Whew, we were becoming concerned all the bad terrorism news had thrown him off his game. Well, now that he’s given an incoherent, disjointed speech about ISIS/ISIL/IS he can finally get back to one of his top priorities.
President Barack Obama, who is attempting to help Democrats maintain their grip on the Senate, will attend a fundraiser Friday at the home of a wealthy Baltimore hedge fund manager who has become one of the nation’s foremost advocates for Israel.
Howard E. Friedman, a former president of the powerful American Israel Public Affairs Committee, or AIPAC, and a leading patron of Jewish political causes, will host Obama for a dinner that will cost guests up to $32,400 — the maximum an individual may give to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee in the calendar year.
How any supporter of Israel can still support Obama escapes us, to say the least.
Obama’s visit, which will also include a private tour of Fort McHenry, comes during a tenuous cease-fire agreement between Israel and Hamas after weeks of fighting in Gaza that left thousands of Palestinians and dozens of Israelis dead.
The president has maintained an aggressive schedule of fundraisers this summer — including one during his vacation on Martha’s Vineyard last month — and the Democratic campaign operations for both the House and Senate have reported significant cash balances. Still, polling suggests Democrats are increasingly on defense in their effort to keep the majority.
Obama will also be traveling and pretending to do some work next week, so keep an eye out for more fundraisers in the south.