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Forum Post: PATHETIC! What You Get at a Fundraiser With Anna Wintour and Sarah Jessica Parker

Posted 6 years ago on June 15, 2012, 10:32 a.m. EST by Justoneof99 (80)
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"Fixing the economy will likely be put off for a few hours this evening: President Obama will be busy shaking down some celebriguests attending a funraising dinner co-hosted by "Sex and the City" star Sarah Jessica Parker and Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour at Parker's New York City home.

Tickets cost $40,000, about as much as the average person makes in a year. For donating all that money, what kind of party favors do these guests get? We can't afford to attend ourselves to find out firsthand, and even if we could, journalistic principles would bar us from accepting any of the gifts.

So we're left to imagine the donation-party-favor ratio for Obama's uber supporters:

For $10,000: Matthew Broderick will sit next to you. For $5,000, you'll share a table with Will Smith. For $50, Joe Biden will watch you eat and tell you it's a "big f*king meal."

The standard dinner will be overseen by Michelle Obama and will consist of locally grown herbs, low-fat beet-garnished eggplant and a corn-and-soybean protein shake. For $4.50, you might want to try Burger King.

For $15,000: You might get a flattering profile in Vogue — though it'll cost another $15,000 for that profile to remain online once the editors kill the link.

For $2,000: Obama will give you a personal shout-out at the beginning of his speech. For $4,000, he'll serenade you with three seconds of Al Green. For bundling a half-million dollars for his re-election campaign, he'll make you the ambassador to England.

Donate $30,000, and you'll get you the cell phone number of super PAC Priorities USA Action major domo Bill Burton, but only after working through a series of increasingly complex clues to throw the Federal Election Commission off track.

For $9,000: Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker will light your table on fire, then carry you out of the house on his shoulders. And for an extra two grand, he'll write you a job recommendation for Bain Capital.

If Fifth Avenue is packed and you're running late, for $5,000 the president will call you in your car and tell you that "the traffic is doing fine." ABC News



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[-] 2 points by Justoneof99 (80) 6 years ago

IT GETS BETTER: PRESENTING: The High-End Obama Fashion Line- "New York's most glamorous liberals rallied around President Barack Obama today for the launch of "Runway to Win," his campaign's new collection of designer campaign gear." Have they lost their minds???

[-] 0 points by DoubleVoice (115) 6 years ago

Romney $50K Per Person Fundraiser: Chateaubriand at the Chateau, Part Deux "Let Them Eat Cake"

For those of you who weren’t able to attend the lavish Romney fundraiser at the uber-ostentatious Chateau Carolands last night due to prior commitments or the fact that you didn’t have $2,500 to $50,000 for a ticket, here are some excerpts from the press pool report in the San Francisco Chronicle

Your pool was briefly ushered into Chateau Carolands interior,which was everything we were to expect: dominated by black and white tiles, Roman columns, statues, huge hanging tapestries, and a 75 foot atrium said to be the largest of any private residence in the United States.

But the event itself was held in a tent outside in the expansive gardens, designed to resemble those of Versailles.

You kids remember Versailles, don't you? The elegant home of famed one-percenter Marie Antoinette?

That nice lady with the over-the-top hair who was living large while making helpful suggestions regarding the starving peasants along the lines of "let them eat cake”?

(Actually, the quote was more along the lines of “let them eat brioche", but you get the picture.

This Versailles setting was therefore a particularly apt theme for the self-absorbed glitterati who ponied up some major bucks to eat fine food, drink expensive wine, and reminisce fondly over the people they’ve fired, the companies they’ve destroyed, and the millions they’ve gleefully pocketed as the little people fall, noiselessly, through the holes that these pillagers have ripped in the safety net.

What an enchanting evening it must have been, the old riche and nouveau riche “job assassins” rubbing shoulders with GOP luminaries, scheming together about how they could engineer a return to the golden days of the robber barons, when men were men and women were amenable. When making money was regarded as a sign of success, not a basis for scorn.

[-] 0 points by DoubleVoice (115) 6 years ago

Romney Holds Big-Money Fundraiser at N.Y. Billionaire’s Townhouse by Ben Jacobs Apr 27, 2012 8:50 PM EDT

The Republican candidate has accepted donations from controversial hedge-fund billionaire John Paulson, but Thursday night he made their association more explicit by allowing Paulson to host a fundraiser, Ben Jacobs reports.

Lis Smith, a spokesman for the Obama campaign, did take advantage of the connection to take a whack at Romney, stating, “It’s not surprising that the people who profited the most from the economic crisis want to elect Mitt Romney. He would bring back the failed policies—tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans and letting Wall Street write its own rules—that created it in the first place.” Then again, Paulson is a nice checkbook to get to know in gearing up for a fierce battle this fall. According to the latest numbers from The Center for Responsive Politics, Romney has out-raised President Obama by a four to one margin among donors in hedge funds and private equity. Romney's campaign has raised $2.48 million in this industry while Obama has collected just under $625,000.