Here’s the Barone piece: “Who does Barack [Oblame-o] listen to? Not Republican politicians. Evidently weeks go by between his conversations with Speaker John Boehner… Not Democratic politicians. We have it on good authority that he seldom talks to Democratic members of Congress. … But there is one group of people [Oblame-o] has to listen to: the people who give him large sums of money. He recently attended his 150th fundraiser. That’s more than the number attended by the last four presidents put together.”

His fundraisers dwarf other presidents’ just as does his debt creation.

“Obama has seen enough Architectural Digest-type interiors in Park Avenue triplexes and Beverly Hills mansions, and on the block in San Francisco’s Pacific Heights, where every house is owned by a billionaire, to develop an expertise in Louis XV walnut commodes and Brunschwig & Fils fabrics.” For those of you in Rio Linda, let me explain. A Louis XV walnut commode is not a toilet. I don’t want you thinking that Obama’s hanging around places where there are wood toilets. That’s not what a commode is.

“He’s also had plenty of chances to absorb the advice of the kind of rich liberals who like to give money to Democratic presidents. And the evidence that he has taken some of that advice is his initiatives on three issues… The first and least risky of these stands is his endorsement of same-sex marriage. Many Democratic money-givers, straight as well as gay, have strong convictions on this issue,” and so that decision was driven by big money. “The second issue on which Obama seems to have been listening to his money-givers was the health-insurance mandate requiring employers to pay for contraceptives and abortifacients.”

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