Skip to comments.BUSINESS 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 wasnt enough to win the trust of the presidents campaign aides. Apparently, theyre terrified enough that the president will make an offhand, awkward remark (the type that people bitterly cling to) that theyre willing to confiscate the phones from some of his most powerful supporters.
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Somebody (wink wink) is getting to be TOO thin skinned.....
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.
So anyone wanting to catch Obama at his most vulnerable needs two phones. Easy.
Actually, this should probably happen more often. When people attend a private event, they have a reasonable expectation of privacy.
Paranoia strikes deep...
If you ARE The Man, who do you fear will come take you away?
Read my tagline.
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.
“If you can’t trust your fellow dhimmicrat, who can you trust?!” *snicker*
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.
Crony capitalist whores being treated like dirt.
The price of bribery is very high, for people who have absolutely no self-respect.
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.
Unless you’re a public figure like the president.
Doesn’t need a repeat of that fundraiser in SF where he was taped complaining about the “bitter clingers.” Duh.
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.
“Gee wonder if the Obama election team also scans the phones, never know what useful information the phone of an important person contains!”
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.
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.
“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.
Were talking about the president at a public event. Please dont 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. Its absurd.
Bring a second one.
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.
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.
Time for them to start carrying 2 phones one to turn in and the other to record with.....
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.
No Bite Me and Zer0, and his team of czars, are very capable to leak critical details about any clandestine security operation.
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.
Adolph didn’t exactly trust many of his supporters either!
Adolph didn’t exactly trust many of his supporters either!
If you’re paying $35,800 to attend, you can afford two real ones.
“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.
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.
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?