Obama Arrives at Harvey Weinstein's Connecticut Compound for Lavish Fundraiser

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  1. MacNut macrumors Core

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    This is not a Obama bashing thread but another campaign finance thread. I am against Romney and all candidates doing this.

    That said, for someone campaigning about the 1% getting off scott free why is he pandering to the Hollywood 1% for money, seems like a double standard.
    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/obama-harvey-weinstein-fundraiser-connecticut-358707

    And is this really something that tax payers should be paying security for a presidents safety. Not that Anne Hathaway would cause harm to him. Well maybe to his marriage.:p
     
  2. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Gotta love this. :rolleyes:

    http://www.onenewspage.us/n/US/74rdt7xle/Weinstein-Obama-Fundraiser-Shuts-Prime-Vacation-Spot.htm
     
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    Because the other guy is loaded, has the backing of the multi-billionaire Koch brothers and a casino owner (who gets most of his money from Asia by the way), and is out-raising him in funds. Gotta compete with that somehow! Money (unfortunately) does swing elections.
     
  5. MacNut thread starter macrumors Core

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    Isn't Obama's whole campaign about the 1% destroying the country, so why pander to them to get him reelected?

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    And that is the problem, money is far to deep in elections, its not about who has the best ideas but who has the deepest pockets.
     
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    That 1% supports him and doing away with the Bush tax cuts. Is Obama just expected to lay down and die?

    Seriously? I'm looking at a guy who has helped people like me gain our civil rights- no other president has done that or stood with us. Believe me, that is gonna go a long way in the next election.

    Do you also think that no liberals are in the 1%? Are you kidding me? I have friends in the 1%.
     
  7. MacNut thread starter macrumors Core

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    Laws are supposed to be in place to stop votes from being bought. This goes for Romney too. I don't want the presidency to be decided on who looks the best in a tux.
     
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    Oh for Christ's sake. It's the President. It's called security. Give me a ****ing break.

    And I'm quite sure Romney security has closed quite a few areas to the public.
     
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    When it comes to the security of the POTUS, they get their way.
     
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    I wouldn't vote for Obama because he thinks "Anne Hathaway was the best thing about Batman." What a dork!
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    For real how can anyone think she's the best thing about DKR. :confused:
     
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    I know someone who went to the George Clooney/Hollywood big wig fundraiser for Obama, and he said Obama didn't do any pandering at all - he didn't have to.

    Most (sane, non-greedy) Hollywood stars share his opinion that they should pay their fair taxes, and they've come right out and said so. Many of them even support paying a little higher taxes so that regular people don't go bankrupt when they break a leg or get an ovarian cyst.

    When you're making $20 million a year, it's a bit ridiculous to worry about an extra $1 million in taxes. They realize they aren't going to starve, and those lower paid workers help make this country run.
     
  13. kavika411 macrumors 6502a

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    Which "guy?" The guy you voted for when he was against federally-supported gay marriage, or the guy who [wait for it] flip-fllopped seven weeks ago?

    Lemme know if you need any links.
     
  14. leekohler, Aug 6, 2012
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    Matt Damon, says it best:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyLafU0OEY0


    We knew Obama would help us, and he has, kavvy. You're so cute when you're wrong. We also understood Obama had to say what he did to get elected. Obama's history told us all we needed to know. And look what happened? Obama delivered. DADT is gone. DOMA is not defended and Obama says he's for gay marriage, like he did before he ran for president.

    Obama has WAY delivered like he promised he would.

    Let me know if you need any links to Obama's support for equal marriage rights before his presidential run. It was a great strategy, and Obama made it work. Sometimes, you have to tell little white lies to get what you want.

    There has never been a president in history to deliver on gay rights like Obama has. That is the bottom line.

    I'm sure it's painful for you. Because you don't care about what's right. You just want to stick it to people in the PRSI. How sad.

    One of these days, I hope you actually care about issues. But I won't stay up past my bed time though. You're not worth it.
     
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    You call it flip-flopping, we call it growing as a human being (and yes, I agree with lee - I think he knew he would have the power to do more once he got in). If you think the exact same way about everything all through your life, I feel sorry for you.

    Why do you think we do so much discussion, campaigning, and dialogue? In the hopes that someday, people who may have previously held an unjust prejudice will see we're normal people who deserve the same rights, and change their minds.
     
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    Says the beaming heterosexual who will never understand.

    I don't care what his stance was regarding gay rights before. What matters is that he is on the right side of history NOW. What matters is that my civil rights are beginning to be protected NOW.
     
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    I'm gonna be honest- Obama had to lie about gay marriage to get elected. So it did look like he backtracked.

    But come on, we all knew he would never stand in the way. And he didn't. He's done more for our rights than any other president.
     
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    Obviously those laws aren't doing a very good job. There's a reason campaign fiance reform is either outright killed or made toothless. The amount of time and energy politicians have to waste fundraising is absurd. I heard that on average a Congressman has spend over half his time in office fundraising.
     
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    He may understand some day, many righties are later outed as gay later in life. ;)
     
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    What world do you live in?
     
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    http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/...sts-Westport-15000-in-Overtime-165298786.html
     
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    And you folks in this forum can't see the hypocrisy in your assorted stated positions?

    It's OK for Obama, because he has good intentions. Yet, you all find it impossible to even consider the same for Romney.

    I'm not saying one is better or worse than the other, but in this forum, there is only one clear good guy and one clear bad guy.

    If it wasn't so pathetic it would be humorous.
     
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    The massive outlays required to run a modern presidential election has created this situation and now Pres. Obama has to play the game. If he doesn't, he loses and doesn't get to do anything about it, but if he plays the game, he's also reinforcing it.

    There are no heroes in this story.

    Different one percenters—Hollywood types all think of themselves as artists and above the vulgarity of making enormous piles of cash, so they don't mind a slightly-higher tax rate.

    And, some of them actually agree with the rhetoric, they really wouldn't mind a stronger, healthier country.

    Be honest, though, the Democratic party has been the one most capable of 'evolving' on gay issues, including gay marriage. Meanwhile the Republicans pushed and defended DOMA and the party's presidential candidates argued against gay marriage.

    Romney and Huntsman were more circumspect about the issue and Paul had his own view, but you can't honestly say that if given a choice between Romney and Obama, a person who believes strongly in gay rights should choose the former.
     
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    You are definitely correct.

    I obviously was not clear in my rant. I was referring to the more general case of doing what is "necessary" to get nominated/elected vs. what actually happens once in office. I was not limiting my comments to positions related to sexual orientation. Apologies for not being clear.
     

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