Obama rally or shakedown?

Had a weird thing today, there was a rally downtown for Obama so we went by just out of curiosity but they would not let me in to the ball room until I had made a donation, quite odd since they were doing an auction at the time, might have wanted to bid on something. Came back later and asked about that, first they said it was a security matter (bogus!) then the guy finally settled on the excuse that they needed to do that since it might mean that republicans would come in and eat all the food, this seems very unlikely. He couldn’t just admit that they wanted you had to contribute in order to join in. Weak. Once we got in, the kids got something to eat and I checked out the silent auction, had already spent everything so did not get anything else. Oh well, chipped in a little bit to help him out.