Obama becoming entertainer-in-chief

Obama becoming entertainer-in-chief

There are 138 comments on the Newsday story from Mar 2, 2009, titled Obama becoming entertainer-in-chief. In it, Newsday reports that:

The White House is the place to be on Wednesdays. Since the presidency changed hands less than six weeks ago, a burst of entertaining has taken hold of the iconic, white-columned home of America's head of ...

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Michael

Haledon, NJ

#1 Mar 2, 2009
Its nice to know that with the financial structure collapsing and the stimulus plans driving the stock market further and further south....layoffs and business closing, that at least the social planners in Washington are busy. Is this the most self absorbed out of touch group ever to occupy the White House....even more so than Bill and Hillary.
If this had been Bush there would be details of every penny spent on parties against the hardship stories of mothers and children being tossed out of their homes. But a Liberal gives us hope when he parties.
We are doomed unless this administration gets a grip on what is happening in this country.
LIAM

Deland, FL

#5 Mar 2, 2009
shhhhhhh not he is the choosen one and shall do as he chooses.
Just a Thought

Bellmore, NY

#6 Mar 2, 2009
It seems with every passing week Obama is taking a page from the Ronald Reagan playbook. Hollywood actor Reagan was the great communicator even during his days as president of the actor's union, and a staunch Democratic until later on he became a staunch conservative. Obama is today's great communicator. Even the hard core conversatives are awed by his speaking abilities. Reagan and Obama work best when their actions are made public. Reagan on the screen, Obama on the podium. Reagan nevertheless entered office on a fanfare when he negotiated the release of the American hostages in Iran. Obama entered office in the midst of the great economic maelstrom since the Great Depression. Reagan too had it tough since the 1982 recession pushed unemployment to 10.6%. Today our employment numbers had also doubled but unemployment might still break the 10% barrier. Nevertheless both Obama and Reagan have one common threat: they both surrounded themselves with the best and brightest of minds this nation has to offer. Obama's take, however, might be tougher since today's recession is global involving emerging markets. Let's hope our ecomonic troubles only last two years.
American Boy

Bronx, NY

#7 Mar 2, 2009
What's the name of that song " It's the end of the world as we know it" yea that's it.
The will be smoking pot next week.
It is so obvious that these people don't care about you and me.
This is just the begining of being insulted by Obama and team.
I' happy to say I didn't vote for him.
For those that wake up! He's doing all this for you! Because he loves you. A vote for change.
Coast to Coast

San Diego, CA

#13 Mar 2, 2009
Thats fine American Boy that you did not vote for Obama, it is your choice and I respect that. Obama has been in the White House for 6 weeks and you all want to crucify him. I am not a staunch political guy and don't swear by one party, I did vote for Obama because I thought the Country needed a new "coach" as the team was in last place. With that said, give the man a break, in the end of the day he is the President of the United States who just inherited a terrible mess of a country. If he wants to have Entertainment in the White House, so be it! Would you rather him sit in the Oval office and cry all day? With that said if in the next 2-3 years or re-eleection time he has not done what he promised, then crucify him but please give the man a chance. Thats like if you got a new job where your predecessor left it a mess and you were supposed to come in there and right the wrong the overnight, u would be a little upset, wouldn't you? So lets just see how he plays the hand he has been dealt.

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Bastrop Louisiana

#14 Mar 2, 2009
I guess he was right. He did bring CHANGE. He is making the White House a party house on taxpayer's dime. Must be nice to spend, spend, and spend some more of OUR money bustin a move while millions and millions of Americans are struggling to pay their bills and losing belongings they have worked hard for. Thanks but no thanks, you can keep that kind of change.
mlk

AOL

#15 Mar 2, 2009
This guy refuses to submit his Biorth certificate and probably is not even eligble to be President.
He has spent over a million dollars sealing his Birth certificate, medical and college records.
new yorker

Smithtown, NY

#17 Mar 2, 2009
While Americans are losing jobs and millions are cutting back and watching every penny, this fool turns the heat up in the WH and makes it so hot, reporters and staff are sweating....AND HE IS SPENDING AND PARTYING!

Typical LIBERAL..."what's good for me is NOT FOR THEE!"
MsCrabtree

United States

#18 Mar 2, 2009
New movie coming out:(White) "House Party." So Sassy has a supporting role. Enough of this slobbering love affair, please!
Clear Vision

Brooklyn, NY

#19 Mar 2, 2009
At least he's a decent entertainer, he sure has been a failure as a President.
John Wayne

Hicksville, NY

#20 Mar 2, 2009
Nice to know this Obamaination is partying on the taxpayers dime. I suppose working to resolve the current crisis would be too difficult.

An insult to America, I bet the portrait of George Washington is shedding a tear. GW nearly froze to death at valley forge, so 200 years later obama can play Soul Train.
Don Henley

Frisco, TX

#21 Mar 2, 2009
ragday_sux wrote:
The DOW is below 7000 and this freaking clueless moron just wants to dance. Thats what u get when u elect an idiot.
And all he wants to do it dance...
2500DollaRimz

Rye, NY

#23 Mar 2, 2009
I heard the White House will be featured on MTV's Cribs, serving $100.00 per Pound Wagyu beef and $250.00 Champaign.

Happy Days are Here Again!

For obama, not for you... Who cares, the Taxpayers are footing the Bill.

The Lib writers love this guy obama.
Ed Burke

Coram, NY

#24 Mar 2, 2009
It's not Bad Enough the Republicans and Dittoheads Created the Great Bush Depression they expect us to all look as miserable as Darth Cheney while we FIX all their blunders, scandals, corruption, environmental nighmares, and their Great Bush Depression.

The Whitehouse is no longer a place for moron's to hide, we have an 'Honest to God' American President who opens the Whitehouse to American Culture and its people.

It's making the Dittoheads Froth at the Mouth when they Belly-Ache over how Immensely Popular and Inspiring our New and Better President is, and continues to be. Great Huh ?

I think the Wednesday party's also help drive the evil spirits out that the previous occupants left behind. Joy and laughter make them run. It's certainly a huge improvement from Gulags, Torture and Wire tapping Americans. CHANGE, it's what we voted for !
Barrell Rider

Jersey City, NJ

#25 Mar 2, 2009
Nero fiddled while Rome burned so why shouldn't Obama throw weekly parties?
saw

Medford, NY

#26 Mar 2, 2009
hey ed burke how was the party last wednesday night
Titan

Corona, NY

#27 Mar 2, 2009
Ed Burke wrote:
It's not Bad Enough the Republicans and Dittoheads Created the Great Bush Depression they expect us to all look as miserable as Darth Cheney while we FIX all their blunders, scandals, corruption, environmental nighmares, and their Great Bush Depression.
The Whitehouse is no longer a place for moron's to hide, we have an 'Honest to God' American President who opens the Whitehouse to American Culture and its people.
It's making the Dittoheads Froth at the Mouth when they Belly-Ache over how Immensely Popular and Inspiring our New and Better President is, and continues to be. Great Huh ?
I think the Wednesday party's also help drive the evil spirits out that the previous occupants left behind. Joy and laughter make them run. It's certainly a huge improvement from Gulags, Torture and Wire tapping Americans. CHANGE, it's what we voted for !
Nope, this moron is out in plain site!! Glad you are happy with the markets crashing, people losing jobs, and this country piling on debt.

Ed, you are still clueless.

If bush was doing this, the media would be all over him.

This is another prime example of why you cant have democrats in power- b/c that is all they care about- power. State dinners are one thing and are necessary.

This man is a joke...and Europe is starting to become wary based on latest news reports.
Wake Up

Ridgewood, NY

#28 Mar 2, 2009
All of you complaining about how Obama spends his time, you're SO right.

He should spend a third of his Presidency on vacation, like his predecessor.

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Pelosi Schmelosi

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Since: Feb 09

HOW DOES SHE LOOK???

#29 Mar 2, 2009
Ed Burke wrote:
CHANGE, it's what we voted for !
So THAT'S why there are NINE THOUSAND EARMARKS in the omnibus bill???

Cut Pork Barrel Spending: Obama introduced and passed bipartisan legislation that would require more disclosure and transparency for special-interest earmarks. Obama and Biden believe that spending that cannot withstand public scrutiny cannot be justified. Obama and Biden will slash earmarks to no greater than year 1994 levels and ensure all spending decisions are open to the public.
http://www.barackobama.com/issues/fiscal/

Where's the "change" DUMMY???
Wake Up

Ridgewood, NY

#30 Mar 2, 2009
Law Student wrote:
For some reason I don't think the stock market dipping below 7000 was the "change" people were looking for.
Yeah, because the stock market crash is the result of Obama being in office for a month. Wow. It's scary you're in law school.

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