Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Air Force One crosses the country to bring Obama to multimillion dollar fundraisers

President Obama's week began with a 2 day western fundraising trip that included delivering a speech at the US Air Force Academy Commencement and 5 seperate campaign events. The highlight was his being entertained by singers Cosby & Nash, and Ben Harper while raking in contributions from the privileged 1 percent who were invited and could afford the to pay the costly attendence fees. Upon returning to Washington, he was able to play a round of golf and attend 2 Memorial Day ceremonies.

In order to stay in touch with his administrative duties, Mr. Obama attended 2 daily briefings, met once with his Senior Advisers, Hillery Clinton, and Mr. Panetta.

VP Biden attended two fundraising events but Mrs. Obama was not credited with any fundraising activities.

Below is a summary of the Executive Branches' activities for the week of Wednesday May 23 through Tuesday May 29, 2012.

Today, Tuesday, May 29, 2012
  • President Obama host the 2011 Medal of Freedom ceremony (First Lady Michelle Obama also attends)
  • Mrs Obama begins promoting her new book by making the New York TV rounds, making appearances on: Good Morning America, The View, and The Daily Show with John Stewart.

Monday, May 28, 2012
  • Mr and Mrs Obama hosted a breakfasst in honor of Gold Star Families. Afterward, the Persident laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and spoke at the Cemetery. Shortly thereafter, he delivered remarks at the Vietnam War Memorial (1:50 PM)

Saturday, May 26, 2012
  • The President played golf on Saturday afternoon.

Friday, May 25, 2012
  • Joe Biden hosted a breakfast meeting with U.S. Ambassador to Italy David Thorne. Later, he and his wife Jill delivered remarks to surviving military families in Arlington VA

Thursday, May 24, 2012
  • Mr. Obama attended a campaign event at the The Fairmont Hotel, in San Jose, Calif. He then left CA and flew to Des Moines Iowa, where he toured a wind manufacturer (TPI Composits) and read his 'To Do List' again. He then appeared in another campaign event before flying back to DC.
  • Mr. Biden attended a campaign event in Charlotte NC, and another one in mid-afternoon

Wednesday, May 23, 2012
  • President Obama left DC and flew to Colorado Springs CO where he gave the commencement address at the US Air Force Academy. Next, he flew to Denver and attended a campaign event. Back on Air Force One, he flew to Mountain View CA and delivered remarks at 2 more campaign events. One of these was at a private residence in Atherton where 60 wealthy attendees paid $35,800 each (approximately $2.14 million) to see the President and listen to Crosby & Nash entertainment. The second was at much larger theater and featured Ben Harper.
  • VP Biden hosted reception for labor organization leaders.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

International affairs occupy Obama's schedule while the U.S. economy continues to struggle

Mr. Obama's agenda for the past week was primarily dedicated to meeting with the G8 leaders at Camp David and attending the NATO Summit in Chicago from Friday through Monday.

The Wednesday prior to these events, he worked on domestic United States business, by attending a roundtable discussion with small business owners, buying hoagies for informal lunch with both Democratic and Republican Congressional Leadership, meeting with Clinton, and awarding the Medal of Honor to fallen hero who was killed in Cambodia in 1970.

However, during the week, he did not meet with Senior Advisers, have any Daily Briefings, or greet sports teams. He delegated all fundraising activities to VP Biden who attended 5 events, and Mrs. Obama who attended one.

Below we've included two photographs illustrating the hard work that the President performed while participating in the G8 and NATO Summits (White House May 2012: Photo of the Day). The first shows Mr. Obama tossing a football at Soldier Field; and the second shows the various leaders watching " overtime shootout of the Chelsea vs. Bayern Munich Champions League final" at Camp David.

The following is a summary of the President's public activities for the week of Wednesday May 16 through Tuesday May 22 2012.

Today, Tuesday, May 22, 2012
  • Mr. Obama has no public schedule listed
  • VP Biden flies to Keene NH to deliver remarks at campaign event. Afterward, he will boards the plane again and fly to Boston MA in order to attend another campaign fundraising event.

Monday, May 21, 2012
  • Mr. Obama spent the day in Chicago attending the NATO Summit. In the evening, he flew to Joplin MO and spoke at the Joplin High School Commencement Ceremony prior to returning to DC.
  • Michelle Obama attended a campaign event in Cleveland OH

Sunday, May 20, 2012
  • In Chicago, Mr. Obama participated in the NATO Summit

Saturday, May 19, 2012
  • President Obama hosted working sessions, photo ops, and lunch with G8 Leaders at Camp David. At the end of the day, he departed DC and flew to Chicago IL

Friday, May 18, 2012
  • Mr. Obama attended 2 late morning functions. First he delivered remarks at the Symposium on Global Agriculture and Food Security, and then at 11AM he held a bilateral meeting with President Francois Hollande of France. Around dinnertime, he traveled to Camp David for a variety of G8 functions.
  • Mr. Biden attended a campaign event in Wilmington Delaware.

Thursday, May 17, 2012
  • Mr. Obama had no public schedule
  • Mr. Biden delivered remarks at a campaign event in Martins Ferry, Ohio.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012
  • President Obama attended a roundtable discussion with small business owners and SBA Administrator Karen Mills and then had informal lunch with Congressional Leadership. In the afternoon, he met with Clinton (Hillary we assume) and then awarded Medal of Honor to a soldier.
  • VP Biden delivered remarks at a campaign event in Youngstown, Ohio.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Obama's Celebrity Week with the 1%'ers - "Livin' La Vida Loca"

The past week was dedicated to supporting the LGBT community, partying at celebrity fundraisers in LA and NYC, greeting a women's men's soccer team, speaking at college commencements, hosting dinners, appearing on The View, hosting another concert at the White House, and attending 5 fundraising gala events.

Noticeably absent from the President's schedule was any attention or time dedicated to performing the job he was elected to do as President. He did meet with his senior advisers once, had 2 daily briefings, met with Geithner twice, and Panetta once. Other than that, Mr. Obama had no involvement in the leadership of this great country, which is rather sad.

Instead of trying to get this economy healthy or getting people back to work, the President continued to stubbornly avoid participating in any working relationship with Congress.

It appears his complete focus is on his re-election campaign. We understand the importance of this to Mr. Obama because the winning Presidency for a second term would allow him to continue his lavish lifestyle which is funded by the taxpayers of the United States.

Correction: we first published this article indicating that Mr. Obama met with a women's soccer team. Our apologies - this was a first class Men's Soccer Team.

Here is a summary of our Administrations activities during the past week.

Today, Tuesday, May 15, 2012
  • Mr. Obama delivers remarks at the National Peace Officers Memorial Service. Afterward, he welcomes the Major League Soccer champions, the LA Galaxy, to the White House. Later in the day, he will meets with the Combatant Commanders and hosts dinner for them. VP Biden will also attend.
  • Michelle Obama hosts a Let’s Move! soccer event with students

Monday, May 14, 2012
  • President Obama flew to New York City and gave a commencement address at Barnard College. Next, he appeared on The View. Lastly, he attended a campaign event at the Rubin Museum of Art (hosted by Ricky Martin) and then appeared at another fundraiser at a private residence in New York City.
  • Mrs. Obama attended a campaign event at the Hilton Lincoln Centre in Dallas TX.

Saturday, May 12, 2012
  • President Obama honored the 2012 National Association of Police TOP COPS winners
  • Mrs. Obama spoke at the North Carolina A&T University Commencement in Greensboro, NC

Friday, May 11, 2012
  • Mr. Obama left Los Angeles CA and flew to Reno NV where he met with a local family and delivered remarks criticizing Congress.
  • Michelle Obama spoke at the Virginia Tech Commencement
  • VP Joe Biden met with Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa of Bahrain at the White House.
  • Jill Biden addressed graduates at Southwestern Community College.

Thursday, May 10, 2012
  • President Obama left DC and flew to Seattle WA where he spoke at 2 campaign events, one at the Paramount Theater, and the second at a private residence. Then, he flew to Los Angeles and attended another fund raising campaign event at a George Cooney's private residence in Studio City..
  • Michelle Obama & Jill Biden hosted a Joining Forces event at the White House, and then a second one at the Biden's residence
  • VP Biden addressed students

Wednesday, May 9, 2012
  • Mr. Obama met with NATO Secretary-General Rasmussen. He also sat for a prepared interview with ABC News and announced he supports marriage for gay couples. That evening, Mr. Obama and Michelle Obama hosted a concert honoring songwriters Burt Bacharach and Hal David as part of “In Performance at the White House” series.
  • Mr. Biden hosted a dinner for Democratic House Freshmen at the Naval Observatory.
  • Jill Biden presented remarks to members of Hadassah’s national leadership at the Hadassah Centennial Celebration.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

A quite week passes as Obama celebrates Cinco de Mayo and greets the Kentucky Wildcats

The past week was very uneventful from the public viewpoint. Mr. Obama met with Senior Advisers 2 times and had 3 daily briefings.

His primary focus was campaigning, both openly and disguised as being a crusader for student loans.  He attended 4 campaign events, and visited one high school and 2 colleges. Whereas, VP Biden attended one documented fundraising event.

Entertainment was also an important past-time for the President, as he hosted a Cinco de Mayo Reception, and greeted the Kentucky men’s basketball team.

Below is a summary of the Executive branches dedicated activities to the United States for the week of Wednesday May 2 through Tuesday May 8 2012.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012
  • Mr. Obama flew to Albany NY to tour SUNY Albany Nano-Tech Complex and remark on the economy. When he returned back in DC, he spoke at Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies gala dinner.

Monday, May 7, 2012
  • Mr. Obama attended 2 morning meetings and held a conference call in the afternoon with elected officials and student government leaders.

Saturday, May 5, 2012
  • President Obama, along with his wife Michelle, flew to Columbus Ohio and spoke at a campaign event held at theValue-City Schottenstein Center Columbus, Ohio. Then, they flew to Richmond VA for to attend another event at Virginia Commonwealth University. They were back in the White House by 7 PM.

Friday, May 4, 2012
  • Barack Obama held a roundtable discussion and then delivered a speech, both at Washington-Lee High School. Later, Mr. Obama welcomed the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team to the White House
  • Joe Biden spoke at the YWCA USA National Conference at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Thursday, May 3, 2012
  • President Obama hosted a Cinco de Mayo Reception
  • VP Biden attended a campaign event in Washington DC
  • Jill Biden visited the Coast Guard Base n Miami Beach FL.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012
  • Mr. Obama participated in an Ambassador Credentialing Ceremony., and later attended 2 campaign events a the W Hotel.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Is the country running on auto-pilot now?

Note: we modified this post to reflect the President's surprise visit  to Afghanistan.

During the past week, President Obama spent less than 6 3 hours attending to Official U.S. business and an additional 3 hours addressing international affairs. Much of the time, he has traveled the U.S. delivering campaign speeches disguised at legislative proposals and working on things that he has chosen to not publicly disclose.

We do know that he held 3 2 daily briefings, and met with Senior advisers, Panetta and Geithner once each. He met with Prime Minister Noda of Japan, students, and military personnel. He spoke at an AFL-CIO event and received their endorsement, and he hosted the White House Correspondents' Association dinner.

In addition, the President attended 3 fundraisers. But, this was eclipsed by the 8 campaign events that his wife attended and the 5 that VP Biden attended. All together, the group was featured in 16 different campaign events located in various parts of the country.

Below is a summary of the Presidential and Vice Presidential activities during the week of Wednesday April 25th through Tuesday May 1st 2012.

Today, Tuesday, May 1, 2012
  • Michelle Obama delivers remarks at a Las Vegas, NV fundraiser,. then, speaks to Obama campaign volunteers and supporters from the Las Vegas area.
  • President Obama makes an unannounced visit to  Kabul, Afghanistan
Monday, April 30, 2012
  • President Obama spoke at at the  AFL-CIO Building and Construction Trades Department Legislative Conference who today (May 1st) announced their endorsement of Obama for re-election. Afterwards, he held a meeting, lunch, and a press conference with Prime Minister Noda of Japan. In the middle of the afternoon, he met with Geithner.
  • Mrs. Obama spoke to Obama campaign volunteers and supporters in Colorado Springs Colorado. Next, she traveled to Albuquerque NM and was greeted by service members. She then delivered remarks at a fundraiser, and spoke at the opening  Ceremony for the 2012 Warrior Games. Lastly, she flew to Tucson NM and was greeted by youth volunteers at Tucson Village Farm before attending a campaign event in Tucson.
  • VP Biden attended a campaign event in Kansas City, Missouri. Then, he flew to Munster, Indiana to attend another fundraiser.
  • Jill Biden and U.S. Department of Labor Assistant Secretary Jane Oates accompanied the VP. They visited Metropolitan Community College in Kansas City and later Ivy Tech Community College in Indiana.
Saturday, April 28, 2012
  • The Obama's hosted The White House Correspondents' Association dinner, which was an all day affair with parties and pre-parties.
Friday, April 27, 2012
  • Both President and Mrs. Obama and flew to Georgia, where they spoke to troops and filmed campaign coverage material. Afterward, the President flew back to DC and attended 2 campaign events (one at Washington Convention Centeri, and the other at a private residence ).
  • Michelle Obama left Georgia and flew to Naples Florida where she also attended 2 campaign events.
  • Mr. Joe Biden attended a campaign event in Washington.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
  • VP Biden spoke at a morning campaign event in New York City. Then, he flew back to Washington and met with Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Dr. Hussain Al-Shahristani of Iraq at the White House. In the evening, he attended an event for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in McLean, Virginia.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
  • President Obama left Aurora Colorado and flew to Cedar Rapids Iowa where he participated in events with college students. When done, he returned to DC and attended a campaign event at the Jefferson  Hotel.

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