Barack Obama’s “responsible only to the people” lie

Posted by: ST on September 15, 2008 at 9:49 pm

HollyweirdI’ve written before about how bogus Barack Obama’s claim of being “responsible only to the people” really is. He has claimed that on several occasions when talking about his campaign fundraising numbers and how supposedly so many individuals are making donations under $200 (and isn’t that in and of itself questionable?), which has caused him to make the claim about how his campaign is responsible to average Americans only, not the big money fatcats he decries (when he’s not taking $$ from them, anyway).

Anyway, what I wrote then is just as true today, considering some upcoming BO/DNC fundraisers coming up:

LOS ANGELES — Celebrities have taken a serious drubbing from Republicans this political season. But this week they will prove again that they’re good at raising gobs of money for Democrats.

Barack Obama has planned appearances at back-to-back Beverly Hills fundraisers Tuesday evening, with the events on track to raise more than $9 million combined, possibly breaking the single-day fundraising record.

Fundraising “records” are difficult to verify, given the nature of campaign bookkeeping, in which bills are recorded by date paid, not the date expenses were incurred. Much of the money raised at Tuesday’s twin events — a dinner reception at a historic estate, followed by a concert starring headliner Barbra Streisand — will go directly to the Democratic National Committee, while other dollars will be funneled into Obama’s own campaign coffers.

The first event will cost $28,500 per person for dinner at the Greystone Estate. Upwards of 250 high rollers — including some of the biggest executives in film, television and music — will munch gourmet chow and get to hang out with the candidate, enjoying a little face time and posing for personal pictures. A few spaces are left but the event is expected to sell out by Monday afternoon, possibly bringing in more than $8 million before expenses are subtracted.

For a second, soldout event Tuesday evening, the Obama caravan will travel just 2½ miles to the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, where a reception and concert will spotlight Streisand and several other performers. In addition to those attending the earlier dinner, who also get into the concert, about 500 others are set to attend just the musical affair, at $2,500 per ticket, meaning the show should rake in an additional $1.25 million.

Let’s just hope he doesn’t get Babs to write out a list of reasons why we shouldn’t vote for John McCain. Or maybe we should, all things considered. Hey, maybe one of his 300 foreign policy advisors George Clooney will be in attendance at one of the ritzy soirées?

Always count on Hollyweird to bail out a liberal Democrat when times appear to be tough. No doubt they can spare a few hundred grand, in spite of the fact that they’re not making much cash on their anti-war filth.

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3 Responses to “Barack Obama’s “responsible only to the people” lie”


  1. NC Cop says:

    Speaking of having the support of Hollywood:

    Lindsay Lohan Blasts Palin on Blog

    Lindsay Lohan and her all-but-confirmed girlfriend Samantha Ronson are the latest Hollywood celebrities to take aim at Republican vice presidential hopeful Gov. Sarah Palin, bashing the candidate on homosexuality and other issues Sunday on Lohan’s MySpace blog.

    “I really cannot bite my tongue anymore when it comes to Sarah Palin,” Lohan writes, urging people to vote for Sen. Barack Obama. “Is it a sin to be gay? Should it be a sin to be straight? Or to use birth control? Or to have sex before marriage? Or even to have a child out of wedlock?

    Well, that’s it!! We’re finished!! You know when the dems have locked up the Lesbian, cocaine addicted, alcohol dependent, talentless, washed up hack of an actress, Canadian vote…we’re in BIG trouble!!!!

    Anything else to say Lohan?

    In the words of Pamela Anderson, ‘She can suck it,” she writes.

    Very nice.

  2. Sneery McLeftypants says:

    how bogus Barack Obama’s claim of being “responsible only to the people” really is.

    Oh yeah? Well, maybe it never occurred to you that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are people too, huh?

  3. forest hunter says:

    Maybe that billion dollar experiment in Europe a few days ago had an unknown (until now) effect afterall, eh Sneery.

    Fannie and Fred were “government sponsored enterprises” which means heads they win, tails you lose. If they make money stockholders, creditors and Fannie and Freddie employees – some making millions annually – get the benefit. But now that mortgages have hit the skids, with mounting losses, the taxpayers potentially face trillions in exposure. This is because there is an “implicit” (read “actual”) government guarantee of Fannie and Freddie’s obligations and both are now too big to be allowed to fail. This is called the “bailout phase” which will probably lead to a bigger bubble in the future.

    Lost in this immense, complex mess is the root problem most people are missing: the government is gradually becoming the guarantor of seemingly every important aspect of American secular life, creating incentives and bureaucracies that cause failure and invite fraud.