O kowtows to his own 1%

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    Who does Barack Obama listen to?

    Not Republican politicians. Evidently weeks go by between his conversations with House Speaker John Boehner, who determines what legislation comes to the House floor.

    Not Democratic politicians. We have it on good authority that he seldom talks to Democratic members of Congress. Lyndon Johnson used to be on the phone constantly, cajoling and inveigling but also on the alert for shifts in opinion.

    Speaker Tip O'Neill walked around the Capitol, asking member after member, "What do you hear?" In contrast, Obama, a former adviser told Vanity Fair's Todd Purdum, "is a total introvert. He doesn't need people."

    But there is one group of people Obama has to listen to: the people who give him large sums of money. He recently attended his 150th fundraiser. That's more than the number attended by the last four presidents put together.

    Obama has seen enough Architectural Digest-type interiors in Park Avenue triplexes and Beverly Hills mansions, and on the block in San Francisco's Pacific Heights, where every house is owned by a billionaire, to develop an expertise in Louis XV walnut commodes and Brunschwig & Fils fabrics.

    Obama listens to rich liberals at his peril | Campaign 2012 | Washington Examiner
     
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    rich liberals, noooo way. Democrats never talk about them. I think rich is a code word for republicans.
     
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    The lemmings dependent on what he tells them to think you mean :)
     
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    So Obama listens to the pro-business types? While being anti-business?

    Man..you guys got some interesting talking points.

    :lol:
     
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    Wait so you're saying listening to the 1% amounts to listening to buisnessmen and that is good? Did I read that correctly?
     
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    LOL is right! I hardly call the Hollywood types business types- but I digress- the hypocrisy of his hanging with the 1% and claiming the private sector is doing fine is more out of touch then the young adult out on his own for the first time. But 150 fundraisers- wow the stamina of all that hob-nobbing is impressive.
     
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    I think you did :)
     
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    Good or bad has no bearing on the meme that Obama is anti-business.
     
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    Look you just walked into that. you just said that listening to the 1% is good. I got it in black and white.
     
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    Warren Buffet is a hollywood type?

    Really? What film did he act in or direct?

    And are you saying hollywood isn't a business?
     

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