[guest post by Dana]
On a three day swing through California, President Obama spent last evening at a Democratic party fundraiser held in Bel-Air. Unfortunately, it is no longer surprising to see the hypocrisy of this president, and once again it was on display last night. It *should* be a surprise, but that it isn’t only evidences that we’ve seen it so often it’s become an expected behavior.
In a sober political assessment, President Barack Obama told donors Wednesday that disquiet and a sense of frustration in the country is fueling cynicism about government that could hurt Democratic turnout in the November congressional elections.
Obama told high-dollar contributors that he feels a sense of urgency about the election and needs the Senate to remain Democratic. Republicans have a chance to win control of the Senate this year.
Obama spoke at the home of Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn before about 90 contributors who paid from $10,000 to $32,400 to attend. Among those attending were Hollywood luminaries Barbra Streisand, James Brolin and Jeffrey Katzenberg
Obama said the political system faces challenges from legislative procedures, a partisan media and too much money in politics. But he said the main cause for gridlock was fundamental differences between what Democrats believe and “what this particular brand of Republicans in Congress believes.”
Apparently the president is unaware of the closely guarded group Democracy Alliance, which I wrote about here. One of their primary goals: pump Big Money into the Democratic party. And perhaps he is unaware of Democratic billionaire Tom Steyer, who puts his money where his mouth is – straight into the Democratic party. And so it goes…