The LA Times reports from a Mitt Romney fundraiser this weekend in the posh Hamptons of Long Island, New York, that the 1% don't think we get it. The hubris isn't just dripping out of these people's mouths, it's oozing from their every pore.
A New York City donor a few cars back, who also would not give her name, said Romney needed to do a better job connecting. "I don't think the common person is getting it," she said from the passenger seat of a Range Rover stamped with East Hampton beach permits.
Commoners — really?
"We've got the message," she added. "But my college kid, the baby sitters, the nails ladies — everybody who's got the right to vote — they don't understand what's going on. I just think if you're lower income — one, you're not as educated, two, they don't understand how it works, they don't understand how the systems work, they don't understand the impact."
The college kids, the baby sitters, the nails ladies. Who else presumably? Teachers? Construction workers? The 8+ percent of us who are (officially) unemployed? Everybody who's got the right to vote. Us commoners just don't get it, but apparently this woman has a crystal clear understanding of how things work from the air conditioned, leather passenger seat of her Range Rover. Presumably she thinks we shouldn't even bother voting because we just don't understand how things work. We must just be cogs in the machine to her.
I'm surprised she didn't finish with "let them eat cupcakes," there were probably a few left over from dessert.
You've really got to earn the right to spout such nonsense. The price of access is very steep, how about $100,000 to spend the day with Mitt Romney and friends? You've got that just laying around, right?
At Romney's luncheon with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor at the Creeks, supporters were asked to contribute or raise $25,000 per person for a VIP photo reception. ... At the evening fundraiser at the estate of Julia and David Koch on Meadow Lane in Southampton, the suggested contribution was $75,000 per couple.
The sad thing is, the only thing we can say about Obama and the Democrats is that they are better at keeping their billionaire donors on message — or even just better at keeping their mouths shut altogether:
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.
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