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While Cairo Burns, Obama Parties

The Washington A-List was out in force Saturday night at the farewell party for senior adviser David Axelrod, with a roster of guests featuring Cabinet secretaries, big shot journos and – President Obama.

As revolution threatened to sweep Egypt and possibly other allies – with the horrifying prospect of Islamism replacing reliable friends – the president was on view partying with the IN crowd.

The skepticism beyond the Beltway about whether Washington is just one big Love-In certainly gets fed by the sight – as conveyed by the press pool report – of reporters like ABC’s Jake Tapper, NBC’s Chuck Todd, National Journal’s Major Garrett, and John Harwood of CNBC and the New York Times emerging from a bash with the president that was held to toast his chief political fixer and leading spinmeister.

I understand why reporters would do this – other than the admittedly pathetic notion that, gosh, it’s fun to party with the president of the United States! It is pretty good for building sources and getting inside dope. But man, it ain’t easy smacking the White House with tough stories all the time if you’re getting invited to their exclusive parties, now is it?

Also on hand were Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, Education Secretary Arne Duncan, and Energy Secretary Steven Chu. The party was at the Washington residence of Linda Douglass, the former hard-hitting ABC reporter who dropped out of journalism to spin the health care bill out of the White House. She’s now a VP at Atlantic Media.

So we have an official with a journalism outfit – Atlantic Media – HOSTING a party for the president and his consigliere.

Mrs. Obama stayed home. Good for her. Maybe she was monitoring the situation in Egypt.

177 thoughts on “While Cairo Burns, Obama Parties”

  1. Journalist are not one-sided hacks like you. A true journalist provides conrext. Judging from the audience you have providing comment you fon’t have to concern yourself with such trivial professional requirements.

    1. the audience he has at least can spell !! ( fon’t?) And there are no true professional journalists anymore, they are all biased left wingers like you!

  2. Shall we call obama,Nero, who fiddled while Rome burned? He is a POOR excuse for a president, and does not seem to understand that he is SUSPOSED to lead the United States, instead of party, party, party, he is losing the respect and honor that the President of the United States used to have, he is a disgrace to the American People, especially when people are losing their lives.

  3. those vermin pig powertripping EVIL SCUM democrats must be removed from power, removed from public life, removed from the USA. REMOVED.

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  5. I was in Journalism school in the 1980’s. We were warned not to take a meal or a drink from a source. It would make the public question our loyalties. HEY J SCHOOLS, remember that? I paid an awful lot of money for that education. Took me 10 years to pay it off. I WANT MY MONEY BACK!!!!!!!! You have destroyed journalism by churning out these people you call journalists. HANG YOUR HEAD IN SHAME!!!!!

  6. why don’t they call them what they are…. instead of spinmiesters….. they are just the hired ….LAIRS….. and what they do is lied to us for the administration…. case in point…. every day this falsie is in office.

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  10. You people who voted for Barry should be ASHAMED of yourselves…SHAME, SHAME, SHAME…imagine, a President of the United States partying it up while a true crisis in the Middle East unfolds before his very eyes but he’s too busy with his basketball, his parties, his WHATEVER to do anything about it. He’s dumped this off on Hillary and good old Joe “hoof in mouth” Bidum, the dumbest man to ever hold the position of Vice President of the United States as if those two dimwits have a clue about what to do. When the Islamic fundamentalists take over Egypt the people of Egypt will remember that the United States abandoned them and we will forever have a new enemy.

  11. Surprise surprise surprise – – the “affirmative action” prez being “affirmed” by the reporters (journalists?) who put him in office because the people were & still are too stupid to read any of obama’s books or listen to any thing he says…Books and speeches that detail his plan to change America that gave him and his kind a free ride to college and the American dream. I hope and pray they will demand more from their nominee in 2012 –one thing I know for sure, I will NEVER VOTE DEMOCRAT – the party’s been taken over by marxist / communist / thugs as well as idiots. Obama fits every one of them, a marxist , communist, thug and idiot..

      1. Let me add that the Sphinx was defaced by muslim invasion of Egypt, it represented an “idol” so they completely obliterated the faces of the sphinx..(.just a bit of trivia there.) Egypt was once a Christian nation.., now 90% muslim.

  12. Call them what they are: PROPAGANDISTS.

    Stop referring to these ‘ministry of propaganda’ employees as ‘reporters’ and ‘journalists’… they are nothing but the mouthpiece for the fascist agenda.

    None, NOT ONE of these socialist shills is capable of objective journalism.

    What we have now in America is a regime, in the fullest sense of the word.

  13. At this point, I’m not even sure what to say. This is the most IRRESPONSIBLE human being I have ever seen. He partied through the Gulf Oil spill, he partied during the health care debate, in fact all he’s done effectively in the past two years is party. It’s disgraceful and if the Egyptians are fed up with Mubarek, maybe we can send them our useless president to fill in for him. What a total waste of oxygen. Will someone please impeach this clown and get him out of the country!

  14. Granny jan is 100% correct. Has anyone else noticed that everytime there is a crisis that Barry is either out of town or out of touch? He really is making Jimmy Carter look good. Maybe the unrest in Egypt will spread to America and we will wake up from this nightmare called Obama.

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  16. Obama is a chip off the old block (his daddy). The sooner he is voted
    out the better. He is damaging the whole world. And by the way, his
    grandmother should be credible about where he was born!

    1. His grandmother (the white one) conveniently died right before he was elected. His black grandmother doesn’t speak English, but I’m sure he’s got her stashed somewhere so no one can talk to her.

  17. I have not commented before everrrrr. Obama is a chip off the old block (his
    father, the drunk) And by the way, his grandmother should be credible
    about where he was born – she was there!

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  19. Nero partied while Rome burned . . .

    Hitler played general-for-a-day while Berlin fell . . .

    Westmoreland dithered while Saigon was attacked . . .

    Why would Obama be any different?

  20. Does this mean Axelrod is going to pick up where folks left off and become the editor of the American Communist Weekly? Or was this really a party wherein the press can continue to tell obozo he is still a Messiah in their eyes.

  21. Those Washington parties must be something really special because so many politicians and reporters sell their very soles, reputations and integrity to be on the guest lists.

    I think I will stick with some BBQ, a little beer and a good turkey shoot.

  22. Why does this administration continue to reek of old mother Russia with the lavish bourgeoisie parties while the world is in havoc? At what point does this usurper begin to at least give the appearance that he cares about the office of president.

  23. Obama had a party because this is what he wanted in Egypt. Now if his Muslim Brotherhood friends take over, Obama can take another golf vacation (at taxpayer expense).

  24. Does this buffoon ever do any actual work? It appears that he is just a talking head reading material god knows who has written for him and posturing with anyone who is available.

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    Party Party Party. This is what You here from ” inside lame duck media”.
    To believe or Not To believe. Of course Not To. They trying to pump up things and image. In a reality they even may all crying for Nov 2010 looses.
    But then You start and think again, seriously, why they are happy
    with this redistribution misery to be spread around ? For sure they DO NOT like The Shining City On The Hill, but WE DO.
    Can’t wait for 2012. It’s so short of a time from now but to long to wait

  27. Wonders never cease. All these news journalists have ruined themselves to me. This president does nothing because he is out to make everything muslun. Wake up. Can’t people see what is going on? If we survive till 2012 it will be a miracle. Where are all the patriots in this country? If the republicans don’t get to the bottom of this mess we are all lost. This man should be given an big pink slip and shown the door. We will suffer for years because nobody will do a thing to stop him.

    1. Maybe Americans need to take a hint from the Tunisian and Egypts internal upheaval and overthrow of unpopular governments! When the people are no longer listened to and the majority want change, when the leader NO LONGER represents the Will of THE PEOPLE, and makes Executive Orders to pass unpopular laws( like Obama has done) uprisings occur! in two years nothing will be left of the United States, and the world will be in total CHAOS, because like it or not , AMERICA was the one country that kept the bully boys of the world in check. Now the bullies know America is not to be feared, let alone respected, and muslim countries recognize Obama is one of their own! They have said as much, Libyas Colonel Gadaffi called him a muslim brother, Hamas and the Palestinians love him, and Pakistani Leaders called for Obama to be a Caliph, the supreme head of the muslim Ummah…If it walks like a duck etc, its a duck! what is America going to do about this usurper in the White House? Are you all asleep? The sighting of the Birth Certificate is not an issue at all, as legally to be President one must have TWO parents as AMERICAN CITIZENS1 therefore, easy peasy, Obama Senior was a Kenyan and a British citizen. the Republicans should challenge his standing in the Courts through the House of Representatives. The MAJORITY of Americans want Obamas eligibility proven and the House of Representatives are there to REPRESENT the PEOPLE!! so DO IT!! Republicans! the case is already proven he is not eligible!

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