Think you get to see Obama for free? Not so fast, sucker: you have to EARN that privilege.

Or so the Obama campaign is telling his supporters by requiring that they give six hours of volunteer service towards his campaign for one free ticket. And they have to do it by this Friday. As in, August 15th.

Me personally, I can think of a lot better things to do. You know, like, work for a living, spend time with my family, sleep, shove bamboo shoots under my fingernails… stuff like that. But I guess if you support the Obamamessiah and want to see your idol, you must automatically put your life aside and sacrifice every hour you aren’t at your job volunteering for him. Who needs sleep when you’ve got the Obamamessiah?

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… but… but… but it’s the Democrats who work for a living, not Republicans! I thought it was Democrats who care about working families, not these hoity-toity righties! Unfortunately, not so much:

“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.
I guess that Democrats aren’t as concerned about their supporters working and taking care of their families. But of course, this is typical Obama. We’re supposed to give up everything for him, support everything he does, and then cheer wildly about it at the end of the day. And why would he give anything away for free? This bait-and-switch deal with Obama is the premise of his entire campaign: he lures you in with pretty words and nice-sounding promises, and then once he’s got you hooked, he knocks you over the head with reality.

Ed Morrissey also makes a great point:

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?

I guess he’s more concerned about garnering support from Europeans than he is from the people who can, you know, actually vote him into office. Is anyone surprised that someone who calls himself a “citizen of the world” will put his own people last? I’m not.

Hat Tip: Michelle Malkin

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