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Obama’s Sushi Roundtable

The battler-in-chief for the middle class decided Tuesday to hold a DNC fundraiser at an expensive sushi restaurant in downtown Milwaukee. Because, I guess when you’re golfing every week, you long ago stopped caring about appearances.

At least, I assume it’s expensive. The menu on the website for the restaurant, Umami Moto, doesn’t list prices, which is always a bad sign for anyone on a budget.

Anyway, the “DNC donor roundtable” – I gather that means Obama was forced to sit around the table with lefty fat cats and listen to their bullshit – cost participants at least $16,200 apiece. I mean, that’s expensive, even for sushi, right?

And Yelp only gives the place four of five stars.

And here’s the chef.

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Look, let’s be honest here – a white guy? No offense to white people, but if I’m going to pay $16,200 for sushi, I at least want to feel like the guy cutting the fish was whelped and raised by traditional sushi masters.

Gwyneth Paltrow Flirts With Obama

Gwyneth Paltrow, recently separated from her husband, thinks President Obama is irresistible.

“You’re so handsome that I can’t speak properly,” she cooed to the commander in chief last night during a DNC fundraiser at her home in the Brentwood section of Los Angeles. Obama was careful not to sound too excited:

“I want to thank Gwyneth and Apple and Moses for letting us crash your house,” he said.

Apple and Moses are the names she gave her children.

“I am one of your biggest fans, if not the biggest,” she purred during her remarks.

Hi handsome
Hi handsome

She showed both the love and money. According to the DNC, there were to be 200 supporters at a reception and 50 at a dinner, with tickets for the reception starting at $1,000 and for the dinner at $15,000.

Gwyneth demanded more power for Obama.

“It would be wonderful if we were able to give this man all of the power that he needs to pass the things that he needs to pass,” she said. At least she’s talking about turning Congress blue, though I’m sure she’s down with Obama’s penchant for ruling by fiat too.

Paltrow cited sustainable energy efforts as well as Obama’s push for equal pay, which she called, “Very important to me as a working mother.”

Just your average working mom, trying to get some time for Apple and Moses, and maybe a little extra money to pay the house staff.

Obama Fundraising Blitz to Include Four Events Today

Desperate to achieve a fully Democratic Congress for his final two years in office, President Obama today will hold four fundraisers as part of a massive West Coast swing designed to add several million dollars to Democratic coffers.

Today’s money events – two in San Francisco and two in Beverly Hills – come on top of two fundraisers Obama held Sunday in the Seattle area and at least one he will stage Tuesday in Los Angeles.

Most of the events are fat-cat fundraisers held for small groups of wealthy donors at private residences. They include one fundraiser for House Democrats, two jointly to fund the efforts of House and Senate Democrats, and four for the DNC. Much of the money will be poured into 2014 races around the country.

What’s more, Obama will reward megafundraiser Jeffery Katzenberg with a visit to his DreamWorks Animation for what the White House is billing as an official “event on the economy.” The appearance, along with an event on immigration today in San Francisco, ensures taxpayers pick up part of the tab for the political trip.

Obama Sunday night raised up to about $1 million during a fundraiser at the residence of Tom Campion, founder of Zumiez, and then between $1 and $2 million at Sunday’s second fundraiser at the home of former Microsoft President Jon Shirley.

Obama Warns GOP: “A Price to Pay” for Defying “the American People”

President Obama warned Republicans Friday that there will be “a price to pay” for defying the will of the American people, which apparently, He Himself embodies. Obama’s l’état, c’est moi moment occurred during a Miami fundraiser for House Democrats, whom he is desperate to install as the majority in the House so he can revive his agenda, which… Continue Reading

Obama: Republicans Should Have Cooperated After Tragedies

President Obama Wednesday suggested Republicans had reacted inappropriately to the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School and the Boston bombings, asserting during a Boston fundraiser for congressional Democrats that his opponents should have displayed a “new spirit” of cooperation. This has been a challenging year since my reelection . . . We would have hoped that… Continue Reading

Top Fundraisers Getting Personal Access to Obama

President Obama has been granting highly personal access to major fundraisers, using golf – which in the past has been almost exclusively a recreational pursuit – to provide his money men with hours of presidential face time. Obama’s self-created political persona is that of a man above traditional politics seeking to eradicate the influence of… Continue Reading

Obama Raised About $800K From Fat Cats Thursday

President Obama Thursday evening was at Washington’s Jefferson Hotel chairing a cozy gathering of about two dozen really rich Democrats who paid $32,400 apiece for this special moment. Proceeds go to the Democratic National Committee and thus the Campaign to Make Congress Democratic in 2014 and Allow Obama to Rule by Fiat. At least, more… Continue Reading

Obama: “All I Care About Right Now is Governing”

Speaking at his 18th fundraiser of the year, President Obama Wednesday evening declared without apparent irony that governing the nation is his sole priority. “Now, I’ve run my last campaign — and Michelle is very happy about that,” Obama said to laughter from well-heeled donors who had assembled at the Miami Beach residence of philanthropist… Continue Reading

Chinese Dictator to Help Defray Costs of Obama Political Travel

Gee, thanks Xi. (It’s pronounced ZHEE, like in the J in Jacques Cousteau.). President Obama will travel late next week to San Jose, California, and Los Angeles for Democratic fundraisers. Yes, it’s true, he’s already doing two fundraisers twice a week, and the midterm elections are a good 18 months away. It’s good there aren’t… Continue Reading

Campaigning Again: Obama Starts Fundraising

The 2012 election is barely over, but President Obama is already hitting the campaign trail again, heading out to four California fundraisers Wednesday and Thursday to begin raising money to help Democrats keep the Senate and seize the House. The way-early fundraising blitz suggests Obama is far more focused than the White House is admitting… Continue Reading

Shock: Republicans Blame President for Economy

Can you imagine? Blaming the president for the state of the nation. How low can the Republicans go? Reporting from Sarah Jessica Parker’s house in New York City, where President Obama is raising $2 million, the press pool reporter conveys a new presidential. News: Obama used a new reference to Republican attacks, saying they’d spend… Continue Reading