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Barack Obama

Cracks Clooney Jokes

at $15 Mil Fundraiser

5/11/2012 7:06 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0511_obama_clooneyBarack Obama LOVES George Clooney ... not in an "I think we should get married but the law won't allow us" way ... but he LOVES George Clooney ... and last night, he showered the actor in jokes and praise at a super-fancy fundraiser in Hollywood.

It all went down at Clooney's mansion -- where 150 of George's closest and richest friends paid $40k-a-plate ... which will all go towards the Obama campaign. The event also raised several million in donations ... resulting in a $15 mil take for the night.

But when it came time for Obama to address the crowd, he instantly brought up his famous image from the Hope poster ... which was taken while he was sitting next to Clooney at an event in 2006.

"This is the first time that George Clooney has ever been photo-shopped out of a picture," Obama joked ... adding, "Never happened before, never happen again."

0511-obama_george_clooney_hopeObama then thanked the crowd for their contributions ... saying, "We raised a lot of money because people love George ... they like me; they love George."

Then came even more praise -- "[George] seems to occupy a constant state of grace, and uses his extraordinary talents on behalf of something truly important."

As for the food -- the event was catered by Wolfgang Puck ... who served up artichoke salad followed by roasted duckling "Peking style" with tiny buns, a duo of lamb and beef cheek with potatoes and Brussels sprouts, and sweet corn tortelloni.

The party was packed with famous people -- including Billy Crystal, Robert Downey Jr., Barbra Streisand, Byron Allen, Jack Black, Salma Hayek, Tobey Maguire ... and of course Clooney's GF Stacy Keibler.

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God-Of-Lyf    

I love how these out of touch with reality so called stars kiss Osama's arse. Mainly because none of Obama's policies affect any of them. None of them have to suffer from his almighty decisions who crush and cripple the blue collar Americans who believe in Life, Liberty, and the American dream. Thousands of people have died building up what Obama is so hell bent on destroying. Word of advice people, there will be a day of reckoning...!!!

803 days ago
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juggalo 6    

Who paid for the secret service and the LAPD to be at this event? The American tax payer. Oblamea is a POX on America. I will NEVER watch another George Clooney Movie. Wolfgang Pucks just plain sucks at being a chef anyway. Just wait for the economy to crash and stuff to get real bad thanks to this idiot. The DHS is already preparing for another civil war caused by Obama. This hypocrite is doing exactly what he campaigned against in the last election.

803 days ago
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In Depth News    

When Leftistts Fund Raisers USE Gay People to Lie about the political disent is shameless ,even though the both Obama and Romney agree that gay marriage is a states rights issue (so Nothing Changed ,Just a 15-16 Million dollars in extorted campaign money to leftist bullies).

803 days ago
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KicksandGiggles    

Boring................

803 days ago
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juggalo 6    

Hollywood the REAL 1% that are our enemy. They don't produce jobs. They screw the common American. They only care about themselves. Occupy Hollywood. Bring these vultures DOWN!!!!!

803 days ago
21.

Susan    

Now I know why George has a brown nose & I always thought it was the Italian sun.

803 days ago
22.

Mitch    

Thanks for posting the invitation list. I want to know whose movies to avoid for supporting this ****.

803 days ago
23.

Amber    

I just took all of George Clooney's movie off of my "want to see list"....

803 days ago
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julie    

And these idiots tell us we need to donate money. Think of the good they could have done with $15 million dollars. The people they could have fed or sheltered. Instead it will go towards tv attack ads and fuel for Obama to jet around the country in separate jets from his wife and biden. Nice...

803 days ago
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julie    

Why wasn't occupy wall st. protesting this ridiculous display of wealth? Or peta for them eating baby duck?

803 days ago
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Susan62509    

$15 million so one person can campaign while we have an out of control deficit, people unemployed, people losing their homes, increase in student loans, etc. etc. etc. etc.

803 days ago
27.

sem    

Obama always seems very at home with the other celebrities. Perhaps he would be happier as host of The Tonight Show?

803 days ago
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julie    

Also, just by reading these comments you media types should learn that no matter how you try to spin it, the people are unhappy. It doesn't matter how many celebrities throw their weight behind him, this election is going to show the will of the real Americans who actually live and work in the real world.

803 days ago
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saicon    

All hail the democrats, the people's party! $40,000 a plate!? that's more than a year's salary for most of Obama's constituency!

803 days ago
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HRH Prince Michael    

@NTHEZONE: You wrote "all those Secret Service agents made me nervous" .
Really? Obviously, those Fed-chumpsters are more focused upon prostitutes than -what's remains of- our nation.
Besides, Secret Service, FBI,CIA,NSA,DEA:
TRUE Justice, AWAITS.


20Twelve:
Daniel Twelve;1 is HERE, Zechariah Twelve;8 is NOW, St. Mark Twelve;36 is NOW,
Psalm2;012 is NOW, The Most Blessed Christ King YESHUA reigns!

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