Posted by: The Busy Post | August 12, 2012

Working Hard? – Obama holds 200th funsraiser!


Just More Words

Working Hard?

Today, Obama Will Attend His 200th Fundraiser

Obama: “I Told You … I Would Wake Up Every Single Day, Every Single Day And Spend Every Waking Hour Thinking About You.” (President Barack Obama, Remarks At A Campaign Event, Jacksonville, FL, 7/19/12)


After Tonight’s Events, Obama Will Have Attended 204 Reelection Fundraisers Since Officially Filing His Candidacy For Reelection On April 4, 2011.  (CBS’ Mark Knoller, Twitter Feed, Accessed 8/7/12; Dana Davidsen, “Obama Heads Home To Raise Campaign Cash,” CNN, 8/10/12)

  • Obama Has Reached His 200th Fundraiser Just 164 Days After Attending His 100th Fundraiser On March 1.  (CBS’ Mark Knoller, Twitter Feed, 2/28/12; CBS’ Mark Knoller, Twitter Feed, Accessed 8/7/12; Lynn Sweet, “Obama In Chicago Sunday: Bridgeport Art Center Fund-Raiser,” The Chicago Sun-Times“The Scoop From Washington,”8/8/12)

“Compared With His Four Most Recent Predecessors, Obama Is Shattering Records For Time Spent On The Money Trail.” (Michael Falcone and Devin Dwyer, “Romney Campaign Outraises Obama By $16.8 Million In May,” ABC News, 6/7/12)

  • Over The Course Of Bush’s Entire Reelection Campaign, He Attended A Total Of 97 Fundraisers. “According to CBS White House Correspondent Mark Knoller, the unofficial keeper of White House statistics, Bush at this point of his reelection campaign had attended 49 fundraisers. And over Bush’s whole reelection campaign, from May 2003-November 2004, he attended a total of 97 fundraisers, of which 57 were for his Bush-Cheney reelection campaign and the rest for the Republican National Committee.” (Paul Bedard, “Obama’s Numbers: Vacations 16, Golf 90, Fundraisers 100,” Washington Examiner , 3/1/12)
  • “It’s A Sign Of How Fierce The Money Race Is That Mr. Obama Spends About As Much Time On The Fundraising Circuit As On The Campaign Trail.”  (Nancy Cordes, “Obama Camp Cash Bind Deepens,” CBS News, 8/7/12)

This Weekend, Obama Will Attend A “Series Of Five High-Dollar Fundraisers” For His Campaign. “President Obama will head home to Chicago over the weekend for a series of five high-dollar fundraisers for the Obama Victory Fund, according to a campaign official.”(Dana Davidsen, “Obama Heads Home To Raise Campaign Cash,” CNN, 8/10/12)

  • “On Sunday, Obama Will Head Back To His Old Stomping Grounds In Hyde Park, Holding A Fundraiser In His Own Home. Tickets For This Event Will Cost $40,000 Per Attendee.”  (Dana Davidsen, “Obama Heads Home To Raise Campaign Cash,” CNN, 8/10/12)
  • Obama Then Jets Off To Four Additional Fundraisers.  “Obama will also attend what the campaign calls a small round table, which also has a ticket price of $40,000 per person. Then, he will attend a Gen44 reception at the Bridgeport Arts Center. After the fundraiser at Obama’s Chicago home, the president will attend another event in Hyde Park at a private residence where tickets start at $5,000 per person. Finally, Obama will speak at another private residence in the evening. Tickets for this event will cost $1,000 per person.” (Dana Davidsen, “Obama Heads Home To Raise Campaign Cash,” CNN, 8/10/12)


Since Announcing His Bid For Reelection, The Obamas Have Attended 32 Celebrity Fundraisers Featuring Actors, Producers, Or Singers. “Based on an analysis of the president’s calendar and news reports, President Obama and/or First Lady Michelle Obama have attended 32 fundraisers featuring Hollywood actors, producers, or singers for his re-election campaign. This list does not include Obama’s campaign surrogates or White House staffers that have hosted or attended fundraisers with celebrities on the President’s behalf, nor does it include the president’s campaign fundraisers featuring pro-athletes.” (Charlie Spierling, “Celebrity Power Couple: Obama Has Attended 32 Celebrity Fundraisers For Re-Election Campaign,” Washington Examiner , 8/7/12)

Needing To Boost His Donor Base And Campaign Cash, Obama Is Banking On Elite Entertainers For Help So Often They Have Essentially Become A Cast Of Characters In His Campaign.” “It will be Sarah Jessica Parker’s house, but President Barack Obama’s show. You could call it ‘Checks and the City.’ Needing to boost his donor base and campaign cash, Obama is banking on elite entertainers for help so often they have essentially become a cast of characters in his campaign.” (Ben Feller, “In Search For Cash, Obama’s Keep An A-List Cast,” The Associated Press, 6/14/12)

  • Obama “Is Using His Hollywood Access And Raffling It Off As A Prize To Others, Tapping Into A Nation That Revels In Celebrity Even In Hard Economic Times.”  “He is using his Hollywood access and raffling it off as a prize to others, tapping into a nation that revels in celebrity even in hard economic times. Obama’s big-name tour makes its next stop on Thursday at Parker’s place in the West Village of New York City. The ‘Sex and the City’ star, who is married to fellow actor Matthew Broderick, is hosting a cozy $40,000-per-person fundraiser along with Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour.” (Ben Feller, “In Search For Cash, Obama’s Keep An A-List Cast,” The Associated Press, 6/14/12)

 “From Tinseltown To Broadway, Obama Has Surrounded Himself With Blockbuster Names Lately: George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Reese Witherspoon, Spike Lee, Will Smith, Oprah Winfrey, Ellen Degeneres, Cher And Many Others Who Make More In One Year That Most People Do In A Lifetime.” (Ben Feller, “In Search For Cash, Obama’s Keep An A-List Cast,” The Associated Press, 6/14/12)

Obama Has “Aggressively Employed Star Power To Open Pocketbooks, Build Buzz And, Perhaps Most Notably, Deploy Celebrities To Target Specific Constituencies.”  “If Obama was the candidate of cool in 2008, when celebrities such as musician Will.I.Am produced viral campaign videos , he has even more aggressively employed star power to open pocketbooks, build buzz and, perhaps most notably, deploy celebrities to target specific constituencies.” (David Nakamura, “GOP Attacks Celebrity Support For Obama,” The Washington Post, 6/4/12)

Some Of Obama’s Celebrity Supporters Worry His Reliance On Hollywood Will Backfire

Some Of Obama’s “Most Ardent Entertainment Industry Supporters” Worry That His “Increasing Reliance On Stars And Celebrity Contests Could Backfire With Swing Voters.” “Some of the president’s most ardent entertainment industry supporters quietly tell The Hollywood Reporter that while they realize he needs to deploy all of his weapons to compete with deep-pocketed Republican super PACs, they fear the increasing reliance on stars and celebrity contests could backfire with swing voters and mobilize the right.” (Tina Daunt, “Obama Celebrity Fundraiser Barrage Worries Some In Hollywood,” The Hollywood Reporter, 6/21/12)

 Critics Feared Obama’s Fundraiser With Sarah Jessica Parker And Anna Wintour “Risked Creating The Impression Of An Elitist, Out-Of-Touch Candidate In A Period Of Ongoing Distress And Growing Economic Inequality.”  “Reaction was particularly strong to the $40,000-a-plate dinner co-hosted June 14 by Sarah Jessica Parker and Vogue editor Anna Wintour with guests including Meryl Streep, Aretha Franklin and Bravo’s Andy Cohen. Critics say the tony, heavily promoted event­ — Parker sent an e-mail to supporters promising the evening would be ‘fabulous,’ and Wintour posted a video online urging supporters to enter a lottery for two tickets — risked creating the impression of an elitist, out-of-touch candidate in a period of ongoing distress and growing economic inequality.” (Tina Daunt, “Obama Celebrity Fundraiser Barrage Worries Some In Hollywood,” The Hollywood Reporter, 6/21/12)

  •  A Veteran Hollywood Exec: “He’s Supposed To Be A Man Of The People, And He’s Hanging Out With Anna Wintour? Is He Trying To Turn The Election Into A Celebrity Reality Show?”  “‘It’s a mistake,’ a veteran Hollywood exec says flatly of the event, which the Drudge Report headlined ‘Checks in the City.’ The exec adds: ‘He’s supposed to be a man of the people, and he’s hanging out with Anna Wintour? Is he trying to turn the election into a celebrity reality show?’” (Tina Daunt, “Obama Celebrity Fundraiser Barrage Worries Some In Hollywood,” The Hollywood Reporter, 6/21/12)

via Working Hard? – GOP.


What are your thoughts?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s



when 140 characters is not enough

Political Alchemist's Blog

A conservative wizard's site

As America goes, so goes the world--Praying for a spiritual renewal in America

A Patriotic Nurse

God, Country, Constitution

sharia unveiled

illuminating minds



"In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act." George Orwell

Nonoy Manga

Manga, Hand Drawn, Animation, Drawing Lessons.

The Clockwork Conservative

All wound up about politics, history, culture... lots of stuff.

Conservative First

putting principles before party and technology into politics


Absolutely, positively, and unequivocally NOT an Obamamama!

Where critical thinking is critical

The Busy Post

------ "Nowhere at present is there such a measureless loathing of their country by educated people as in America." ------ Eric Hoffer


You can see the whole Earth from the Moon!

All Mirth and No Matter

opinions on writing, reading and pretty much anything not 'rithmatic

The United States Patriot

A topnotch site


"A fool also is full of words…" -Ecclesiastes 10:14a

Amber Qalagari

Traveler. Writer. Adventure Seeker.

et cetera*

Asininities of the Human Kind

Oyia Brown

A WordPress site to share a smile; then an anthology showing how things really are.

AmeriKim Patriot

Extreme American and PROUD!

Texana's Kitchen

Yummy food. Pithy commentary. Pretty pictures.

STI News

Politics Music News Satire And Entertainment

We Moved > Go To:



people just need enough rope

Economists For Romney

Economists Supporting Mitt Romney for President

Just Cruisin 2

Where Intellectuals and Rednecks foregather.

Armor of God

Attempting to obey God and follow Jesus Christ our Lord


News , Blues and Guns ... Not Necessarily In That Order

Douglas Ernst Blog

Bare-knuckle commentary mixed with pop culture.

So I Married A Baseball Player...

Behind every married baseball player is a woman who didn't know what she was getting herself into.

living is a process please be patient with me.


at the Re-Birth of America!


Just What You Need When You're Freezing In The Dark


More Than Your Ordinary Bling

Real Life Dynamics User

Real Life Experiences With Microsoft Dynamics GP / CRM

Common Sense Newz

"The cause of America is in a great measure the cause of all mankind" Thomas Paine, Common Sense, 1776

Young, Republican, & Free

Politics; As Seen by an Eighteen Year Old Republican

The Steadfast Patriot

Where Common Sense Reigns Supreme

The Mad Jewess

Mirror Site For Reflection

Samaritans Scalawags Scoundrels Fleecing the Sheep

Skulking Down the Dirt Roads of Life

Common Sense

Life, liberty and property!


a blog for a girl who doesn't know anything

Clement Allen Photography

Updates about my gliding and photographic life will appear here.


An Amateur Economist's Perspective on the Political Battlefield

Without wax /

Andy Ritchie blog

The RAP Sheet

(opinions of that rarest of creatures: a Republican Atheist Professor)

%d bloggers like this: