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November 26, 2013 - 7:27 am
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President Obama partied with the stars in Beverly Hills on Monday night to raise cash for the Democratic House and Senate campaign committees

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is off to a running start for 2014, though, raising $4.8 million in October in its best off-cycle month ever and outpacing the National Republican Senatorial Committee by a cool million.

In a tent on the grounds of Magic Johnson’s mansion, the former Lakers star hailed Obama as “the greatest leader in the world.”

With ticket prices between $2,500 and $15,000 a head, the crowed included Samuel L. Jackson and Diane Keaton along with some L.A. Clippers players and members of Congress.

“Magic has become our prime example of somebody who was blessed with incredible fame and fortune from a sports career and understood his next step is to build institutions and businesses, and employ people, and go into communities that folks said weren’t worth anything and suddenly find that they’re worth a whole lot if somebody is willing to invest in them,” Obama said, noting that the two last met on the basketball court for Obama’s 49th birthday “and I just want to tell you it wasn’t pretty.”

Obama said after “hard, tough questions” they know which policies work, and “what’s stopping us is a failure of our politics and a lack of ambition.”

“And we shy away from what might be hard.  And our politics all too often encourages people to think selfishly or short term.  And that’s what the debate in Washington is about and that’s what the debate in this country generally is about right now,” he said.

At the home of entertainment industry heavyweight Haim Saban (producer of Power Rangers and chairman of Univision), Obama sat down for dinner with people paying $16,200 each.

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"Think selfishly or short term?" Obama doesn't think selfishly? From what I have seen, he believes everything should be his way or the highway. That is the height of arrogance and selfishness. As for thinking short term, he has driven the debt up to 17 million without thinking about the average American and the negative effect of such a debt to the American future. However, if his intent is to destroying this country, I guess that he is thinking long term. Then there is the little matter of the Iranian agreement which Iranians think permits them to continue enriching uranium without suffering any consequences. How does that help protect our soldiers when said country has threatened to destroy us?

As for Johnson thinking he is the "Greatest Leader in the World", I can tell you right now that the rest of the world does not agree. Quite frankly, I have been told by a friend of mine in Sweden that he is considered a bad joke and our country is the world's laughing stock because we elected him not once but twice.
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I couldn't imagine ONLY speaking to/ with bootlickers, drones & yes-man types only.

I know this plays into Uhbama's sickening, needing to be constantly stroked ego, psyche. Though how can ANY adult in ANY capacity grow or truly 'progress' as a man/ person?

The dude's an unwanted, unstable, unimpressive, divisive little 'man'. He speaks for & ONLY to the bourgeoisie Illiberals. You needn't read between the lines for it's sadly evident. His fictional tripe of bipartisanship & calming the economic, unemployment stagnation is complete B S. As is every other matter he purports to show 'concern'.

His constant demagoguing Conservatives, GOP, typical White person, gun savvy, religious, those whom respect & hold the BoR, Constitution in the utmost high regard - HOW did this less than average IQ'd racialist AA turd get above being a Community Agitator?

I imagine the sort of cocoon he voluntarily consumes himself in would be extremely unfulfilling, lonely and maddening.
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Oh my. Mr. Johnson! Really? What criteria does Obama warrant to be the "greatest leader of the world?" Ugh. I hate to say it, but I have worked with AIDS non-profits in So. California and the promises he made that he left unfulfilled to AIDS afflicted kids here in So Cal. has left me with such disgust. No one deserves AIDS, but when you can be a beacon of hope to these kids and dismiss them so casually, has left a bitter taste in my mouth about him. I will never forget these kids disappointment in their ravaged filled lives. Shame!
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Clarification: Magic Johnson's promises to AIDS inflicted kids in So. Cal.
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to David 77

"Rich" is a bit too broad a category. There are "rich" people who have capital bases in productive goods and want a stable base on which to maintain or grow their wealth, these are mostly conservative.

Then there are "rich" people who have very little real capital invested and make their money off the flow of profligate commerce. People in the second category, which includes most of Hollywood (and much of Wall Street) actually profit from the "redistribution of wealth".

This is especially true of Hollywood and sports stars as they are selling their products to people with very short time horizons.
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If you want to be a true libertarian or even conservative, you can't go parsing the rich into those who deserve their money and those who don't. The point is to have free markets supplemented with laws that prevent any monopoly situations developing where the markets might be susceptible to that (i.e. cable franchises, etc).

But a real criticism of the "tax the rich" crowd is that they don't really tax the rich. They tax income. The day that the Democrat party proposes a 10% per year tax on net worth over a million dollars - one house excluded perhaps - I will start respecting their ideology - even though I think it is still wrong. What the Progressive elites really do is to prevent anyone else - themselves excluded - from ever becoming rich. You want to throw a bucket of cold water on magic's party - suggest to him and all of his friends worth $100 million or more that they should pay 10+ million in taxes every year.
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"...“But I spend too much time at Walter Reed, looking at kids, 22, 23, 24, 25 years old,.."

And therein lies one of the big problems with Democrats. These are young men and women, not children. Democrats look at them and see people that should be treated as irresponsible children which is the same way they see blacks, women, gays, and browns. Nanny Government is here to take care of you whether you like it or not.
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once more a rich Liberal, Magic, goes out of his way to alienate half the country by hosting B.O. and speaking so highly of him.

I didn't go to Dodger games last year, but enjoyed them, but will now have no desire to go at all. To do so, would be to support Magic and his love for a person who's policies has been devastating to this country.
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I just wish that these rich liberal idiots would get to suffer from the policies they support. But they never will... unless the GOP wises up and starts to ensure that the "tax the rich" policies actually does tax the rich (having a federal tax on movie tickets and music downloads). Unfortunately the GOP doesn't realize that most rich people are liberal.
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