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'I Meow for Michelle' and Other Campaign Delights

By Eric Scheiner | May 22, 2012 | 8:49am EDT

Some of the stuff the Barack Obama campaign is selling to raise money for the re-election effort is pretty unusual.

They would like you to get your pets involved with the campaign by offering doggie sweaters and “I Meow for Michelle” cat collars.

Even eating and drinking can become campaign events. You can enter raffles to win dinner with Barack. What could increase your desire to drink more than a Joe Biden can cover?

These items may be unique but do they highlight what’s memorable about his past few years in office?

I don’t think so, so I’m offering up a few suggestions.

How about an ‘Obama crucifix cover-up’? It’s to commemorate Obama’s April 2009 visit to Georgetown University when the White House requested that religious symbols be covered up for his speech.

The various green energy companies that have gone bankrupt since receiving government subsidies could offer up some of their equipment to be recycled into campaign pins. There must be something to salvage from Solyndra, Beacon Power, Ener1, Solar Trust of America and the other bankrupt energy companies that received taxpayer cash.

Instead of raffling dinners with the president, raffle exemptions from Obamacare instead. Many unions have received exemptions – don’t you want to take a chance? Besides, if the Catholic Church wins some of those raffles the administration may save money from not having to defend the HHS contraception mandate.

'Continuing to violate the freedom of religion' makes a horrible campaign slogan anyway.

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