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Voting Obama in November? In Los Angeles this evening? Got $28,500 to throw around?

Well then you can mosey on over to Beverly Hills for a fundraiser for Barack as only Hollywood can do it.

The evening starts with dinner at a Beverly Hills mansion followed by a reception at the Beverly Wilshire hotel, where Barbara Streisand, an ardent Democratic supporter, will perform. Folk singer Ben Harper is also slated to play.

Fancy fancy!

Obama's aides are mum on the exact number of attendees expected, as well as which stars are on the pricey guest list.

But we do know that about 250 people are expected to dinner and that 900 are expected to see the Funny Girl sing.

Together the events are estimated to raise 9 million dollars, more than any candidate has raised in a single day.

In Florida on Monday McCain hosted his own buffet dinner at Miami's InterContinental hotel, culminating in 26.2 million dollars for McCain in Florida to date. In August, McCain experienced his best funraising thus far with 47 million dollars. But, since he accepted public funding, his general election campaign spending is limited to 84 million dollars.

Obama, on the other hand, raised a record-breaking 66 million dollars in August. He opted out of public funds, making this one of the most expensive election races yet!

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82 comments to “They Want Your Money!”



  1. 1

    wow wish i had that money



  2. 2

    $28,500 is pocket change and I'm going. Obama/Biden 08!



  3. 3

    VOTE OBAMA!!!



  4. 4

    hi



  5. 5

    GO OBAMA!



  6. 6

    VOTE SMART!!!



  7. 7

    FCUK them both



  8. 8

    obscene



  9. 9

    WOWWWWWWW

    [MCCAIN]



  10. 10

    Of fucking course they want our money! But they want to tell us how bad off we are too, oh wait; that is Obama contstantly telling us how shitty things are. Duh!



  11. 11

    Sounds like a sexy fun time. Minus Barbara Streisand.



  12. 12

    Re: Melissa is always right
    Things are shitty for us common folk, when you're as obscenely rich as a Streisand or a Klum it's not much…and they're STILL backing Obama, even though they're going to be the ones who suffer the most through taxes–they'll be giving back to a nation that has given them so much (especially financially!). It says a lot if you ask me.



  13. 13

    OBAMA 08



  14. 14

    I hope sh'loads of people pay and turn up for this AND HE LOSES lmfao :) And no I'm not on the McCain/Palin ticket either, I just think it would be funny



  15. 15

    Obama also has taken much more PAC $$ than McC. So an evening with Babs 'Any Democrat At All' Streisand? She may be talented but should stick to what she knows best. Do we need someone with no experience running the country??

  16. kammy says – reply to this


    16

    OBAMA 0-8!!



  17. 17

    Wow! That is good that they are paying that kind of money while he is still around…

    McCain/Palin 2008



  18. 18

    Re: Blackacid Betty – i've said it before and I'll say it again…..these guys are as hypocritical in their presidential politics as they are in their environmental politics………….oh, to be a pap on the wall in the voting booth of LA county!



  19. 19

    omg perez… McCain is NOT for war…. he's for not leaving that fucking mess Bush left behind. We caused that problem… we need to help fix it!!

    McCain '08 \ Hillary '12



  20. 20

    Re: State ziti – Completely agree!! Both parties are to plan here.



  21. 21

    Re: xoMarinaxo – *blame not plan. :)

  22. Galen says – reply to this


    22

    If I were running for hall monitor and that shrill bitch Streisand came out in support of me, I would have to kill myself.



  23. 23

    Re: Blackacid Betty – Well, I don't think things are all that shitty and I'm a single parent. And I am not insanely rich. FAR from it. But I keep my Jeep full, I still buy organic food, I still provide everything we need, send my son to private school, we go to lots of sports events, take trips, I am able to let my son sport all Hollister. Used to not always be that way, we struggled. And I never ever considered it being someone else's responsibility to change that but my own. Sorry if you are doing bad but to me, with gas prices going up, food going up, utility companies gouging us all happening within the last couple years of a democratic controlled Congress, I think it still could be a lot worse. And if you don't believe that, just wait and let your guy win. I haven't heard anything out of Obama's mouth that convinces me otherwise. Nor have I seen it here in Illinois.



  24. 24

    Re: State ziti
    Well, now they'll be forced to if the candidate they're backing gets into office won't they?



  25. 25

    This is funny…Carly Florina, McSames co-chair of his campaign was asked if either McCain or Palin could run a corporation she said "No, I don't."
    On Fiorina’s statement, Obama spokesman Tommy Vietor said, “If John McCain’s top economic advisor doesn’t think he can run a corporation, how on earth can he run the largest economy in the world in the midst of a financial crisis?”



  26. 26

    Re: Melissa is always right
    I agree, we're not living in a great depression but from my standpoint as a recent college grad it's pretty bleak at the moment. Since me and a number of my peers graduated in May not a single one of us have been able to land a job because of all the lay offs that have occurred in my area.

    Things could be way worse, but it's just disheartening to me when my college commencement speaker's speech revolved around how it would be nearly impossible for any of us to find decent jobs.

    On the up and up I have an job interview tomorrow so FINGERS CROSSED :)

  27. Bongo says – reply to this


    27

    Great campaign reform.



  28. 28

    Re: Blackacid Betty – I really wish you luck, I know that it is tough out there but there are jobs. I know I had several that I put up with and I hated them, got raped on health insurance costs and barely scraped by. A good motto is the bigger the risk the bigger the reward so hang in there because I can tell from your posts that you are intelligent and that will win out for you. Just don't expect too much right up front because it doesn't happen! Unless you are naturally born lucky. :-)



  29. 29

    How do those POOR, NEEDY democrats come up with such cash? I mean, they are constantly lying about the economy and constantly lying about how much cash they have. THE RICHEST people in the US (Gates, Soros, Buffett) are democrats! They hoard the cash but then want legislation to keep YOU from passing it on to your family when you die. The biggest capitalists in the system are democrats- and the richest in Hollywood are liberals.



  30. 30

    Re: Blackacid Betty – GL on your interview! Fingers are crossed. :)



  31. 31

    Re: sweetpiece – Why must you be so deceitful. Here's the quote from Fiorina:

    “I don’t think John McCain could run a major corporation. I don’t think Barack Obama could run a major corporation. I don’t think Joe Biden could run a major corporation. But on the other hand a major corporation is not the same as being the president or vice president of the United States,” Fiorina said.

    Nobody is going to take you seriously if you post half-truths, as you so correctly reminded me.



  32. 32

    Re: sweetpiece – funnier………the quote you refer to….cut her off, literally in the middle of her sentence….typical…she went on to say that none of the candidates are qualified to run a corporation and that "it is a fallacy to suggest that the country is like a company"



  33. 33

    Re: sweetpiece – Fiorina also went on to say:

    “I think this is a pattern of the Obama campaign. What they did was deceitful. They literally cut words off. Secondly, they are sort of flooding the zone with nonsense. Look, different experiences prepare you for different jobs. Sarah Palin and John McCain are uniquely experienced to be the president and vice president of the United States. Barack Obama is the least qualified candidate running today in terms of his executive experience, in terms of his time in public office. So I think the Obama campaign would do very well to stop hurling the experience argument, because their candidate for president has less than any one else for office right now on these two tickets."



  34. 34

    Re: Blackacid Betty
    word to the wise………don't make any political small talk…..good luck
    .
    .
    hope you'll still have time for us fools!

  35. Bongo says – reply to this


    35

    Re: sweetpieceGUESS WHAT! That interview was cut off at McCain! She said Obama and Biden as well, just afterward." This was completely slimely! It's all over the news. Where were you???? Your righteous Obama indorsed a lie. :) Wow surprise.



  36. 36

    Despite the announcement of a record $66 million haul in August, the Barack Obama campaign continues to worry about its funding. Politico reports that Team Obama rebuffed a request from Harry Reid for Obama to share the wealth, literally, to assist other Democrats running for the Senate. The cost of raising money has diluted their position against John McCain, and with the DNC essentially failing under Howard Dean, they can’t afford to part with a penny.



  37. 37

    Perez, I hope you realize that Joe Biden is against same-sex marriage (support civil unions) and Obama never made a stance for it, maybe you should look into your candidates a little more before supporting them.



  38. 38

    Re: Smirks – sad thing….sweetpiece was probably not being deceitful…………duped is probably a better word……..scary that so many people base their votes on soundb……

  39. Sgirl says – reply to this


    39

    Okay, if the fact that these stupid "celebrities" would pay that much money to see this douche (Osama Obama Bin Ladin) doesn't show you how ridiculous and unqualified he is then the fact that he is willing t squander away that much money on ridiculous t.v. ads should - this guy is a ball sack and would never be elected president. Why on earth would anyone pay that amount of money to see a douchebag like him? What a waste? Why don't they donate it to a homeless shelter or to a family whose father was just layed off! Some families live on that amount of money for an entire year. This is just disgusting! That man is overindulgent and ridiculous! These people should all be ashamed!



  40. 40

    Re: Melissa is always right
    Re: Smirks

    Thanks for your support you guys, it's totally appreciated ;)



  41. 41

    Re: mamajud – Yeah, you know. If most people would be more objective about thier candidates, we'd all be better off. :) When people think their candidate walks on water they don't want to hear the truth, much less repeat it. Only when we acknowledge that all candidates are human and fallible, are we open to it. Sigh.



  42. 42

    McCain more of the same!
    Look up Phil Gramm and see the damage this trusted advisor to McCain has done.
    He only stepped away just before the convention so not to be a target. They distracted the population with a pig wearing lipstick so no one would realize how deep McCain's man was in the economic situation this country finds itself.
    MCCAIN MORE OF THE SAME
    MCCAIN MORE OF THE SAME
    MCCAIN MORE OF THE SAME
    MCCAIN MORE OF THE SAME
    MCCAIN MORE OF THE SAME



  43. 43

    Re: Smirks – #43 (see comment #44) - LOL :-)



  44. 44

    Re: sweetpiece – Phil Gramm stepping away from McCain so as not to be a target is kinda like Joe Biden's son quitting his job as a registered lobbyist a couple weeks ago, dontcha think?



  45. 45

    Re: sweetpiece – Phil Gramm stepping away from McCain so as not to be a target is kinda like Joe Biden's son quitting his job as a registered lobbyist a couple weeks ago, dontcha think? Isn't it also a bit like Obama distancing himself from Reverend Wright?



  46. 46

    Re: Melissa is always right – Inorite?!?! lol



  47. 47

    Somebody wants Paris Hilton's money!

    givemeamillionparishilton.com

    Pass it on!



  48. 48

    IF you are voting for the person Barbara Streisand is voting for- rest assured you are voting for the WRONG PERSON!!!



  49. 49

    From the Newsweek blog - Obama's $66 Million Month? Impressive–But He Still Has a Lot of Work to Do - Andrew Romano
    -
    Obama's situation is a shakier. After spending approximately $55 million in August–advertising during the Olympics isn't cheap–the Illinois senator finished the month with $77 million on hand. The DNC chipped in another $17.5 million. That brought the Democratic nominee's bank account to about $95 million at the start of September–or about half of McCain's $184 million. To keep pace with the Republicans, Obama and the DNC must rake in another $200 million or so before Nov. 4, which divies up as $100 million per month–or $17 million more than the $83 million they raised together in August. And they'll have to do it without the benefit of a slower summer schedule or a national convention, which is when donations typically peak. Every second that Obama now spends collecting coin is a second he could've spent–and that McCain IS spending–in Ohio. Or Florida. Or Pennsylvania.



  50. 50

    Former TX Senator Phil Gramm served as McCain"s Chief Economic Advisor & National Campaign Co-Chairman. Former Texas Senator served as John McCain"s National Campaign Co-Chairman and still is one of his closest political friends.
    MCCAIN MORE OF THE SAME
    MCCAIN MORE OF THE SAME
    MCCAIN MORE OF THE SAME
    MCCAIN MORE OF THE SAME
    MCCAIN MORE OF THE SAME



  51. 51

    Re: Smirks – NO SIMILARITY AT ALL! GRAMM WAS INVOLVED IN ENRON. GRAMM HAD EVERYTHING TO DO WITH THE DEREGULATION MCCAIN LIES ABOUT BEING INVOLVED WITH.
    BIG DIFFERENCE!
    MCCAIN MORE OF THE SAME
    MCCAIN MORE OF THE SAME
    MCCAIN MORE OF THE SAME
    MCCAIN MORE OF THE SAME
    MCCAIN MORE OF THE SAME
    MCCAIN MORE OF THE SAME



  52. 52

    you fools all fall for the "Obama glitz 'n glamor"
    -
    -he's a nothing, that came from nowhere. a pure invention from the media. think for a second, if he was white would you vote for him then??? or would you vote for Hillary??



  53. 53

    McCain on the Streisand fundraiser today in Vienna, Ohio -
    -
    “He talked about siding with the people… just before he flew off to Hollywood for a fundraiser with Barbra Streisand and his celebrity friends. Let me tell you, my friends, there is no place I’d rather be than here, with the working men and women of Ohio.”
    -
    McCain also says: “Sen. Obama’s not interested in the politics of hope, he’s interested in his political future.”



  54. 54

    plus Hillary sucks balls!!!



  55. 55

    Re: the real deal – WOW LIKE YOU VOTED FOR THE RIGHT ONE THE LAST TWO ELECTIONS?
    EVEN MCCAIN IS TRYING TO DISTANCE HIMSELF FROM BUSH BUT TO NO AVAIL!

    LOL! MCSAME!!!!!
    MCCAIN MORE OF THE SAME
    MCCAIN MORE OF THE SAME
    MCCAIN MORE OF THE SAME
    MCCAIN MORE OF THE SAME



  56. 56

    Re: sweetpiece – Baby Biden was a lobbyist! The credit card companies, most of them Delaware Corporations (you know, the ones that rape us with OBSCENE interest rates?), have Biden in their back pockets!! I fail to see the dissimilarity.

    ALL politicians attempt to distance themselves from political liabilities. Nothing new here.



  57. 57

    Re: Hard-On – Take me with you!



  58. 58

    Re: SquirrelLives – You know, that last line is really true. Anecdotally, all the McCain voters I know are happy optimists, while 75% of the Obama voters I know are depressed and angry people.



  59. 59

    Re: Smirks – That's just the booze and pills talkin' Join Cindy…80 a day! Feel no pain!

    MCCAIN MORE OF THE SAME
    MCCAIN MORE OF THE SAME
    MCCAIN MORE OF THE SAME
    MCCAIN MORE OF THE SAME

  60. kjen says – reply to this


    60

    Re: sweetpiece
    If you notice what else she says, before it was edited out for the Obama commercial…she ALSO says Obama isn't fit to run a corporation either. They edited that part out.



  61. 61

    Re: sweetpiece – haha. I lol'd irl.



  62. 62

    Re: Smirks – You say the Credit Cards are Raping us!?!?!? So every time you fill up do you say "STICK IT TO ME GEORGE"?!?!?



  63. 63

    i am going, Obama worth it!!!! f@ck McCain even though i love his opposition of gay adoption, you f@gs love Obama coz he support your f@g act, that is one thing i hold against him!!!! But yeah.. you F@gs should be allowed to marry and destroy your asses!!!



  64. 64

    Babs Streisand? AND Ben Harper? Shitabulous! And only $28,500! A bargain! So, let's think hard about this… CHANGE… it apparently means "doing things EXACTLY the way politicians have done them for decades". Right? Obama is a fraud. His change is a lie. There is nothing new here, other than the color of his skin. Beneath that lies more of the same.

    Wake the fuck up people. You honestly have no idea where this "man" stands on ANY issue. You know that in your hearts. You might as well be voting for Jodeci.



  65. 65

    Fuck you Perez!!! oh…you mean OBAMA will stop war…???!!!??? The same guy that tried to postpone our troops from coming home with his "secret" meeting with the Iraqi government…where he said that they should postpone signing something w/ USA until he was elected??? AKA prolonging the release of our troops….just so OBAMA…aka nazi can take credit. I'M SORRY, BUT ISN'T THAT TREASON??? OR A VIOLATION OF THE LOGAN ACT??? SOMETHING REAL TO BE INVESTIGATED AS OPPOSED TO THE PALIN/TROOPER THING??? ….OH, Perez…my bad…its not like you would post this….heaven forbid you post anything remotely right wing or true….you are a FUCKING ASSHOLE PEREZ!



  66. 66

    I'll give em $28,500, when they give ME $28,500… fuckin greedy bastards!



  67. 67

    Good job wasting on money, that money could and should be donated to the people that were just devistated by the storms we had. Priorities



  68. 68

    Your write-in comments are naive and show a great lack of education on your part. John McCain is not "pro-war", just as much as Obama is not "anti-war". Know your facts before warping the minds of young people you fucking imbecile.



  69. 69

    Your taxes are paying for McCain's campaign. Funny shit.
    ~..~



  70. 70

    To: merehall11 ~ Bullshit. Obama was just one of several Senators in a congressional delegation that went to Iraq. There were no secret meetings or secret deals. You are believing the rhetoric being fed to you by the Republican machine. Tell us, merehall, which is your favorite McCain attribute:
    ?
    Is it his (10am to midnight) gambling binges?
    Is it the slippery way that he told McClatchy News Service in June, 2007, that he was Episcopalian; and then 3 months later told Fox News that he was Baptist (while campaigning in the heavily-Baptist state of South Carolina)?
    Is it because he was a member of the Keating Five, where 5 congressmen were investigated on ethics charges for attempting to get racketeering charges dropped against Charles Keating, after Keating gave them large campaign contributions and vacation trips, of which McCain earned $112,000.00 plus several paid vacations, leaving a cost to taxpayers of $3.4 billion dollars [the Lincoln Savings & Loan collapse]?
    Is it because you want a First Lady who is so cunning, she was able to steal narcotics from a medical charity (she stole from a medical charity for christ's sake).
    Is it because he publicly referred to Leonardo DiCaprio as an androgynous wimp?
    Do tell ~ which one is your favorite scar on the body of America?



  71. 71

    Shudda given the money to Hillary. Or save it for 2012 when she'll be back. Till then, this Democrat says GO McCAIN!!!!!



  72. 72

    FUCK obama!

    vote McCain Palin!!!



  73. 73

    Well, that sums it up — McCain "accepted public funding" (though he and wifey have millions).
    -
    Obama opted not to take public funding.
    -
    hmmmm, which one do I like better? Obama.



  74. 74

    Re: uraPIGperez – Thought you were properly contained on another thread. Your name ought to be imaPUPPET. I see you have mastered the art of cut & paste………..your reply in post #72 matches one you posted to me two days ago…..verbatim. You'd be better served spending your convalescence wikihowing the art of debate or perhaps social graces.
    .
    .
    .please tell me you are not planning on hijacking this board too



  75. 75

    Re: LULU~* – obama was for public funding before he was against it



  76. 76

    [Is it because he publicly referred to Leonardo DiCaprio as an androgynous wimp and you call this a BAD thing?
    Wow, makes me like McCain even more only I would add a no-talent hypocritical modelizing androngynous wimp.



  77. 77

    Obama isn't going to pull us out of the war either.

    And no one is "for war" - especially not McCain since he lived through a horrible one.

    Since we're already in a mess in the middle east due to TERRORISTS attacking OUR COUNTRY, let's finish the job & protect our country. It's all well & good to have concerns over the economy, but national security should be everyone's #1 interest.



  78. 78

    Re: crazymegtay – true dat…..how quickly people forget that the biggest stump issue in 2006 was that they would call it quits on Iraq asap………what was it Pelosi said when she was handed the gavel?.."100 bills in the 1st 100 hours"…….ego maniacal panderers……….and I'm not just talking about the libs



  79. 79

    SNEAKY WEASEL OBAMA PROMISED (AND MADE A PUBLIC AGREEMENT) TO LIMIT CAMPAIGN SPENDING TO THE PUBLIC FUNDING LIMIT.
    .
    HE AND MCCAIN AGREED!
    .
    NOW THE WEASEL PROVED HIMSELF A LIAR!!
    .
    WHEN ALL OBAMA OFFERS ARE PROMISES, WHICH ONES DO YOU THINK HE CARES ABOUT KEEPING?



  80. 80

    Re: crazymegtay
    All well and good to be protected from terrorists, but George Bush's war IS IN THE WRONG COUNTRY; proven fact, over and over again. Read much?



  81. 81

    Re: CrystaliZed – I
    It doesn't have a whole lot to do with greed. It is very expensive to run for public office. Everyone's attack commercials cost big big bucks, and many other expenses, too - for every candidate - regardless of political party, platform or beliefs. Unfortunately, all of them need tons of money to run for election.



  82. 82

    The stars are facing the wrong way… when the flag is hung vertically, the field of stars on the blue background should be in the upper, left-hand side of the flag, not the right as shown here. It's a common mistake among those who are ignorant, but something someone should catch if they're going through all of the steps it takes to get a product like this from concept to manufacturing.