Disturbing: Food stamp fraud rampant: GAO report
President Tone Deaf spoketh to ultra-left wing celebs last night at a posh $40,000 a plate fundraiser hosted at the home of actress Sarah Jessica Parker and her husband Matthew Broderick:
NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama soaked in the support — and the campaign cash — of Manhattan’s elite entertainers Thursday as his re-election team sought to fill its fundraising coffers.
The president and first lady Michelle Obama made a rare joint fundraising appearance when they visited the home of actors Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick. The intimate dinner banked about $2 million, with 50 people paying $40,000 each.
The dinner was the Obama campaign’s latest attempt to bank on celebrities for fundraising help in countering the growing donor enthusiasm from Republicans supporting Mitt Romney’s presidential bid.
Speaking in a dimly lighted, art-filled room, Obama told supporters they would play a critical role in an election that would determine a vision for the nation’s future.
“You’re the tie-breaker,” he said. “You’re the ultimate arbiter of which direction this country goes.”
Among the celebrities on hand to hear Obama’s remarks were Oscar winner Meryl Streep, fashion designer Michael Kors and Vogue editor Anna Wintour, who moderated a private question-and-answer session between the president and the guests. Broderick, who was starring in a Broadway musical, was absent.
As one person on Twitter quipped, at least someone was working last night.
Breitbart.com’s John Nolte provides this timely reminder:
Let us all step back for a moment to remember that this is the same man who endorses Occupy Wall Street.
Obama spoke these creepy words at a $40,000-per-plate fundraiser that raked in a total of $2 million and took place in Sarah Jessica Parker’s home. Obama spoke these creepy words to the most out-of-touch crowd in the history of out-of-touch crowds. I know people who are out-of-touch who would look at this crowd and say, “Boy, are these people out-of-touch.”
Indeed. And I should note that even if these celebrities weren’t well-off financially, most of them would still be seriously out of touch because they’re liberals and any liberal (or anyone PERIOD, for that matter) who believes this country would be better off with Barack Obama staying in the White House for another four years is seriously, SERIOUSLY out of touch. Not to mention the fact that liberalism in and of itself is way out of the mainstream because of how far it takes us away from being a representative republic, towards favoring of statism. *shivers*
The People’s Cube came up with some great “Tax and the City” graphics in honor of last night’s fancy shindig. Here’s one of them:
I know Romney has his own high dollar fundraisers, but I doubt you’ll ever hear him telling attendees they’re the “ultimate arbiter” of the direction the country goes. Even if it is a room fully of businessmen and women who are responsible for creating a business climate conducing to hiring people (unlike left wing Hollywood celebrities). It’s just bad, bad optics. I hope Team Romney and the RNC use this quote again and again throughout this campaign season in campaign ads. It’s time to beat the Democrats at their own game.