Tom and Daisy Obama

“Oh, look Barack – little people”


Obama jets in to New York on Air Force One for evening of star-studded fundraisers… but a short trip to the World Trade Center means taxpayers must pick up the check

Tonight is set to be a busy night for Barack Obama, as he speaks at not one but two A-list fundraising events in Manhattan.

However, the President’s re-election campaign will not have to pay the full cost of his jaunt to the Big Apple, as he is combining the trip with an official event which will be charged to the taxpayer.

Before the fundraisers, one at Sarah Jessica Parker’s house and one at the five-star Plaza Hotel, Mr Obama scheduled a visit to the World Trade Center site.

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The World Trade Center, which Mr Obama has visited several times before, is a major building project and recipient of generous federal aid, as well as an iconic national memorial.

It is unclear what prompted the President to return to the site on this occasion.

Some New Yorkers reacted with anger at the prospect of footing the bill for Mr Obama’s fundraising visit to the city.

Lauren Greenwood, a 28-year-old who works in medical sales, said that while she had no objection to the President attending campaign events, ‘it shouldn’t be on New York taxpayers’ dollars to support him having parties.’

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Much of downtown Manhattan was temporarily sealed off for the duration of Mr Obama’s visit, and the street in the West Village neighbourhood where Ms Parker’s house is situated was closed to pedestrians.

Some pedestrians bemoaned the disruption caused to the New York streets by the presidential motorcade – Mary Grach told ABC that Mr Obama’s visit was ‘really inconveniencing a lot of commuters’.

She added: ‘There has to be a better way to go about it rather than putting out how many thousands of riders out of commission, and having to find another way home.’


I have never in my life seen two people who reek of entitlement and privilege as much as Barack and Michelle Obama do. The money part is bad enough, but if they weren’t there for a fundraiser we would be picking up the tab for the whole trip.

Barack and Michelle not only don’t mind inconveniencing people, I really think they enjoy it. They visit Manhattan during rush hour on a work day. They drop by Broadway on a Saturday night. Busy streets are blocked off for hours, disrupting travel for thousands of people.

In Washington DC they can go from the White House to the airport or to Camp David without disturbing traffic. At the White House and Camp David they have some of the finest chefs on staff, ready to prepare gourmet meals in an instant. They can send aides to any store or restaurant to pick up anything they desire. They have their very own movie theater with the newest movies on demand. They host luxurious parties and concerts.

They complain that they feel trapped and bored.

The presidency isn’t like anything else in the world. A POTUS and his/her family can’t live like the rest of us. But that doesn’t entitle them to be inconsiderate of us little people.


They were careless people, Tom and Daisy—they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness, or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made.

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63 Responses to Tom and Daisy Obama

  1. Oswald says:

    They jacked up LA traffic on their last visit too.

  2. freespirit says:

    This is a spot on article. The manner in which any leader (in Obama’s case, alleged leader) treats those with less power has always been a measure of his/her character. It accurately reflects values and principles, or lack thereof, in Obama’s case.

    • leslie says:

      Not only is the article spot on, your photo, subtitle and title of this post. . . perfect.

      • leslie says:

        I can even hear Meeeeecheelle saying it in Carrie Bradshaw’s whiny voice. Can’t you?

  3. WMCB says:

    I read today that Obama has had more fundraisers so far than the previous 4 presidents combined. And most of it largely on the taxpayers dime. He loves the perks of office.

    I knew all I needed to know about Obama in this regard when, back in 2008, he said his most favorite TV show in the world was Entourage.

    Really? Entourage? Really?

  4. Lizzy says:

    As a NYC resident I would like to have my city declared a “President free” zone. He comes here often and to add insult to the injury he may go to three different places so that multiple streets and subways are all closed; even pedestrian traffic is restricted. His vists are as disruptive as the opening sessions of the U.N. Perhaps one visit per term could be allowed.

    • DeniseVB says:

      As a frequent visitor to my favorite city, I got caught up in one of their date nights, the theater was next door to my hotel. Half of Times Square was in lockdown, on my street block, all businesses had to be locked for the entire time they were in the theater. I thought that must’ve hurt those bars and shops on a Saturday Night !

      Of course, they had to have their date dinner downtown, which meant their entire route was closed to traffic for most of the day. Barricades were going up that morning. Lots and Lots of overtime for city employees.

      Not to mention Air Force One arrival and departure screws up air traffic at all the main NYC airports. I’ve heard up to 3 hour delays.

  5. HELENK says:

    these two remind me of a saying that a nun used to use when hollering at us kids

    Do you expect me to tolerate such arrogance, ignorance and ,insolence from such a ridiculous specimen of humanity.

    they really do expect us to tolerate their bad behavior

  6. myiq2xu says:

    People who design “a line of Obama-themed clothes and accessories” to raise money for a President who has overseen the a 40% decline in middle class income are – hmmm, let me see if I can put this delicately – the plantar warts on the feet of society.

    http://johnwsmart.net/2012/06/14/the-plantar-warts-on-the-feet-of-society/#comment-29022

  7. WMCB says:

    Speaking of Tom and Daisy, Ace has a piece up on the Sally Quinn dinner party pearl clutching that is flat hilarious in the comments.

  8. DandyTiger says:

    Obama really, really sucks. And he eats dogs.

  9. driguana says:

    not only is is ethically questionable….it’s downright sleazy….
    who let the dogs out…..

  10. driguana says:

    I find this so personally disturbing….we rant against some 1%ers who own and operate business but we laud others….especially those who “act” at being things they aren’t and glorify wealth and luxury and opulence (American ingenuity???)….I simply scratch my head in bewilderment sometimes….having grown up in the movie and music biz, I understand the wonderment and possibility of entertainment, but I am weary of our lack of true leadership…..I wonder where the wander went…to some, it’s all just one big party…maybe that’s the new third party…

  11. cj says:

    Tom and Daisy Obama

    Perfect

  12. cj says:

    At the World Trade Center

    There’s no speech,” President Obama said to a group of about 50 ironworkers, and at least as many journalists, gathered for the occasion. He called the building the workers have built so far “an incredible structure,” as he thanked them. “This is what the American spirit is all about,” the president said.

    That was the extent of the comments the public was to hear during President Obama’s New York visit. Everything else he had to say here was shared with people who had made five-figure donations to his campaign.

    http://www.wpix.com/news/wpix-obama-trip-raises-costs-money,0,3288707.story

  13. votermom says:

    I think the inconvenience thing is on purpose – they will not be ignored. Like kids who throw a tantrum to get attention.

    • kanaughty says:

      “ar·bi·ter noun \ˈär-bə-tər\

      Definition of ARBITER

      1
      : a person with power to decide a dispute : judge
      2
      : a person or agency whose judgment or opinion is considered authoritative ”

      so basically, celebrities get to decide the final judgement on all decisions in the united states? that is a crock of you know what. i guess with his word choice and to whom he is speaking it gets at the truth that ob wants to be the celebrity in chief, or he thinks that celebrities are so important as to decide everything for everyone. i don’t get his statement here at all, but of course coming from him trying to use big words, it does make sense that he doesn’t know what the hell he is talking about actually.

  14. DeniseVB says:

    Well, after all that hard workin’ yesterday, they’re giving him a light schedule today:

    Noon || Lunch with winners of campaign raffle
    5:10 pm || Hosts reception honoring Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month
    6:00 pm || Departs White House
    7:00 pm CT || Arrives Chicago

    ValJar’s daughter getting married tommorrow. I know Michelle is scheduled to give a commencement speech ….. in OREGON on Sunday. Kids are out of school, so wonder if that means some vacay time on the West Coast? At least we paid to get her out there 😀

  15. leslie says:

    And after all the inconvenience in LA and NYC, they will jet into Chicago to disrupt Father’s Day for all us little poeple who might like to enjoy the beauty of this city and the wonderful sights and sounds she affords us. How any of us “little people” can vote BHO completely perplexes me.

    (written before reading any comments)

  16. votermom says:

    However, the President’s re-election campaign will not have to pay the full cost of his jaunt to the Big Apple, as he is combining the trip with an official event which will be charged to the taxpayer.

    If any self-employed person tried to do this kind of “business expense deduction” the IRS would be on him like a ton of bricks.

  17. trist says:

    Guess I may as well add my disrupted day by “the one” though I’m preferring “the once” now more! ^_^
    Feel free to watch the whole video though it actually starts at the 2:38 mark

    • gram cracker says:

      Thanks for sharing your rant. Looks like you are a good sport and had a good time in spite of “the once”. Enjoyed seeing Disney World… haven’t been there in a loooooong time, but want to take the gramkids there next year.

    • votermom says:

      LOLing at your “warning”.

      And also at this:

      Wonder if any of them were THOSE Secret Service

      So great – thanks for sharing!

    • kanaughty says:

      your video is AWESOME! i love how you said this is a historic visit!!! you are so funny, i love it, thanks for sharing. it totally sucks, but this would be the same attitude i would have and i would video it too to show the ridiculousness of it all. i love your cast member thing too!!! anyway, thank you so much for sharing, great job!

    • HELENK says:

      thank you for sharing this.
      can you imagine the families with kids that wanted to go on certain rides that could not do so.

      You are a very good sport about the whole thing

    • Hilarious — you have two generation of rants :D. Way to go trist & mom! Isn’t the Tower of Terror where you are locked in a tower, shackled to the wall and forced to listen to Obama’s speeches for hours? mwahahaha

    • Karma says:

      LOL…I’ve never seen so many suits at Disney before. And what a way for Obama to ruin the build up to the rest of the park. That Main St stroll is there for a reason.

      Congrats on taking that trip as well. i remember it being a reward for lots of success when you were graciously offering encouragement to someone else.

      Weird that he was there….of all days….. 😉

  18. leslie says:

    miq, you should repost this every week until election day. It is that apt.

  19. HELENK says:

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/obama-treats-military-vets-to-lunch-then-leaves-without-paying-the-bill/

    talks more about barbers then military on Flag Day the skips out on the bill

  20. sophie says:

    Upon arriving at the WTC to a lackluster welcome, Obie said “no speech” and the gathered crowd finally applauded.

    In the pic atop the WTC, can’t you just hear O telling Mo ‘stick with me and one day this will all be ours’ ?
    I didn’t know you could see Sing Sing from there.

  21. cj says:

    Dammit, apparently Obama had a hissy fit over reporter from the Daily Caller who interrupted him, and nobody’s covering it on cable news.

    WhiteHousePressCorps‏@whpresscorps

    RT @politicalmath: Obama’s press conferences are getting exponentially awful. I couldn’t look away.

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