We reported last week that Obama has been planning a big birthday party at his Martha’s Vineyard mansion with lots of celebrities.
This week, the national media finally noticed now that so many Democrats are raising new COVID concerns.
Obama is finally getting a little pressure from the left.
Obama plans birthday bash amid COVID concerns
Former President Obama is hosting a 60th birthday bash for himself and hundreds of guests on Martha’s Vineyard this coming weekend amid heightened public health concerns — locally and nationally — about the COVID-19 Delta variant.
Why it matters: The recent breakthrough cases in nearby Provincetown, Massachusetts, after the July Fourth holiday showed the continued risk of spread even between vaccinated people — prompting new masking guidelines from the CDC…
Between the lines: Axios’ Margaret Talev was told by one person on-island the party will be held at the former first family’s $12-million home, which sits on 30 oceanfront acres.
– The party already is the talk of Uber drivers, hotel maids and check-in clerks.
– One person with connections to Obamaworld said there were 475 confirmed guests — including friends, family and former aides — and 200-plus staff planning to work the party.
– Pearl Jam was set to play, and one local hairdresser had been retained to style the hair of a band member.
– Steven Spielberg also was expected.
Lots of people are unimpressed.
Why is Obama throwing a maskless 60th birthday bash in Martha’s Vineyard and flying in 475 celebrity guests on private planes — what happened to mask mandates and going green?
— Paul A. Szypula (@Bubblebathgirl) August 2, 2021
475 guests! One can see how concerned he must be about Covid and the Delta variant
Obama plans Martha’s Vineyard birthday bash as Delta variant rages on – Axios https://t.co/k122gAjTgl
— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) August 2, 2021
REMINDER: None of the people lecturing you about masks and “we’re all in this together” and lockdowns have had to make a single adjustment to their lives. None of them.
The pandemic of the haves and have nots. https://t.co/nq4TV15MF9
— Jesse Kelly (@JesseKellyDC) August 2, 2021
Obama will probably go ahead with this party anyway.
What is the media going to do? Criticize him?