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Amid scandals, President Obama comes to NY for 3 midday fundraisers – no questions asked.

14 May

As questions over Benghazi mounted as to the whereabouts, concern and actions regarding what our State Department and President did (and didn’t do) on the evening of 9-11-12 as a possible dereliction of duty, in favor of a next-day fundraiser in Las Vegas — President Obama headed to our City on Monday, May 13th for 3 more fundraisers.

Obamafundies2013The moniker of “campaigner-in-chief” clearly still applies as Pres. Obama flew to NYC midday and spend the next 7 1/2 hours on completely partisan, political and DNC-centric events — which were paid for however, presumably by Federal tax-dollars, as well as NYC taxpayers for the extensive amount of NYPD security needed. (We have to presume this, because no media asks.)

The reason for taking the “day off” for travel to NYC? Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee 2014 midterm war chests.

President Obama was quoted as saying, in the first fundraiser:

My intentions over the next 3 ½ years are to govern. … If there are folks who are more interested in winning elections than they are thinking about the next generation then I want to make sure there are consequences to that.” This of course, is the height of contradiction. Here is the President of the USA, not doing the work at hand on ANY level — but raising funds for WINNING ELECTIONS in the mid-term elections of next year. Pure politics. Pure hypocrisy. And by and large, although the Public paid for this trip and travel and security — across American they’d never know they did.

Yesterday, a White House morning press event would be carried nationally, perhaps to make most of America believe he was in Washington D.C.? — but New Yorkers knew differently.

Pres. Obama flew into NY from DC on Air Force One, then shuttled on the presidential helicopter to midtown. Manhattan streets and avenues were locked-down down the west-side and Greenwich Village as the first event was set for 1 pm in the private home of Hollywood movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, the second on the announced schedule was at another private home and the 3rd was held at the Waldorf Astoria hotel. All were big money events, costing individuals as much as $20,000 per head — and WPIX-TV reported during its 10 pm telecast that it may have raised “about $3 million” for the DNC and mid-term elections. Not a bad “day’s work” – if this is what the 2nd term USA President is supposed to be doing?

For anyone believing that our mainstream media was growing more objective, or critical of the advantages this White House has taken across its first 5 years…it is now clear that the White House is generally still ensconced in a warm, protective media cocoon. Heck, ahead of the cancellation of Fleet Week… does anyone even remember how the WH was going to cut-back, sacrifice as per “the sequester”? Our media doesn’t. 

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