President Obama visited Seattle again yesterday. According to The Seattle Times, he first attended a “High Dollar Brunch” at the 10,000-square-foot waterfront home of Ann and Bruce Blume. About 35 couples shelled out $35,800 a couple for club salad, roast turkey with spice rub, Yakima asparagus, a 10-minute stump speech and a little Q&A.
Then it was on to The Paramount Theatre for the low-dollar affair, headlined by The Dave Matthews Band. Five thousand dollars got you lunch and a photo op with POTUS (extra people in the picture, $1,000 a pop). Or for those on a budget, there was lunch only ($1,000 a plate), or a chair only ($250 for “premium” seating, $100 for the chair behind the post).
This is the third of these fundraiser combos–a $35,800-a-couple brunch followed by a $1,000-a-person lunch–the President has held in Seattle since September.
He also did an event for the 99%: a “semi-public” tour of the Boeing plant in Everett.
At the Paramount, the President talked mainly about money. I mean, what else, right? Ka-ching, ka-ching, ka-ching!
Oh, wait. That’s not quite right. Let’s see. . . . He said Romney was out of touch with ordinary working people.
But mainly he talked about the economy, and what he termed “the most destructive, worst [economic] crisis we’ve seen since the Great Depression.” He said:
Sometimes people forget the magnitude of it. . . . Sometimes I forget.
Well, yeah, I can certainly see why.
Here’s a clip of the President’s confession (and a tip of the hat to Sound Politics for it):
Then last night it was off to SoCal to attend a $40,000-per-person soiree at George Clooney’s house. It netted about $15 million. Ka-ching, ka-ching, ka-ching.
Don’t feel bad, Mr. President. I’d probably forget, too.