Skip to comments.NYC Gay Bar Hosts Obama Fundraiser [Attendees Wear Obama Boxer-Briefs]
Posted on 09/09/2012 8:47:06 PM PDT by Steelfish
NYC Gay Bar Hosts Obama Fundraiser
By Katherine Boyle September 9
NEW YORK Outside, posters of President Obama and the first lady were the only signs that Eastern Bloc was closed for a private party. To some regulars of the grungy gay bar in Manhattans East Village, the $100 minimum cover charge seemed too pricey for a Saturday night.
But for an Obama campaign fundraiser, the entrance fee was relatively modest, unlike some of the boisterous dancers at the GoGo for Obama event. The fundraiser, hosted by a gaggle of models, fashion editors and socialites, is just one of hundreds of such small, grass-roots events organized by individual donors and held throughout campaign season in private homes or during backyard barbecues. Saturdays soiree proved that with broad support from new interest groups comes a new breed of campaign fundraiser a kind that might make some buttoned-up campaign types wince.
The crowd of about 150 Obama supporters was cordial and relaxed, a mix of friends and fashion types, partying alongside male dancers wearing Obama 08 boxer briefs (or, as one did, an American flag-themed thong) stuffed with the requisite $1 bills. (Only door proceeds went to the reelection fund; dancers kept their tips.)
In this billion-dollar-plus election cycle, online fundraising and grass-roots events matter greatly to the Obama campaign, which has struggled to compete with Mitt Romneys fundraising among high-dollar supporters. While the Romney campaign hasnt put the same emphasis on small donors, the Obama campaign relies on them and last week announced it has a record-breaking donor base of 3.1 million individuals, surpassing Obamas total from 2008. Two million of these donors have given less than $25.
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What an embarrassment to any thinking person
Larry Sinclair will be the guest of honor, telling stories about his long-long “friend” from years ago.
THINK of how much Bath-House Barry could’ve made had the “fundraiser” been held at Man’s Country in Chicago!!!!!
He has a membership there, doesn’t he?
Of course, Manchelle would’ve been a bit embarrassed to have attended, but, what the hell—it would have bought her a few more lobster dinners before “retirement” in November.
The DJs list.
Miss Thing! [snap!] There is no guest list tonight!
But seriously, with that custom print, this may be just about the only time the go-go boys can have their prick on the outside of their boxers without getting in trouble.
Not as bad as Chelsea Clinton at the Portland red Dress Party:
I really did just LOL!
Yeha, why not?
How dignified. O'bumbles is probably sad he couldn't attend -
That’s the bar owned by Anderson Cooper’s husband (wife? special friend?), if I’m not mistaken.
I think all those ABR freepers who attack Romney for being too pro-gay need to put their money where their mouth is and go all-in to support Obama for 4 more years ... here’s the place for them to go.
Okay, that was weird.