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Eating Cake With Hillary Clinton

Meanwhile, Obama putts his priorities in order

Check out this 2007 Hillary Clinton for President radio ad, in which she rips into George W. Bush, saying that Katrina victims were “invisible” to him, but aren’t invisible to her. How times change.

Here’s why Hillary Clinton cannot be bothered to come to Louisiana: she’s got a slew of fundraising events set up with coastal elites. From CNN:

What do Cher, Leonardo DiCaprio, Magic Johnson and Jimmy Buffett all have in common? They’re with her.

Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine, buoyed by rising poll numbers and a sputtering Donald Trump campaign, are using August to raise tens of millions of dollars in cash before the fall sprint.

Clinton will embark on a three-day, eight-fundraiser trip to California next week, headlining a mix of star studded events with tech icons, athletes and movie stars.

On Monday, August 22, Clinton will headline a top dollar fundraiser at the Beverly Hills home of Cheryl and Haim Saban, the billionaire owner of Univision and one of Clinton’s wealthiest backers.

Clinton and her aides will then head down the street to another fundraiser at the Beverly Hills home of Hall of Fame basketball player and businessman Magic Johnson. That event, which according to Clinton donors in California is expected to raise millions of dollars, will also be hosted by Willow Bay and Bob Iger, the CEO of The Walt Disney Company, and Marilyn and Jeffrey Katzenberg, the CEO of DreamWorks Animation.

The next day, Clinton will headline two events in Laguna Beach, including a $33,400-per-person event hosted by Stephen Cloobeck, the CEO of Diamond Resorts.

Later in the day, according to invites obtained by CNN, Clinton will headline a fundraiser at the home of Leonardo DiCaprio, the Oscar-winning actor known for his roles in Titanic, The Revenant and The Wolf of Wall Street.

Scooter Braun, the agent that discovered Justin Beiber, and Tobey Maguire, the actor known for his roles in the Spider-Man series, will also host the star-studded event.

Sounds like fun for those celebrities and rich people, flooding the Democratic Party nominee’s coffers with campaign cash. Meanwhile, here in flood-ravaged Louisiana, preliminary estimates claim that as many as 110,000 people lost their homes (or at least suffered enormous damage to them), suffering nearly $21 billion in losses.

Obama golfs with celebrities, Hillary parties with them and takes their cash.

This should not be forgotten. These are the oligarchs who rule us. It’s despicable. Do not believe for one second that there’s any reason why Hillary Clinton cannot get here. Donald Trump got here, spent a few hours, then left. So could she, if she wanted to. But she would di$appoint her donor$.

This who Hillary Clinton is. It’s all about money and access. You know I’m not a Trump supporter, but I absolutely can see why people would vote for him to throw a rock through these people’s collective window.

Hey, it’s hard to know the difference between satire and the reality of the Clinton/Obama response to the floods, but here’s some actual satire:

Screen shot from The Babylon Bee, a satirical news site
Screen shot from The Babylon Bee, a satirical news site

Sheer awesomeness from the Babylon Bee, an Onion-like site:

OAK BLUFFS, MA—Carrying a 47-over-par performance to the 18th tee at Farm Neck Golf Club during his vacation on the island of Martha’s Vineyard Thursday, President Obama told golfing buddy Larry David that he was determined to “get one back,” sources reported.

After utilizing his 10th and final mulligan on an errant slice, the commander-in-chief hit a solid drive down the fairway from the red tees on the 435-yard par 5, leaving approximately 275 yards left to the front of the green. Then “the best couple of 3-woods [he has] ever hit,” along with a very lucky bounce, put him in a situation the leader of the free world has not seen in quite some time: a mere eight feet away from recording a birdie.

Recognizing the magnitude of the moment, David asked for permission to hole out his five-footer in order to set the stage for Obama’s birdie attempt, which the President granted.

“This one’s for all the poor folks down in the great state of Louisiana,” Obama reportedly said to David, before addressing the ball. The lefty then flawlessly executed his trademark outside-to-inside, wrist-heavy putting stroke, sending his customized Titleist skipping smoothly—right into the center of the cup.

Whole thing here. 

As I was finishing this post, my mother called with news of lifelong friends from Denham Springs. She had not been able to reach them all week, but they finally called. A retired couple. They’ve lost everything they own, and so have their two adults sons, and their families, all of whom live in Denham Springs. They won’t be able to give anything to any politician’s fundraiser, because they’re now flat on their backs.

I’m telling you now, if either Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama come down here now, they are likely to be booed. It won’t be racism, or being against the Democrats. Our governor is a Democrat, and as far as I can tell, he’s done a very fine job responding to this disaster. If Clinton and/or Obama is booed, it’s going to be for reasons of class. Mark my words.

UPDATE: You cannot make this up! Hillary Clinton is on Martha’s Vineyard tonight at a $100,000 a plate fundraiser at the home of Lady Rothschild:

The wife of British Sir Evelyn de Rothschild is hosting a dinner-party fundraiser for about 30 guests, who will pay up to $100,000 per couple.

The Democratic presidential nominee and her right hand, Huma Abedin, are expected to spend the night at the oceanfront home featured last year in Architectural Digest. Lynn is one of Hillary’s most fervent supporters.

By the by, I was just texted this photo of a Louisiana cemetery by a friend who is in Denham Springs doing relief work this afternoon. “Even the dead weren’t left alone by this thing,” he texts. Enjoy your dinner with Lady Rothschild, Hillary!


Here is a new map showing the size of the flood here. It’s massive. Everything in blue is normally dry land that went under:

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UPDATE.2: The Baton Rouge Area Foundation tells me tonight that Hillary Clinton supporters have donated $400,000 to BRAF’s relief efforts after Hillary asked them too. BRAF is grateful for that, and so am I.



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