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A Generous Gift Has Been Made In Your Name To Obama 2012

awhitehead Wrote: Jun 24, 2012 7:36 PM
When I first read this last week, I thought someone had come up with a clever joke. How sad. I'm embarrassed for our country that our president has to resort to panhandling.
Joe40 Wrote: Jun 24, 2012 11:08 PM
Politicians have been panhandling for decades, and even longer. The thing is, they give it the more high-sounding term, "fundraising."

What's sad is how Team Obama has ever so shamelessly sunken it to a new crass, tasteless low. What embarrasses me is that THEY, meaning Team Obama, ISN'T embarrassed.
cambeul41 Wrote: Jun 24, 2012 7:50 PM
"When I first read this last week, I thought someone had come up with a clever joke."

Likewise.

There’s desperation. Then there’s the Obama-Biden re-election campaign’s fundraising operation.

Remember that Seinfeld episode where George Costanza, because he’s cheap and didn’t want to buy co-workers anything for Christmas, gave everyone a card saying a gift had been made in their name to the “Human Fund”? The Human Fund didn’t exist. George made it up because he was just that cheap.

But those “I gave your gift to someone else” charitable donations do exist. I get a few of them every year from people who shouldn’t be giving me gifts in the first place. It never occurred to me...