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BUSINESS DONORS’ PHONES CONFISCATED AT OBAMA FUNDRAISING EVENT
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/vip-donors-phones-confiscated-at-obama-fundraising-event/ ^

Posted on 05/27/2012 11:53:25 AM PDT by kcvl

Apparently, the Obama reelection campaign is afraid the president might say or do something regrettable.

More than 60 VIP donors who attended a fundraiser at the home Blackstone CEO Hamilton James on Monday night were told they had to place their phones in a plastic bag before being allowed admittance, ABC News reports.

While one campaign aide called the move “standard operating procedure,” Zeke Miller of Buzzfeed reports that several campaign veterans (including aides to Hillary Clinton, Rick Perry, and Jon Huntsman) have never “heard of the practice, which is common in secure White House spaces where there are concerns of espionage, but unknown in contexts in which only political secrets are discussed.”

And despite the fact that each donor paid $35,800 to attend the ultra-swanky event, it still wasn‘t enough to win the trust of the president’s campaign aides. Apparently, they’re terrified enough that the president will make an offhand, awkward remark (the type that people bitterly cling to) that they’re willing to confiscate the phones from some of his most powerful supporters.

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1 posted on 05/27/2012 11:53:32 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

Somebody (wink wink) is getting to be TOO thin skinned.....


2 posted on 05/27/2012 11:58:00 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: kcvl
More objective evidence that Barack Obama does not have an IQ that exceeds room temperature, not withstanding the liberal story that he is the smartest guy on the planet. Sounds like he might be the smartest liberal on the planet, or the coolest kid in junior high, but that is not the same thing.
3 posted on 05/27/2012 12:01:27 PM PDT by Bernard (When the only Problem is overspending, all the Solutions look like TAX INCREASES to liberals...)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Remember the years 2008 - 2009?

Lots of screaming, fainting, young ‘hip crowd’ with camera phones were A-OK at the time?

Nowadays, the Obama events only attract old, bitter, die-hard Lefties (leftover hippie), sorry, no phones allowed.


4 posted on 05/27/2012 12:01:39 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: kcvl

So anyone wanting to catch Obama at his most vulnerable needs two phones. Easy.


5 posted on 05/27/2012 12:02:24 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: kcvl

Actually, this should probably happen more often. When people attend a private event, they have a reasonable expectation of privacy.


6 posted on 05/27/2012 12:02:47 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: kcvl

Paranoia strikes deep...


7 posted on 05/27/2012 12:06:19 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: kcvl
The iPhake.

The phone to drop into the collection box when you still wish to use your actual phone to record secret campaign speeches by Barack Obama.

8 posted on 05/27/2012 12:07:36 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Army Air Corps

If you ARE The Man, who do you fear will come take you away?


9 posted on 05/27/2012 12:09:28 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1223 of our ObamaVacation from reality [and what dark chill/is gathering still/before the storm])
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To: kcvl
Gee wonder if the Obama election team also scans the phones, never know what useful information the phone of an important person contains!
10 posted on 05/27/2012 12:09:28 PM PDT by Lockbox
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To: kcvl
Gee wonder if the Obama election team also scans the phones, never know what useful information the phone of an important person contains!
11 posted on 05/27/2012 12:10:00 PM PDT by Lockbox
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To: Sir Napsalot
Somebody (wink wink) is getting to be TOO thin skinned.....

Read my tagline.

12 posted on 05/27/2012 12:13:42 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (If Obama was any more thin skinned, he'd have a receptacle end: Dennis Miller)
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To: Army Air Corps
‘Paranoia strikes deep.’

And the Paranoia seems to be growing.
It is interesting that Mr. Obama no longer trusts his supporters. His staff will fall under suspicion next.
Thus the development of a paranoid narcissist, as has been foretold.
TWB

13 posted on 05/27/2012 12:15:02 PM PDT by TWhiteBear (Sarah Palin...The Flame of the North)
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To: kcvl

“If you can’t trust your fellow dhimmicrat, who can you trust?!” *snicker*


14 posted on 05/27/2012 12:19:04 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: kcvl

Not that I ever would, but HAD I paid $38k to listen to someone talk there would be no way they’d be telling me to turn in my phone!

Who knows what kind of tracking software or virus could have been loaded on the phone while it was out of people’s possession.

This man and his campaign become more bizarre daily.


15 posted on 05/27/2012 12:19:22 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: kcvl

Crony capitalist whores being treated like dirt.

The price of bribery is very high, for people who have absolutely no self-respect.


16 posted on 05/27/2012 12:19:30 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember
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To: kcvl

It’s all about ensuring NO ONE captures one of his infamous flubs and puts it on the internet. It appears he’s been taking lessons from Biden lately. He KNOWS he’s in serious jeopardy of losing his cushy job, The gaffs and screw-ups will continue and likely increase as the stress consumes him.


17 posted on 05/27/2012 12:21:12 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: kcvl

bttt


18 posted on 05/27/2012 12:24:20 PM PDT by TEXOKIE
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To: kcvl
Go in with this in your coat pocket.....




19 posted on 05/27/2012 12:26:24 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

Unless you’re a public figure like the president.


20 posted on 05/27/2012 12:27:13 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: kcvl

Doesn’t need a repeat of that fundraiser in SF where he was taped complaining about the “bitter clingers.” Duh.


21 posted on 05/27/2012 12:33:53 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA
"When people attend a private event, they have a reasonable expectation of privacy."

I can understand your thinking, but the person protecting his own privacy in this case, could give two $hits about yours and mine. Obama, his Moo-cow wife, and their minions want to tell us how to live our lives, tell us what we need to eat, and what to say, but it's a whole different story when it comes to their lives and their privacy.

22 posted on 05/27/2012 12:46:24 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: FormerACLUmember
I think I have to agree with you, these wretched sell-outs are getting just what they deserve for their money--the contempt of the dictator they are bending over for.
23 posted on 05/27/2012 12:49:14 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: FrdmLvr
Even public figures are entitled to some privacy. Would you advocate camera's in the White House master bedroom? (Horrors!!!) A cell phone has more spying capabilities than were available to even 007, a few decades ago. Would you suggest that there be no limits on peeping toms looking in the window at these events? A cell phone can observe more, and record more sounds than any peeping tom -- and can broadcast to the world.

More transparency in government is needed -- however, there are necessary limits. Would you want the President's top-secret National Security Adviser briefings to be broadcast? Assange, and Wikileaks would like that to happen; but, most people concerned with national security would not.

And what is a "public figure" anymore? If someone records a private sex act, and then posts it to YouTube, is the unwitting victim of that voyeurism now a "public figure"? If so, does that mean that she can never again have any expectations of privacy?

Would you advocate having a camera crew follow Romney around *everywhere*, and posting everything on YouTube, in real time? It's technically feasible; but that doesn't make it right.

You have a great screen name. Consider how much freedom you'd have remaining, if you could do nothing in private.
24 posted on 05/27/2012 12:54:56 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Lockbox

“Gee wonder if the Obama election team also scans the phones, never know what useful information the phone of an important person contains!”

Good point!

What I’ve been saying elsewhere on this thread, about the right to some privacy, must also apply to the owners of the cell phones.


25 posted on 05/27/2012 12:57:44 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: TEXOKIE

1 lie is hard enough to hide and cover up. (from what I’ve been told)

Imagine an entire life of lies? Must take a genius, which Øbama is not.


26 posted on 05/27/2012 1:03:36 PM PDT by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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To: Sir Napsalot

“Somebody (wink wink) is getting to be TOO thin skinned.....”

No. Somebody wants to be able to speak frankly the true believers. When he did that in 2008, we got the “bitter clingers” quote.


27 posted on 05/27/2012 1:13:09 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

We’re talking about the president at a public event. Please don’t insinuate that I would approve of cameras set up in the WH master bedroom or any of the other peeping Tom, national security, or other scenarios you put forth. It’s absurd.


28 posted on 05/27/2012 1:30:38 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: kcvl
More than 60 VIP donors who attended a fundraiser at the home Blackstone CEO Hamilton James on Monday night were told they had to place their phones in a plastic bag before being allowed admittance,

Bring a second one.

29 posted on 05/27/2012 1:46:30 PM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: FrdmLvr
I wasn't insinuating anything. I was simply asking where you'd draw the line. You've now agreed that there is a line. Sometimes, even public figures are entitled to some privacy — we're agreed on that. Sometimes, privacy is even necessary for national security — we're agreed on that.

When were we ever talking about the President at a public event? The event we were discussing was private — it cost $35,000 to enter. All of the attendees (not just the President) had the right to expect some privacy.

Please don't insinuate that I suggested that the President has any right to privacy at a public event. That would be absurd.

30 posted on 05/27/2012 1:49:22 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: FormerACLUmember

Speaking of crony capitalists...I’d sure like to see a chart showing what the “bundlers” for Obama got as a ROI through the taxpayers involuntary support of their green energy/money laundering scheme.

I bet they ended up with a ton more $ in their pockets than what they had to give Obama as a buy-in even despite the bankruptcies.


31 posted on 05/27/2012 1:57:46 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 wasn't an election - it was a coup d'etat.)
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To: kcvl

Time for them to start carrying 2 phones one to turn in and the other to record with.....


32 posted on 05/27/2012 2:15:08 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: kcvl

For Obama, who has been portrayed as ‘brilliant’ by his leftist sycophants and is likely convinced that he is such a dynamic and compelling speaker that he can talk the Iranian mullahs into disarming Iran and bring peace to Israel and the Palestinians just be talking to them, this kind of paranoia indicates real fear. Good. Many Americans now fear their own government so it’s refreshing to see Obama fear his own financial supporters. I just wish they would have taken their money and left. That would have served the distrusting Obama, right.


33 posted on 05/27/2012 2:19:32 PM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA
......................Would you want the President's top-secret National Security Adviser briefings to be broadcast?...............

No Bite Me and Zer0, and his team of czars, are very capable to leak critical details about any clandestine security operation.

34 posted on 05/27/2012 2:50:37 PM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: Aria

The return on investment for the crony capitalists is phenomenal.

For the green energy Scam Artists, one dollar in campaign “contributions” to the Obama regime produced a hundredfold return in money stolen from the tax payers.


35 posted on 05/27/2012 2:55:56 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember
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To: kcvl

Adolph didn’t exactly trust many of his supporters either!


36 posted on 05/27/2012 3:10:20 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: kcvl

Adolph didn’t exactly trust many of his supporters either!


37 posted on 05/27/2012 3:10:44 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: Yaelle

If you’re paying $35,800 to attend, you can afford two real ones.


38 posted on 05/27/2012 3:15:42 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (Cloud storage? Dropbox rocks! Sign up at http://db.tt/nQqWGd3 for 2GB free (and I get more too).)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

“Actually, this should probably happen more often. When people attend a private event, they have a reasonable expectation of privacy.”

If you want privacy then stay in your bedroom. When you are out in a group, especially a paying group, you do not have privacy.


39 posted on 05/27/2012 3:37:02 PM PDT by CodeToad (Homosexuals are homophobes. They insist on being called 'gay' instead.)
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To: CodeToad
If the event is in a private home, with only invited and paying guests allowed, and where everyone is told that they must respect everyone else’s privacy — then you should be able to expect privacy.

Today's technology makes it extremely easy to violate someone’s privacy. That doesn't change the fact that surreptitious recording is an invasion of privacy.

If you're rich, and important, the smart thing is to always talk and act as if you are being recorded, even at a private event. That doesn't change the fact that a surreptitious recording is an invasion of your privacy.

If you always have to talk and act as if you are being recorded; then you don't even have the illusion of freedom anymore.

40 posted on 05/27/2012 3:55:16 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: CodeToad

A private $35,000 a plate private event? Guess he doesn’t want the homies, homos, seeing how he acts when he is with Bain Capital Types. I guess if his right to privacy trumps another persons right to have a phone in their pocket.

In other conservative news Mitt hits the trail with John McCain next week?


41 posted on 05/27/2012 5:45:33 PM PDT by JohnD9207 (Mitt is going on the campaign trail with McCain Tuesday....Geez? Not a clue!)
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