LA Times Story: Romney Fund Raiser in Southampton, NY
A line of Range Rovers, BMWs, Porsche roadsters and one gleaming, cherry red Ferrari began queuing outside Perelman's estate long before Romney arrived, as campaign aides and staffers in white polo shirts emblazoned with the logo of Perelman's property checked off names under tight security.
Some of those waiting in line were eager to give the candidate some advice about the next four months of what is, at present, a tight presidential race.
. . . A New York City donor a few cars back, who would not give her name for similar reasons, 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. "Nobody understands why Obama is hurting them."
"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."
Now that was pathetically funny!
~ comment by Eura C. Miles, Jr., on TPM
Oh, but lady, I do understand the impact and I do understand how it works. I understand that the system is broken. And I know you are a foolish twit to say those things, you condescending b**ch.
~ comment by Roger Head on TPM
I enjoyed the conditional addition of "everybody who’s got the right to vote".
~ comment by Joe Szilagyi on TPM
Ah yez, the überwealthy showing off the poverty of their souls.
~ comment by Bwakfat Fowl on TPM
some people are so poor, all they have is money...
~ comment by Ben Maschal on TPM
A Romney donor's 'let them eat cake' moment. It's one thing to be rich - it's another thing to be a rich jerk.
~ Mark Lacter in LA Observed
Romney Donors Talk Like Living Stereotypes of the 1 Percent. . . . If you tried to invent propaganda for the soldiers of class warfare, it's doubtful you could do much better than that.
~ Atlantic Wire
What a big Romney donor said tonight about "common people" ---> twitter.com/thinkprogress/…— ThinkProgress (@thinkprogress) July 9, 2012
Glad there was a fundraiser for Romney in the Hamptons this weekend. The current administration is really out of touch with yacht owners.
— Top Conservative Cat (@TeaPartyCat) July 9, 2012
Wait. Wait. Who gave Nail Ladies the right to vote? No wonder the USA is doomed. thinkprogress.org/election/2012/…— C. Disoriented(@CDisoriented) July 9, 2012
And they profit from keeping people stupid. thinkprogress.org/election/2012/…— Steve Caunce (@BoStv) July 9, 2012
Anyone want to bet that anonymous Romney supporter, about "Nail ladies" being uneducated & not understanding, is a trophy wife? Just saying.— Bill Talley (@Political_Bill) July 9, 2012
What the Romney donor said is especially funny to me, given that the manicurist who did my nails the other day had a Master's Degree.— DrLearnALot (@DrLearnALot) July 9, 2012
Good to know that the Hamptons crowd is so worried about me, poor little uneducated lower middle income girl.— Queen of the G-List (@venushakti) July 9, 2012
Richy rich donors at the Romney fundraiser in the Hamptons were quoted as saying, "The common folks don't get it..." What pompous a**holes.—Amy(@DocAimster) July 9, 2012