Ouch!… Former Obama Donor Holds High Dollar Fundraiser for Romney with Former Obama Donors

Protesters meet Romney donors in the Hamptons.

Former Obama donor Ronald Perelman, the chairman of Revlon, is not supporting Barack Obama this year… And he just held a high dollar fundraiser for Mitt Romney in the Hamptons.
Mondoweiss reported:
The New York Times reports that Romney had a big fundraiser at Revlon chairman Ron Perelman’s house in the Hamptons over the weekend.

But just four years ago, Perelman maxed out for Barack Obama. according to federal records.

Why the change? Well, Perelman has also given a lot to Orthodox Jewish causes, and the Times says one of the people coming to Perelman’s house for the fundraiser had Israel on her mind:

A woman in a blue chiffon dress poked her head out of a black Range Rover here on Sunday afternoon and yelled to an aide to Mitt Romney, “Is there a V.I.P. entrance. We are V.I.P.”…

Laura R. Schwartz of New Jersey, the woman inside the Range Rover, complained that Mr. Obama had not visited Israel as president, a slight to the country, in her eyes. “I don’t think he is good for Israel,” she said. Mr. Romney, she said, “is a fresh face.”

Perelman was not the only former Obama supporter at the fundraiser. An estimated twenty-five percent of the attendees were former Obama supporters.
The LA Times reported:

Sharon Zambrelli voted for Obama in 2008 but has been disappointed with his handling of the economy and leadership style. “I was very disenchanted with the political process and he gave me hope,” she said, but ultimately: “He’s just a politician,” she said, an “emperor with no clothes.”

The Zambrellis scoffed at attempts by the Democrats — who mocked Romney in an ad Sunday as “great for oil billionaires, bad for the middle class” — to wage class warfare. “Would you like to hear about the fundraisers I went to for him?” Sharon Zambrelli said of Obama. “Do you have an hour? … All the ones in the city — it was all of Wall Street.”

“It’s not helping the economy to pit the people who are the engine of the economy against the people who rely on that engine,” Michael Zambrelli said as the couple waited in their SUV for clearance into the Creeks shortly after the candidate’s motorcade flew by and entered the pine-tree lined estate. “He’s basically been biting the hand that fed him in ’08. … I would bet 25% of the people here were supporters of Obama in ’08. And they’re here now.

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  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    More, please.

    And faster.

  • ha-ha!

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  • pink tie Republican

    Ramney = Bush 2.

    Better than Choomboy though.

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  • dba…vagabond trader

    Oh do tell sweetheart:

    “I just think if you’re lower income — one, you’re not as educated, two, they don’t understand how it works, they don’t understand how the systems work, they don’t understand the impact.”

    Funny how we ignorant commoners smelled a ratty commie odor wafting off your ex guy from day 1, so again, who were the dopes?

  • mike


  • snap boy

    Were these evil rich people rich and evil when they lived in the Hamptons and donated to Obama’s campaign? We can only ask the people at the Washington Post…

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  • bg



    July 9, 2012

    Brad Pitt’s mom bullied into silence

    [Jane Pitt, mother of actor Brad Pitt, has been scared into silence by the
    hate-filled, vulgar and even violent reaction to her public assertion that
    Barack Obama is “a liberal who supports the killing of unborn babies and
    same-sex marriage.”

    Pitt has even been the subject of death threats following her letter to
    the editor of Missouri’s Springfield News-Leader in which she asserted
    failure to vote for Republican presumptive presidential candidate Mitt
    Romney constituted a vote for Obama.]

    hmmm, maybe they’ll “evolve” her
    between now and 11/06/12.. /s/


  • Moonbat_One

    Rich rubes are rubes nonetheless.

  • Moonbat_One

    Rubes in that they didn’t see who Obama was in 2008, not for supporting Romney.

  • Mad Hatter

    Be careful about seeing these former Obama supporters moving to Romney. Remember kids, if Mitt wins, they’ll want something in return for their “investment”, and it won’t be for the betterment of the Country.

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  • frank

    just so we’re clear. Romney is Agenda 21 all the way.
    ‘Mitt Romney Is CFR’s Door To De-Population.’
    He invented Soetorocare.
    even the evil george S. said there is NO difference between the 2.

    ‘The McCain/Palin ticket was up ++4 to 10 pts
    in some polls, days prior to Election 2008.
    So rather than helping the GOP, Romney and
    TeamROMNEY and the RNME (Republican National Media Establishment)
    decided …to attack Gov. Palin to throw Election2008.’

  • bg


    frank #15 July 9, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    even if he is, at least he’s on the slow
    boat to China, not Obama’s speedrail..


  • bg
  • I have yet to hear of one McCain supporter who has become an Obama donor in 2012 . . . and I don’t expect to.

  • Flintstone F.

    Better late than never?

    They seem to take it seriously, just not that seriously. I think it’s because they still watch television news. The Liberal Sedative Media.

    This is just more proof that in the final act for Obama, he will be cast as toast.

    Overall popularity is bad (don’t believe that poll at 47%. Bull, try 40% at best).
    Economy is going to slow even more moving toward election day. We will see the true “zero” on November 6.
    Obama focuses on the stairs in front of him, “desperate times call for desperate measures,” he mumbles, just before bumping his head on the door way exiting Air Force One. It was Bush’s fault. “Dang.”

  • UpChuck.Liberals

    It’s obvious that money and or education does not equal common sense. I’ve been very much aware of this for decades, I’m sorry to say it’s holding very true.

  • if ron perelman couldn’t see what obama was in 2008 he just wasn’t paying attention. obama made no secret of what his policies towards israel were going to be.

  • Sasja

    Bammy’s temper has to be getting close to the boiling point. More and more people are leaving his camp and not quietly. That just isn’t done to His Greatness. I would love to see him get a question while he’s out campaigning which gets him so angry he has a complete meltdown.

  • I’m not a racist; I don’t like Biden or Pelosi either

    I love how the wingnuts (and media) love to denigrate the Koch brothers at every turn (re the banner), but NEVER mention SOROS and how he personally destroyed economies and currencies in Europe.

    One of Romney’s platforms should be re-education camps for the media.

  • Thucydides

    Funny how these people are eeeeevil rich dudes who support the GOP (and want something in return) while the celebrities and wealthy who support Obama with cash donations are selfless servants of the people?

    Legacy media and lefty hypocrisy knows no bounds……

  • Walknot

    I don’t expect too much from Romney, but that isn’t what he needs to be worried about. He needs to worry about what he can expect from us.

  • elkh1

    “Romney in an ad Sunday as “great for oil billionaires, bad for the middle class””

    Obama is great for Solyndra billionaire Kaiser, Petrobra billionaire Soros, Battery maker A123 billionaire Buffett, and particularly good to disable the unemployed middle class.

  • I’m not a racist; I don’t like Biden or Pelosi either

    OT – just turned off the new show “Perception” about half-way through, and recommend anyone else who’d planned on watching it do the same. A mental disorder gives this guy the ability to detect when people are lying, and to prove that point, the doctor (Eric McCormack of Will & Grace fame) uses a video of Bush talking about WMD as a baseline.

    I hope everyone will boycott the show, so that it will be cancelled asap. Hollyweird just doesn’t know when to quit.

  • James

    Certainly explains the anti-rich people stories Rubin wrote about.


    Turn on Obama and the Media tries to let you have it.

  • bobby b

    “just so we’re clear. Romney is Agenda 21 all the way.
    ‘Mitt Romney Is CFR’s Door To De-Population.’
    He invented Soetorocare.
    even the evil george S. said there is NO difference between the 2.”
    – – – – –

    So, Soros shares his wisdom with us – for our own good, no doubt – and recommends that, since Romney is nearly identical to BO, we might as well re-elect BO.

    What a relief! I’ve been stressed for quite some time over the possibility that BO might get a second term, continue his demolition agenda, and bring my country past the point where we can repair his damage within my lifetime, but learning that Soros recommends that I stop worrying has lifted that heavy burden from my shoulders!

    Whew! Thanks for bringing me that news! God, I feel like a new, stress-free, relaxed and happy man once again!

    (Yeah, right. What a hoser.)

    I can’t figure out what your point would be to type such deceitful garbage. Are you a RonPaulBot? A heavy opiate user? Mentally ill? What?

  • jainphx

    Romney was my last choice, but Holy cow he’s no Obama. We need him to step up and call Obama out on some of his hidden agendas (not so much anymore) and to ask he release all his records, school, etc. and watch the volcano blow. This election would be over tomorrow if they get him to publicly explode.

  • I’m not a racist; I don’t like Biden or Pelosi either

    Well put Bobby B (#29)!
    Romney would be a better choice if he were a tree stump.

  • Chester White

    Welcome to the party, pal, you stupid g.d. “VIP” numbskull.

    Guys like me figured out Obama the first time we laid eyes on him. You’re just now getting there.

    Friggin’ ignoramuses.

  • mcc

    #27 – I’m Not — Hollyweird just doesn’t know when to quit.

    They usually get into high gear about this time every 4 years.

    Thanks for the heads up.

  • jainphx

    Why is it the left can say that Romney is the most secretive candidate ever, and get no reaction from our side? Secretive? Ha that’s hilarious, where are your school records , why do you have a social security # from a state you never lived in, why was that # assigned to a man that applied in 1986. So many questions that could bring on his melt down. USE THEM for the sake of America and the World PLEASE, grow a pair and fight.

  • mcc

    Laura R. Schwartz of New Jersey, the woman inside the Range Rover, complained that Mr. Obama had not visited Israel as president, a slight to the country, in her eyes. “I don’t think he is good for Israel,” she said. Mr. Romney, she said, “is a fresh face.”

    That was her only clue?

  • jainphx

    We should all rejoice that the most foolish among us are waking up, hell we need all we can get, and then some. When it becomes obvious to even the left, how bad this Muslim is, we should be happy.

  • David

    The Jews are programmed to be liberals with firewalls around their brains and even they are waking up. That is a good sign. Don’t believe the polls

  • Rich K

    Ill say this one thing in the defense of these wealthy folks;the republicans gave them no choice by selecting McLoser and expecting them to like it. So, they took a shot in the dark( no pun intended).Even Rich folk make mistakes,just not as often as us poorer folks.

  • bg



    No Rice Day In Indonesia

    i’m telling you, the green industry is going to wipe out
    Earths food supply, starvation is the name of the UNs
    game.. not OIL, gah!!

    ps: start stocking up on toilet tissue,
    because that is where we’re headed..


  • I guess Obama-Dunham-Soetoro-FITB isn’t the cool kid anymore.

  • owl

    I just want to welcome all the VIPs to the party. Glad to have you. This is the most encouraging article I have read in many years.

    I still want Romney to pick up that ObamaTax club. I want him to own Romneycare as a mistake he learned from and then proclaim himself RICH. It is a mistake to let Obama keep beating on him as a rich guy. OWN it loudly. Someone should be able to make this a plus instead of a minus.

    If we win, can we please replace our House and Senate leadership? Some need to worry more about herding that bunch of cats, instead of Romney.

  • bg



    July 10, 2012

    In the land of “mentally unstable”

    [When the news reached the Twitterverse that a man was burnt
    alive in Bahawalpur, it just created a cycle of shock and disbelief.
    Very regretfully, this scribe was not shocked one bit. Knowing full
    well, what we are capable of and how low we have stooped in the
    past, this was just part of the ongoing continuum.

    The irony of the matter is, that a person who was supposedly and
    reportedly, mentally unstable was found desecrating the pages of Holy
    Quran. I am no religious scholar, but from what little I know about my
    faith, such individuals are exempt from all religious obligations, such as
    prayer, fasting, alms etc. The basis of course is, that these people are
    not able to decipher between the right and wrong due to their state of
    mind. Similarly, even the sane people are prohibited from praying, if they
    are under the influence of any substance, as it mirrors an unstable mind.
    Hence to expect discretion from such a person is absolutely futile.

    The irony of the matter is, that otherwise sane people who perhaps
    lead normal lives, were unable to differentiate between a deranged
    and a normal person. When the deranged individual allegedly desecrated
    the Holy Book, people were upset beyond belief. The basis of every
    religion is Good. Good teaches us to maintain sanity at all times and
    have an unyielding faith in our Creator. Let’s assume for a minute that
    this allegedly blasphemous act was done by a sane person. What would
    be the appropriate redress for such an act. Definitely not disobeying
    the law and threatening police and ultimately burn the person to death.

    A society that is so upset with its own shortcomings, failures and
    internal fissures, tends to lean towards such barbaric acts. This
    is in a way all the bottled up frustrations of self humiliation, which
    erupt in such an inhumane manner on the most vulnerable elements
    and members of the society.

    But wait why was I not surprised or impacted, as I said earlier. A
    society that accepts people blown into pieces at places of worship
    so regularly, where women parade without clothes as a punishment,
    where rape and sodomy are protected to salvage the family honor,
    where murderers are garlanded by those who are supposed to advocate
    law and order and where religion is used and misused to silence dissent
    must be truly INSANE. So in a land of mentally unstable, if one more
    person was burnt alive why mourn this loss. Its not the first time that
    this incident occurred and trust me, it would not be the last either.
    Expecting sanity from an insane society is insanity, isn’t it?

    Amen to that..


  • Re: Romney and Israel, I was delighted to find out that Mitt Romney and Benyamin Netanyahu have been friends for over 30 years:


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  • bg



    spot on, again!!

    [Is America being literally tore apart by it’s politicians pandering from one
    group to another? Will this splintering of the United States into segmented
    groups that are all just worried about themselves instead of the general
    good of the country going to ruin the greatest nation on Earth?


    Col West tells us how Obama would rather have people being salves to the
    government than being empowered and taking care of themselves because
    that helps him and his party politically despite the fact that it is ruining our
    country. In typical Allen West style he stands firm on his choice of words.
    This guy would make a great VP buy we doubt Gov Romney has the
    courage to pick him.]

    i concur..


  • YourMaster

    not only do I hope for a crushing dem defeat in november 2012….
    I want the dems to be utterly humiliated in front of 150 million people
    when 0bama is crying… and broken… and throwing a temper tantrum…
    and goes crazy and violent and hits a voter… then gets arrested or clubbed to death, or sent to prison for life.

    …that would actually be historical… and funny *lol* ….the loss would be one thing… a total humiliation would be an added bonus to him losing. …and then to record it and post the video everywhere would also be awesome.

  • Ryan Aaron

    #41; Cast it not as “Rich” but “Successful”.

    Nancy Pelosi is ‘rich’ but not by her own hand.

  • Amjean

    I am curious – what is Oprah doing for Obama these days?

  • Machtyn

    Some of these comments are funny.
    1. Romney is not a crony politician. He isn’t going to grease their hands after he is elected. Sure, the people going to these high dollar events want something. Mostly that is a better economy (which Romney knows how to deliver – see 59 points plan and stop saying he has no details – he does.)
    2. Obama is NO friend of Israel.
    3. FoxNews is NO friend of Romney’s. Don’t trust the MSM (Fox included), as they will karp Romney every chance they get.
    4. Romney has a winning game plan. He’s going to stick to it.
    5. Romney is doing FAR better against Obama at this point than Reagan did against Carter at this point. The similarities between the two races are striking.
    6. It is going to be a tight race to the end (mostly because of bad polling data – they are too heavy on the Democrats by using 2008 turnout data), but Romney is going to pull it out.
    7. Romney will be a great, Conservative President. He keeps his promises.

  • owl

    #47 Successful is fine. I had just as soon take my medicine straight because some of us are so sick of the doublespeak. Poor people brains will say “rich” regardless of what you call it and that used to be something we all wanted.

    I have watched the Obama’s live a very, very “rich” lifestyle and the taxpayer has been paying through the teeth for it. Not only can Michelle travel like a queen, they even send their young teenage daughter on the most expensive Spring Break ever.

    I want the gloves to come off. Who paid for that Spring Break???? That is rich and I am so sick of The Professional Poop Scoopers lying and repeating Obama’s lies.

    If that Spring Break does not represent the Lifestyle of the Rich and Famous, what does?

  • sandy

    All the glitterati attended Obama’s fundraisers in 08 because it was the place to be. They ignored his friendships with leftist radicals because it wasn’t part of the carefully crafted persona he showed to those whose money he so desperately needed to gain the power to unleash the destruction of their way of life.

    Those of us without the big bucks had to rely on our common sense to see the truth the first time around.

  • sandy

    There are two reasons the polls still show Obama close. One is that his people want him to believe he can get a second term. Two Romney’s people who know the truth are content to play number two in order to keep Republican voters from becoming complacent.

  • JPhat

    Reagan landslide coming

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  • mcc

    Re Amjean’s question, “Where’s Oprah?”

    No time to look up the stories, but she was thrown out of the WH by Mooch and Valerie Jarrett…oh, yeah…

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  • JanineC

    I knew exactly what Obama was the first time I saw him too. I also know that my cat would have been a better President than Zero!!

  • richard40

    So not only are many middle class rubes waking up about how bad obama really is, it looks like some rich rubes are waking up too.

  • caroline

    Revlon; buying lots and lots of Revlon. . . .

  • Kaitian

    George Soros said Romney was no different from Obama? Wheww! We need to listen to the guy that is fundamentally opposed to America so that we shouldn’t vote for Romney? At least we’re not voting a class clown back into office that keeps saying “Keynesian is good for the economy, eat that turd-flavored cereal!”

    Hey if Romney is Bush 2, I welcome the notion. Why? At least Bush’s administration kept GDP-to-Debt ratio under 65% all of his 8 year’s. Obama skyrocketed it to over 100% in less than 4 years.

  • Kaitian

    Fox News has only been interested in themselves and they’ve made their money and rating’s bashing Obama because it works. Put Romney in the White House, they’re worried about their ratings going down. In the end, who cares what the MSM station’s rating are. The only rating we should be worried about is America’s, not Rupert Murdoch’s. If he loses all his money today, we still wouldn’t care because it’s his own money.

  • Buyers remorse is always difficult, but they’re working through it.

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  • cmm912

    Dear Frank (#15):

    In your comment you mentioned: RNME (Republican National Media Establishment)
    decided …to attack Gov. Palin to throw Election2008.

    WTF is the Republican National Media Establishment?!?????!???? THERE IS NO SUCH THING! Are you referring to a website freerepublic.com, whom you mentioned? Earth to Frank, that website hardly qualifies as “Republican National Media Establishment,” as only hardcore political junkies on Twitter even know it exists!

    There IS however, the Left-wing Media, aka Main Stream Media, represented by ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, NY Times, LA Times, Washington Post, etc., and it was THEY who attacked Gov. Palin and gave obama the keys to the White House. If you can be more specific about WHO the “Republican National Media Establishment” is, that would be great, I think we all need to know who this is!