White House Correspondents' Dinner: A Party for the 1%.

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In Very Bad Taste

Last night was the White House Correspondents Dinner and I watched. It was like being a child watching some horrific act like your parents making love. It made me both nauseated and disgusted. It was a bi-partisan party so I was equally offended by both party members who attended. So for those of you who wish to get up for the partisan fight say your strength. This is not a partisan article.

First of all why is Hollywood invited to the White House Correspondents Dinner? What was Lindsey Lohan doing there? I wasn’t aware she had been allowed off house arrest. It both is sickening and disgusting that our elected officials fraternize with Hollywood who pick their pockets for special interests. Hollywood has billions of dollars they should spend their own money. If they were politicians it would be called pork barrel spending and it looked alive and well at the Correspondents Dinner last night.

God knows George Clooney was there for his handout. And he hated K-Street until he became K-Street and then it was all good. George go ask Berlusconi of your native country for a hand out because I am tired of you spending the peoples' money.

When did actors become important people? Actors memorize lines but do not create or invent anything nor report anything so why should they attend a White House Correspondents' Dinner except to pick the pockets of the taxpayer one more time. Is Hollywood even educated beyond the Communist of Manifesto?

So last night I watched a room full of Communists have party at the taxpayers’ expense and it was a sick sense of humor that parodies that of High School children. It would seem the issue with DC beyond all of Congress needs to be fired and it is a cult that is fundamentally. It is a bunch of bad communistic children who do not care if they act immature and stupid on the taxpayers’ dime. These are serious times and the President looks like he has been partying all weekend and not doing his job which I might add is a 24/7 job. What he left Joe Biden in charge of the country while he partied all weekend?

Fundamentally I think we need maturity in DC.

I don’t care that the POTUS claims to have eaten a dog but there goes the animal lovers votes and he might get a call from the Humane Society.

Boy Eat Dog!!

Left Humor

Obviously the left has a very different sense of humor then the middle. This may have cost Obama the election. It was in exceptionally poor taste, immature and wasteful. When Jimmey Kimmel told everyone the prostitute was worth every cent of the $800 it offends me as a North American. Obviously she was not. But the left takes any chance they can to tear down this country and it is both hurtful, distasteful and offensive.

Leaving no stone unturned Barack gives Hilary a kick in the gutt as well.

This Dinner was everythinhg I loath about the people who reside inside the beltway. It was excessive, immature, elitist, and down right mean. Atleast when George Bush did it he made fun of himself and not of others. And guess what all of our children get to pay for it in about 50 years along with all of Hollywoods pork projects.

What is clear is that The White House Correspondents' Dinner was nothing more then a party for the 1% which Obama proudly is a member. How can someone so elite represent the average ordinary people or even the disabled? He can't he is too busy making immature jokes at others expenses.

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Gusser 4 years ago

BUT the .99% love Obie and Hollywwod.


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JT Walters 4 years ago from Florida Author

That is not what the poll numbers say and I don't believe 99% of the country loves Hollywood.


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junko 4 years ago

JT, The tradition of the Correspondents Dinner is just that, a tradition. Those who attended were not the same as those who attended last year. Last year there were more Republicans like Donald Trump and assoiates. This year the empty seats were filled by hollywood supporters of the POTUS. It would have had a lot of empty Republican seats if not for hollywood guest. Like it are not it is tradition only and the POTUS alway will have to use humor thats not his own. I didn't think he was as funny as last year, but thats just me. Everybody has an opinion and I'm sure some people found him intertaining. I see your point and can justify your views.

Peace and Blessings, junko


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dzephaniah 4 years ago from Florida

Interesting hub. The fake entertainers and actors are always involved in liberal politics, because their opinion matters to those small minded people that follow them. I watched part of the event and I thought that it was entertaining. The funny fact is that regardless to Obama's claims that the 1% is the enemy of people, he raised ten times more money than Romney last month. I really wander where the money is coming from.


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JT Walters 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi junko,

Thanks for having an open heart and an open mind even when I know you disagree with me.

I appreciate you.

JT


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JT Walters 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi dezephanian,

The money is coming from the 1% which is the oil companies. Haven't you noticed the price of gas in Florida? It is a flat tax against the lower and middle income people in this nation. And while they can argue Obama cares for the middle class I see no evidence of it at the pump or in the grocery stories where the econommically disadvantaged are hit the hardest. I have no reason to believe Obama is for me anymore than I have a reason to believe Romney will be for me.

And that is the question we should all be asking is who is for us?

Have a good weekend.

JT


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American Romance 4 years ago from America

jt! Wonderful hub! You got it but you don't get it! I truly agree with your hub! You were dead on! Now if I can only show you how wonderful oil is for this country! I am now amazed at how you actually got it last night! But still dismayed at how you see oil! .......here is a tiny thought for you..............Oil doesn't need unions, oil pays good salaries and benefits to everyone involved! Oil seldom donates to Democrat fund raisers! If oil would unionize, donate to Democrats and allow themselves to be ruled like GM, GE, Banking etc..........the Democrat party would embrace them in a second! Democrats hate the fact that oil can succeed without them! They hate the fact big oil proves all their theories and ideology wrong! I have so much more for you but not enough space! Heres another tiny tidbit before closing! Warren Buffet owns the majority of stock in the trains that haul oil down from Canada! Mr. Buffet also funds and created the environmental group that convinced Obama to veto the keystone pipeline that would have created over 20,000 jobs!.........Mr. Buffet also owes a billion dollars in taxes!.............Now that you are armed with this information how do you percieve it? btw I'm voting this hub up!


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copywriter31 4 years ago from Port Neches

FYI, the term is spelled bi-partisan, not by partisan. ...

That out of the way, it's very obvious you are upset with Washington, as I am also.

The general US citizenry has NO interest in our $16 trillion debt, but they soon will. This great country is about to fall like the once-mighty Roman Empire.

I know Obama can sing; I'm also wondering if he can play a violin?


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JT Walters 4 years ago from Florida Author

Thanks for voting it up and agreeing with me but I would rather refer to the oil projects in North Dakota. I understand what oil does but think that at $5 a gallon it is a flat tax which no one can afford. Both parties agree with this flat tax on middle and low income families.

Buffet isn't alone in owing taxes. There is all of Hollywood as well.

I am absolutely positive Barack Obama campaign is funded by big oil.

With all due respect American Romance, I do understand and have for a very long time. My family is in politics and has been since the 1800(s).\

But thanks for the vote it is appreciated.

JT


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JT Walters 4 years ago from Florida Author

Obama went from "Commander and Chief" to "Crap Where You Eat" in one evening. That is a new record for a sitting president. My poor grandfather had to put plumbing in Hawaii because the natives didn't know any better and were dying. It would seem Obama reverted back to this behavior last evening.

I am not upset but disgusted by the complete waste in DC. Good decent people can't find work, are losing their homes and are struggling to put food on the table and the millionaires have a free dinner party on who; those very same people and their children who are struggling. All while telling America the hooker in Cartagena was worth the 1.5 million pesos she was charging the taxpayers.

And DC throws a party and charges the taxpayers?


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Lucky Cats 4 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

I agree with you Jt Walters. What a show! Such an amazing display of immaturity and bad taste. The office of President has become a mockery; there is a definite lack of decorum and an absolute ignorance about the seriousness and responsibility of the position. The entire world laughs at us and we respond by bending further down so that China, etal. can kick our butts. We are spineless and mired in politic correctness. What, indeed, were Lindsey Lohan and Kim Kardashian (sp?) doing there? What a sham. President Obama has single handedly reduced the respect for and honor of the highest office in our country. He only acts "Presidential" when giving sound bites campaign contribution events. He talks down in some crowds and is the intellectual master in others. I didn't vote for Obama but I wished him well. Since then, he has done everything possible to turn this country into a socialist republic. Though he objects (at least overtly) to the wealthy "1%" he certainly has no problem surrounding himself with people in that category..golfing (elitist), jet setting (elitist), etc. I have no problem with people being successful and I do not think they owe me or anyone else...at the end of the day, I wish to choose "which brother I keep" rather than the government mandating to whom the spoils are distributed.

Closing, I feel that last night's dinner was a mockery...get back to the original intent and get back to governing. And get off taxpayers' backs.


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American Romance 4 years ago from America

JT if the environmental wackos would leave oil alone it would drop in price overnight! They have forced oil companies to put additives in their gasoline that cost the consumer. Govt has added taxes that cause the price to go up! Just a few years ago we did not have to have additives in deisel and it was a dollar per gallon! Now its higher than gasoline!.......hence groceries, goods, anything shipped is much much higher and harder on the working class!

Romney has brought many businesses out of bankrupt! He is far more liberal than I like but believe if nothing else he will do tremendous work for us!


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JT Walters 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Lucky Cats,

The really pathetic part is that Barack Obama proved he and all of Washington DC were completely out of touch with this country when acting so immature, selfish, elitist and childish at the correspondents dinner. They haven't a clue what is going on in this country.

Obama should have invited people from the local homeless shelter fed them and made them laugh since he claims to represents the 99%.

But no the 1% crowd is his entourage. What a snob!!


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JT Walters 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi American Romance,

My family worked for over 8 presidents so I understand what the purpose of environmentalism. Specifically Theodore Roosevelt was big on environmentalism. We have wild life refuges near were I live.

Although I have the credituals to diagnose someone with a mental disorder I am reluctant since it requires a great deal of paperwork on my behlaf therefore I will not pick on environmentalists.

It is the same disease with the extreme right and extreme left. No one can take responsibility. It is both parties faults. Obama messed up with this dinner but both parties are to blame for this disaster and the Tea Party was not the answer to anything. If anything Palin helped Barack Obama.

We have other fuel sources that are far less expensive and abundant in this country in which we could obtain fuel for all of our needs. But our government keeps taking bribes to keep us in oil. We need a whole new energy policy and not more oil.

In the 1970(s) were I live (We live close to NASA and have a lot of neighbors who have worked for NASA) inorder to avoid gasoline lines we switched our cars over to compressed propane. It was cheap, safe, abundant and clean burning. We had a few visits from the ATF but our vehicles cleared inspection. If we could do it down here and avoid gasoline lines in the 1970(s), it is more then possible in 2012. Propane just doesn't line politicians pockets.

And yes world trade makes absolutely no sense when food is shipped all around the world which uses more fuel then if shipped close by and there is an inflationary cost to that food once shipped to offset the price of oil. BTW, food is spoiled within days of arriving as well. But WTO pays the politicians to well for them to abandon a really bad idea that is economically crushing this country.

I blame everyone in DC. All are guilty as it has been bad trade agreements and bad economic policy for the last 30 years. The buck just happens to stop with Obama now.

Yes and BTW, Thanks for the vote up again!!


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wba108@yahoo.com 4 years ago from upstate, NY

I try my best to separate poeple from thier foolish and ignorant actions and beliefs but I share your disgust for the arrogant left in America that parties on our dime! It seems that many of these America hating leftists are becoming more brazen in thier insults to the American poeple!

I have no problem with the 1%, provided they gained thier wealth honestly in the free market and not through government largesse at our expense! Big government liberals hand out favors to thier special interests, like a sultan granting favors at thier royal court!


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JT Walters 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Will,

I am for niether party but I am glad we agree about being wasteful and decadent in these times. And yes, the 1% looking for hand outs in DC is more of a problem then the people who has earned their wealth. I didn't see Zuckerberg or Gates at the Whiite House Corrspondents' Dinner but pick your pocket and sell Americans into war Hollywood.


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Lucky Cats 4 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

I wish we could vote UP or DOWN on comments because, there are some incredibly great and well thought out words here and I wish I could hit the UP button!!!!


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JT Walters 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Lucky Cats,

Agreed. I love my commentors. I am just an in the middle type of girl on politics. This hub received no votes actually but comments.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

JT


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Ugly Honest 4 years ago from Within the New York/DC Megalopolis

I hate to be a cliche ... but ... awesome !!! You have put into print what I was thinking while watching coverage of that detestable show ... Thanks ... Great Insight ....

Perfect tone of humorous ... Will check the links when I get a chance ... Thanks


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JT Walters 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Ugly Honest,

Welcome to the club. I call them as I see them and do not prescribe to partisan politics. I write both sides of any argument though as I always see more than one perspective in any given situation. The White House Correspondents' Dinner was particularly offensive so I didn't write the counter argument. I think they know as well or they wouldn't be in Afganistan right now trying to change the message. Dumb stunt so close to an election.

It is amazing because if it were a Republican President over there he would be accused of insighting jihadism in the Middle East but since it is a Democrat it is less offensive to celebrate the death of a fellow Muslim. I am just saying.

Obama is just like Bush (43)perhaps even worse.

Welcome to the club.

JT

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