Obama Holds Hometown Fundraiser – To Half Empty Room

Author Jodi Kantor tweeted this from Chicago about an hour ago.

Barack Obama held a fund-raiser designed for younger supporters, each of whom will pay $51 to attend. That event takes place at the Bridgeport Arts Center, a collection of studio and gallery space south of Chicago’s downtown.

Thousands turned out for the Romney-Ryan event in Manassus, Virginia yesterday.

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  • jewells

    *snort* Obama/Biden..old and busted. Romney/Ryan.. new and shiny. You’re going down Obama. Hard.

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  • Obama will lose in November…

  • dba…vagabond trader

    His fans were probably too busy practicing “Chicago Values.”

    Boom boom.

  • lethargic

    Well, when ya can’t find a job, $51 can be a huge amount to give up … sad …

  • Granny

    OMG! Time for a some R&R!

  • Taqiyyotomist

    To be frank: it’s not that nobody in Chicago wants to see Obama speak, it’s that not very many people in Chicago have that much money that wouldn’t be better spent on gas, food, taxes, fines, fees, bribes, tolls, and parking.

  • JPhat

    The significance of $51, his birthday ego? Why not $51.25?

  • Beachluver

    Obama supporters are EITHER out commiting MURDER….it’s the Chicago way OR or their money is needed for more important things like drugs…bullets….you are going DOWN BIG TIME JUG EARS!!!!!

  • Practical Jane

    Make no assumptions. Vote.

  • FedUp

    Awwww… I feel so bad for Obambaloney… NOT! He should start packing NOW!

  • Sasja
  • succotash

    LOL Way to go chitcago!

  • Teresa

    Make no assumptions is correct. Remember there are about 1 hundred million people (citizens and non-citizens) on some form of welfare. Natural constituency for Obama. Romney’s voters need to turn out in big numbers.

  • Should have made it $57 — $1 for each state.

    Promote it heavy that way and the place would have been filled to the rafters.

  • BS-meter

    @ #7

    …….or ‘blow’, or ‘smack’, or…..

  • RealMc

    #4 August 12, 2012 at 4:51 pm
    dba…vagabond trader
    His fans were probably too busy practicing “Chicago Values.”

    Boom boom.

    probably more like Choom Choom…………

    just sayin’

  • Joe College

    I’m kinda hoping the Ryan choice will enable Romney to pick up a lot of the 3rd party voters. There are a lot of them this year with Gary Johnson and with Ron Paul who will probably still mount a campaign. You can bet dollars to donuts Johnson and Paul (if he runs) will be right there on the podium next to Mitt and Obama for one of the debates. The Obama media would never let a chance like that to wound Romney pass them by.

  • jony101

    they would have to pay me to go see that “commnunist” speak or actually see the teleprompter speak. On second thought even if they pay me I still wouldnt go, it would be comparable to jury duty and I dont do jury duty.

  • radioone

    Unless Mom (or Dad, if around) foots the bill, that $51.00 can buy a little more “blow”.

  • Carbon Pootprint

    Not surprising with the rate of murders in Chicago, half the people are dead. Ah but don’t worry because that half will show up and vote, its the chitcago way

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  • MicahStone

    Obama Holds Hometown Fundraiser – To Half Empty Room
    …probably most of the OBOZO supporters where out exercising their “chicago values” by randomly killing other OBOZO supporters (women and children first).

  • donh

    Hey Kids…Own the future and pay it FORWARD….Send Obama that penny jar sitting on your night stand !

  • Mad Hatter

    A half empty room at $51 dollars per ticket? LOL.

    What happened to the big crowds that Obama use to draw?

    Here’s just some of this crowd sizes from 2008.

    September 17th, Las Vegas, Cashman Field – 14,000
    October 7th, Cincinnati, Ault Park – 15,000
    October 9th, Portsmouth, Ohio Shawnee St. Univ. – 10,000
    October 18th, Kansas City, Mo. Liberty Memorial Park – 75,000
    October 18th, St. Louis, Mo. Arch Grounds – 100,000
    October 20th, Orlando, Fl Outside of Amway Arena – 50,000
    October 21st, Miami, Fl Bicentennial Park – 30,000
    October 25th, Albuquerque, N.M. Johnson Field – 40,000
    October 27th, Pittsburgh, Pa Mellon Arena – 17,000
    November 2nd, Cincinnati, Oh Nipper Stadium – 27,000
    November 2nd, Columbus, Oh Ohio State House Steps – 60,000
    November 2nd, Cleveland, Oh Outdoor Mall (city park) – 80,000
    November 3rd, Manassas, Va Prince William County Fairgrounds – 80,0000

    Now he’s playing to crowds in high school gyms, and he can’t fill a room for a fund raiser at $51 dollars a pop?

    The American people are waking up.

  • dwd

    A lot of people probably have a lot of better things to spend $51 on. Or else they don’t have $51 to spend at all.

  • sablegsd

    Why $51?

  • Taqiyyotomist

    Next week he’ll be at a casino in vegas, right after a Hall & Oates show.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    #27 sablesd

    Because (supposedly) he’ll be 51 years old?

  • Luckyone

    Can they use their EBT cards to get in?

  • Agreed- take nothing for granted, vote this November! Also, I’m kinda wondering if the polls are missing something here- Obama may not be doing as well as they tell us.

  • Lucy

    do you think? Dick Morris says it will be a landslide and undecided voters always break to challenger.

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  • Taqiyyotomist

    This is where it was held.


    Near south side, just southwest of the Loop.

    Not where white people want to be found after 10:00 P.M…

    …unless they want their body to be “found” sometime thereafter by CPD.

  • Mad Hatter


    Dick Morris is right about that. Here’s how he phrased it,

    If you ask a woman if she’s going to be married to her husband in November, and she says, “I’m undecided” that’s not good for her husband.

    If you ask your boos if he’s going to fire you this November, and the boss says, “I’m undecided” that’s not good for you.

    And if you ask a voter if they’re going to vote for the President in November, and the voter says, “I’m undecided” that’s not good for a sitting President.

    Undecided voters always break from the President and towards the challenger at an average of 5 to 2 or 4 to 1.

  • Mad Hatter

    5 to 2 or 3 to 1. typo***

  • Taqiyyotomist


    Regarding Ryan.

    He’s a lib.



    There are a few hard, fast rules in politics when you’re playing on the top of the ticket.

    The first is that picking someone that’s dumber than a box-o-rocks may cost you the election, as the electorate may think about your untimely demise and whether they can live with the other party in the left seat.

    The second is that picking someone who’s smarter than you are isn’t that good of an idea either, because then the electorate may wonder if they made the wrong choice for the top of the ticket.

    And the third is that picking someone who’s hated more than you are sometimes works politically, especially if you’ve got a bunch of rabid people who hate you (and who doesn’t at this level of political activity?); their fire may be drawn to the VP pick.

    Of course that can backfire and cause your opponent to concentrate his fire on you both.

    That appears to be headed Mittens way with Paul Ryan as his running mate.

    The Republican presidential candidate called his new running mate a man of “steadiness” and “integrity.” Speaking Saturday morning, Romney praised Ryan as an “intellectual leader” of the party, one who understands the toll the debt is taking on the country but is optimistic about the future.

    Uh huh. That would be nice if it was true.

    Unfortunately it’s a lie.

    And Ryan is one of the liars-in-chief in the House. If you need your memory refreshed may I recommend you read the following links:

    [taq: here Link at site for each “here”, and each link very informative]

    here (discretionary budget, welfare reform, retirement security and more)
    here (voted for and supported TARP)
    here (Medicare, cost-shifting at gunpoint and more)
    here (more Medicare lies)
    here (Ryan’s fraudulent — for the second time — budget proposal) and of course
    here (Ryan’s lies about the sequester ex-post-facto creating exemptions to it)

    and that’s just the last year or so of my coverage of this venomous, traitorous snake.


    Either, like I’ve said, Romney’s taking a dive, or he’s going to do what Obama couldn’t do:

    Great Leap Forward II: American Mao x10 edition.

    That he belongs to a Satanic religion — and proudly so — escapes most Americans.

    For the moment. It will all become crystal clear. Sadly, too late.

  • bigkahuna

    Half empty stadium for a fully empty soul.

    He should let people in for free… He runs the country on a deficit…seee how that works on his campaign @asswipe !

  • Taqiyyotomist

    F**ked F**ked.

    Plain and simple.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    That is, either way we vote. Ben Dover. Pleased to meat you.

  • Taqiyyotomist


    It’s not a stadium.

    It’s art gallery on the near south side.

  • donh

    He Kids…its me again…I can’t steal another 6 trillion dollars to give my best people unless you pay it FORWARD and steal for me….Now I want you to go into your mother’s bedroom when she’s not looking , stuff all her gold jewelry into a padded envelope, and mail it to Organizing Crime for America….and always remember ” A crime is a terrible thing to waste. “

  • Taqiyyotomist

    And if you read my last link, and the links therein, you’ll realize that the Demon-cult-belonging-to Romney is just as likely to preside over the Great Leap Forward II as Obama.

    Oh, and Django Unchained comes out after the election, in December.

    A Q. Tarantino movie that will cause mass rioting by imbeciles who feed off media.

  • Taqiyyotomist


    No kidding. If you’re gonna loot, rob, and steal, at least send the proceeds to OFA.

  • l.barney

    An empty room for the Great O? Gee, I feel bad-NOT!

  • mg4us

    No surprise about Obama not being able to draw the crowds like he used to. . Just think back a few short months. . To May 5. .when Obama officially “LAUNCHED” his campaign in Ohio at university to a half empty arena. . . looked pathetic

    but no surprise when half of all graduates cannot find a job thanks to dismal economy under Obama’s policies. .extending the recession to the longest on record

    Or cannot afford the gas, tolls and parking now that Obama’s Quantitative Easing QE1 & 2 and soon to be 3 has diminished the purchasing power of the dollar and driven gas prices up over 100% to now $4/gal from when he took office ($1.85/gal) and this in turns drives up food and other prices. . .he also killed Canadian XL pipeline and offshore drilling

    Or the fact that his moratorium on coal power plants is driving up cost of electricity and causing power outages. .

    Just wait til DNC Convention in the Bank of America Arena in Charlotte. . . many house democrats staying away too. . .

    Obama is toxic and it will get worse. .

    Just look what the son Obama might have had if he had a son did to this elderly couple. . Disgusting. . . Just like his old man and what he is doing to medicare and our economy!


    Nobama in November!

  • Taqiyyotomist


    Is it considered “passive-agressive” when I call this Ryan guy a dive-taking RINO slob who eats Lenin’s embalmed package with great relish?

    And, if so… then is “passive-agressive” really a bad thing?

  • Taqiyyotomist



    Read it, and the links therein.

    We are soooooooooooooooo screwed.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    Obama, a guy who is — to anyone paying attention — a really evil, Satanic dude.

    No question.

    Versus a guy who proudly belongs to a Satanic, anti-Christ cult.

    Those are our choices, folks.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    maranatha. come quickly, Lord Jesus.

    Don’t let another Holocaust, Holodomor, Killing Fields, and Great Leap Forward happen,

    dear God.

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  • Sasja

    I would guess that most of those Chicago “we have values” folks were waiting for some of that Obammy money they thought he was going to give them. Now he’s asking them for money instead. How disappointing is that?

  • barry oh bamz

    Sure Jim, meanwhile obamas up by 120 electoral votes. Dum trogs make this to easy

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  • ar05075

    A half empty room of empty heads.

  • Granny

    #54 August 12, 2012 at 6:53 pm
    barry oh bamz commented:

    Sure Jim, meanwhile obamas up by 120 electoral votes. Dum trogs make this to easy

    Long time till November 6, at which time it will be determined if TheNone is “up by 120 electoral votes” or on his way out the door. Ever heard of counting chickens before they hatch?

  • Mad Hatter


    Obama is up by 120 Electoral Votes? Site your source.

    Also, you do know that the media and the polling companies are over polling Democrats anywhere from six to nine points per poll.

    You also know that Obama’s disapproval rate is below 50% in well over half the states. I”m sure that’s part of his 120 Electoral Vote lead. Right?


  • Mad Hatter

    Excuse me, his approval rate is below 50% in well over half the states. Typo**

  • mg4us

    With so much Obama on TV, radio and in news daily . .people are burnt out. . need some R&R

    On a scary note. .Obama/Clinton foreign policy falling apart in Egypt and Syria and Iran


    Obama is Carter on steroids!!!

  • Practical Jane

    In 1980 the MSM told us Carter was winning every day and all year. Right up until election night they told us Carter was winning. I think they’re doing the same this year with Obama, and I hope they keep it up. It scares the crap out of Conservatives and drives us to the polls and it makes Liberals think everything’s good so they stay home. Vote!

  • bg


    not to worry, no limit as to where donations come from.. /s/


  • meh

    not everyone that gets welfare will vote for obama. i get food stamps and have medicaid for my pregnancy right now. im smart enough to know i wont be getting off foodstamps or medicaid with obama in office. i wouldnt vote for him if the black panthers were inside the voting booth with a gun pointed in my face. not everyone on welfare wants to be there or even stay there. i am not content depending on others to eat. i hope to one day go from this life of poverty to one of the hated rich people. Romney/Ryan 2012!!!!!!

  • mg4us

    I just heard that Hollywood is releasing a new movie about America under Obama and starring Obama in 3D. . .

    Movie called:
    OBAMAnation 3D – Debt, Doubt, Dispair

    Guess it is a Horror Movie. . .

    And Obama has a record too. . . It is called – FAILURE!!!!

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  • Jerry C

    @ #27 sablegsd-“Why $51?”
    @ #29 Taqiyyotomist-“Because (supposedly) he’ll be 51 years old?”

    In gematria, one method is to add multiple-digit numbers together until they become a single digit. So, 5+1=6. 6 is the number of mankind since he was created on the 6th Day of Creation. 7 happens to be God’s perfected number (Sabboth Day, 7 days of the week, 7 Seals/7 Trumpets/7 Vials, etc…). Notice 6 is less than 7 (mankind is lower than God). They may have reasoned that 51 represents his birthday, but God is not without His humor. LOL.

    BTW-666 represents the Anti-Christ because 6 (mankind) is less than 7 (God’s number) and a triple 6 means it’s mankind perfected or in other words, absolutely the lowest man, lawlessness. Me thinks that’s LUITPOS true number.

  • BackOfTheYards

    The Bridgeport neighborhood is the birthplace of the Chicago Democratic Machine. It is where Richard J. Daley made his lifelong home, many machine power bosses lived there, and had long been the epicenter of all things political in Chicago.

  • SoLongSong

    #50 Taqi-something-or-other guy: Hmm…I can’t tell if you’ve been drinking something or what.

    As a Mormon myself, I’m always amazed that people think it’s some kind of cult, or even that we have horns or something. Or don’t believe in Jesus Christ.

    This seems to be a deeply ingrained idea for you so I’m not going to try and change your mind, I’m simply dumbfounded.

  • Sasja

    Taqiy, sometimes I worry about you.

    Can anyone tell me what happened to Wanumba?

  • taqiyyotomist



    I miss wanumba.

    Incredible commnenter at GP.

    I think wanumba left because his/her Gravatar account was apparantly “hacked” a half-year ago.

    (Which means someone knew wanumba’s email addy, and that’s all it takes.)

    Wanumba got spooked, basically, and quit posting. (That I am aware of…)

  • taqiyyotomist


    Actually, after an incredibly strenuous (as usual) day at work, I am indeed drinking.

    What has that got to do with anything?

    The point remains: LDS is a demonic false Gospel — a lie. Per the Father thereof.

    A few beers does not dilute this fact.

  • taqiyyotomist

    Don’t worry, SoLongSong.

    The world doesn’t hate LDS.

    You’re safe from what’s to come.

    KJV-believing, bible-believing Christians and Jews are not.

    Think about why LDS will remain pretty safe from the crazy Leftists.

    Because the world only really hates the truth of logos.

    Anything else?


  • taqiyyotomist

    LDS is something else.

  • taqiyyotomist

    When the World doesn’t hate you like it hates Christians and Jews…

    …that should be a GREAT BIG CLUE.

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  • Lou

    Hope there are “para-legals” there .
    Just incase anyone faints.

  • Flintstone F.

    Are crickets the first to arrive or the last to leave?

  • bg


    Taq, stop trying to blame liquor on your blasphemous tongue, er,
    keyboard, don’t recall Jesus recommending your style defending..

    you sound about as much of a Christian
    as Obama, perhaps even less if possible..


  • billy sol

    $51? wait ’til ocommie raises taxes………what the hell labor unions pay these people to show up, as usual they blew it!

  • bg


    #50 August 12, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    heard about this on the news the other night..

    Mitt Romney

    [Romney’s swearing in used the same Bible that his father George Romney had used as the Governor of Michigan. In his 15-minute inauguration speech in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, he avoided policy specifics but said that he intended to bring about a “lighter, more agile bureaucracy.” The overall inauguration festivities took place over three days and emphasized themes around common citizens.]


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  • mg4us

    Obama is such need of funds that he sent Angry Big Mama Moochel to Hollywood o shake down the overpaid actors there. . .


    Angry Big Mama said Barack is no Spiderman. . .No Super Hero

    I agree. .Barack is not the Bugman. . He is just a Bug, Man

    And a Stupid Hero too.

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  • Bunni

    Obumbles will be lucky to fill the mens room at 51 cents a ticket soon.

    He’s in such trouble. and plug, only getting around 600 morons, compared
    to tens of thousands for R & R!
    I can’t wait until this clown gets thrown to the curb.

  • Laurie

    Bridgeport was a stupid place to hold a fundraiser! The area is mostly blue collar Polish, Chinese or Black. The Polish hate Obama, the Chinese are thrifty and Obama has made a point of taking the Black vote for granted. However this poor showing is a good barometer of a possible election outcome. The unemployment rate in Illinois is 8.7 compared to the National unemployment at 8.2. Also Illinois is a “corn” state. Everyone is feeling the hit from the farmers to the commodity traders.

    The last senator voted into the Senate (2010) was Mark Kirk – a Republican. I think this speaks volumes about the direction of cook county (Chicago) and Illinois

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