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(Some Guy)   Obama asks supporters who are getting married between now and Nov. to ask attendees to give to his re-election campaign in lieu of gifts   (weaselzippers.us) divider line 138
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2012-06-22 06:17:14 PM
Well, that does it. I'm voting for Romney now.

: /
 
2012-06-22 06:17:27 PM

BSABSVR: So will this be the fake outrage of the weekend as Weasel Zippers hopes, or will the Daily Caller rush in with a hard-sitting expose on Michelle Obama's choice of foot care or lack thereof?


Size 10 Kitten heels with cracked feet is worthy of anyone's outrage.
 
2012-06-22 06:20:24 PM

Tellingthem: Lorelle: GAT_00: Quasar: What about me being a liberal and finding the notion kind of tacky.

It's a campaign. Tacky is a given.

True. Both sides' ideas for raising $$$ are tacky, but of course conservatives are only outraged when the other guy does it.

You could say the same thing about liberals. I'm not one for politics anymore but I've heard enough "but but but bush!" or "but but but Clinton!" or "But but but Reagan!" or "but but but Carter!" to last a lifetime...


But but but Millard Fillmore?
 
2012-06-22 06:21:33 PM
I hardly ever use my gravy bowl -at the table- I throw my Kleenex in there after I'm done *ahem* with my alone time. I usually remember to wash it unless I have unexpected guests over for dinner....
 
2012-06-22 06:23:05 PM

Tellingthem: You could say the same thing about liberals. I'm not one for politics anymore but I've heard enough "but but but bush!" or "but but but Clinton!" or "But but but Reagan!" or "but but but Carter!" to last a lifetime...


It's become utterly ridiculous over the past 3 years, though. Every president since Eisenhower has used teleprompters, several presidents have been photographed bowing to foreign leaders or putting their feet up on the desk in the Oval Office, etc., etc., etc., but conservatives are only outraged when a BLACK president does these things.

/tired of Teabaggery
//Damn Teabaggers
 
2012-06-22 06:23:23 PM
Stay classy, Obama!

/the next thing you know, he'll be taking forks away from Latinos...
 
2012-06-22 06:26:55 PM

Darth_Lukecash: Actually, this is ON the Obama/Biden web page. So his campaign thought it was a good idea.

This is a really bad idea for raising money from a common sense PR kinda way.



I wasn't suggesting this wasn't part of the Obama campaign. I was pointing out that this was most likely not HIS idea, so it Weasel Uterus or whatever asking if POTUS could be eny more pompous is a stupid farking question.

In Weasel's mind, POTUS himself is walking around telling his underlings "and yea, shalt thou force the friends and families of the wedded and intending to wed to donate to mine campaign."
 
2012-06-22 06:28:20 PM

ManateeGag: that is the absolute dumbest idea I ever heard.


This. Dammit Obama.
 
2012-06-22 06:30:01 PM

sigdiamond2000: I've got 3 gravy boats in my cupboard. No idea why. Complete overkill.


You can refer to yourself as Admiral Gravy.
 
2012-06-22 06:32:00 PM
This is kind of tacky. Not the wedding part. The begging for money part. I've never met a politician that needed my money (or Kronicfeld's deep fryer) more than I do.
 
2012-06-22 06:33:36 PM

sigdiamond2000: I've got 3 gravy boats in my cupboard. No idea why. Complete overkill.


Not if you need to form a Gravy Armada...
 
2012-06-22 06:33:51 PM

sweetmelissa31: This is why he really supports gay marriage.


First thing I thought of was same-sex couples who have been together for several years might already have a gravy boat and just want their marriage to stay legal long enough for the divorce to go through.

And plenty of people will do this just to piss off their crazy relatives.
 
2012-06-22 06:35:30 PM

Jackson Herring: [i.imgur.com image 573x143]


Yeah, I kinda wondered about a site called "Weasel Zippers" myself. Sounds legit...
 
2012-06-22 06:35:35 PM
No.
 
2012-06-22 06:36:49 PM

blahpers: Well, that does it. I'm voting for Romney now.

: /


I'm giving Romney my cappuccino machine.
 
2012-06-22 06:39:05 PM

Shaggy_C: All you need is the bride's crazy uncle Jimmy from the mines to come rolling in yelling tea party slogans and bandying his pistol around while the groom's younger pothead brother Stoobie starts going all occupier on the alter.


Actually, I love the thought of it for a reason like this. Would make for some great Fark headlines.
 
2012-06-22 06:39:36 PM
The whole idea of marriage is that you don't have to pay to get f*cked anymore!
 
2012-06-22 06:40:22 PM
Brilliant. My Right Wing Nut brother just got Mail-Order Married to a Filipino woman. I can send them a lovely card saying that a donation to the Obama campaign was made in their honor.
 
2012-06-22 06:41:06 PM

Cuchulane: The whole idea of marriage is that you don't have to pay to get f*cked anymore!


How do I know you've never been married? You pay to NOT get farked anymore.
 
2012-06-22 06:41:15 PM

GAT_00: Got ya'll talking about it and his campaign didn't it?


Yes, it makes his campaign look tacky and stupid.
 
2012-06-22 06:43:03 PM

ManateeGag: that is the absolute dumbest idea I ever heard.


It's not really new. It's just another variant of the "instead of getting you a gift, I donated to this random charity in your name", it was fairly common in the '90s. Douchey, yes, but common.

Albeit there's another layer of fail in this case from _directly_ injecting politics into a family event instead of indirectly by asking for donations to a charity no one else probably supports, but whatever. No tackier or more classless than the majority of weddings are anyhow.
 
2012-06-22 06:44:56 PM
Is Obama the biggest loser or what?
 
2012-06-22 06:45:14 PM

I_C_Weener: blahpers: Well, that does it. I'm voting for Romney now.

: /

I'm giving Romney my cappuccino machine.


Too late. He already bought a Starbucks.
 
2012-06-22 06:52:18 PM

kronicfeld: F*ck you, Obama, my ass registered for a deep fryer and my ass is gonna get a deep fryer!


Dude, just get a dutch oven, and oil thermometer, and a spider skimmer. It'll do the same job and that dutch oven will have way more uses.
 
2012-06-22 06:53:43 PM
I am sure everyone wants to know MY opinion on this..... wait no one cares or cares to know who I am.... Oh well I am gonna give it to you anyway:

Do I have a problem with this? No, no I do not. He can try to raise cash anyway he wants. BUUUUUUUUUUTTTTTTT..... it is a stupid move on his campaign's behalf. I mean why open yourself up to such criticism?
 
2012-06-22 07:01:52 PM

theknuckler_33: kronicfeld: F*ck you, Obama, my ass registered for a deep fryer and my ass is gonna get a deep fryer!

Dude, just get a dutch oven, and oil thermometer, and a spider skimmer. It'll do the same job and that dutch oven will have way more uses.


Homer theknuckler_33, I don't know what you have planned but count me out.

dtdstudios.com
 
2012-06-22 07:03:09 PM
It's tacky, but unsurprising. The Obama campaign believes in sucking up as much resources as possible. They did it in 2008, taking volunteers out of California and into Nevada (And perhaps other places as well) instead of maybe tasking those volunteers with helping out the No On 8 campaign. He's a typical politician, for him, it's all about him. He's just better at it than most others.
 
2012-06-22 07:07:09 PM

Ed Finnerty: theknuckler_33: kronicfeld: F*ck you, Obama, my ass registered for a deep fryer and my ass is gonna get a deep fryer!

Dude, just get a dutch oven, and oil thermometer, and a spider skimmer. It'll do the same job and that dutch oven will have way more uses.

Homer theknuckler_33, I don't know what you have planned but count me out.

[dtdstudios.com image 450x339]


GUFFAW!!!!
 
2012-06-22 07:09:46 PM

Ed Finnerty: Homer theknuckler_33, I don't know what you have planned but count me out.


One of the funniest but most-ignored Simpsons episodes.
 
2012-06-22 07:13:13 PM
I'm not getting married... in good part because it isn't legal for me to do so here. :(
 
2012-06-22 07:16:50 PM

firefly212: I'm not getting married... in good part because it isn't legal for me to do so here. :(


Whatever.
 
2012-06-22 07:21:30 PM
Classy
 
2012-06-22 07:26:08 PM
Citizen: But sir, I've given all I have to give. I can give no more. My kids suffer and starve in cold rooms with only papers for blankets.

Obama: Give to your king!
 
2012-06-22 07:52:13 PM
Just wait until he institutes Prima Nocta.
 
2012-06-22 08:03:19 PM

Lorelle: So? The "Get Involved" section on Romney's website encourages his worshippers to create their very own fundraising pages ("Set your own goals, share it with friends, and monitor your progress") that accept credit card donations for his campaign.


Is that legal? To accept credit cards by proxy?
 
2012-06-22 08:10:58 PM
Wow, what a total douchebag move.
 
2012-06-22 08:11:00 PM
I can't quite put my finger on it, but this seems... especialy tacky.

I think it sounds like Obama is implying to his supporters that HIS re-election is more important than your wedding.

That somehow your most special day should somehow be about him and his campaign.

I'm certain that he didn't mean it to come off that way, but honestly. Even thinking twice about that would make it clear that's kinda a douchy suggestion.

Lord knows it just feeds right into the criticism that Obama is a self-centered egotist.

I mean what would you think if someone asked you to get your friends to give THEM gift certificates instead of buying you wedding presents? You'd think that person was being an asshole.
 
2012-06-22 08:12:37 PM

Bloody William: Lorelle: So? The "Get Involved" section on Romney's website encourages his worshippers to create their very own fundraising pages ("Set your own goals, share it with friends, and monitor your progress") that accept credit card donations for his campaign.

Is that legal? To accept credit cards by proxy?


The IRS and Fark do.
 
2012-06-22 08:16:21 PM
Holy crap.

I thought maybe it was a troll story. Was kinda hoping it was a hoax.

Looks like it's the real thing.
 
2012-06-22 08:35:34 PM
If people want to send donations, they will. If not they won't. Don't see the harm in proposing the idea.
 
2012-06-22 08:36:46 PM
Boot strappy newlyweds wouldn't even need a registry.
 
2012-06-22 08:42:47 PM

Lorelle: So? The "Get Involved" section on Romney's website encourages his worshippers to create their very own fundraising pages ("Set your own goals, share it with friends, and monitor your progress") that accept credit card donations for his campaign.


Which is fine too. If people want to give creatively or raise funds, I don't see why one way is any different. Until we get full public financing with free media time and open debates for all national party candidates, politicians will keep asking for personal donations in any way possible. And it makes sense for them to do so. If people want to do it, they will. If not, they won't.
 
2012-06-22 08:51:38 PM
Obama can be as big a self-centered douche as he wants.
At least until the election, it's a free country... but:

This had better apply to gay weddings as well.

images.huffingtonpost.com
 
2012-06-22 08:54:42 PM
Yeah, fark off very much, no thank.
 
2012-06-22 08:54:42 PM

Fart_Machine: Too late. He already bought a Starbucks.


FTFY.
 
2012-06-22 08:56:03 PM
Thanks to the voting patterns of my family, I won't be allowed to get married for a long time.
 
2012-06-22 09:01:32 PM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: BarkingUnicorn: Most gravy bowls will go a lot further than four more years.

Not if you have to sell them for health insurance.


Because under Obamacare you don't have to buy health insurance or something?
 
2012-06-22 09:07:26 PM
Let me tAke this opportunity to discuss my political whore theory of incumbency.
 
2012-06-22 09:07:49 PM

Nabb1: vernonFL: TheDumbBlonde: BarkingUnicorn: Most gravy bowls will go a lot further than four more years.

It's a gravy boat, you philistine.

No, I actually eat my gravy out of a bowl.

A real man drinks gravy from a mug. A large mug.


Sure, if you're too poor to afford a gravy hose.
 
2012-06-22 09:10:59 PM

LectertheChef: It's tacky, but unsurprising. The Obama campaign believes in sucking up as much resources as possible. They did it in 2008, taking volunteers out of California and into Nevada (And perhaps other places as well) instead of maybe tasking those volunteers with helping out the No On 8 campaign. He's a typical politician, for him, it's all about him. He's just better at it than most others.


They're volunteers. It's not like he chained them up and forced them to leave the state, even if what you say is true. If they were more interested in working to get Obama elected than in whatever cause you feel strongly about, that's not exactly Obama's fault.
 
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