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Caroline Kennedy Raising Money for Obama

The Kennedys are coming to the aid of the man they helped put in office.

In an email message titled “My uncle Teddy – sent by the Obama campaign to Obama supporters – Caroline Kennedy seeks to raise money for the president’s reelection.

The message masquerades as a feel-good note, but in the end, she’s asking for cash.

In the email, recipients are asked to click on a link that leads them to a page on the campaign website where they can write “what inspires you” about Obama. But once the comment is entered, the next page that appears is a solicitation which allows individuals to contribute up to $5,000 to the Obama campaign, an amount that covers both the primary and the general election.

In the email, Caroline references the moment in January 2008 when the late Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) came out in support of Barack Obama over Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primaries, providing critical credibility to the relatively inexperienced candidate.

Four years ago today, I joined my Uncle Teddy and thousands of excited students at American University to endorse Barack Obama as the next president of the United States.

Barack Obama had stirred something in young people and the young at heart. I saw the passion in my own teenage children, and I heard it from a different generation of people who said they felt like they did when my father ran for president.

Once elected, Obama, as Caroline notes, fulfilled Sen. Kennedy’s decades old dream of creating a massive new health coverage entitlement.

Teddy understood that the challenges of health care aren’t political — they are personal. That’s why he fought for 40 years to make health care a right and not a privilege for American families.

How proud he would have been to see his candidate sign the Affordable Care Act into law as president, giving all Americans the security of knowing that their health care will be there when they need it most.

Caroline indicates she will campaign for Obama, closing the email by saying, “I’ll see you out there.”

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43 Responses to Caroline Kennedy Raising Money for Obama

  1. Teddy really stuck it to the country before escaping the living. Now we’re saddled with a tyrannical, liberty robbing mess of a health care law, and Ms. Kennedy wants us to not only vote for the completion of our demise, but to also donate cash. And the saddest and scariest part of all is that many Americans will go along with it.

  2. Caroline hasn’t got a clue the only reason she is even heard from is the last
    name Kennedy. And I don’t think Uncle Teddy is a glowing moral example.
    But when you look at who they are shilling for it makes sense like minds.

  3. “my uncle Teddy” was a spoiled rich kid who was responsible for the death of a young woman, spent his entire adult life sucking at the public trough, a Catholic who divorced his wife ,supported abortion, and never did anything that wasn’t in his best interests.

  4. I too remember the moment “Uncle Teddy” endorsed Obama, Caroline. as a Hillary supporter and a disaffected Democrat, it was one of the moments that persuaded me I was in the wrong party.

    I also remember the nite you addressed the Democratic Convention. and I remember thinking how sad it was that all the Dems had left were the children and grandchildren of great men, and how far the gene pool had deteriorated.

    I won’t speak ill of the dead, but if Uncle Teddy is the main attraction, the Democrats must be scraping the bottom of the barrel.–well, actually, I guess that WAS speaking ill of the dead, isn’t it? hard not to, when that little word “Chappaquiddick” keeps running through your mind…

  5. Why on earth did we bother throwing off the British aristocracy if we were only going to establish our own?

    Editorial note: It should be “Kennedys” rather than “Kennedy’s” because the apostrophe denotes possession. No offense, Keith, you know I love your blog.

  6. I remember that Caroline Kennedy made such a poor impression on the public when she was promoted as “Uncle Teddy’s” successor that even being a Princess of the American Inherited Artistocracy wasn’t enough to let her crawl into his Senate seat.

    And I should take advice from her about who should get my money?

  7. Kennedy…Kennedy, where have I heard that name before? Oh right, that’s that dead democrat dynasty that hung in until it stank up Capitol hill. The slimy, murderous Uncle Teddy.

  8. “That’s why he fought for 40 years to make health care a right and not a privilege for American families.”

    Lost on so many is the fact that lawmakers or even the SCOTUS do not install ‘Rights’.

    Our Rights are enumerated in the Constitution. Everything else…everything…is either, at this point in time, either legal or illegal only.

  9. Christopher Booker writes a devastating article on Obama’s SOTU address. His speech last week was as weaselly as any politician’s performance could be, not least in its references to the sub-prime scandal. Ouch!

    Also learned about Iranian exiles in Ashraf, who were guaranteed protection by the US if they surrendered their arms, have been betrayed by our SoS Hitlary Clinton. Many of the exiles are “voluntarily” returning to Iran where they are sure to meet their demise. Did we learn nothing from WWII?

  10. Teddy Kennedy is just another reminder of how the media continually cover up
    and ignore the missdeeds of certain people. Even as serious as what Teddy
    did and laugh if you want but I believe they had Marilyn killed. I don’t think
    Caroline is the brightest in the Kennedy clan so she just blindly follows along.
    I really don’t think that name means much good frankly just a reminder of the
    sordid past of some wealthy people who continue to feel above the law.

    • Forgot about the hypocrisy of the idle rich. I guess if you have the right
      last name or political designation you are OK to be part of the 1%.

      • In such a case, you are the part of the 1% with a heart. Remember Obama telling his daughters that they would always be okay, but he was worried about the rest of the children?

        That quote was made to end questions about why he is not being reviled as a 1% -er.

  11. Ahhh, election time is nearing and Princess Caroline takes time out from her busy, busy shopping and “society lunching” schedule to have the “little people” “share” their Obot inspirations (and cash). Why wouldn’t just EVERYONE drop $5000 on Barry’s reflection? In Caroline’s world that just one Hermes scarf…

    I am actually a registered Democrat (confession is good for the soul, I know–I live in an incredibly Blue area) and these “missives” are insulting. How tone deaf and out of touch is the DNC that having a millionairesse shake down the rank and file seems like a good idea?

  12. Shame on you Caroline. Coming out of the woodwork to promote a big fat phony. Pretty soon no one will even associate the Kennedy’s with anything but “Where’s the whiskey.”

  13. Dear Caroline,
    I have so much respect for your father and uncle that died for our country for the beliefs they fought for. I am 55 years old and a Mom of 11 year old boy, Seth. He is bright kid and would like to either serve in the Military or do something that would help with the cure of diseases. I am concerned for his dreams and for all the children of this country. I seem to read another story everyday about bills that Obama is signing that are striping away our Contitutional rights. Privacy, freedom to protest, prison undetermined detention without due process. I can’t support this President as I watch him strip away all that has made our country great. I know these are important issues to you and I don’t understand how you are supporting him. I feel as if everyone , mass media is afraid of being called a racist if they criticize him. I think this is ridiculous at best. We need to take our country back and get him out of the White House. If you could help me understand how you can back a President that does take our constitution seriously it would be a great help. Concerned for the future of this country,Judy blye.