The Cult Obama (cont.)
August 5th, 2014

The great Mollie Hemingway has a piece up at the Federalist about the weird, impersonal, mass-celebration of President Obama’s birthday. I’m glad she wrote this, because yesterday I got the single creepiest fund-raising email I’ve ever seen. And it was situated around the Joyous and Patriotic Birth Celebration of The One. From “Grant Campbell” of, the subject header was “Trying not to make this awkward, Jonathan”:


Read that again: “I don’t want to make this awkward, but . . . It looks like you haven’t signed OFA’s birthday card for President Obama yet.”

Yikes. The two unspoken messages here are: (1) We’re watching; and (2) Your reluctance to do your patriotic duty is causing some unpleasantness, which is duly noted.

Absolutely the creepiest thing I’ve ever seen sent out on behalf of a politician.

  1. Galley Wife August 5, 2014 at 9:59 am

    I wouldn’t say I’ve been missing work, Bob.

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  5. Galley Friend A August 5, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    Yes but — last time I didn’t receive a piece — and I was told —

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  7. Donald August 5, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    I find your lack of faith… disturbing.

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  9. Tony N August 5, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    I said no salt. No salt!

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  11. Martin August 5, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    Well, he certainly appears to be very childish from afar.

    This infantile obsession with everyone (and he means everyone) singing him a song and eating cake is probably just a symptom.

    He’s got very deep psychological issues. Very deep.

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  13. Ho Lee Fook August 5, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    It’s creepy because Obama and his operation are creepy. Doesn’t anyone get that this guy is an unhinged anti American anti Republic Manchurian Candidate?

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  15. andrew August 5, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    I will not succumb to your pelvic sorcery

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  17. Nedward August 5, 2014 at 4:55 pm


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  19. Nedward August 5, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    “…motel ice machine…”

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  21. HAL August 5, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    “I’m sorry, Dave. I’m afraid I can’t do that. “

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  25. ALEXISTAN August 5, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    You mean, “American” Politician, nest ce pas?

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  27. Robert Houghton August 5, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    I would have signed the card as Napoleon XIV

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  29. Galley Friend J.E. August 5, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    The Obama girls are getting a new dog. Dad wants to call him Stasi.

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  31. AssemblyLineHuman August 6, 2014 at 8:00 am

    Every line on that card was creepy.

    “It would be so much better with your name on it…..Jonathan…” I heard Hannibal Lecter when I read that.

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  33. Steven Den Beste August 6, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    This sounds like something out of North Korea.

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  35. Galley Wife August 6, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    So, Jonathan … what’s happening? I almost forgot — I’m going to need you to go ahead and come in on…Sunday, too. Mmm-kay?

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  37. Galley Friend J.E. August 6, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    “Open the pod bay doors, Barack.”

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  39. Icosahedron August 9, 2014 at 6:23 am

    IIRC, shortly after the election, OFA was approved by the IRS as a somewhat tax-exempt, non-partisan educational operation.

    Obviously, they take their educational responsibilities seriously.