Are You Awake? Why Not Donate to Obama!

The e-mail traffic from the Obama campaign has hit a fevered pitch, with Barack Obama, Joe Biden and Michelle Obama all shooting out requests for donations in the last week. Sometimes these are attached to opportunities to meet the president (the most recent one raffled off a spot at his birthday bash in Chicago!), but the latest one, with the subject line “Are You Awake?” uses a different hook. President Obama finally donated to his own campaign! From the deputy campaign manager Julianna Smoot:

Edward --

Do you know what this is? It's President Obama making his donation to the campaign, just in time for the big July deadline.

Really.

Join him now by donating $3 or more -- you still have a few hours until midnight your time…

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The president donated $5,000 to his campaign on Monday, the first time he’s done so even though he’s been fundraising for his election for more than a year. Talk about “leading from behind.”

Previous Obama campaign missives herehere,  here and here.

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  • Skip||

    Obama will probably list this as a charitable donation on his taxes.

  • Brutus||

    Religious institution?

  • Suki||

    If I win the birthday party visit, I am bringing Chick-fil-A for him an Michelle.

  • ||

    I won't donate to the O-hole, but maybe I will get on his email list.

    fakename@myballs.com

  • ||

    I somehow wound up on his list, and for a while I considered the e-mails a nuisance, but the pitiful tone and "republicans bad therefore democrats good" BS make them enjoyable.

  • Auric Demonocles||

    no alt-text provided by campaign

    That is freaking brilliant.

  • ||

    Meanwhile, the $150k Gary Johnson money bomb was a great success (no thanks to me - I don't give $ to politicians, no matter how much I like em)

  • Auric Demonocles||

    $150k? Ouch.

  • Auric Demonocles||

    The president donated $5,000 to his campaign on Monday, the first time he’s done so even though he’s been fundraising for his election for more than a year.

    If you've got a reelection warchest, you didn't build that. Someone else made that happen.

  • Anonymous Coward||

    If Barry has $5,000 to give to a politician, he's obviously not paying his fair share.

  • Sevo||

    "Are You Awake? Why Not Donate to Obama!"
    Because I am awake.

  • Jesus H. Christ||

    I've been getting spammed by the Obummer camp for a couple months, but I have not received a single email from Mittens or Gary Johnson. I think I registered Libertarian party last time, but I was a registered Republitard for many years. Seems like they would have had some sort of crap from me. I also wonder how the Obama campaign managed to single me out? I've sent email to my Democrat senators and my Republican representative. I wonder if they do some email compiling on the dem side?

  • Sevo||

    In CA, I've been registered Libertarian forever.
    I get zip emails from Dems or Repubs. I do get emails from GJ, but that's 'cause I went to a GJ 'talk' and gave him/them the addy. And he/they have gotten some bucks in response.

  • General Butt Naked||

    Good shit man. I am actually considering donating to the GeeJay campaign this election.

    In the past I haven't wanted to donate to libertarian candidates because I didn't actually like them or thought they were doing anything good for the liberty movement *cough* Barr-Root *cough*, but I think Johnson could do some good. Maybe not even in this election but in getting the word out in years to come.

  • Ted S.||

    I didn't actually like them or thought they were doing anything good for the liberty movement *cough* Barr-Root *cough*

    Kindly turn your head when you cough.

  • ||

    I signed up with Romney a couple of election cycles back, and I am getting regular update. Not necessary donation plate beg, but regular none the less.

  • mad libertarian guy||

    KY is starting to get the Obummer TV ad spam.

    The person who invented DVR must have had campaign ads in mind when he came up with the concept of fast forwarding through commercials. God bless 'em.

  • Anonymous Coward||

    Join him now by donating $3 or more -- you still have a few hours until midnight your time…

    And just think! If 12,000 people donate the minimum, maybe his campaign can pay their bills in a timely fashion (with $1000 left over to rent a U-Haul and get his crap out of the White House by January 20th).

  • General Butt Naked||

    Is it me, or does it look like that's the first time Obama has ever been in front of a computer?

    I can hear a lacky in the background saying, "No! Put your hands on the rectangle with many buttons, it looks more natural."

  • ftw||

    The ergonomics of that setup look wrong. I call for an OSHA investigation.

  • Hugh Akston||

    This whole "leading from behind" meme cannot die fast enough.

  • General Butt Naked||

    This whole really broad definition of 'meme' cannot die fast enough.

  • ||

    Hugh is still scarred from where he was positioned in the human centipede.

  • General Butt Naked||

    That human centipede, you didn't build that.


    sorry, had to

  • Archduke PantsFan||

    FYI: Reasonable embeds the video in your name every time you post.

  • General Butt Naked||

    Why do you think Amakudari has a new Rolex?

    Publicity don't come cheap.

  • Coeus||

    Christ man, drop the link for now, that's annoying as hell.

    For anyone else: Is mine doing it with the pic?

  • ftw||

    I don't see the vid or your pic. What browser are you using?

  • Archduke PantsFan||

    chrome + reasonable

  • ftw||

    reasonable doesn't embed the pic, but does embed video.

  • Archduke PantsFan||

  • SIV||

    Some good news:

    Looks like most of my fellow Peach-Staters voted down the T-SPLOST tax today. It was pushed hard by the State Republican leadership, the Democrat minority, the media and rent-seeking corporations the business community.This isn't just a victory for the Right. My county NAACP chairman called it racist and the state Sierra club opposed it as well.

  • General Butt Naked||

    Nice. Found this article that explains T-SPLOST for those of us not in the know.

    I'm paying now in Allegheny county an extra % sales tax, implemented over a decade ago, that was supposed to be a temporary measure to pay for our fucking stadiums, because the idiots of the region rally luv da stillers.

  • SIV||

    I was really impressed with the trans-political opposition to this tax. Their was a full on blitz from right and left establishment, media, corporations arm-twisting their employees, huge advertising campaign, half the money going to "public transportation"(MARTA), threats the business community would pack up and leave and , to top it all, they worded the ballot measure as TO CREATE JOBS with the tax language obscured and in tiny print.

  • Archduke PantsFan||

    and still no money to get the Penguins a goalie.

  • Ted S.||

    Who wants to see Sid the Twit win anyway?

  • SIV||

    "THERE"

  • Mustakrakish||

    Ooh! Here is a fun game.
    I'll call it "Things I would rather do than donate to Obama's campaign."

    I will start.

    Piss on an electric fence.

  • General Butt Naked||

    Get brain from Mary 'Da Tooth' Stack.

  • mad libertarian guy||

    You have got to change your link in your name. A youtube video shows in every post.

    Or the market will win and you'll be blocked by reasonable.

  • General Butt Naked||

    Is it gone?

    I have reasonable running there are no pics, vids, or avatars to be seen.

  • Archduke PantsFan||

    If you have embedded videos on, it is there.

  • mad libertarian guy||

    Still there.

  • General Butt Naked||

    I have everything on and cannot see it, what the fuck? Are you guys on macs?

  • Archduke PantsFan||

    I am on a mac.

  • General Butt Naked||

    Dang, now I have to choose: Being ignored by the mac users of reason, or keeping my awesome biopic up. That's tough.

  • Coeus||

    Windows 7

  • Ted S.||

    Isn't being ignored by the iCult a good thing?

  • ftw||

    Mac.

  • mad libertarian guy||

    Mac.

  • mad libertarian guy||

    But I cannot see it anymore since you've removed the link.

  • Archduke PantsFan||

    Go to Warty's house without a weapon.

  • Anonymous Coward||

    Kiss Tony w/spaces' sister.

    Who also happens to be his mother.

  • Coeus||

    Policeone.com comments indicating an almost universal joy at police abuse of wiretap charges.

  • SIV||

    D.C. is a fucking backwater. What is this? Gay marriage supporters are protesting some cargo-cult Chick-fil-A knockoff food truck.

    Is this even licensed or is it some kind of chicken sandwich secondary market. Word to you Potomac-dwelling slobs. If it is open on sunday it isn't the real thing.

  • Archduke PantsFan||

    We just got a Famous Dave's and a 5 Guys, but still no Chick-Fil-A.

  • General Butt Naked||

    I have reasonable on now and can't see the video that's under my name.

    Is it still there?

  • ftw||

    I still see it...

  • ftw||

    Do you have "Show youtube" disabled in reasonable options?

  • General Butt Naked||

    Nope, first thing I checked.

  • Coeus||

    Tha fuck?

    "However, the undisputed fact remains that an unarmed young man, in the throes of mental illness, was shot with his hands cuffed behind his back, with three police officers on the scene,"


    And then:

    "I knew he was within a few feet of me and could easily jump for me and try to get my gun," Mumbauer said. "I knew he had gotten the upper hand and was still able to fight. I feared for our safety."
  • Auric Demonocles||

    The cop is just admitting how he is:

    1) worse than Captain Archer at fistfights

    2) a coward

  • R C Dean||

    So, Mumbles was afraid a guy with his hands cuffed behind his back had the upper hand, would jump him and get his gun.

    Either he's wrong, in which case he should be fired.

    Or he's right, in which case he should be fired.

  • Archduke PantsFan||

    I turned off "show youtube" and it's gone.

  • General Butt Naked||

    Test to see if my peecee usin' ass can see embedded yootoob vids running reasonable.

  • General Butt Naked||

    Nope, cannot watch MC Eiht. Embed must only be working for macs now.

  • Coeus||

    it works on mine, and I'm running windows 7

  • Coeus||

  • ftw||

    Fuck Skype. Set up your own Freeswitch server and make free calls over Gtalk.

  • Archduke PantsFan||

    Eight women badminton players were charged by the sport’s governing body on Wednesday with “not using one’s best efforts to win a match” after two matches at the Olympics ended in controversy.
    http://www.theglobeandmail.com.....le4453607/

  • Coeus||

    Officer haunted by dogs he couldn't save from a fire.

    "I could've shot those dogs" officer laments. "What a waste."
  • Coeus||

    Officer t-boned by driver in intersection.

    They say that the other driver didn't have his headlights on. Anyone want to bet me money that the cop was speeding through a red light without his lights on? Common, any takers?

  • General Butt Naked||

  • General Butt Naked||

    aaargh

  • ftw||

    Idiotic. If they don't like it, change the seeding system.

  • Archduke PantsFan||

  • General Butt Naked||

    People keep dying that I've thought have been dead for years. Takes all of the surprise out of it.

  • Archduke PantsFan||

    Remember the stars
    you loved yesterday.
    Where did they go?
    Did they all pass away?
    Was it drugs or a car crash,
    Or face lift gone wrong?
    No, they're right here in Branson,
    and singing this song!

  • Zombie Jimbo||

    So when will the Obama campaign send out the email:

    "Send $50 to make sure Barack doesn't wok the dog"

  • R C Dean||

    I love the smell of desperation in the morning. It smells like . . . victory.

  • Enjoy Every Sandwich||

    I already made my donation. It was collected by the IRS.

    Yeah, I know. Barack The Great doesn't use taxpayer funds for his reelection. I imagine that the idiots at MSNBC buy that fairy tale but I don't.

  • AlmightyJB||

    This & That

  • AlmightyJB||

    This That

  • AlmightyJB||

    This That

  • AlmightyJB||

    This & That

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