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Not The Onion: Obama Bashes Billionaires at Home of Billionaire ‘Rich Richman’

October 9, 2014

As Glenn Reynolds correctly points out, if you wrote this as fiction no editor would buy it.

From the New York Post’s Page Six…

Obama slams billionaires at the home of a guy named Rich Richman

President Obama blasted Republicans as the party of “billionaires” on Tuesday while mingling with high-rollers at the $26 million estate of Rich Richman — yes, that’s his real name — in Greenwich, Conn.

Richman, who built his $10 billion company developing rental housing, lives in the Conyers Farm area, where the minimum lot size is 10 acres. Twenty-five donors paid $32,400 each to get their photo taken with the president. Others paid $10,000 for dinner.

While Obama was schmoozing — and the press pool was playing billiards in the basement — he was also soliciting donations for House Democrats in an e-mail.

“If Republicans win, we know who they’ll be fighting for,” Obama said. “Once again, the interests of billionaires will come before the needs of the middle class.”

Sometimes Obama goes beyond tone-deaf and through hypocrisy into an unknown region where it seems like he’s just daring people to challenge his jaw dropping bullshit.

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