So last week, Romney had a swanky fundraiser in the Hamptons, which featured a lot of rich people giving him lots of money, as any fundraiser in the Hamptons is wont to do. The event was roundly criticized, because rich people who give to Republicans are out of touch with the American people, whereas rich people who give to Democrats are actually “poor in spirit” and have little hovels in their homes where third world children are nursed back to health by their crystal tears of compassion.
And the group of critics were apparently asleep all last week when Barack was fete-ing his own collection of elite at an upscale Manhattan home with people who only feed the dogs off Chinet.
The Romney event was hosted by Ronald Perelman, who those of us with drugstore taste in nail polish might recognize more readily as the chairman of the Revlon corporation, and those of us who visited the Hamptons briefly on a road trip might know as the owners of the Hamptons largest estate. Now, obviously, Mr. Perelman is a lifelong Republican who has dedicated his existence and his fortune to thwarting the progressive movement across this great nation like a cosmetics-mogul version of the Koch brothers.
Nah, he was totally maxed out for Obama four years ago.
The New York Times reports that Romney had a big fundraiser at Revlon chairman Ron Perelman’s house in the Hamptons over the weekend.
But just four years ago, Perelman maxed out for Barack Obama. according to federal records.
Why the change? Well, Perelman has also given a lot to Orthodox Jewish causes, and the Times says one of the people coming to Perelman’s house for the fundraiser had Israel on her mind…
That’s a legitimate reason, of course, since people concerned with the survival of the only solid ally America has in an ever-growing sea of homicidal and suicidal Middle Eastern nations hell bent on the destruction of the free world, generally have a low opinion of the dude who regularly praises the “democratic” elections of military juntas who make encasing the Pyramids of Giza in wax and banning two-piece bathing suits (or, alternatively, stoning the women who wear them) the foundation of their legislative platform. But it might not be the real reason an estimated 25% of the “wealthy Republican elite” who gathered at Perelman’s home were actually “wealthy former Obama donors,” just the most convenient way to make the phenomenon seemed as though it’s contained to a small group of people.
The real reason might be…solidarity with the 99%.
Sharon Zambrelli voted for Obama in 2008 but has been disappointed with his handling of the economy and leadership style. “I was very disenchanted with the political process and he gave me hope,” she said, but ultimately: “He’s just a politician,” she said, an “emperor with no clothes.”
The Zambrellis scoffed at attempts by the Democrats — who mocked Romney in an ad Sunday as “great for oil billionaires, bad for the middle class” — to wage class warfare. “Would you like to hear about the fundraisers I went to for him?” Sharon Zambrelli said of Obama. “Do you have an hour? … All the ones in the city — it was all of Wall Street.”… “It’s not helping the economy to pit the people who are the engine of the economy against the people who rely on that engine,” Michael Zambrelli said as the couple waited in their SUV for clearance into the Creeks shortly after the candidate’s motorcade flew by and entered the pine-tree lined estate.
Or racism. It could just be racism.
[via Gateway Pundit]