On Wednesday, President Obama is slated to head to Dallas, Texas, to attend the opening of the Bush Presidential Library, along with Presidents Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, and George W. Bush. But he’s using the opportunity to fundraise for 2014. Obama will be headlining a $10,000-per-plate fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee at Naomi Aberly’s home on the night before the library opens. That fundraiser will mark Obama’s third for the DNC this year.
Obama has a busy week. That night, he will headline a Planned Parenthood fundraiser in Washington, D.C. The White House says, “On Thursday, the president and the first lady will attend the dedication ceremony of the George W. Bush Presidential Center. Later in the day, they will return to Washington, D.C., and later in the evening, the president will attend the Planned Parenthood Gala.” Obama still has not commented substantively on the Kermit Gosnell trial in Philadelphia.
Obama commented Friday on his schedule, attempting to hush critics concerned about his attentions being divided with regard to the ongoing investigation of the Boston Marathon terror attacks: “All in all, this has been a tough week. But we’ve seen the character of our country once more. And as president, I’m confident that we have the courage and the resilience and the spirit to overcome these challenges — and to go forward, as one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
Ben Shapiro is Editor-At-Large of Breitbart News and author of the New York Times bestseller “Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America” (Threshold Editions, January 8, 2013).