Monday, November 10, 2008

Is Obama 'The Messiah' Receiving Preferential Treatment?

You remember back in August, when the Obama campaign got caught in the act of selling tickets to Barack Obama's acceptance speech [at the Democratic National Convention], despite the fact that the tickets were supposed to be free of charge?

Well, let me refresh your memory.

From Digital Journal - Aug., 2008:
CBS4 news has confirmed that 2 known Democratic supporters have expressed outrage after being solicited to buy tickets to Barack Obama's acceptance speech. The tickets were supposed to be free. The Obama campaign spokesman in Colorado says the tickets are free and the convention committee says the tickets are free, but one source told CBS4 he was solicited 3 times to buy tickets for one thousand dollars a piece. The solicitor is a consultant for the Obama campaign.The source, a known Democratic supporter, says the Obama campaign is apparently running an underground, unethical fund raising operation that is being kept secret from the public.

An e mail directed the source to a link on Obama's official campaign website. The link takes you to a little known page to buy tickets for one thousand dollars a piece. The email says "don't be concerned about the voter address on the website, it's the secret code that will get you club level access at Invesco Field".

A CBS4 reporter made several attempts to access the same page on the Obama website, but was not able to do so. It appears to be limited to big donors actively being pursued by party insiders. Only after the CBS4 reporter copied the link from the source was she able to access the "underground operation". And after the reporter made calls and pressed the Obama campaign for answers the web-page - mysteriously - shut down, saying "no more tickets available"...
[You could read what I wrote back then, if you so desire]

So why am I bringing this up right now?

Well, read the following news item and you'll understand why:
The senator overseeing Barack Obama's swearing-in ceremony said Monday she's writing to Internet sites like eBay asking them not to sell scalped inauguration tickets. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., also said she's crafting a bill that would make a federal crime of selling tickets to the historic event Jan. 20...

The tickets are supposed to be free to the public...

"These tickets are given for free to people. This is a major civic event of the time, and no one pays for their tickets, and we believe no one should be required to pay for their tickets," Feinstein said in an interview...

Feinstein said she was readying legislation for Congress' lame duck session, which begins next week, to make scalping the tickets a misdemeanor punishable by a yet-to-be-determined fine...
So apparently, it's okay when the 'Messiah' scalps free tickets [to fund his campaign], but as far as everyone else is concerned..., well, that's an entirely different story altogether!

Sigh.......