Theodore's World: Top Obama Fundraiser Explodes Over Campaign’s Class Warfare Rhetoric

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July 12, 2012

Top Obama Fundraiser Explodes Over Campaign’s Class Warfare Rhetoric

Top Obama Fundraiser Explodes Over Campaign’s Class Warfare Rhetoric

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Millionaire developer R. Donahue Peebles — a 52-year-old D.C. native whose company website touts The Peebles Corp. as “the country’s largest African American real estate development company,” is a top fundraiser for President Barack Obama . . . raising between $100K and $200K for this reelection.

But in a 20-minute conversation with HuffPost Monday, Peebles blasted Obama’s campaign messaging. He said, as he told other press outlets, that his frustration was sparked by receiving an email from the DNC that mocked Romney as “out of touch” for having a boat that fit 12 people, accompanied by apicture of the Republican presumptive nominee on vacation.

“That offended me. Now if I were on the fence, he’d have lost me,” said Peebles, who described himself as nonetheless a “big supporter of the president’s.”

“What I get concerned about is the message from the Obama campaign that we only want someone who has not been successful to run for president. What do we want here? You can’t be successful and run the country? We don’t want somebody who has been successful to run it? That doesn’t make sense,” Peebles said.

"So I look at that and I see that those things are becoming offensive to some of his strongest supporters, financially."It would be unrealistic to think that that kind of thing would not impact the enthusiasm for those who are supportive of the president, financially, and certainly would turn off others who were on the fence to say, 'You know, what the heck with it. I'm done,'" Peebles continued. "And they go on to Romney."

And so what's happening is they've awakened a sleeping giant. This time around, business leaders, business executives and corporations will be involved in the political process like they've never been before, all because they've been awakened," he said. Peebles said he does not think criticism of Romney's time in private equity are out of bounds as long as they focus on his performance there, and said he preferred the Obama campaign spend more time focusing on Romney's record as governor of Massachusetts.But he also took issue with Obama's recently revived talking point about raising taxes on those who make $250,000 or more a year

."I'm so tired of hearing that the rich are not paying their fair share of taxes. Yeah we are," Peebles said. "The super vast majority of wealthy Americans do not wake up every day and say, 'Let's see how we can pay less than our fair share of taxes.' They say, 'We're going to follow the law and we're going to hire some good accountants to tellus how to do it. And we're going to pay no more or no less than ourfair share.'"So to say that wealthy individuals are not paying their fair is unfair and delusional," he said. "So what should be said is that the wealthy Americans should have their tax rates raised because we need more money. Now by the way, if they got all these tax raises it still wouldn't put a dent in the national debt."

He wasn't done.

"We cannot attack wealth creation and attack people just because they're wealthy and we can't attack wealth and success, and making that a bad thing. It's like going to school and the bullies picking on the A-students, calling them nerds and so forth. So, what do we want,a whole school of dummies?"And Peebles also defended Romney from the Obama campaign's criticisms over the candidate's bank accounts in Switzerland and the Cayman Islands.

"They weren't illegal. There's not one allegation that he didn't pay his fair share of taxes. I will guarantee you that if you look at a large number of companies that the CEOs and so forth are supportive of this president, I would bet you that many of them have bank accounts in other countries," Peebles said. "Offshore, when it came to organized crime and illegal activity, to have bank accounts offshore,that's one thing, and that in conjunction with criminal conduct is something to criticize. Legal bank accounts offshore, there is not anything to criticize about.

Wild Thing's comment.............

This is huge, and has got to be making Obama very ticked off which makes me ever so happy. He has made us miserable for over three years. I hope this man votes for Romney and that more will join him.

IMO no way can someone love our country and vote for Obama.

Posted by Wild Thing at July 12, 2012 02:55 AM


Yeah, but Mr Peebles just still has to vote for the bro'.

Posted by: TomR, armed in Texas at July 12, 2012 04:53 PM

Tom, yes he probably will. Sooo stupid!!!!!

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 13, 2012 03:57 AM