Really bad optics UPDATED – HOAX

Obama Campaign Celebrates Independence Day … with Fundraiser in Paris

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.

Teh Klown


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69 Responses to Really bad optics UPDATED – HOAX

  1. myiq2xu says:

    This is kinda like saluting the flag or wearing a flag pin. The coastal progressive elites may think it’s stupid but a lot of people think it matters.

  2. lyn5 says:

    Obama plans to hump the Statue of Liberty replica for money. Nothing to see here.

  3. angienc says:

    Oh, don’t you know the new Obot talking point on this?

    You idiot r*cists there wouldn’t even be an America if it weren’t for France. Learn some history

    Seriously, this is what they are saying (I exaggerated on the “idiot r*cist part, but the rest is verbatim of comments I’ve seen).

    So the fault, dear myiq, is not in dear leader, but ourselves.

    To make the optics even better, after Paris, Clooney will also be hosting a fundraiser for him in Geneva:

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/george-clooney-obama-fundraiser-gevena-343580

    As I’ve said — I guess there is a lot of US citizens living abroad (wink, wink).

    Just FYI — seems OFA has “evolved” from their statement yesterday then they raised *more* than Romney via internet donations after the ObamacareTAX ruling:

  4. carol haka says:

    I don’t have a problem with it as long as we are assured they will check his passport before letting him back into American airspace! 🙂

  5. DeniseVB says:

    “Does he want to lose?”

    Sure sounds that way. These kind of optics can swing a few independents Romney’s way.

    • cj says:

      I don’t know Denise, you’d think something like this would hurt him, but the fact that this horrible, horrible man has been proven to be the biggest, most successful serial liar of modern times has produced nothing but a big yawn in the general public, makes me think he might get away with it.

      I’m still baffled by it, I really am. Why doesn’t anyone care that they’ve been sucker-punched by a pro, and that absolutely nothing they thought they knew about this person is real?

      • cj says:

        (sorry for the mangled English…should’ve read it before I hit reply)

        • DeniseVB says:

          Mangled English is the only language I understand 😉

          You’re right, he either doesn’t care (he’s set for life anyhow) or he knows he’ll be re-elected. They must have some BIG October surprise planned. Scary sh*t.

      • jeffhas says:

        Guilt over racism.

      • Lola-at-Large says:

        Let me be clear: Because he punches above his weight. 😀 Stringing together Obama’s cliches has got to be the greatest game every created. Better than poetry magnets.

        • cj says:

          My autobiography…just words? That’s stretching it. Look it up in the Merriam Webster dictionary. I’ve got a notion the folks know all that stuff & don’t care. BFD, that’s what they do, they try to bamboozle you, hoodwink you. Can we ignore the embarrassment? Yes we can!

  6. Oswald says:

    I wonder if Roman Polanski will be there?

  7. angienc says:

    That also may be the only place Obama can still find cheering throngs.

    I don’t know about that. Merkel’s spokesperson said (publicly) in response to Obama’s advice about the EU that he should “take care of the economic problems in his own country.”
    Even the Europeans see through him now.

  8. Oswald says:

    Think Progress goes nutpicking:

    Former Town Councilor Mike Malzone, the founder of the Merrimack Tea Party, said Thursday in a Facebook post reacting to the Supreme Court ruling on health care, “I hope the (5 supremes) get colon cancer.”

    Raise your hand if you ever heard of Merrimack, NH before.

    http://thinkprogress.org/health/2012/06/30/509256/local-tea-party-leader-i-hope-the-supreme-court-justices-get-colon-cancer/

    • angienc says:

      I’ve seen worse on ThinkProgress about conservatives — heck, there was worse about the justices the *day before* the decision. But of course, that doesn’t count. And it also doesn’t excuse these right wing nuts. As I said yesterday — the day after the decision the right wing nuts sound just like the left wing nuts did the day before the decision. They are 2 sides of the same intolerant, narrow-minded, vulgar, authoritarian coin.

      • angienc says:

        Although, in fairness (and it must be said) from what I’ve seen on Twitter, the mainstream right, while they may tolerate the right-wing nuts more than I think they should, they do *not* encourage this kind of shit the way the Obamacrats encourage the left-wing nuts.

    • elliesmom says:

      Aww, come on. Merrimack, NH is the home of Budweiser.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Could be a reference to colonoscopies not being covered under Obamacare unless you’ve been sh*tting blood for a few weeks?

  9. foxyladi14 says:

    To be honest I am happy this American hating pos is out of our country on our special day. 🙄

  10. Oswald says:

    • angienc says:

      This is exactly the shit I’m talking about yesterday — they always *could!* We are the only ones stopping that from happening and we always have been. We could vote & turn this country into a communist country — yes, we could do that. That is how it fucking works! That is why when asked what they gave us today, Benjamin Franklin said “A Republic, if you can keep it.” Franklin knew it was up to us, why is such a big fucking surprise now that we have to do something to keep it?

      • yttik says:

        I know! I’m getting annoyed with all the people who seem to have suddenly discovered that congress can tax.

        • Lulu says:

          I am so glad they are learning about the legislative process that they missed in freshman government at Yale. The rest of us had to learn it to graduate Clodhopper State U.

        • Lulu- ROFL! I must really be a dinosaur- cuz we started learning that stuff in first grade- something a little more advanced every year- right up to High School and the required Civics, World History and American History classes

        • foxyladi14 says:

          well educated idjits, 😆

  11. HELENK says:

    I was thinking about how Clooney is busting his a$$ for backtrack. Maybe he should remember some Hollywood history. Read about JFK and Frank Sinatra. Sinatra did the same as Clooney and JFK kicked him under the bus

  12. Welll, on the one hand – he at least won’t be anywhere near me on my birthday.
    On the other hand- I know corporations are peeples now- but did the rules about foreign donations get changed after the Gaza phone bank?
    And chances are the MSM will give his Independence Day foreign holiday as much play as they did the GA phone bank.

  13. Lulu says:

    Good. Let Obama screw up their traffic in Paris on a business week day. I’m sure the Parisians will love it and think it is just dandy. Maybe that monster limo will get stuck in traffic or in one of the traffic circles.

  14. Lulu says:

    I knew it was coming. Only the “correct” people should be allowed to vote wherever they may be. Of course the correct people decide who is correct because of their superior intellect, experience, money and correctness. They really are authoritarians.
    http://www.cnbc.com/id/48001411

    • cj says:

      10 to 1 the genius who said that voted for the lightbringer. I think it’s time for these self-identified creative “intellectuals” to shut the fuck up for awhile.

      • angienc says:

        Yeah, that’s pretty much a given.

        “Some people are not ready for democracy.”

        Good thing we’ve got a republic then.

    • Lola-at-Large says:

      Saw that last night and almost shared it, but I have been posting way too much as it is. Glad someone else brought to our attention. They talk about literacy tests for voting, yet we’re somehow the racists.

    • angienc says:

      From the comments — I kind of like the more votes as you get older part, meddling kids always messing it up for the rest of us:

      walstir | Jun 30, 2012 02:34 AM ET
      One vote when you reach 18; an additional vote when you reach 28; and a third vote when you reach 38. An extra vote when you graduate from High School and another when you graduate from University. Another extra vote when you pay the median amount of taxes; another when you pay twice the median amount of taxes and so on up to a maximum of 10 total votes for any reason. Voila, a better educated and more mature electorate with an improved understanding of finance.

  15. yttik says:

    This is off topic, but talking about bad optics!

    Homeland Security gives UC-Berkeley an ‘armored counterattack truck’

    http://washingtonexaminer.com/homeland-security-gives-uc-berkeley-an-armored-counterattack-truck/article/2501042?custom_click=rss

  16. DeniseVB says:

    I just Breitbarted Breitbart’s Tip Line …. seems to be a conflict in Teh Won’s schedule via the Chicago Sun Times’ Lynn Sweet:

    http://blogs.suntimes.com/sweet/2012/06/president_obama_official_sched_940.html

    He’s at the White House for a July 4th picnic and fireworks.

    Gotta keep the New Media on their toes too 😉

    • angienc says:

      Ha! At the end of the Hollywood Reporter article (I linked to it up thread re: Clooney fundraiser for Obama in Geneva) it has info about a reception being held in Paris to raise money for Obama on July 4th — but a careful reading shows that Obama isn’t going to actually be there, it is just the ex-pats in Paris celebrating July 4th with an “Americans Abroad for Obama” fundraiser. The author of the Breitbart article must have misread the Hollywood Reporter article. In fact, the Geneva event (in August as part of what is described as a “summer fundraising tour across the Atlantic in pursuit of Euro-cash”) only confirms Clooney’s appearance, not Obama’s.

      • angienc says:

        And on second reading of the Breitbart article, it doesn’t represent that Obama himself will actually be in Paris either. So you Breitbarted *us* we’re the ones who read it as Obama being in France (and at any of these Euro fundraisers).

  17. HELENK says:

    today at the mall two democratic workers wanted me to register to vote. I told them that I had left the democratic party in 2008 and they could not pay me to come back

    DOES THAT MAKE ME A BAD PERSON???????

  18. r u reddy says:

    What is so “European style” about B O Romneycare?

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