Obama occupies the homes of rich people

I don’t know why, but I found this article, telling about Obama’s umpteenth journey to the Bay Area well for campaign donations, amusing in an ironic sort of way:

President Barack Obama will attend three fundraisers in Silicon Valley on Wednesday, May 23, the latest of his many campaign-cash-collection visits to the Bay Area.

First up will be a campaign roundtable to support the Asian-American/Pacific Islander community at 4:30 p.m. that day in Palo Alto’s Garden Court Hotel; tickets cost $35,800 per person.

Then he’ll attend a 5:30 p.m. dinner at the Atherton home of Lisa and Doug Goldman, also at $35,800 per person. Doug Goldman — a retired emergency physician, software company founder/chairman, and prominent philanthropist — is the son of Levi Strauss heirs Richard and Rhoda Goldman.

Finally, he’ll attend a 6 p.m. rally-type reception at Redwood City’s Fox Theater. Tickets for that event cost $250 for general admission; $1,000 for premium seating; or $7,500 for a seat plus a photo reception, with up to two additional photo guests at $2,500 each.


Obama was last in the Bay Area on Feb. 16, when he held a $35,800-a-head fundraising dinner at the San Francisco home of novelist Robert Mailer Anderson followed by a rally-type fundraiser at the Nob Hill Masonic Auditorium. Before that, he was here in September for fundraisers at the Woodside home of former Symantec CEO John Thompson and the Atherton home of Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg as well as a town-hall meeting at LinkedIn’s Mountain View headquarters.

The Center for Responsive Politics reports Obama has raised almost $17.3 million in individual contributions from California so far in this election cycle — about 20 percent of his national take, the most of any state. Of that amount, more than $7.3 million has come from the Oakland, San Jose and San Francisco metro areas.

(The same article explains that Obama isn’t pocketing all of this money.  He skims his bit off the top, with the remaining monies going to various Democrat committees.)

Obama, the candidate of the 99%, is sure being feted by the 1%.  These people have figured out that Obama, while ravaging the middle class, always has time to buy his rich friends an expensive dinner.

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  • jj

    Between Ayers; the “composite” girlfriends – all of them of a race not his own, shall we say; the racketeers who run Chicago and were  in need of a new minority face; the total identification with the top-most 10% of the 1%; what a shame and disappointment it must be to the black community that America’s first black president has so little to do with being black.

  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com Ymarsakar

    Obama: You have a nice home here. It’d be unfortunate if something happened to it. by the way, I’m running for re-election, would you be willing to donate 50,000 to several PACs distributed over regions and nations, including all 57 states?

  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com Ymarsakar

    What most people don’t understand is that revolutions are primarily instigated by two classes: the utter poor and the utterly rich in society. The rich believe they will gain power after the revolution. The poor believe they will be given economic liberty and security after the revolution. The real murderers and power brokers know that they will be the ones to decide what happens to the rich and to the poor. And if the rich don’t obey, they will be killed and their property confiscated, as happened in Russia and Cuba.

     So why would Obama, being of the controlling class and of the elites, worry about being “black” like the poor serfs at the bottom? Be no point.

  • MacG

    Seems no that Obama got Osmam he’s going after the Golden Goose, so I for one am cheering him on cuz the sooner he exausts that type green energy that powers his campaign the better for us all.  Can’t fault him for practicing for what he preaches though – get a lot of othere’s people’s money, keep a little and spread it around. 

    The Democrats need to change their Mascot from an Ass to Robin Hood. I know it’s a toss up.

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  • Danny Lemieux

    Robin Hood stole tax money back from the government and returned it to the poor.

  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com Ymarsakar

    Danny is correct. The nobility back then were the agrarian elites. 100% of their money was made, not from trade or investment, but from taxing the workers on their property. That was it. That was their sole source of income. ANybody that made money via “trade” was deemed unaristocratic.

    What does that sound like to you.