Obama fiddles for Democratic money while US and Chicago burn

With (non--to him) scandals erupting around him our what, me worry?! president, Barack Obama jetted to his home city, Chicago, for a group of fund raisers--some hosted by IRS unthreatened liberal organizations--to raise money for the Democratic party to distribute to Democratic candidates.   Speaking to the one per centers--at one funder "Tickets there ran from $10,000 for dinner and photo to $50,000 for a table, photo and preferred seating"--Obama warned the crowd: Obama said he's willing to work with Republicans, but can get more done with Democrats in charge of the House. "If day in, day out, what we confront is obstructionism for the sake of obstructionism, and what appears to be an interest only in scoring political points or placating a base as opposed to trying to advance the interests of the American people, then we've got to figure out a way to work around that," the president said. "And one of the best ways to work around it is to have a Democratic House of...(Read Full Post)