Obama may be incredibly unpopular among the American people, but he still has the Hollywood elite wrapped around his finger.
He rakes in big bucks, just being there.
TMZ has the cost breakdown, "The Pricey Presence of His Company":
President Obama snapped pics, ate dinner and chitchatted with his Hollywood constituents Thursday ... but only if the price was right.
We got hold of the pricey menu at Gwyneth Paltrow's digs -- where people paid $32K for a full hangout with Obama.
Here's the price list for the various options:
- $1,000: You Get on Gwyneth's lawn and get to hear the Prez.
- $2,500: A good seat on her lawn.
- $5,000: Includes a photo with the Prez.
- $15,000: A Prez pic AND you get to stay for dinner.
- $32,400: Talk time with the prez, your name on the invitation and all of the other perks.
Without question, Obama can be bought.
The thing is the overwhelming majority of Americans are no longer buying.
TMZ has some fighting words for the Hollywood elite.
CELEBRITY EVENT SULLIES PRESIDENCY
The idiocy of Hollywood was in full bloom Thursday night when Gwyneth Paltrow turned an already-embarrassing Hollywood fundraiser into "The Dating Game."TMZ doesn't blame Obama. "Celebrities and other rich people" are at fault.
Paltrow -- who hosted the event at her Brentwood home -- gushed as she introduced President Obama, "You're so handsome that I can't speak properly."
She then showed utter ignorance about, and contempt for, the Constitution and separation of powers -- the basic tenets of our government -- by saying, "It would be wonderful if we were able to give this man all of the power that he needs to pass the things that he needs to pass."
It's the latest example of how demeaning it has become for Presidents to act like circus animals -- performing for crowds that will feed them ... in this case, feed them with money to line political coffers.
It's revolting that celebrities and other rich people feel such a need for self-importance -- contributing money but ONLY if they can have their picture taken with the president and tell their friends they had dinner with him. If they're so committed to him, just send him a check and let him stay in Washington and do his job.
Fact is ... it has little to do with Obama. It's about how the celebrity circus has sullied the Presidency of the United States.
The President of the United States has willfully chosen to sully the office.
Obama is the star of the circus. Without his participation, this embarassing whoring of the presidency wouldn't be possible.