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Obama fundraises at BET chairís home ($40,000-a-plate dinner)
Politico ^ | 4/27/12 | LEIGH MUNSIL

Posted on 04/28/2012 5:57:40 PM PDT by Libloather

Obama fundraises at BET chair’s home
By LEIGH MUNSIL | 4/27/12 8:44 PM EDT

President Barack Obama attended a fundraiser Friday night at the home of Debra Lee, chairwoman and CEO of BET.

About 40 people attended the $40,000-a-plate dinner in D.C.’s Woodley Park neighborhood. During his remarks, the president gave a nod to some of the acrimony toward Washington among the American people.

"[T]hings are tough, and they've grown cynical, and they see the mess that goes on in Washington and there's a temptation at a certain point to just say, 'Oh, a plague on both their houses; nothing is getting done,'" he said. "And so we're going to have to work harder this time than we did in '08."

A Pew survey released this week found that only one in three Americans had a favorable view of the federal government, the smallest proportion in 15 years.

Obama also admitted that some of his cool factor may have worn off during his first term.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bet; dinner; fundraiser; obama
"[T]hings are tough"

40k? Kinda sounds like things are awfully good in that hood.

1 posted on 04/28/2012 5:57:46 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Will Obama show his big stick?


2 posted on 04/28/2012 6:00:25 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: Libloather

Only 40 people showed. So, even assuming the workers are paid servants, you’re still only looking at, perhaps, 100 grand raised.

It doesn’t really sound like much of a success to me.


3 posted on 04/28/2012 6:10:33 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: saganite

He got the white mans stick thats why Mooseshell is always pi$$ off


4 posted on 04/28/2012 6:11:52 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Libloather

He ever going to speak at WET? White Entertainment Television...


5 posted on 04/28/2012 6:34:18 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: Libloather
sounds like things are awfully good in that hood...

Or bad depending on the interpretation, like a desperate attempt at extracting the most from a dwindling number of wealthy "regular" donors.
6 posted on 04/28/2012 6:41:42 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Jonty30

A fool and his money are soon parted!


7 posted on 04/28/2012 6:43:01 PM PDT by goodtomato (I'm really, really blessed! WWW.MIKEMcCALISTERFORSENATE.COM check him out!)
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To: Libloather

He barely pulled in enough to gas up Air Force One to haul him and the Moose back to Washington.

Good thing they travel on the taxpayers’ backs.


8 posted on 04/28/2012 6:56:58 PM PDT by Iron Munro (If Repub's paid as much attention to Rush Limbaugh as the Dem's do, we wouldn't be in this mess)
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To: Jonty30

Isn’t 40 times $40,000 equal to One Million Six Hundred Thousand?


9 posted on 04/28/2012 6:57:50 PM PDT by I_be_tc
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To: I_be_tc

I guess it is. :)
bad math on my part.

He still needs to do better.


10 posted on 04/28/2012 7:00:33 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Libloather

Is there another race based TV network?


11 posted on 04/28/2012 7:28:54 PM PDT by Pasadena2k
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To: Libloather

Did they invite the parents of Saint Skittles of Sanford?


12 posted on 04/28/2012 7:51:55 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Libloather

BET is near pornographic with showing some rap vids isn’t it?


13 posted on 04/28/2012 8:08:09 PM PDT by Names Ash Housewares ( Refusing to kneel before the "messiah".)
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To: Libloather
He's need a whole lot more than 40 people paying 40K to even get near what he had in 2008 so Mr/Ms Media can we please stop talking about Obama’s 1$ BILLION campaign?
14 posted on 04/29/2012 4:15:53 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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