I was just looking over his record and one salient fact keeps repeating itself. Every time there is a crisis, he goes to a fundraising event.
Last Thursday morning, President Obama was off to a party fundraiser in New York. This week, he’s flying to the west coast for another fundraiser with the Hollywood beautiful people. When Obama was in Denver week before last, he attended no less than four cash-gathering events in the space of 24 hours.
We have a commercial airliner shot down by Russian equipped and trained separatists, ISIS threatening to topple the Iraq government, a major ground offensive in the Gaza strip, a humanitarian crisis on our southern border, Iran getting ever closer to having nuclear weapons and delivery systems, mass murdering and kidnapping of Christians in Nigeria by Al-Qaeda affiliates with more about to be massacred in Mosul -and the leader of the free world is off fund raising for the Democratic Party.
In his first term, Obama attended more fundraising events than any other president in history. From 2008 to 2012 Obama went to 321 events, compared to just 80 for Ronald Reagan. He’s done 72 events in his second term – 34 this year alone. So far, he’s ahead of the pace of George W. Bush, who had been to 30 events at this point in 2006. In his two presidential terms combined, Bush hosted 318 fundraisers. Obama has already smashed that number with 393 events to date and he still has the better part of 2 years to go (God help us).
Now, I certainly understand the importance of raising money, but this President seems to feel that part of his job is more important than protecting and leading the country. The morning after the attack on our consulate in Benghazi he was off to a fund raiser. When Mosul fell to ISIS forces in Iraq –he was off to a fundraiser. The day the Airliner in the Ukraine was shot down, and the Israelis started a major ground offensive in Gaza –he went off fundraising.
He skips his National Security Briefings –but never misses a golf date. He’s quick to comment about a police officer arresting a black man in his own house and about the Trevon-Martin Case, but he’s almost silent about Russian Separatists shooting down a commercial Airliner killing 298 people, including an American. He spends millions and millions of our tax dollars on vacations for himself and his family –then tells us that we need to cut defense spending and supports putting a cap on military pay increases for next year at 1% because there just isn’t enough money to go around.
Hey, I have an idea. In the next election, let’s make him Fundraiser–in-Chief of the United States and let him raise money for the Treasury. Then let’s find a person to be President that actually wants to lead the country….
Today’s way to annoy people: Ask the waitress for an extra seat for your ‘imaginary’ friend.
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