The rest of the country is screwed, but last night's big Obama birthday blow-out was Obama's 37th 2012 election fundraiser since taking office.
By way of contrast, by this time in his first term, President George W. Bush had held 7 fundraisers.
President Bill Clinton had held 5 by this time in his first term.
But Obama? 37.
Ad to this the number of Obama golf games--over 70 at current count (Bush played 24 games during his entire eight years)--and the number of lavish celebrity-filled White House parties (like the one planned for tonight) and the number of days that Obama has spent jetting around on vacations or attending other Democrats' fundraisers, and you get a picture of a country pretty much running on auto-pilot as the first man-child basically just indulges himself and his wife at public expense.
Meanwhile, in Rome, the fire department is reportedly responding to several multiple-alarm fires that threaten to engulf the city. When asked for a comment, Jay Carney, the White House Propaganda Minister replied that Obama was in the middle of his violin lesson and could not be disturbed.