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Deepak Chopra, Russell Simmons to Fundraise for Obama in NYC ('Occupy'rs to host glitzy NYC event)
Washington Free Beacon ^ | 2/7/12 | Andrew Stiles

Posted on 02/07/2012 1:31:58 PM PST by NormsRevenge

President Obama will attend a star-studded fundraising gala in New York City on Mar. 1, the Washington Free Beacon has learned.

The Obama Victory Fund 2012 will host the event at ABC Carpet & Home in Manhattan’s upscale Flatiron District, according to the official online invitation. Special guests are expected to include hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons, New Age self-help guru Deepak Chopra, and culinary bigwig Jean-Georges Vongerichten, among others.

Prospective partygoers can choose from three levels of tickets, “Event Chair” ($35,800), “Event Host” ($10,000), or for those with shallower pockets, “Gala Attendee” ($1,000 a piece).

Their massive wealth notwithstanding, Simmons and Chopra were both vocal supporters of the “Occupy” movements, and were named to’s list of the “Top Ten Richest Celebrities Supporting ‘Occupy Wall Street.’”

Simmons (number two on the list) is worth an estimated $325 million, while Chopra (number four) has, thanks to an array of bestselling books and a popular offering of high-priced “healing” seminars, amassed of fortune worth approximately $80 million, placing both men firmly in the much-maligned “1 percent” of ultra-wealthy Americans who Occupiers allege are gaming the federal government and not paying their fair share in taxes.

Both Simmons and Chopra have a history of political activism, tending towards very liberal positions on a host of issues and an outspoken disdain for conservatives.


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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: chopra; event; fundraiser; glitzy; nyc; obama; occupy; russellsimmons
Tolerating nonsense is one thing, condoning it, quite another..
1 posted on 02/07/2012 1:32:06 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

Someone needs to crash THEIR party with signs saying stuff like “The real 99% wouldn’t be able to afford your party”

2 posted on 02/07/2012 1:35:32 PM PST by Babashane
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To: Babashane

I’m in! I’ll stop showering today so they get the authentic flavor of the OWS movement.

3 posted on 02/07/2012 1:38:24 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: USNBandit

I’m just kidding. I have this thing called “my job” that requires me to show up and work.

4 posted on 02/07/2012 1:40:10 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: NormsRevenge

Chopra apparently wants to have it both ways..

5 posted on 02/07/2012 2:59:00 PM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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