President Barack Obama, right, smiles as he is introduced by NBA basketball hall-of-famer, Bill Russell, left, during a Democratic fundraiser at the Paramount Theater, Sunday, Sept., 25, 2011, in Seattle. (AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Barack Obama was guest of honor at a $35,800-a-couple fundraiser in Seattle today. He was very appreciative to his host Jon Shirley… It’s just unfortunate that he called him Mark.
Seattle P-I reported:

The President told a $35,800-a-couple Medina fundraiser that the 2012 election will be “especially hard because a lot of people are discouraged” but vowed he will “keep drawing a clear contrast” between his vision of America and that of the Republicans.

The fundraiser was held in the 27,000-square toot, art-draped home of former Microsoft chief operating officer Jon Shirley. Obama deemed the art collection unforgettable. But he could not remember the name of his host.

I was saying to Mark that I wish I had time to just roam around because this is as beautiful a collection as I’ve ever seen. I want to thank Mark . . .” Obama said. A couple of guests said “Jon,” and the president quickly corrected himself.

It is a tradition of Democratic presidents and presidential candidates to deliver partisan stem-winders in the salons of wealthy donors. Obama did not disappoint.

He warned that electing a Republican presidential candidate next year would deeply hurt the country.

“The (Republican) alternative I think is an approach to government that would fundamentally cripple America in meeting the challenges of the 21st Century and that’s not the kind of society that I want to bequeath to Malia and Sasha, and your children and your grandchildren,” Obama said.

“My hope when I came into office that was because we were in crisis that the other side would respond by saying now is the time for all of us to pull together,” he added.

“That was not the decision they made so from the moment I took office what we’ve seen is a constant ideological pushback against any kind of sensible reform that would make our economy work better and give people more opportunity.”



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  1. Did the President speak in BLACK URBAN DIALECT today?

  2. Good times

  3. The only time der Teufel cares about someone’s name is when he sees it written on a fat check. Shirley and his ilk are only useful monetary tools and even bigger fools to support this monster.

  4. Surely this was just a non-issue gaffe…and DON’T call me Shirley….

  5. Join the new army!
    Sleep and shower with gay men everyday!

  6. Did he not bring his teleprompter?

  7. “The fundraiser was held in the 27,000-square toot,” I’ll bet the room was full of toots. Wonder if they ever expected to host such a large amount of hot stinky air when they built the place.

  8. I’d like to know what the joke is? He always is laughing like a hyena. Actually, I know what the joke is but Shirley he isn’t laughing at himself?

  9. Ben Franklin said, “Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.”

    How many hundreds of Obama’s gaffs?

    We know Obama-worshiping imbeciles worship an idiot.

  10. I’ve noticed the ideological pushback, but did I miss the part where Obama proposed a sensible reform that would make the economy work better?

  11. The President told a $35,800-a-couple..
    Errrr…what ? $ 35,800 is average YEARLY salary for some Americans .
    Why was that woman from Rutgers not in this fundraiser,
    yelling at people for drinking expensive wine ?
    All those darn millionaires and billionaires with corporate jets, throwing money at the poor little ghetto kid so that he can raise their taxes ! How pathetic

  12. Reminds me of an old Airplane scene: Don’t call me Shirley

  13. If our next president is from the communist party he wouldnt be any worst than obama, it might even be better if he is a patriotic communist american instead of this foreign looking, foreign talking clown.
    Cant find one good thing to say about obama, his only success so far is “gays in the military”, and thats something I wouldnt brag about or run a campaign on.

  14. to cripple america is what obama lives for.

  15. “My hope when I came into office that was because we were in crisis that the other side would respond by saying now is the time for all of us to pull together,” he added.
    There was an ” other side ” when he came to office ?
    Really ?
    The Lying King must be speaking about those who were locked out of meetings
    during the “obama-scare” discussions headed by Piglossi and Dingy Harry behind closed doors.

  16. Boy I wonder what kind of return on investment these people are goign to get for 38.5K. Probably in the millions from Godfather Hussain.

  17. If I donate 100 dollars to Obama can I get a $500 million dollar federal subsidy for my unicorn farm?

  18. You didn’t expect the shallow one to learn your correct name did you Mark? Errr I mean Jon.

  19. At least he didn’t refer to him as a “jew”

  20. (—) he will “keep drawing a clear contrast” between his vision of America and that of the Republicans.”

    They don’t read any of the House bills, so who do they know the vision of the Republicans?
    And they never pass budgets, so how do they have a vision of America?

    We *DO* know that EVERYTHING they do, funnels to their election at the Tax-payer’s expense…

    What’s next? Eco-stimulus, “campaign dinner-plate-gate?”

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