Gaffetastic!… Obama Thanks “Mark” Shirley For $35,800-a-Couple Dinner… His Name Is Jon Shirley


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)

Terrific!
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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  • gus

    Did the President speak in BLACK URBAN DIALECT today?

  • Bob Z

    Good times

  • Sasja

    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.

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

  • Ted

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

  • Did he not bring his teleprompter?

  • BradInMo

    “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.

  • 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?

  • No Man

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

    How many hundreds of Obama’s gaffs?

    We know Obama-worshiping imbeciles worship an idiot.

  • Nelle

    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?

  • MrGoodWench

    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

  • Got Billy Ayers on Speed Dial

    Reminds me of an old Airplane scene: Don’t call me Shirley
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qo7qoonzTCE

  • jony101

    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.

  • to cripple america is what obama lives for.

  • MrGoodWench

    “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.

  • Molon Labe

    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.

  • Molon Labe

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

  • JDF

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

  • Stone Eternal Love

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

  • Bay

    (—) 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?”

  • Tjexcite

    Urban dictionary:

    Mark

    noun. A person identified as an easy target, or “sucker”. A mark is always the short end of a joke or scam, and is never let in on whats going on. A mark is usually being cheated out of money. It’s origin is from old English traveling carnivals from the late 1800s to early 1900s, where workers would refer to people paying to see thier made up shows and games a “mark”. not from urban gangsters like most people think. Mark is also the origin to the term “smark” or “smart mark” which is a person who know’s he/she is being scamed.

  • Patty

    First of all, using his kids in a systematic and profound series of lies and more lies,

    one in rapid concession.

    This is one person standing alone is a multitude of lies. If I recall the republicans were standing side by side after the inauguration. They would work together and then like a lightening bolt, one after the other,

    Gitmo closing
    Bush tax cuts…eliminated
    But the icing on the cake….OBAMA CARE

    I beg to differ with Obama and we know how the Tea Party was fighting mad and that Obama turn everyone with a common sense against him.
    He really thinks he is a little god. And WHEN a new president is in office, I hope he will keep his deal…Move out of the country and take you two girls and wife with you.

    Please, then you don’t have to live in a nation where we are FREE, Free from liberals taking rights away, free from Obama care, free to work without regulations and mandates, free to get spending back on track and free to have are allies appreciate AMERICAN ONCE AGAIN.

  • Patty

    I have never in my life heard such nonsense from ANYONE, let alone a PRESIDENT?

    OMG, this is one sick and terribly delusional person we have in the White House.

  • Patty

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

    Obama the clown in Chief…Ayers, Wright, Pflegher, Khalidi, Immelt, Jarret, Rezko, Trumka, Soros, Jones, so many racist, terrorist, con artist, questionable Muslim, Commi, friends of Obama and he has the audacity to tell us this country would be deeply hurt??

    Obama must be on something because this is not the actions of a President.

  • Scott

    These people are rent-seekers…They want something from Obozo while he’s still spending trillions of our money…Washington is rotten to the core. They don’t spend 38.5k to here another lame speech…

  • MrGoodWench

    Hussein needs to go through a real comprehensive mental health evaluation and drug tests.
    His medical history needs to be made public now.
    He gives a disturbing vibe everytime I see his fugly mug

  • Patty

    Yeah! uck it up Obama, you have until Nov. ’12 to get it all out!

  • big L

    and be fingerprineted so we can see who he is.

  • Rock

    Donkey Kong One 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,”

    OK so why did we spend a whole year pushing through Obama Care, and why after three years do we not have a budget even though he owned both the House and the Senate for two years. Lying POS is being too kind when addressing his absurdities.

  • CARAGIA

    Maybe this will be enough to encourage Mr Shirley to realize the error of his ways and come over to the dark side… You know….those who actually want a government that cares enough about the people to listen to us AND remember our names! 😀

  • I am serious, and don’t call me Shirley”.

  • Ausonius

    We are all mere minions to him; the “little” people who need him. Very predictable from a flaming narcicist.

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  • DINORightMarie

    The man is delusional. Not only is he spewing half-truths and all-out lies, he says this:

    “‘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….'”

    The “moment he took office” he had a super-majority in the Senate and a nearly 2/3 majority in the House! There was no way to “push back” for the Republicans…….they had NOTHING! No power, because they didn’t have the votes. They couldn’t make amendments, they couldn’t filibuster in the Senate. Nothing!

    That’s why we got all the horrors shoved down our throats, and have suffered from the leftist liberal spending spree and regulation explosion! President Downgrade has the nerve to try to say the Republicans were impeding him with “ideological pushback”?! How ridiculous! Delusional.

    We remember, sir. We remember. Your sycophants in the audience might not, be we do.

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  • eaglewingz08

    Shirley Obama is the smartest President evah. Just be glad Jon wasn’t crippled and Obama didn’t ask him to stand (although Obama would have probably healed Jon if he were crippled and made him walk. Cause of all of Obama’s “superpowers” and “Messianic” powers, that he’s just keeping hidden until the GOP unleashes its nominee.) Oh, and as Obie wrote, “Don’t call me Shirley!”

  • Bunni

    What a stupid asshat. All he cares about is the color of the cash, and the checks clearing!
    If I was “Mark”, I’d put a stop payment on the check I gave the con man.

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  • tim

    I am really confused. President Obama slams the “rich” and talks about redistributing the wealth to help the poor, then he has no problem bellying up to those same “rich” people and asking them for $35,800 for a ticket to have dinner with him so he can fill his campaign coffers. If he is really so concerned about the poor, why wouldn’t he donate all that money to public schools, and to food banks and to hospitals or veterans that need it? This seems to me to be hypocritical, ie, when it is money he is trying to tax from the “fat cat bankers” (as I understand he has called them but don’t know for sure), he wants to give that to these other causes, but when it is for his own use for his reelection campaign, he is more than happy to accept it from these “fat cats”. Shouldn’t he demand that they give an equal amount to a worthy cause? i just don’t get this guy.

  • Dan

    The individual contribution limit for a candidate is 2500 dollars. How can these 35, 800 dollar dinners not be a violation of campaign laws?