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Obama Back in New York To Hobnob With Jay-Z; GOP Pissy (Redux)

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President Barack Obama will be back in the Big Apple to hobnob with celebrities, and — per usual — the state’s Republicans are pissy about it.

The “fundraiser in chief” will be in Manhattan tonight, where he will party with Jay-Z and Beyoncé at a $40,000-a-person fundraiser at the rappers 40/40 Club.

New York Republican Party Chairman Ed Cox is using the occasion to slam the president over the current unemployment numbers, and note that “Obama snubs [Benjammin] Netanyahu” to party with Jay-Z instead.

“Against this backdrop, Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu asked Barack Obama for

a meeting,” Cox says. “Obama turned down the request from the leader of
America’s closes ally in the Middle East. Instead, the President of the
United States will be hobnobbing with Jay-Z and Beyonce at a
$40,000-per-person, 100-person fundraiser at the swank 40/40 Club –
that’s a cash haul of $4 million for the President.”

See Cox’s entire statement below:

“Once
again, we’re happy to welcome President Obama back to New York State,
where our unemployment rate (9.1%) is a full point above the national
average.

America and the world are in crisis: unemployment is still high, our
national debt has topped $16 trillion, our embassies are burning and
Iran is closer than ever to becoming a nuclear nation.

Against this backdrop, Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu asked Barack Obama for a meeting.

Obama turned down the request from the leader of America’s closes ally in the Middle

East.

Instead, the President of the United States will be hobnobbing with Jay-Z and Beyonce

at a $40,000-per-person, 100-person fundraiser at the swank 40/40 Club – that’s

a cash haul of $4 million for the President.

Put another way, Obama will leave New York with $4.68 for every one of our state’s

unemployed workers.

America needs a President more interested in the status of our allies abroad and

 our unemployed at home than in partying with celebrities: America needs Mitt Romney

in the White House.”