Cost of admission to the next party Obama’s throwing: $71,600

posted at 9:20 pm on August 5, 2011 by Tina Korbe

The parties just keep coming. That BBQ spread followed by a star-studded conga line just wasn’t enough. The president’s third party in three days will be an uptown affair, co-hosted by movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and the inimitable Anna Wintour, editor of Vogue and inspiration for Meryl Streep’s character in The Devil Wears Prada. In keeping with the high-class crowd, tickets will be a bit pricey. NewsMax reports:

The parties just keep coming for birthday-boy Barack Obama. After a Chicago fund-raiser the night before he turned 50 and a White House party on the big ay, a third event is now planned for New York.This time it is high-powered movie mogul Harvey Weinstein who will host the president at his Big Apple home, reports the New York Post.

And despite being described as “a small dinner and discussion” on the invitation, it will raise $2 million for the president’s reelection campaign and the Democratic National Committee. According to the NYP, the cost per couple to chow down is $71,600.

In a post the day after the president signed the debt ceiling deal into law, I wrote that President Obama actually cared about the Aug. 2 deadline because he wanted to get back to campaigning. (The Daily Caller’s Jonathan Strong suggested my headline was a cheap shot and maybe it was. I apologize if I implied the only reason Obama cared about the Aug. 2 deadline was his campaign, but it has to be acknowledged that fundraising surely factored into his sense of urgency, especially given what we know about the true nature of the Aug. 2 deadline.) Anyway, in that post, I said the Obama campaign “canceled” several fundraisers during the debt ceiling debate — because that was what The Washington Post reported. Well, if this event is any indication, he probably just postponed those events (as several commenters sagely suggested). At least, that’s the case with the dinner at Weinstein’s — it was originally scheduled for July 18.


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How many are flying in on commercial airlines…compared to how many on corporate jets?

right2bright on August 5, 2011 at 9:22 PM

I want them to party.

Please, do it.

I want it ALL over the media.

artist on August 5, 2011 at 9:23 PM

. . . he probably just postponed those events (as several commenters sagely suggested). At least, that’s the case with the dinner at Weinstein’s — it was originally scheduled for July 18.

Hey Mr. Beta, Jonathan Strong owes you an apology.

conservative pilgrim on August 5, 2011 at 9:27 PM

I want it ALL over the media.

artist on August 5, 2011 at 9:23 PM

I don’t think the media will report it in a way that it makes the president look bad.

They will say he needs the money so he can be re-elected. Espically after the repbulicans are at fault for the down grade.

Brat4life on August 5, 2011 at 9:28 PM

I want them to party.

Please, do it.

I want it ALL over the media.

artist on August 5, 2011 at 9:23 PM

This. Our credit rating has been lowered. Unemployment is high. People are nervous about the economy, and this clown is planning more parties.

Please, please, please, MSM, spread this all over the place. You are doing us a huge favor.

predator on August 5, 2011 at 9:29 PM

Hey Mr. Beta, Jonathan Strong owes you an apology.

conservative pilgrim on August 5, 2011 at 9:27 PM

That would be Miss Beta, to you…

Gohawgs on August 5, 2011 at 9:30 PM

Is the cost to attend this party more than the average wage or median wage, per individual or household in America? I just want to know to what extent BO is telling us “Let them eat cake.”

AnotherOpinion on August 5, 2011 at 9:30 PM

As Rome burns Obama plays.

taney71 on August 5, 2011 at 9:30 PM

Party ON…1st Dude! Our economy sucks, we’ve got no jobs, and we’re now tied with Greece…but PARTY ON!!!

Justrand on August 5, 2011 at 9:32 PM

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/rent-too-damn-high-candidate-facing-eviction-182220162.html

Jimmy “The Rent Is Too Damn High” McMillan, the sideburns-meet-moustache, black glove-wearing, self-proclaimed karate master who ran for governor in New York last year, is facing eviction from his apartment.

William Amos on August 5, 2011 at 9:32 PM

I’m sure New Yorkers will love the massive traffic interruptions that Obama’s trip will cause. So long as Nero can campaign party unfettered. Solid AA+.

conservative pilgrim on August 5, 2011 at 9:32 PM

Geez. Louise. Yet another millionaire & billionaire bash for Little Bammie, the Birthday Boy!!!

Wonder how many of those who went to Chicago, the W.H., and now will be going to NY have written personal checks to help with the nation’s debt crisis.

Speak up, boys and girls. I can’t hear you. What’s that? Oh…

(crickets)

GrannyDee on August 5, 2011 at 9:35 PM

This nightmare just wont end….
When will they swear in Perry?

ouldbollix on August 5, 2011 at 9:36 PM

How did they arrive at the number $71,600? That’s odd.

Dingbat63 on August 5, 2011 at 9:36 PM

Nero fiddled……Ojesus parties.

Both leading their nations into the fire.

PappyD61 on August 5, 2011 at 9:36 PM

Go for it King Barry, I dare ya.

Knucklehead on August 5, 2011 at 9:37 PM

How did they arrive at the number $71,600? That’s odd.

Dingbat63 on August 5, 2011 at 9:36 PM

It was 35,800 in Chicago. 71,600 is exactly double. Is Barry dissin’ his hood?

predator on August 5, 2011 at 9:38 PM

barf…

jimver on August 5, 2011 at 9:38 PM

our local version of Nero :-(…

jimver on August 5, 2011 at 9:39 PM

Are they using union members to set up/take down for this party? Non union workers were used at his Chicago party/fundraiser…

Gohawgs on August 5, 2011 at 9:39 PM

Scooter is more tone-deaf than Beethoven.

kingsjester on August 5, 2011 at 9:40 PM

This credit rating drop will really help bring in the cash.

mizflame98 on August 5, 2011 at 9:41 PM

you could not believe title on NYT main page:

U.S. Posts Stronger Job Growth in July
By MOTOKO RICH

jimver on August 5, 2011 at 9:41 PM

Hasta la vista, cabron.

TXUS on August 5, 2011 at 9:41 PM

and even though that is more than most couples make in a year, it is RACIST to not attend!!!

Justrand on August 5, 2011 at 9:43 PM

you could not believe title on NYT main page:

U.S. Posts Stronger Job Growth in July
By MOTOKO RICH

jimver on August 5, 2011 at 9:41 PM

And did you know that unemployment benefits will create jobs! President All Knowing Lightbringer said so, which means this is an absolute fact.

conservative pilgrim on August 5, 2011 at 9:45 PM

How did they arrive at the number $71,600? That’s odd.

Dingbat63 on August 5, 2011 at 9:36 PM

double down…

jimver on August 5, 2011 at 9:46 PM

I don’t have Facebook. Will every reader who has one, please put this out there? Maybe, just maybe the Libs will see it!

herm2416 on August 5, 2011 at 9:47 PM

According to the NYP, the cost per couple to chow down is $71,600.

Yep, this will look real good. Den of thives will welcome the leader.

whbates on August 5, 2011 at 9:49 PM

I want it ALL over the media.

artist on August 5, 2011 at 9:23 PM

Sure, like that’s going to happen.

How many photos did you see today of Barry partying (at taxpayer expense) with his celebrity hip-hop buddies at the White House? Did you see photos of him and Michelle shaking it in the congo line? Dancing barefoot on the lawn?

Neither did I.

The MSM will continue to protect their Chosen One, just as they always have.

AZCoyote on August 5, 2011 at 9:51 PM

I wish one of the cable networks would put a permanent icon on the screen showing how much campaign money Obama raises each month. It would be a perfect backdrop as they run the pathetic economic news across the crawl each and every day.

sherry on August 5, 2011 at 9:54 PM

Maybe this would be a good place to network if you are looking for a job?

gullxn on August 5, 2011 at 9:55 PM

Are they using union members to set up/take down for this party? Non union workers were used at his Chicago party/fundraiser…

Gohawgs on August 5, 2011 at 9:39 PM

Amazing. But he’ll get away with it and they’ll vote for him again.

sherry on August 5, 2011 at 9:56 PM

the cost per couple to chow down is $71,600.

Why not 72K? Where do they come up with these unround numbers?

disa on August 5, 2011 at 10:01 PM

Good to see “the poor” paying all that money to support Barry.

After all, “rich people” are EVIL!

GarandFan on August 5, 2011 at 10:02 PM

I want it ALL over the media.

artist on August 5, 2011 at 9:23 PM

I don’t think the media will report it in a way that it makes the president look bad.

They will say he needs the money so he can be re-elected. Espically after the repbulicans are at fault for the down grade.

Brat4life on August 5, 2011 at 9:28 PM

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Yeah… they won’t report it as it should be reported… But the mods and conservatives will get more awake and resolved as this crap continues. 2012 march already scheduled on the polls… This is free adverteasing for the event.
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RalphyBoy on August 5, 2011 at 10:05 PM

I don’t have Facebook. Will every reader who has one, please put this out there? Maybe, just maybe the Libs will see it!

herm2416 on August 5, 2011 at 9:47 PM

Done

Knucklehead on August 5, 2011 at 10:06 PM

That would be Miss Beta, to you…

Gohawgs on August 5, 2011 at 9:30 PM

Oops! Missed that one. AP is generally has the night shift, especially the weekends. Things are changing too fast around here for me…

Anyway, I’ll amend that to Miss Beta since it is a beta-ish response. ;-)

conservative pilgrim on August 5, 2011 at 10:08 PM

In Scooter’s case, along with the rest of the Libs, it’s very easy to play Class Warfare when you have lots of money and no class.

kingsjester on August 5, 2011 at 10:08 PM

I wasn’t going to call him ‘birthday boy’; I see someone else did. Wouldn’t want the scorn of MoDo brought down on my head.

slickwillie2001 on August 5, 2011 at 10:10 PM

What, Vogue presenting M’chell as some kind of fashion icon wasn’t enough?

slickwillie2001 on August 5, 2011 at 10:11 PM

I want 24/7 HD coverage of of this debacle over the entire weekend. Yikes, what a lying POS and I should mention Ms. POS as well although served with green vegetables and a nice Merlot.

Mason on August 5, 2011 at 10:14 PM

A horribly LOW point in American History!! Obama can party, but it doesn’t change the reality that it’s happened ON HIS WATCH!!! He Owns this and all thats come as a result. Thanks Dems! :~( We’re doomed.

jatfla on August 5, 2011 at 10:16 PM

the cost per couple to chow down is $71,600.
Why not 72K? Where do they come up with these unround numbers?
disa on August 5, 2011 at 10:01 PM

35,800 per person x 2 = 71,600 per couple

atxcowgirl on August 5, 2011 at 10:16 PM

Cost of admission to the next party Obama’s throwing: $71,600?

Wouldn’t it be nice to reach the day when Obama is offering to pay $71,600 to anyone who would just show up at one of his parties?

coldwarrior on August 5, 2011 at 10:17 PM

coldwarrior on August 5, 2011 at 10:17 PM

Heh, I wouldn’t show up to one of his parties for a million

atxcowgirl on August 5, 2011 at 10:18 PM

Me neither.

jatfla on August 5, 2011 at 10:40 PM

Great timing! Honestly, could he be more tone-deaf? At least Carter had those ghastly sweaters.

obladioblada on August 5, 2011 at 10:45 PM

I wish we could come up with a simple, but memorable, thingy that encapsulated: “What if Bush had done this?”

And my sainted Brother (US Army, Ret) passed agitated over how Hillary was going to screw over America.

Dingbat63 on August 5, 2011 at 10:54 PM

Keep throwing Hollywood parties, O’Bozo. It provides the quintessential contrast that Americans need while reading about the downgrade of our Treasury bonds.

Jaibones on August 5, 2011 at 11:47 PM

Why not 72K? Where do they come up with these unround numbers?

disa on August 5, 2011 at 10:01 PM

Because its sounds cheaper. It’s like saying job loss is under 400,000 at 398,000 but it really isn’t a considerable difference.

RDE2010 on August 6, 2011 at 12:43 AM

Why not 72K? Where do they come up with these unround numbers?

disa on August 5, 2011 at 10:01 PM

Because its sounds cheaper. It’s like saying job loss is under 400,000 at 398,000 but it really isn’t a considerable difference.

RDE2010 on August 6, 2011 at 12:43 AM

I’ll consider it. Will there be valet corporate jet parking?

Ronnie on August 6, 2011 at 12:52 AM

The latest Obamapalooza should have a Titanic theme, and the dance floor where they dance barefoot should look like the deck of the Titanic.

OxyCon on August 6, 2011 at 2:32 AM

The parties just keep coming for birthday-boy Barack Obama.

Raaaaaacists!

See, my PC radar caught that one.

I’m learning, Comrades!

(so maybe I won’t get sent to a FEMA camp after all) ;-)

Dr. ZhivBlago on August 6, 2011 at 2:47 AM

Now, tell me again just who is the creature of REALLY big money and who are the candidates for you and me and small business?

{^_^}

herself on August 6, 2011 at 4:49 AM

Somebody needs to do a headcount verse money raised comparison, and check the fiances of attendees to see if they actually payed the money.

We can’t keep the dems honest, but we can at least make them work for it.

Slowburn on August 6, 2011 at 4:59 AM

Debt downgrades usually bring inflation.

MNHawk on August 6, 2011 at 7:11 AM

I hope that some intrepid citizen-photojournalists show up to take pictures out in the street of the Elites going to the party while they are on public land. You don’t even have to attempt to put names on the pictures… others will do that for you…

Stay outside the barricades, get a nice telephoto lens or have great zoom capability and just snap and upload.

Accountability on the Elites can be done, and anyone supporting Obama now does so knowing where he is taking the Nation and has no excuses.

ajacksonian on August 6, 2011 at 7:28 AM

When is he going throw a bash for the 30% of unemployed African-Americans in Chicago. Surely at least Oprah could do something for these poor people.

SC.Charlie on August 6, 2011 at 8:42 AM

The S&P has downgraded our economic status for the first time in our history. Obama and his elitest fools who think they own the America people really have something to party about. It’s 21st century slavery when the feudal system starts being put in place. He’s winning.

volsense on August 6, 2011 at 8:51 AM

I want them to party.

Please, do it.

I want it ALL over the media.

artist on August 5, 2011 at 9:23 PM

What are you, stupid? What makes you think it will be ANYWHERE in the media, let alone all over?

gryphon202 on August 6, 2011 at 9:26 AM

I apologize if I implied the only reason Obama cared about the Aug. 2 deadline was his campaign, but it has to be acknowledged that fundraising surely factored into his sense of urgency…
Don’t apologize, you were right the first time. I don’t like paying for all these bd parties/fund raisers, either.

Kissmygrits on August 6, 2011 at 9:33 AM

The people that can afford to go to these “parties” are the very ones Obama wants to raise taxes on. They don’t seem very bright.

sadatoni on August 6, 2011 at 9:53 AM

Some people — in this specific case, Barack Obama — respond to negative reinforcement. Most other people — and other mammals such as dogs, cats, elephants, you name it — respond to positive reinforcement, but not Obama.

Remember that story about how it was that Obama would laugh and run around amidst rocks being thrown at him in Indonesia as a child? Other children would make fun of Obama, so the story goes by a childhood friend/attendant, because Blacks were unusually present in Indonesia to the predominant Asian population there. So other children, doing what some children often do, would heckle Black Obama as a child and some went so far as to toss stones at him.

Obama would then run around amidst the stones laughing.

He responds to negative reinforcement. He thinks that criticism is always about him on a personal level and then responds in kind by doing what is opposite of what the critic implies would be preferable: critique obvious failures in job performance and abilities to do the job he’s claimed, and he throws parties, he dances in the grass on the White House lawn barefoot, his wife runs around doing hoola-hoops when she’s criticized for failed even unethical beliefs she maintains.

These are two people who respond to negative reinforcement, Mr. and Mrs. Obama and it’s quite likely what they have most in common.

Lourdes on August 6, 2011 at 10:29 AM

Another point that is telling…

Obama, Mr. and Mrs., were quick to push the “official story” that they were paying for this Birthday BarBQue-HipHop event themselves.

Then it was printed that one of their family-best-friends was flown in on Air Force One to attend this event.

The story goes that she flew on The Plane with Obama after he was returning (on The Plane) from a fundraiser in Chicago.

No mention of where she stayed when she was flown in, who paid for that, or how it is that she returned to Chicago afterward and who paid for that. And why The Plane’s expenses were provided by the taxpayers when that event in Chicago to which The Plane with Mr. O flew was a fundraiser for his reelection.

Oh, and Stacy Sher flew in, too, to attend that event as did Rahm Emanuel though there wasn’t a mention of whether they’d been flown in on The Plane with Mr. O or not (but my guess is they were).

It’s these details that are foggy, though they be small, are suggestive of a larger pile of ethical abuse if not failures. Add them all up and you get both an effort to make these parties appear legitimate as paid by the taxpayers and details suggesting that they are not. So it also suggests that those attending and he/she who arrange them are ethically corrupt, or ethically devoid, or both.

Lourdes on August 6, 2011 at 10:35 AM

Heh, I wouldn’t show up to one of his parties for a million

atxcowgirl on August 5, 2011 at 10:18 PM

Oh, I would. Then I’d turn around and donate it to Republican candidates.

Missy on August 6, 2011 at 10:40 AM

Is that OK Go I see in the preview pic?

Obama has EXCELLENT taste in music.

triple on August 6, 2011 at 1:16 PM

Maybe they could donate it instead to the families of the recently fallen in Afghanistan.

hawkdriver on August 6, 2011 at 2:05 PM

Obama has EXCELLENT taste in music.

triple on August 6, 2011 at 1:16 PM

And the band played on.

hawkdriver on August 6, 2011 at 2:10 PM

Yep. Let them party down, especially after 28 SEALs have lost their lives and won’t be coming home. Maybe Barack’ll give them a ‘shoutout’.

I want to see those pictures.

Dave in San Diego on August 6, 2011 at 4:58 PM