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Tonight, a former Obama supporter forwarded BigGovernment an email sent out today by the Obama campaign. It’s equal parts desperate and creepy:
As you may have noticed, we’ve asked you for a donation a few times now.
But according to our records, you haven’t yet made an online donation to this campaign at this email address. (If our records are wrong, I apologize and thank you!)
The email goes on to ask for “feedback” on why the former supporter has failed to cough-up their hard-earned dollars for Obama’s reelection:
I’m not writing to ask you for money again. I’m actually writing to ask your opinion about why you haven’t given, and what you think would inspire you or other Obama supporters like you to decide to take the leap and donate.
There’s a good reason we’re asking for your feedback: The kind of organization we all decided to be a part of only works if people like you pitch in to build it.
Originally posted by TreadUpon
If anybody had some extra money 4 years ago it's gone into the tank by now. The GAS tank. Maybe it's been spent on the increased cost of FOOD? Maybe it's been spent on the increases in HEALTHCARE?
If we had food, didn't need to go far in case we have a job, and didn't need healthcare, maybe we bought a rifle and some ammo.
Originally posted by jibeho
reply to post by Byrd
Sorry that you're getting that treatment from those groups. I never donate to political causes so I never get the calls. I keep my donations at the local charity level.
Obama already has nearly $152 million and growing in his chest and no Dem. opponent to spend it on in a primary. His closest competitor from the GOP is Romney at around $64 million in the bank.
Why this tactic?
He does not need it unless he plans on buying 30 minute blocks of prime time TV to run Obama Infomercials.
Originally posted by MrSpad
Anyone who thinks what they read in that e-mail is Intimidation is either paranoid or pushing an agenda. I also, thanks to being in a party and supporting people not based on party, get fund raising begging from everybody in both parties.
I agree! I have the same sort of experience, and like you, I didn't see any intimidation -- or, rather, no more so than the Republicans use in the letters they send me, too (I was Republican last century. Long ago, last century. The Republican party hasn't forgotten that. Thankfully, Ross Perot's party was considerate about not spamming his supporters.)
Did not get this one though. Its the way things are done and they are all the same. Of course the people that do it tend to have worked for both parties at one time or another so its no suprise.
Yep. Success breeds imitation.