DNC 'Dinner with Barack' Features More-Government Constituencies

On Friday morning's Early Show, CBS news anchor Terrell Brown reported: "President Obama had dinner at a Virginia restaurant last night with four donors to his reelection campaign, but not the wealthy contributors usually seen at fundraisers. They won a 'Dinner with Barack' contest -- two retirees, a postal worker, and a small business owner."

They won dinner with Obama, a round-trip plane ticket, and a night in a hotel. This DNC fundraising schtick might draw small donors, but the final four were a natural Democratic audience. As one wag at MRC joked in our e-mail:

Retiree = Gets gov't Social Security check every month
Retiree = ditto
Postal worker = Gets gov't paycheck twice a month

Small business owner = has to pay for the other three, plus Obama

USA Today reported details: "The donors were identified as: Juanita Martinez, a retired teacher from Brighton, Colo.; Wendi Smith, an artist and retired professor from Corydon, Ind.; Ken Knight, a U.S. Postal Service employee from Chandler, Ariz.; and Casey Helbling, an entrepreneur and small-business owner from Minneapolis."

Was it some kind of joke that the restaurant that the Democrats picked was The Liberty Tavern?

Tim Graham
Tim Graham
Tim Graham is Executive Editor of NewsBusters and is the Media Research Center’s Director of Media Analysis