(Closed) Obama Gift Registry

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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7647 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I say tacky. It is just a way to squander money out of hard working Americans. I am pretty sure politicians make enough money to support their campaigns. How are married couples suppose to get a good start in life (house buying, having kids) if they dontate their wedding money to a campaign fund?

It is obviously up to the couple themselves, but I think reflects poorly on the candidate.

Post # 4
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1352 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

TACKY.  People have different political beliefs and you shouldn’t force something awkward like that on people.  If I got that I would be extremely put off.

Post # 5
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5295 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

I think it’s a good way to piss off half your guests 😉 If I’m giving a gift to a couple, it’s to help them begin a life together, not fund a campaign for someone who (at least in Presidential elections) has already raised hundreds of millioins of dollars. 

I would give them a gift card to Target 😉

 

ETA: and it wouldn’t matter to me if the candidate they are donating to is one I support or not, I still wouldn’t give to the campaign!

Post # 6
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2401 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I am confused. Is this a gift registry so that people can donate money to political candidates in the name of the bride and groom? Can you possibly link us it?

 

Post # 7
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269 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I don’t feel that it is “tacky” at all, in the sense that it is poor etiquette. I see it the same as requesting donations to any cause in lieu of gifts. 

However, I would not choose to donate to a candidate I didn’t agree with, and would get the couple an alternate gift. 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m confused.  The candidate is creating a registry?  Don’t they normally just want money? I mean I would totally send the Obama’s a toaster if they needed one. 

Post # 9
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104 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I think that’s really strange and would be especially insulted as a guest if I didn’t support the same candidate.  I really don’t think political views should be pushed upon guests like that.

Post # 10
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3182 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Okay I looked it up . . . .I don’t think it’s that bad as long as you have a lot of other choices to choose from.  I wouldn’t do it, but wouldn’t be upset if someone else did. 

Post # 11
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157 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@tonights:  I agree with this. It’s just like any charitable registry. People can choose to participate or not. There’s nothing tacky about that.

Post # 12
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1769 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I heard about that last night on The Daily Show. I jokingly told Fiance we should do it – he looked at me like I had 50 eyes and said “I thought you wanted new pots and pans”. Wink

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think it’s tacky.  Your wedding is not a fundraiser.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

ugh my dad emailed this to me the other day.

tacky. tacky. tacky. and i dont give a rats ass what your politics are

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