Skip to comments.Obama Parties With 'Scandal' Cast as Middle East Burns
Posted on 07/26/2014 5:01:00 PM PDT by Kaslin
In his two presidential terms combined, President George W. Bush hosted a total of 318 fundraisers. Our current president, however, has already surpassed that number just two years into his second term. Most frustratingly, they often seem to come when we most need leadership from the commander-in-chief.
The turmoil between Israel and Hamas rages on and the downing of a Malaysian Airlines flight which took almost 300 lives has left nations in mourning. Yet, in the midst of these tragedies, Obama decided to attend another fundraiser. Five, actually:
Obama on Tuesday was starting a three-day West Coast trip, scheduled to attend at least five fundraising events in Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles less than four months ahead of midterm elections that could change Washington's balance of power.
A few highlights of his most recent money-raising trip include an overpriced dinner:
The event is at the Hunts Point home of former Costco CEO Jim Sinegal and his wife, Jan, according to a copy of the invitation obtained by The Seattle Times.
The price tag for the event is $25,000 per person, with proceeds going to the Senate Majority PAC, a Democratic group that accepts unlimited donations.
And, of course, a bit of schmoozing with Hollywood, such as Obamas fundraising trip at the Beverly Hills home of Shonda Rhimes, the producer of the ABC series "Scandal." After he briefly touched on the unfolding crisis in the Middle East, the party went on:
The international concerns didnt dampen donor enthusiasm, with about 450 people attending at ticket levels ranging from $1,000 per person up to $32,400 per person, the latter including dinner with the president, according to a DNC official. Millions were expected to be raised from Obamas series of fundraising events over the last few days, as donors increasingly focus on the possibility that the Democrats may lose control of the Senate in November.
Hey, he at least took one stop off his trip:
Obama did abandon one idea for the trip, however. The White House had been in touch with late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel about a presidential appearance on his show during the stop in Los Angeles.
"We elected not to do it this time, but hope we can arrange to do it in the near future," Earnest said.
Probably when he wants to escape the next crisis.
It's a known fact that the president's fundraising trips are not as well timed as his jokes. Another case in point: The day after the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, Obama went to a fundraiser in Las Vegas.
Obama may not quite hit Clintons number, (the 42nd president held a whopping 638 fundraisers), but at this rate hell sure come close.
Can someone tell him we dont hire the president to be an incessant fundraiser?
When is this bastard going to be arrested?
Looks like he’s riding his little pony down the steps, again. Can he ever walk like a normal human being? I can’t wait for him to bust his ass with all of that ‘fancy footwork’.
Right after Bill Clinton and not before the ‘wife’ Hillary
Don’t confuse either with Nixon
Ok, I’m shocked! /s This is obscene.
A gal can dream.
He is a community agitator; thus he thrives on chaos - it is what he lives for.
“I have a fantasy. The HOR defunds AF1 while Obama is on the west coast, keeping him stuck far away from DC.”
Heh. Keep him there, where the shallowfornians love barack shallowbama.
HOR is GOP e territory
Anyway, just like the bible and ancient sects, the constitution is simple, classic, logical. That is to say, idiot proof. All that is necessary is a politician to come in and explain how it works in this time.
It can be done and more simply than expected. But like an ae sops fable will work only with the politician being sincerely virtuous
I'm not complaining. Particularly in dangerous situations, our government is certain to work better on autopilot than with Obama actively involved. At least while the community-organizer-in-chief is fundraising, he can't make things even worse.
He’s pissing on us.
No, no, please, keep on the campaign trail. The less time he’s in the oval office, the less time he has to destroy the country.
Not only is he the biggest failure in history, and the most dictator-like president, he’s also rubbing it in the Public’s faces.
When will the American people finally wake up and see what a worthless piece of garbage they elected?
Who gets money that Obama raises?
Does the brown clown remind anyone of a squirrel when he comes down the steps from AF1?
And the GOP whispers, Impeachment? no this is not even on our plate
Why do you want to insult a squirrel?