Obama is an asshole, pt. 4080
Much of his top economic team has roots in the financial services industry, and in recent months Daley and top campaign aides have devoted much of their time improving the relationship with big-dollar donors on Wall Street.
That relationship helps explain the brewing tensions between Democratic officials and the Occupy Wall Street protests.
“The fact that Obama has been so close to Wall Street makes this tough going for him,” said Van Jones, a longtime liberal organizer and former Obama aide.
His party will hold its convention next year in Charlotte, a major banking city known nationally as the [Bank of America's] corporate home town.
Gee, how could this go wrong?
The Obama bundler team features such well-known names as Vogue editor Anna Wintour, DreamWorks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, former
CEO of Goldman SachsNew Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine and Miramax head Harvey Weinstein.
Five of the new bundlers raised at least $500,000, the top range reported by the campaign. They include Weinstein; HBO executive James Costos; Microsoft attorney John Frank; Ambassador to Sweden Matthew Barzun, who is also the Obama 2012 national finance chair; and President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities member Christine Forester, a veteran Obama fundraiser.
So let me get this straight.
You wanna tap into anti-Wall Street anger for re-election, but then you get a former Goldman Sachs CEO to head your fundraising team?
And your convention is going to be in BofA's backyard? This BofA?
What a fucking asshole.