Yes this is how a man who “is for everyone, not some” goes out to make some money. He hobknobs with the glitterati.
The Daily Mail explains:
President Barack Obama attended a fundraiser at Jay-Z’s 40/40 Club in Manhattan that featured a champagne tower of 350 bottles worth $105,000 – more than twice the median household income of an American family.
The tower of $300-a-bottle Armand de Brignac Brut Gold, known as ‘Ace of Spades’ because of its label, is a permanent fixture at the club.
‘It’s floor-to-ceiling gold bottles in the entire space,’ a 40/40 representative told the New York Post. ‘It’s beautiful—breathtaking. It’s the first thing you see when you walk in.’
The median income for an American family was $51,413 in 2011.
Then our president went on to say, ““Let me just begin by saying to Jay and Bey, thank you so much for your friendship. We are so grateful. Michelle and Malia and Sasha are mad at me because they are not here,” Mr. Obama said. “That doesn’t usually happen. Usually they’re like, we’re glad you’re going–we don’t need to go. But every time they get a chance to see these two they are thrilled, partly because they are just both so generous, particularly to my kids. And Malia and Sasha just love both of them. Beyonce couldn’t be a better role model for our daughters because she carries herself with such class and poise.”
Jay and Bey? Does Obama need to be a name dropper? A “better role model” for his daughters? Unbelievable. You can’t make any comment to cover that stupidity.
After partying with the common man, our president went on to the David Letterman show. Newsbusters caught this exchange:
“After telling the President he looked great, Letterman began his interview with the most powerful man on the planet with a real hardball question: “How much do you weigh?”
Obama responded, “About 180.”
“180 looks good on you,” replied Letterman. “That’s just about where I am, and I don’t look so good at 180.”
“You know, you look sharp,” objected the President.
“You haven’t seen me naked,” disagreed Letterman.
“We’re gonna keep it that way,” replied the President.
Obama went on to castigate Romney saying, “anyone seeking the presidency ought to be for everyone, not just for some.” He then talked about the hard work of single mothers and auto workers.
If he really feels that way, why wasn’t he busy working towards that goal instead of acting like a European playboy on a 24 hour revel in Manhattan? He hasn’t met with his Jobs council in weeks.
If he really was for everyone, why wasn’t he talking to Netanyahu or working on securing our embassies after an ambassador was killed. Wasn’t Stevens an everybody? Or the dead Navy Seals? Or the people killed in Afghanistan in the past few years?
There is something so terribly untasteful to me about a president of the United States working gigs. It’s a bad image for our allies and our friends. It is not how a leader acts, particularly in one of the most serious economic situations the country has ever experienced.