September 19, 2012


Jay-Z and Beyonce’s Fundraiser Netted $4 Million for Obama

Photo Credit: Barack Obama/Twitter
Photo Credit: Barack Obama/Twitter

Jay-Z and Beyonce’s Obama fundraiser at the 40/40 club in Manhattan was a huge success, raising $4 million for the president. One hundred attendees, who paid $40,000 each, got to watch Obama go through his typical political spiel, which included lines like: "We're on the brink of an election, but more importantly, we're on the brink of moving America in a direction where we're going to be more just, more fair . . . The economy's going to grow in a way that includes everybody, an America that's respected around the world because we're putting forward our best values and out best ideals."

But no one cares about that, right? The really good parts came when Obama thanked his hosts ("To J and B, thank you so much for your friendship”) and made a joke at his and Hova’s expense (“We both have daughters and our wives are more popular than we are. So, you know, we've got a little bond there. It's hard, but it's okay.")

Judging from Beyonce's Facebook page, it looks like she had a good time.

Needless to say, it seems like it was a more successful fundraiser than some of Mitt Romney's recent efforts.