Wait, we thought he was working night and day to fix his shitty website?
Money, star power and Hollywood awaited President Barack Obama on a West Coast swing featuring a bit of official business but mostly fundraising for a Democratic Party eager to go on offense after a politically debilitating two months.
Obama, who was departing Sunday afternoon, planned stops in Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles, raising money for House and Senate Democrats as well as the national party.
High-profile events on the schedule included a reception at the home of retired basketball star Earvin “Magic” Johnson and his wife, Cookie, in Beverly Hills, Calif., and one at the house of Marta Kauffman, co-creator of television’s “Friends.”
The trip comes as Obama’s health care law approaches a crucial Nov. 30 deadline for an improved insurance enrollment website whose catastrophic start Oct. 1 dealt a serious political blow to the White House. Also, the U.S. and other world powers just sealed a historic deal with Iran for a temporary freeze of its nuclear program.
In addition to a half-dozen fundraisers, Obama intended to use the trip to keep the heat on Congress to pass an overhaul of immigration laws. He planned to address that issue during a stop Monday at a Chinese recreation center in San Francisco, and to promote his economic agenda Tuesday at the DreamWorks Animation studio in Glendale, Calif.
Frankly, it’s amazing anyone is still dumb enought to give money to this failure.