Excitement! Thrills! Hobnobbing with the crème de la crème of American society! All of these can be yours if you toss Barack Obama some cash.
That, at least, is the message of President Obama’s latest campaign to raise money: he’s emailed his supporters asking for donations, which enter them into a lottery to attend a fundraiser at George Clooney’s home. Here’s what President Obama tweeted:
Yes, it is certainly on our life lists to meet President Obama and George Clooney! Who wouldn’t want to meet these intellectual giants, these moral heavyweights? Our lives revolve around such momentous encounters.
But this is what Obama and Clooney think of everyday Americans: we sit around, whiling away our hours dreaming of a glimpse of The One or The Jaw. Our petty little lives mean nothing; it is chance encounters with such blazing suns of personality that illuminates our humdrum little existences.
How patronizing. How pathetic. How exploitative. But then again, isn’t that the Obama administration in a nutshell?