Obama to high-dollar donors: Americans are “better off” since I was elected

Posted by: ST on May 20, 2014 at 11:28 am
King Obama

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Oh really?

President Obama said Americans were “better off now than when I came into office,” during a fundraiser Monday night outside of Washington.

Obama also slammed congressional Republicans for their focus on the terror attack in Benghazi and the implementation of ObamaCare.

The president told attendees at the high-dollar soiree in Potomac, Maryland that his Republican opposition in Congress had been “captured by ideologues” whose principal focus was on “how to make people sufficiently skeptical, so they can win the next election.”

“The debate now is about what?” Obama asked. “Benghazi? ObamaCare? It becomes this endless loop.”

Obama told donors that he preferred a robust Republican Party —  “I come from the Land of Lincoln” — but that the current iteration of the GOP did not believe “that government can get anything done.”

Obama’s remarks came at a fundraiser for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee at the home of Jeffrey Drenzer, a medical training and technology executive. Tickets to the event, billed as an “intimate dinner,” ranged from $10,000 per person to $32,400 per couple.

Because it’s wrong to be skeptical about government. It’s wrong to expect your government should be held accountable for its incompetence. It’s wrong to think people should be able to hold on to more of their own money. It’s wrong to believe you need to do everything you can to foster a climate of investment and job growth.  And it’s wrong that people expect you to keep your promises on, I dunno, things like being able to keep their doctor and plans if they liked them.  Silly me.

Out here in the real world people are struggling to make ends meet, more are working part time and temporary positions – or have dropped out of the workforce altogether out of frustration, are paying more for their health insurance and/or are on plans they didn’t like and/or can barely afford … the list goes on. Our celebrity President can wine and dine and captivate his big money donors all he wants to, get them to (literally) buy anything he says, but no fancy speeches and no grand gestures on his part in efforts to sugarcoat today’s economic climate can/will change that.

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5 Responses to “Obama to high-dollar donors: Americans are “better off” since I was elected”


  1. If you are less well-off today than you were six years ago there is only one solution, blame Bush.

    It must be Obhammud’s ass talking; his mouth knows better.

    Can you imagine, “If you like your standard of living you can keep your standard of living. Period.”?

  2. Carlos says:

    Well, he’s right, kinda.

    The .5%’ers he was talking to are certainly better off today than they were six years ago.

    ‘Course, I wonder how many of them have cozy no-bid contracts with this administration?

  3. Dan says:

    To the people he is talking to, his statement is correct.

  4. Carlos says:

    Well, he’s right, kinda.


    One thing’s for sure, though: He and Thunderthighs and the little moppets are CERTAINLY better off than they were six, ten, 20 years ago.

    Unfortunately, at the expense of the public treasury. Too bad us commoner goobers that pay into it can’t use it like he and his brood do…and all his connected no-bid friends.

  5. tommy mc donnell says:

    the only group in america doing better under obama is campaign donors.