Romney mixes and mingles at rarefied ...

Romney mixes and mingles at rarefied retreat as top donors taste victory

There are 53 comments on the The Washington Post story from Jun 23, 2012, titled Romney mixes and mingles at rarefied retreat as top donors taste victory. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

PARK CITY, Utah - If Mitt Romney's presidential campaign were listed on the stock market, then those populating Utah's luxurious Deer Valley resort this weekend were its biggest shareholders.

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OBAMA 2012

Covina, CA

#1 Jun 23, 2012
Wow, no one is touching this GREAT headline? Okay, I'll start...what a WASTE of taxpayers money using the secret service for this elite event. Hey, were any of you reflub supporters invited? Guess not, since you aren't rich!
Gravediggers

United States

#2 Jun 23, 2012
Hmm, wonder if it's as luxurious the $30,000,000 Kessler home in Palm Beach that Michelle did some fundraising at

or

how about George Clooney's gazillion dollar mansion

or

Sarah Jessica Parker's luxurious townhouse in NY?

Just sayin'
Cat74

Elgin, IL

#4 Jun 23, 2012
We are still at war. Our economy is tanking. Unemploument has been above 8% for over 40 months, and the addled want to talk about where Romney holds his fund raisers. If you people had a brain you would take it out, and play with it.

Since: Dec 07

Flint, TX

#5 Jun 23, 2012
OBAMA 2012 wrote:
Wow, no one is touching this GREAT headline? Okay, I'll start...what a WASTE of taxpayers money using the secret service for this elite event. Hey, were any of you reflub supporters invited? Guess not, since you aren't rich!
Nobama supporters: George Soros 22 billion, Al gore 100 million, orpah 2.7 billion, john kerry 230 million, oh but their not "rich!"
Ellen Degeneras worth 50 million and only gives 100,000 to charities.

Mitt Romney estimated worth at 200 million and he's the bad guy???

You are pathetic, and so are they!
Florida

Lithia, FL

#6 Jun 23, 2012
LOL... Fund Raisers? Sellouts??
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Racial Profiling anyone? Leftwinger Racism, Bigotry and Hate everyone?... What an insult to Hispanics!!..
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Obama Secret Service takes forks and knives away from Latinos at Obama luncheon event near Orlando Friday...
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LOL.. The secret Service did not want the sellout obama forked-up anymore than he really is.. What a Frigging loser, a certfied sellout obama really is!!...
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It's very important that you use your utensils and eat as soon as possible; National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials board.
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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.--June 22, 2012-- Does a fork or dinner knife pose an unacceptable danger to President Barack Obama?
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One wouldn't think so, given the hundreds of lunches and dinners he's attended ranging from state dinners to political fundraisers to run-of-the-mill greasy spoon stops on obama's sold out rubber-chicken circuit...
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However, at one such obama lunch Friday afternoon near Orlando, guests heard an unusual announcement that they needed to hand over their silverware for security reasons.
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It's very important that you use your utensils and eat as soon as possible, National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials board member Raquel Regalado told about 1000 delegates at the group annual conference.
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http://www.politico.com/politico44/2012/06/fo...
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Hell... Even the Latinos know when to abandon a sellout obama and jump ship!
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You libtard idiots serve as constant and gracious reminders as to the extreme difficulty your sellout obama has in getting re-elected...
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Obama is a better gun salesman and mobster than a leader of the free world...
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It's the culture...
OBAMA 2012

Covina, CA

#7 Jun 23, 2012
And here come the reflubs! Keep on blathering to yourselves...
Cat74

Mchenry, IL

#8 Jun 23, 2012
Two more Democrats backed out of going to the DNC Convention. They are so busy. It isn't as though they haven't known for months that the Convention would be in N C in August. They just cannot seem to fined the time to party with their leader. So funny.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Benton, AR

#9 Jun 23, 2012
OBAMA 2012 wrote:
And here come the reflubs! Keep on blathering to yourselves...



You Soiled Yourself twice on this topic. Do yourself a favor and go change your diaper dipsh*t.



-_-

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Benton, AR

#10 Jun 23, 2012

Obama Bundlers Rule his World


Few stories illustrate more vividly how friendship, fundraising, business and politics can intertwine at the White House than that of Gips, Obama’s choice for ambassador to South Africa.

In the 1990s, he wrote a report that later formed a blueprint for AmeriCorps. In 1998, Gips left government, where he had supervised wireless spectrum issues for the FCC and served as Vice President Al Gore’s chief domestic policy adviser. He joined Level 3, a budding telecom company that has received more than $100 million in federal contracts in the past decade.

There, at a 2004 fundraiser, he met Obama, who was then running for the Senate in Illinois. The two grew close: Obama asked Gips to help edit his campaign book,“The Audacity of Hope.”

Gips collected more than $500,000 for Obama. James Crowe, chairman of the Level 3 board, was an Obama bundler, too, raising at least $100,000. The firm’s vice chairman, Charles Miller III, bundled more than $50,000.

At the White House, Gips was a powerful force to decide who got coveted jobs. Obama appointed Crowe in October 2010 to chair the presidential advisory committee on telecommunications and wireless issues.


Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0611/569...


“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Benton, AR

#11 Jun 23, 2012


Obama Fundraisers Net Stimulus Million$


Level 3 was awarded some $13.8 million in federal stimulus contracts, to extend broadband connections in rural areas of states where it had networks.

In a statement, Obama's major donor/bundler Gips said he was not involved in Crowe’s appointment, which occurred after Gips left the White House. As for the recovery money, Gips said,“I was completely unaware of stimulus contracts awarded to Level 3 and have not spoken to the firm about them.”


What a Lie.
Does anyone believe that BS? Put him Under oath!

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0611/569...

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Benton, AR

#12 Jun 23, 2012


The iWatch News investigation confirmed that at least 18 other Obama bundlers have ties to businesses poised to profit from the president’s political agenda through stimulus money, government contracts or other spending to promote clean energy technology or green development.


Crooks in the WH.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0611/569...

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Benton, AR

#13 Jun 23, 2012
Cont.

Oklahoma billionaire investor George Kaiser is one. A longtime Democratic donor, he is a big financial backer of a company that in March of 2009 won a $535 million loan guarantee from DoE for a solar plant in Silicon Valley. He had multiple visits to the White House in the months before the company was awarded the contract. Kaiser did not respond to interview requests from iWatch News.


Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0611/569...

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Benton, AR

#14 Jun 23, 2012


More Obama Campaign Finance Corruption:

Steven Westly, a green energy entrepreneur who raised at least $500,000 for Obama, has seen four companies in his venture firm’s portfolio receive more than $500 million in loans, grants or stimulus money from the Energy Department under the Obama administration, iWatch News reported in March.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0611/569...

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Benton, AR

#15 Jun 23, 2012

Money Talks to the Obama WH, It's the only way to reach him


Hyatt hotels heiress Penny Pritzker, Wall Street titan Robert Wolf and financier Mark Gallogly, for instance, all served on the President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Commission.

In late February, when he set up a new commission on job creation, Obama again turned to Pritzker, Wolf and Gallogly.

Pritzker, one of America’s richest women and a key fundraiser and adviser in the early days of the Obama campaign, has logged more than 50 visits to the White House, individually or with family members. Obama also appointed Pritzker to the Kennedy Center board and her husband, Chicago ophthalmologist Bryan Traubert, to the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships.

Pritzker told CNBC in May 2009:“I have no trouble having a spirited dialogue with the president, and that’s something that we do on a regular basis.”

When the reporter asked,“Do you get anywhere?” Pritzker replied,“Absolutely. The president is extremely open to hearing what people on his economic board have to say. And I think it’s absolutely informing some of his decisions.”

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0611/569...

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Benton, AR

#16 Jun 23, 2012

Obama taps overseas donor pool


The all-consuming hunt for donors has led President Barack Obama’s campaign to England. And France. And China.

Obama is tapping the network of American citizens living outside the 50 states more than any other presidential campaign has before, with more than a dozen bundlers who have pledged to raise as much as $4.5 million.

The president’s overseas power centers include London, where high-powered execs like Warner Bros. Josh Berger and Anthony Gardner of Palamon Capital Partners have promised to deliver as much as $500,000 each to the campaign, and Shanghai, where businessman and Technology for Obama co-Chairman Robert Roche has committed to bringing in more than $500,000.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0612/777...

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Benton, AR

#17 Jun 23, 2012

No Change: Obama is still pure Filth


In 2008, Obama reported having seven bundlers outside the 50 states committed to raising as much as $2.3 million, with the dough rolling in at events like a George Clooney-headlined fundraiser in Geneva.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0612/777...

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Benton, AR

#18 Jun 23, 2012



As of early June Obama had received more than $455,000 in political contributions outside the 50 states this cycle, according to the Federal Election Commission records, and a campaign official told POLITICO that there could be even more U.S. bundlers from abroad before the November election.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0612/777...

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Benton, AR

#19 Jun 23, 2012


Sarah Jessica Parker, George Clooney Fundraisers Are Only Obama Distractions


May 2012
Sarah Swong, Politics,


President Obama has got the vote -- and money -- of Hollywood. Three weeks ago he attended George Clooney's star-studded dinner fundraiser, which raised $15 million and broke the record for a presidential campaign fundraiser. Sarah Jessica Parker and Glee creator Ryan Murphy just announced that they would also hold dinners in June.

While celebrities have endorsed presidential candidates in the past, now they have supported Obama with unprecedented levels of funds. The “disconnected” and “academic” Obama could use celebrity-like buzz from Perez and TMZ to boost his popularity and relevance.

But are celebrity dinners the right publicity move?

These Hollywood banquets are unlikely to sway public opinion about the president significantly, and ultimately they distract people from seeing Obama’s credentials as a political leader.

In some ways, these dinners are elitist and insulting. Clooney hosted the event at his multi-million dollar home in Los Angeles; celebrities arrived in black limos, Bentleys, and Porsches and lounged on Clooney’s private basketball court.$6 million was generated through ticket sales alone, priced at $40,000 per person.

$9 million, however, came from an online contest offering two pairs of seats for "dinner with Barack and George" plus airfare. Such a title for the event, using the men’s first names, invites you to an intimate affair -- implying, most pretentiously, that you may win the opportunity to join the exclusive circle of people that chuckle with the president on a first-name basis.

As per usual, Clooney tries to be more than an actor -- and I respect his right to do so -- but his dinner demonstrate that celebrities have disproportionate levels of influence on matters outside of their expertise.



http://www.policymic.com/articles/8648/george...
Florida

Lithia, FL

#20 Jun 23, 2012
Plain and Simple Fast & Furious "Mobster Wisdom" started with a sellout Obama and festered like the Herpes sore on a racist libtard ass...
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Obama is a better gun salesman and mobster than a leader of the free world...
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It's the culture...

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Benton, AR

#21 Jun 23, 2012

Aloof Obama hobnobs with his Millionaire Elites


The dinners are also a misguided PR move, not because they're elitist, but because they focus more on Obama's personal, rather than political, image. There seems to be little disagreement about Obama’s personality -- cool, charismatic, cerebral. But people question the way these traits translate into hard capabilities as a leader. Personality and politics certainly overlap, but Obama needs to prove his abilities directly through bold actions and words, not indirectly through “personality” PR such as celebrity dinners. He needs lots more substance, less style.


http://www.policymic.com/articles/8648/george...

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