Dem donors demand discount for Obama dinners?

posted at 2:01 pm on July 24, 2014 by Ed Morrissey

President Obama has gone on a three-day fundraising tour in the midst of crisis, which has drawn sharp criticism over White House priorities — especially since the Obamas will take a 15-day vacation in just a couple of weeks, too. The White House ducked the criticism but ended up encouraging even more of it from the press, which itlocked out of the events. Politico vented some steam at Obama in two pieces over the last two days:

Tuesday, the reporters and photographers traveling with the president on Air Force One and in his motorcade were left on the gravel path not even within sight of former Costco CEO Jim Sinegal’s house in the Seattle suburbs where Obama sat for a Senate Majority PAC fundraiser with a $25,000 entrance fee.

Wednesday morning, when he met with big donors for the House Majority PAC at the Four Seasons hotel in downtown San Francisco, they weren’t even told what room or floor he was on.

“We think these fundraisers ought to be open to at least some scrutiny, because the president’s participation in them is fundamentally public in nature,” said Christi Parsons, the new president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. “Denying access to him in that setting undermines the public’s ability to independently monitor and see what its government is doing. It’s of special concern as these events and the donors they attract become more influential in the political process.”

Despite constant complaints from the press corps and promises from White House officials, access to the president continues to be limited. The constantly repeated line that they’re running the “most transparent administration in history” tends to prompt snickers. Halfway through Obama’s West Coast swing, it’s tipping toward outrage.

The Most Transparent Administration Evah? Not so much:

What’s even more irksome for the press is that this approach to super PAC events is coming from a president who has publicly criticized the Citizens United decision and distances himself from the PAC that supports him.

“How many people Obama met with was a secret. How much they paid to get in was a secret. Finding out who the people were? Forget it. Even a general account of what the president said to them? Not from this White House.”

Perhaps this comes more from embarrassment than secrecy. The San Francisco Chronicle reported overnight that Obama and Democrats had to heavily discount the entry fee to get the place filled, and concludes that “donor fatigue” has set in — even in Nancy Pelosi’s political base:

President Obama hit the Bay Area for a fast cash-and-grab fundraising drive Wednesday, but there were signs that even in one of the nation’s most reliable Democratic ATMs, donor fatigue is setting in.

There was no listed price for tickets for Obama’s morning appearance at a roundtable in San Francisco for the House Majority PAC – the type of intimate gathering for which admission is usually $32,400 per person, the legal maximum. Some donors said tickets had been offered for a deep discount.

And in Los Altos Hills, the heart of Silicon Valley big money, the president’s appearance at the home of real estate mogul George Marcus drew an older crowd that was noteworthy for the absence of young angel investors, startup stars and tech leaders who have flocked to fundraisers Obama has held while paying 17 previous visits as president to the Bay Area.

Democratic donors who were invited to the San Francisco event, at the Four Seasons Hotel on Market Street, said they had initially been asked to donate as much as $25,000 to sit down with Obama. One who balked at the price said organizers had offered a cut-rate deal of as little as $5,000.

That wouldn’t be terribly surprising in other parts of the country, not for a President for whom a 42% job approval rating qualifies as the good news from a poll. The lack of enthusiasm in this particular part of the country should send up big warning flares for other Democrats, though, especially about the lack of younger entrepreneurs showing up for the fundraisers. Obama mobilized younger, tech-savvy donors in his two presidential campaigns, and without them Democrats will find it very difficult to maintain momentum in a demo that they cannot afford to have drop out in the midterms.

The 80% discount for dinners reflects not just donor fatigue, but as polling continues to show, Obama fatigue as well. Small wonder the White House would prefer to lock the press out of these events.


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I thought having Obama there was the discount? – guess they need to send Biden. 75% off

jake-the-goose on July 24, 2014 at 2:03 PM

Maybe they should put Sunday coupons in the paper for his fundraisers, LOL!

Skwor on July 24, 2014 at 2:05 PM

The thrill is gone…

ConstantineXI on July 24, 2014 at 2:06 PM

What kind of wide-eyed moron is still paying money to eat with this fool?

SoRight on July 24, 2014 at 2:07 PM

Just show them your EBT card.

Bertram Cabot Jr. on July 24, 2014 at 2:09 PM

For Obama it isn’t about the fundraising so much as it is about the ego boost of being in a room of adoring idiots laughing at his jokes and enthusiastically clapping at his stale partisan stump speech. They need to fill the room, even if at a discount.

Happy Nomad on July 24, 2014 at 2:10 PM

Years and years of Dick Nixon and Jimmy Carter praying for somebody to replace them at the top of the Worst Presidents List has paid off.

RBMN on July 24, 2014 at 2:10 PM

Not much interest in reruns.

Flange on July 24, 2014 at 2:10 PM

They are saving their money for the wahibillary .
The days of shia are over .

burrata on July 24, 2014 at 2:11 PM

I thought having Obama there was the discount? – guess they need to send Biden. 75% off

No one is asking for a two-fer I see.

LetsBfrank on July 24, 2014 at 2:12 PM

Personally, I won’t be happy with these events until he has to treat all the folks that actually showed up for his speech, at a booth in the local IHOP.

Happy Nomad on July 24, 2014 at 2:13 PM

For Obama it isn’t about the fundraising so much as it is about the ego boost of being in a room of adoring idiots laughing at his jokes and enthusiastically clapping at his stale partisan stump speech. They need to fill the room, even if at a discount.

Happy Nomad on July 24, 2014 at 2:10 PM

You are correct sir. He needs the room full of clapping seals to keep his morale up, because he doesn’t get that kind of adoration anywhere else.

slickwillie2001 on July 24, 2014 at 2:14 PM

Let me introduce some REALITY around this site (again)

Senate Democrats’ campaign arm outraises GOP group

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee outraised its Republican counterpart by more than $1 million last month, raking in $7.2 million to the National Republican Senatorial Committee’s $6.04 million.

That brings the DSCC’s total raised for the second quarter of the year to $21.7 million, a record-breaking haul for the committee, according to an aide. The DSCC entered the month of July with $30.5 million cash on hand, while the NRSC had $24.6 million in the bank.
The DSCC’s second-quarter numbers continues their fundraising successes over the NRSC — they’ve outraised the GOP committee every quarter this cycle, as they gear up for a tough fight to hold onto a fragile six-seat majority this fall.

And it brings the DSCC to $95.8 million raised for the cycle overall, to the NRSC’s $70.3 million raised — both record-breaking sums for the committees at this point in the cycle.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raised $10.9 million from donors in June and has $50.9 million in its bank accounts. At the same time, the National Republican Congressional Committee said donors gave another $9.6 million to the committee tasked with keeping House Republicans in the majority and has $42.5 million saved.

The Democrats’ House campaign committee has outraised the GOP in 16 of the last 18 months despite long odds of tipping control of the chamber away from Republicans. The Democrats have now raised almost $125 million since the last elections and have been spending heavily to help their incumbents and candidates.

The Democratic National Committee narrowly outraised its Republican rival last month and cut its debt to just $3 million, down from a onetime high of $23 million.

The DNC raised almost $9 million in June, while the Republican National Committee reported Sunday that it raised $8.5 million. Despite narrowly being edged out last month, the RNC still has $14.4 million in the bank — roughly twice the DNC’s almost $7.8 million.

Who is the number 1 fundraiser for for DSCC, DCCC, and DNC? King Barry himself!!

See I used that childish taunt King Barry!!

Ned Pepper on July 24, 2014 at 2:15 PM

As a last resort, he can always sell pardons.

RBMN on July 24, 2014 at 2:16 PM

For Obama it isn’t about the fundraising so much as it is about the ego boost of being in a room of adoring idiots laughing at his jokes and enthusiastically clapping at his stale partisan stump speech.

Viagra for the One. Otherwise he feels his impotence.

LetsBfrank on July 24, 2014 at 2:16 PM

“How many people Obama met with was a secret. How much they paid to get in was a secret. Finding out who the people were? Forget it. Even a general account of what the president said to them? Not from this White House.”

Gee, too bad there weren’t any reporters around who could like investigate these types of…oh wait, never mind.

squint on July 24, 2014 at 2:16 PM

Another thing the lefties don’t like to talk about is Obama’s 1%er lifestyle and the 1%ers he hobnobs with regularly and pals around with.

As Victor Davis Hanson has pointed out rich lefties are rapacious capitalists in their private and business lives but publicly are pious lefties devoted to the cause.

As VDH has also ably pointed out, California has a severely segregated society with rich coastal elites and a impoverished and dependent interior.

Look at all the celebrity events Obama has gone to – chalk full of people who decry income inequality but don’t share their wealth with all the much much poorer people working on the same sets.

gwelf on July 24, 2014 at 2:16 PM

No one is asking for a two-fer I see.

LetsBfrank on July 24, 2014 at 2:12 PM

Here’s an idea, donors: Go see a movie. It’s liable to at least be more truthful regardless of the topic. And far cheaper.
And nobody allows me to be frank on QOTD.

Judge_Dredd on July 24, 2014 at 2:16 PM

For Obama it isn’t about the fundraising so much as it is about the ego boost of being in a room of adoring idiots laughing at his jokes and enthusiastically clapping at his stale partisan stump speech.

V i a g r a for the One.

LetsBfrank on July 24, 2014 at 2:17 PM

Ned Pepper on July 24, 2014 at 2:15 PM

So you’ve conceded you don’t know what you’re talking about regarding ObamaCare and have moved on to “But Barry is still raking in the cash!”.

But wait, I thought we wanted to get the money out of politics – especially from the super rich.

Oh, so that’s a total lie too.

Lefties can raise all the campaign cash they want from the super rich but some group makes a movie critical of Hillary “too close” to an election and SCOTUS says the state can’t shut down their free speech you lefties retire to the fainting couch in a hysteria claiming that we live in an oligarchy.

You guys are pathetic.

gwelf on July 24, 2014 at 2:19 PM

Who is the number 1 fundraiser for for DSCC, DCCC, and DNC? King Barry himself!!

See I used that childish taunt King Barry!!

Ned Pepper on July 24, 2014 at 2:15 PM

When that’s all you do? Pfft! You’d better be their number one fundraiser. Plus when you’ve got Wall St. in your back pocket…
Sillycone Valley seems to be wising up though. But I wouldn’t expect it to last. Wait until Warren is the nominee. They’ll be back to donating to democrats at lightning speed.

Judge_Dredd on July 24, 2014 at 2:20 PM

A narcissists nightmare come true:

“Barry, they’re just not that in to you….”

BobMbx on July 24, 2014 at 2:20 PM

And nobody allows me to be frank on QOTD.

Judge_Dredd

Lolz!

LetsBfrank on July 24, 2014 at 2:20 PM

No, please, throw all that money at Obama. The more cash he raises is more that is eradicated to a lost cause.

Turtle317 on July 24, 2014 at 2:21 PM

And nobody allows me to be frank on QOTD.

Judge_Dredd

Lolz!

LetsBfrank on July 24, 2014 at 2:20 PM

We’re watching your back!

katy the mean old lady on July 24, 2014 at 2:22 PM

Ned Pepper on July 24, 2014 at 2:15 PM

So when libtards rant about too much money in politics they really mean there is too much conservative money in politics.

BobMbx on July 24, 2014 at 2:22 PM

Who are those f***ing morons who want to spend tens of thousands of dollars to watch this most incompetent fool read a speech from a teleprompter? The democrat base from their top elite all the way to the welfare queens is f***ed up beyond belief…

mnjg on July 24, 2014 at 2:25 PM

If donors are thinking transactionally rather than ideologically, this could simply be a sign that they don’t think Obama and the Democrats have much left to sell.

myiq2xu on July 24, 2014 at 2:26 PM

BobMbx on July 24, 2014 at 2:22 PM

You nailed it. Ned should not rely to heavily on anything the liberals report. They have been known to fudge things a bit.

It was caused by a you tube video

The hard drive crashed

The GPA is 2.7%! um wait no it’s 1.7% errrr sorry it’s actually -3.6% BUT Q@ will be 3%!

Not a smidgen!

dogsoldier on July 24, 2014 at 2:28 PM

As a last resort, he can always sell pardons.

RBMN on July 24, 2014 at 2:16 PM

That falls under personal income, but I’m sure the IRS will happily over look a few deposits here and there.

antipc on July 24, 2014 at 2:28 PM

mnjg on July 24, 2014 at 2:25 PM

Probably the drug dealer in Mass found with thirteen EBT cards.

dogsoldier on July 24, 2014 at 2:29 PM

Fat chance, you fools.
You break it, you bought it.
I want the last five years of taxes I paid to this banana republic.
$100,000 or so would come in handy. Maybe I’d buy a plate so I could tell King Putt how much I “respct” him.
Choke on it, dem voters. You effing douchenozzles.

HornetSting on July 24, 2014 at 2:30 PM

antipc on July 24, 2014 at 2:28 PM

At the rate computers crash over there, King Putt has little to fear!

dogsoldier on July 24, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Ned sure doesn’t like it when we taunt his precious savior.

CurtZHP on July 24, 2014 at 2:31 PM

And nobody allows me to be frank on QOTD.

Judge_Dredd on July 24, 2014 at 2:16 PM

To be or not to be Frank. That is the question.

crankyoldlady on July 24, 2014 at 2:33 PM

Who is the number 1 fundraiser for for DSCC, DCCC, and DNC? King Barry himself!!

See I used that childish taunt King Barry!!

Ned Pepper on July 24, 2014 at 2:15 PM

Yeah, enjoy the fundraising power of the most incompetent, the most ignorant, the most partisan, the most immature, the most foolish President in the history of the Republic and by far… The world is burning, our enemies are stronger than ever, the GDP is -2.9%, most new jobs are low paying part time jobs, price of food is going through the roof, and this utter fool is campaigning, raising tons of money from the super hypocrites limousine liberals, dinning late at night with the rich and famous, golfing, vacationing, shooting pool, etc… You f***ing liberal super hypocrites you attack the right when they raise money but this fool main obsession is to raise money from the super hypocrite limousine liberals… You people are mentally sick, no one can be such a hypocrite if not being mentally sick…

mnjg on July 24, 2014 at 2:34 PM

The young entrepreurs are probably moving to Rand Paul.

crankyoldlady on July 24, 2014 at 2:35 PM

Sooner or later you run out of other people’s money.

crankyoldlady on July 24, 2014 at 2:36 PM

Racist big dollar democrat donors have disappointed the god-king Obama.

jukin3 on July 24, 2014 at 2:38 PM

Wednesday morning, when he met with big donors for the House Majority PAC at the Four Seasons hotel in downtown San Francisco, they weren’t even told what room or floor he was on.

Remember, 0bama uttered his famous bitter clingers quote in San Fran. No telling what he’s saying now.

Brat on July 24, 2014 at 2:38 PM

Probably the drug dealer in Mass found with thirteen EBT cards.

dogsoldier on July 24, 2014 at 2:29 PM

Talking about EBT cards, I went to the super market twice last week and in both occasions I saw multiple people right in front of me were purchasing tons of stuff using their EBT cards… Of course I have seen people doing the same before but this time it way too many… No shame what so ever… Carts full of all type of stuff and we the producers are paying for it… The lazy a**holes using these EBT cards were young and healthy… Utterly disgusting…

mnjg on July 24, 2014 at 2:38 PM

O Bumbler DEAL – “$10,000 for a SINGLE ticket and a bargain for two of $32,000″ Everybody in their right mind would swear they’re SINGLE, I don’t know that woman/man next to me!

Kapos on July 24, 2014 at 2:40 PM

What kind of wide-eyed moron is still paying money to eat with this fool?
SoRight on July 24, 2014 at 2:07 PM
Ecomonically illiterate and social trend following celebutards….

sorrowen on July 24, 2014 at 2:40 PM

I want the last five years of taxes I paid to this banana republic. $100,000 or so would come in handy.

HornetSting on July 24, 2014 at 2:30 PM

This poor bastiage only makes $25K a year.

BTW, your $100K has already been spend on DNC fundraising….sorry.

antipc on July 24, 2014 at 2:40 PM

Serious question, what the hell is he fundraising for? Is he running for president of some other country in 2016?

TarasBulbous on July 24, 2014 at 2:43 PM

I want the last five years of taxes I paid to this banana republic. $100,000 or so would come in handy.

HornetSting on July 24, 2014 at 2:30 PM

This poor bastiage only makes $25K a year.

BTW, your $100K has already been spend on DNC fundraising….sorry.

antipc on July 24, 2014 at 2:40 PM

You need to change your name to stupid.
last five years of taxes I paid…….$100,000 in taxes

Now, kindly f*ck off.

HornetSting on July 24, 2014 at 2:46 PM

Ned Pepper on July 24, 2014 at 2:15 PM

So when libtards rant about too much money in politics they really mean there is too much conservative money in politics.

BobMbx on July 24, 2014 at 2:22 PM

That, and the fact that conservatives can make anonymous donations, so the rabid left can’t hunt them down, boycott their businesses, etc.

Syzygy on July 24, 2014 at 2:47 PM

Ned Pepper on July 24, 2014 at 2:15 PM

And all this time I thought your Obamassiah wanted to get all the ‘dark money’ out of politics.

Too bad The Chosen One can’t choke on his own hypocrisy.

GarandFan on July 24, 2014 at 2:47 PM

Wednesday morning, when he met with big donors for the House Majority PAC at the Four Seasons hotel in downtown San Francisco, they weren’t even told what room or floor he was on.

And, being the intrepid “reporters” that they are, they couldn’t figure that out for themselves.

Syzygy on July 24, 2014 at 2:48 PM

slickwillie2001 on July 24, 2014 at 2:14 PM

I like that but you do know you ‘re insulting seals.

wifarmboy on July 24, 2014 at 2:49 PM

I want the last five years of taxes I paid to this banana republic. $100,000 or so would come in handy.

HornetSting on July 24, 2014 at 2:30 PM

This poor bastiage only makes $25K a year.

BTW, your $100K has already been spend on DNC fundraising….sorry.

antipc on July 24, 2014 at 2:40 PM

You need to change your name to stupid.
last five years of taxes I paid…….$100,000 in taxes

Now, kindly f*ck off.

HornetSting on July 24, 2014 at 2:46 PM

Excuse my misfire…..I’m listening to Rush and my trigger finger is a little touchy.
You make $25,000….. At least you’re working and we’re probably a bit older than you.
Again, accept my apology. I totally misread your post and your name…I thought it was antisense….again, I blame Rush making my head explode.

HornetSting on July 24, 2014 at 2:50 PM

Now, kindly f*ck off.

HornetSting on July 24, 2014 at 2:46 PM

Sorry, no offense intended. Just making light of the percentage the Feds help themselves to when it comes to our income.

antipc on July 24, 2014 at 2:52 PM

Now, kindly f*ck off.

HornetSting on July 24, 2014 at 2:46 PM

Sorry, no offense intended. Just making light of the percentage the Feds help themselves to when it comes to our income.

antipc on July 24, 2014 at 2:52 PM

.

I apologize. Please, make sure to wipe those pieces of my exploded head off your lapel.
The La Raza beetch complaining about Americans chanting USA USA and Maria Harff…..I’m about to go nuclear.

HornetSting on July 24, 2014 at 2:55 PM

This would be cool. What if, instead of complaining about the lack of access, the WH Reporters just stopped showing up. No Press Conferences, Josh Earnest briefing an empty room, no press gaggle on any of these trips. It seems that Obama lives by the media, being an ego-fed being, so deprive him of that.

Blaise on July 24, 2014 at 2:57 PM

Again, accept my apology.

HornetSting on July 24, 2014 at 2:50 PM

No worries mate, us counter Utopians here in CA have pretty thick skin.

Be well.

antipc on July 24, 2014 at 2:57 PM

mnjg on July 24, 2014 at 2:38 PM

We need to require EBT recipients perform some service for the money. The Governor of Maine has proposed a plan like that. It will go nowhere.

Just getting a photo on the card was a major hurdle.

dogsoldier on July 24, 2014 at 3:01 PM

How sharper than a serpent’s tooth is an ungrateful mark!

O my Donor! O my Ducats!

formwiz on July 24, 2014 at 3:02 PM

Again, accept my apology.

HornetSting on July 24, 2014 at 2:50 PM

No worries mate, us counter Utopians here in CA have pretty thick skin.

Be well.

antipc on July 24, 2014 at 2:57 PM

And Ned, recess is over, put away the bong and go back to class.

itsspideyman on July 24, 2014 at 3:02 PM

HornetSting on July 24, 2014 at 2:50 PM

whew!I was about to rip you, you mistakenly classless bastiage!

DanMan on July 24, 2014 at 3:05 PM

“We think these fundraisers ought to be open to at least some scrutiny, because the president’s participation in them is fundamentally public in nature,” said Christi Parsons, the new president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. “Denying access to him in that setting undermines the public’s ability to independently monitor and see what its government is doing. It’s of special concern as these events and the donors they attract become more influential in the political process.”

To quote the Great Ralph Cramden: “Hardy-har-HAR.”

To hear a mainstream journalist, and particularly a Washington journalist and most particularly a White House journalist wax rhapsodic over the public’s right to know the facts about Our Beloved President’s activities is almost too absurd to endure. YOU, sweetheart, and your professional convoy gave your all – your good names, your reputations and your integrity – to camouflage this man and provide cover in order to empower him. He used you and took it from you dry, knowing you wouldn’t let out so much as a whimper of protest and now that he no longer needs you he has dropped you like a sticky Kleenex and THAT is your real complaint against him.
“You knew what this was, baby…”

jbspry on July 24, 2014 at 3:06 PM

You need to change your name to stupid.
last five years of taxes I paid…….$100,000 in taxes

Now, kindly f*ck off.

HornetSting on July 24, 2014 at 2:46 PM

If I may intervene, I believe antipc was referring to himself as the “poor bastage” who makes only $25,000 p/y. He was explaining that your $100,000 in taxes have been spent on fundraising.

You struck an innocent man.

GAbred on July 24, 2014 at 3:09 PM

I knew I should have stayed out of it. In the time it took me to intervene the entire thing was settled. I’m going back to lurking now.

GAbred on July 24, 2014 at 3:10 PM

And nobody allows me to be frank on QOTD.

Judge_Dredd

Lolz!

LetsBfrank on July 24, 2014 at 2:20 PM

We’re watching your back!

katy the mean old lady on July 24, 2014 at 2:22 PM

It’s a jungle in here. Always appreciated!

LetsBfrank on July 24, 2014 at 3:11 PM

Serious question, what the hell is he fundraising for? Is he running for president of some other country in 2016?

TarasBulbous on July 24, 2014 at 2:43 PM

DNC, I presume. Or perhaps his future library.

Rix on July 24, 2014 at 3:13 PM

I hate it when Democrat donors get whiney

Roy Rogers on July 24, 2014 at 3:16 PM

The diff. btw. leftist trash and HornetSting/antipc on display. Excellent.

It was easy to confuse antipc with the eternally obtuse antisense :)

Who is the number 1 fundraiser for for DSCC, DCCC, and DNC? King Barry himself!!

See I used that childish taunt King Barry!!

Ned Pepper on July 24, 2014 at 2:15 PM

Who is HA’s plagiarist, same as Zacharia and Goodwin-Kearns?

Well, Ned hisself. You swine have no shame. NO one believes a word of any of your links and ‘stats’.

Schadenfreude on July 24, 2014 at 3:16 PM

Hornet, love ya when you’re calm.

When you’re wired, sheer ecstasy.

Schadenfreude on July 24, 2014 at 3:17 PM

You’d have to pay me an awful lot of money to listen to an O’Vomit snooze fest in person–and these nitwits are forking over cash for the “privilege.”

I recall hearing something about a fool and his money once.

MisterElephant on July 24, 2014 at 3:17 PM

You need to change your name to stupid.
last five years of taxes I paid…….$100,000 in taxes

Now, kindly f*ck off.

HornetSting on July 24, 2014 at 2:46 PM

If I may intervene, I believe antipc was referring to himself as the “poor bastage” who makes only $25,000 p/y. He was explaining that your $100,000 in taxes have been spent on fundraising.

You struck an innocent man.

GAbred on July 24, 2014 at 3:09 PM

I want the last five years of taxes I paid to this banana republic. $100,000 or so would come in handy.

HornetSting on July 24, 2014 at 2:30 PM

This poor bastiage only makes $25K a year.

BTW, your $100K has already been spend on DNC fundraising….sorry.

antipc on July 24, 2014 at 2:40 PM

You need to change your name to stupid.
last five years of taxes I paid…….$100,000 in taxes

Now, kindly f*ck off.

HornetSting on July 24, 2014 at 2:46 PM

Excuse my misfire…..I’m listening to Rush and my trigger finger is a little touchy.
You make $25,000….. At least you’re working and we’re probably a bit older than you.
Again, accept my apology. I totally misread your post and your name…I thought it was antisense….again, I blame Rush making my head explode.

HornetSting on July 24, 2014 at 2:50 PM

Now, kindly f*ck off.

HornetSting on July 24, 2014 at 2:46 PM

Sorry, no offense intended. Just making light of the percentage the Feds help themselves to when it comes to our income.

antipc on July 24, 2014 at 2:52 PM

.

I apologize. Please, make sure to wipe those pieces of my exploded head off your lapel.
The La Raza beetch complaining about Americans chanting USA USA and Maria Harff…..I’m about to go nuclear.

HornetSting on July 24, 2014 at 2:55 PM

I only apologized twice for my misfire. Shall I do it again?

HornetSting on July 24, 2014 at 2:50 PM

whew!I was about to rip you, you mistakenly classless bastiage!

DanMan on July 24, 2014 at 3:05 PM

You feel froggy, just jump.

HornetSting on July 24, 2014 at 3:17 PM

You struck an innocent man.

GAbred on July 24, 2014 at 3:09 PM

…and you…post before you read :)

Schadenfreude on July 24, 2014 at 3:18 PM

GAbred on July 24, 2014 at 3:10 PM

Life :)

Schadenfreude on July 24, 2014 at 3:18 PM

At least the thread hasn’t been hijacked!! :D

itsspideyman on July 24, 2014 at 3:29 PM

Are they trying to hide that the Koch Bros bought tickets?

Another Drew on July 24, 2014 at 3:36 PM

If you pay the discounted rate, you have to eat the meal (Michelle approved).

Another Drew on July 24, 2014 at 3:38 PM

I’m not impressed about press complaining about access.

What would impress me would be if they all banded together and picked some event Big0 cares to have covered and boycott it.

Or send 1 reporter with an iPhone to film it while holding the phone the wrong way so the entire event is filmed sideways.

kurtzz3 on July 24, 2014 at 3:43 PM

I get the sense that the author feels like someone should investigate the WH and its shut-out policies toward the press, you know, like a reporter or something.

BobMbx on July 24, 2014 at 4:03 PM

Tuesday morning, the WHCA complained after Obama celebrated the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing by hosting Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins and Neil Armstrong’s widow in the Oval Office and allowing just a brief glimpse by a few select photographers.
Asked why the president couldn’t accommodate a little more open coverage, given the nature of the event, White House press secretary Josh Earnest demurred.

“Not this time,” he said.

Insiders say Armstrong was wearing an “Obama Sux” T-shirt, and refused to take it off.

BobMbx on July 24, 2014 at 4:07 PM

Ned Pepper on July 24, 2014 at 2:15 PM

I am not surprised the RNC, RNSC, et all is having fundraising issues. I’ve already told them to FOAD twice in the last week because of what they pulled in Mississippi.

They just insulted their base, stole an election, and called us racists. They SHOULD be having fundraising problems…

ConstantineXI on July 24, 2014 at 4:11 PM

The GPA is 2.7%! um wait no it’s 1.7% errrr sorry it’s actually
-3.6% BUT Q@ will be 3%!

Not a smidgen!

dogsoldier on July 24, 2014 at 2:28 PM

I see what you did there. And correct you are!

At first I wanted to correct you that you meant GPD. But it really does make as much more sense the way it is, given the abject stupidity of such a large portion of our society.

NOMOBO on July 24, 2014 at 4:29 PM

The thrill is gone…

ConstantineXI on July 24, 2014 at 2:06 PM

Oh, come on! You *have* to give a link! ;)

GWB on July 24, 2014 at 4:32 PM

kurtzz3 on July 24, 2014 at 3:43 PM

Or the media could use an Obysmal selfie and one of his recycled boilerplate “speeches.”

onlineanalyst on July 24, 2014 at 4:33 PM

They need to pass a law that if the taxpayer is funding your flights/trips then your remarks at any events at the destination should be open to the press.

lymond on July 24, 2014 at 4:52 PM

Wait a minute: People were paying to go see Dear Leader?

I’m sorry, I had this mixed up. I thought the White House had to pay supporters $32,000 to be seen with him at all.
Too little in my opinion, to so besmirch one’s image. Except in San Francisco.

orangemtl on July 24, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Insiders say Armstrong was wearing an “Obama Sux” T-shirt, and refused to take it off.

And threatened to ‘bitch slap that little sissy, if he tries to stand next to me for a photo op.”

orangemtl on July 24, 2014 at 5:02 PM

According to Wikipedia

The overall median personal income for all individuals over the age of 18 was $24,062 (2013 data)

And these Democrat fundraisers are $25,000 PER PLATE??!!!!!!

How can the Democrats complain about income inequality when they are living off one percenters like this?

SubmarineDoc on July 24, 2014 at 5:12 PM

This is the most astonishingly display of an imperial presidency that we have the privilege to witness. The utter hypocrisy of the Democratic party is beyond words. Congress should demand an immediate accounting of this.

tjmorrill on July 24, 2014 at 5:26 PM

How about a early bird?

Wade on July 24, 2014 at 6:34 PM

Well, after giving them the money he printed and stole from citizens in the form of subsidies, tax cuts, business loans (green or union approved), I guess he expects to get some of it back.
Freshly laundered, of course.

popup on July 24, 2014 at 8:16 PM

This would be cool. What if, instead of complaining about the lack of access, the WH Reporters just stopped showing up. No Press Conferences, Josh Earnest briefing an empty room, no press gaggle on any of these trips. It seems that Obama lives by the media, being an ego-fed being, so deprive him of that.

Blaise on July 24, 2014 at 2:57 PM

Never happen.

You may have misunderstood the nature of the comments from the press concerning the lack of access to king barry. They weren’t complaining so much as crying. They are begging to get more time with the object of their undying affection.

And thus it shall always be, until their next crush (i.e. the next democrat nominee to the presidency).

runawayyyy on July 25, 2014 at 8:57 AM