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August 8, 2011
“My Singular Focus”
Despite Saying He Is Focused On Jobs, Obama Has Spent The Last Week With Celebrities, Fundraising And Out Of Touch With The American People
: “My Concern Right Now
-- My Singular Focus -- Is The American People.
Getting The Unemployed Back On The Job, Lifting Their Wages.”
(President Obama, Remarks By The President On TheAdministration's Work To Prepare Our Nation's Veterans For The Workforce,Washington, DC,8/5/11)
AS MARKETS FELL AND AMERICA’S DEBT WAS DOWNGRADED, OBAMA HAD
ASTRESSFUL WEEK OF BIRTHDAY PARTIES AND A TRIP TO CAMP DAVID
Obama Spent The Night Before His Birthday Fundraising With Jennifer Hudson At A Birthday Rally
And “100 High
Dollar Donors” At A Private Dinner.
On the eve of his actual birthday, Obama washeading home to Chicago for fundraisers, including one where local favorites Herbie Hancock, JenniferHudson and the band OK Go were to entertain donors who paid $50 to $35,800, the legal maximum. Later,Obama was to speak to about 100 high-dollar donors at a private dinner.
(Julie Pace, “Obama Returns To Chicago To ResumeFundraising,”
Then Spent His Birthday At A Star-Studded Barbeque, With A Guest List Filled With Big-Donors
sending the White House press corps home early at 4 p.m., the president welcomed politicos, celebrities,donors and close friends for dinner in the Rose Garden and mu
sic in the East Room.”
(Jennifer Epstein, “Inside Obama’s
“Celebrities On Hand Included Jay
-Z, Hanks And His Wife Rita Wilson, Basketball Stars Charles
Barkley And Grant Hill, Comedian Chris Rock, Actor Hill Harper And Oprah Winfrey’s Best Friend, Gayle King.”
(Jennifer Epstein, “Inside Obama’s 50
While He Plans For His Now Annual Late-
August Vacation In Martha’s Vineyard.
For the first family,their Vineyard haven is taking on the flavor of a summer White House. President Obama, for the thirdstraight year, is planning to return to
Martha’s Vineyard for vacation this summer, according to a White
House official. The Obamas are scheduled to spend seven to 10 days on the island in mid- to late August,according to the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of security con
“Obamas To Summer On Martha’s Vineyard Once More In August,”