Obama Fundraises Off the One Percent, Toasts Hollywood's Violent Content Merchants
President Barack Obama took a well deserved break from his class warfare rhetoric Monday night. He was too busy counting checks written by some of Hollywood's richest celebrities.
President Obama got the Hollywood treatment in Connecticut on Monday as movie mogul Harvey Weinstein opened his home for a swanky fundraiser in support the president's reelection campaign.
Weinstein and fashion-designer wife Georgina Chapman welcomed about 60 guests to their Westport digs with a co-host committee that included actress Anne Hathaway, writerAaron Sorkin and Vogue editor Anna Wintour....
The Weinstein property boasts an ocean view, pool and badminton court. Dinner was held to the right of the main entrance, with six tables filling a dimly lighted room with an arrangement of pink dahlias as centerpiece. A bookcase on one wall displayed two golden Oscar statuettes.
The country's economy may be as flat as Weinstein's badminton court, the assembled one percenters rallied to pay $35,000 per person for the honor of boosting the president's re-election chances.
Meanwhile, average Americans had to rearrange their vacation schedules to make way for the fundraiser.
And while some of the film industry's biggest merchants of gun violence, like Weinstein himself, were on hand to fete Obama, the president couldn't spare a negative word about the content they send into the popular culture.