Skip to comments.Obama's Swiss Cheese Campaign
Posted on 07/04/2012 4:50:47 AM PDT by Kaslin
What's pale yellow, riddled with holes and not very sharp? President Barack Obama's renewed class-warfare attack on GOP opponent Mitt Romney.
To kick off the Independence Day holiday, America's fundraiser-in-chief took to Twitter to stoke wealth-bashing resentment against Republicans. "FACT," Obama's official Twitter account declared, "In 2010, Romney reported having a $3 million Swiss bank account." Obama for America campaign manager Jim Messina piled on, urging "every reporter covering Romney" to read left-wing Vanity Fair's new report on his offshore finances. In a water-carrying news conference call, Obama campaign flack Ben LaBolt assailed Romney's "mysterious corporation in Bermuda, his funds in the Cayman Islands and the Swiss bank account he opened."
The Democratic wizards of election-year optics believe that such populist rhetoric demonizing foreign money will help shore up their left flank and win independents tired of crony, out-of-touch government. One problem: They launched their class war fusillade in the same week that Tinseltown tycoon George Clooney announced Obama fundraising efforts -- in Geneva, Switzerland. Oops.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Clooney will entertain 150 European elites at a swanky Swiss reception, "which will be followed by a more intimate -- and expensive -- dinner at which the star will be the guest of honor. Tickets for the latter event will go for $20,000 for singles and $30,000 for couples." As Reuters reported at the time, Clooney spearheaded a similar event in Geneva, "one of the world's most affluent cities," in 2008. "Some 170 contributors paid $1,000 a head to hear him speak at a cocktail party held at a museum in Geneva's Old Town. And 75 high-rolling supporters spent $10,000 each to attend 'an intimate seated dinner'" with the actor.
Swiss money for thee, but not for Romney, eh, Democrats?
Even more problematic for Obama: Some of his very best campaign finance bundlers and golfing buddies are architects and beneficiaries of the Swiss tax havens he purports to abhor.
Robert Wolf is president of Swiss financial giant UBS Investment Bank and chairman of UBS Americas. According to campaign finance records, this longtime friend and fat cat has personally bundled more than $500,000 for Obama, dating back to Obama's Illinois Senate days.
Obama and Wolf were introduced by radical leftist billionaire George Soros and have remained golfing and basketball buddies ever since. Wolf sits on Obama's Economic Recovery Advisory Board and the presidential Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. In August 2010, Obama's Internal Revenue Service dropped its lawsuit over UBS tax havens. The company forked over nearly $800 million to make the investigators all go away.
Wolf's no lone Swiss-based Obama wolf. The left-leaning BuzzFeed and right-leaning Washington Free Beacon websites both noted in April that another deep-pocketed Obama bundler, Charles Adams, heads the Swiss office of powerhouse law firm Akin Gump. He's raised at least $100,000.
It's fondue-savory to watch the current administration, up to its eyeballs in tax cheats and scofflaws from the Treasury Department to the Health and Human Services Department to the Labor Department, railing about Romney's purported tax evasion. It's even richer to watch Obama's operatives huff and puff about Romney's lack of transparency while using Romney's own disclosed tax forms to disparage his wealth, investments and private-sector success.
This is 100 percent, unadulterated envy politics, doused in hypocritical whine. Like Obama's favorite imported Swiss cheese, it reeks.
Opened up the NY Times this morning. Didn’t see this anywhere.
Then I put the paper on the floor so my pup could crap on it. He refused and went outside instead.
When your pet refuses to use the NY Times for business then you know it’s time to close the rag sheet down.
How much over nil is the chance DumBO actually tweeted his own tweet?
I’ll take some of that swiss cheese if you don’t mind
what a hypocrite who doesn’t wanna be wealthy I know I do
And will Mitt, The Mute, investigate the First Dictator’s shady past from his birth to a Communist family, to his questionable educational history, to his ties to thugs and terrorists in Chicago? You know the answer, Another McCain campaign redux, brought to you by the milquetoast moderates in the GOP.
Oh, I am sure it’s buried somewhere in there
Ronald Reagan's 11th Commandment, i.e., "Thou shalt not ever speak ill of another Republican," has been slightly modified by the modern GOP.
Apparently you have not received the 12th Commandment Memo:
Instead of, "Just who TF is this no-good illegitimate probably queer mulatto commie SOB with no papers ... and why is he tearing this country apart?" "
Try, "He's a very nice young fellow, just misguided."
Mitt the Mute has come up with an unbeatable campaign strategy and slogan:
I am sure the voters will know all about these facts —yeah right
Charles Adams the bundler is not the same as the cartoonist known for his creepy cartoons. That Charles Addams is dead. Of course raising money for Obama is creepier than anything the cartoonist ever did.
the pot calling the kettle black, i’d say.
sometime ago there was a pdf of Obama’s tax forms, in which he reported money earned in “various” foreign accounts. where are the Republican super sleuths who should be looking into what countries Obama has his money “invested”?
All we have to do is read a persons heart
Mitt gave $15,000,000.00 to his church, that’s a big heart if you ask me.