08 September 2012

Skip a meal to vote a pol in?

The campaign in US heats up and with the heat more money is needed (to keep it cool, obviously). And here is the new money-raising idea Michelle Obama came up with:

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I know your life is full -- with work, or school, or family -- and yet you still find the time to help out when you can.

You may have a tight budget, but you give what you can afford.

A woman recently told the campaign her family skipped a pizza dinner at their favorite place so that they could make a difference in this election.

That is the commitment that drives this campaign.

If you can support Barack with a donation today, please know it makes a huge difference. If we win, it will be because of what you did at moments like this:



This is not a spoof, I assure you. Well, even not being an American, I have given a thought to this proposal. Seeing as my meal usually costs less than the minimal amount* requested on the site Michelle is referring to, I will probably have to skip at least two or, possibly, three meals to add up to $15.

On one hand, skipping two or three meals could be (no, let's put it straight - would be) of immense benefit to me, as anyone who knows me will testify in any criminal or civil suit against (or by) me. On the other hand, there wasn't yet a precedent of me contributing money to any aspiring politician, unless, of course, we talk about the local tax authority putting their grubby hands on most of my income for too many years to count. And passing the money to the politicians to waste as they will.

I guess that Michelle has already implemented the idea at home, seeing as her hubby was forced to sneak out for a sandwich, which occasion was captured by the all-seeing eye of the Onion:

Obama's Approval Rating Down After Photos Surface Of Him Eating Big Sandwich All Alone

And, since the food-related theme is dominating the media, here comes another food-related Obama-related episode:

So what is the conclusion? Bon appetit, eat all you can because tomorrow will bring new taxes and don't give your hard earned bucks to pols.

So there.

(*) For the sake of fairness**, one should mention that the site offers you to enter any other amount of contribution. As far as other amount is concerned, you can say that I have contributed too. Kind of.

(**) For the sake of fairness too, one should add that that other guy, Mitt R., could not come up with this brilliant idea in a thousand years, what with him being a millionaire and never considering skipping a meal in order to donate to some worthy case. He will just write you a check...

Hat tip: JoshuaPundit, who has his own view of the case.


KatieNorcross said...

The real question is not what food you are giving up to give the money to Obama, but where is Obama's dog Bo (117 Days missing.) and why did he eat him?

Dick Stanley said...

Cheeky woman. Scrounge up the money for them so they can have four more years of golf, expensive parties, and expensive vacations, while hubby gets his marionette strings pulled by the Dem leadership in Congress.

Dick Stanley said...

Heh. So, just like Carter, there is a hostage crisis. Just not as well known. I wonder if the Iranians have Bo?

SnoopyTheGoon said...

I think Romney did it...

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Well, all in all it's not a bad job to have for four more years, is it?