Welcome to DU! The truly grassroots left-of-center political community where regular people, not algorithms, drive the discussions and set the standards. Join the community: Create a free account Support DU (and get rid of ads!): Become a Star Member Latest Breaking News General Discussion The DU Lounge All Forums Issue Forums Culture Forums Alliance Forums Region Forums Support Forums Help & Search

abakan

(1,815 posts)
Wed Jun 17, 2015, 02:22 PM Jun 2015

Prince Performs With Stevie Wonder At The White House

Prince performed some of his greatest hits at a weekend White House party for President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle.

But although guests put details on social media, White House spokesman Josh Earnest is refusing to confirm the "Purple Rain" singer's attendance.

Earnest says he has no details about the private event. A reported 500 lobbyists, corporate executives, celebrities and other guests attended.

Earnest says the Obamas threw the party "on their own dime." He didn't say how much it cost or what they would pay for.

Source: Huffington Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/15/prince-private-show-white-house_n_7587992.html?utm_hp_ref=entertainment&ir=Entertainment

A nice look at who this president is partying with. Disappointment doesn't begin to describe my feelings on a man I voted for twice.

12 replies = new reply since forum marked as read
Highlight: NoneDon't highlight anything 5 newestHighlight 5 most recent replies

GreatGazoo

(3,937 posts)
1. Better list of attendees is emerging:
Wed Jun 17, 2015, 02:44 PM
Jun 2015

The Obamas, Prince, Al Sharpton, Stevie Wonder, Bon Jovi, plus:

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and his date, singer Ciara, artists Jon Bon Jovi and James Taylor, TV & film stars Tyler Perry, Connie Britton, Angela Bassett, Gayle King, Tracee Ellis Ross, fashion designer Naeem Khan and J.Crew’s Jenna Lyons.

Also there, Carlyle’s David Rubenstein, 32 Advisors’ Robert Wolf and American Express’ Ken Chenault, plus DC power players former Attorney General Eric Holder, Education Secretary Arne Duncan and National Security Adviser Susan Rice.


http://www.bizpacreview.com/2015/06/15/obamas-host-secret-star-studded-private-party-concert-of-500-al-sharpton-spills-beans-214363

Sounds like fun aside from the DC types.

Response to KamaAina (Reply #2)

JustAnotherGen

(31,758 posts)
6. I do
Wed Jun 17, 2015, 03:01 PM
Jun 2015

And it was funny in an awkward way - because it was jet another dumb move by the dumbest President ever.

abakan

(1,815 posts)
8. No sorry I didn't know that...
Wed Jun 17, 2015, 03:03 PM
Jun 2015

I am so used to smartass replies, I automatically jumped to the wrong conclusion. I will remove my reply. I do apologize.

Aristus

(66,238 posts)
7. You voted for him twice, and now he's obligated to tell you who he is inviting over to his house?
Wed Jun 17, 2015, 03:01 PM
Jun 2015

I voted for him twice. Should I be able to tell him what tie to wear for the SOTU?

abakan

(1,815 posts)
9. I would hope he would not be parting with lobbyist...
Wed Jun 17, 2015, 03:06 PM
Jun 2015

That is why I support Bernie. You have anymore smarts ass questions?

Tarheel_Dem

(31,217 posts)
10. Do you know what type of "lobbyists" were there? You know that non-profits have "lobbyists", right?
Wed Jun 17, 2015, 03:24 PM
Jun 2015

It's nuanced. Kinda like Bernie supporters trying to explain the difference between "Socialist" and "Democratic Socialist". There are good lobbyists, just ask the Unions.

Aristus

(66,238 posts)
12. If I sounded snarky, it's only because you sounded as if you had just discovered that
Wed Jun 17, 2015, 03:39 PM
Jun 2015

President Obama is a politician. Organizations of every stripe hire persuasive people to bend his ear. Even at a party.

Latest Discussions»General Discussion»Prince Performs With Stev...