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At Harlem Dinner, A Few Disaffected Donors Come Back to Obama (50 pay $30k for ribs & cornbread)
Observer ^ | 3/30/11 | Reid Pillifant

Posted on 04/04/2011 12:44:31 AM PDT by Libloather

At Harlem Dinner, A Few Disaffected Donors Come Back to Obama
By Reid Pillifant
March 30, 2011 | 7:28 p.m

President Obama is making progress.

According to two sources who attended the "purposefully small" D.N.C. dinner at the Red Rooster in Harlem last night, a few of those much-discussed, dissident donors were among the 50 attendees who paid $30,800 to enjoy short ribs and cornbread, and chat amiably with the president.

"There were people there who in the past have expressed frustrations, and one person who said, 'You know, I'm not going to support him for re-election,'" said one attendee. "Well, they're there. And what it said to me is ultimately these people are going to come around. They're going to come around because they don't want someone who is beholden to the Tea Party to become President of the United States."

Last summer, a number of donors, particularly in the financial services industry, were said to be offended by the president's hostile rhetoric toward Wall Street and what some saw as a generally unsupportive approach to business. But, after bruising losses in November, Obama has tacked toward the center, compromising with Senate Republicans to renew the Bush tax cuts and appointing advisers with a business bent.

"I think that it has definitely subsided," said the attendee of the criticism. "It's certainly the case that since the election, both the tone from the White House and the mood among a lot of people who have been very critical has changed."

Neither source wanted to cite specific individuals, but they mentioned separate examples of people who had come back to the fold, including one person who sat out donating last year over some particular annoyance, but couldn't recall last night what exactly the reason had been.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dinner; donors; harlem; obama; teaparty
Obama: Raises $1.5M in Harlem; Approval Rating Hits All-Time Low
1 posted on 04/04/2011 12:44:40 AM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather
Thirty Thousand Dollars for Ribs and Cornbread??
I can get that meal at the BBQ joint across the street for less than $10 bucks...and I don't have to listen to Hussein, either!
2 posted on 04/04/2011 12:51:23 AM PDT by Greg123456
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To: Libloather
As it will be in the future, it was at the birth of Man
There are only four things certain since Social Progress began.
That the Dog returns to his Vomit and the Sow returns to her Mire,
And the burnt Fool's bandaged finger goes wabbling back to the Fire;

And that after this is accomplished, and the brave new world begins
When all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins,
As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn,
The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!

3 posted on 04/04/2011 12:54:42 AM PDT by thecabal (Destroy Progressivism)
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To: Libloather

...wondering if he dropped in or actually dined and mingled with the crowd(sarc) of 50?


4 posted on 04/04/2011 12:55:12 AM PDT by texteacher
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To: texteacher

“...bestowing each of the six tables with ten or twelve minutes of his time.”

...reading the link would have given me the answer.


5 posted on 04/04/2011 12:58:28 AM PDT by texteacher
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To: Greg123456
Thirty Thousand Dollars for Ribs and Cornbread??

Short ribs. A much more expensive cut. NOT Moochelle approved, though.

6 posted on 04/04/2011 1:02:57 AM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Libloather

This is a good time for the voice of Cain and West to be heard more resolutely.


7 posted on 04/04/2011 1:05:50 AM PDT by Gene Eric (*** Jesus ***)
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To: Libloather

What’s the difference between regular ribs and short ribs?? Oh I’ll just check on the web..


8 posted on 04/04/2011 1:17:18 AM PDT by Greg123456
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To: Greg123456

Short ribs usually refer to beef short ribs (which are cut from the same primal area as ribeye steaks and prime rib), rather than any sort of pork ribs or beef spare ribs.

I don’t really care for them, myself, but they are considered top notch eating by many.


9 posted on 04/04/2011 1:36:26 AM PDT by DemforBush (Of all the Thompson gunners, Roland was the best.)
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To: Libloather

Obviously these donors want to bend over more.


10 posted on 04/04/2011 1:53:50 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: freekitty

Just to prove the abused wife syndrome is not specific to just abused wives.

I suppose they were just applying the next installment to receive their free mortgages, electricity and gasoline for life that was promised to them the last time.

Forrest Gump’s mother was right on target, again.


11 posted on 04/04/2011 2:11:04 AM PDT by mazda77 (Mike Hogan - JAX Mayor)
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To: Greg123456
But it was really good ribs & cornbread cooked just right..


12 posted on 04/04/2011 2:29:34 AM PDT by maddog55
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To: Libloather
"There were people there who in the past have expressed frustrations, and one person who said, 'You know, I'm not going to support him for re-election,'" said one attendee.

I'd love to see what the investigators dug up on these people.

13 posted on 04/04/2011 2:33:19 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Our Constitution: the new Inconvenient Truth)
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To: texteacher
ten or twelve minutes of his time

Doesn't want to spend TOO much time with these Negroes.

14 posted on 04/04/2011 2:36:43 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Our Constitution: the new Inconvenient Truth)
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To: Libloather

Individual
may give $2,500

????


15 posted on 04/04/2011 3:23:44 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: Libloather

Cultists, pure and simple. Hussein Worship.


16 posted on 04/04/2011 3:25:12 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: samtheman

They didn’t contribute $30k, they paid $30k for the dinner.


17 posted on 04/04/2011 3:36:47 AM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: Libloather
BILLION DOLLAR CANDIDATE OHAHA OFF TO A "GREAT" START He claims to be the first billion dollar candidate-----looks like it won't be from fund-raisers.

A "purposefully small" DNC fund-raiser dinner at the Red Rooster in Harlem?.........now add this to the list.

Obama's recent Boston fundraiser started out as a $5,000 a plate then dropped to $500 a plate ... but he still could not fill the room——Ohaha ended up talking to a little over 100 people.

Ohaha's gonna be wire-transferring like crazy to finance the preservation of himself and endangered Dems-----after the debacle of Midterms.

Remember, Ohaha raised a whopping $750 million for his 2008 presidential bid----- purportedly from "anonymous foreign donors" who flooded his 2008 campaign with hundreds of thousands of relatively small, untraceable illegal donations.

Two years in office----Obama's got zillions stashed offshore (looted from the US Treasury during the infamous trillion dollar "bailouts").

Reminds me of the excellent book---"Flawless"-----about the half a $$$billion Antwerp diamond heist. The crooks couldn't spend it, of course, without calling attention to themselves. So they had to invent a highly visible money-maker to account for their spending.......they pretended a multi-million dollar movie deal about their heist was in the works.

Can't wait to see what the cover story Ohahas come up with. ROTFL.

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DID GANGSTER GOVERNMENT SCAM TRILLIONS USING THE MADOFF MO? Ponzi Madoff created a super-secret labyrinth of interrelated international funds, institutions and financial entities of almost unparalleled complexity and breadth......with assets and businesses in multiple places overseas that hid thievery, money laundering and tax evasion.

Novelist Dean Koontz stated in a public forum that at least $70 BILLION has been stolen by the Obama administration.

18 posted on 04/04/2011 3:36:47 AM PDT by Liz (A taxpayer voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Col Sanders.)
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To: Libloather

Reportedly Obama got 1.5 Million Dollars in Harlem the other night.

That is probably just about what it cost the People of this country to transport him and his entourage of agents up to new York for the party.

This campaign is going to be very expensive for us Republicans to pay our half of his campaign travel bills on Air Force One.


19 posted on 04/04/2011 4:45:36 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: mikey_hates_everything

It’s that easy to get around “campaign finance limits”?

Can a candidate sell autographed pics for $30k each and not count that as a “donation”?


20 posted on 04/04/2011 4:47:01 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: thecabal
Wonderful reference.

Rudyard Kipling, who won a deserved Nobel Prize, comments on Hussein (whose was not deserved) earlier in the poem:

In the Carboniferous Epoch we were promised abundance for all,
By robbing selected Peter to pay for collective Paul;
But, though we had plenty of money, there was nothing our money could buy,
And the Gods of the Copybook Heading said: "If you don't work you die."

Then the Gods of the Market tumbled, and their smooth-tongued wizards withdrew,
And the hearts of the meanest were humbled and began to believe it was true
That All is not God that Glitters, and Two and Two make Four-
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings limped up to explain it once more.

21 posted on 04/04/2011 4:49:52 AM PDT by caddie
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To: Libloather

Drug sales must be real good this year in Harlem.


22 posted on 04/04/2011 4:53:25 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Libloather

Most minority voters vote with their skin, not their brain.


23 posted on 04/04/2011 5:21:55 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: Libloather
At Harlem Dinner, A Few Disaffected Donors Come Back to Obama (50 pay $30k for ribs & cornbread)

Upon leaving the event, several guests were heard to state "I should have gone to see Charlie Sheen instead!"

24 posted on 04/04/2011 5:30:06 AM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Libloather

That’s a mighty poor showing for a presidential campaign kick-off event, and especially so for an incumbent.


25 posted on 04/04/2011 5:51:53 AM PDT by snowsislander
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To: Libloather
'You know, I'm not going to support him for re-election,'" said one attendee.

Talk about liberal mental disease! This person just paid $30,800 for a two-bit meal and they're not gonna vote for nobama? That's sick.

26 posted on 04/04/2011 6:06:23 AM PDT by upchuck (Think you know hardship? Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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To: Libloather

“According to two sources who attended the “purposefully small” D.N.C. dinner”

Translation: Out of 6 million people in NYC, the clown circus could only find 50 fools to show up.


27 posted on 04/04/2011 6:18:22 AM PDT by sergeantdave (The democrat party is a seditious organization and must be outlawed)
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