A low-dollar fundraiser here Monday felt like a throwback to the 2008 campaign.
There was the same old soundtrack – including “City of Blinding Lights” by U2, the president’s 2008 anthem -- the enthusiastic organizers and the abundant appeals for supporters to rally behind President Obama.
The one missing element? Overflowing crowds.
Granted, it was a fundraiser, not a free rally. But the empty seats were hard to miss.
The top level of the 2,200-seat concert hall at the Adrienne Arsht Center for Performing Arts was entirely empty, as were the seats along the side of the second and third levels.
While the average joe isn't enamoured with Obama, it appears the liberal elite still love the guy, because he kills em at the high dollar fundraisers:
President Obama told supporters at a fundraiser in Miami on Monday night that he deserves credit for cleaning up the mess he inherited.
“My job over these first two years has frankly been to clean up a big mess,” Mr. Obama said at a $10,000-per-ticket event at a gated mansion in Miami Beach. “We were able to make sure we yanked an economy out of what could have been a second Great Depression.”
The president spoke to guests on a tented lawn with a view of the Miami skyline at the $5.9 million home of former Samsonite CEO Steve Green, former ambassador to Singapore in the Clinton administration.
“We stabilized the financial system,” the president said. “We made sure that we ended one war and started putting another war on a path where we could start bring more troops home. We restored a sense around the world of what American values and ideals were all about. We had to address an auto industry that was on the verge of liquidation. We had to get the economy moving again and we had to get jobs created again.”
Did this clown say he stabilized the financial system? Aren't we still seeing borrowing frozen and banks closing? Did he talk about ending wars? Gee, how many has Obama started: Libya, Yemen....and are things really better in Afghanistan? Come on now. He says we have the economy moving again? Moving where? Further down the drain? Seriously, Mr. President, you are getting credit....credit for running this country into the ground and taking the western civilization and financial system with it.
I mean, seriously, you want credit for fixing things? You are making us more energy dependent, less secure, less fiscally responsible, and deeper in debt. More people have left the job force than when you started. And you say you are fixing things?