President Obama In Miami For Fundraisers

MIAMI (CBS4) – President Barack Obama returned to Miami Monday evening for a series of campaign fundraisers that will raise money for Democrats and his re-election campaign.

President Obama arrived in Miami shortly after 5:00 p.m. at Miami International Airport. Air Force One had to circle the airport for a bit due to thunderstorms in the area.

His first stop was at a $10,000-per-person reception at the home of former Samsonite CEO Steven Green and wife Dorothea. Green was President Bill Clinton’s ambassador to Singapore.

There, he made a 15 minute speech to attendees, praising recently appointed DNC chair and South Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

“If you’re in a foxhole, you want Debbie alongside you because not only is she charming and she has that dazzling smile, she’s tough as nails. And that’s what’s needed during challenging times,” Obama said.

Obama then made his way to the Adrienne Arsht Center for Performing Arts for the “Obama Victory Fund 2012 Kick-Off Reception.”

“I never said this was going to be easy.  This is a democracy.  It’s a big country and a diverse country.  And our political process is messy.  Yes, you don’t always get 100 percent of what you want, and you make compromises.  That’s how the system was designed,” Obama told supporters at the Arsht Center. “But what I hope all of you still feel is that for all the frustrations, for all the setbacks, for all the occasional stumbles, that what motivates us, what we most deeply cherish, that that’s still within reach.  That it’s still possible to bring about extraordinary change.  That it’s still possible to make sure that the America we pass down to our kids and our grandkids is a better America than the one we inherited. I’m confident about that.”

Tickets ranged in price from $250 to $2,500 depending on how close to the President you wanted to get.

Obama also attended a dinner at the Miami home of Dr. J.P. and Maggie Austin. A check for $35,800 would have gotten you a seat.

The President will spend the night in Miami and depart on Tuesday morning.

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  1. JACK OSTRANDER says:

    2.5 MILLIION ILLEGALS IN CALIFORNIA. CALIFORNIA SAYS STATE IS BANKRUPT. where is E-VARIFY FOR EVERY BUSINESS THERE. WHERE IS E-VARIFY FOR GOVERNMENT BENEFITS THERE. Food Stamps, Government houseing assistance apts/;homes rentals, Medical at Hospitals, DRIVERS LICENSES, CAR INSURANCE, 2 M ILLION FAKE IDs.. entrance to schools and colleges should have parents background checks, are you a USA CITIZEN.
    FLORIDA IS SAME WAY. GOVERNOR CUT 4,500 SCHOOL TEACHER JOBS BUT HASN,T INFORCED IMMIGRATION E-VARIFY EVERY BUSINESS.
    Obama started another War Libia gave them 78 million in aid.
    Foreign Countrys 50 billion in aid. but no jobs for usa no jobs
    FIRE OBAMA AND HIRE HILLARY CLINTON.

    1. LovUSA says:

      100% Agree,Mr Jack Ostrander..LOVE YOUR CAPITAL LETTERS!!! ;-)))

  2. AMERICAN WOMAN says:

    @ ED and JACK

    You have a lot of NERVE to complain about OBAMA. LET ME REMIND YOU THAT OBAMA INHERITED THE PROBLEMS THE USA IS FACING FROM BUSH, or did you forget?

    The problems we had (and HAVE) have been around sing 10+ YEARS; OBAMA was not in office then.

    HOW QUICKLY PEOPLE FORGET!!!!!

    Please don’t let me list all the invasions and injustices committed to/against other countries under the BUSH ADMINISTRATIONS. It took Bill Clinton for other countries to RESPECT US, and all that went way when another BUSH was elected.

    DO YOU REALLY EXPECT OBAMA TO WAVE MAGIC WAND? BE REAL!!!

    1. LovUSA says:

      Poor American Woman..Bush’s fault? let me cry….How about,what happen with Carter,presidency??left Us in underwear..When Obama,end will be NUDE..SPENDING $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$,on Vacation & Campaign..Forgot when the Democrats,took over in 2007,pushed People to buy houses,Courtesy,Fannie & Freddie..Who’s Fault?? Ameriican Woman?? Please OPEN YOUR EYES OR CHECK YOUR EYESIGHT. LOL!!

  3. yokolee says:

    Welcome to Miami Mr.President Obama!

    1. Me says:

      More like, welcome to North Cuba Mr. President Obama with thousands and thousands of illegals milking government money and not bothering to learn English or care to learn America’s ethics, values, culture, history, etc. Miami is not America at all!

  4. Carlota says:

    I would like to know who are going to pay to see obama in the bad economy we have now. Hopefully we know the names of people who will attend this show. Especially those who will pay 35, 000 probably the Estefans. We had never had the country in this situation and obama has 3 years enough to show that is doing something positive for the country.. I do not want 4 more years with Obama.

    1. American Woman says:

      The same kind of people that went to see Bush whenever he was in town will go see Obama-wealthy people.

      We didn’t want Bush for 8 years, and we got them so get use to it.

      Bush spent all that time going after Iraq and Hussein FOR WHAT? Iraq didn’t have weapons of mass destruction. Instead of going after Bin Laden, who was responsible of 911, he went after Hussein. GIVE ME A BREAK! It took Obama 3 years (or less) to get Bin Laden; something that should have happened under Bush’s administration since HE was responsible for starting that unnecessary war.

      All the lives that ended because of the war cannot be rectified, and it’s a shame that people died because of BUSH’s lie.

      1. LovUSA says:

        NO Obama,for 8 years. PLEASE……….GOD HELP US..

  5. Aaron Goodwin says:

    Great, Now traffic will get messed up and he’ll blame Bush.

  6. Carlota says:

    Don’ t make me laugh the 8 years with President Bush were the best for me and my family. The inherited problems you said, lady came from Clinton that urged Freddy Mac to give credits to buy houses to every body regardless of good or bad credit. You are blind or you need to look for more information everything posted in the internet. Is Obama going to finish his 4 term years blaming President Bush? Come on people!

  7. AMERICAN WOMAN says:

    Of course Carlota, you are probably well off, and it didn’t affect you. for your information, the middle class were affected by BUSH and some people have not recovered. Unfortunately for the USA, the “poor” people always suffer under the REPs. YOU NEED TO RESEARCH!

    Did you forget about “WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION?” We invaded a country based on a LIE. Ten plus years later we are still in that country; OBAMA certainly didn’t order the war. BUSH LIED. Gas prices went up to support the WAR, and the price of gas as not gone down since then.

    You and your cushy lifestyle can’t forget what other people have gone through and are still goint through as a result of the Bush’s era because you don’t know what’s it’s like to pinch a penny.

    Lastly, BEFORE AND AFTER CLINTON, THERE WAS GEORGE BUSH.

    FOR THE RECORD, I NEVER SAID OBAMA IS BLAMING BUSH, BUT AS AN AMERICAN CITIZEN, I AM AND WILL ALWAYS BLAME THE BUSH FAMILY FOR BRINGING DOWN THIS COUNTRY.

  8. Stay Away From Me... says:

    American Woman, stay away from me, what a fool, follow the sheeple…
    Talk about lies, our Liar-in-Chief is plundering Miami’s pockets once again…!! Lord have mercy on us all from this racist, capitalist hating socialist named Barry Obama…!!

    1. AMERICAN WOMAN says:

      Roll my eyes! That’s the best you could come up with, seriously?!?!?!?!

      Obama has not been the worst!

      How quickly people forget! I guess it’s true when they say: out of sight, out of mind!

      Plundering Miami’s pocket…did you voice your opinion when Jeb Bush, Charlie Crist, and associates capitalized on Miami; or were you okay with that? OBAMA is not in charge of Miami; the Cubans are.

  9. Stay Away From Me... says:

    You obviously don’t know much about Obama, do some research on the internet, don’t watch/read any lamestream media outlets(msnbc, CNN, CBS, ABC, FOXNEWS, Miami Herald, etc) Collect the facts and then base your opinion on that, not what someone else tells you to believe, think for yourself…

    I was not a fan of ANY Bush(G.H.W.-G.W.-Jeb), they are sellouts of our country! Don’t even bring Charlie Crist in; flip, flop & fly…
    Obama IS THE WORST OF ALL…
    Look at his past history and who he has associated himself with over the years(George Soros, Bill Ayers, Bernadine Dohrn, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Louis Farrakhan, Al Sharpton, Rahm Emanuel, Rod Blagojevich, SEIU, unions, unions, unions,etc)
    He has never run any type of business, never been head of any substantial organization, he’s an empty suit who happens to be able to read a teleprompter very well…
    He has surrounded himself(CZARS) with some very questionable people.(of course he got them in the back door WITHOUT Congressional vetting…)

    BTW, why is Obama so against releasing ANYTHING(High School, Columbia, Harvard Law, etc) that relates to his past? George W. Bush was turned inside out for his college/National Guard records(I am not defending Bush), why can’t Barry do the same…?!!
    What kind of qualifications are those to be able to run our country…?

  10. Stay Away From Me says:

    Crickets chirping….

  11. Stay Away From Me... says:

    As for your comment on “Cubans being in charge of Miami,” what do you expect…? I’m guessing you’re anglo(like me), there is only an 18% anglo population living in the Miami area now.
    As they say, “Miami IS the gateway to America”(Central & South America). I’m a Miami born native(1959) and Miami has indeed changed much over the years. If you aren’t used to it by now, you never will be…

    Face the inevitable, the demographic makeup of our country is evolving quite rapidly, with Latins making up the largest percentage of immigrants.
    When my generation dies off, I’m willing to bet Miami will be almost anglo free in 25-30 years…

    1. American Woman says:

      Just for the record…ALL POLITICIANS ARE CORRUPT, but I can’t stand when people shift blame on people.

      My point was and still is the same. Obama is not 100% responsible for what is going on in this country, and he shouldn’t be blamed for everything that is wrong. I don’t know what people expected when he was elected, but I don’t see him doing anything different from other presidents.
      I guess it’s his turn since he is in the hot seat.

      Everything that you and others have responded to is not NEW, and some things were happening before he was elected. He inherited most of the problems, and when he leaves, he leaves the problems will still exist. NOT one president has had clean hands; they’ve all had different agendas to follow.

      Did you really expect change????????????

      1. Stay Away From Me... says:

        American Woman, “Just for the record,” you BLAMED the Bush Family in your previous rants above, then you quickly change your stripes when you can’t come up with any relevant facts on how Obama is wrecking our country.
        (“I can’t stand when people shift blame on people” LMAO)
        Obama got a large percentage of votes because he’s black. Blacks voted for him because of racism(yes, when they vote for skin color, that’s racist) and the anglos who voted for him were doing so because of some “imagined” guilt about the Jim Crow past. How ironic that the Democrats were the one’s who instituted most of the Jim Crow laws in the South. Many people want to forget that because of denial or revisionist history by the leftist Democrats.
        Obama is doing MANY things to hurt our country, but you don’t ever read about it because the liberal media kiss his arse(see above). Obama does MANY of his “changes” through the back door, under the radar. He’s been coached in Saul Alinsky style politics and most citizens won’t ever know the damage he’s done because they are complacent sheeple and couch potatoes, watching the latest American Idol or other TV show and have no clue what’s really going on in our country…!!
        Never mind that man behind the curtain, move along subjects…

      2. AMERICAN WOMAN says:

        I am responding to my comment because for some reason STFM’s comment doesn’t have a reply button!

        “STAY AWAY FROM ME” LET ME MAKE MYSELF CLEAR,

        I AM NOT CHANGING MY POSITION or my OPINIONS ABOUT ANYTHING. I WILL STICK WITH WHAT I SAID ABOUT THE BUSH FAMILY. THEY DESTROYED THIS COUNTRY BETWEEN FATHER AND SON WITH UNNECESSARY INVASIONS INTO OTHER PEOPLE’S COUNTRY. THE SON CONTINUED WHERE THE DAD ENDED WITH ATTACKS ON THE MIDDLE EAST. A WAR WITH IRAQ WAS STARTED BASED ON LIESSSSS…IRAQ WAS NOT A THREAT OSAMA BIN LADEN WAS. THE ENERGY THAT WAS SPENT ON IRAQ SHOULD HAVE BEEN SPENT FINDING BIN LADEN [PERIOD]. BESIDES, HOW LONG HAVE WE BEEN IN AFGHANISTAN?

        YOU AND THE REST ARE BLAMING OBAMA FOR THINGS THAT HE DID NOT START NOR IS HE GOING TO END. STOP BLAMING THE BLACK MAN FOR EVERYTHING WRONG IN THIS COUNTRY. HE HAS NOT DONE ANYTHING DIFFERENT FROM ANY OTHER WHITE PRESIDENTS. Since you bring up the race issue, I wonder if he were white people would react the same way.

        I CAN’T STAND WHEN PEOPLE BLAME OTHERS FOR THINGS, AND THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT YOU, JACK, ED, (WHO ERASED HIS COMMENTS), ETC. ARE DOING.

        I hope to see someone of another race run and win in 2012 because I want to see if that person would get the same treatment as Obama…with the Jim Crow and all (roll my eyes). If a Mexican wins, does that mean people would vote for him/her because California was taken from them. If a Cuban wins, does that mean people would feel sorry for him/her because they wnat to be apologetic because of Castro. GIVE ME A BREAK!

        NOT one president has had clean hands; they’ve all had different agendas to follow.

      3. Stay Away From Me... says:

        American Woman(in reply to 6/14/11-4:44pm)
        You are contradicting yourself when at first in your previous statements above, you BLAME the Bush family for all of America’s troubles. Then, on your statements below you state, “I can’t stand when people shift blame on people.”
        Well, which is it, either the Bush family is to blame or they’re not to blame…?
        So, yes you ARE changing your position on the blame game…
        In my post above, I said, to check out some facts on Obama via the internet, NOT the lamestream media and make your opinion from facts rather than heresay or rumors. I guess you won’t open your mind to the facts in this case and will blindly stick to wherever you get your info from…
        I used to think Obama was okay until I started doing research on him and found out what he’s really doing up there in D.C. It was a real eye opener to be sure and there was way too many things to start listing them here. Needless to say, I am now enlightened and know the truth about this imposter, Liar-inChief who resides in The White House.
        I don’t care what color his skin is, he’s doing monumental damage to our country and needs to be sent packing back to Chicago in 2012!! If he was white, there would be a LOT more people coming out and speaking their minds…
        The Democrats pull out the race card every time somebody says something unfavorable about him, but it’s starting to backfire on them. You see, when somebody is called a racist now, it doesn’t have such negative connotations anymore since the word has been so overused. That sting of shame isn’t as valid anymore, so I don’t care if somebody calls me a racist, I know in my heart what I am and that’s all that matters to me…
        The Jim Crow era in the South was instituted by the Democratic Party, they were the one’s who ennacted all those laws against the black man.
        Martin Luther King, jr. was a registered Republican for goodness sake, what does that say about the Democratic Party…?
        Mark my word, Obama, when he’s reviewed in later years WILL go down as the President who did the most damage EVER to our country and it’s Constitution…
        Lord help us all…

  12. irish_kevin says:

    Um Bongo! Thanks for the Change!

  13. Me says:

    Who is Obama? Oh, yeah, he was the guy who promised change YEARS ago and is on yahoo news walking his dog here and there. People say he inherited Bush’s problems, NO! He inherited the responsibility to put an end to what Bush started and rebuild America. He also could fight to put an end to corruption and greed which is destroying this country. He has done NOTHING. Not a damn thing! Nada! He is on the View and Jay Leno from time to time and his wife takes lavish vacations in other countries, about it. Anyone who is FOR Obama has to be not from this country and has relatives who don’t speak English and/or are illegal. Because those are all our president is helping.

    1. CHANGE YEAH RIGHT says:

      What politician HAS EVER STUCK TO HIS/HER CAMPAIGN SLOGAN???

      THERE IS A HIDDEN AGENDA FOR ALL POLIICIANS; they say anything to get elected, but once they are in, the game plan changes.

      THAT’s for any position of power.

  14. Brett says:

    Some people have the vocabulary to sum up things in a way you can understand them. This quote came from the Czech Republic . Someone over there has it figured out.
    “The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting an inexperienced man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America . Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama. It is less likely to survive a multitude of Idiots such as those who made him their president.”

  15. Stay Away From Me... says:

    It’s interesting that Obama made that comment about Debbie W. Schultz(Being cute, etc)
    There’s a picture on the internet where Debbie is coming down the stairs of Air Force 1, with Obama right behind her. She has this huge, mouth open smile and at the same time, she is holding her hands out in front of her with her palms open, about 8 inches apart, as if to say, “It’s that Big!” Obama has a huge grin on his face too.
    Maybe there was a little more than some domestic policy talk going on in the President’s cabin. “Lap Dance, Mr. Prezdent…?”

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