Team Obama Selling Designer Gear For the 1%

January 12, 2012 at 9:17 pm (2012 Election, Barack Obama, Beyonce, Diane Von Furstenberg, Jason Wu, Michelle Obama, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Occupy Wall Street, President Obama, Ron Paul, Russell Simmons, Sean Combs, Tory Burch, Vera Wang)

The most free-spending President in the history of the United States, the supposed warrior for the middle class, and the man who proclaimed that the Occupy Wall Street movement reflects a “broad-based frustration” with the U.S. financial system, has gone all 1% on your a**, offering upscale fashion designs to benefit – not the 99% – but his own campaign.

ABC News reports:

Forget those pedestrian campaign t-shirts, buttons and bumper stickers.  The Obama Campaign has officially gone upscale and chic in an effort to help re-elect the president in 2012.

Their new “Runway to Win” line of  designer campaign swag is now for sale in the campaign’s online store, featuring colorful  $85 tote bags by big name designers Vera Wang and  Diane Von Furstenberg and a $75 version by fashion favorite Tory Burch.

The priciest of the 13 items listed online is a $95 for a Thakoon-designed silk scarf.

There are t-shirts designed by Sean Combs and Beyonce, and various other high-end items from designers and celebrities, such as Jason Wu, Marc Jacobs, and Russell Simmons.

Warner Todd Huston of Wizbang laments:

Obama? Why, he’s the middle class warrior, isn’t he? He’s the veritable man of the people, darn it. He has beer summits and he chows down on burgers and fries just like us reg’lar folks. Gone are the arugula days, the million-dollar vacations and secret Hollywood star-studded Halloween parties…. one out of three ain’t bad, anyway. On the other hand, perhaps all those claims of Obama’s middle class appeal are a bit of a show. If Obama’s new high-end, très chic campaign gear is any indication, he’s driving right for the vaunted One Percent.

And just to add contrast, those nasty rich Republicans are offering bargain basement prices for their swag…

As to the Republicans, t-shirts on Mitt Romney’s website cost no higher than $30, Newt’s t-shirts are only $20 — or you can get an embroidered polo for $40 — and Ron Paul charges even less offering his Ts for the low, low, dime-store prices of $17 and $18.

Of course, the banter coming out of the DNC that Obama is ‘just a dude‘ and that he really sympathizes with the 99% is complete bunk.  They must really think that the strategy to pull the wool over the American people’s eyes worked so good in ’08, that they can do it again.  They pretend to be regular Target shopping Americans, whilst selling off $95 scarves, in between 90 rounds of golf while the wife is sipping Mai Tais in a $2000 sundress and a pair of $545 tennis shoes, on their taxpayer funded, $4 million vacation stay in Hawaii..

Anyway, check out the store and have fun shopping 99 percenters!


Photo courtesy of Barackobama.com

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Pastor Gives Occupiers Place to Sleep, They Steal His Laptop

January 12, 2012 at 11:50 am (Occupy Wall Street, OWS, Theft)

Wealth redistribution at it’s finest.  Forgive me father, for you are the 1%…

Via the Associated Press:

It was only a few nights after the Occupy protesters began sleeping in his church sanctuary when Pastor Bob Brashear realized that his laptop was missing.

The refugees from Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park had found their way to his cavernous Presbyterian church on a cold winter evening, hoping to stay for a few nights, maybe longer. It was the latest stopover for the nomadic group, which has been living in a rotating series of churches since Mayor Michael Bloomberg shut down their camp in November.

“There was a sense of shock and sadness that it had happened,” said Brashear…

This is what the Occupy encampment has become: A band of homeless protesters with no place to go. Amid accusations of drug use and sporadic theft, they’ve been sleeping on church pews for weeks, consuming at least $20,000 of the funds that Occupy Wall Street still has in its coffers. Their existence is being hotly debated at Occupy meetings: Are these people truly “Occupiers” who deserve free food and a roof over their heads?

I’m assuming the last half of that question was rhetorical.

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Video: Union Sympathizer Calls for Legislators to be Tarred and Feathered

January 12, 2012 at 11:20 am (Democrats, Indiana, Protestor, Republicans, Right to Work, Union)

Why is it when Union members don’t get there way, they resort to some sort of violence, thuggery, or general childish behavior?

Yesterday, the House Employment, Labor and Pensions Committee in Indiana, passed a contentious “Right to Work” bill 8-5.  Democrats expressed outrage that Republicans refused to allow any amendments to the bill.

Hoosier Access reports on the mayhem that ensued:

Before the gavel even fell on the hearing protestors erupted on the House Floor claiming everything under the sun you’d expect to hear from a union protestor. One even called for legislators (presumably only the Republican members who voted for the bill) to be “tarred and feathered”.

It should be noted that the Democrat temper tantrums are what caused them to be unable to submit amendments in the first place.

It should also be noted, that if Democrats had not walked out, they would have been able to submit amendments to the Joint House and Senate Committee hearing last Friday.

So apparently, this particular protestor is calling for the tarring and feathering of people for NOT preventing amendments to the bill?  The stupidity is mind-numbing…

Watch the video at the :45 second mark, then read more here…

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Is There Life Left in Gingrich?

January 12, 2012 at 9:00 am (2012 Elections, GOP, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Presidential Campaign, Rick Santorum, South Carolina)

A new poll on South Carolina seems to indicate that Newt Gingrich still has a little kick left in his campaign.  Are the multiple Romney attacks having an effect?  Can Newt pull out SC and get back in this thing?

From NewsMax:

The InsiderAdvantage poll of South Carolina likely Republican primary voters shows Newt Gingrich surging, coming within a statistical tie of Mitt Romney.

The poll of 726 registered voters was completed Wednesday night and offered the following results:

Romney — 23 percent
Gingrich — 21 percent
Santorum — 14 percent

Read more on Newsmax.com – Poll: Gingrich Surging in South Carolina 


Perhaps Mitt’s coronation is a bit premature…


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Incredible Video: Poll Workers Handing Out Ballots in Dead People’s Names

January 12, 2012 at 8:00 am (2012 Election, Attorney General, Daily Caller, Eric Holder, GOP, James O'Keefe, New Hampshire, Newt Gingrich, President Obama, Voter Fraud)

As if yesterday’s report on the massive ballot fraud case in upstate New York wasn’t disconcerting enough, here is a video provided by James O’Keefe and the Daily Caller, showing ballots being handed out in New Hampshire in the names of dead people.  Shockingly enough, one of the election workers specifically says they can get away with this because in New Hampshire, “no ID (is) needed”.

Aren’t the Democrats the ones vehemently trying to fight voter ID requirements on the grounds that it’s racist?

In an op-ed yesterday, Newt Gingrich explains why requiring identification, something the Obama administration and Eric Holder have fought tooth and nail, is imperative for the integrity of one of our most important civic duties:  voting.

But requiring a photo ID to vote is a common-sense security measure that helps ensure those without legal citizenship don’t vote, those with multiple homes or properties only vote once and that no one votes in place of another. Voters are harmed when illegal or fraudulent votes are cast, as they dilute or discount legitimate votes cast by honest Americans.

Amen to that.  Here is the video:

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