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$105,000 Worth of Champagne

Posted on | September 19, 2012 | 16 Comments

What else would you expect to drink when you attend a fundraiser for the Man Who Stopped the Rise of the Oceans?

President Barack Obama attended a fundraiser at Jay-Z’s 40/40 Club in Manhattan that featured a champagne tower of 350 bottles worth $105,000 — more than twice the median household income of an American family.
The tower of $300-a-bottle Armand de Brignac Brut Gold . . . is a permanent fixture at the club. ‘It’s floor-to-ceiling gold bottles in the entire space,’ a 40/40 representative told the New York Post. ‘It’s beautiful—breathtaking. It’s the first thing you see when you walk in.’ The median income for an American family was $51,413 in 2011.

Obama campaign slogan 2008: “Change We Can Believe In.”

Obama campaign slogan 2012: “Living Well Is the Best Revenge.”

BTW, don’t confuse this with the “excellent armagnac” served at Chez McCain to members of the Elite Cabal of Bloggers to which The Lonely Conservative was not invited.


16 Responses to “$105,000 Worth of Champagne”

  1. How do I get in on this cabal of elite conservative bloggers? | The Lonely Conservative
    September 19th, 2012 @ 5:08 pm

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  2. Matthew W
    September 19th, 2012 @ 6:42 pm

    “Smiling Bob” are the ads I can’t stand.

  3. Adjoran
    September 19th, 2012 @ 8:13 pm

    Obama did at least show his compassion for the common people. He prohibited any pictures of the champagne pyramid so they wouldn’t feel bad.

  4. William T Quick
    September 19th, 2012 @ 9:51 pm

    Weird, RSM. I had you pegged as a brewski kind of guy, for the most part. Maybe a shot of whisky every once in a while.

  5. Dianna Deeley
    September 19th, 2012 @ 10:36 pm

    I had champagne at lunch this afternoon. Should I feel guilty?

  6. Dianna Deeley
    September 19th, 2012 @ 10:37 pm

    ‘E’s given up the Jamison’s – or so I’ve been told.

  7. Dianna Deeley
    September 19th, 2012 @ 10:37 pm

    I’d rather it was from a sense of decent shame.

  8. K-Bob
    September 19th, 2012 @ 10:49 pm

    I just wonder if Obama put his feet up on the “permanent fixture.”

    BTW, Champagne isn’t a long-storing product, so how can it be permanent? No, it’s gonna get consumed.

  9. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    September 19th, 2012 @ 11:10 pm

    Thanks for the link!

  10. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    September 19th, 2012 @ 11:12 pm

    Yes, because you are not a Democrat!

    Was it really champagne, or just bubbly domestic wine? Because Democrats disdain the domestic stuff, no matter how good, and go for status stuff, regardless of real value.

  11. alanhenderson
    September 19th, 2012 @ 11:59 pm

    My mortgage was less than that.

  12. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    September 20th, 2012 @ 1:28 am
  13. AnonymousDrivel
    September 20th, 2012 @ 1:29 am

    I understand from my betters in the MFM that this type of display makes Obama in touch with the people unlike that Romney fellow who has to hide his monocle and tophat from the peasants. It’s nice to see Obama reveal his commoner side.

  14. Adjoran
    September 20th, 2012 @ 1:38 am

    Um, if you can get that stuff for $300 a bottle in bulk, buy it! $800 at Jay-Z’s club.

    The good news was the Obamas were able to find a good babysitter for their daughters. The bad news is they couldn’t find one for Biden – special needs sitters are so hard to come by for the hoi polloi.

  15. Toby Tucker
    September 20th, 2012 @ 11:51 am

    Obviously, the bottles are empties, probably supplied free of charge as a promotional effort. Any value the display may have would be as an objet d’art rather than the purported champagne..

  16. K-Bob
    September 20th, 2012 @ 3:40 pm

    They can’t be worth $105,000 then. As empties, they are worth about $150.00 in labor to build the display.