Stretch sent this one in with the subject heading "The hardest job in the world has to be writer for The Onion - How the hell do you parody Teh 0ne’s campaign?"
Yard Sale for OBAMA
I'm stunned. Honestly and truly stunned. I honestly cannot tell if this is satire or serious. I mean, this is the campaign after all that used the fictional Julia to show how their cradle-to-grave programs were oh-so-good for women. And they also asked people - with a straight face - to request that people give money to the Obama campaign rather than give presents at special events.
There are two words that spring to mind in regards to the Obama re-election campaign: Tone and deaf. When you ask folks with a straight face to hold a freakin' yard sale and donate the money to your campaign, there's something wrong. Look guys, the reason that people aren't cutting you checks is because the economy is in the shitter, more folks than ever are out of jobs, the price of gasoline is through the roof and taking everything with it, and if someone's holding a yard sale, it ain't to raise money to send to Jimmy Carter Jr. and Plugs.
Keep it up, guys - you're making us long for the professionalism of Bill Clinton...
That is all.