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Another long Air Force One trip for Obama to celebrate what California is good for

August 16, 2010 |  2:22 am

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After a couple of brief stops in Cheeseland, President Obama flies his large plane all the way out to California today to celebrate the country and state's surging economies, their tumbling unemployment rates, soaring voter optimism and how his mega-billion economic stimulus package of 2009 saved the nation from a sluggish recovery after eight years of somebody else's mistakes that are too numerous to mention here.

Well, no. Actually only the Wisconsin and California parts of that are true.

The Democrat is returning to the economically tarnished Golden State because it so famously is his party's faithful financial fountain regardless of Obama's box-office popularity or the national unemployment rate (9.5%). The president recently blamed the Republican congressional minority for blocking more economic assistance legislation by the overwhelming Democratic majorities in both houses.

In LA Obama tonight will rake in some more cash for the Democratic Congressional....

...Campaign Committee. With many fellow Democrats jamming the exits to avoid appearing to campaign with the unpopular president, Obama is doing what he does well, talking for money to party committee faithful. He hasn't been seen in Beverly Hills since his $4-million collection for the Democratic National Committee back in May 2009.

The president ObamaCheesyGrinwill also raise money in Milwaukee earlier in the day and then up in Washington state before the next family vacation.

To honor the president's latest California trip, this morning the Republican National Committee will shortly be issuing the following self-serving statement:

"President Barack Obama has made a habit of coming to California, shaking the money tree and then dashing out of town, before he has to explain to Californians why his $862-billion stimulus failed to ‘create or save’ the 400,000 jobs that he promised. 

"With an unemployment rate of 12.2%, Californians will only have to wait 78 days, before they can go to the ballot box and fire Nancy Pelosi, Barbara Boxer and Loretta Sanchez for supporting this administration’s failed economic policies."

With her Washington job complete and 131,000 lost jobs added to the 14+million unemployed in July, the chairwoman of the president's Council of Economic Advisers, Christina Romer, is returning to Berkeley soon.

Individual tickets for Monday night's L.A. event cost only $2,500, or less than $31k to be listed as a co-host.

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