Incredible: In Wake of Jobs Disaster, Obama Departs for Six Fundraisers

Posted by on Jun 01, 2012 at 10:33 am
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Today could well mark the moment when the reality sank in that we have a lame duck president on our hands. A mere hour after the catastrophic unemployment report came in, the failed president hopped aboard Air Force One at your expense to attend a mind-numbing six fundraisers.

President Obama will jump-start what looks to be a major June fundraising push with six money events today in Minneapolis and Chicago – the most fundraisers he’s held in a single day since launching his bid for a second term.

Obama is expected to raise more than $7.2 million total for the Obama Victory Fund (OVF), according to figures provided by the campaign.

Flying to Minnesota under the banner of “official business” – an event at a Honeywell factory in a Minneapolis suburb – Obama will quickly turn to politics, lunching with three separate sets of donors at the downtown Bachelor Farmer restaurant, an eatery owned by Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton’s two sons, Eric and Andrew.

The president will first address a group of 100 guests, each paying $5,000 a plate.  He then will meet privately with two small roundtables of deep-pocket supporters – one group paying $40,000 per person; the other $50,000 per person, a campaign official said.  (The $50k ticket price is the largest for any Obama fundraiser held since the start of the campaign.)

Mitt Romney, meanwhile, pounced on today’s bleak news.

“This week has seen a cascade of one bad piece of economic news after another. Slowing GDP growth, plunging consumer confidence, an increase in unemployment claims, and now another dismal jobs report all stand as a harsh indictment of the president’s handling of the economy,” Romney said in a statement, adding that is is “clear to everyone” that Obama’s policies have “failed to achieve their goals.”

“The president’s re-election slogan may be ‘forward,’ but it seems like we’ve been moving backward,” Romney added. “We can do so much better in America. That’s why I’m running for president.”

White House insiders expressed concern Obama may not have enough time to squeeze in a round of golf this afternoon or the Heat-Celtics game tonight.

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14 Responses to “Incredible: In Wake of Jobs Disaster, Obama Departs for Six Fundraisers”

  1. NateDogg614 on 1/01/12 at 10:53 am

    “White House insiders expressed concern Obama may not have enough time to squeeze in a round of golf this afternoon or the Heat-Celtics game tonight.”

    Gosh….that poor man. How tragic.

  2. ClydeS on 1/01/12 at 2:07 pm

    “Obama For America” is like “Syphilis For Lovers” or “Measles For Children” — something not only not to be desired, but to be actively avoided.

  3. fiftyville on 1/01/12 at 2:32 pm

    I feel a disturbance in the fiscal force, millions of dollars crying out as they are tossed down the drain of useless political endeavour….

  4. submandave on 1/01/12 at 3:09 pm

    We need to turn the “official business” rule around. Instead of the old “if you do anything remotely connected to your office on the trip it’s official business,” it needs to be “if you collect a single dime of a donation while on the trip it’s campaigning.”

  5. jsuik on 1/01/12 at 3:44 pm

    Incredible! A president raising funds like ANY president would! A politicians being a politician, what an incredible news break! Thank you so much, for informing us of what an evil man Obama is, how dare he try to raise funds and get reelected instead of “working” on the unemployment rate. Vote for savior Romney 2012, he’ll cut those damn food stamps and unemployment benefits and get this country on track!

  6. Blue Hen on 1/01/12 at 4:14 pm

    Vote for savior Romney

    Odd. I seem to recall some jerk talking about healing and the rising of the seas, but I don’t recall it being Romney. If only we could clearly recall………….


    Obama 2012: Putting the fun in fundraising.

  7. TGS on 1/01/12 at 4:22 pm

    Actually, not like *any* president. The president has held more re-election fundraising events than every elected president since Nixon combined.

    Also, he’s been “working” on the unemployment rate since January 20, 2009. Just working at lowering it, apparently. All those policy success stories, don’t ya know.

  8. malclave on 1/01/12 at 5:00 pm

    I assume that you do not mean the “hard to believe” definition of “incredible”.

  9. teapartydoc on 1/01/12 at 5:27 pm

    I plan to vote for savior Romney no matter what his underwear looks like. He can have as many wives as he wants as far as I’m concerned. I just want this lying commie nitwit out of there ASAP.

  10. Tim on 1/01/12 at 8:08 pm

    Perhaps if Mr Obie-Won-Obowow raises enough cash he can write a check or two to the US Treasury to help out with our poor economy.
    You know he DOES make more than $250,000 a year so he should be paying HIS fair share too!

  11. el polacko on 1/01/12 at 8:34 pm

    he’s out making the same old, tired complaint that those meanie republicans won’t let him create more jobs. what’s incredible is that people are still believing it.

  12. nmkty on 2/02/12 at 8:48 am

    God is sovereign, He is in absolute control. Though hard as Obama may try he is not. Men will fail you, trust in God.