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Dinner with the President

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Salty, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. Salty

    Salty 20,000 Posts Club
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    I received this email today's from the Democrat Party:
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    Friend --

    The President and I have a routine -- we get lunch together almost every Friday.

    But all I get is lunch. You could be one of four supporters to have dinner with him soon.

    Donate $5 or more today to have your name automatically thrown in the hat here:

    https://my.democrats.org/Dinner-with-Barack2

    I'm reminded every week that sitting down for a meal with the President of the United States -- without TV cameras or a big crowd -- is something only a few people will ever get to do.

    You're not going to want to miss this chance.

    I wish you luck,

    Joe
    **********************

    Sounds like a lottery or gambling to me? What say your?
     
  2. Tom Bryant

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    I would pass. I only gamble on things I really want! And, although dining with the President would be an honor, I'd not want to give a penny to his re-election bid..
     
  3. preachinjesus

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    I'd be interested in seeing where either a lottery or gambling is a prohibition for anyone. Seems like a great way for a group (regardless of political affliation) to receive support for their cause.

    I might put in for several opportunities.
     
  4. DiamondLady

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    While I would not be interested....well, maybe I might if I could speak to him about anything, unhindered....I don't know that I would qualify donating to a candidates campaign coffers as gambling or a lottery, because that's basically what they're asking you to do. They'll draw a name from those who donate. To me that's similar to paying for a ticket to a dinner and they have door prizes where they draw names for the winners from the attendees.
     
  5. TomVols

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    I wouldn't contribute either. Still, would be nice to sit down with him or shoot hoops or play 18 with him.
     
  6. preacher4truth

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    I'd go to lunch with him and feed him a one year and a halfs worth bowl of "shut it" 'til we get a new prez to replace him. :smilewinkgrin:
     
  7. NaasPreacher (C4K)

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    I agree - I think I would actually like the guy personally :)

    His politics - not so much.
     
  8. Arbo

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    Arbo's Rule #6: Before dining out with any politician, regardless of party affiliation, be sure in advance who is picking up the tab.:)
     
  9. Salty

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    .. and that it is legal under federal law....
     
  10. ktn4eg

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    Only the top donors get invites to dinner with the POTUS. Hmmm. :smilewinkgrin:
     
  11. Thousand Hills

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    I'm pretty sure dinner with the current POTUS violates at least one of ThousandHills 3 Rules:
    (1) Don't go nowhere you don't want to go
    (2) Don't eat nothing you don't like
    (3) Don't spend time with people you don't like
     
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