Barack Obama has been reduced to a cabaret performer, a song and dance man hoofing it for any elite member of Hollywood or the world of music who has $40,000 a seat to burn.
He performed for George Clooney.
He bowed to Spike Lee.
He went gaga over GaGa.
Jon Bon Jovi gets a joyride on Air Force One to a campaign event.
Sarah Jessica Parker has summoned the Mr. Obamajangles.
Then there’s “Barack on Broadway”! starring two Presidents!
The fundraising duo will kick-start their efforts at a private residence with about 50 people where tickets cost $40,000, according to a campaign official. Then they’ll head to the Waldorf Astoria, where about 500 people will hear them talk and Jon Bon Jovi sing. Their final event, before about 1,700 people at the New Amsterdam Theatre, will include performances by actors Neil Patrick Harris, James Earl Jones and Angela Lansbury.
Tickets for the event at the Waldorf start at $2,500 per person, and getting into the New Amsterdam Theatre will cost at least $250 per person, according to a campaign official.
Obama raffles himself off:
The campaign pitched the fundraisers to supporters as “An Evening with Two Presidents” and asked voters to donate “$3 or whatever you can” to enter for a chance to attend the events. Airfare and hotel are covered by the campaign.
It’s as though Red Skelton became President, except that Red would have taken being President seriously. With dignity. Obama is the toy of Hollywood.
He danced for those at minstrel shows and county fairs
throughout the north
He spoke through sneers how his wife and him
The economy up and died, it up and died
And after 3 years he doesn’t see….
He said I dance now at every chance in honky tonks
for drinks and donations
But most the time I spend with these wealthy movie stars
He shook his head, and as he shook his head
I heard George Clooney ask him please
Mr. BHOjangles, Mr. BHOjangles
Mr. BHOjangles, dance..