Typical: Obama Hits GOP For Being Party of Billionaires Before Attending Fundraiser Hosted by Billionaire

Leah Barkoukis
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Posted: Oct 08, 2014 7:30 PM
Typical: Obama Hits GOP For Being Party of Billionaires Before Attending Fundraiser Hosted by Billionaire

President Obama slammed Republicans in an email to supporters on Tuesday, claiming the GOP is in the ‘pocket of billionaires.’ The irony, of course, is that he then went on to attend a number of fundraisers, including one hosted by a billionaire real estate mogul named Rich Richman. Yes, really.

The Daily Mail has the details:

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee fundraiser at Richman's house in Greenwich, Connecticut, cost as much as $32,400 a person, according to the White House.

The other two events, held in New York and sponsored by the Democratic National Committee, cost between $1,000 and $32,400 to attend. […]

The fundraisers on Tuesday brought the total number of money-raising events Obama has attended this year up to 56.

While candidates have hesitated to be seen with the president, the Democratic Party has not been shy about trotting him out at private events hosted by the rich and famous.

President Obama—truly a man of the people.