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  • Free Dinners with President Obama!

    Millions of Americans probably received this week’s email from President Obama, inviting them to send money and be registered to win a free dinner with the President.

    Heritage’s Ernest Istook took it as a personal invitation to be one of four people to be chosen.  And upon reading the fine print, he found he doesn’t have to send a donation in order to win this lottery.

    “After all,” Istook says, if I contribute to the President I might be forced to accept an ambassadorship or some other federal job.”

    The combination of campaign finance laws and raffle laws probably require that you cannot charge for the chance to dine with the President if a lottery is involved, thus Obama must allow even non-donors to enter his contest.  That can be done here.

    The Washington Times this morning features Istook’s account of how it feels when “Obama Invites Me to Dinner!”, online here.

    As Istook writes, Obama’s contest is a golden opportunity for “millions of unemployed Americans who want to tell the president what they think.”

    Posted in Ongoing Priorities [slideshow_deploy]

    9 Responses to Free Dinners with President Obama!

    1. Terri says:

      OMG! Too funny! If the dinners are "FREE" why donate? Just like all of his other "FREE" scams, you wind up paying a lot to be disappointed. I can get that by watching a puppy pee on the floor – lots of hassle and no satisfaction. LOL!! On the flip side, maybe the fool is getting desperate. Wouldn't it be funny if a bunch of homeless people showed up and brought home huge doggie bags? A way he can help the homeless, feed the needy and celebrate all of those great Social programs he shoved down our throats. : ) Like his campaign was screaming "No more Bush" even though he couldn't run again anyway. Now We, the People are creaming "No More Obama!"

      Happy Father's Day to all of you Dads. May it be as great as you are!

    2. Terri says:

      OMG! Too funny! If the dinners are "FREE" why donate? Just like all of his other "FREE" scams, you wind up paying a lot to be disappointed. I can get that by watching a puppy pee on the floor – lots of hassle and no satisfaction. LOL!! On the flip side, maybe the fool is getting desperate. Wouldn't it be funny if a bunch of homeless people showed up and brought home huge doggie bags? A way he can help the homeless, feed the needy and celebrate all of those great Social programs he shoved down our throats. : ) Like his campaign was screaming "No more Bush" even though he couldn't run again anyway. Now We, the People are creaming "No More Obama!"

    3. Jim Trimble says:

      I'd rather rub elbows with a rattlesnake.

    4. Jamie says:

      The Teleprompter-in-Chief is violating scores of laws by using the taxpayer-funded White House and himself as a prop to raise campaign cash. And why is he campaigning 2 years before the election?

      This guy gets a way with so much because he's black.

      Running a lottery to gather campaign cash? Why isn't this illegality called? It's an impeachable offense. Even the most basic US law says a person can enter ANY lottery for free, and his website forces you to contribute at least $5.

      For starters, isn't that illegal to use the White House to campaign? Why are we paying him a salary, since he doesn't do anything but fly to different cities for dinner, watch basketball, entertains rappers, goof off and play golf? Does he deserve a salary when he avoids all the big problems? Like the debt, delegating this task to the clown prince, Joe Biden?

    5. sudie says:

      Free dinner, fine. But one look at the creep would give me nausea.

    6. DocFreeman says:

      You could not pay me enough to eat with BHO besides I would probably be put in jail if I told him all the things he has done wrong to our country.

    7. jim says:

      Blah blah blah . Im so sick of this imposter it makes me PUKE ! . What a lowlife form of existence .

    8. Another Vet says:

      Consider this; Remember when he solicited "Joe the Plumber?" Blew up in his face! Imagine every Repub. enters his lottery, w/o contribution, and one wins. What kind of public humiliation would that garner? MSM would be compelled to report on the "dinner," its winner and even possibly what was discussed/said? I can't imagine that this never occurred to him/them… What a great goof! tee hee I say sock it to 'em!

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