-By Warner Todd Huston
You may think that after winning the election team Obama should be done raising money for its campaign fund. But Sandy Hook is a crisis too good to go to waste so with a new email from David Axelrod, team Obama is using the President’s remarks about the Sandy Hook massacre to raise more money.
The new campaign email carrying the imprimatur of Obama campaign chief David Axelrod urges campaign supporters to watch Obama’s address made at Newton, Connecticut where you’ll find a convenient donate now button.
“The next chapter begins today. Stand with President Obama for the next four years,” the email is headlined.
Axelrod doesn’t urge donations in the text of his email, of course, but the donate now buttons are both in the email and at the MyBarackObama.com page where team Obama is hosting the video of the speech.
Says Jeryl Bier: “Not one, but two buttons – two opportunities to donate to the Obama campaign. Not to the Red Cross, or to a memorial fund for the children and adults killed in Newtown. How hard would it have been to shift the focus, disable the buttons, for just one email, just one blog post? But the show must go on.”
The fact that any donate now button appears on any messages about the crime as Sandy Hook elementary is quite crass, indeed.
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Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago based freelance writer. He has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and before that he wrote articles on U.S. history for several small American magazines. His political columns are featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart’s BigGovernment.com, BigHollywood.com, and BigJournalism.com, as well as RightWingNews.com, RightPundits.com, CanadaFreePress.com, StoptheACLU.com, AmericanDaily.com, among many, many others. Mr. Huston is also endlessly amused that one of his articles formed the basis of an article in Germany’s Der Spiegel Magazine in 2008.
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