Class warfare is suspended for the evening.
A total of about 50 people gave $40,000 each to President Obama tonight at two fundraisers in Washington. Presumably all were checked beforehand to see if they had been speculating in the oil market.
Obama’s $2 million evening was spent at the swank W Hotel in Washington. Like Obama, the place is cool.
Remember, as you watch all the pleadings for three dollar donations: These folks from the good side of the tracks are the people the Obama 2012 campaign needs the most. And to the extent campaign is holding so many dinner raffles and Meet George Clooney contests, it’s because it is not getting enough rich people to pony up.
But not this week. Combined with fundraisers Obama held with Bill Clinton Sunday, the nice folks have already donated more than $4 million to Obama. That’s a lot of raffle tickets.
Gosh, I hope they aren’t donating money they had left over from paying taxes at a rate lower than their secretaries.