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President Obama Returns to California—For More Money

posted at 2:09 pm on April 19, 2011 by

Tier 2 Elitist Effected This Time Around—Show Me Your Millionaires

President Obama will be visiting/soliciting the “wealthy state” of California on Wednesday. Citing the ultra-liberal San Francisco Chronicle‘s, (online version), own report, it sounds like not every one is glowing with enthusiasm this time around:

“President Obama comes to Silicon Valley on Wednesday for the second time in three months to talk about the economy and jobs – and what a difference a re-election campaign makes.

In February, Obama went to the Peninsula town of Woodside for an exclusive dinner with high-tech billionaires including Apple’s Steve Jobs and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, where the economy was billed as Topic A.”

Even as the President’s approval numbers continue to fall/plummet, fortunately for the President, there’s plenty of “second-tier” elitist willing to make “an investment” in winning the future, and it appears that liberals in California have no problem with “sharing the wealth” as long as it’s delivered into the proper hands:

“The president’s trip, his ninth visit to California since he was elected in 2008, will include four events to pick up campaign cash in the Bay Area – including two at Masonic Auditorium in San Francisco expected to draw 2,500 attendees each, with tickets ranging from $25 for general admission to $10,000 for a VIP reception.

Private dinner

A more exclusive gathering will be a private dinner for 60 supporters at the Pacific Heights home of CEO Marc Benioff that is sold out at $35,800 a seat.

On Thursday, 100 of Obama’s backers will attend a private breakfast at the St. Regis Hotel in San Francisco, paying from $5,000 to $35,000 apiece to visit with him.”

“That’s a lot of ‘change to believe in,’ ” quipped labor leader Rose Ann DeMoro, who heads the 65,000-member California Nurses Association and National Nurses United, in a pointed reference to Obama’s 2008 campaign slogan. “I’m sure the corporate class is hoping he continues on the same path.” 

DeMoro went on to point out some of the disappointments liberals have voiced with Obama’s failure to pass universal health care while allowing the Bush tax cuts to continue. Also on Wednesday Obama is scheduled to hold a “Facebook Townhall”, yet even some of his loyalist are questioning the format:

Wednesday’s Facebook session to sell his jobs and economic initiatives – billed as the “Shared Responsibility and Shared Prosperity” town hall – marks a sharp contrast to his most recent visit, when he dined with some of the nation’s richest tech leaders.

That trip sparked grumbling from Silicon Valley insiders and supporters, who were miffed at being excluded, and from party loyalists who thought the “billionaires dinner” at the estate of wealthy venture capitalist John Doerr appeared elitist.

“Let’s not call them ‘town halls,’ they’re scripted events,” said radio host Patrick Dorinson, who writes the Cowboy Libertarian website. “A town hall is when people are not screened by sending their questions to the White House.

Obama’s gambling that elitist and millionaires in California can grab a hold of the “Shared Responsibility and Shared Prosperity” message. Remember, he thinks at some point they’ve made enough money.  And the “fund-raiser/campaigner-in-chief” will be delighted to solicit the excess.

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On the subject of CA, this is probably one reason the state is about to go down the tube! I know other states are in the same mess, but his is something!

I don’t know why any business person would give to bho the way he slams them all the time. I guess they will be getting some of the over 1000 waviers he hands out?

letget on April 19, 2011 at 3:29 PM

Does this mean he won’t be going to the South to comfort the victims of the recent tornados??

I guess not. Those folks probably don’t have the $25 to see him.

kringeesmom on April 19, 2011 at 4:31 PM

Remember, he thinks at some point they’ve made enough money

arrogant little weasel…and they gladly give it to him…

more kool-aid

cmsinaz on April 19, 2011 at 6:29 PM

Is this going to be where he tells them their wealth belongs to the nation? Since it’s the nation’s wealth that he wants to redistribute anyway, it can’t be theirs. None so blind as those that will not see.

Kissmygrits on April 19, 2011 at 6:46 PM

Yep, gotta expect our nation’s first BLUE President will visit lots of blue places looking for blue cash.

drfredc on April 19, 2011 at 7:59 PM

Sooner or later, someone who voted for Obama, at one of his scripted events, after going thru metal detectors and wanding and a background check, is going to show him one of their shoes. That day is coming. After a shoe throwing incident there will be NO MORE CROWDS. The magic is gone and more and more of Obama’s supporters are realizing it.

bigmike on April 20, 2011 at 2:02 AM

I work in SF. One of the younger women I work with was just ecstatic that she is going to meet the “One” – I looked at her, unsmileing (?), and said “really?”. These young people are like sheep going to slaughter. I am sure she has absolutely no clue what this guy is doing to this country. He’s just so COOL!!

Alibali on April 21, 2011 at 11:15 AM