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GOP Debt Ceiling Ace in the Hole: Obama’s Birthday Bash

Oh boy, this is going to look bad.

The Republicans may not realize it, but they have an extra point of leverage in the debt ceiling talks: Barack Obama’s birthday.

It’s on Aug. 4. The president is turning 50. He’s decided to have a quiet celebration with family and a few close friends.


Instead, the president is planning an extravagant fundraising bash Aug. 3 at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, including a birthday concert teeming with celebrities and – for couples contributing $35,800 – a private dinner with the president. All this just one day after the government is scheduled to run out of cash!

Undoubtably, the sight of so much money getting thrown around and dissolute stars crooning to Obama¬†will make a stirring contrast with a federal government bankruptcy featuring unpaid government workers, seniors and soldiers wondering how they’ll afford the groceries, shuttered national parks, and angry investors trying to cash out their Treasury Bills.

If the government defaults, you can be sure the birthday bacchanal will do much more to harm Obama’s reelection prospects than help them. Maybe House GOP Majority Leader Eric Cantor, who has been refusing to back down while needling Obama to the extent that the president stomped out of a White House meeting yesterday, already knows this.

The excitement kicks off at 4 pm with a concert that may feature singer Jennifer Hudson and other A-List stars, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

To show that hope and change is for everyone, a pauper section will be included for those contributing a measly $50. But the general admission ticket is $200, and the more you give, the more you get.

For $1,000, you can sit in the rich people’s area with easy access to alcohol. And for $10,000 you not only get a great seat, but a photo with The Birthday Boy.

Perhaps Timothy Geithner will be doing stand up comedy at a smaller room elsewhere in Chicago the same night, with all proceeds going to fund the federal government.

360 thoughts on “GOP Debt Ceiling Ace in the Hole: Obama’s Birthday Bash”

  1. The GINO is just another celebrity circus sideshow. Supporting it should be voluntary. For many of us who have wised up to the charade, it already is.

  2. The celebrity guest list is the one that I will be boycotting their movies, shows and music. the wallstreet speech. at a certain point you’ve made enough money, but you know, part of the american way, you know, you can keep on making it if you’re providing a good product or service. we dont want people to stop, ahh, fullfilling core responsibilities to the financial system

  3. This guy is absolutely shameless and utterly incompetent. Please folks, let’s get rid of these genetically defective liberals once and for all in 2012 and hope we can get this country back on track again.

  4. How much may a Birthday Spanking line bring in? And if it is only used for paying off the debt he owes this country, then how much will we raise? How much would the first person maybe offer for that position? That would make it worth attending!

    1. We could run an auction like “Dinner with Barack and Joe”. Charge a $5 minimum entry fee, and the one who donates the most to the “Save our Republic” fund by August 2nd at midnight wins first in line. Even the libs would jump on the opportunity to paddle the won.

  5. America is so fortunate and privileged to make sacrifices for this First Family —– for all the welfare recipients and foreign countries he has pledged to pay and debts he has pledged to assume and for the 5 military proceedings he has us in — Yemen – Libya – Pakistan – Iraq – Afghanistan – for all the student loans we taxpayers pay he thrust upon us — for the six figure income of the administrative staff — the car companies — his healthcare — his political appointees — his White House celebrations and events —.the First Family’s vacations and golf games — the White House Garden we taxpayers pay to maintain —
    Bow down America and thank your lucky stars we can pay homage to this Great family.
    Surely America can forfeit on our debt payments and SS and out military their pay so the Great One can have a nice birthday? Surely taxes can be raised so O Great One can send more billions to other nations and get his Dream Act passed, so more of our liberties may be removed, so the TSA can finally get those nifty Black Uniforms.

  6. Maybe they should charge the top-tier donors $100,000 so that the unemployed, disabled and welfare-dependent/food-stamp crowd can attend for free!

  7. Question — Hasn’t the argument been that it is the right who support all the wealthy folks? Isn’t this a birthday party / campaign fundraiser for a Democrat? Wonder if Obama is going to break any of that 12 million out of his stock / retirement plan and pay for any of this?

  8. Read the story of Nero fiddling on the roof while Rome burned to the ground.

    The most interesting factoid is that he had a section of Rome, adjacent to his palace, burned, with out prior notice to the populous, so he could clear the ground and build a monumental city in honor of himself.

    Not unlike Obama tearing down our country to rebuild it in his Fascist Corporatist model.

  9. One day the pesants will have their “let them eat cake” moment. Each day they seem to go further down the road of excess, and one day there will be a mass awakening. I would not what to be in the shoes of these politcal hacks when that day does arrive.

  10. When someone like OweBama is imploding, just stay out of the way, watch, and smile … ;-) I can’t wait for 2012, history will be made as this guy chokes like Emporer Nero on a big Hoagie sandwich.

    1. Trust me, what is supposed to happen in 2012 around December. Elections in November. “Don’t let a good Crisis go to waste” He will not go down, even if he has to keep his throne by force. They, the demons that control his admin. will create a crisis and he will suspend the election (because he can) due to a national crisis. That’s what I’m thinking. What say you???

  11. Obama is a lier…………..period, hes a marxist………..he’s arrogrant, and the worst president in American History.

  12. I guess Obungler and his band of arsonists need to plan how much more gasoline to pour on the housefire. I wouldn’t give any politician 35 cents no matter what the occasion.

  13. You can dress up a pig……..educate the pig…teach him to read q-cards..dress him in a suit…make him a president, and he’s still nothing more the a pig. An educated pig is a dangerous big………2021

  14. What I can’t understand is the elites who continue to support Obama. How blind do you have to be? Speaking of blindness, hasn’t anyone in the inner cities noticed that decades go by and things either stay the same or get worse? Maybe being led by the Democrats is a BAD idea? How much misery do you have to endure before realizing that the people who are profiting off that misery should be thrown out? Maybe the importing of millions of…immigrants who took jobs and benefits meant for African Americans should have been a hint that the people making money and power off it should be tossed out like the waste they are?

    As for Obama – if we ever needed evidence that the elites are bad for us this is it – I will never go to the movies again.

  15. “Pres.” Barack Hussein Obama is 50?

    Why has NO ONE ever seen Barack Hussein Obama’s “college records” from Columbia Univ. ~OR~ Harvard Law?

    I try to fill out a US Govt. application to take trash out of the Pentagon and I have to fill out a dozen “Security Clearance forms”… yet Barack Hussein Obama has NEVER? filled out a US Govt. SF-85?

    1. Same problem arose when Bill Clinton won the presiduncy in 1992. Few could believe that with his overt draft dodging that he’d have been able to get security clearance.

      Of Course, there is NO constitutional requirement for presidential candidates to undergo a full security background check. A flaw in the law, said the Cat in the hat!

      1. Investigating the background of candidates used to be the duty of the press. Of course that was before the 4th estate sold out to the communists and became the 5th column. Problem is they don’t control the message any longer. Because of new media and the internet there is no way Obama will get away with the shenanigans Billary pulled.

  16. I’d like to attend …..but I’m not sure, does anyone think Obama’s campaign will take an IOU?

    Or might they call my bluff?

  17. I laughed out loud at this piece and immediately sent you a copy of my new novel “From Three to Five” ———– Anyone who wrote this piece will love the book.

    Hank Adler

  18. We have 25% of the nation’s homeless children living in the streets or cheap motels here in Florida.

    Wise up America. Unless you do something about this President, we are ALL going to end up homeless.

  19. Please note: I am taking (and accepting) contributions so as I can attend this grand event. If I am able to aquire enough moula, I will be getting an autographed pic of myself with our King and will have enough copies made as to be able to give one to each doner (if your donation to this worthy cause is $1,000.00 or more). cracker


  21. My G, G, Grandfather was a First Lieutenant in the CSA, but you know… Our family never did own slaves; shouldn’t my family receive restitution for having to do all the work ourselves, because we weren’t slave owners? Hmmmm……

  22. The sad part is all the theatrics going on now is just that. Theatre meant to convince the sheeple that there is a difference between parties. Truth is they work for the same BIG BOSSES. When it’s all said and done they’ll miraculously have an agreement hammered out and disaster will be averted once again. And while we breath the sigh of relief they will get back to what they do best…..


  23. His wife and daughter were in Spain and other was at camp on his last birthday. Was it poor planning to have him spend it alone or with advisors and other tagalongs. Maybe he has no choice but to throw himself a party and charge it to party funds.

  24. This would be fine, but the muslim infiltrator will be using this bash to celebrate victory over the GOP as well as us.

    The GOP has shown it will capitulate. It has made it known for some time now that it will agree to raise the limit. The marxists will throw in some “cuts” to agree on. Then immediately upon passage, the marxists will take the money and head into court and the airwaves, calling all of the cuts “racist”, against the poor, etc.

    The GOP fears that NOT raising the limit will lead to an all-out race war and knows the marxists will be on TV claiming it is the fault of the GOP that “da checks just stopped comin'”….

  25. Hope and change and he is doing it, bringing this country down. What an immature snibbling cry baby no take charge pea brain. Sad thing is he knows what he is doing and doesn’t care.

  26. So, the Emporer Nero fiddles while Rome burns. If there’s any food left over, please send it to my family and I. We can’t afford to eat, due to this evil lying charlatan’s policies.

  27. And as old people pinche there pennies and homeless vets stand outside Mc Donalds looking to score a Big Mac.Families lose their homes and benifits.Let us say to the king Happy Birthday.Good job your majesty.Just cant wait to put you in exile

  28. I am a fiscal conservative. I am also from the blue state of Washington. My vote really will
    not matter but I do send contributions to my favorite candidates. I am not in the tea party.
    I do not think Bachman or Palin will get the independent vote or from defecting Dems.
    I have sent contributions to was Herman Cain. I am sorry that he is not moving up in the polls. I am looking for a winner and what ever it takes, I will vote for that person, even if it is
    Romney. No one could be as bad as Obama!! Reagon was a Dem. at one time and he
    also raised taxes. Everyone is entitled to change their mind and I do not think that they
    should be held accountable for ever. I was even a Dem. when I was young (god forbid) .
    I would never vote for a Democrat again!!

  29. I’d like an invitation! Please use funds from the school lunch program for the ticket and put it on my tab and schedule repayment for 2035

  30. I wish this could simply be called “UNBELIEVABLE”–most unfortunately with this person it is “EXPECTED”

    I truly believe America is at its sunset–with no pretty dawn to look forward to.

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