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Top DC Obama donor to Democrats: Stop the class warfare

Original post made by jimf01, another community, on Jul 12, 2012

R Donahue Peebles has already has raised $100,000 to $200,000 for the president's reelection, and he is unhappy with the Democratic class warfare attacks. Peebles is the owner of the country's largest African American real estate development company.

"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.

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Peebles is one of the latest in a line of Obama supporters who have opposed the Democrats on this point. Comedian Jon Lovitz said it, originally as a bit in a comedy routine. But when he was criticized by the left, he repeated the message, making a serious point on CNN: "I believed in him, I agreed with everything he was saying when he ran for president, I was listening to what he said, I thought this guy thinks like me and I agree with him. And now he's changing. This whole idea of this 1 percent versus the 99 percent, it’s a false statistic,' said Lovitz, adding that Obama was 'creating a false class warfare' with his policies and rhetoric. "

A false statistic, indeed, as a study National Tax Journal from researchers at Cornell University has shown. Yes, the very rich did exceptionally well, mostly due to technology and globalization. Incomes rose 63% for the top 5%, 56% for the top 10% and 52.6% for the top 20%. But everyone else made out pretty well, too. Incomes rose 40.4% for households between the 60th and 80th percentiles, 36.9% for the next quintile, 25.0% for the next, and 26.4% for the bottom 20%. There’s the “shared prosperity” Obama says he wants, right in front of his eyes. (Indeed, the study finds, income inequality has actually been shrinking since 1989, with the Gini index falling to 0.362 from 0.372.) Web Link

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Posted by Oblivious to all
a resident of another community
on Jul 12, 2012 at 9:12 am

The worst-off Americans have seen their incomes rise by 20% under Obama ??? That's unaccpetable and unastainable !!! It's time the crossdressing union lying cheats to be exposed ! ! ! Don't they know that there's a Great Recession going on !!!

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Posted by Obvious to all
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 12, 2012 at 10:37 am

Here's lying cross-dresser again today, now calling herself Oblivious to all. How ORIGINAL !!! (she has to work within limits given her) And, stealing 'cross-dresser' from yesterday, in her feeble attempt to create a phony scenario.....Sooo diminishes her childish chatter. However, her diversion tactics don't work !
Now back to the topic.
Thanks Jimf01, for the web link from the African-American who held a
$15,000. per plate fundraiser for Obama LAST time. Now is upset at
the Obama's current attack American success campaign. He's proud to be successful. Thanks for sharing, and SO glad 'Oblivious' caught my eye, making this thread obvious to me, providing an opportunity to read that article, I would have otherwise missed. Thus, giving me a chance to comment. I'll be sure to pass it along also.

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Posted by Oblivious to all
a resident of another community
on Jul 12, 2012 at 10:47 am

Phony scenarios won't distract us true intelligentsia from jimf01's FACTS that Americans's income rose between 26% and 63% UNDER Obama ! ! ! Maybe some cross-dressers don't find that's a INCOMVENIENT truth !!! It doesn't matter how much childish chatter, so why do these cross-dressers make me confused about my feelings ??? It's part of a UNION fraud, that's why !! Lying cheats who divert from my IPO and make diversions and stealing !!!

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Posted by stinky
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 12, 2012 at 1:01 pm

The argument is over the Obama campaign claims, based on the work of two economists, Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez. According to them, median American incomes rose just 3.2% from 1979 through 2007. (inflation adjusted.)

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Posted by liberalism is a disease
a resident of Birdland
on Jul 12, 2012 at 4:21 pm

liberalism is a disease is a registered user.

Troll(s)---take your multiple personalities elsewhere to work out your bipolar disorder. Talking to yourself in any forum does not constitute a discussion.
I hope you get the help you need.....very soon.

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Posted by Nurse Shark
a resident of Bridle Creek
on Jul 12, 2012 at 4:43 pm

Did someone say "multiple personalities?" I think your other personalities are pretty Obvious to all....

Chomp Chomp!

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Posted by liberalism is a disease
a resident of Birdland
on Jul 13, 2012 at 8:52 am

liberalism is a disease is a registered user.

Nurse minnow, I knew you'd take the bait. Throwing you back're too small.

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Posted by jimf01
a resident of another community
on Jul 14, 2012 at 8:13 am

jimf01 is a registered user.

I, for one, would like to see some of our anonymous trolls get a login and comment on this. The PW editors locked the comments, but when the tax the rich argument is failing on all points, we get the type of comments that cause these topics to get locked, it is sad we cannot have a courteous discourse

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