Friday, July 18, 2014

Fundraiser In Chief...?

On September 11, 2012, the United States consulate in Benghazi, Libya, was attacked by terrorists. Thoe attack killed four Americans including Christopher Stevens, our ambassador to Libya. The next day President Obama made a short speech in the Rose Garden (where he lied about what happened) then flew to Las Vegas for a fundraising event.

In early May of this year, Russian President, Vladimir Putin, invaded the Crimea region of Ukraine. As that was happening, President Obama was declaring "Happy Hour" at a Democrat National Convention fundraiser.

On July 8th, just 10 days ago, our strongest ally in the Middle East, Israel, finally fed up with the hundreds of Hamas rocket attacks on their cities, began an air and sea campaign against Hamas. President Obama went on a fundraising trip to Denver.

The next day, July 9th, Texas Governor Rick Perry invited Obama to tour the Southern border to see for himself the crisis at hand with the illegal immigrants pouring over the border into Texas. The President declined and instead went to a fundraiser in Dallas.

Yesterday a Malaysian Airlines commercial jet was shot down over the Ukraine/Russia border, killing all 295 people on board including at least one American. (22 passengers held American passports according to the manifest.) The President spoke about it for about 40 seconds saying, among other things, "This looks like it may be a terrible tragedy." Wow. More profound words were never spoken....

The President wrapped up his remarks then flew to New York City, where he was the headliner for... you guessed it... a Democratic Party fundraiser Thursday evening. Tickets for the cozy event sold for as much as $32,400. He sure knows what it's like to relate to the average American.

To date, President Obama has attended 395 fundraisers in his 5-1/2 years in office. That's more than George W. Bush attended in two full terms. (Bush attended 334 total in 8 years.) Since the beginning of his second term in January, President Obama has attended 46 fundraisers. That's an average of one fundraiser every four days. 

Part of me wishes he'd stop all the fundraising and spend more time being the full time leader of the free world. But I've seen the results of his weak, disastrous foreign policies. I'm more inclined to want him to be the Fundraiser-in-Chief rather than Commander-in-Chief. He'll do less damage worldwide - and here at home.

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