There’s one job in America President Obama cares about, and it sure isn’t yours. He had a pretty light schedule today, I guess he had to rest up for another trip to New York City for some more celebrity fundraisers. I’m sure New Yorkers won’t mind the snarled rush hour traffic such a visit entails.
Bill Clinton – who just last week went off message by saying Mitt Romney had had a “sterling business career” at Bain Capital – will co-host each of the events.
Rain is predicted for this afternoon in the city, and that along with the presidential duo’s road trip is expected bring traffic to a complete standstill.
After landing, Obama will be whisked to an apartment on Manhattan’s Upper East Side for the first fundraiser, where tickets reportedly cost $40,000 apiece.
Then it’s off to Midtown for an event at the Waldorf Astoria where Jon Bon Jovi will perform. The final bash, billed as “Barack On Broadway,” will feature performances by a gaggle of stars at the New Amsterdam Theater. (Read More)
Oh no, he’s not at all out of touch with working middle class Americans.
New York’s GOP Chairman Ed Cox sent out an email blasting “Broadway Barack” for spending so much time fundraising and hobnobbing with celebrities while so many Americans are unemployed.
“President Obama’s visit to New York today to raise money from celebrities-whose exorbitant salaries he conspicuously fails to criticize-on the heels of Friday’s abysmal jobs report, is a slap in the face to the overtaxed and unemployed New Yorkers suffering under this administration’s failed economic policies. New Yorkers are tired of being treated like a cash machine to support the free-spending ways of the Obama/Reid/Pelosi leadership. Under our Democratic Congressional representatives, for every $1.25 New York taxpayers send to Washington, we only get $1 in return.
“What’s worse is the President’s relentless attacks on our financial industry that contributes heavily to Washington’s tax revenue. While even many of Mr. Obama’s fellow Democrats have denounced his destructive rhetoric, the President has demonstrated a tin ear. It’s not often New York Republicans tout the remarks of former President Bill Clinton, but we couldn’t agree more with his assessment of Mr. Romney’s ‘sterling’ private-sector experience that would be a huge asset in the Oval Office.”
Unfortunately, New Yorkers continue to vote for these Democrats who treat them like a cash machine.