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Obama Using His Children to Raise Money

by Keith Koffler on June 14, 2012, 1:06 pm

How desperate can the Obama campaign get to raise cash?

Wednesday, Michelle Obama sent out an email to supporters urging them to “sign” a card wishing President Obama a happy Father’s Day.

From coaching basketball to knowing how many Jonas brothers there are, Barack is a pretty cool dad.

But more importantly, Barack is a wonderful father and partner. No matter what’s on his plate, he puts the kids first, and they know how much he loves them.

You signed Barack’s birthday card last summer, and I know it meant a lot to him. This Father’s Day, I want Barack to know how much we love and appreciate him, so I hope you’ll join me in wishing him a happy Father’s Day.

Click on the link in the email, and you are taken to a landing page featuring this beautiful picture of Obama with his family.

Sign the card by filling you name in some adjoining fields, and guess what? You are transported immediately to a separate page thanking you and asking for some cash.

It’s the Obamas choice to use photos of their daughters and their role in their father’s life to raise money. It’s a very different approach than that of the Bushes and the Clintons, who studiously kept their children out of the spotlight.

I think it’s a bad idea, but I’m not their parents. And I also think the Obamas should not be surprised when their daughters’ presence in the spotlight leads to coverage of them by news organizations, such as the stories about Malia’s spring break trip to Mexico, to which the White House vehemently objected.

I’m not saying news organizations should cover the children. I am saying though, that once people, including children, are made into public figures, the public will be interested, and coverage will follow.

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RickW June 14, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Literally, the ONLY thing I respected about the Clintons was their protection of Chelsea. These clowns can’t even match them on that point.

MT for re-redistribution June 14, 2012 at 3:08 pm

I respect Clinton’s balanced buget, even though he gutted the military to do it. Owebama couldn’t balance a pancake on a plate.

I have seen race relations, standard of living, and international relations regress by 30 years since Owe took over. I have lost $45,000 in equity in my property since 2009. I barely survived 2 rounds of layoffs at my company, a publically traded high-tech.

I used to consider myself to be anything but a racist. After seeing the effects of the class warfare that Owe has been toying with to see if it will help his reelection hopes at the cost of the safety of a lot of people, I am now a racist.

I watched “Gladiator” on Showtime last week, which I may not be able to afford any more. The emperor eerily reminded me of Owe with his narcissistic leadership, paranoia, and destructive decision-making.

No, I can’t wait til this piece of $hite amateur jackass is sent back to his country of birth, which is clearly not the US.

langley spook June 14, 2012 at 4:00 pm

I was in the military under Clinton. I would have made it a career but, being junior personel, I was forced out early because of the “peace dividend” of the mid 1990s.

Just2old June 14, 2012 at 1:19 pm

You can’t go much lower than prostituting your children for cash. Disgusting.

RickW June 14, 2012 at 1:21 pm

and its only June, Just2…………………Can swimsuit photos and beefcake posters be far behind?

langley spook June 14, 2012 at 2:18 pm

can you start posting the Obama daughter’s schedule then, since they are part of the campaign?

DeniseVB June 14, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Their donor base must be exhausted of their funds by now :D

For some reason, I’m getting emails from the campaign, and there seems to be someone begging for money everyday.

A.J. June 14, 2012 at 1:32 pm

But remember, the girls are “off limits” (e.g. Malia’s Mexican VaKay) and Michelle is “off limits” even though she is rapidly morphing into the Panhandler-In-Chief. I think I may need to up my meds. I’m starting to mis Bill Clinton!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

langley spook June 14, 2012 at 2:09 pm

spot on!

A.J. June 14, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Talk about wishful thinking, I just glanced at the photo accompanying this post and for a split second that looked like a handcuff on Mr O’s right wrist. Dang, so disappointed when I realized it was just his shirt.

Car in June 14, 2012 at 1:37 pm

The rules are – the Obama campaign is allowed to use the girls as props, but should anyone MENTION the props … well, then they are just horrible people.

Wendy Patrick June 14, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Nothing surprises me anymore and where do I begin. I didn’t look at it but read where she loaded a family album to Pinterest – they are the ones exposing their children. We can all agree that the $3.00 donation to dine with the President and even the donation to spend a day with Governor Romney are cheesy but allow average people the opportunity to have an “audience” with the President or possible President, but asking people to sign a father’s day card is over the top and in my opinion creepy. He isn’t our dad – that’s a day for his family – not his supporters. They stop at nothing. This being “cool” is certainly not a priority for me. Can’t you just read the plea – “Vote for me for President of the United States because I am Cool”. The world must be laughing hysterically at us. You would think there isn’t a mother or father out there that measures up to how spectacular they are. YUK.

imtoast June 14, 2012 at 4:52 pm

My thoughts exactly.

Sister Benedicta June 16, 2012 at 11:55 pm

My thoughts also.

Mr. T. June 14, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Nauseating.

csinnm June 14, 2012 at 1:43 pm

“Barack is a pretty cool dad.” I thought some liberal just said “cool” was racist…

Jojo June 14, 2012 at 3:09 pm

It’s only racist if you are white, when you are black it is “cool”…

MT for re-redistribution June 14, 2012 at 3:12 pm

only conservatives are qualified to be racists

Stephen C. June 14, 2012 at 6:33 pm

Yeah he’s cool as a witches tit.

Swedishlady June 14, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Keith thank you for making us aware of the unbelieveable things that are going on in this White House. Some singing and dancing next ? Oh, he really has a silly smile.
I have noticed that Michelle Obama always heaps a lot of praise on Barry, as if she feels that she must convince the audience about their great marriage and this fantastic man. It is so unnatural , almost hysterical. But then, you here all know the reason for this.

mo1 June 14, 2012 at 8:07 pm

Langly spook do not fear (unless you are a Beyonce fan). Michelle Obama wants to be Beyonce, so either she will become her or she will try to become a singer like Beyonce.

Keith Koffler June 14, 2012 at 10:46 pm

You’re right, SL, it’s kind of weird how personal she is lavishing praise on him.

MaryOhSoContrary June 14, 2012 at 1:53 pm

It’s June…just wait til “Back to School” time. Any bets that “Mom in Chief” Me!chelle is on The View, etc., all “it will be soooo hard on the girls if we HAVE to leave the White House (the place she HATES!) mid-school year. (Looking teary eyed) i just HOPE America thinks of THAT when they cast their ballots…that we can stay another four years…for our children and for your children’s (bankrupted) future.”

Well now that I have channeled my inner FLOTUS, I better head off to the nearest Five Guys…

langley spook June 14, 2012 at 2:15 pm

some Five Guys fries sound good :-)

nellyq June 14, 2012 at 2:04 pm

Where is the dog?? Will he be soliciting cash contributions to the campaign, too?

Suan June 14, 2012 at 2:25 pm

These grifters have already been there and done that ;-)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/13/bo-obama-ad-third-anniversary_n_1423581.html

nellyq June 14, 2012 at 3:03 pm

Goodness!!! I missed that!

MT for re-redistribution June 14, 2012 at 3:14 pm

He ate the dog!

Keith Koffler June 14, 2012 at 10:47 pm

Dog is an asset right now MT, but it knows full well that after Election Day . . .

MT for re-redistribution June 15, 2012 at 9:57 pm

HAHA!! New saying: “Nervous as Obama’s dog”

Jojo June 14, 2012 at 3:14 pm

I just realized their dog is named after him too… BO, really? How egotistical can one person be?

DeniseVB June 14, 2012 at 5:48 pm

Supposedly BO was a beloved uncle ? We all name our pets after deceased relatives right?

Cooper June 14, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Nothing is off limits to them when they do it. Anyone else does it they have stepped over the line of decency, fairness, blah blah blah. I’m so sick of these creepy, grifting hypocrites.

Chuck Thomas June 14, 2012 at 2:25 pm

An interesting choice of words in the Mooch’s note…she refers to the Bamster as a “wonderful father and PARTNER.” I guess if LGBTQ’s can’t be “husband and husband” or “wife and wife,” or (genetically both and both) then even heterosexual marriages are relegated in demoncrat speak to mere partnerships.

On another note, I can’t help but notice the striking resemblance between Malia and the man next to her. Paternity seems pretty obvious. Nnnnnnnot so much for Sasha.

RickW June 14, 2012 at 2:30 pm

Chuck…..go to your window. See the three stripped Ford Crown Victorias? The ones with tall men wearing shades and ear pieces? They will be coming in to speak with you….soon. LOL

Chuck Thomas June 14, 2012 at 5:53 pm

They were surprisingly nice guys. When I showed them the picture they said something to the effect of “Well, you actually make a good point.”

srdem65 June 14, 2012 at 2:43 pm

I’m looking forward to the plea for campaign money by the FirstGranny directed at the senior community. She can tell us how wonderful her S.I.L. is to let her live in the WhiteHouse attic and to earn her keep by babysitting his children, because otherwise she would have no choice but to return to Chicago and live in a slum owned by ValJar.
In her fund-raising letter you will be directed to another page that offers fabric dolls resembling leading Repubs and steel hat pins, all with the Obama logo attached.

Suan June 14, 2012 at 3:41 pm

Voodoo dolls srdem?

GotFreedom June 14, 2012 at 2:48 pm

IMO–this just goes to show how out of touch these people are (and not just on JoBro but on everything)–anyone with young girls/pre-teen/teens knows that the Jonas Brothers are a thing of the past (Bieber/Cody Simpson are the latest thing in teen music). Nice guys, still making music, Nick is a great spokesperson for Diabetes awareness, love the fact that these young men believe in waiting until they get married to have relations, but they are not on the scene much anymore like when they had their show on Disney Channel. The point is–MO’s comment is “dated” IMO. And again, no offense to JoBro but knowing about them doesn’t make BHO cool–nothing can make him “cool”. And if she is so interested in truly wishing him a Happy Father’s Day–why is she spending the day out in OR giving a commencement speech (and probably spending the day with her brother/his family)? Can these people just go away–sooner than later???

ol gator June 14, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Bet the girls aren’t feelin’ the love lately with daddy traveling all day & coming home late from all his fundraisers harboring the rotten smell of cigs, beers,caviar & hollywood perfume ..
Just look at his schedule ! How in the world could he have time for them?
His actions show his priorities.

RickW June 14, 2012 at 3:36 pm

Bet if they offered him money he’d make the time, Gator……

DeniseVB June 14, 2012 at 6:08 pm

That’s what I thought, actions speak louder than words. I just don’t see him all that into “family”. He didn’t even make Sasha’s birthday party. “I’ve got responsibilities you know” . Of couse MO taking it to a restaurant 30 miles away probably didn’t help either.

Girly1 June 14, 2012 at 3:37 pm

I’m waiting for Aunt Zituni and Uncle Omar to join the fray on behalf of the 51% of the country receiving taxpayer largesse.from their Kenyan nephew. It’s inconceiveable that this punk has allowed his own relatives to remain on the public dole, not to mention being here illegally, for the past 3.5 years!

The acorn does not fall far from the tree. We must demand to have all of the Kenyan’s records unsealed to find out what else he is hiding! Did he also game the system by claiming to be a foreign exchange student? Why did his literary bio claim that he was born in Kenya and suddenly change 3 months before he declared his candidacy? Let’s open Pandora’s box and find out exactly who this guy is!

langley spook June 14, 2012 at 4:03 pm

Barack Hussein Obama = “college records, transcripts & GPA”???

DeniseVB June 14, 2012 at 5:55 pm

For any entry level gov. job that requires a security clearance it’s mandatory to provide ALL your records including home addresses back to your birth. I’m surprised that’s not required to be a Preezy of the Steezys.

langley spook June 14, 2012 at 6:49 pm

No one has ever given a reason why Barack Hussein Obama spent $$$$ to “seal” his “college records” (?)

langley spook June 14, 2012 at 6:51 pm

SF-85 form.

MarjoJimbo June 14, 2012 at 3:59 pm

Pretty desperate, I would say.

RickW June 14, 2012 at 4:39 pm

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/06/obamas_fathers_day.html H/T to American Thinker. Note the comment “Who would want a Fathers Day card signed by a bunch of strangers?”

Stephen C. June 14, 2012 at 6:29 pm

Obama = Arrogance.
That’s all that needs to be said.

OvertheOs June 14, 2012 at 9:34 pm

Such a “wonderful” father, he did not even show up to celebrate his daughter’s birthday. Such a “wonderful” husband, they travel separately most of the time. Such a “wonderful” father and husband, MO is going to be in Oregon on Father’s Day.

As usual talking out of both sides of their mouths. At least her mother is there to be a parent for the kids.

rulierose June 14, 2012 at 9:41 pm

Sasha and Malia will have some stories to tell their therapists in the future, that’s for sure!

DeniseVB June 14, 2012 at 10:00 pm
Suan June 14, 2012 at 10:13 pm

Surely the plebes didn’t expect Narcissus Maximus to pick up the tab…

Keith Koffler June 14, 2012 at 10:49 pm

Out of touch??

cindy lu June 14, 2012 at 10:07 pm

He only trots them out for pandering, if they are so important why does he spend almost every free sunday playing golf for 4 hours?

poser

Girly1 June 14, 2012 at 10:42 pm

The cheapskate-in-chief is not used to paying for photo ops! In reality, that $54 lunch probably cost taxpayers a king’s ransom.

qestout June 15, 2012 at 4:10 am

I wouldn’t let my teen wear a see thru blouse. She’s a kid.