A little over a month ago, Barack Obama’s re-election campaign announced that he would gratefully accept your wedding gifts, if you so chose to bestow upon him the honor of including him and his agenda in your most blessed of occasions. Who needs a blender when you can give the gift of America.
Despite it being the height of wedding season, and despite there being an almost certain percentage of newly-wedded couples who are so comfortable in their moral and intellectual superiority that they would undertake giving their guests honorary Democratic party memberships in lieu of Jordin almonds or saved whales or whatnot, it seems not a lot of them took Obama up on his offer.
Seems people would much rather have a blender than class warfare.
President Obama’s bizarre marriage-theme fund-raising scheme — where he asks couples to request campaign donations from their guests in lieu of wedding gifts — has been a total flop.
The desperate initiative, dubbed “the Event Registry,” is being mocked by event planners and couples — and shows how desperate the Obama campaign is to keep up with GOP contender Mitt Romney’s fund-raising.
Campaign officials launched the initiative in late June, the same month Obama raised just $71 million compared to Romney’s $100 million.
So far, “the Event Registry” has been all but ignored on social-media sites — even though Facebook, Twitter and other networks have been a strong suit for the Obama campaign.
It could be taking a while to take off because everyone thought this was so bizarre that it could only be a joke. A wedding registry where you can give gifts to a Presidential candidate? Voluntarily forgoing your only chance to collect all the available sizes of Crock Pot in pursuit of more hope and change? What’s next? Selling internal organs on the black market to raise money for direct mail?
You have two kidneys. You don’t need both.
Incidentally, if you want to lose respect for humanity, Google ‘Obama cakes.’ The fact that there are over 18,000 image results should hold you for a while.