Skip to comments.At Harlem Dinner, A Few Disaffected Donors Come Back to Obama (50 pay $30k for ribs & cornbread)
Posted on 04/04/2011 12:44:31 AM PDT by Libloather
At Harlem Dinner, A Few Disaffected Donors Come Back to Obama
By Reid Pillifant
March 30, 2011 | 7:28 p.m
President Obama is making progress.
According to two sources who attended the "purposefully small" D.N.C. dinner at the Red Rooster in Harlem last night, a few of those much-discussed, dissident donors were among the 50 attendees who paid $30,800 to enjoy short ribs and cornbread, and chat amiably with the president.
"There were people there who in the past have expressed frustrations, and one person who said, 'You know, I'm not going to support him for re-election,'" said one attendee. "Well, they're there. And what it said to me is ultimately these people are going to come around. They're going to come around because they don't want someone who is beholden to the Tea Party to become President of the United States."
Last summer, a number of donors, particularly in the financial services industry, were said to be offended by the president's hostile rhetoric toward Wall Street and what some saw as a generally unsupportive approach to business. But, after bruising losses in November, Obama has tacked toward the center, compromising with Senate Republicans to renew the Bush tax cuts and appointing advisers with a business bent.
"I think that it has definitely subsided," said the attendee of the criticism. "It's certainly the case that since the election, both the tone from the White House and the mood among a lot of people who have been very critical has changed."
Neither source wanted to cite specific individuals, but they mentioned separate examples of people who had come back to the fold, including one person who sat out donating last year over some particular annoyance, but couldn't recall last night what exactly the reason had been.
(Excerpt) Read more at observer.com ...
And that after this is accomplished, and the brave new world begins
When all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins,
As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn,
The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!
...wondering if he dropped in or actually dined and mingled with the crowd(sarc) of 50?
“...bestowing each of the six tables with ten or twelve minutes of his time.”
...reading the link would have given me the answer.
Short ribs. A much more expensive cut. NOT Moochelle approved, though.
This is a good time for the voice of Cain and West to be heard more resolutely.
What’s the difference between regular ribs and short ribs?? Oh I’ll just check on the web..
Short ribs usually refer to beef short ribs (which are cut from the same primal area as ribeye steaks and prime rib), rather than any sort of pork ribs or beef spare ribs.
I don’t really care for them, myself, but they are considered top notch eating by many.
Obviously these donors want to bend over more.
Just to prove the abused wife syndrome is not specific to just abused wives.
I suppose they were just applying the next installment to receive their free mortgages, electricity and gasoline for life that was promised to them the last time.
Forrest Gump’s mother was right on target, again.
I'd love to see what the investigators dug up on these people.
Doesn't want to spend TOO much time with these Negroes.
may give $2,500
Cultists, pure and simple. Hussein Worship.
They didn’t contribute $30k, they paid $30k for the dinner.
A "purposefully small" DNC fund-raiser dinner at the Red Rooster in Harlem?.........now add this to the list.
Obama's recent Boston fundraiser started out as a $5,000 a plate then dropped to $500 a plate ... but he still could not fill the roomOhaha ended up talking to a little over 100 people.
Ohaha's gonna be wire-transferring like crazy to finance the preservation of himself and endangered Dems-----after the debacle of Midterms.
Remember, Ohaha raised a whopping $750 million for his 2008 presidential bid----- purportedly from "anonymous foreign donors" who flooded his 2008 campaign with hundreds of thousands of relatively small, untraceable illegal donations.
Two years in office----Obama's got zillions stashed offshore (looted from the US Treasury during the infamous trillion dollar "bailouts").
Reminds me of the excellent book---"Flawless"-----about the half a $$$billion Antwerp diamond heist. The crooks couldn't spend it, of course, without calling attention to themselves. So they had to invent a highly visible money-maker to account for their spending.......they pretended a multi-million dollar movie deal about their heist was in the works.
Can't wait to see what the cover story Ohahas come up with. ROTFL.
DID GANGSTER GOVERNMENT SCAM TRILLIONS USING THE MADOFF MO? Ponzi Madoff created a super-secret labyrinth of interrelated international funds, institutions and financial entities of almost unparalleled complexity and breadth......with assets and businesses in multiple places overseas that hid thievery, money laundering and tax evasion.
Novelist Dean Koontz stated in a public forum that at least $70 BILLION has been stolen by the Obama administration.
Reportedly Obama got 1.5 Million Dollars in Harlem the other night.
That is probably just about what it cost the People of this country to transport him and his entourage of agents up to new York for the party.
This campaign is going to be very expensive for us Republicans to pay our half of his campaign travel bills on Air Force One.
It’s that easy to get around “campaign finance limits”?
Can a candidate sell autographed pics for $30k each and not count that as a “donation”?
Rudyard Kipling, who won a deserved Nobel Prize, comments on Hussein (whose was not deserved) earlier in the poem:
In the Carboniferous Epoch we were promised abundance for all,
By robbing selected Peter to pay for collective Paul;
But, though we had plenty of money, there was nothing our money could buy,
And the Gods of the Copybook Heading said: "If you don't work you die."
Then the Gods of the Market tumbled, and their smooth-tongued wizards withdrew,
And the hearts of the meanest were humbled and began to believe it was true
That All is not God that Glitters, and Two and Two make Four-
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings limped up to explain it once more.
Drug sales must be real good this year in Harlem.
Most minority voters vote with their skin, not their brain.
Upon leaving the event, several guests were heard to state "I should have gone to see Charlie Sheen instead!"
That’s a mighty poor showing for a presidential campaign kick-off event, and especially so for an incumbent.
Talk about liberal mental disease! This person just paid $30,800 for a two-bit meal and they're not gonna vote for nobama? That's sick.
“According to two sources who attended the “purposefully small” D.N.C. dinner”
Translation: Out of 6 million people in NYC, the clown circus could only find 50 fools to show up.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.