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Obama, Beyonce and Jay-Zee Trump Middle East, Economy and Unemployed [Updated]

* Bumped Up *

Matthew Weaver said it all in his e-mail: “Obama thinks this was/is more important than the fires in the Middle East or his recession here at home.” Matthew linked the New York Post‘s revelatory story of the BASH with champagne (photo and video below). First the photo … a thousand words? Uh. (And a h/t to Anita Finlay’s great post.) Now, from the UK Daily Mail‘s “Speaking to the 47%: The $105,000 champagne tower featured at Obama fundraiser hosted by Jay-Z and Beyonce“:

UK’s Daily Mail: “Friends in high places: President Obama chats up Beyonce and Jay-Z at the $105,000 New York City champagne fundraiser the couple threw for him on Tuesday night.” (Click image to read story; see more photos.)

Then … a couple thousand more words:

UK Daily Mail: “$105,000: The champagne tower at the Tower 40/40 Club that costs twice the average income of a US family.”

WAIT! There are about ten thousand more words, including quotes from Hillbuzz and Daily Mail:

Just like Matthew Weaver, Hillbuzz took few words to say it all, and then some:

That tower of golden bottles cost $105,000.  This is twice the median income for an American family under Obama’s rule (which has shrunk to just $51,000 or so).

Hope!  
Change!  
Opulence!

BELOW this video, the UK’s Daily Mail reveals far more:

From the Daily Mail:

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. …

Read all: “Daily Mail‘s “Speaking to the 47%: The $105,000 champagne tower featured at Obama fundraiser hosted by Jay-Z and Beyonce.”

What adjectives, nouns, verbs come into your minds?

Stunning? Shocking? The DEPTHS of Audacity? The Decline and Fall of Obama’s Rome? MORE?

Want one more photo? Just for good measure? Sure thing.

This is what Obama did before the big bash with Beyonce and Jay-Z (I keep having to look up how to spell his name because I don’t and never will listen to his music):

Daily Mail: “Celebrity circles: The President also appeared on Letterman last night where he said he stands up for ‘ALL America’ following the 47% furor over Romney’s secret tapes.” Hilarious! AND HOW IMPORTANT.

Again, from the Daily Mail:

On the Late Show with David Letterman, Obama added that anyone seeking the presidency ought to be for ‘everyone, not just for some’ and talked about the hard work of single mothers and auto workers.

We’re touched, Barack. Really touched. Actually, you’re touched if you think we believe you for one second. Have you EVER done anything as president except run for a second term, lounge around half the day watching ESPN in your flip-flops while Valerie Jarrett and Michelle Obama RUN the White House? (Yes, they do, astonishingly.) And you watch ESPN only if it’s too rainy for golf — although I hear there are black balls when it’s snowing lightly. (Don’t you dare make any jokes about that!)

But there’s always basketball and bowling in the White House basement. Glad to hear that you’re still lousy at bowling. Word is that you’re not any good at basketball either. Golf? Who knows. Only your “body man” and John Boehner, who’s too much of a gentleman to reveal your real score.

Well, there were those first couple years when you ignored the economy and unemployed AND growing problems throughout the Middle East — including Iraq (!), every Muslim nation around the globe, and failed to ensure the SAFETY of your ambassadors and THEIR security teams in every one of those DOZENS on countries.

REMEMBER WHY you were so busy? You just had to pass Obamacare (er, Affordable Care Act) so that you would go down in history as the next Franklin Roosevelt. Get your wish, Barack? Not if Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan can help it … and please, we’re AKIN for a Republican-controlled Senate. Sigh.

Just a word about Iraq, that I’ve mentioned before. We have no residual troops of any kind in Iraq. Had we had special forces units in Iraq, they could have helped with Libya. But no, of course not. And Iraq is turning into Iran’s twin. Lovely how that all turned out. Now, I thought it was stupid to invade Iraq but, as long as we got there, I thought we should get U.S. companies in there to control some of the oil production. I honestly don’t know if that’s true, but I hope so. Wish Larry Johnson would let us know because he KNOWs, or he knows who does. What a guy, that Larry Johnson.

Let’s not forget the Muslim countries in Africa and the Far East, like Indonesia and, sadly, Malaysia (where a friend of this blog is a Christian, and I worry about him, but it’s too hard to reach him by phone or e-mail most of the time). His father is a Christian minister. What a perilous time for such an endangered profession in Malaysia where the Muslims are hell-bent on taking over the entire country. And who ever hears about Malaysia in any U.S. newscast? Never.

Then there’s Afghanistan. Let’s not go there. I mean, let’s REALLY not go there. Anymore. And let’s get the hell out of there. Except for only the most exceptional and gifted special ops soldiers, and I wish they would not go there. Pakistan either. Even India is a powder keg at times…. thankfully, its “democracy” is not quite that democratic.

We miss Mubarak, Saddam Hussein, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, and all rest of the dictators. At least Mubarak kept the extremists in jail (although they were tortured — let Code Pink worry about them).

Saudi Arabia knows just what to do. And let’s hope they stay in control.

Oh, and our sole real ally in the Middle East region: Israel. Tiny, tiny Israel. Thank god they have those “secret” nuclear weapons.

Pray Iran doesn’t get nukes, but probably will because, sadly, I don’t think anyone knows how to stop them … unless I’ve missed something in the news. And I hope I have.

Well, this turned into a long rant. So be it. At least we’re not all drinking champagne with George Clooney (SO sad about the Sudan, George!), David Beckham (!), Beyonce, and — how do I spell it? — Jay-Z. Nah. Jay-Zzzzzzzzz.

YOUR TURN.

P.S. And thank you, Matthew Weaver, for thinking of this story and giving us everything we needed to make this post happen!

[UPDATE] By the way, here is what Matthew does in “real life” besides being a dad, a husband and a ferocious blogger!

Matthew Weaver is president/CEO of Project Weavers, which offers project management skills and PMP exam prep training.

  • binky354

    With the Middle East aflame, this might be a good time to remember:

  • Retired_from_SPOnaj

    Actress Jessica Alba is urging the people of the world, particularly Americans, to pledge their allegiance personally to Barack Obama. Since the specific pledge hasn’t been finalized yet, let me offer this suggestion. Protocal wise, women place their hand over their heart and men place their hands over their crotch (grabbing is optional you are particularly dedicated) while reciting this pledge:
    “I pledge allegiance to The One, Barack Hussein Obama
    And to the redistribution, for which He stands.
    One planet, with no God, divisible by class envy, with welfare and free healthcare for all.”
    Male Oborgs, don’t grab that crotch too hard, now!

    • akaPatience

      Retired, the creepy celebs, the creepy Obama flag, the creepy pleas for campaign contributions, the creepy DNC convention, the creepy media, etc., etc., have caused me to develop an acute case of chronic gag reflex. It’s really hard to swallow anymore.

    • binky354

      Hilarious! I bet this is the one they’ll adopt!

  • HObama HObamanana

    I finally got tired of the phone ringing and took a poll from the American Future Fund, calling from WI. They wanted to know how interested I am in the election, how I viewed Obama’s handling of the economy, whether I support Obamacare, who I was supporting for President and Senator, who I voted for in 2008, what my political affiliation is, what my religion is, how religious I am, what my age group is and if I am a vet.

  • Retired_from_SPOnaj

    Interesting how this is being reported in detail in the British press, but the American press is silent. I guess the American press has a better sense of what the American people “need to know.” That the Obama campaign is bold enough to put on such spectacles secure in the knowledge that they will never be reported in the American press raises the question of what the basis of such confidence in the support of the American press really is.

  • HELENK2

    http://washingtonexaminer.com/introduction-the-obama-you-dont-know/article/2508080#.UFsf4hj2Ez4

    the obama you don’t know

    Washington examiner interviewed for four months and has written a series about backtrack

    • HELENK2

      this is a series that should be bookmarked and read carefully. backtrack is not what he says he is

    • akaPatience

      I read it. It’s stunning and absolutely damning. And it exposes in detail Obama’s fraudulent public persona and ongoing hypocrisy. Too bad Big Media have failed the task of enlightening the American people as much as The Washington Examiner has.

      • binky354

        This is a great series, but about 4 years late, don’t you think? I doubt enough people will read it to make a difference. When I read how he used the poor to feather his economic and political nest, I get angry all over.

  • HELENK2

    I am bringing this over because this is how I feel
    NEVER APOLOGIZE FOR OUR FREEDOM

    http://crayfisher.wordpress.com/2012/09/20/never-apologize-for-our-freedom/

  • HELENK2

    http://hotair.com/archives/2012/09/20/obamateurism-of-the-day-830/

    backtrack is so smart he don’t need no stinkin briefings

    • getfitnow

      Perhaps our late ambassador and 3 staff members would beg to differ.

      I am so tired of these fools.

  • HELENK2
    • HObama HObamanana

      Great ad, the right guy out there speaking. But why in the hell isn’t this on television?

    • DianaLC

      This is a very good one. My thoughts–Coming from Rubio makes it very powerful. If you can’t find other good things to say about the Latinos–and there are many good things–one thing that is never doubted is their committment and love for their families especially their parents and grandparents.

  • Samuel McCracken

    White Millionaires bad…must redistribute their wealth.

  • HObama HObamanana

    CBS is reporting that there never was a protest outside the Libyan Consulate and that the FBI is still not on the ground at the scene of the crime to investigate it. Watch it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGMlnBkUztM&feature=player_embedded#!

  • HELENK2

    White House says it is ‘self-evident’ that Benghazi violence was ‘terrorist attack’ – @Reuters

    funny how many days did the backtrack bunch say it was protests over a very bad movie clip

    • DianaLC

      The real question is this: “How many of us knew it was a terrorist attack before the O administration had to admit it?”

    • shelldoll2

      Terrorists or Bad Movie? You decide.

  • Roninstia

    Not entirely O/T but interesting in view of the Marie Antoinette clip above, did you know the shape of traditional champagne glasses was modeled after Marie’s breasts?

    • HObama HObamanana

      No, and I don’t want to even imagine what her breasts must have looked like. And I really like champagne. Now I’m ruined for life.

      • Roninstia

        LOL…sorry…it IS something that sticks with you.

  • HELENK2

    http://weaselzippers.us/2012/09/19/obama-campaign-features-celebrities-pledging-allegiance-to-barack-obama/

    all my life I have heard

    I pledge Allegiance to the flag of the United States of America
    and to the republic for which it stands

    now we have a pledge of allegiance to obama and his flag

    the obots do not even see or care about the difference.

    It is a very sad time for America, We have less then two months to get the country back on the right track

    As Ben Franklin said ” A Republic sir as long as we can hold it”

    It is up to us to hold it

  • shelldoll2

    Obama is not an elitist. Goodness no. He just prefers to hang out with the rich and famous while Americans suffer or have died.

    He and his poor family have spent numerous vacations at high end resorts where the total bill costs more than the average American makes. The income for the poor or working poor? Fuggedabout it.

    He’s showing the same concern he showed for the poor in his district when he was a state senator in IL.

    But he’s not an elitist that uses the poor and down trodden to get into office then does nothing for them.

    He’s so “down” with black folks he’s done nothing about the doubling of the unemployment rate among young black males.

    But he’s not an elitist. Goodness no.

    • NoQuarterUSA

      I just wonder how he can afford Michelle’s wardrobe, shoes, jewelry, purses, daily hairdressers, makeup artists, personal trainers … even millionaires only have so much they dare spend.

      But I am certain she is given those things and the MSM will NEVER say a word. If you’re old enough you remember what the MSM did to Nancy Reagan … she and her Ronnie did NOT have money. That modest ranch was, I think, their only splurge. Friends had to buy their nice home in Bel Air. But Nancy got criticized all the time for her gowns — that she HAD to wear as First Lady and in which she looked very good and suitable, unlike some … although I must admit that Michelle looked beautiful when she gave her convention speech. But it took tens of thousands of dollars just to get her ready for that night.

      She began by starving herself and working with a personal trainer daily, no doubt. And she IS disciplined, so she did what the trainer made her do.

      She’s now too thin — even TV cameras that supposedly put 10 lbs. on people (baloney) made me worry about her thin arms. But at least she’s not breastfeeding … wonder if she ever bothered with that. My bet is that her mother gave those babies a bottle. Michelle had found the man, lazy as hell but she made him do what it took. And she knew he had just the right look — not too black, not too white (sad to say) — somehow handsome (considering neither parent were lookers (ahem) — LONG AGO, David Axelrod came along and wiped out the history of how Barack claimed Kenyan citizenship so he could get big foeign student grants.

      And his WHTE GRANDMOTHER helped — but she didn’t have much money, and — as I recall — he rarely, if ever, visited her when she was old and in excruciating pain. Yeah, that white grandmother he threw under the bus in his “race speech” that the MSM swooned over (while the rest of us reached for a bucket).

      • getfitnow

        I actually have felt it was Obama that found just the right woman — not white or bi-racial–an authentic black woman that would give him “street creds.” Here was a family–middle class black family very well politically connected in Chicago–what’s there not to like?

        I remember an otherwise intelligent woman tell me she was glad he was married to a real black woman–not a Halle Barrie type. WTF?

      • TeakWoodKite

        “Barack claimed Kenyan citizenship”
        He actually claimed to be a citizen of Indonesia. He used his Indonesian passport.

  • CynthiaRuccia

    I am so sick of the hypocracies of this campaign. And by having the misfortune of living in Ohio these days, we are beyond inundated by the campaign everywhere we turn!!!! As a certified political junkie, if I’m sick of it, I can imagine how others are just totally turned off. Here’s something else to think about for a little break from it all:

    http://www.womenwintoo.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-end-of-men-and-post-traumatic-stress.html

    • Samuel McCracken

      You are not the only Buckeye to be turned off by all the political ads. It has only been this way since, what? June?

      • HObama HObamanana

        Make that a third nut (Buckeye) in the crowd. I stay away from the television so I don’t have to listen to the nonsense. Never mind that the phone rings constantly with pollsters wanting to know this or that or remind me how I should vote on Issue 2.

      • akaPatience

        Another Buckeye here.

    • DianaLC

      I’m in CO and I think what I’m getting is bad, but I do concede that what you are getting is probaly worse. My sympathies.

    • NoQuarterUSA

      Tell us about the ads. Which ones work best? If you can recall — but you must be dizzy from trying to watch all of them — how could you even remember which ad said what, and when it came out? So, no, don’t try … but I am sorry you have to put up with that.

      Move to Washington state — nobody runs ads here except for the governor’s race. Barack runs an occasional ad, for what reason I can’t fathom unless his fellow Dems — who are taking the heat for Obamacare — are forcing him to.

    • http://www.projectweavers.com/ Matthew J. Weaver

      The ads are great. Here in Virginia we are getting a lot, too. Consider that the ads Obama is running are probably doing more for the local economy than he’s done from the White House over the past 3-1/2 years.

      Besides, these are better than viagra, tampon, diet, and other ads.

      • CynthiaRuccia

        glad you have such a positive attitude about it Matthew—-you can have our ones in Ohio—I’m shipping them to you now….

  • akaPatience

    Romney needs to get his act together. The tape, edited as it was to make it sound as though he doesn’t give a hoot about the fate of 47% of voters when he was really saying he needed to tailor his campaign to reach the 5-10% in the middle, was a blow, no doubt about it. He was ahead in the Rasmussen poll — Obama had lost 6 points in a week and with the Libyan story stood to tank even faster. SO the Obama campaign played the tape card to staunch the bleeding and it worked.
    Anyone who’s ever had business dealings with Mormons (we have), knows what stubborn tight asses they can be. Romney needs to stop stinting and blow his wad NOW. I live in OH and O’s been matching his ad buys and has maybe even spent more. With early voting, it won’t be as effective to launch an 11th hour ad blitz. O was smart to hit hard early, just like Clinton always did. It works. Why haven’t conservative campaigners learned the lesson that in light of overwhelming media bias, they have to fight harder and smarter to win? There’s still time to recover but no time to waste.

    • NoQuarterUSA

      RIGHT ON! You hit it on the head. I am worried but I always do, however …

      And THIS IS SO TRUE: “Anyone who’s ever had business dealings with Mormons (we have), knows what stubborn tight asses they can be. …”

      Thank god his remarks in private probably will get him votes — about people on the dole, etc. — because voters are fed up with free-loaders, and rightfully so (and I have real stories about them too).

      BUT he hit me between the eyes … I worked hard for 42 years, Mitt. AND I PAID INCOME TAX EVERY SINGLE YEAR — AND Medicare and Social Security and workman’s comp (that I’ll never get but that’s cool even though some workers fake their disabilities — but social agencies are too understaffed to catch them — hello, Mitt? STAFF social agencies with inspectors so they can nab the freeloaders. But leave people like me alone … it’s been a miracle I still have a roof over my head and any food at all. Thank god when I get home I have food in the freezer — that I do not like — but it’s Meals on Wheels and it’ll do just fine.

      Then there are the Mormons who’ve gone astray … but I worked with one of them once. When I needed to reach him on his cell phone, he had it turned off … because he was screwing his pretty female clients. (Well, even the not-pretty ones. He was making up for those lost years, and how!) And he would start to tell me very personal things about his wife, and I’d shudder and change the subject … Just glad he got disbarred, but only for three years because only one woman came forward.

      ROMNEY, loosen up! Let ‘er rip on October 3. That’s the debate that apparently matters the most. And all the MSM are against you. People will have to listen very carefully because Obama WILL prepare for this event, so he can have those second four years. If only Valerie Jarrett were a suitable stand-in for Mitt Romney in those debate preps. God, I bet those debate preps are frustrating for those who’ve researched ALL the topics. The One knows what they do not: That knowledge does not matter, experience gets ignored, and that meaningless words are believed by so many people — EVEN top physicians I saw this week.

      This Obama mania is wide-spread. Except in Egypt and Libya, etc…. where they go TOO far for any of us. But maybe Obama can catch a clue? That ALL they understand is TOUGHNESS and STRENGTH? Let’s hope he lets the Joint Chiefs run those operations — moving Navy ships in, etc. (HELL, I wonder when he last spoke with ANYONE in the military, except to make a campaign speech in front of soldiers who YOU WILL NOT LET VOTE because you are afraid they’ll vote against you. You’re rght, Barack.

      • HObama HObamanana

        I don’t see what he said about the 47% as applying to you. You didn’t vote for Obama, you don’t support Obama and you aren’t one of the lazy ass idiots that thinks Obama should pay for you to live, breathe, eat and scratch your ass. Your circumstance is medical, it isn’t mental. But feel free to correct me if I am in error.

        Sure the Dems spin this to make it seem like Romney doesn’t care about the 47%. That isn’t what he said OR what he meant. He merely said that the freeloading Obamabucks assholes couldn’t care less about lowering taxes. Or anything else he says for that matter. They don’t want to work, they want government to take care of them, like a corporate wife. So why waste time reaching out to them during an election? It’s a waste of time and a waste of resources.

        Once an Obot always and Obot, until there is no longer any O to bot.

      • binky354

        The only thing about Romney’s video is the media hype. He didn’t say anything wrong and anyone with half a brain knew he wasn’t talking about those retired, on real disability, or those out of work through no fault of their own. Romney is a compassionate man as are nearly all the Conservatives I know. But, I’ve seen the slackers and the game players and they’re among us all. All Romney did was get his percentages wrong when he was speaking without a planned speech. I even know of people who get jobs and work until they meet the threshhold to be able to get the Earned Income Credit, then they quit that job and go on unemployment or back on welfare until the 1st of the year. These are the people who Romney was talking about and intelligent people should know that, and I think you do.

    • HObama HObamanana

      I wouldn’t advise Mitt to blow his wad now. Too soon. But much harder thrusts and a bit quicker pace would certainly make things more interesting.

      • binky354

        I would recommend that Romney put some of his money into the dog fight. I read today that contributions from small individual donors are dwindling. That shouldn’t be a surprise to them. I’ve donated all I could, and with cost of living going up so sharply, they can’t depend on the “common folks.” He’s got my vote, but I’m putting gas in my car so I can get to the doctor!

    • getfitnow

      I don’t trust any of these polls right now. Saw this comment;however, that may explain the swing in the RAS poll.
      **************************

      Rass is using a 3 day average, and the problem with three day
      averages is they are overly sensitive to outlier data. Simply put, if
      you’re replacing 1/3rd your sample every day, you increase chances that a
      single bad days worth of sampling tosses things askew.

      Seven day averages on the other hands, are resistant to outliers and
      sudden shifts, but are slower to show trends. Thus why it took so long
      for Gallop to show Obama’s bounce disappear.

      Honestly, if I were running my own tracking poll, I’d use a 5 day
      average, and I’d only poll during weekdays. Not only would that be a
      healthy middle ground between the two, but it’d help remove the noise
      typically associated with weekend polling.

      • akaPatience

        I don’t trust many polls either. But it’s not always possible to discern a particular poll’s methodology so since PEW divulged its criteria – albeit somewhat cryptically – I thought I’d take a look. The idea that PEW asked to speak to the youngest adult in the household was extremely suspect, since data in the poll revealed that young people aren’t nearly as engaged in the 2012 election as they were in 2008, plus the likelihood of them actually voting is much lower than older adults, and lower than they voted in 2008.
        That’s good to know about rolling averages — thanks! And I agree about polling during weekdays only. Many people (and most working people) are busy running around on weekends.

  • DianaLC

    Bronwyn,
    Take a breath. You deserve it after a very excellent rant that spoke exactly my thoughts.

    • NoQuarterUSA

      Kind of on a tear, wasn’t i? It was so thrilling to find those photos … I was more excited than when I was a kid on C’mas Eve. Well, I take that back …

      AND THANK you … a breath … reminds me… goes to grab portable oxygen tank. Yeah, really. Girls and boys, don’t smoke but if you do, do it like me, with gusto and very little …. I’ll be damned if I’l give the gov’t any more money … oh, what they did with those huge tobacco settlements. ANOTHER story!

      I have MISSED all of you this week! Been seeing lots of doctors … and I’m on fire about that too … someday, if anyone will have me, I’d like to testify before Congress. For another time, trust me … hugs and GLAD to be heading home today. Uh, not really …. just the cat litter box alone … oy!

  • elizabethrc

    The word that comes to my mind is “depraved”. If most of his supporters don’t get it by now, they never will.
    Democrat= destruction of the American system of Government.
    What in the world ever happened to the party I belonged to for so many decades? When did the American IQ and individual standards sink so low? When did nearly half of American become takes and not givers? Where is the sense of pride that’s propelled this country to create greatness? Most importance, when will the electorate stand up in disgust and anger to take back this country and boot the freeloaders aside?

    • HObama HObamanana

      I wish I could answer even one of those questions. I’ve lots of theories but nothing that really explains it all. Fortunately I don’t lament what I no longer hold onto (the Dim party). They can perish for what little I care.

    • binky354

      I think it might be too late for the electorate to wake up, elizabeth. Have you checked out the Ulstermann lately. New White House Insider interview today, well I read it today:
      http://theulstermanreport.com/2012/09/20/white-house-insider-barack-obama-the-butcher-of-benghazi/

  • Dbb3

    Over 2 days have passed since Mittapegate and you and Larry have yet to comment on it, instead farming out the task to poor dumb Matthew. The only takeaway from the above drivel is that Obama like Romney needs to fundraise from rich people. So what? 5 years you’ve been ranting, raving, bile spewing about Obama and for what? You’re going down again and you know it.

    • HARP2

      Dbb3…. You`ve been drinking out of the toilet again, haven`t you ?

      • shelldoll2

        LMAO!

    • shelldoll2

      How many times have you “gone down” with Obama? I’m just asking.

      • HObama HObamanana

        Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

      • TeakWoodKite

        All the people that have are dead or …Donald Young, Larry Sinclair, there are more ..just sayin.

    • DianaLC

      Oh, come on now! You sound like a teenager. The “tu quoque” defense has always been considered illogical.
      Let’s examine the reasoning. Both sides of the argument become angry because the other side’s guy is taking large sums of money for his compaign. They scream about it, because–afterall–the severely dangerous financial situation the country is in makes us all concerned how money is spent. One sides finally doesn’t know what to say, so yells “YOU DID, TOO!”
      Romney generally gets his money from rich people in business who want something from him—let’s see, maybe a vibrant economy in the U.S. again.
      Obama gets his money from rich celebrities or people who are trying to get something as he’s in power right now–or, in the case of the MSM, who support him in his lies—OOH! That dubbed film trailer is at fault.
      Business people, though, generally know how to generate money that will make jobs for others.
      Celebrities are only as good for generating money usually only for themselves. And business people who want something from those currently in power like the ones who’ve contributed to Obama want to waste our money on pie in the sky schemes like Solyndra.
      Yes, you can count the jobs the entertainment industry supports, but I’m going out on a limb here to suggest that manufacturing, retail, food industries support more people. And I am also going out on a limb here to suggest that since our economy is going south–and yes, it s and I do suggest for you mathematically challenged obots that you try your hardest to actually read the financial analysis that is often provided for you here—these types of industries and jobs will be the ones that are NEEDED by the largest number of people. I know that I’ve cut back on entertainment expenses. I no longer purchase music, DVDs, or go to the theaters–well except for recently catching the excellen 2016. But I still have to shop for groceries, household items for cleaning, medicine, and so on for services such as the roofing materials I need for a hail damaged roof.
      Jay-Z and Beyonce are going to be going the way of Conway Twitty (a name I bet you don’t know) and all those excellent entertainers of my day.
      The number of people employed by Jay-Z’s 40/40 Club does not compare to the number employed by Romney’s contributors. His club will eventually go the way of the some of those other famous places wherein the glitterati of the past wasted their indulgent lives and ruined their health.
      So you see, it’s not the same afterall. Yes, they both take money from rich people.
      Romney has worked hard his entire life–often refusing pay for public sector jobs–his pay as governor and his pay for the Olympics–while builiding companies that DID indeed employ more people than they had to lay off.
      Obama has never really been employed by any organization for very much, has hit the big time now with this gig as POTUS, a position that has him on easy street for the rest of his life, has never created a job really–except for his caddy and all his czars–has wasted lots of MY money that I paid in taxes to companies that have gone bankrupt or that send it overseas and has put my descendants into terrible debt.
      When the crisis in the Middle East breaks, he visits the effete elite (yes, I’m knowingly stealing that term from a scoundrel, and a corrupt Republican; but the term is a great term and means what it means), the people today who are equal to the Victorian dandies of that period–people who were totally useless really to society. While Romney makes a comment about the situation that MANY people were making by writing calling, etc., to their representatives in government, and he somehow is the bad guy. But crickets from Obama except for some prepared words (by someone else) days later.
      There—don’t go off now and whine to your friend (or maybe alter ego lola) that no one really argues issues with you.

    • NoQuarterUSA

      We did. Several times. Set down the KoolAid and buy some glasses. ACTUALLY, Matthew Weaver did – and how!

      • NoQuarterUSA

        OH DAMN — This is Bronwyn – i forgot to change my outfit. Give me a second.

        • TeakWoodKite

          Is there a phone booth involved? (TGIF) :)

    • HObama HObamanana

      And why haven’t you been discussing Consulategate? 4 dead Americans too few to cause you to have some concern? Obama backed Al Qaeda linked terrorist responsible for killing them not enough to bother you? Or does that damned YouTube video and some Muslim’s hurt feelings trump your patriotism?

    • binky354

      I highly recommend that you go read “The Obama That You Don’t Know” then get back to us.
      http://washingtonexaminer.com/obama

  • HObama HObamanana

    Is it really any wonder why Obama found it appropriate to jet off to Las Vegas immediately after our Consulate in Libya was torched to the ground and four proud Americans were murdered? Look at the flag he is promoting. The Stars and the Stripes for which brave men and women fight and die to protect has been replaced with The Star and those stripes. A Star in his own mind and that of his loyal supplicants. This is no accident, no oversight and it’s sure as hell not spontaneous. This is a deliberate, in your face, arrogant as a person can be revelation that Obama doesn’t even care if everyone knows he is all about himself, and only himself.

    • HARP2

      If people think Broadway Barack is arrogant and aloof now, just give him another term and watch.

      • HObama HObamanana

        No thanks, I think I’ll pass.