Obama’s re-election campaign is now encouraging Democrats to flaunt their financial support for the President, in order to taunt their Republican friends:
This holiday season, we’re giving you a chance to have a little bit of fun at their expense. Let a Republican in your life know they inspired you to make a donation to the Obama campaign — chip in $3 or more today.
When you give to the campaign, simply enter your Republican friend’s email address and they’ll get a note letting them know that they motivated you to donate — which will surely make their day.
How sweet. James Taranto tells us more in this Wall Street Journal article (“Commander in Creep”) from Real Clear Politics. I am now firmly convinced that everyone in the Obama administration is functioning at the emotional level of harebrained 13-year-old girls.
And, as Taranto points out, the childish gimmick seems to conceal a more sinister purpose:
Let’s say you’re a Republican and your 20-something daughter is an Obamabot. (Have you had a DNA test?) She makes a $10 donation to the president’s campaign, which sends her an email tweaking you — and your name and email address are now on a list of dissenters against the most powerful man in the world.
That is, a powerful man with a latent totalitarian streak who is also functioning at the emotional level of an arrogant, harebrained 13-year-old girl. In 2008, the American electorate, given a population pool of 300 million people, somehow managed to select the one man most uniquely unqualified to be President of the United States.
(posted by Lady Kurobara)