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President Obama raises money for Democrats

Original post made on Apr 3, 2013

President Barack Obama arrived at San Francisco International Airport Wednesday evening for a quick fundraising trip in the Bay Area.
==B ■ Related story:== [Web Link ==B Obama to brunch, lunch in Atherton.==]

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 2:12 PM

Comments (11)

Posted by common sense, a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Apr 3, 2013 at 2:51 pm

I just wish the guy would realize he is the President of the United States and start doing his job instead of campaigning constantly. He owes us, the American people, his full attention to fixing the mess he has created over the past 4 years. It is a tragedy that he only campaigns, golfs, and takes elaborate vacations---all while many are suffering in this country.


Posted by Political Observer, a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on Apr 3, 2013 at 3:15 pm

One can only hope that the Obama administration will make Gail Slocum, Heyward Robinson and Kelly Fergusson political appointees. That way Menlo Park will will be temporarily restored to political sanity.


Posted by Matty, a resident of Menlo Park: Suburban Park/Lorelei Manor/Flood Park Triangle
on Apr 3, 2013 at 3:16 pm

"instead of campaigning constantly."

He's fundraising. Want to change campaign finance law to eliminate it?

"to fixing the mess he has created over the past 4 years"

You mean fixing Bush's DISASTER? He has, albeit slowly. We need more jobs bills, of course. Dow is up from 8k to 14k. Took Bushes trillion dollar deficit and Great Recession and is moving in the right direction.

That's why he WON in a LANDSLIDE!

" It is a tragedy that he only campaigns, golfs, and takes elaborate vacations"

Bush took 5 times as much vacation. Reagan took far more. Quit lying.


Posted by Matty, a resident of Menlo Park: Suburban Park/Lorelei Manor/Flood Park Triangle
on Apr 3, 2013 at 3:18 pm

For those who think the President should be working more... from the ultra conservative Wash Times, the right wing paper owned by Rev Moon (moonies.).

"President Obama in his first four years has taken 131 days, dividing his time between Hawaii, Martha's Vineyard and, of course, Camp David, the official get away of U.S. presidents. At this rate, he could hit 262 days by the end of his eighth year, about average for modern presidents.

He certainly is not the king of vacation days. That honor falls to President George W. Bush, who racked up 1,020 vacation days in his eight years in office, including one five-week vacation, the most of any president in 36 years."

Bush 1,020 - Obama 262, yet Obama should "work harder".

Double standard?


Posted by Sarah, a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Apr 3, 2013 at 3:58 pm

What re-election is he running for!


Posted by Matty, a resident of Menlo Park: Suburban Park/Lorelei Manor/Flood Park Triangle
on Apr 3, 2013 at 4:12 pm

Sarah - you asked a question with and exclamation point. "What re-election is he running for!"

He's raising money for the D triple C, as stated in the actual article. Both sides do it.

Are you appalled? Are you equally appalled that members of congress spend 2-4 hours each and every day raising money? apalled they spend 10-20 hours a week to try to keep their job, instead of doing their jobs?

If so, support public financing of elections. Or get get the best politicians that someone else's money bought and paid for. In this case, local billionaires.


Posted by Hmmm, a resident of another community
on Apr 3, 2013 at 6:48 pm

So many people suffering - says the guy in Atherton. Hey - what are you doing about it?


Posted by Greta, a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Apr 3, 2013 at 8:12 pm

Causing more traffic jams! Who is footing this bill!


Posted by Barbara, a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Apr 3, 2013 at 9:16 pm

Is he getting a golf game in on this trip?


Posted by Donald, a resident of another community
on Apr 3, 2013 at 9:58 pm

I am pleased to see the President of the United States coming to visit us. He needs to get out of Washington and the "bubble" that surrounds people there. We should celebrate the fact that we get a chance to see one of the most important people in the world, not grouse about traffic jams.


Posted by Arthur, a resident of Menlo Park: Fair Oaks
on Apr 4, 2013 at 8:05 am

Donald: He does not do anything when he is there! Why waste our money on FUEL!


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