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Monday, October 17, 2011

F.O.O.L.s - Friends of Obama List

Columnist Michelle Malkin did us the tremendous service of listing Obama’s wealthiest fundraiser.  I wanted to go one step further and find out who these people are.  I wanted to know if I’m buying their product or service and inadvertently supporting Obama.

I won’t post the entire list of fools, but I googled some notables at the high end of the list:

Obama For America and Obama Victory Fund 2012 Volunteer Fundraisers
Amount Raised: $100,000-$200,000
Fish Larry MA Chestnut Hill – US Chief, RBS (Royal Bank of Scotland)
Forrester Chip TN Nashville – chair, Tennessee Democratic Party
Freeman William TN Nashville, treas., Tennessee Democratic Party
Friedman David CO Longmont – economist,
leader in anarchist political theory
Gail David TX Dallas - actor
Gardner Anthony London – soccer player
Gifford Anne and Chad MA Manchester, former CEO, Bank of Boston
Gorenberg and Wanderman Mark and Wendy CA San Francisco – Hummer Winblad VP, public software
Griffin Chad CA Beverly Hills – political, media strategist
Guarasci Patrick WI Milwaukee – asst finance dir to Gov. Wisc.
Hashemi Noosheen CA Menlo Park – The HAND Foundation (India)
Hinkle Don FL Tallahassee - lawyer
Hirshberg Gary NH Concord, CEO, Stonyfield Farm, yogurt maker
Hughes Kate NJ Princeton - Entertainer
Kang Henry NY New York – CEO, Sunny Mktg Systems, green cosmetics
Kenney David CO Denver - Entertainer
Kraus Michelle CA Palo Alto – blogger, Huffington Post
Kraus Peter TX Dallas – investment banker, Goldman-Sachs, Merrill-Lynch
Krupp George MA Boston – sr. advisor, Berkshire Property Advisors
Amount Raised: $200,000-$500,000
Last Name First Name State CitySchuster Elaine MA Chestnut Hill – founder, Inst. For Investigative Journalism at Brandeis U.; collab w/Washington Post, NPR, and Foreign Affairs Magazine.
Shaw David & Beth NY New York – billionaire; writer for Money magzine
Steiner Josh NY New York – sr investment advisor, Quadrangle Group, chief of staff treasy under Clinton
Tamar Newberger Andy Schapiro and IL Chicago – trial atty
Thompson Sandi CA Woodside – real estate dealer
Tsunis George NY Huntington – LI real estate dealer
Wagar Kirk FL Coconut Grove – Dade County Disability Insurance Atty
Weiner Mark RI East Greenwich – Institute for PR
Wesner Alexa TX Austin – Pres. Committee on the Arts & Humanities
Westly Steve CA Menlo Park – Venture capitalist, The Westly Group
Wheeler Tom DC Washington – Core Capital Partners, telecomm policy
Amount Raised: $500,000+
Last Name First Name State City
Barber Rob MA Cambridge - Lawyer
Barzun Matthew KY Louisville – selected as Obama’s Campaign Finance Chair; current amb. To Sweden
Bauer Denise CA San Francisco – Lawyer, h.s. pal of Obama
Benioff Marc CA San Francisco –; goal is to change software apps to an Internet service
Bernstein Andi & Tom NY New York – Fund for Human Rights
Cohen David PA Philadelphia – CEO of TechStars; invests in tech start-ups
Connors Eileen and Jack MA Boston - Attorneys
Corzine Jon NJ Hoboken – former N.J. Gov; head of Goldman, Sachs
Costos James CA Los Angeles – CEO, HBO
Effron Blair NY New York – former Vice Chair of UBS AG (United Bank of Switzerland)
Emerson John CA Los Angeles – Capital Guardian Trust Company
Forester Christine CA La Jolla - served on the Advisory Board of International Savings Bank  (1990–1994), and served on ISB’s Marketing Committee and its Retail Bank Strategy Task Force.
Frank John WA Bellevue – Former NFL player , surgeon
Gilbert Mark and Nancy FL Boca Raton  - Mark, former Chicago White Sox player; Nancy, former child actress
Green Steven FL Miami Beach – Banker; possibly of S.L. Green Realty, NYC’s biggest developer
Hartley Jane NY New York – CEO of The Observatory Group (mgmt. consultant); former CEO of G7
Katzenberg Jeffrey CA Los Angeles – Producer, Dreamworks films
Kempner Michael NJ East Rutherford – WH Council for Community Solutions; MWW public relations
Kennedy Lena CA Pasadena – LL Kennedy & Assocs; high profile consultants; GM of Black History Parade
Kramer Orin NY New York – Boston Provident Partners; King of the Obamasaurs
Lopez Andres PR San Juan - Entertainer
Mamet Noah CA Los Angeles – Noah Mamet & Assocs; fundraising for progressive orgs
Mathis Brian NY New York - Actor
Myers Charles NY Tuxedo Park - Psychologist
Parham Michael WA Seattle - Attorney
Perlman and Karas Dana and Barry CA Los Angeles – Bundlers (fundraisers)
Raji Azita CA Belvedere – Investment Banker
Rudy Kirk TX Austin – Mfr. Of paper handling equipment
Sepulveda Eugene TX Austin, CEO, Entrepreneurs Foundation of Central Texas
Sherman Bob MA Boston – Former exec at WNBC radio, NYC.  Deceased
Smith Michael CA Los Angeles – Interior designer
Solomon Ken CA Los Angeles – Chairman of Ovation, subscription TV network
Spahn Andy CA Los Angeles – Andy Spahn & Associates, PR, issue advocacy
Spinner Steve CA Menlo Park – Sr. Fellow at Center for American Progeress
Stetson Jane VT Norwich – Natl Finance Chair, Democratic Natl Committee
Susman Sally NY New York – Exec VP, Pfizer
Tobias Andrew FL Miami - Author
Weinstein Harvey NY New York - Producer
White Frank DC Washington - uncertain
Wintour Anna NY New York  - Editor, Vogue Magazine
Wolf Robert NY Purchase – Chairman/CEO UBS Bank

Interesting list, isn’t it?  All those investment bankers and realtors.  Peter Kraus still has between $100,000 and $200,000 to invest in Obama’s 2010 presidential bid?  Even though Merrill Lynch went bankrupt and Goldman Sachs had to take a government bailout? Obama, who just recently applauded the Occupy Wall Street riots.  And yes, they were riots.  People overran barriers, knocked police scooters over (with the police still on them), and threw an assortment of objects at the police.  They befouled the park and then refused to leave so the property could sanitize it.

There are, on the list, the list of other, usual suspects – television producers, progressive bloggers, publishers, professors.  But it’s the bankers, pharmaceutical execs, and real estate investors who raise the question marks.

Quick!  Someone link this partial list to the OWS crowd down in Zuccotti Park – or whatever local jail they’re.  Let them see who our Hypocrite-in-Chief turns to for support.


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