Cory Bond gets a smooch from Nate Berkus at Go Go for Obama while male dancer gets down in the background. [original photo from Paper Magazine]
A fundraiser held over the weekend for Barack Obama at New York City gay bar, Eastern Bloc, is getting some national attention. The event, “Go-Go For Obama,” was not officially recognized by the committee running the Democrat’s re-election bid. Although, however, derived from a suggestion on the Obama campaign website that encourages grassroots fundraising for the Pres.
Betsy Hoover, director of online organizing for Obama for America, told the Washington Post that “personalization is heavily encouraged.” And you can guarantee that this event was personalized. Eastern Bloc was packed who go-go boy some wearing Andrew Christian Underwear with Obama’s face printed on them. Another evidently wore an American flag thong.
The host committee, which consisted of such eclectic names as Paper Magazine’s Mickey Boardman, former Big Brother contestant Will Winkle and retired hockey player Sean Avery, evidently set a goal to raise $20,000 for Obama’s re-election bid. I’m sure no one is going to turn down the $10K they did come up with.Around 150 donors attended go-go Obama. Despite pics of the President and the First Lady all over the front of Eastern Bloc, they couldn’t manage to get the East Village boys to drop $100 for a Saturday night at the neighborhood gay bar. Ben Maisani, Anderson Cooper’s cheating boyfriend, is the bar’s co-owner. However, Silver Fox sightings at Go Go for Obama!
President Bill Clinton covered all the bases and then some on Wednesday night as he officially nominated Barack Obama to be the Democratic nominee as he tries to hold the White House in November.
Clinton was given the task of rallying the Democratic base and reminding voters that having a two term Democrat as president isn’t a bad thing. As the most recent Dem to do so, Clinton’s goal was to essentially talk up Obama comparing the current president’s position to the one he was in back in 1996 as frequently as possible. The biggest difference, ho
wever, is that Clinton coasted easily into a second term while Romney is giving Obama a run for his money.
Clinton not only pointed out the hightlights of Obama’s first term, but he was also painted the a picture of the opposition pointing out their uber conservative message and accused them of hating the president even turning against veterans in their own party who worked across party lines.
However, the part of the evening that reminded us why they call him “Slick Willie” was when made the new Republican regime out to be the worst ever by complimenting Ronald Reagan, George Herbert Walker Bush and even George W. Bush. Clinton spoke of times when he worked with each showing that they too were supportive of bi-partisan politics compared to the new generation in the GOP who seems adamant against doing so.
Clinton, who like Obama, has given some of the best speeches in American political history came full circle by citing multiple areas in which the President tapped his challengers to do what’s right for the country from appointing Republicans and Hillary Clinton’s top advisers to his cabinet. President Clinton received a standing ovation as he said Obama “even appointed Hillary.”
Although Secretary of State Clinton wasn’t at the DNC, her presence was definitely felt. In previous speeches and presentations, her name was mentioned plenty. However, none gave her the praise that her husband did as he talked about how proud he was of her and how important it was for she and the President to work closely together putting their rivalry behind them to do what’s right for the country in a speech aimed at proving that’s something the new GOP leaders refused to do.
In its final night, the DNC will move outdoors were President Barack Obama will officially begin his re-election bid as the nominee for the Democratic party.
I rarely delve into politics head on in my writing because let’s face it… no one really wins and everyone leaves the room with one less friend depending on the amount of alcohol consumed while doing so. But, this election year many things have irked my ass so here’s to my first (out of possibly many) entries leading up this November.
It seems like forever that religion has played a major role in politics in the U.S. Whether it be a politician swayed in one direction or another due to his feelings of religious conviction or clergymen openly demanding their parishioners vote according to “God’s Law,” I feel it might be about time to begin taxing all religious institutions.
It’s been a while since we’ve inducted anyone into the GaySocialites.com Stupid Bitches Club. That’s because while I may refer to many people as ‘stupid bitches’ on a daily basis, however it never goes away once you put it into writing.
Today, I am not too worried about ever regretting the decision to bestow the “honor” upon this next inductee. That’s because not only does he give white trash and rednecks a bad name, but Hank William, Jr. is also a stupid bitch.
The country singer went on a tirade at the Stockyards Music Festival in Texas slamming Barack Obama for his position on gay rights and claimed he hates some women.
“We’ve got a Muslim for a President who hates cowboys, hates cowgirls, hates fishing, hates farming, loves gays, and we hate him,” Williams Jr. bellowed. As the Dallas Sun reported, the crowd responded with a loud cheer.
Hank Williams, Jr. joins such names a Sarah Palin and her daughter, Bristol, as members of the GaySocialites.com Stupid Bitches Club.