Obama Scales Back Birthday Party, but Valerie Jarrett Still Shows They Have No Shame

Charles Dharapak

I wasn’t sure that Barack Obama could be shamed into anything because he’s such a narcissist.

But perhaps the one thing that still hits him where he lives is public opinion. He got criticism from both sides of the aisle for his massive 700-guest planned 60th birthday party — from the right because of the hypocrisy of it all and from the left because of the fear porn about the virus.

It was likely that criticism from the left that has moved him to scale back the party. Now, instead of the 700-person super spreader, with Oprah and Steven Spielberg there and Pearl Jam playing at his $12 million waterfront Martha’s Vineyard estate, an Obama spokesperson said he would just be having close family and friends.

From Fox News:

Hannah Hankins, a spokeswoman for the former president, said in a statement obtained by Fox News that the “outdoor event was planned months ago in accordance with all public health guidelines and with covid safeguards in place.”

“Due to the new spread of the delta variant over the past week, the President and Mrs. Obama have decided to significantly scale back the event to include only family and close friends. President Obama is appreciative of others sending their birthday wishes from afar and looks forward to seeing people soon.”

The Delta variant has been apparent since March and widely talked about since June. So it didn’t just start spreading this “past week,” they had to know about it beforehand. But, hey, he needs something to save face so that’s what he’s going with.

But no worries. The extraordinarily well-off Obama still needs your help, as Valerie Jarrett, his right-hand, revealed. Despite the fact that Obama has a boatload of money — more than most people will ever have — and a 30-acre waterfront estate, he still needs money from you.

Can we say out of touch and showing no shame? He just got backlash from the left for the elitist flying in the face of the pandemic birthday bash and people are hard-pressed economically because of the pandemic (not to mention the Biden inflation), but Obama wants your money for the cause of his narcissism? I’m thinking for leftists at this point, that’s not really uppermost on their list. Obama really does have some kind of gall with this. It’s hard to think of anything less worthy of a donation. I’m thinking for most people, that’s a big no.