The idea of the Republican Party as a bunch of angry, old white men has been around for decades. It???s part of the left???s ongoing effort to portray the GOP as an insular party that???s out of step with modern America.
Harry Reid (now there???s an angry, old white guy) revived the meme last week in an interview with The Huffington Post. The Democratic Senate Majority Leader called the Republican Party???s largest donors ???17 angry old white men??? who, after a Romney win, will assemble for a post-election breakfast and ???slobber in their food, some will have scrambled eggs, some will have oatmeal, their teeth are gone. But these 17 angry old white men will say, ???Hey, we just bought America. Wasn???t so bad. We still have a whole lot of money left.??????
Reid said the same thing two weeks earlier on the Senate floor, accusing ???17 angry old white men??? of bankrolling conservative outside groups that are spending millions to influence the fall elections.
But if anyone???s financial backers can be accused of being out of touch with mainstream America and its values it???s President Obama. Let???s imagine what a post-election breakfast of top Obama donors would look like. I???m imagining the bar scene out of Star Wars. This menagerie of leftists would be alien indeed to most of middle America.
Obama likes to brag that he receives much of his campaign funding from small donors. But it???s the large donations that truly fuel his campaign. As the New York Times noted in 2011, Obama???s ???election filings suggest that the president???s grassroots machinery is being financed by a relatively small group of big-ticket donors.???
The first seat at the table would have to go to a representative of the abortion industry, from which Obama gets some of his largest contributions. These are the people responsible for the destruction of 50 million unborn children since 1973. They have made a lot of money off of those defenseless unborn children. They spend roughly $40 million each election to elect pro-abortion candidates, including Obama.
And Obama has repaid the abortion lobby at every opportunity He has filled his administration and campaign with abortion lobbyists. He threatened to shut down the federal government over taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood in the budget debate of 2011. And he capitulated to the abortion lobby in issuing the Obamacare birth control mandate.
A prime seat would have to go to someone in the radical homosexual rights movement. These are the people trying to destroy Chick-fil-A because its owner believes marriage is between a man and a woman. They try to stop Americans from voting on marriage. They personify the intolerance they pretend to oppose. Obama has been called the first gay president because he has advanced nearly every item on the gay rights agenda. Last week a 15-member sub group of the Democratic National Platform Committee unanimously endorsed the addition of language in support of same-sex marriage. The full platform committee is expected to approve the new plank next week in Detroit.
The Democratic Party???s official position on same-sex marriage would not be changing if Obama hadn???t finally admitted he supports it.
Gays and same-sex marriage advocates have raised millions of dollars for Obama. The day after he came out in support of same-sex marriage, Obama flew to a San Francisco fundraiser with gay activists. The event netted Obama more than $1 million in campaign donations. Capital New York quoted gay Obama bundler Jon Cooper as saying, ???I think that this statement by the president expressing his personal support for same-sex marriage is going to make my life immeasurably easier raising money from LGBT donors and progressives in general.
Of course, the Hollywood and the cultural elite would be well-represented at the breakfast. There would be seats for Director Spike Lee, who held a fundraiser for Obama that netted the president $1.6 million, and for actor Morgan Freeman, who recently donated $1 million.
Other celebrity Obama bundlers include Vogue Editor Anna Wintour, Hollywood mogul Jeffrey Katzenberg and actor George Clooney, all of whom have raised at least $500,000 for Obama.
Bill Maher would surely be present. The comedian is well known for his misogynistic attacks against conservative women such as Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin. But he???s also a big Obama backer and contributed $1 million to Obama???s Super PAC this year.
And it wouldn???t be a proper gathering of important liberal donors without the presence of billionaire financier George Soros, who earlier this year predicted an impending class war. In May, Soros pledged $2 million to political groups supporting Obama and other liberal causes.
At the end of the table would sit Jon Corzine the scandal-plagued and disgraced former New Jersey governor and senator. Corzine is under federal and congressional investigation following accusations that the securities firm he headed illegally took clients??? funds before collapsing. But that hasn???t stopped him from being one of Obama???s top fundraisers, bundling more than $500,000 for the president through the first quarter of 2012.
Obama???s post-election breakfast gathering of top donors would be more diverse than Romney???s. But they would be unanimous in their disdain for the Judeo-Christian values of the American people. If you???re looking for angry men, look no further than these ardent supporters of Barack Obama.