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Obama Starts Three Day Trip, Including Six Fundraisers

From an unfazed Associated Press:

Obama heads off to raise money on the West Coast

July 22, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid a swirl of foreign and border challenges, President Barack Obama is embarking on the one mission that has regularly proved a winner for him — raising money for his fellow Democrats.

Actually, until he was safely re-elected Obama was notorious for not raising money for his fellow Democrats. He only raised money for himself.

Obama on Tuesday was starting a three-day West Coast trip, scheduled to attend at least five fundraising events in Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles less than four months ahead of midterm elections that could change Washington’s balance of power.

The AP later cites Mark Knoller as the expert on Obama’s fundraising trips. But according Mr. Knoller, Obama’s trip will include at least six fundraisers.

The trip comes as Obama is dealing with a series of high-profile tests of his presidency, from Eastern Europe to the Middle East to the Southern U.S. border. The downing of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine last week, the eruption of war in Gaza between Israelis and Palestinians, and the humanitarian crisis caused by the influx of Central American minors seeking to cross the border has put a strain on the White House.

Er, how is Obama "dealing" with any of those "high-profile test of his presidency"? By fundraising or golfing?

So far this 2013-14 election cycle, Obama has attended 73 fundraising events for Democratic Party groups. During the 2009-10 midterm cycle, when Republicans won control of the House, Obama attended 98 fundraisers, according to CBS News White House reporter Mark Knoller, who keeps detailed records of presidential travels and events…

Notice how the AP refrains from comparing Obama fundraising numbers to any previous Presidents. Why is that? According to the Washington Post, in six years Obama has attended 393 fundraisers as of July 16th. After six years, President Bush had attended only 220 fundraisers.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “Obama Starts Three Day Trip, Including Six Fundraisers”

  1. Fund Raising for what? He already won




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