SOTU 2014: Barackrobatic Boogaloo

[] Awhile back, I got on the Obama campaign mailing list. It seemed like a good idea at the time: they were running a contest to meet the Man Himself, and wouldn't it be cool to give him a piece of my mind instead of the adulation he expected?

When the campaign organization was transformed into the group "Organizing for Action" (OFA) the mailing list went right along with it. And even though there's no campaign to fund, they're still begging for money. The latest gimmick arrived in my spam folder yesterday:

Paul --

Before President Obama delivers the State of the Union tomorrow night -- let OFA know what you're most interested in hearing him talk about.

Take the survey:

So I did:

obama survey

[Too harsh? Nah. See, for example, Victor Davis Hanson.]

One is then whisked to a form where you can send in money. I declined.

And then I got followup mail:

Thanks for answering OFA's State of the Union poll -- there's a lot to look forward to this year, and this is a moment you'll want to share.

As President Obama prepares to take the floor to lay out our national agenda, make sure your friends and family have the opportunity to share what they're excited to hear about.

Share this super quick, one-question poll with three friends today:

Thanks -- and be sure to tune in for the State of the Union on Tuesday, +January 28th, at 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

So, there you go, friends. If you'd like to share your opinion.

I suppose OFA is used to this sort of evil (and probably, in their minds, racist) behavior. But it made me feel better.

Although it appears the SOTU will preempt one of my usual shows (The Goldbergs -- funny!), I have plenty of stuff on the TiVo, and there's a new episode of Justified on the Obama-free FX at 10pm. So I'm good.

Last Modified 2014-03-04 3:40 PM EDT