Barack Obama’s 2012 Presidential campaign wants its supporters to make campaign contributions in the names of conservative friends and family members this holiday season.
Deputy campaign manager Julianna Smoot sent a message to Obama supporters on Tuesday that suggested making a donation “inspired by your favorite conservative friend or relative,” especially if that person is fond of making right-wing arguments against the President. Donors can then send a message to their conservative friends or family members alerting them that a contribution has been given to Obama on their behalf.
A portion of the letter reads:
Know someone on Facebook or Twitter who, day after day,
populates your feed with the latest right-wing talk-radio chatter? Or your
cousin who won’t stop forwarding those chain email hoaxes? It can be frustrating.
So what do you do about it? You can go round and round in
circles arguing with them — or you can have a little fun and make them pay.
The letter also suggests that Obama supporters threaten to donate $3 to Obama’s campaign every time their conservative loved ones “say something outrageous” during holiday gatherings.