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Vacationer Obama's Favorite Vineyard "Vulture"
Townhall.com ^ | July 31, 2013 | Michelle Malkin

Posted on 07/31/2013 4:22:44 AM PDT by Kaslin

It's good to be the king ... of class warfare hypocrisy. While he lectures his political opponents about their neglect of middle-class America, President Obama is headed to Martha's Vineyard. Again. Because nothing spells populist like a $7.6 million, 9.5-acre estate owned by one of Chicago's wealthiest corporate financiers.

The sprawling summer manse of David Schulte is actually a downgrade from the Obama family's previous summer digs. The $21 million, 28.5-acre Blue Heron Farm that had hosted Obama and his massive entourage since 2009 isn't available for rental anymore because a British mogul snapped it up.

But don't be bumming. The Obamas won't be slumming. Schulte's Chilmark, Mass., complex boasts pond and ocean views, an infinity pool and a basketball court (natch!). Cell towers were installed around Schulte's home to boost phone service. The Vineyard Gazette reports that the Secret Service has 70 rooms booked nearby.

Homeowner Schulte deserves special attention. If this deep-pocketed donor and private-equity whiz were a Republican, the Occupy hordes and left-wing super-PACs would have made him a household name by now. The SEIU already would have picketed his private residence. Cher, Bette Midler and Chris Rock would be tweeting furiously about this privileged white robber baron in all caps.

Schulte, you see, earned his money in much the same way the demonized Mitt Romney did: through corporate restructuring and rescuing debt-burdened companies. He and his former partner, Sam Zell, have happily embraced the nickname "grave dancers" since the early 1990s. By 1993, their billion-dollar "vulture fund" based in Chicago had purchased all or part of Jacor Communications, the embattled media conglomerate; Sealy Corporation, the mattress empire; and the distressed Schwinn Bicycle Company.

The duo also scooped up Santa Fe Energy Resources (an oil and gas company) through a partnership and refinanced Revco D.S., the drugstore chain. Schulte called his financial playground "the land of broken dreams," according to the Los Angeles Times, which described the partners as "bottom-fishing."

Team Obama had plenty of brutal depictions for GOP private-equity mavens during the 2012 campaign: "Looter." "Corporate raider." "Greedy Gekko." "Heartless profiteer." Liberal media outlets likened Romney's cohorts to mobsters, strip miners and cannibals. "Bain was just like the Donner Party," comedian Stephen Colbert snarked. "They ate the weak."

Super-PAC Priorities USA Action, run by former Obama spokesman Bill Burton, teamed with shameless campaign mouth turned CNN talker Stephanie Cutter to smear Romney's private-equity record. They falsely accused Romney and Bain Capital of allowing laid-off steelworker Joe Soptic's wife to die of cancer -- even though she had insurance coverage after he lost his job, Romney was no longer with the company when Soptic's plant closed, and the wife died seven years after Romney's departure.

Like Schulte, Romney's Bain record includes many successful turnarounds that saved workers' jobs, pensions and health benefits -- including Staples and Sports Authority. When Democrats do it, it's creative capitalism. But when Republicans do it, it's a criminal enterprise.

The double standards are rich. But Obama's coffers are richer. Democratic demagoguery means never having to say you're sorry for throwing stones at glass houses, while vacationing in the compounds that "vulture capitalism" built.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: hypocrisy; marthasvinyard; middleclass; obama; obamavacation

1 posted on 07/31/2013 4:22:44 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Ms. Malkin, I likes. Much.
Her pen always seems to hold a sharp-tongued tip to her cheek.
Cute, sharp. What’s not to like?


2 posted on 07/31/2013 4:51:22 AM PDT by spankalib ("I freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.")
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To: Kaslin

The Obama’s must beg because being common street ####### they have no place of their own


3 posted on 07/31/2013 4:57:37 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: bert

Impeachment File on Benghazi Coward “B. Hussein Obama,” formerly known as Barry Soetoro, currently a Legal Citizen of the Sovereign Nation of Indonesia.


4 posted on 07/31/2013 5:25:11 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Kaslin
The Vineyard Gazette reports that the Secret Service has 70 rooms booked nearby.

Seventy rooms? For a domestic vacation? What kind of Praetorian guard does the one need?

5 posted on 07/31/2013 5:29:49 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Graewoulf

Unfortunately, I don’t see ANYONE rushing out to file impeachment papers on odumbo, all I hear are crickets.........Nothing.

Anything? Still.........nothing.

We are all waiting.........nothing.


6 posted on 07/31/2013 5:31:52 AM PDT by Progov
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To: Kaslin

Remember how Bush Sr. vacationing at his family-owned house in Maine and taking his speed boat out on the water was such an insensitive affront to average Americans? Oh, and just as bad, he actually occasionally played golf!


7 posted on 07/31/2013 5:33:55 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Kaslin

Just what you wanna see when you spend your hard-earned money for a vacation on
Martha's Vineyard the same time as Barry.

8 posted on 07/31/2013 5:38:27 AM PDT by Slyfox (Without the Right to Life, all other rights are meaningless.)
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To: Kaslin

“While he lectures his political opponents about their neglect of middle-class America, President Obama is headed to Martha’s Vineyard.”

The dachas of Moscow’s nomenklatura were always posh during the days of the old Soviet Union.

Now that Premier Soetaro of Indonesia has rendered the United States a Marxist republic, and is well on his way to a creating an old-style “Dictatorship of the Proletariat,” he’s reviving all the old Russian ways.

Especially when it comes to creature comforts for... yes, Premier Soetaro.


9 posted on 07/31/2013 5:52:45 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: spankalib

She’s good


10 posted on 07/31/2013 5:54:36 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: bert

Not to criticize but I think it’s: The Obamas without the apostrophe


11 posted on 07/31/2013 5:59:44 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

Just ANOTHEr MULTI MILLION DOLLAR VACATION for the Obama’s and their FRIENDS....that WE ARE PAYING FOR!!!


12 posted on 07/31/2013 6:11:28 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Democrats are LAWLESS.....Republicans are BALLLESS!!)
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To: Kaslin

Just ANOTHEr MULTI MILLION DOLLAR VACATION for the Obama’s and their FRIENDS....that WE ARE PAYING FOR!!!


13 posted on 07/31/2013 6:11:37 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Democrats are LAWLESS.....Republicans are BALLLESS!!)
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To: Ann Archy

This grifter family should be in prison...ALL of them.


14 posted on 07/31/2013 6:17:49 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Progov

Thanks for making my point!


15 posted on 07/31/2013 6:31:07 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Kaslin

I’m always amazed when democrat presidents go on vacation, they always sponge off their wealthy donors for a resort type house to live in. Republicans usually return to their OWN homes and mingle with their neighbors. Amazing we keep electing sponging democrats who have no home and neighbors to return to.


16 posted on 07/31/2013 7:27:33 AM PDT by tillacum
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To: Kaslin

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- I would like to see that ballsy French “Rocket Man” fly over a certain Cape Cod estate at 190mph and “seed the clouds” -

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17 posted on 07/31/2013 8:50:09 AM PDT by devolve (----- ----- ----- it not unlegal iffen I do*s it ----- ----- -----)
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