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Hollywood megastar [George Clooney] to host fundraiser for Obama [in Switzerland]
CNNPolitics.com ^ | 5 Aug 08 | Emily Sherman

Posted on 08/06/2008 12:22:08 PM PDT by seanmerc

Academy award winning actor George Clooney is set to host a fundraiser for Barack Obama in Switzerland next month.

The event, taking place on the evening of September 2 in Geneva, Switzerland will be split into two parts: a reception and a dinner. According to Obama’s National Finance Committee, tickets for the reception where Clooney will speak are going for $1,000, followed by a dinner at the home of NFC member Charles Adams for $10,000 a plate. Space for the dinner is limited to 75 guests.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
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1 posted on 08/06/2008 12:22:08 PM PDT by seanmerc
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To: seanmerc

will Paris Hilton be there with a bunch of rappers,too?


2 posted on 08/06/2008 12:22:45 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (Conservatives are to McCain what Charlie Brown is to Lucy.)
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To: seanmerc

Is this legal? Hosting a fundraiser on foreign soil? What about foreign donors? Isn’t that illegal or has Obama found a way to break laws and yet still remain the “anointed one”?


3 posted on 08/06/2008 12:23:16 PM PDT by princess leah
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Switzerland ? Perfect.


4 posted on 08/06/2008 12:23:36 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: princess leah

I thought donations from foreigners was illegal!!!


5 posted on 08/06/2008 12:24:41 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: seanmerc

The left is just clueless. Do they not understand how bad stuff like this looks to the average voter?


6 posted on 08/06/2008 12:25:01 PM PDT by TheWasteLand
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To: seanmerc

Ah yes..........the communists are organizing again. Hollywood needs to be black listed again. It worked for about 60 years, might as well do it again.


7 posted on 08/06/2008 12:25:32 PM PDT by RC2
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Good questions! I want to know this too. This is going to go over so well with those “bitter white voters” he seems to be having a problem with!


8 posted on 08/06/2008 12:25:55 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: TheWasteLand

No, they don’t.


9 posted on 08/06/2008 12:26:01 PM PDT by seanmerc
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To: seanmerc
While McCain's money will come from the AFC or American Finance Committee
10 posted on 08/06/2008 12:26:55 PM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: seanmerc

Darfur what? Let them eat cake. I need money for Obama.


11 posted on 08/06/2008 12:27:28 PM PDT by Mi-kha-el ((There is no Pravda in Izvestiya and no Izvestiya in Pravda.))
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To: seanmerc

I’ve never respected Clooney as an actor. No reason to respect him as a human being, either...


12 posted on 08/06/2008 12:29:04 PM PDT by kromike
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To: seanmerc

No wonder the vacuous celebrity stuff is working.


13 posted on 08/06/2008 12:29:13 PM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: Mi-kha-el

Ouch!!!! He’s gonna need to put some ice on that.


14 posted on 08/06/2008 12:29:44 PM PDT by Anti-Hillary (Yo Barry, IF FOR 20 YEARS YOU STAY IN THE PEW, IT'S BECAUSE YOU SHARE THE VIEW!!!!!)
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To: princess leah

According to the article, only donations from US citizens with valid passports will be accepted (yeah, right). I see another ad about elitists and celebrities coming on.


15 posted on 08/06/2008 12:30:25 PM PDT by mak5
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To: seanmerc

16 posted on 08/06/2008 12:34:41 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Obamuh uh uh uh uh uh uh ummmmmm)
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To: RC2
Hollywood needs to be black listed again. It worked for about 60 years, might as well do it again.

The Blacklist was active for about a dozen years at most and was done internally by Hollywood studios.
17 posted on 08/06/2008 12:35:08 PM PDT by Borges
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To: TheWasteLand

I thought Obama was already running for Fuhrer (leader) of Deutschland (Germany). I love diverse languages. Maybe he needs a rally in Nurnberg.


18 posted on 08/06/2008 12:35:57 PM PDT by Calusa (Bajo como el Dolar. Subo como el Cafe!)
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To: seanmerc

So foreigners get to contribute to our presidential race?


19 posted on 08/06/2008 12:36:26 PM PDT by redstates4ever
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To: mak5

Think about the carbon footprint!


20 posted on 08/06/2008 12:38:23 PM PDT by Tex Pete (Obama for Change: from our pockets, our piggy banks, and our couch cushions!)
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To: seanmerc

“Clooney will speak... followed by a dinner at the home of NFC member Charles Adams for $10,000 a plate...”
followed by a gay orgy upstairs. Invitation only.


21 posted on 08/06/2008 12:45:32 PM PDT by tumblindice (not that there's anything wrong with that)
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To: seanmerc
This is great! Flyover country just loves actors and Europeans to tell us who to vote for!

Actors! Is there anything they DON'T know?

22 posted on 08/06/2008 12:47:20 PM PDT by libs_kma (NOBAMA. Keep the change)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Yep. The left were all over it when Somoza donated to Nixon.


23 posted on 08/06/2008 12:49:15 PM PDT by Clemenza (McCain/Palin; Maverick and the MILF)
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To: seanmerc

Megastar? Did Leatherheads even get a theatrical release? How many people saw The Good German? Syriana was an early anti-American bomb. The only hits he’s been in that I can recall are the Oceans movies and I’m not sure he’s the reason they’ve made money.


24 posted on 08/06/2008 12:51:24 PM PDT by jalisco555 ("My 80% friend is not my 20% enemy" - Ronald Reagan)
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To: princess leah
Re: "Is this legal?"

Was wondering the same thing too... I thought contributions from foreigners was a no-no.

25 posted on 08/06/2008 12:51:25 PM PDT by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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To: TheWasteLand

“The left is just clueless. Do they not understand how bad stuff like this looks to the average voter?”

The better question is that does the average Democratic voter even care about this? Probably not.


26 posted on 08/06/2008 12:54:58 PM PDT by LottieDah (Democrats and liberals never fail to disappoint.)
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To: mak5

I guess the foreign donations will just go into his new Swiss account.


27 posted on 08/06/2008 12:58:39 PM PDT by rabidralph (Watch out for the Obamakazis.)
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To: seanmerc
Who the hell is Charles Adams........ This is the only link I could find for him and it seemed fitting.
Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting


28 posted on 08/06/2008 1:04:21 PM PDT by ncfool (Tell Congress no vacation until we allow Drilling in America!)
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To: seanmerc

“Hollywood megastar”

Miss Clooney is a megastar? I wasn’t aware.


29 posted on 08/06/2008 1:13:04 PM PDT by Old Grumpy
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To: seanmerc

“actor George Clooney is set to host a fundraiser for Barack Obama in Switzerland”

Seriously...seriously...You can’t beg for better headlines...”another celebrity fund raiser for the celebrity.” Sweet!

WoW, you Dems; You know, even if the Dems win the special olympics — they’re still retarded...When will these guys ever learn.


30 posted on 08/06/2008 1:23:53 PM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.)
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To: seanmerc
Clooney has never had problems getting money for his supported lefty candidates.

He has never managed to get Americans to vote for them.

Obamarooney! Good name for a Swiss fundraiser.

I'll take a pass on the Swiss chocolate this time!

31 posted on 08/06/2008 1:33:57 PM PDT by Candor7 (Fascism? All it takes is for good men to say nothing, (Ridicule Obama))
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To: seanmerc

Why don’t they hold fundraisers in Hamastan, Damascus, Tehran, etc.? I’m sure they can find plenty of Obambi lovers in those places, too!!!!


32 posted on 08/06/2008 2:14:45 PM PDT by Enchante (If oil was botox then Nancy Pelosi would have us drilling everywhere!!! (hat tip, STARWISE))
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To: redstates4ever

only if your democrat.


33 posted on 08/06/2008 2:34:14 PM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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To: seanmerc

I never got how George Clooney rates the title of Movie Star.


34 posted on 08/06/2008 3:38:00 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: seanmerc

This couldn’t be better if we planned it. Another hollywood jerk raising money for a marxist in europe, I love it!


35 posted on 08/06/2008 4:41:16 PM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

read an article the other day that Mama Hilton isn’t pleased with the McCain/Paris ad. Apparently, Maw and Paw Hilton each made the maximum allowable contributions to the McCain campaign.

Which raises the question .. how can they have $10K/seat fundraisers without splitting the take among various Dem entities and the Obama campaign? And can only Americans donate to a presidential campaign?


36 posted on 08/06/2008 4:45:09 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: EDINVA

the end of the ad actually slams Obama too. not sure what the big deal is. more MSM spin.


37 posted on 08/06/2008 6:20:16 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (Conservatives are to McCain what Charlie Brown is to Lucy.)
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To: libs_kma

Didn’t Kerry do the same thing? I imagine it’ll have the same result.

Thankfully the Democrats have yet to learn. They’re handing this election to McCain on a silver platter.


38 posted on 08/07/2008 9:06:14 AM PDT by Niuhuru (Don't burn a bra, burn a feminist!)
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To: princess leah
"What about foreign donors?"

Probably a large percentage of them will be foreign nationals, IMO.

Watch for the list of attendees to be published in the MSM.

39 posted on 08/08/2008 5:53:08 AM PDT by Designer (We are SO scrood!)
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