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The GEM Debate: Fine China or Campaign Contribution ?

Oh boy.

I heard this the other day and actually thought it might have been a joke. Alas, it was not. It appears that one of President Obama’s campaign staffers wrote on the president’s blog the following:

“Got a birthday, anniversary, or wedding coming up? Let your friends know how important this election is to you — register with Obama 2012, and ask for a donation in lieu of a gift. It’s a great way to support the President on your big day. Plus, it’s a gift that we can all appreciate — and goes a lot further than a gravy bowl.”

Really? Must we politicize EVERYTHING? Good Lord,  there are so many things wrong with this I’m not even sure where to start.

Perhaps this staffer had never heard the theory about not discussing religion and politics. Maybe she was just blinded by her own affiliation. Maybe she was just so damn selfish she didn’t understand that this wedding had nothing to do with politic and everything to do with partnership. Eeeee- gad.

Now before you accuse me of being anti-Obama (and frankly I don’t care if you do) understand that is not what this is about. This is about common courtesy; about not imposing your beliefs on other people, especially on their special day.

Am I completely off base on this one? How would you feel if an email like this landed in your inbox? Would you give the gift of a campaign donation or stick with the more traditional say, crystal?

Lemme here ya!

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