Attention, Young Lovers!

The Dear Leader Requires Sacrifice! If you are about to be married, do not selfishly ask for gifts so that you can start your puny, unimportant lives together.

Instead, the Dear Leader is asking you to forego wedding gifts and ask your guests to donate to the Dear Leader.

Everything in the Campaign, nothing outside the Campaign, nothing against the Campaign. For from Obama, and through him and to him are all things.

Be subject to one another out of reverence for Obama. 22* Wives, be subject to your husbands, as to the President. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife as Obama is the head of the country, his body, and is himself its Savior. 24 As the country is subject to Obama, so let wives also be subject in everything to their husbands. 25 Husbands, love your wives, as Obama loved the country and bummed money off her, 26 that he might exploit her, having fleeced her by the cadging of dough from wedding guests, 27 that he might present the country to himself in poverty, without nickel or dime or any such thing, that she might be dependent and without resources. 28 Even so husbands should love their wives as their own donor base. He who sponges off his wife loves himself. 29 For no man ever hates his own donor base, but squeezes and exploits it, as Obama does the party faithful, 30 because they are suckers. 31* “For this reason a dollar shall leave its wallet and it owner and be joined to the Obama campaign, and the two shall become one flash ad.” 32 This mystery is a profound one, and I am saying that it refers to Obama and the country; 33 however, let each one of you love his wife as a pigeon, and let the wife see that she dedicates her wedding day to the President.

What red-blooded American girl doesn’t dream of turning her wedding day into a fundraising tool for an Epic Narcissist?

Think of it as a sort of financial ius primae noctis.

  • http://boxofscraps.wordpress.com Jordan

    What is wrong with tuat man?!?!? This gave me chills…

  • JB

    Emperor Caligula used to make similar requests of his courtiers, but he had the decency to leave the general population alone.

    • Will

      Caligula knew he could not get blood from turnips. Because that’s where the money was.

  • JB
  • str

    And unfortunately this action differs in that it is actually happening whereas the ius primae noctis is a myth.

  • Kathleen

    Mark:

    That is priceless!

  • Sherry

    You forgot….for in the end, there is only one thing, the greatest of things, and that thing, is Obama.

  • Linda C.

    All your presents are belong to us.

    • enness

      *squeal* Somebody had the exact same geeky thought I did!

  • JB

    It’s no exaggeration to say this is the kind of thing Kim Jong Il would do.

  • http://www.bedlamorparnassus.blogspot.com Magister Christianus

    Okay, it is not that I do not trust you, Mr. Sbea, but I had to go to the barackobama.com site to see if this were real. There are Internet scams, and anyone can make a photograph look like the real thing. With growing nausea in the pit of my stomach, I had to see for myself, unwilling to accept that even President Obama would authorize something so crass and self serving as this. And then I saw it. It was right there on his website, just as you has reported. I am going to have stop typing now. I do not want my imminent projectile vomiting to get all over my keyboard.

    Thank you so much for alerting us to this from our Narcissist in Chief.

  • Richard Johnson

    For others who wish to verify, here is the link. Have a barf bag handy.

    http://www.barackobama.com/news/entry/the-obama-event-registry

    • Dan

      Comments appear to have been removed. If they were overwhelmingly negative, I am not surprised.

      • Richard Johnson

        They were quite negative, and deservedly so. But I am still seeing them as of 0845 CDT on Sunday.

  • EBS

    Haha, so funny. I can imagine a groom telling his wife-to-be to for-go that dream wedding dress so he can donate to Obamas campaign. He might be safer trying to snatch a dead mouse from a pythons mouth than get his lovely bride to agree. Obama, I think you have hit a new low. And the fall is gonna hurt like hell.

  • Rosemarie

    +J.M.J+

    Yeah, this stunt will likely go over like a lead balloon. And not the cool kind the Mythbusters made.

  • Evan

    And we should also donate to Obama’s campaign in lieu of supporting charities. The poor we will always have with us, but our God-King we will only have for a short time.
    Seriously though, is he trying to lose the election? Or has his narcissism made him that stupid? (Yes, I know it’s the second one.)

    • Rosemarie

      +J.M.J+

      Did he come up with it himself or was it some “genius” on his campaign? Could just be a bad idea thought up by an underling.

      • http://chicagoboyz.net TMLutas

        A major job qualification of the President of the United States is the ability to stop as much of the stupid as possible before it gets out into the real world. This got out into the real world. It’s not a good sign.

    • Chris M

      If we raise enough money will he turn into a giant Sandworm?

  • JB

    Which lucky serf will get to wash his Sovereign’s feet on Holy Thursday?

  • beccolina

    Sadly, I can picture some people actually going for this. It will be their noble sacrifice: no, no, don’t get us anything, just donate the money to Obama. It will be couples who, having lived together for years anyway, aren’t in need of any housewares, etc. They will feel so great, and the warm glow of politics will suffuse the brides cheeks as she walks down the aisle . . .

    • Rosemarie

      +J.M.J+

      Some people might, but considering what a polarizing figure he is I don’t think it would be a good idea. What if some of your wedding guests don’t like Obama? Now you’re asking them to contribute to his re-election campaign instead of giving you a wedding gift?

      I’ve long thought that politics should stay out of music (and visa versa) because they are at odds. Music brings people together while politics divides us. Well, it should stay out of weddings, too. Weddings bring two families together; politics, well, see above.

      • john

        The type of person who would go for this would probably not be concerned about he thoughts or beliefs of anyone else. They would be the type who would have no problem politicizing their own wedding, and would likely believe that anyone who disagreed with Obama did not deserve to be at their wedding.

        • Rosemarie

          +J.M.J+

          And they would suffer the consequences for that attitude. Alienating family members is not the best way for a couple to start a new life together.

      • http://chicagoboyz.net TMLutas

        There is an entire subculture that is so liberal orthodox that they immediately cut off socially anyone who is heterodox. For that subculture, it’s a good way to identify those thinking double plus ungood thoughts.

  • john

    Unfortunately I can see this being very popular among those who have come completely under his spell. I can even see Obama themed weddings becoming quite a trend this wedding season. The man may be crass and arrogant but he is also very calculated…this will do very little harm to his campaing, but it has the potential to bring in a fair amount of money to keep his machine rolling. The good thing I see here is that this shows a sign of desperation…I think he and his are getting scared.

  • chris(other)

    As despicable as this is, and it is pitiful. I think we should recognize that Obama is only applying democracy to what either party has done in the past. Under Clinton, and every other president, you donate some money, you get kissed up to. The only difference was the thresh-hold. Obama has made himself available to all, as not just the wealthy can be pandered to. (Change, we can believe in?) Of course, with this change, the application of nuance has to be removed, for while the elites know how the game works, the rubes need to be placated with the great and powerful, or at least the cool and progressive, Oz. Heck, maybe even the great and cool Oz will let one special couple celebrate their wedding feast in his mighty hall.
    In a certain sense, this is nice because it removes the veil from the hypocrisy that has long been in Washington, probably since before it was in the mind of L’Enfant. Such is political life in the City of Man. Still, our fallen nature needs things veiled. We need to not have transparency, need to not know how the sausage gets made, because which of us can stand like Christ and behold the awesome totality of man’s wretchedness? While this modest veiling can result in a plethora of other problems, I would rather have only the elite cabal play the game of which political demagogue can be my divine savior, than this be inflicted upon every person in the country.

    • john

      A big difference here is that when the “rubes” donate it does not get them anything near what the corporations get when they donate.
      On anther matter: maybe Dear Leader Oz could do a mass wedding for all of those who donate…he coud officiate and bless the weddings. Those unable to attend at the White House could participate by having a large screen projecting Ozbama into their weddings.
      Another idea…maybe the white house could trademark the name Barak and Obama and then offer the right to name your first born after him in exchange for a donation.

  • Elaine S.

    If it’s any consolation, it appears that comments at the Obama website itself are overwhelmingly negative, so this is going over like a lead balloon even with his own “base”.
    The ONLY people I can imagine truly thinking this would be a good idea are 1) people in D.C. who work for the Administration and 2) the Hollywood leftist crowd that he’s relying on for a big chunk of his donations. It’s quite possible that affluent couples in those circles rarely or never socialize with anyone outside them, and can’t picture anyone about whom they care enough to invite to their wedding being offended by such a request.

    • Elaine S.

      Speaking of the Hollywood leftist crowd, check out this article:
      http://freebeacon.com/hollywoods-white-house/
      I especially love this quote:
      “The most recent list of contributors to the Democratic National Committee resembles a promo for a bad episode of Hollywood Squares: “Kirk Douglas, Billy Crystal, Robert Downey Jr., Jack Black, Tom Hanks, Salma Hayek, and Burt Bacharach.” (If only they still had Charley Weaver and Paul Lynde…)

  • Bob

    I’m wondering why they haven’t included the option of asking for donations “in lieu of flowers” for funerals. Cradle to the grave, right?

    • Rosemarie

      +J.M.J+

      As my husband just said, funeral donations would be more apropos considering the state of the Obama campaign.

      Seriously, though, I think that would be a little less tacky. Funeral donations just go to buy flower arrangements that look good for a short time and then wilt. So I can understand asking for donations to a cause instead (full disclosure: when my Mom passed away last year we asked people to donate in her memory to a local organization that helps people with autism, since my kids have autism and Mom did so much to help with them for the last decade of her life.)

      With a wedding, OTOH, the money and gifts are going to a good cause already, to help the newlyweds. So asking for it to go to Obama’s campaign instead just looks really, really bad.

  • Emily

    Yes, the fact that you can ask for donations in lieu of gifts is real; that poster with the bride on it was not created by his campaign.

  • Adolfo

    It’s stuff like this that makes me wonder if he’s tanking this on purpose.

  • Adolfo

    It’s stuff like this that makes me wonder if he’s tanking this on purpose.

  • Peggy R

    maybe this is for the homosexual couples’ whose unions he endorses..

    tacky indeed..

    • Elaine S.

      Of course! Gay and lesbian couples would be the third (and probably most likely) group to think that Obama campaign donations make great “wedding” gifts, especially if they are getting “married” in a state that only recently recognized same-sex marriage or civil unions.

  • Loud

    I was wondering how long it would take for Christian outrage over the utter dissreguard for the sanctity of marriage displayed by this administration would burst through.
    “When?” I asked.
    “When it affects our wedding presents.” America answered.
    I don’t know which is sadder: The reaction time, or what our own President is willing to stoop to.

  • SouthCoast

    I suppose that those who do NOT pony up their wedding gifts will be gifted in turn by an Executive Order declaring all wedding gifts to be taxable income, with all receipts to be forwarded to the IRS to ensure compliance. Next, birthday presents, and tooth fairy money…

  • bob

    So the president is collecting dowries now? Is this some sort of mystical marriage with the Bridegroom of the country or something? If he’ll start paying for school tuition like a good Father maybe this will fly.

  • Clare Krishan

    Before anyone gives a single penny to any politician they should listen to this guy (UCLA Econ Commencement Speaker) and consider that when our Govt’s are borrowing at negative cost they’ve already taken a ‘gift’ without your consent…
    http:// http://www.youtube.com/v/1CLhqjOzoyE?version=3&feature=player_embedded
    (H/T) http://www.zerohedge.com/news/dr-michael-big-short-burrys-brutal-hangover-inevitable-state-world-ucla-commencement-speech

  • http://www.leepenn.org Lee Penn

    There is a direct, historical parallel here to Mussolini and Italian Fascism.

    From Wikipedia:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benito_Mussolini

    “He also combated an economic recession by introducing the “Gold for the Fatherland” initiative, by encouraging the public to voluntarily donate gold jewellery such as necklaces and wedding rings to government officials in exchange for steel wristbands bearing the words “Gold for the Fatherland”. Even Rachele Mussolini donated her own wedding ring. The collected gold was then melted down and turned into gold bars, which were then distributed to the national banks.”

    At last, a real parallel between Obama and Mussolini …

    Lee

    • enness

      “Steel wristbands,” huh? Like handcuffs.

  • http://www.chesterton.org Sean P. Dailey

    Classic Chicago politician move. The sooner people understand that Obama is just a Chicago Democrat Machine stooge, the better.

    • Elaine S.

      I’ve heard of Chicago politicians expecting campaign donations or votes, for example, in return for making sure your street gets plowed after snowstorms, your garbage gets picked up, or you/your kid/your cousin/your in-laws/etc. get jobs with the city, but… since when did they start expecting a cut of your wedding gifts? This is probably something no real Chicago Democrat Machine stooge (typically a lifelong/multiple generation city residents whose greatest ambition is to be mayor or alderman, not POTUS) would ever have thought of. This is a whole new level of pay to play IMO.

  • drea916

    There’s not a snowball’s chance in hell this is going to fly with brides. Has Obama seen the tv show Bridezilla? Or any other show on that channel (Say Yes to the Dress, etc) Secular brides get married for the party (generally) Secular couples calculate what each guess is going to give them for their wedding, then subtract the cost of the guest’s dinner to come up with what their party will profit them. Gay couples might go for this as a way to say thank you. Nice, christian/catholic couples don’t support him. Secular couples who see marriage as just a piece of party are so so so selfish in this regards. Read some of Miss Manners etiquitte advice columns and you’ll see what I mean.

  • Sadie

    Yes, exactly. Secular weddings (the majority of which are held in Christian churches for decorative purposes) are a huge exercise in narcissism. No way would they give up their presents. Nice try, Obama.

  • Steve P

    Oh, you guys are just mad because Karl Rove didn’t think of it first… ; )

  • http://theoldadam.com/ Steve Martin

    That man (B.O. no…not ‘body odor’) is surely full of Himself.

    Listen (when he gives one of his lengthy, boring speeches) and hear how many times he uses the word ‘I’.

    He is full of…himself. That is for sure. Most leftist power hungry people have been. He’s no exception.

  • Donna Miller

    With apologies to M.D. Ridge:

    Barack is my hope and my glory
    Barack is the song that I sing
    So tender and loving a shepherd
    So rooted in justice a King
    When shadow confuses my vision
    When sorrow lays claim to my heart
    Barack is my refuge, my rock, and my shield
    I will rely on Barack

  • Laura Kazlas

    Amen, Mark, amen.

  • Tim Jones

    My teenaged daughter: “Wow. Selfish much?”

  • Russel Olson

    Is this for real?!?! Mr. Shea, I’m surprised you didn’t file this under “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.”

  • enness

    Oh yes folks, it’s real. It’s real and it’s sucktacular.

    Comments are fantastic. I can hardly improve upon.


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