Obama: Too busy for Wis. recall, not too busy to attend 160 campaign fundraisers

160 fundraisers since filing for reelection? Gosh, this presidency truly is Historic™.

On Monday, Man of the People Barack Obama told a reporter why he couldn’t make it to Wisconsin to campaign for Democrat Tom Barrett:

The truth of the matter is that as President of the United States, I’ve got a lot of responsibilities.

Translation: As Campaigner in Chief, I’ve got a lot of responsibilities.

Mark Knoller offers more detail on the president’s mission to reach 160 fundraisers.

Hey, he’s just spreading the wealth … from celebrity pocketbooks to his campaign coffers.

In a recent column on Obama’s 24/7 fundraising presidency, Mark Steyn put the president’s fundraising in perspective with a figure from Brendan J. Doherty’s forthcoming book The Rise of the President’s Permanent Campaign:

Obama has held more fundraisers than the previous five presidents’ reelection campaigns combined.

That thing Obama said about having a lot of responsibilities as president? We do not think that means what he think it means.

  • Jeffrey Harbin

    Apparently POTUS has a new idea for the $3 Lottery dinners he’s been using as a fundraiser. Now you get your friends to vote for you and the top vote getters get the dinner invite. I propose we put together a team of Michelle Malkin, Ted Nugent and Sarah Palin and vote like maniacs until the Resident is forced to sit down with them and break bread. I’d pay extra to have it filmed and available on DVD.

    • http://www.spacecoastconservative.com/ SpaceCoastConservative.com

      Yeah. And Ted could bring the main course!