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15. LOL "might radically affect my support of Bernie!"
Tue Jul 28, 2015, 03:17 AM
Jul 2015

(And yes, sarcasm applies to my entire post!)
In the grand and whining tradition of those fragile flowers who raise their heads up from their fainting couches, clutch their pearls, and tremulously snarl, "Well I WAS going to support Bernie Sanders, but then one of his supporters here on DU hurt my widdle feelings by reporting hard facts about Hillary's Wall Street ties/Bosnian airport heroics/son-in-law hedge fund profiteer/whatevs, so now I'm going to tell Bernie on them!

And then I'm going to drop by the Clintons' $18 million summer vacation rental digs in the Hamptons with my campaign donation. She'll appreciate my loyalty now that some really rich Dems are backing Jeb!

The Clinton’s rental, reportedly worth around $18 million, leaves the Obamas in the dust. The Clintons are reportedly paying $100,000 for their month long (August) summer stay. The Clintons will enjoy a seven-bedroom, seven-and-a-half-bath home.


Pretty ritzy for a poor couple who were flat broke and in debt when leaving the White House! But it's vital to their self-esteem to keep up with the One Percenters. Any why lower herself to talk to reporters or speak to thousands of backers all around the country when she can hobnob with the billionaire set? And the Hamptons is a great place for fund-raising. She better get moving though. Jeb Bush just had a fund raiser in the Hamptons where the host and half the guests were rich Dems & they all wrote checks to Jeb! http://finance.yahoo.com/news/jeb-bush-snares-democratic-moneyman-090102593.html;_ylt=A0LEVvHxvLZVYUIAOXsnnIlQ;_ylu=X3oDMTByMjB0a

Jeb Bush Snares a Democratic Moneyman on Hamptons Tour

Bloomberg By Zachary Mider
14 hours ago

Behind a garden modeled on Monet's, Jeb Bush addressed a lawn-full of chief executives and hedge-fund managers at an East Hampton, New York, estate Saturday morning. While the candidate is no stranger to courting wealthy donors, this time was different: about half the attendees were Democrats.
This guy sells well," said Kenneth Lipper, the money manager and registered Democrat who hosted the event, after Bush left. Virtually the only one who left without writing a check, Lipper said, was a buck deer that wandered past the group assembled on the wooded grounds.
The wealthiest donors are playing an unprecedented role in the early stages of the 2016 race. For the first time ever, most candidates are raising more money through super-PACs, which can accept donations of up to $1 million or more, than through the traditional campaign accounts that are capped at $2,700 per donor.

No one has raised as much in this new environment as Bush, who had amassed about $103 million in his super-PAC and another $11 million for his campaign by the end of June. The Lipper event shows how widely Bush is ranging in his quest for donors.

The race for money adds to the importance of places like the Hamptons, Wall Street's oceanside playground, where Lipper remarked that it's become fashionable to spend more than $100 million on a vacation home. The entire annual income for the median U.S. household—$50,000—wouldn’t cover more than 900 of the summer rentals here listed on one brokerage's website.

After answering questions for an hour at Lipper's event, Bush left for two more gatherings at a pair of mansions near the beach.
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