President Barack Obama hung out with the hip-hop crowd in hopes of getting re-elected in 2012. He told those in attendance that he and rap mogul Jay-Z have some things in common.
Jay-Z and Beyonce held a fundraiser for the President at Jay-Z’s 40/40 Club in Manhattan. Obama said that Beyonce “couldn’t be a better role model for our daughters because she carries herself with such class and poise.”
The President went on to say that he shares “a little bond” with Jay-Z.
“Jay-Z now knows what my life is like. We both have daughters, and our wives are more popular than we are. So we’ve got a little bond there. It’s hard, but it’s OK,” said Obama.
While Obama spoke next to a 350-bottle tower of $800-per-bottle champagne, the President stuck to a familiar theme: his understanding of poverty.
“And the good thing about so many of us here–and I know, I speak for Jay and Bey–is we remember what it’s like not having anything, and we know people who were just as talented as us that didn’t get the same break, the same chance,” Obama said. “We remember some of our parents or grandparents who came here as immigrants and got a little bit of help along the way to go to that school or be able to start that first business.”
While in New York, Obama also appeared on “The Late Show with David Letterman.” The GOP responded by putting out the following list:
Top 10 Things Obama Should Be Doing Instead of Hobnobbing With Jay-Z, Beyonce, Letterman
- Get an intelligence briefing.
- Tell Americans how he’s going to get nearly 47 million Americans off food stamps.
- Come up with a plan to reduce the number of Americans living in poverty.
- Meet with his jobs council.
- Explain why the Vice President of the United States would cite China’s state-run agency to attack Governor Mitt Romney or for anything for that matter.
- Meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
- Declare China a currency manipulator.
- Provide a detailed plan for what he is going to do to create middle class jobs.
- Provide a plan that actually balances the budget at any point in the future.
- End the war on coal that cost 1,200 jobs just today.