Shut the fuck up and send Obama more money!
Two known Democratic supporters are outraged at their own party [and they're not the only ones] after being solicited to buy tickets to Barack Obama's acceptance speech at Invesco Field next Thursday, CBS4 reports. The seats were distributed for free to the general public.
One source directed CBS4 to an unpublicized part of the Obama campaign's Web site where Democratic supporters, reportedly with deep pockets, could buy tickets for $1,000 each. The source told CBS4 he was solicited three times to buy the tickets through the Web site.
One source said it was unethical and being kept secret from the public.
CBS4 was able to find the Web site only by directly typing in the URL provided by the source. While CBS4 attempted to contact the Obama campaign about the selling of tickets, the pay-for-tickets page was changed to say no more tickets were available.
Mad tech skillz, to be sure.
A spokeswoman for the Obama campaign called CBS4 before deadline Tuesday night to say it was proud of the success in opening the event free to the public. She said only a small percentage of the 75,000 tickets were sold to raise money for the Obama campaign.
The known Democratic supporter who called CBS4 called the selling of tickets an "underground fundraising operation."
Only a "small percentage" of the tickets? Let's say it's 1/75, or 1,000. 1,000 tickets times 1,000 is a million dollars.
I suppose, to some, that might seem small.
NOTE One might also ask -- in fact, one has asked -- whether there are any other "unpublicized parts" of Obama's web sites where items are available for sale, or where contributions can be made.