Obama wants your birthday presents and your wedding gifts.
No joke. On the Obama-Biden website (and by now twittered all over cyberspace), they have “the very latest” — their wording, not mine — fundraising effort:
The Obama Event Registry
“Got a birthday, anniversary, or wedding coming up?
Let your friends know how important this election is to you — register with Obama 2012, and ask for a donation in lieu of a gift. It’s a great way to support the President on your big day. Plus, it’s a gift that we can all appreciate — and goes a lot further than a gravy bowl.
Setting up and sharing your registry page is easy—so get started today.
This grab goes “a lot further than a gravy bowl“, does it? Well, they’ve got that right: it goes straight to the heart of Obama’s shameless greed and mendacity. It's the Chicago Way... and Obama is the Truth and the Light, see? So how could you refuse?
As any Southerner
Let's see how the Lefticides will spin this tasteless, gobsmackingly tacky grab.
Oh, and what do you want to bet he goes after your child’s piggy bank next? Or even better...
...he’ll make you a deal: open up your pension plan right now and give him a — heh — “small” percentage. By next Friday he could have a directive inked and ready — all you have to do is sign over part of your future and he’ll guarantee you government support when the time comes: plenty of space on your very own ice floe.
Plus, he'll throw in a blanket. Much better than some old gravy bowl.
Better get the blanket part in writing, though.