In the same week that Barack has been asking all of us to make sacrifices, promising he’s going to bleed us all in a “balanced” way (Wouldn’t it have been funny if “Fair and Balanced” had been the most popular option in their polling when they were looking for catch words? He would have choked on his tongue every time it came time to say it.), the stock market does the old nose dive into the concrete end of the swimming pool, and our illustrious leader decides it’s a great time to partay his birthday away and plunder his supporters for money.
I am not the only one who sees this as a strange dichotomy between his words and his actions. From a Brit newspaper:
I don’t think anyone will begrudge the president for celebrating his 50th birthday. It’s a big milestone in life that deserves to be marked. But does he need to do it in such an extravagant and insensitive style at a time of tremendous economic turmoil when tens of millions of Americans are hurting financially and nearly one in ten are out of work? Barack Obama is not a Hollywood celebrity or corporate mogul. He is a public official, paid for by the American people, and is expected to lead the country by example.
Is it really necessary to host a $35,800 a head campaign fundraiser in Chicago as the United States faces towering debts and the possibility of a double-dip recession? Details of the event emerged today in several US papers, including this report in The Washington Post:
Good thing that debt-ceiling tussling is over. Now begins President Obama’s 50th-birthday week, with lots of fundraising fun and plenty of recruiting for the 2012 reelection campaign.
There is the gala fundraiser Wednesday night in Chicago at the Aragon Ballroom featuring stars from that city — maybe Jennifer Hudson , Herbie Hancock and others. There’s also a dinner fundraiser planned for some high rollers for only $35,800 a person. (Must be serving some really good grub.)
For America’s ruling liberal elites there is clearly no age of austerity, but there is undoubtedly an air of impunity with a rather vulgar let them eat cake mentality.
And here in America, he’s been waging class warfare since he was a baby Alinskyite sucking on the commie sugar tit, really ramping up the vitriol lately since he’s decided the only things standing between America and his Marxist utopia are corporate jet owners and millionaires and billionaires. Yet his standing among the people that he purportedly represents is plummeting nearly as fast as it is among the middle class. Those earning less than $2,000/month don’t support him any more than those earning over $7,500/month (43% – And I’ll just mention here that this is all adults, not likely voters. He’ll poll even worse among voters.)
Americans are apparently not being sucked into that envy vortex as the commies thought we would be.
CNSNews.com – Over the last seven weeks, Obama’s approval rating has dropped 11 percentage points among the poorest Americans — and 14 points among middle-class Americans earning between $5,000 and $7,499.
I can’t imagine why the poor aren’t falling all over themselves to support him. Could it be they see him as a high flying hypocrite?
President Obama raised more than $3.6 million on the eve of his 50th birthday Wednesday night, at three birthday party-themed events in Chicago. Back in Washington, two private birthday parties, not fundraisers, are scheduled for him at the White House on Thursday, his actual birthday.
In a little over three hours on Wednesday, Obama held three events in the Windy City: a video teleconference, a large musical fundraiser and a private dinner. The financial benefit was significant: Aides reported that approximately 1,700 people attended the concert, where tickets started at $50. Later, at a private dinner, approximately 100 guests each paid the individual legal maximum donation of $35,800 to the Democratic National Committee.
What a maroon. Those who say this man cannot be beaten in ’12 are Eeyores of the worst sort. He’s beatable. As a matter of fact, it will be very hard for him to win with 40 percent approval ratings and a sinking economy. Bring on the best Republican candidate we’ve got; I want this next four years to make up for the last four.