If you are one of the people concerned that Big Guy’s been spending too much time on the campaign trail, allow Jay Jay to disabuse you of that silly idea:
“I still maintain that the president is still spending a vast preponderance of his time on his official duties.
As is everyone who works here,” White House press secretary Jay Carney said at Wednesday’s briefing when asked if Obama is officially in campaign mode.
“There is a campaign of course and it is active doing the things that it does in preparation for the time when there is a general election for the other party and there is a debate to be had directly,” he said.
Nicely done Jay Jay: it’s amazing that we could have so many talented, silver-tongued devils right here in the Big White! Butt then, it’s a quality we value highly and actively seek in all of our team members:
For his part, Joey B used his talents to advance Big Guy’s class warfare and to point out Big Guy’s warrior-like persona:
US Vice President Joe Biden, throwing punches as a warrior for the middle class, plunged into the 2012 election race Thursday, hailing President Barack Obama as a man with "steel in his spine."
Biden praised Obama for rescuing US auto companies with an unpopular $80 billion bailout opposed by many Republicans…
"But the guy I work with, every day, the president, didn't flinch. This is a man with steel in his spine,"
Big Guy himself was busy with the lip work yesterday, racking up no fewer than five fundraising stops! Here are the final results:
Chicago, $2.1 million at two separate fundraisers at the Palmer House Hilton. Atlanta, $3.9 million at three pickups: one at Tyler Perry’s “House O’ Pain” (with Oprah and ValJar!),
another at Tyler’s studios and a final drop by at another private residence.
Wow! That’s $5 million greenbacks in one day! That’s an impressive showing of the luck o’ the Irish.
Oh yeah, and how appropriate is this: one of the headliner “entertainers” at Tyler’s studio party was none other than Cee Lo Green.
The Grammy-winner and Atlanta native flicked off the audience before asking, “Can I curse in here?” But he didn’t wait for the answer, belting out “f*** you!” Cee Lo ultimately switched to the censored “Forget You” lyrics.
Oh my, how we wish we could – “forget you” that is. Especially Jay Jay who declined to comment on the appropriateness of Cee Lo’s song and lyrics earlier in the day. Thankfully, he was not asked to comment on one of Big Guy’s other faves, Ludacris, who is also a popular ringtone at fundraising events:
At an earlier fundraiser today, the president was interrupted by a “Ludacris” song when someone’s phone started ringing.
“Woah. Got some ‘Luda’ on there?” the president asked of the person’s ring tone, eliciting some hearty laughter from the crowd. “I hope it’s the clean version.”
Are there clean versions? And if there are, isn’t that, like, censorship or something? We’re against that, right? Well, except for rabid right–wing talk radio.
Anyway, back on the fundraising trail: we officially rolled out the Love Song of Barack Hussein Obama documentary on Thursday, only to take a headshot from our own team on Friday. It seems we’re still having a little trouble with our math - so much so that one of Big Guy’s own Left-wing rah-rah sites, Raw Story, felt it necessary to point out the $25 billion error embedded in the movie:
The Obama 2012 campaign has released a short film called “The Road We’ve Traveled,” detailing the challenges faced by President Barack Obama’s administration from day one through the start of the campaign.
But it’s not all roses for team Obama: part of the film contains a gross inaccuracy. Specifically, it claims that General Motors (GM) has fully repaid its federal bailout loan. It has not — meaning the documentary contains a $25 billion error.
Of the nearly $50 billion given to GM, just under half has been repaid to the government. Officials still argue the auto bailouts were a good investment due to the hundreds of thousands of jobs saved by that decision, and it is accurate to say that GM has returned to record profits — as have all the other major American automakers.
I think it will be okay though; most of our supporters don’t follow math all that closely anyway. And a good thing, because otherwise they might be upset about the projected gross cost of Obamacare doubling to $1.76 Trillion before it’s even off the drawing board. IMHO, Big Guy’s $25 billion GM error is in the rounding of his $900 billion error in O’Bamacare, so what’s the fuss? Stay tuned, every time we find out more about what’s “in the bill” passed by Nancy and Harry, it costs billions more. Don’t look for any more “adjustments” until after the election however, unless the R-words finally figure out how to set the parameters for the CBO the same way the Dems do. And that doesn’t seem likely.
Butt back to our wearin’ o’ the green: Lady M was busy doing her part yesterday too. First sacrificin’ by stopping in to hug the troops and their family members at the National Guard in Minneapolis before scooting off for the real purpose of our trip on Air Force Won Too: a DNC fundraiser to add to our WTF pot of gold.
So anyway, Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone! Enjoy your corned beef and cabbage, Guinness and soda bread. And don’t forget to drop a little something in the pot to help Big Guy WTF.