After Obama Tells America "Everyone Must Sacrifice" the White House Throws 1 Party Every 3 Days in First Year

Back in January 2009, before he signed his failed $787 billion stimulus bill into law, Barack Obama told America that everyone must sacrifice for the greater good. Everyone must have “some skin in the game.”

What he meant, of course, was that everyone would have to sacrifice to lift American out of the worst recession since the Great Depression except for Barack and Michelle Obama.

Now we learn that the the Obama White House has held one party every three days in first year of Obama reign.
Rep. Bob Latta (R-OH) reported:

Let the good times roll” – and roll they have at the Obama White House, while nearly 11% of the workforce remains unemployed, nearly four million Americans are losing their homes, and terrorists ride the open skies.

In fact, according to the Chicago Tribune, the stylish Ms. Rogers and the party-hearty First Couple hosted no less than 170 parties and social events through December 3 of 2009. And that does not even include the 17 parties and 11 open houses – feting more than 50,000 guests – ABC News reported the Obamas hosted throughout the Holiday Season.

For those not counting, that means by January, 2010, Ms. Rogers had staged one gala White House event every three days throughout the first year of the Obama Administration, making the once austere Executive Mansion look more like party central.

More… Alaskan added this:

No wonder the Secret Service has problems at the Whitehouse. Security is no longer their primary duty, they are now Bouncers at the bar.

ID please.

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  • Chisum

    Pssst. Mr. and Mrs. Obama, Mrs. Pelosi and Mr. Reid, WE ARE OUT OF MONEY!

    STOP THE INSANITY! QUIT WITH THE CLOWARD-PIVEN CRAP! WE’RE ON TO YOU!

    This is our moment: US Government running annualized $1.55T deficit as hope, change and central planning policies poison economy

    http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2010/01/this-is-our-moment-us-government.html

  • Alaskan

    No wonder the Secret Service has problems at the Whitehouse. Security is no longer their primary duty, they are now Bouncers at the bar.

    Now I understand why the U.S. Marines on Presidential Assignment are requesting other assignments and to leave Washington D.C.

  • anna

    I thought that Jimmy Carter’s adminstration was the most low class group the country ever elected. ..I stand corrected. This whole obama scenario is like some doofus wins the lottery and then goes ahead and tries to spend it all at once.. I’m embarassed for the country, Thank you so much 52%

  • Betsy Ross

    I dunno…visions of A Tale of Two Cities comes to mind….
    “let them eat cake”…and all that.

  • Pat the First

    I would like to know how this contrasts to George and Laura Bush. I really was concerned when the Obama’s took over the WH that they would treat it like a playhouse. It appears my worse fears are being realized.

  • Jack

    I can imagine a lot of people in the armed forces, and in the secret service not wanting to serve in the White House. Especially in this administration.

    I said the same thing about the Clinton administration.

  • Chris

    Maybe the White House historian could hold some classes on the French Revolution.

  • Betsy Ross

    But of course Mel Brooks’ portrayal of King Louis XVI and his “it’s good to be the King” line also comes to mind…

  • KR

    Reagan was right on! Love listening to his speeches.

    Reagan vs. Obama:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FR5MweSZjbc

  • http://danielmcandrew.com Daniel

    But we all know what came next, Betsy.

    And it wasn’t the bucket of stuff. 😉

  • KR

    Oh, sorry. The above post (#9) seems OT, but not completely. Compare Reagan’s seriousness and wisdom with barry’s ineptitude.

  • Stephen Morgan

    He’s made the White House nothing but complete ghetto.

  • http://none jainphx

    He’s turning the White House into the playboy mansion! I’ma thinking a whole lot of scrubbing and disinfectant will be the order of the day when he’s shown the door. Let’s pray sooner rather then later!

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  • GaryC

    From January 20, 2009 to December 3, 2009 is only 318 days. If they really held 170 parties and social events in that period, that is actually more than 1 every 2 days.

    And in the holiday season, if we assume that it extended from December 4, 2009 to January 1, 2010, there were 28 parties and social events in 28 days, or one per day.

    Was Wagyu beef served at every event, or did they switch to hummingbird tongues and other Roman delicasies.

  • Alana

    Well. Glad they’re having fun.

    While they wreck us.

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  • Corporal Vere

    America: EVERYONE WILL SUFFER.

  • bg

    ++

    add that on to the 30 million dollar Hawaiian vacation (not the first btw).. and the Copenhagan trip, of which who really knows how much that farce cost altogether, then there’s the Nobel Peace Prize trips, etc.. and lets not forget the Olympic trips amonsgt many others.. gah!!

    Obama’s still p$ss$ing on US & talling US it’s raining..

    get that madman out of “we the people’s” house asap!!

    this is truly insane.. *sigh*

    ==

  • someone out there

    I am curious about the comparison between the Obamas and the Bush WH.

    I suspect that GWB was not much of a party animal, but I’d like to see hard numbers.

  • bg

    ++

    someone out there @ 9:37 pm #20

    heh, you can even get the names on the guest list..

    just try getting your eyes on Obama’s they’ll get poked out..

    how’s about a little “just for the fun” side bet that GWB’s 8 years of extra circular activities bills probably wouldn’t add up to as much as Obama’s first..

    ==

  • Sojourner

    …just waiting till’ He appoints a ‘Party and Dance Czar’.. or maybe, one Party Czar and one Dance Czar..

  • wanumba

    The “State Dinner” ostensibly for Indian Prime Minister Singh, but looking like a schmooze party for 300 uber connected Chicago, media and Hollywood types, required huge tents decorated with carpets and chandeliers — chandeliers in tents! An exercise in excess. No “State Dinner” requires such an overflow of guests. Any state dinner within the confines of the White House is more than sufficient. That event went far beyond any “state dinner” requirement, and the named person of honor, Dr. Singh, was lost in the mob of preening billionaire and multimillionaire Democrats, who can easily afford to eat caviar and expensive delicacies at home prepared by their own chefs on their own dimes, but were stuffing their faces on Joe the Taxpayer’s tab, as Joe and millions more like him are facing rising unemployment and home foreclosures.
    Far from raising India’s visibility as an ally, the state dinner proved the Obama Administration isn’t serious about Indian-US relations, but very focused on helping itself to the wealth of America.

  • WhoDat

    ::::sigh::::

    OK. So everyone sees the problem. What’s the solution?

  • Solaratov

    I thought it was bad enough when the d’ohbama’s decided to *create* a “tradition” of Wednesday night cocktail parties (complete with wagyu beef and caviar) — but this is getting a little extreme.

    Don’t these people have anyone around to advise them on whether something is appropriate or not? Isn’t there anybody around to tell them that the white house is not “party central”; and that being the presidential couple demands that they observe a certain level of decorum? I guess not.

    They are far and away the trashiest people ever to occupy the people’s house. Not even the carter clan or the extended “family” of the klintons managed to be so completely dirt-common.
    I’ll be so glad when they are gone.

  • RedGrandma

    The solution does not come, I am afraid until November 2012. But if Jim and all the other conservative blogs keep the blinds up we can hope that sunlight and truth can act as disinfectant. We need to continue to expose these hypocrites again and again and again.

  • http://www.eaglesup.us USMCdaughter1

    Sweet…me and the 4 for a dollar mac and cheese in a box for a week truly appreciate the Zero’s extravagance at our expense. They shouldn’t worry that so many lost their jobs so they could party on!

  • mjazz

    wanumba- I wonder how many starving Indians could have been fed with what it cost for that bash.

  • Mjazz

    Keep America Safe: 100 Hours
    A quick and effective video

  • LeBron Steinman

    “…. but I’d like to see hard numbers.”
    You must be referring to the Clinton White House.

  • jorgen

    Let’s make help O’barmy pay the ultimate sacrifice: loosing both houses and then his office. No more Chicago-politics!

  • Redwine

    We can’t afford to slog through 3 more years of this rape and pillage of the American taxpayer.
    We must find a way to throw Emperor Hussein, “let ’em eat cake” Empress Michelle and their henchmen and lackeys out before they become completely entrenched and decimate our society.

    It’s their Cloward & Piven strategy on steroids. They must be stopped.

  • Nahanni

    Obama is beginning to remind me alot of Caligula. Those who know the history of his reign will see the parallels, especially his actions after bankrupting the treasury with his lavish parties and distributions of largess.

    For those who do not know what I am referring to go to http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Roman/Texts/Suetonius/12Caesars/Caligula*.html and read 37-42.

  • WhoDat

    RedGrandma
    January 13th, 2010 | 10:55 pm | #26

    RE: “The solution does not come, I am afraid until November 2012.”

    OK, Grannie. If that’s the case then I’ll just go back to sleep and wait until we’re given an opprotunity to elect another corrupt politician in 2012. What flavor of corruption do you suggest I vote for? While you’re considering your suggestion, I’ll just think on these words:: “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do…”

    Ummm… Sorry, but I forgot – what is it I’m supposed to do?

    :::yawn:::

  • Peter Warner

    At one party every three days (and probably more as per comments above), many evenings and mornings were likely devoted to pre- and post-party concerns. Who’s up for a thirty-page early morning security briefing after another party that ran late?

    I’d like to hear Lt. Gen. Stanley McChrystal’s honest view on all this time our CINC devotes to partying. Our military is fighting in the mud, snow, rain and dust, and their civilian commander is busy at the caviar.

    How many MONTHS did Lt. Gen. Stanley McChrystal wait to get less than a half hour of face-to-face time with this man? How many HOURS has our president spent playing golf?

    This administration is incompetent, apparently intentionally.

    Best regards, Peter Warner.

  • njartist49

    The big zip is emulating President Andrew Jackson in his carousing.

  • Finncrisp

    So much for walking the walk. To be fair, lots of things happen at the White housse, no matter what is going on in the country. But there is that thing called perception and reality. This crew has shown no restraint on anythng – general spending, lavish travel, golf, vacations, trips abroad to shill for the olympics, and phot ops at the climategate celebration in Denmark. Seems like we are flush with cash at the White House. TONE DEAF!!!!!!

  • drjohn

    Obama’s game.

    Our skin.

  • http://sbcglobal.net Paul Schwab

    This Administration is the worst I have seen in 75 years. These people should be ashamed of themselves, but then they seem to have no conscience; they are completely blind to what the people in America are telling them. Please pray that we vote these Chicago hoodlums out very soon. We need leaders, who are willing to serve and then go home, LIKE GEORGE WASHINGTON, Thomas Jefferson etc etc etc. Our Founding Fathers are turning in their graves just the thought of what we have become. God bless America…..In God We Trust. Paul Schwab, [email protected]

  • Max Silverhammer

    The Politburo always had the best of everything in the USSR. Looks like The Premiere is merely staying true to form. We proles are just going to have to get used to this unless we take our country back.

  • Joanne

    Someone should do a video showing the suffering of the American people and the Obama’s whooping it up at their many parties. They are disgusting, selfish, narcissists.

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  • Susan

    I know they have to pay some of their own entertaining, etc…but I’ll bet not for any of this stuff!

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  • Betsy Ross

    It is beginning to rub people the wrong way when the obamas keep reminding all of us to sacrifice and put “skin in the game” while they go off and have parties serving $100 per lb. Wagu beef, attend soup kitchens for the poor in $5,000 shoes, and go out on expensive dates to Chicago and New York City, and fly in chefs from around the country to make special meals for them, and on and on and on, meanwhile people in this country are still unemployed, losing their homes and no end in sight for a government out of control when it comes to spending OUR money.

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  • mark randall

    What do you expect for affirmative action ni@#%#&s! Those spuds have lived off of other people their entire lives and are now living the party life on the broke taxpayer. They don’t care! They are too busy making a statement that they are the first spuds in the WH and they can do whatever they want, so screw you. And if you oppose them they raise the RACE word. Maobama is a scum bag and his old lady is a black racist. But they will be gone in 2012, and the beginning of their end is today in Mass.

  • rasheri

    The Obama’s attended the Marion Barry finishing school.

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