Right on cue, and as a perfect follow up to my post yesterday, Little Barry Soetoro, AKA, Barack Hussein Obama, President of the United States of America sent me an email. O.K., it wasn't really him, it was his campaign apparatus. I still laughed though. To give you that same knee slapper feeling, here, in its entirety, is that email.
Tomorrow night, we'll pick the first of four supporters who will sit down with me for dinner.
I'm hoping you'll take me up on the invitation.
Donate $2 or whatever you can today to be automatically entered for the chance to be my first dinner guest.
These meals are one simple thing that sets this campaign apart. The seats at our table don't belong to any Washington lobbyist or powerful interest.
These seats are yours.
Donate $2 or more today and be automatically entered to win:
Hope to see you,
Now I ask you, is this the money raising methodology of someone expecting to actually raise $1 Billion? We've heard that number bandied about and feared it like a gun being pulled on us at the O.K. Corral. Bear in mind that this, "win a dream date with Barack and Joe," contest started out asking for a ten spot originally. It was quickly marked down to $5.00, then 4,3,2, and I even read over at HotAir that 8 bits will land you firmly entered into this hapless raffle. What we have now, is a President who is begging all of America to dig through those cushions on your Davenport or through the floor mats of your car for loose change in order to fund his Presidential reelection bid. Perhaps it's truly better this way, since his policies have led to an economic malaise which makes Jimmy Carter seem positively Presidential by comparison.
President Obama, the same man who has spent the last 6 years whining about the influence of money on elections, and coincidentally broke money raising records for his own campaign, announced in a serious manner that it was going to take a cool Billion to get his message across this time around. Trying to convince us all that down is up and red is blue takes a lot of cabbage. After all, we get far to little of the Teleprompter in Chief interrupting our prime time television programming for the purpose of telling us who we should all hate this week. If Barack knew he'd need a 1 with 9 zeros behind it in campaign cash from his loyal lemmings, perhaps he should have refrained from purposefully destroying the economy until after his second term began, rather than cutting off his nose to spite his face right from the beginning. Looking through your couch cushions may be the only option left, if donating to political campaigns is important to you. Too bad that for many Americans, this represents a choice between the, "win a date with Barack and Joe sweepstakes," and buying groceries to feed their families. Using it for gas is right out at this point, as that dollar will only purchase 33.6 fluid ounces, roughly enough to start most cars.
If I win that dream date with Frick and Frack, will I be allowed to give them a piece of my mind, or would that privilege cost me more?