Obama back on the fundraising trail
November 7th, 2011
09:01 AM ET

Obama back on the fundraising trail

President Obama returns to the fundraising circuit Monday evening, set to attend a reception at a private Washington residence where event-goers have paid at least $17,900 per person to attend.

According to a Democratic National Committee official, the high-dollar fundraiser is being hosted by Dwight Bush, president of Urban Trust Bank, and his wife Antoinette - a partner at the prominent law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher, and Flom.

The fundraiser is the president’s first since his swing through Nevada, California, and Colorado two weeks ago. The DNC expects about 45 people to attend tonight’s event – translating to a cash haul of at least $800,000.

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  1. Pire Walladin, S.U.C.K.S

    LoL, hosted by a BANKER and his LAWYER wife...hahahhaha...wonder what the OWS thinks of Obama now, I guess they will be blind to anything that might make Obama look bad since OWS = Obama Wants Socialism.

    November 7, 2011 at 10:04 am |
    • Jersey Bill

      You're right on target. He's a liar and a fraud.

      November 7, 2011 at 1:53 pm |
      • Howard

        DON'T LET obama ... this P.O.S. ... BUY THE PRESIDENCY !!!

        obama is a disgusting, anti-American, poor excuse for a President ... who has NO respect for the constitution, America, or all of the true Americans who came before him.
        Here's what a President, who is truly worthy of respect, looks like:


        At 5, began studying under his cousins tutor.

        At 9, studied Latin, Greek and French.

        At 14, studied classical literature and additional languages.

        At 16, entered the College of William and Mary.

        At 19, studied Law for 5 years starting under George Wythe.

        At 23, started his own law practice.

        At 25, was elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses.

        At 31, wrote the widely circulated "Summary View of the Rights of British America " and retired from his law practice.

        At 32, was a Delegate to the Second Continental Congress.

        At 33, wrote the Declaration of Independence .

        At 33, took three years to revise Virginia ’s legal code and wrote a Public Education bill and a statute for Religious Freedom.

        At 36, was elected the second Governor of Virginia succeeding Patrick Henry.

        At 40, served in Congress for two years.

        At 41, was the American minister to France and negotiated commercial treaties with European nations along with Ben Franklin and John Adams.

        At 46, served as the first Secretary of State under George Washington.

        At 53, served as Vice President and was elected president of the American Philosophical Society.

        At 55, drafted the Kentucky Resolutions and became the active head of Republican Party.

        At 57, was elected the third president of the United States .

        At 60, obtained the Louisiana Purchase doubling the nation’s size.

        At 61, was elected to a second term as President.

        At 65, retired to Monticello .

        At 80, helped President Monroe shape the Monroe Doctrine.

        At 81, almost single-handedly created the University of Virginia and served as its first president.

        At 83, died on the 50th anniversary of the Signing of the Declaration of Independence .

        John F. Kennedy held a dinner in the white House for a group of the brightest minds in the nation at that time. He made this statement: "This is perhaps the assembly of the most intelligence ever to gather at one time in the White House with the exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone."

        November 7, 2011 at 2:24 pm |
      • Josy

        He has to raise to to compete with the repubs or dont you think so? Oh i forgot being filled with hatred you will never see good in anything he does.

        November 7, 2011 at 3:14 pm |
      • jean2009

        @ Howard
        I'm surprised.....Jefferson was no doubt a socialist, a slave owner, the father of bi-racial children, and a deist.
        I agree he was a great man, but i have a feeling he would not have approved of you.

        What we have experienced over the last few years is socialism for the rich at the expense of the 99%.

        November 8, 2011 at 1:44 pm |
    • Harry

      Jeff Perkins, your 'post' is filled with so many lies, it would take days to muddle through all the BS. Stop stealing stuff you find from other people's websites.

      November 7, 2011 at 2:24 pm |
    • Howard

      DON'T LET obama ... this CORRUPT P.O.S. ... BUY THE PRESIDENCY !!!

      November 7, 2011 at 2:25 pm |
  2. FIELD1stSGT

    Only stupid people would contribute to this ugly man. A fraud, liar and unpatriotic person. He will utterly destroy America before he is through. PLEASE WAKE UP AMERICA.

    November 7, 2011 at 10:09 am |
    • jean2009

      As for destroying America ...George W.Bush beat him to it.

      Obama- Bicen 2012

      November 7, 2011 at 10:38 am |
      • Howard

        Now that obama and the occupiers have identified the 1% who possess all the wealth in America ... obama is loosing no time selling these suckers $17,900 per plate fund raising tickets ... WHAT A HYPOCRITE !!!
        My fellow Americans ... don't let this lying P.O.S. buy the Presidency of The United States of America !!!

        November 7, 2011 at 3:58 pm |
  3. Pire Walladin, S.U.C.K.S

    LOL hosted by a BANKER and his LAWYER wife...of course OWS will be blind to this since nothing he does is wrong in their eyes. He said he was not one of them...but turning out to be the worst of them.

    November 7, 2011 at 10:41 am |
  4. Anthony

    Obama needs to be reelected. hes the only one in politics with the intelectual fortitude to save this country. all republicans are puppets to big corporations, and lie, cheat, and buy there way into power.

    November 7, 2011 at 11:52 am |
  5. Jeff Perkins


    First President to refuse to show a valid Birth Certificate.
    First President to apply for college aid as a foreign student, then deny he was a foreigner
    First President to have a social security number from a state he's never lived in
    First President to Preside over a Cut to the Credit Rating of the United States Government
    First President to Violate the War Powers Act

    First President to Orchestrate the Sale of Murder Weapons to Mexican Drug Cartels
    First President to be Held in Contempt of Court for Illegally Obstructing Oil Drilling in the Gulf of Mexico
    First President to Defy a Federal Judge's Court Order to Cease Implementing the 'Health Care Reform' Law
    First President to Require All Americans to Purchase a Product From a Third Party
    First President to Spend a Trillion Dollars on 'Shovel-Ready' Jobs– and Later Admit There Was No Such Thing as
    Shovel-Ready Jobs

    First President to Abrogate Bankruptcy Law to Turn Over Control of Companies to His Union Supporters
    First President to Bypass Congress and Implement the DREAM Act Through Executive Fiat
    First President to "Order a Secret Amnesty Program that Stopped the Deportations of Illegal Immigrants Across
    The US , Including Those With Criminal Convictions"
    First President to Demand a Company Hand Over $20 Billion to One of His Political Appointees
    First President to Terminate America's Ability to Put a Man into Space

    First President to Encourage Racial Discrimination and Intimidation at Polling Places
    First President to Have a Law Signed By an 'Auto-pen' Without Being "Present"
    First President to Arbitrarily Declare an Existing Law Unconstitutional and Refuse to Enforce It
    First President to Threaten Insurance Companies if they Publicly Speak out on the Reasons for their Rate Increases
    First President to Tell a Major Manufacturing Company In Which State They Are Allowed to Locate a Factory

    First President to File Lawsuits Against the States He Swore an Oath to Protect (AZ, WI, OH, IN, etc)
    First President to Withdraw an Existing Coal Permit That Had Been Properly Issued Years Ago
    First President to Fire an Inspector General of Ameri-corps for Catching One of His Friends in a Corruption Case
    First President to Propose an Executive Order Demanding Companies Disclose Their Political Contributions to bid on Government Contracts

    First President to appoint 45 'czars' to replace elected officials in his office.
    First President to Golf 73 separate Times in His First Two-and-a-Half Years in Office
    First President to hide his medical, educational, and travel records
    First President to win a Nobel Peace Prize for doing NOTHING to earn it
    First President to coddle America's enemies while alienating America's allies

    First President to publicly bow to Americas enemies while refusing to salute the US flag
    First President to go on multiple Global apology tours.
    First President to go on 17 'vacations', including 'date nights' paid for by the taxpayer.

    November 7, 2011 at 12:23 pm |
    • Gus Harley

      I wonder which folks are able to come up with the $17,900 for chicken plate dinner tonight? Hmmmm maybe it's the 1% crowd since it's being held a friends house in DC who happens to be a banker? The OWS crowd needs to be camping out at the white house.

      November 7, 2011 at 3:03 pm |
    • Josy

      Spewing all your nonsense really shows how myopic you are. Really of all his 3 years in office, you cant see one thing he did well. It goes to show the power of hate.

      November 7, 2011 at 3:18 pm |
    • Howard

      YOU FORGOT ... First President to marry the victim of a botched sex change operation !!!

      November 7, 2011 at 3:49 pm |
    • jean2009

      @ Jeff spoken like a racist moron.

      November 8, 2011 at 1:48 pm |
  6. Lizzie43

    When did he ever stop being on the campaign and fundraising trail.

    November 7, 2011 at 1:02 pm |
    • Josy

      Just to make sure that he stands competitive so that people like you dont overshadow the truth

      November 7, 2011 at 3:20 pm |
  7. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    @Jeff Perkins:
    You LIE. Unfortunately you won't be the FIRST to do so. Check out your buddy Field1stSgt, join hands and sing the song.

    November 7, 2011 at 2:03 pm |
  8. Howard

    Now that obama and the occupiers have identified the 1% who possess all the wealth in America ... obama is loosing no time selling these suckers $17,900 per plate fund raising tickets ... WHAT A HYPOCRITE !!!

    November 7, 2011 at 3:54 pm |
  9. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Envy and jealousy will get you nowhere, hater!

    November 7, 2011 at 11:01 pm |
  10. Jay in NC

    $17,900 per person = fat cat.

    November 7, 2011 at 11:21 pm |
  11. jean2009

    Still the best choice for POTUS.
    Obama-Biden 2012

    November 8, 2011 at 1:47 pm |
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  13. Ron S

    This guy responded better to more lies from the right..!!

    I write to you today in response to an email you sent me titled, “THIS is what Thomas Jefferson was saying; and THIS is what modern America and modern politics has totally forgotten.” I hope you do not interpret my response as political debate, as I do not discuss party line political matters with anyone but my cat Princess. Otherwise, I get in the booth, vote my conscience and keep my mouth shut. For all anyone knows, I might support the platform that your email forward tacitly endorses – but if I wanted to talk about it I would save it for my nightly debates with Princess. I realize that you are simply making use of the old axiom that “famous dead people make excellent commentators on current events” to advance your personal beliefs and I don’t necessarily fault you for that. I simply find Thomas Jefferson to be one of the most inappropriate famous dead people that someone could choose for this purpose.

    Thomas Jefferson bore the burden of substantial monetary debt throughout his life and it was his reputation in large part that kept creditors at bay. His debt eventually grew so ponderous that his family were forced to sell much of his property, including Monticello, after Jefferson’s death. His grandson and executor of his estate, Thomas Jefferson Randolph, posted an advertisement for his estate sale, indicating that Jefferson’s debts at his death amounted to $107,000. Converting this figure into a modern estimate is an inexact process at best, but it would probably be somewhere between $1,000,000 and $2,000,000. Many factors contributed to Jefferson’s indebtedness. These are only a couple of the reasons behind the accumulation of his debt:

    Although Jefferson was wealthy in land and slaves, farming proved to be an unreliable and inadequate source of income.
    Jefferson lived perpetually beyond his means, spending large amounts of money on building projects, furnishings, wine, etc.

    Jefferson also shared and only mildly questioned, that the “dark” races were inferior to the “white.” Moreover, Jefferson’s presidential removal policies proved horribly destructive to Native Americans. They set the pattern for the Bill for Indian Removal, signed by President Jackson in 1830, whose cruel enforcement resulted in the Trail of Tears of 1838-39 and other atrocities. Jefferson’s prophetic advancement of human liberty is deeply tainted by his shameful legacy in matters of race. Not only did Jefferson own slaves, but he allegedly kept at least one as his concubine. Also, at least one of those quotes is completely fake (http://www.snopes.com/quotes/jefferson/banks.asp).

    There’s no doubt that the man possessed a superior intellect and that he served our country well. However, I see little value in sending me alleged quotes from a guy who spent his entire life working in government to illustrate the evils of government. I see little value in lessons about monetary policy and debt management from a man who was perpetually in debt and died bankrupt. Finally, I see little value in taking morality advice from a guy who believed his race to be superior to others and literally fucked people he owned.

    If you are going to cherry pick quotes from an 83 year lifespan to support a movement conservative agenda that existed only at the extremist fringe of national American politics until Ronald Reagan’s election, you could do a lot better than Thomas Jefferson. To be honest with you, I actually think Weezy Jefferson might be a better choice.

    Your pal,


    So I guess the moral of the story is that people who forward shit like this are definitely mockable and should probably be subjected to some kind of serious corporal punishment, like being dragged into the woods and raped by clowns. If you are one of these people, fucking quit it. You are not going to change anyone’s position on an issue unless they are severely weak and impressionable…and do you really want this person on your side?

    Sorry this wasn’t especially funny. If you were looking for true Thomas Jefferson humor, I do hereby direct you to this piece by the hilarious Joshua Allen.

    By the way, large portions of this article were blatantly stolen from Thom Belote at the Unitarian Universalist Historical Society (UUHS) (http://www25.uua.org/uuhs/duub/articles/thomasjefferson.html) If you want to know which parts were written by me and which parts were stolen from Thom, I suggest you look for the word fuck. I highly doubt Thom says it very often.

    February 26, 2012 at 4:32 pm |