President Obama has not let our various national crises distract him from his favorite political pastime. He is staying focused on what matters to him. On Tuesday he made yet another appearance in New York for a private fundraiser. Beyond satire, we enter another dimension: a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind. We’re moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. We’ve just crossed over into…the Twilight Zone.
The New York Post reports.
President Obama blasted Republicans as the party of “billionaires” on Tuesday while mingling with high-rollers at the $26 million estate of Rich Richman — yes, that’s his real name — in Greenwich, Conn.
Richman, who built his $10 billion company developing rental housing, lives in the Conyers Farm area, where the minimum lot size is 10 acres. Twenty-five donors paid $32,400 each to get their photo taken with the president. Others paid $10,000 for dinner.
While Obama was schmoozing — and the press pool was playing billiards in the basement — he was also soliciting donations for House Democrats in an e-mail.
“If Republicans win, we know who they’ll be fighting for,” Obama said. “Once again, the interests of billionaires will come before the needs of the middle class.”
Obama arrived from New York City — where he had attended a fundraiser with hedge-fund billionaires George Soros and Paul Tudor Jones — in a convoy of four helicopters that landed at the Greenwich Polo Club.