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Obama’s mandatory volunteerism starts NOW!

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 13, 2008 09:11 AM

Obama worshipers may already be feeling a bit of buyers’ remorse.

Turns out that those who snapped up free tickets to his big convention speech at Invesco Field will have to volunteer for six hours. And they’re whining about it to the press.

ABC7 in Denver reports:

The Obama campaign has begun notifying people who got tickets for the big acceptance speech at Invesco Field the final night of the convention.

Many of those who received tickets told 7NEWS they have come with a caveat.

Those viewers said the campaign told them they must volunteer six hours for the campaign by Friday in order to get a ticket.

“I got a call that if I want the tickets I have to volunteer two shifts of three hours apiece — for one ticket. If I want two tickets, then it’s four shifts of two hours apiece,” said Berenice Christensen.

Another 7NEWS viewer sent an e-mail that said, “I received a call Monday saying I could ‘qualify’ for the tickets if I do 12 hours of volunteer work for the Obama campaign between now and Friday the 15th.”

The viewer e-mail goes on, “To work 40 hours at my job, get to and from work, get to and from the campaign office and complete the 12 hours in three days would be next to impossible.”

But I thought holier-than-thou Obama followers were so much more giving and compassionate and civic-minded than the rest of us?


“My whole reason why I’m so mad about it is because Democrats need to act like Democrats,” said Heather Kreider, a working mother from Centennial.

“Democrats work for a living, and they have to work and take care of their families. And they say these are open to those in the community, so they shouldn’t ask people to drop everything in their lives for this,” Kreider said Tuesday.

Guess she won’t be making the Big O gesture with the rest of the cult.

The Soul-Fixer has his work cut out for him.

(Hat tip: Drunkablog and reader Thunderbird 1)


Ed Morrissey jibes: “Obama didn’t require Germans in Berlin to work for him in order to cheer him at the Tiergarten. Why does Obama treat Germans better than Americans?”


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