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December 30, 2008

Shock: Obama Still Grubbing Money From Brain-Dead Cultists

An email, letting me know how precious I am to the Obama team:

Barack Obama will be sworn in as President of the United States of America on January 20th, 2009.

It will be an unprecedented event in the history of our country, and hundreds of thousands of people will come together in Washington, D.C. to share the moment.

Supporters like you made this happen. You know that real change comes from the bottom up, not from the top down, and Barack and Joe want you to join them on this historic day. They want to start off this administration with the people who worked so hard and will continue to fight for change with them.

Between now and January 8th, 10 supporters and their guests will be selected to join the Inaugural activities.

If you make a donation -- in any amount -- to make the Inauguration a success, you and a guest could be flown to Washington, D.C., put up in a hotel, and be there as Barack is sworn in as the 44th President.

Make a donation of $5 or more right now. You and a guest could receive your ticket to history.

They're auctioning off ten (10!) tickets total (yes, with hotel and airfare, which is no big shakes, really), while soliciting donations from millions.

Do we on the right need to be more childish about all this?

Here's what I mean. Regarding Obama playing golf as war breaks out continues apace as usual between Hamas and Israel. Remember how George W. Bush was castigated by Michael Moore and the left for playing golf under identical circumstances?

The American media rises above such pettiness, of course, content instead to admire the uber-coolness of his shorts.


It’s a further gloss on the boss’s point about how workout regimens magically shift from “creepy” to “disciplined” when it’s Obama doing the push-ups instead of Bush: When Dubya plays a round while bombs fall in the Middle East, he’s lazy and callous, but when The One does it, he’s taking a much-needed break from the rigors of planning to run the free world. Like Geraghty, I don’t begrudge him the respite — after two years of campaigning and with tough times to come, he needs it...

Now the trouble is, I have a problem with rising to the very high bar of petulant pettiness the left has established this past eight years. I sorta want to freak out about this, like the left did, but I'm... you know, an adult and everything, and have trouble shrieking over such minor nonsense.

But is the right's sense of proportion -- not to mention our sense of embarrassment about acting like jackasses -- a hurdle for us? Would it be better to shriek endlessly about stuff like this?

I don't know. I suspect it didn't work a lot for the left, but the constant sniping and carping about everyfuckingthing must have had some impact.

So: Do we boldly become caterwauling cretinous Cassandras ourselves?

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