Skip to comments.Obama fundraises at BET chairís home ($40,000-a-plate dinner)
Posted on 04/28/2012 5:57:40 PM PDT by Libloather
Obama fundraises at BET chairs 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.
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40k? Kinda sounds like things are awfully good in that hood.
Will Obama show his big stick?
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.
He got the white mans stick thats why Mooseshell is always pi$$ off
He ever going to speak at WET? White Entertainment Television...
A fool and his money are soon parted!
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.
Isn’t 40 times $40,000 equal to One Million Six Hundred Thousand?
I guess it is. :)
bad math on my part.
He still needs to do better.
Is there another race based TV network?
Did they invite the parents of Saint Skittles of Sanford?
BET is near pornographic with showing some rap vids isn’t it?
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