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Obama raises more than $1.2 million in Philadelphia (Comcast's David Cohen)
The Washington Post ^ | 06/30/2011 | Perry Bacon Jr.

Posted on 07/01/2011 9:19:20 AM PDT by CharlyFord

PHILADELPHIA — President Obama raised more than $1.2 million at two campaign fundraisers here Thursday night, the last events of his money-raising blitz in this early stage of the 2012 campaign.

Campaign officials said about 800 people, each giving at least $100, attended the first event, at a Hyatt hotel. Later in the evening, Comcast’s executive vice president, David L. Cohen, hosted about 120 people in his home for a dinner, each of the attendees giving at least $10,000 for Obama’s reelection campaign.

Among the attendees were Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter (D). Dinner was arranged by restaurateur Stephen Starr, whose popular eateries include Morimoto and Buddakan.

Cohen, a longtime Democratic operative, has successfully sheparded the regulatory review of Comcast’s merger with NBC Universal earlier this year.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; comcast; davidcohen; fundraiser; obama
David L. Cohen is Executive Vice President of Comcast Corporation. This is one of the reason's I canceled my Comcast cable TV service and depend on the Internet for info and entertainment.

I object to a "longtime Democratic operative" have a major influence over my world.

1 posted on 07/01/2011 9:19:26 AM PDT by CharlyFord
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To: CharlyFord

Send that wasted money to the treasury.


2 posted on 07/01/2011 9:20:18 AM PDT by EBH ( Whether you eat your bread or see it vanish into a looter's stomach, is an absolute.)
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To: CharlyFord

adding Comcrap “do not call” list.


3 posted on 07/01/2011 9:23:12 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: CharlyFord

Why wasn’t he in Washington doing his job, like he was claiminghe does.

What did that trip to philadelphia cost the American taxpayers in transportation and security?

What did it cost Philadelphia in extra cops on duty?


4 posted on 07/01/2011 9:23:30 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Comcrap is old-school Philly Democat. Deep ties to Fast Eddie Rendell.


5 posted on 07/01/2011 9:26:33 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Venturer

Dumped comcrap long ago. -ve encouraged hundreds to avoid it.


6 posted on 07/01/2011 9:27:27 AM PDT by DeathBeforeDishonor1
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To: Venturer
Good points . I know a million two is a lot of money , more than that has been raised on the Internet by other candidates .
7 posted on 07/01/2011 9:28:33 AM PDT by fantom (,)
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To: CharlyFord
Wait, doesn't Obamao find corporate political activity to be detrimental to U.S. politics? Didn't Obamao scold Alito, telling him that the SCOTUS decision would “open the floodgates” to foreign political activism? Let's see, Comcast International Holdings, a division of Comcast has holdings in Ireland, U.K., Brazil and Obamao’s favorite, Venezuela. Is this the kind of foreign political activism Obamao warned Alito would happen? /s
8 posted on 07/01/2011 9:37:31 AM PDT by liberalh8ter
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To: CharlyFord; fantom

Hardly surprising. Philly is a corrupt Democrat machine that would give Tammany Hall a run for its money.


9 posted on 07/01/2011 9:37:41 AM PDT by He Rides A White Horse ((unite))
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To: CharlyFord

Why would anyone possibly want to give away their own money to then turn around and have to give more of it away in Obama taxes?


10 posted on 07/01/2011 9:37:50 AM PDT by eaglestar
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To: CharlyFord
"I've been here!" - Barack 'd**k' Obama

He seems to only touch down in DC long enough to refuel. /s

11 posted on 07/01/2011 9:39:20 AM PDT by newzjunkey (FLOTUS needed a teleprompter to talk about her kids in Boston? Who are these people?)
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To: He Rides A White Horse
Hardly surprising. Philly is a corrupt Democrat machine that would give Tammany Hall a run for its money.

And 95.5% of Americans would say, "Tammy who?".
12 posted on 07/01/2011 9:41:30 AM PDT by crosshairs (Peace through superior firepower.)
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To: CharlyFord

Isn’t he one of those “millionaires and billionaires” that Obama is always going on about?


13 posted on 07/01/2011 9:42:59 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: CharlyFord

Thought you couldn’t give more than $2,000????


14 posted on 07/01/2011 9:43:15 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: eaglestar
Why would anyone possibly want to give away their own money to then turn around and have to give more of it away in Obama taxes?

It's an "investment" - in freedom from competition by means of a government protection racket. You know: fascism. Besides, Cohen knows very well that he won't personally pay more if income tax rates go up. That's what he pays his accountant for.

15 posted on 07/01/2011 9:47:13 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: CharlyFord

What amazes me is that it is the rich people who give him the money and it is the rich people who he condemns. What is missing from this picture?


16 posted on 07/01/2011 9:56:01 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (Congress doesn't care a damn about "we the people")
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To: fantom

Every one of those sorry Democrat sonsof beaches who gave expect to receive what they gave plus interest back, if Obama is elected again.

You can bet your bippy on that.


17 posted on 07/01/2011 10:01:16 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: CharlyFord

(headline)
Gee - is that how much his criminal mobs took - in the city of love?


18 posted on 07/01/2011 10:02:09 AM PDT by bossmechanic (If all else fails, hit it with a hammer)
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To: crosshairs
And 95.5% of Americans would say, "Tammy who?".

You're probably right. Hopefully they'll get the picture that it isn't a compliment at the very least.

19 posted on 07/01/2011 10:11:19 AM PDT by He Rides A White Horse ((unite))
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To: New Jersey Realist

Like it is done in Chicago. The Dems have their own brand of crony capitalism. Those who pay in will benefit.


20 posted on 07/01/2011 10:17:53 AM PDT by Fu-fu2
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To: Sacajaweau
Thought you couldn’t give more than $2,000????

Rules only apply to Republicans, like Tom DeLay (Texas).

DeLay moved $190,000, less than one fifty what David Cohen moved, in one evening, and Tom DeLay is now a convicted felon. DeLay was convicted in Travis County, Texas, Dimocrat country, where Dan Rather's sister was chairman of the Texas Dimocrat Party Executive committee.

21 posted on 07/01/2011 10:56:13 AM PDT by CharlyFord
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To: New Jersey Realist
What amazes me is that it is the rich people who give him the money and it is the rich people who he condemns. What is missing from this picture

What's missing from this picture?? Eric Holder, US Attorney General. Holder says who and who doesn't get investigated and prosecuted. Remember all the Dimocrats in O's Administration and Congress that have been caught evading their taxes. Campaign contributors are a protected species.

22 posted on 07/01/2011 11:02:01 AM PDT by CharlyFord
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What do you thinks those flash mob robberies in Philly were all about?

Holder’s peeps were out stealing to raise money for Obama’s campaign.

http://www.delcotimes.com/articles/2011/06/28/news/doc4e09374239973518788618.txt


23 posted on 07/01/2011 11:33:27 AM PDT by Beckwith (A "natural born citizen" -- two American citizen parents and born in the USA.)
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