Throughout his campaign, Barack Obama has made himself the champion of the middle class, or at least that is what he would like people to believe. Back when he was in the Senate, he made a huge deal about flying coach, liking beer, watching sports and driving a dowdy Chrysler. Nowadays, he still invokes class warfare and “income inequality” as reasons Americas should vote for Democrats.
So, how did he spend his birthday?
At his recent birthday party, which he kept from the media and urged attendees to stay silent about, things were a bit different what you might have imagined.
In fact, according to The New York Times’ account of Obama’s 55th, the guest list looked more like what his supporters would call “the one percent.”
Cookie and I getting ready to go to President Obama's birthday party! pic.twitter.com/bOTX9YwnkC
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) August 6, 2016
Supposedly one can’t criticize someone for wanting Magic Johnson to be at his birthday party. After all, the man is awesome. he was one of a number of stars that broke a White House embargo on publicizing the event.
Leaving the White House after the celebration of President Obama's birthday. His last birthday as President. pic.twitter.com/5al4JoxOYU
— Reverend Al Sharpton (@TheRevAl) August 6, 2016
And one certainly can’t say Al Sharpton is one of the “one percent,” at least based on what he tells the IRS.
Others that attended Obama’s ultra-secret birthday party included retired NBA stars Grant Hill and Alonzo Mourning, movie legend George Lucas; Paul McCartney (a guest and performer), Stevie Wonder (another guest and performer), Nick Jonas and Ellen DeGeneres.
No matter how powerful, working class people generally don’t have the Beatles sing them Happy Birthday. They don’t have Stevie Wonder or George Lucas at their party.
The whole middle-class president thing has been a charade, no matter who does it. However, few politicians have milked it as much as Obama has.