception create reality?

(Ok, yes, it’s a moot point – nobody’s going to prosecute him even if he did actually do it and it was illegal… much less for the appearance of doing something illegal)

knob on July 31, 2012 at 9:40 PM

I wonder if I sent a check made out to Mitt Romney to the Obama campaign, if they’d try to cash it.

Left Coast Right Mind on July 31, 2012 at 9:40 PM

To a 65-year-old who just got an iPad and has been surfing the ‘Net for just a few months, it may be a revelation.

For this demographic, he could also add a pitch on how they should ditch the plans for a funeral and burial, go with a prepaid cremation, and give the rest to the One.

Wethal on July 31, 2012 at 9:41 PM

Could you imagine Reagan doing this? This is gold.

Marcus on July 31, 2012 at 9:41 PM

Duh! HELP!

Send him money? Is he crazzzeeeeeeeeeee… Muahhhhhhhahahaha…

Scrumpy on July 31, 2012 at 9:42 PM

He apparently has a lot of time on his hands.

Ben Hur on July 31, 2012 at 9:43 PM

Pantload…

Seven Percent Solution on July 31, 2012 at 9:45 PM

He donated $5,000 to himself. LOL. Desperation.

http://www.politico.com/politico44/2012/07/obama-donates-to-himself-130613.html

Philly on July 31, 2012 at 9:45 PM

I can never figure out the “big checks” written to the Dems, $40,000 a plate and such . . . the limit is $2,500 per person, so how does this work ?

williampeck1958 on July 31, 2012 at 9:45 PM

“They just need me to guide them through the process. That must be why donations are down. There can be no other reason.”

/dearleader

CurtZHP on July 31, 2012 at 9:45 PM

“First of all everybody should know that I really care about this campaign…”

LMFAO…

tom daschle concerned on July 31, 2012 at 9:45 PM

I’ve got an instructional video for ya Barry, it explains how you pack the dishes for the movers.

reddevil on July 31, 2012 at 9:46 PM

did he ask where them twitter tubes connect to the computer??

ted c on July 31, 2012 at 9:46 PM

I’ve got an instructional video for ya Barry, it explains how you pack the dishes for the movers.

reddevil on July 31, 2012 at 9:46 PM

heh! do you really need to pack paper plates and plastic forks??

ted c on July 31, 2012 at 9:47 PM

Its a nice little clip for him, but I didn’t find any real instructional value that would benefit anyone who’s never donated before.

LukeinNE on July 31, 2012 at 9:49 PM

D e s p e r a t e.

the new aesthetic on July 31, 2012 at 9:49 PM

Obama: A panhandler making $500K taxpayer dollars a year.

I bet Bono is jealous.

Liam on July 31, 2012 at 9:51 PM

I can never figure out the “big checks” written to the Dems, $40,000 a plate and such . . . the limit is $2,500 per person, so how does this work ?

williampeck1958 on July 31, 2012 at 9:45 PM

My understanding is that the limit goes to the canidate’s primary fund, then the canidate’s general fund, with the remainder going the DNC election fund, which I don’t believe is limited on amounts.

darury on July 31, 2012 at 9:51 PM

I am not surprised at this how-yo video. His voters are the ones who can’t figure out how to get an I.D. either.

HawaiiLwyr on July 31, 2012 at 9:52 PM

I think their fundraising slogan should simply be, “Obama 2012: It’s his money. You didn’t earn that.”

SoRight on July 31, 2012 at 9:52 PM

We don’t get some of the massive checks the other side gets.

This from the guy who outspent McCain some 5 or 6 to 1.

Paul-Cincy on July 31, 2012 at 9:53 PM

“First of all everybody should know that I really care about this campaign…(for and about me)

LMFAO…

tom daschle concerned on July 31, 2012 at 9:45 PM

Accuracy in media…

Liam on July 31, 2012 at 9:54 PM

He donated $5,000 to himself. LOL. Desperation.

http://www.politico.com/politico44/2012/07/obama-donates-to-himself-130613.html

Philly on July 31, 2012 at 9:45 PM

He keeps saying “People like me, who don’t need more tax cuts!”. It has been making me think he ought to spend some of his own money rather than ask people for their wedding presents and graduation money. He’s obviously not willing to risk much on his chances!

Night Owl on July 31, 2012 at 9:55 PM

Obama now issuing instructional videos on how to send him money

Why??

He knows how to bankrupt America…

Electrongod on July 31, 2012 at 9:56 PM

isn’t he barred from donating?

knob on July 31, 2012 at 9:40 PM

Actually, he’s already donated $5,000 to himself.

IrishEi on July 31, 2012 at 9:56 PM

Ha! I wish I knew how to spell the sound that just came out of my mouth- but thank you Obama for learning us how to send you money. You be the awesomest.

BettyRuth on July 31, 2012 at 9:57 PM

Doesn’t this guy have any self-respect?

Liam on July 31, 2012 at 9:57 PM

Actually, he’s already donated $5,000 to himself.

IrishEi on July 31, 2012 at 9:56 PM

And can probably claim it as a tax deduction to boot.

Liam on July 31, 2012 at 9:58 PM

Hmmm….the guy who was going to have a BILLION dollar campaign reduced to pleading for money.

From ANY source.

GarandFan on July 31, 2012 at 9:58 PM

His voters need this as bad as Al Gore’s needed voting instructions in South Florida. He isn’t taking chances.

dentalque on July 31, 2012 at 9:59 PM

We don’t get the massive amount of checks the other side gets..”

Gee, Obama….I wonder why?

Electrongod on July 31, 2012 at 10:00 PM

Wait till PresNitWit Petey txts his peeps on their free Obama phones on how to rock the vote and rock the repub voters, you wingnuts will really be laughing then. s/

ConcealedKerry on July 31, 2012 at 10:01 PM

Cuda on Greta.

Philly on July 31, 2012 at 10:01 PM

After watching the video, I still cannot fathom the fact that this guy is actually president.

long_cat on July 31, 2012 at 10:02 PM

The donation I’d like to give him would get me banned from teh interwebs.

SagebrushPuppet on July 31, 2012 at 10:04 PM

Dude spent his entire existence beg, borrow, and stealing.

And 52% of the electorate fell for it!

tom daschle concerned on July 31, 2012 at 10:05 PM

“After you’re done donating online, sell your computer and mail the money to me at the White House. Thank you and good night.”

-TFGRP

Bishop on July 31, 2012 at 10:06 PM

My, how the mighty have fallen. Hee hee hee.

Philly on July 31, 2012 at 10:06 PM

Like the ATM Machine replacing bank tellers back when crap,
Obama is replacing the How To vids…….oh the outrage!!
(sarc).

canopfor on July 31, 2012 at 10:07 PM

After watching the video, I still cannot fathom the fact that this guy is actually president.

long_cat on July 31, 2012 at 10:02 PM

He reminds me of an evangelist preaching for money.

Electrongod on July 31, 2012 at 10:07 PM

Sorry, Barry. You’re going down. Newly-discovered (bogus) slave blood notwithstanding.

Too bad The People were not in charge of all the AA freebies you have enjoyed over your academic and political careers.

The People would have left you in Hawaii sucking on you bong. As you deserved.

minnesoter on July 31, 2012 at 10:08 PM

“This is really convenient.”

BAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

Chuck Schick on July 31, 2012 at 10:08 PM

What’s most telling is that Obama himself is doing this. Way to keep the presidency classy.

They must truly be desperate if they think the need HIM to do this. Very thin on surrogates. Don’t they have ANYBODY their own people (Dems) respect? They’re not even using Biden or Mooch. What’s next, having the Obama daughters beg on YouTube? Paying Billy Jeff in hookers to do it?

Mayday on July 31, 2012 at 10:10 PM

Next: Reverse mortgages for Obama. You know it’s coming. Embrace it.

Curtiss on July 31, 2012 at 10:10 PM

Obama has slipped to a new low, becoming totally base. Only homeless and hopeless street junkies behave like this guy is now reduced to doing.

Liam on July 31, 2012 at 10:10 PM

Think a clip will make it into a Romney ad?

Vote Romney, and you won’t have to see your president beg for money or bow before foreigners.

Mayday on July 31, 2012 at 10:13 PM

What’s he doing there in the photo? Inventing the Internet?

minnesoter on July 31, 2012 at 10:14 PM

“And remember to put the correct date and year down!”

Wyle B. Obama
Super Genius

jukin3 on July 31, 2012 at 10:16 PM

My word – do they have any idea how stupid this makes them look? Do they really need to show seniors how to donate to them online with a video posted (gasp!) online? How the heck did seniors manage to donate pre-Obama tutorial? Not to mention that this makes Obama look like a real dope. Can you imagine Reagan, Bush or Clinton doing this because I sure can’t – the only thing I can figure is that Obama’s numbers must be God-awful if he’s stooping to this level all while having his toady Gold Bond Reid float another rumor that Romney’s a decade long tax-evader. Criminy, how the mighty have fallen…..

volnation on July 31, 2012 at 10:17 PM

My first thought was that he was reserving a tee time. But of course that is what the Secret Service is for.

Maybe he’s ordering a Papa Johns pizza.

minnesoter on July 31, 2012 at 10:18 PM

I love the smell of desperation in the morning!!

PattyJ on July 31, 2012 at 10:20 PM

This is what happens when people fail to complete high school.
 
Uppereastside on July 6, 2012 at 1:43 PM

rogerb on July 31, 2012 at 10:23 PM

It’s getting a little old (no pun intended) for you, AP, and some of your posters to continually assume that anyone over 65 is just now learning how to use computers. We were the ones who taught you how to use them. As for the POTUS, he is, as usual, talking down to his audience.

jintrabar on July 31, 2012 at 10:23 PM

Criminy, how the mighty have fallen…..

volnation on July 31, 2012 at 10:17 PM

My view is that if they were ‘mighty’ in the first place, Obama wouldn’t be trying yet another self-aggrandizing stunt.

Jiminy Cricket!

Julia
Wedding gifts et.al. to him instead of to the normal/usual recipients
And now this

What’s next–sell your newborn on the black market for Obama?

Liam on July 31, 2012 at 10:24 PM

rogerb on July 31, 2012 at 10:23 PM

Nice touch…

Liam on July 31, 2012 at 10:25 PM

What a cry baby. This from the guy who broke all the records last time around. I think he’s in trouble.

COgirl on July 31, 2012 at 10:26 PM

Donate your dentures to PresNitWit Petey, tough times call for tough measures!

ConcealedKerry on July 31, 2012 at 10:27 PM

Donate your dentures to PresNitWit Petey, tough times call for tough measures!

ConcealedKerry on July 31, 2012 at 10:27 PM

And your eyeglasses, too!

Shave your head and sell your hair for Obama!

Liam on July 31, 2012 at 10:29 PM

Does Barry not boil everything Democrats is to its element: cannot control spending other people’s money, and thus wanting more and more of your money.

bayview on July 31, 2012 at 10:30 PM

What a cry baby. This from the guy who broke all the records last time around. I think he’s in trouble.

COgirl on July 31, 2012 at 10:26 PM

Let’s hope he breaks another one – worst landslide loss in a presidential election.

Philly on July 31, 2012 at 10:33 PM

reddevil on July 31, 2012 at 9:46 PM

LMAO!

PatriotGal2257 on July 31, 2012 at 10:35 PM

volnation on July 31, 2012 at 10:17 PM

Ha! And of course ol’ Dingy Harry made all his millions, while “serving” the public, on the up & up. Oh yeah. No need to pull up Reid’s tax forms from ten or twenty years ago. He’s a Democrat. But not only that: he’s a Democrat who has made the full transition to class-warfare Marxian Progressive. The MSM will not disturb him. He’s on the Obama team to redefine America as a sub-superpower, Euro-styled nanny state that bows to tinhorn Muslim (and Latin American) dictators.

minnesoter on July 31, 2012 at 10:35 PM

I’m guessing that a hundred years from now they’ll still be uncovering sinister, illegal, disgusting, despicable things this prezuhdunce and his corrupt administration did over a mere four years.

stukinIL4now on July 31, 2012 at 10:38 PM

Donate your dentures to PresNitWit Petey, tough times call for tough measures!

ConcealedKerry on July 31, 2012 at 10:27 PM

The dentures should rightfully go to Louise Slaughter.

PatriotGal2257 on July 31, 2012 at 10:42 PM

I know I may be picking nits, but isn’t his employer technically THE PEOPLE of the United States of America?

TugboatPhil on July 31, 2012 at 10:42 PM

I can never figure out the “big checks” written to the Dems, $40,000 a plate and such . . . the limit is $2,500 per person, so how does this work ?

williampeck1958 on July 31, 2012 at 9:45 PM

%5000 per individual per candidate per cycle. $30,800 per individual per party per cycle. Then Romney has also started cutting in state parties that he controls. I have to assume Team Liar does the same for the Liar in Chief.

JohnGalt23 on July 31, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Gee, I went to the YouTube page for this video and all the comments were positive towards the President.

He must be really popular.

TugboatPhil on July 31, 2012 at 10:45 PM

I know I may be picking nits, but isn’t his employer technically THE PEOPLE of the United States of America?

TugboatPhil on July 31, 2012 at 10:42 PM

and we have to wait 4 years to can his commie ass.

Rio Linda Refugee on July 31, 2012 at 10:46 PM

I know I may be picking nits, but isn’t his employer technically THE PEOPLE of the United States of America?

TugboatPhil on July 31, 2012 at 10:42 PM

A mere technicality, according to the premise of the ‘old’ Constitution as opposed to the liberal ‘living’ one. Obama won, after all; the (last) election is over, as he reminded McCain.

/snark

Liam on July 31, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Gee, I went to the YouTube page for this video and all the comments were positive towards the President.

He must be really popular.

TugboatPhil on July 31, 2012 at 10:45 PM

And you can’t fix ‘regular’ stupid, let alone the industrial-strength variety.

Liam on July 31, 2012 at 10:49 PM

I’m really suprised that little Bammie hasn’t come up with a quick and easy way to show supporters how to write your Last Will and Testament so that if you die between now and the election, you can give your estate to the Bamster. It would be a Last Will that would time out.

They could do it as a kind of a LegalZoom attachment to their website. Maybe they could do a joint venture with one of those legal websites.

slickwillie2001 on July 31, 2012 at 10:49 PM

I know I may be picking nits, but isn’t his employer technically THE PEOPLE of the United States of America?

TugboatPhil on July 31, 2012 at 10:42 PM

But Valerie Jarrett is his boss.

slickwillie2001 on July 31, 2012 at 10:50 PM

Why is he using a mouse when the MacBook Pro he’s using has a trackpad? Watching him, I get the feeling he’s never scene a laptop before. But as long as he’s doing a demo, what not demo something useful like how to put a condom on a cucumber? That way we’ll have a lot less red-diaper babies in the future.

SpiderMike on July 31, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Send your holey socks and worn out under wear to Obama tough times call for tough measures and when the going gets tough we resist we much!

ConcealedKerry on July 31, 2012 at 10:52 PM

If you want to see liberals at their usual, watch The Big Bang Theory and take special note of the character, Sheldon.

Liam on July 31, 2012 at 10:56 PM

SpiderMike on July 31, 2012 at 10:52 PM

If I’m making a Flash presentation or Illustrator graphics on my MacBook Pro, I use a wireless mouse or a stylus and tablet. I teach graphic design part-time and I can attest from experience that it’s a total pain in the ass to show a student how to do something in any Adobe Creative Suite program when all he or she has is the track pad on a laptop. Makes everything much harder than it needs to be, when I’m also trying to teach the simplest and most efficient method to create something.

Now if all I’m doing is browsing articles and replying to comments, I might use my track pad if I’m too lazy to get my mouse. :)

PatriotGal2257 on July 31, 2012 at 11:00 PM

SpiderMike on July 31, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Why is he using a MacBook Pro anyway? I thought he hated Steve Jobs’ guts (posthumously) because, you know, Apple is one of those eeeeevillll capitalist companies. /

PatriotGal2257 on July 31, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Obama now issuing instructional videos on how to send him money.

The next stop for Barry: Pioneering ShamWow internet info-mercials.

locomotivebreath1901 on July 31, 2012 at 11:06 PM

Meanwhile, there hasn’t been a jobs council meeting in 6 months and the last time “Economic Daily Briefing” appeared on his official White House schedule was April 26, 2011. This is what’s on his plate?

lynncgb on July 31, 2012 at 11:07 PM

The next stop for Barry: Pioneering ShamWow internet info-mercials.

locomotivebreath1901 on July 31, 2012 at 11:06 PM

ROFLMAO!!!

Or maybe a Slap-Chop. The possibilities are endless. :)

PatriotGal2257 on July 31, 2012 at 11:09 PM

What’s next–sell your newborn on the black market for Obama?

Liam on July 31, 2012 at 10:24 PM

Racist we much….

JohnGalt23 on July 31, 2012 at 11:21 PM

I call it something else completely.

Begging.
Panhandling.
Sponging.

Either way he can go to hell.

O/T, I answered the phone this morning, it was for my wife. The DNC was begging for money. I blew a whistle into the phone, then said “hello? you still there?” The voice said “wow, yes, what on earth was that?”

So I blew the whistle again as hard as I could then nearly laughed a wet spot into my pants as I hung up the phone.

Wolfmoon on July 31, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Oh no! Tell me he is NOT using an Apple product! Now he even defiles the innovation and excellence he otherwise so disdains. Oh, the humanity!

He MUST be defeated!

Whitewolf7070 on July 31, 2012 at 11:24 PM

This guy is president right?

Conservative4ev on July 31, 2012 at 11:24 PM

Latest Choomie campaign slogan:
.
.
“But wait-there’s more!!”

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on August 1, 2012 at 12:20 AM

Just curious. Is that his computer or the governments he’s using in his campaign? Hmmmmm?

skatz51 on August 1, 2012 at 12:25 AM

Man, that’s just pathetic. What’s next… a cup full of pencils?

JohnGalt23 on August 1, 2012 at 12:31 AM

Doodad Pro emails to say, “We are the ones who make a brighter day, so let’s start giving.”

Mr. Wednesday Night on August 1, 2012 at 12:57 AM

Someone needs to ‘jack this video and show him entering his credit card info for membership in an all-access pass to a porn site.

tpitman on August 1, 2012 at 5:47 AM

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