Skip to comments.Obama kicks up White House entertaining (While the nation suffers, Obama parties)
Posted on 03/02/2009 11:00:29 AM PST by utahson
Since the presidency changed hands less than six weeks ago, a burst of entertaining has taken hold of the iconic, white-columned home of America's head of state. Much of it comes on Wednesdays.
The stately East Room, where portraits of George and Martha Washington adorn the walls, was transformed into a concert hall as President Barack Obama presented Stevie Wonder with the nation's highest award for pop music on Wednesday.
A week before that, the foot-stomping sounds of Sweet Honey in the Rock, a female a cappella group, filled the East Room for a Black History Month program first lady Michelle Obama held for nearly 200 sixth- and seventh-graders from around the city.
Cocktails were sipped during at least three such receptions to date, all held on Wednesdays
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Shouldn’t the White House be tightening their belt just like the rest of the country?
Up next - Obama throws a party and gives the Medal of Freedom to Robert Mugabe.
no he should be partying, heck if he went back to smoking crack, the market wouldn’t drop 3% everytime he opens his mouth.
Plus the public is going to turn on him faster than they turned on louis XVI.
just don’t forget no matter how bad things are they can always be worse.
Didn’t Nero play some music while Rome burned?
Somebody with the time and the background should start a running ticker on how much DumbO spends on fun/vacations.
Air Force One (and two since they have to fly together), the C-17 to carry his limo, Marine One, Chicago for Valentine’s Day weekend, Camp David, Secret Service security at the basketball game, Wednesday entertainments, etc etc.
Remember when Bush got hammered for throwing parties while there were two wars going on? Oh right, didn’t happen because Bush thought it would be unseemly to party while US Soldiers were in harms way. Seems to me there are still two wars going on and a Depression to boot.
DumbO is just thumbing his nose in our faces.
I wonder why Barak and Michelle don’t go down to their 1st National Bank, sign a loan for $240,000 and go have a party, and expect their little girls children to pay for the fun they are having...doesn’t this make sense?
This annoys me to no end, the economy is tanking, dow is below 7000 and this idiot is partying like there’s no tomorrow. What happened to SACRIFICE???? Apparently it doesn’t apply to this crew. Double standard....
"LET THEM EAT CAKE !"
"Let them eat chittlin's"
Stevie Wonder is black.
Sweet Honey in the Rock is all - black, all-women.
Earth, Wind and Fire is all black.
Why, I expected 0bama to put on a Potsie sweater and turn the White House heat down to 68 ala Jimmy Carter!
Yep, and how about Michelle standing there knowing she threw out of the hospital for treatment the very people she pretends to defend. How does it feel Michelle to know you caused a lot of unecessary pain and suffering; even the deaths of some patients because of your actions?
This happened back in France too, but the people eventually got tired of it and brought out the guillotine. Then they had a party of their own.
i think i saw this in the second matrix...
the machines are drilling to you and the end is near... quick... time for a rave!
and for some reason, i was cheering for the machines... and in the end, the hippies only survive because the machines allowed them to exist
Typical affirmative action person. Gets the job, but doesn’t know what to do, so he assumes everyone else is doing nothing too. Affirmative action people never work overtime, and always seem to be traipsing off to some diversity meeting or seminar or mentor, where they can piss’n moan, and get paid for it. They never put in 40 hours, and OT is for “the losers” who’ll never get ahead.
What would Nero do?
I know a totally clueless elderly couple—the type who have been voting against Herbert Hoover since they were youths. The type who never listen to ANYTHING, read NOTHING. They just know that all Republicans are Herbert Hoover.
They voted for Obama. Now they have turned AGAINST OBAMA.
Half their life-savings are GONE. They are even catching on that Obama is PRO-ABORTION. (They refused to acknowledge this before the election.)
it wasn’t a recession when Mark Sanford was elected to the House but:
“During his six years on Capitol Hill, he slept on a futon in his office, even though he’s a millionaire who easily could have afforded a small apartment. To cut down on paper costs, his staff used the letterhead of Rep. Andrea Seastrand, a California Republican who was defeated for reelection in 1996. “We found reams and reams of her stationery sitting in the hallway and decided to put it in our fax machine,” says Scott English, a longtime Sanford aide. “I think we finally ran out in December 2000.” Sanford’s office ultimately returned more than $1.2 million in unused funds. “
Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn, said Obama was very cordial, and he and the first lady made guests feel comfortable. The president talked to everyone before the game started, she said, including a 12-year-old boy who asked Obama where the bathroom was.
“My favorite part was when he personally served us cookiesoatmeal raisinwhen we were watching the game,” she said.
Nero fiddles while Rome burns to the ground!
So, private (or formerly private) enterprises are woefully wrong for partying while getting government subsidation. What % of the White House budget is subsidized?
This clown has lived off of the taxpayer and the EOP system his entire life. He has no conception that people work to pay taxes which pays for his goodies. What a disgrace this clown and the clowns that elected him are.
he’s also continued to get out of the White House every Friday night ... to the KenCen or a basketball game, or a quick trip back to Chicago. He’s really serious about this job.
i have been in cash for 2 years and have a gov secured job and plenty of assets.
I can’t imagine what what other people are thinking.
Response: The "Third World" in charge. This is what they are this is what they do.
She lets them eat cake.