September 16th, 2008
04:48 PM ET
6 years ago

McCain rips Obama over Streisand fundraiser

Barbara Streisand will be at Sen. Barack Obama's California fundraiser Tuesday night.
Barbara Streisand will be at Sen. Barack Obama's California fundraiser Tuesday night.

(CNN) – As he heads off to a high-dollar fundraiser featuring Barbra Streisand, Barack Obama is hoping the politically-active singer can help him capture the White House.

So is John McCain.

Speaking at a campaign event in the working-class Democratic stronghold of Youngstown, Ohio, the Republican presidential nominee said Obama “talks a tough game on the financial crisis, but the facts tell a different story.

“...He put Fannie Mae’s [former] CEO, who helped create this problem in charge, of finding his vice president. That’s not change - that’s what’s broken in Washington,” said McCain.

“Talk about siding with the people, siding with the people just before he flew off to Hollywood for a fundraiser with Barbra Streisand and his celebrity friends,” he said. “Let me tell you my friends, theres no place I’d rather be than here with the working men and women of Ohio.”

Streisand, a staunch Democrat, is scheduled to perform at a $28,500 a head Obama fundraiser Tuesday night in Beverly Hills, California.


Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • John McCain
soundoff (257 Responses)
  1. EC

    NOW....NOW.....

    CAN YOU SAY SOMEONE SOUNDS MIGHTLY "JEALOUS" AND WISHES BARBARA STREISAND WAS SINGING TO HIM!

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    September 16, 2008 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
  2. GEEZER/GIDGET '08

    And we are all quite happy the old fool and the moose burger muncher are staying as far away as possible!

    September 16, 2008 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
  3. From Canada

    What about his fundraising yesterday? The problem is that he cannot keep up with Obama. Sorry but that's the reality. That's why he keeps throwing lies after lies to get some attention.

    September 16, 2008 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
  4. CNN, can I PLEASE get off of your 'list'...

    “…He put Fannie Mae’s [former] CEO, who helped create this problem in charge, of finding his vice president. That’s not change — that’s what’s broken in Washington,” said McCain.

    “Talk about siding with the people, siding with the people just before he flew off to Hollywood for a fundraiser with Barbra Streisand and his celebrity friends,” he said. “Let me tell you my friends, theres no place I’d rather be than here with the working men and women of Ohio.”

    UM... HE'S KIDDING RIGHT???? TELL ME HE'S KIDDING....
    ONE NAME..... "PHIL GRAMM"

    and on the "blue collar" front....
    TWO WORDS...
    EIGHT HOMES......

    September 16, 2008 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
  5. MJG, Colorado

    John McCain cannot even use a computer, albeit he portends to have invented the Blackberry.

    BTW, he cannot even use what he himself invented - the Blackberry

    I just can´t believe how low these Repugs can fly!

    September 16, 2008 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
  6. Brandi

    At least Obama put some thought together in selecting a Vice President.

    September 16, 2008 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  7. dustin

    so if he goes to one fundraiser from this point forward that would make mccain a hypocrite again

    September 16, 2008 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  8. We love Sarah

    Jealousy Mr. McCain is no substitute for a real plan.

    Come back when you learn the truth!!

    September 16, 2008 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  9. Dee Jay a young republican

    lol...FORMER ceo.... and Mccain help with less regulations for the companies...

    Hes jus hating... lol

    Obama/Biden

    September 16, 2008 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  10. Trever

    Are you kidding me????

    John McCain was in the movie Wedding Crashers!!!!

    Who's really the "Star"?

    September 16, 2008 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  11. UCLAdy04

    Oh McCain needs the stfu! His VP was fundraising with an Ohio CEO responsible for thousands of jobs lost today and raised nearly $1 million!

    McCain doesn't have solutions for the American people, only petty and useless attacks.

    September 16, 2008 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  12. NotALemming

    Obama is the biggest hypocrite. Anyone that doesn't see this, is TRULY DELUDED.

    September 16, 2008 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  13. Latinos for Obama/Biden

    Oh please. Where were you McCain the last 7 years?

    September 16, 2008 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  14. Lori

    McCain sounds like a jealous 4th grader.

    The "my friends" is starting to get really old.

    If wealthy people want to pay that much to listen to Barbara Streisand sing, what's the problem? The money isn't coming from my bank account.

    September 16, 2008 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  15. Trysh, Los Angeles

    Didn't the dingbat just have a fundraiser at a country club?? I don't know whether to comment on them grasping at straws or being haters because he knows Obama will get more money than they can manage.

    BTW, when did being a celebrity start to mean that you are not an American citizen??

    September 16, 2008 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  16. let there be truth!

    the only reason McCLIE is in ohio is because he cannot raise anymore money from his lobbyist pals he took public funding.why is this OL`skool latching at everything Obama says or do ? it sucks to have to live ur life in the shadow of Sarah PAin..ln McClie!

    September 16, 2008 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  17. This man's jealousy.

    I love it. When will he realize no one wants to support or hang out with an angry liar?

    September 16, 2008 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  18. Jeannie, TX

    Sarah Palin wants to shake her booty all the way from Alaska to Washington D.C. with no experience in it (pun intended).

    Only in America, can it happen.

    September 16, 2008 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  19. Kenneth

    At least Obama raises money out in the open. Unlike Bush going down to Florida to raise money for McCain/Palin and has to change the venue. The home owner where the fund raiser is suppose to be at is currently under investigation by the IRS. Hanging out with celebrities is better than hanging out with criminals.

    September 16, 2008 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  20. IndependentThinker, NY

    So McPa"lies"n, you're trying to inject another distraction into the economy crisis subject in wall street and around the country.
    Do you really think people are so stupid they will make a big deal of a presidential candidate who is trying to raise money to finance his own campaign ?
    By the way, you did the same except with some lobbyists whom you will be accountable to

    OBiden 08 and for ever !

    September 16, 2008 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  21. Roland, Atlanta

    John McCain is a walking gas bag. Full of hot air, and not much else. I had respect for him before this election, and even felt sorry for him in the 2000 South Carolina Primary when Bush smeared him.

    If he really wants to 'side with the people' why doesn't he just fire the hundreds of lobbyists who run his campaign.

    September 16, 2008 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  22. Ex-Republican for Obama

    WOuld be a fair statement only IF he mentions Phil Gramm, his 'deregulation' claims and made his wife and family live WITH the homeless in their foreclosed (missing) houses.

    If not, then it sounds like a lot of hot air with no real substance or sincerity.

    Yea or nay McCain? Are you man enough to do it, or are you just a pandering old man that wants more wars and to push your 7 lobbyist managers special interests while lying to us?

    September 16, 2008 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  23. Amazed

    Don't Hate...sounds like you are jealous

    September 16, 2008 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  24. DV

    OMG! A politician is going to a fundraiser! Someone call the cops! This calls for an investigation! Maybe, he can just refuse to cooperate, though.

    This is news? What a joke.

    David

    September 16, 2008 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  25. The BOTTON line..........

    JOHN IS JUST MAD THAT HE WASN'T INVITED.......... WHINERS~~ :-D

    September 16, 2008 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
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