Our betters, fretting in the Hamptons

Our betters, fretting in the Hamptons

by digby

LA Times reports from the Romney Koch fundraiser:

The line of Range Rovers, BMWs, Porsche roadsters and one gleaming cherry red Ferrari began queuing outside of Revlon Chairman Ronald Perelman's estate off Montauk Highway long before Romney arrived, as campaign aides and staffers in white polo shirts emblazoned with the logo of Perelman's property -- the Creeks -- checked off names under tight security.

They came with high hopes for the presumed Republican nominee, who is locked in a tight race with President Obama. And some were eager to give the candidate some advice about the next four months.

A money manager in a green Jeep said it was time for Romney to "up his game and be more reactive." So far, said the donor (who would not give his name because he said it would hurt his business), Romney has had a "very timid offense."

A New York City donor a few cars back, who also would not give her name, said Romney needed to do a better job connecting. "I don't think the common person is getting it," she said from the passenger seat of a Range Rover stamped with East Hampton beach permits. "Nobody understands why Obama is hurting them.

"We've got the message," she added. "But my college kid, the baby sitters, the nails ladies -- everybody who's got the right to vote -- they don't understand what's going on. 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."

Right. What's the impact for these people again?

Now maybe that very nice rich lady who said that the lower orders are too stupid to understand that Obama is hurting them is donating to Romney because while she's doing well, she's truly concerned about the poor and for some reason thinks he'll be better for them. That makes her pathetically dumb herself, but at least her heart would be in the right place. But I'm going to take a wild shot and say that I would guess she's just another self-centered moron who thinks that Obama is ruining everything because he's taxing everyone too much --- especially her.

Begging for pitchforks, I'm telling you.