Fresh off her lavish, nearly month-long Hawaiian vacation and egregiously excessive taxpayer-funded birthday party, Obama’s other half trekked cross country on the taxpayer dime to headline a star-studded Hollywood fundraiser Wednesday night to shake down beleaguered Democrats. Her pitch was typically subtle: Keep giving us money, suckers. The greed of these people is astounding.
First lady Michelle Obama told Democratic donors in Los Angeles on Wednesday to “write a big, fat check” to help the party win in this year’s elections.
“There is something all of you can do right now, today, to make a difference. … You can write a check, do you hear me?” Obama told them, according to the White House pool report. “I’m serious, write a big fat check. Write the biggest check you can possibly write.”
She told the group of donors that they should be as “passionate” and as “hungry” as they were in 2008 and 2012.
The 2014 midterm elections are “at stake,” Obama said. Democrats are 17 seats away from taking control of the House, she said, but warned that they’re only six seats away from losing the Senate.
“What I want all of you to think about for just a minute is what could happen if we lose those six seats,” clarifying that such an outcome could mean the repeal of ObamaCare, bans against same-sex marriage, obstacles for women to receive contraception, and cutting off unemployment benefits.
That alone should be enough motivation for Republicans to start opening their wallets to support their candidates.
Actors Barbara Streisand and James Brolin were among those who attended as well as L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti.
Donors had to pay at least $1,000 to attend the reception, and could pay as much as $32,400 for a more intimate meeting the first lady. The money will benefit the Democratic National Committee.
Wow, only $32,400 to hob-nob with royalty. Hopefully they at least got something to eat, unlike at her birthday party. By the way, since she’s now a full-blown fundraiser, she’s no longer off limits for political scrutiny. Can’t have it both ways, folks.