Boy, life sure is good for President Obama. He filled out his NCAA bracket (I hear he went out on a limb and
jinxed picked the four top seeded teams to make the Final Four.) He enjoyed a fun filled weekend of golf, elite dinners, and hanging out with the Stanley Cup winners. He also found time to plan a family vacation in Rio.
All the while the economy continues to sputter along, with the cost of living rising dramatically. The United States debt jumped a whopping $72 billion in a day, and the stock market took another dive. Japan is still in the middle of a crisis the likes of which they haven’t seen since the second world war. Gaddafi’s scorched earth policy rages on in Libya, and things aren’t much better in Bahrain. You would think the President of the United States of America would at least feign interest. But you’d be wrong.
He’s partying. Again.
President Barack Obama headlines a Democratic party event Wednesday night, the second time this week and fourth time this month he’s been the main attraction at a party gathering.
The official White House schedule says that the president delivers remarks at a Democratic National Committee event at a hotel in the nation’s capital. A source with knowledge of the gathering tells CNN that Obama will speak to members of the DNC’s national advisory board and national finance committee.
President Obama is headed to Harlem for a $30,800-per-head political cash bash.
Obama’s March 29 fund-raiser at the Red Rooster restaurant on Lenox Ave. will raise ducats for the Democratic National Committee.
The swank soiree in Harlem, an important local base of Obama’s African-American support, is advertised as an intimate six-table affair, Politico.com first reported.
The President will also attend an invitation-only “Thank You Reception” at the Studio Museum on 125th St., minus the DNC fundraising.
Darren Rigger, one Harlem fund-raiser, raised his eyebrows at the price tag.
“It doesn’t seem like it’s going to be a Harlem event,” Rigger said.
“At $30,000 a plate, it seems like you’re going to see them ship in a lot of Wall Street/CEO/hedge fund types to come visit Harlem like they’re visiting a tourist attraction,” he added. “The Harlem aspect of it is more symbolic than it is genuine.”
It’s almost as if he enjoys all of the misery here at home and in the rest of the world.
Via Fox Nation
Memeorandum started a thread and linked.