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Champion of the Middle Class Set to Chill With Hollywood, Hold 25K per Person Fundraiser
Townhall.com ^ | October 7, 2012 | Elisabeth Meineke

Posted on 10/07/2012 3:14:00 PM PDT by Kaslin

I completely understand presidential campaigns must contain a strong fundraising component. I also understand that it's going to put you in circles of wealth and among people whose lifestyles are anything but the average American's.

Welcome to President Obama's Sunday, as chronicled by the AP:

On Sunday, Obama was holding two fundraisers in Los Angeles. He is also appearing at a small, elite gathering at the home of entertainment mogul Jeffrey Katzenberg, where Obama will be joined by former President Bill Clinton. His campaign calls the gathering a "thank you event" for longtime donors.

Obama's main event will be his remarks at a star-studded concert at the Nokia Theatre, marking 30 days until the election. Actor George Clooney and musical guests Stevie Wonder, Jon Bon Jovi and Katy Perry will entertain the crowd.

The president will wrap up his night at Wolfgang Puck's WP24 restaurant, high above the L.A. skyline in the Ritz-Carlton hotel. With 150 people expected at a cost of $25,000 per person, that event alone will raise $3.75 million.

Obama's trip, in total, will be three days, covering fundraisers in San Francisco and a rally in Columbus, Ohio, the state at the center of both campaign's efforts.

Does anyone else find it ironic that the only gratitude Obama can seem to find for the rich, a demographic he routinely insinuates needs to do more, is for those donors that have helped give him the job and platform he now has? (This is assuming, on my part, that the "elite" longtime donors at Katzenberg's house are well off.) Remember, a Fidelity study found 86% of millionaires were "self-made," or considered themselves so--it's not like many of these millionaires haven't worked hard already. But for the president, warm feelings toward this demographic apparently are best expressed when he's the recipient of the wealthy's often hard-earned cash.


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1 posted on 10/07/2012 3:14:07 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Obama has to go get his ego petted by these Hollywood loons.
Obama: Please Hollywood, please love me, I get NO love at home from my wife who smacks me around all the time


2 posted on 10/07/2012 3:16:54 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Kaslin

Impossible impossible impossible.....my mother-in-law assures me that Republicans are rich, not Democrats.


3 posted on 10/07/2012 3:18:44 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Kaslin

Bet he and his team are getting some Hollywood director input on how to act n the next debate while in town.


4 posted on 10/07/2012 3:21:16 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: Kaslin
The president will wrap up his night at Wolfgang Puck's WP24 restaurant, high above the L.A. skyline in the Ritz-Carlton hotel. With 150 people expected at a cost of $25,000 per person, that event alone will raise $3.75 million.

Ole Wolfee Baby ought to serve them Mochelle new lunches, what is good for the goose is good for the gander.....

5 posted on 10/07/2012 3:27:08 PM PDT by taildragger (( Fubarward Obama 2012, think about it :-) ))
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To: Kaslin

The 69 million would love to be there to see their heroes, but they can’t qualify.


6 posted on 10/07/2012 3:30:07 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Annoy the Establishment! Vote for Akin!)
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To: Kaslin

Let him steal their money. He’s stolen enough from me. His ass is going to be handed to Hollyweird on a platter.


7 posted on 10/07/2012 3:49:04 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: All
Hollywood is making sure Obama meets all the right people.

"Obama's goin' down the fruit cellar with me; gonna say hello to mother."

8 posted on 10/07/2012 4:09:39 PM PDT by Liz ("Come quickly, I'm tasting the stars." Dom Perignon)
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To: Kaslin

There was some award show on TV recently....maybe the Emmys, I’m not sure, but it was hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. A Freeper posted that Kimmel asked how many were going to vote for Romney, and half the audience of Hollywood people applauded and cheered.


9 posted on 10/07/2012 4:19:05 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Don't be afraid to see what you see. (Ronald Reagan))
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To: Kaslin

There was some award show on TV recently....maybe the Emmys, I’m not sure, but it was hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. A Freeper posted that Kimmel asked how many were going to vote for Romney, and half the audience of Hollywood people applauded and cheered.


10 posted on 10/07/2012 4:19:05 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Don't be afraid to see what you see. (Ronald Reagan))
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To: CatherineofAragon

They cheered twice, it seems. :::sigh:::


11 posted on 10/07/2012 4:20:15 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Don't be afraid to see what you see. (Ronald Reagan))
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To: Kaslin

It would be the perfect time and place for a false flag attempted assassination, would even prevent Biden from debating and Obama would obviously be bedridden from his “injuries’.


12 posted on 10/07/2012 4:22:03 PM PDT by Eye of Unk (OPSEC)
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To: Kaslin

I refuse to support the limousine liberals’ movies and music. They are dolts!


13 posted on 10/07/2012 4:55:21 PM PDT by austingirl
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To: Kaslin
"His campaign calls the gathering a "thank you event" for longtime donors."

Uh-huh. The thankees had better hold on to their wallets.

14 posted on 10/07/2012 5:30:36 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: CatherineofAragon
They cheered twice, it seems. :::sigh:::

Creative!

15 posted on 10/07/2012 5:32:35 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

Thanks, Windflier....this touchpad gives me fits.


16 posted on 10/07/2012 5:50:30 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Don't be afraid to see what you see. (Ronald Reagan))
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To: Windflier

Only liberals would hold a “thank you” celebration that costs 25,000. After the first of the year I am getting a 4000 “thank you” from the IRS.


17 posted on 10/07/2012 6:11:00 PM PDT by Pedro45
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To: CatherineofAragon
...this touchpad gives me fits.

I'm just such an old dog, set in my ways. I like my desktop for computing and posting. Even if I had an I-pad, I probably wouldn't use it to post on FR. Won't use my smart phone that way either.

18 posted on 10/07/2012 6:13:08 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Pedro45
Only liberals would hold a “thank you” celebration that costs 25,000.

It's typical double-speak for them. They even think that way. How else can they remain liberals?

19 posted on 10/07/2012 6:14:52 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

I don’t have a smartphone (and if I did, I wouldn’t want to post from it). We have a desktop, and my husband just bought this laptop because he wanted one with a DVD drive; they’re getting pretty rare. The touchpad is so sensitive, I double-post at times, and I don’t even know how it happens.


20 posted on 10/08/2012 4:47:23 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Don't be afraid to see what you see. (Ronald Reagan))
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To: CatherineofAragon
...my husband just bought this laptop.... The touchpad is so sensitive, I double-post at times, and I don’t even know how it happens.

I guess I'm an old dog. I don't know how I'd survive without my old Microsoft natural keyboard with it's clunky keys. I had to upgrade to Windows 7, and got a new wireless mouse because the old junk died, but other than that, my rig is basically the same as what I started with in 1998.

I've played with the new iPads in the stores, and I really like them for surfing the net and so-forth, but the virtual keyboards are something that'd take a lot of getting used to, I think.

21 posted on 10/08/2012 4:59:04 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

You know what, I feel pretty much the same as you do. I’m in my 40s, and I feel like I’ve gone just about as far with technology as I care to go. I can see the lure of some of the new toys, but I’m fine without them.


22 posted on 10/08/2012 6:15:29 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Don't be afraid to see what you see. (Ronald Reagan))
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