Apparently tiring of US soil as a source of campaign dollars, the Obama campaign is headed overseas — with its celebrity friends in tow. The European Obama campaign starts next week in Paris on July 4 with a reception organized by various fundraising heavy-hitters. Independence Day fundraisers in Paris – now that’s a flag-waving campaign.
The Obama campaign will host events in Geneva, Switzerland in August as part of their “European outreach effort.” George Clooney will headline a fundraiser there, with 150 tickets going for $20,000 per piece. There’s even more to the bargain: if you go as a couple, the second ticket is half-off!
With the Obama campaign’s increasingly desperate campaign emails begging for cash from the American people, perhaps the campaign thinks they’ll find more fertile soil outside the country. Especially in the aftermath of the Supreme Court ruling that upholds Obama’s European-style healthcare plan, Obama’s hoping to cash in on like-minded folks abroad. Americans don’t believe that Obamacare is a triumph; they see it as a massive net negative, sucking our coffers dry and handing us long-term rationing in return. Europeans, however, know nothing else. The entitlements have already kicked in. What better place to ask for campaign cash?
That also may be the only place Obama can still find cheering throngs.
WTF are they thinking? Isn’t there anyone in the White House willing to say “I think that would be a mistake?”
The Fourth of July is the most patriotic holiday of the year, and Obama is gonna spend it in France? I’m not knocking the frogs, and I’m sure that most of them are nice people, but they aren’t Americans.
Does Obama want to lose?
This is the kind of thing that bypasses the higher brain and goes right for the emotions, and not in a good way. It just feels unamerican. It would look bad enough anytime, but on Independence Day?
But what do I know, I’m just a bitter blogger.
UPDATED: This story is a hoax. I apologize to anyone who was misled.