Bishop Romney's Base

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    The line of Range Rovers, BMWs, Porsche roadsters and one gleaming cherry red Ferrari began queuing outside of Revlon Chairman Ronald Perelman's estate off Montauk Highway long before Romney arrived, as campaign aides and staffers in white polo shirts emblazoned with the logo of Perelman's property -- the Creeks -- checked off names under tight security.


    A New York City donor a few cars back, who also would not give her name, said Romney needed to do a better job connecting. "I don't think the common person is getting it," she said from the passenger seat of a Range Rover stamped with East Hampton beach permits. "Nobody understands why Obama is hurting them.


    "We've got the message," she added. "But my college kid, the baby sitters, the nails ladies -- everybody who's got the right to vote -- they don't understand what's going on. I just think if you're lower income -- one, you're not as educated, two, they don't understand how it works, they don't understand how the systems work, they don't understand the impact."


    A woman in a blue chiffon dress poked her head out of a black Range Rover here on Sunday afternoon and yelled to an aide to Mitt Romney. "Is there a V.I.P. entrance? We are V.I.P." ....


    A few cars back, Ted Conklin, the owner of the American Hotel in Sag Harbor, long a favorite of the Hamptons' well-off and well-known, could barely contain his displeasure with Mr. Obama. "He is a socialist. His idea is find a problem that doesn't exist and get government to intervene," Mr. Conklin said from inside a gold Mercedes, as his wife, Carol Simmons, nodded in agreement.


    Ms. Simmons paused to highlight what she said was her husband's generous spirit. "Tell them who's on your yacht this weekend! Tell him!"


    Over Mr. Conklin's objections, Ms. Simmons disclosed that a major executive from Miramax was on Mr. Conklin's 75-foot yacht, because, she said, there were no rooms left at the hotel.


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    Oh...and Obama doesn't hang with this type of people??? Lol!

    Also on the President’s agenda today: a fundraising dinner at the home of another tech billionaire. CEO Marc Benioff is hosting, with guests paying up to $35,800 per plate, $5000 of which goes directly to Obama’s re-election campaign, the rest to the Democratic National Committee.

    Obama's Silicon Valley Schmooze: Meeting With Zuckerberg, Dining With Benioff - Forbes
     
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    Any comments from Obama's crowd about the common folk who "have the right to vote", like they should be grateful?

    Anyone yelling "We're VIPs!!!!"?
     
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    yea, good job, now lets head over for the upchucking coverage of obamas gala soiree with Anna Wintour, someone who feels your pain:rolleyes:



    Obama Visits New York for Star-Studded Fund-Raisers


    President Obama swept through New York on Thursday evening for a pair of high-dollar, high-wattage fund-raisers where some of the city’s top fashion luminaries lent their cash and their star power to his re-election campaign.

    Under heavy security and the close scrutiny of celebrity news outfits like “Inside Edition,” the president and the first lady arrived at the West Village town house of the actress Sarah Jessica Parker for a $40,000-per-plate dinner co-hosted by Anna Wintour, the editor of Vogue and one of the Obama campaign’s highest-profile donation bundlers.

    The event drew not just big names in fashion design like Michael Kors, Kenneth Cole and Millard Drexler, but also stars of film and music like Meryl Streep and Aretha Franklin.

    Ms. Franklin left the event early and stopped to chat with a group of reporters and photographers who were being kept at bay in a holding pen across the street from Ms. Parker’s home. Asked what the president said to her, Ms. Franklin exclaimed, “Whoa! The Queen of Soul!”

    Inside the house, Mr. Obama delivered a standard speech, taking Republicans to task for what he said was an expensive distortion campaign. Summing up their attacks, he said, “ ‘It’s the fault of the guy in the White House.’ ”

    “It’s an elegant message,” he added. “It happens to be wrong.”

    Then he fielded questions, with Ms. Wintour moderating. “Anna is going to moderate,” he said of the no-nonsense editor, “to make sure I don’t call on the wrong person.”

    The stop at the home of Ms. Parker and her husband, the actor Matthew Broderick, was just part of the president’s short, schedule-packed dash through New York. After landing at Kennedy Airport, he boarded a helicopter for the short flight to Lower Manhattan, where he visited ground zero and the construction site at 1 World Trade Center.

    He and Mrs. Obama signed one of the building’s beams and were joined by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey.

    After the visit to the Parker-Broderick home, Mr. Obama headed uptown to the Plaza for a second star-studded fund-raiser. Mariah Carey was on hand for a performance.


    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/15/u...s-new-york-for-star-studded-fund-raisers.html




    do you ever think for yourself, or is that to painful? :eusa_eh:
     
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    Oh, I think they understand it all right. If you're rich, you don't pay much in taxes.
     
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    My yacht, the Scaramouche has thrice the square footage of the typical American home -- John Kerry

    Nah, he didn't really say that
     
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    How much longer must I look at Krugman?
     
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    13% of robmoney funding comes from the little guy
     
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    13% of Obama votes came from the non-living
     
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    Good point. There is really no difference between John Kerry and Mitt Romney.
     

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