Obama raises cash with some celebrity help
FILE//Sarah Jessica Parker, seen here in April at a charity event for a Chicago hospital, hosted President and Mrs. Obama last night for a fundraiser at her New York City home.
June 15th, 2012
09:05 AM ET

Obama raises cash with some celebrity help

(CNN) – President Barack Obama used a pair of fund-raisers in New York Thursday to further the message he laid out in a speech earlier in the day in Ohio, painting the November election as a choice between two starkly different visions for the United States.

"What we're going to have to do is present the choice," Obama told a group of supporters at the home of actress Sarah Jessica Parker, according to a pool report. "You're the tie-breaker, you're the ultimate arbiter."

Obama warned, as he did in Ohio, that Mitt Romney and Republicans will largely blame him for the current economy and say it's "the other guy's fault."

"It's an elegant message. It happens to be wrong, but it's crisp. You can fit it on a bumper sticker," Obama said, noting the GOP will spend "$500 million" on ads.

The president delivered a similar message of caution during the speech in Ohio, the battleground state he and Romney visited on the same day.

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Topics: 2012 Election • Fundraising • The Buzz

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  1. demwit

    Sarah Jessica Parker!? Come on Obama, can we get someone not so old and loose..

    June 15, 2012 at 11:06 am |
    • ironman666

      the time is to boy cott all enterainers who is putting all this money for obummer what part dont these people het this bum has not done one thing in there ou can bet if he was white he be impeach by now dont buy any entertainers things dont watch there shows or go to there movies buy there muic hit them where really hurts there pocket entertainers should be seen not heard

      June 16, 2012 at 2:21 am |
    • DEcember 2012

      JEALOUS MUCH? DON'T WORRY, YOU STILL GOT RUSH LIMBAUGH! WHEN IS HE GOING TO INVITE THE ROMNEYS FOR DINNER? I BET YOU THEY HAVE A SCHEDULING CONFLICT.

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

      June 17, 2012 at 1:36 pm |
    • T. Lee

      LOL – you are soooo lame – and I seriously doubt the "we" in your partisan troll sentence.

      June 17, 2012 at 6:44 pm |
    • Mark Glicker

      One wonders about those who have not made a November voting decison yet. Will the $2 Billion about to be spent sway them?

      June 18, 2012 at 12:20 pm |
  2. RealityBites

    "It's the other guy's fault." Now that we have already heard many times before.., from Obama himaelf.

    June 15, 2012 at 11:10 am |
    • jean2009

      Here is the time Magazine list of the 25 people who share the blame for tanking the economy. The current president's name is not on the list.

      I am amazed at the dumbo GOP posters on this site....who want to try to rewrite history, and shirk the blame for the economic mess. This mess was caused by excessive greed and avarice, ant a total disregard for working American families.

      Anyone with an ounce of sense knows George W. Bush is at fault, and currently adding to the problem is the foot dragging boneheads in the House of Representatives ... Bonehead, Can'ter and Rynd....that is a plain and simple fact that history will note.

      http://www.abcactionnews.com/dpp/news/political/gallup-poll-blame-still-goes-to-george-w-bush-for-bad-economy
      http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1877351_1878509_1878508,00.html

      June 15, 2012 at 12:13 pm |
      • John

        Jean – Time – really? The rag that said OWS are the person of the year?
        Jean, let me warn you in advance. I, and many people like me, are very angry at Obama's decision about illegals. Our posts will show it.

        June 15, 2012 at 1:07 pm |
      • John

        Jean, it doesn't matter who caused the mess. We need someone to fix it. We know Bush and Obama are not candidates to fix it. Romney is.
        This loser that we have in the WH does in fact hate the country he was elected to lead.
        This is the first time in my life I have said this about any politician. The last straw for me is the Obama illegal policy. I will work my hardest to make sure he does not get a second term – (libs, listen close) because he has put forth the worst policies this country has ever seen. Obama jokes about "people think I am responsible for this mess" – guess what HE IS!!!

        June 15, 2012 at 1:16 pm |
      • Jay in NC

        John, I agree "I will work my hardest to make sure he does not get a second term."

        I asked this question already today, but it is worth asking again. How does an illegal immigrant pay taxes or serve in the military? Do they use a fake / stolen SS number? Maybe the way to combat this is to treat them like other citizens, prosecute them for fraud.

        June 15, 2012 at 1:42 pm |
      • Dean

        I work for Time, Inc. These lists are compiled by editors and senior staff members. All editorials are partisan and without credibility.

        Obama does share responsibilty for the current economic situation that the U.S. is now facing. The troubling part is that he does not want to make it better. It benefits the Democrat party if the economy is not doing well.

        June 15, 2012 at 1:50 pm |
      • jerrylax

        the left always benefits when the masses are dependant on govt or think they are....problem is Americans are not the masses and will not stand for this treatment for long....obama is a relic standing on a soap box selling what has proven to not work and the proof is all around.

        June 15, 2012 at 2:35 pm |
      • Howard

        JEAN ... once again ... ad nauseum ... blind obedience, and blind devotion to the liar and thief, Hussein Obama. Don't you realize that it's much better to elect a Mormon than a Moron !!!

        June 15, 2012 at 5:30 pm |
      • jean2009

        And to think I quit subscribing to Time Magazine because it is a right-wing rag...even the founder Henry Luce was a right-wing conservative...so was his wife Claire booth Luce.

        http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USAluce.htm

        http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Henry_R._Luce

        And although is a right wing rag Time obviously understand that the American giant made up of those who are not privileged OWS has been awakened to how corporate American thinks it can buy elections, buy judges, and buy Congress.

        Romney and a repeat of the Bush failed policies of welfare for the rich.... is definitely not the answer.

        Obama-Biden 2012-2016!
        FORWARD.

        June 16, 2012 at 11:45 am |
      • Frank Marshall Davis

        Remember that Time also chose Hitler as man of the year in the 30's.

        June 16, 2012 at 5:20 pm |
      • jean2009

        Moderator off for the weekend....probably!

        Has everyone forgotten that Time Magazine was founded by two very right wing conservatives....Henry Luce and Claire Booth Luce?
        But, then today's conservatives wouldn't recognize a Republican from 30 years ago; they have gone so far right as to be clones of Genghis Khan.
        You can watch an online video titled:The American Century from Henry Luce to Ronald Reagan.

        June 17, 2012 at 11:37 am |
  3. jerrylax

    oh yes these ignorant hollywood types alway buy into marxist theology or what the obamas of the world call progressive politics...because, well they are ignorant and always have been...for the most part.

    June 15, 2012 at 2:32 pm |
  4. OBAMA2012

    DEMWIT......your exactly what your name say's. Sarah Jessica Parker "Old and Loose" really??????? What do you call Romney? He is as young and vibrant as a wall of peeling paint. Better yet, you're phrase describes Romney's haggard looking wife and how many kids did she spit out, we wont talk about loose! Just sayin.

    June 15, 2012 at 2:45 pm |
    • Jay in NC

      Good example of liberal hate. You depict a women that gave birth as "how many did she spit out." Do you not have a mother?

      June 15, 2012 at 3:24 pm |
      • jean2009

        Good example of GOP stupidity.

        June 16, 2012 at 11:48 am |
  5. OBAMA2012

    JOHN.......OMG! you're mad and the world will spin off it's axes. Get real, you come on this blog every day spouting off about how you hate Obama and because you are mad AGAIN, you think you can influence people not to vote for him??? Move you're self righteous ass to the Repugs blog. You're opinion is not wanted on this one.

    June 15, 2012 at 2:50 pm |
    • Frank Marshall Davis

      I guess the only difference between you and John is that when you come on here every day you praise and worship Obama.

      June 16, 2012 at 5:22 pm |
      • Devante Gambrell

        Obama, has been fighting for this country since day 1! Its the Congress being lazy, going on trips, and etc... when they should be dealing with the problem...sit yo ass down, read the damn thing five times if you have too, but it needs to be done. If its a BIG oh problem like most americans think it is then, hell do it and stop putting it off! But no they would rather not look at a bill cause it came from Obama himself! That man has been called ever word and name in the book, and he's still in that DAMN white house fighting for Americans!!! If he's not a good president then, we the people do not need to be voting! I just finished High School, and watching videos and reading blogs like this just makes you wonder, what the hell are we doing as a whole!

        June 18, 2012 at 7:44 am |
  6. jean2009

    Has everyone forgotten that Time Magazine was founded by two very right wing conservatives....Henry Luce and Claire Booth Luce?
    But, then today's conservatives wouldn't recognize a Republican from 30 years ago; they have gone so far right as to be clones of Genghis Khan.
    You can watch an online video titled:The American Century from Henry Luce to Ronald Reagan.

    June 17, 2012 at 11:38 am |
  7. ironman666

    the time is now to boycott all entertainers that is putting up all this money for obummer this man has done nothing for the people just the enterainers they are very rich no talted bums boycott all there shows and music and anything eles they have to sale hit them where it hurts there pocket entertainers should be seen not heard let see how much of a big month they have when no one buys there bull

    June 18, 2012 at 3:12 am |
  8. JOHNNIE. LONDON.

    SORRY REPUBS...YOU JUST CAN'T BRING A GOOD MAN DOWN. THE GOOD OLD DAYS ARE OVER, WHEN BRAZIL, INDIA, AFRICA, ETC LET THEIR RAW OUT TO THE US MATERIALS OUT TO AMERICA.. AND THERE YOU PROCESS THEM AND RESELL TO THOSE NATIONS AT AN EXORBITANT PRICES. THOSE DAYS WHERE THE BEST YEAR BUT UNFORTUNATELY, THE DARK YEARS FOR THESE COUNTRIES. GET REAL AND FACE THE REAL SITUATION. COMPUTER AND MACHINES HAS REPLACED INDIVIDUALS AT JOBS YET YOU SAY CONTRACEPTIVES ARE AGAINST HUMANITY. YOU CHOSE A TRUE STEP FORWARD WITH OBAMA OR BACK TO THE STONE AGES WITH ROMNEY. THE CHOICE IS YOURS.

    June 19, 2012 at 8:59 am |
  9. JOHNNIE. LONDON.

    SORRY REPUBS...YOU JUST CAN'T BRING A GOOD MAN DOWN. THE GOOD OLD DAYS ARE OVER, WHEN BRAZIL, INDIA, AFRICA, ETC LET THEIR RAW MATERIALS OUT TO AMERICA.. AND THERE YOU PROCESS THEM AND RESELL TO THOSE NATIONS AT AN EXORBITANT PRICES. THOSE DAYS WHERE THE BEST YEAR BUT UNFORTUNATELY, THE DARK YEARS FOR THESE COUNTRIES. GET REAL AND FACE THE REAL SITUATION. COMPUTER AND MACHINES HAS REPLACED INDIVIDUALS AT JOBS YET YOU SAY CONTRACEPTIVES ARE AGAINST HUMANITY. YOU CHOSE A TRUE STEP FORWARD WITH OBAMA OR BACK TO THE STONE AGES WITH ROMNEY. THE CHOICE IS YOURS.

    June 19, 2012 at 9:01 am |
    • Maria

      I agree with DKL on the on the message and nvatgiee ads. In an election perception is reality. You cannot allow your opponent to define you, and you must jump at opportunities to redefine your opponent at every opportunity. (Spare the debate on what should be it's all about winning the election at almost any cost.)McCain thought the maverick label was enough. I think he also thought he would be running against Clinton, and he could slide a bit by allowing Clinton to be hung on her image. He didn't have a way to combat Obama.I wonder if we might throw out a sports analogy Obama is sort of like the team who clinched a playoff spot on the last weekend and used that momentum to defeat a coasting division winner who'd clinched a spot weeks before, and after making it to the championship, continues to ride his momentum carries him to victory against another opponent from the other league who was expecting to face a different opponent. (Pittsburgh running the table as a 6 seed in the AFC a few years ago, while Indy rested for weeks, and every other opponent was mentally prepared to face Indy, not the Steelers.) Did McCain basically let Obama define him first, because he wasn't prepared for him?

      August 1, 2012 at 4:58 am |
  10. jerry

    hey clebs its like throwing cash in the garbage....obama is history. I will not see a movie any of these leftist morons are in...and I don't miss much. We need to clean up the movie business...they put too much garbage out...

    June 19, 2012 at 9:59 am |
    • Shanya

      As Obama himself would say, Let me be clear. It is not my ineoitntn to defend Obama or to claim he is a supporter of 2nd amendment causes However, the mere fact that he failed to sign an amicus brief supporting Heller doesn't make him an anti-gunner, unless your definition of an anti-gunner is someone whose opinion is anything less than full throated advocacy and vigorous activism in support of gun ownership.If that's the case, then the majority of US politicians, and even American gun owners, would probably also be classified as anti gunners as well which sort of renders the term meaningless.While Obama is certainly no gun supporter, he is not an anti-gunner in the way Clinton was. Clinton had a personal vendetta against gun owners in general and the NRA in particular (an animosity that, oddly enough, seemed to benefit both Clinton and the NRA.)Seems to me that Obama's gun control support was more in the nature of gun control being one of the many liberal or left-of-center policies he supported, and gun control was neither less nor more important than any other. IOW, he was ticket punching his leftist/liberal/democrat cred, the way Republican politicians do by kowtowing to veterans, church groups, anti-abortionists, etc.Obama is, first and foremost, a politician. And he knows that in this country, the quickest way to lose political power is to push for gun control. The AW ban cost democrats the control of Congress in 1994 and the white house in 2000, and if there's one thing democrats hate more than guns, it's not having power.

      July 31, 2012 at 12:55 am |
  11. Eri

    nothing about whether she'll be ready in 2012 and palbrboy will be one of the top Republican choices if she stays successful in Alaska and manages to stay in the press a lot. Most important that she over the next two months counteracts a lot of the bad press she got. (I think she is doing that attacking the rumors spread by the McCain campaign about her but she has to do more)Everyone I've heard who is around her talks about her competence and intelligence. But intelligence and experience aren't the same thing.As for both Obama and Edwards I certainly raised a stink about inexperience. I think the reason it stuck with Palin more was because of those awful three weeks after the convention. Had in those first interviews she struck it out of the park or had the press known of her as a serious potential VP choice in the weeks before I think she wouldn't have faced quite the same situation.I will say that I do think DKL did a good thing coming out with some hard facts on the exit polls. And that is quite different from what was reported or even what most of the stats on the exit polls showed. The deeper analysis DKL gave was quite interesting. I'm glad he gave those further details. I certainly changed my view.

    August 1, 2012 at 4:45 am |