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Warning on $5 Obama dinner raffle

Warning on $5 Obama dinner raffle

We’ve been there before, a $5 raffle for a chance to have dinner with the President of the United States.

The $5 doesn’t go to the government to help pay down debt, it goes to Obama’s campaign.  It’s a way to gin up the “small donor” and total donor numbers, and as before, it comes just before the end of a quarterly reporting period.

Via Business Insider:

Friend —

Supporters like you are the reason I’m here, and the values we  share have always made our organization more than just a political  campaign.

So whenever I can, I want to take the opportunity to meet you.  Last month, that meant I got to talk to folks in Iowa about small-business  opportunities, and sit down with a group of volunteers from around the country  who helped build this campaign in their communities this summer.

Today, I  want to ask if you’ll join me and three other supporters for a meal and  conversation sometime soon.

Please donate $5 or more to be  automatically entered for a chance to join me for dinner.

If  this sounds a bit familiar to you, it’s because we’ve done this before. In fact,  my hope is that I’ll be able to keep doing these dinners throughout the  campaign….

But I have a warning to those considering paying $5 for the chance.

Hold out until the final days.

And you will get it for $3.  Plus a Slurpee.


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“Today, I want to ask if you’ll join me and three other supporters for a meal and conversation sometime soon.”

Why does that make me think of Anthony Weiner?

I just want the slurpee, someone else can have the dinner!

Read the fine print, no donation necessary to enter the drawing. I’ll be registering ala the Chicago way: enter early and enter often. I encourage everyone here to do the same. How great would it be to have four conservatives at the dinner table with Barry and staff??

Uh oh, now my vile plan may be released to attackwatch!!

… but are they running a 50:50 drawing.

I guess, in this case, any 50:50 drawing would have 50% got to the campaign, and 50% to the Obama retirement fund.

Who won the first raffle? Inquiring minds want to know.

My guess: no one. Or a crony.

As for @quicksilverz24’s suggestion, I couldn’t stomach it. It would have to be 4 iron-stomached brave warriors willing to take one for the team – the American team, that is.

Good luck!!

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Among the multitude of Tea Party solicitations, solicitations from Congressmen, there appeared in my mail box one day a soliction for donations from Nancy Pelosi at Democratic Pasrty Headquarters and a “2011 Priority Issues Survey”. God only knows what act of desperation produced my name and address (the voter rolls, maybe?).

Question: is it worth $20 to fill out the survey, donate and get on their “list” to monitor subsequent begging letters – or are there already people on the right doing just that?

Just as with any other lottery, it’s like they say, if you don’t play you can’t lose.

Since I wouldn’t look out the window if his UPS Darth Vader bus was passing by, I guess everyone understands I won’t be buying a ticket to eat with him. Not only will I not contribute to his campaign but what if disaster fell and I won.