Question: Is it true that New Yorkers called President Obama a hypocrite for coming to New York City and, if so, why?
This recent article reveals the answer to this question-You Decide:
Obama Called A Hypocrite For Coming To NYC “New Yorkers Don’t Like: Timing With Anti-Terror Cuts Looming, President Blasting Wall St., Then Taking Its Money”–Posted on WCBSTV.com-By Hazel Sanchez-On May 14, 2010:
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“NEW YORK (CBS) – Despite the harsh criticism of the possible New York City anti-terror cuts, President Barack Obama walked straight into the lion’s den on Thursday.
He met with NYPD officers whose budgets may be slashed, then took cash from the Wall Street fat cats he’s very publicly ripped apart.
The irony is hard to ignore – President Obama schmoozing with New York’s Finest, thanking them for their handling of the Times Square bomb scare, just one day after the White House said it may be slashing the city’s terror-fighting fund.
On Thursday, President Obama promised federal support.
“And we want to make sure that we continue to work with you to get the resources that are needed for you to continue to be effective,” Obama told the NYPD.
“He’s talking out of both sides of his mouth,” one New Yorker said.
Critics said the timing of Obama’s Big Apple tour could not be worse.
“New York is a tough town,” Obama said.
Three weeks ago, in a push for tougher banking regulations, the president went on verbal assault against Wall Street’s big wigs. But on Thursday night Obama was taking their money as the wealthy forked over thousands of dollars for a swank fundraising dinner with him at the tony St. Regis Hotel in Manhattan.
“That I agree with him wholeheartedly. They’re the only people that have money right now,” one person said.
“He’s being a hypocrite,” another added.
Each posh plate went for $15,000, $30,000 a couple or $50,000 for the VIP reception and dinner.
“I don’t think there’s conflict between asking for money from people who have it. And then standing up for safe, fair, functional markets that operate in the interest of the investing public and the general public,” said Andy Heath of Maywood, N.J.
Obama’s dinner was expected to raise $1.3 million for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
“What’s interesting is that he was so upset at the high court, the Supreme Court for doing away with the fact that businesses can give. But yet he wants money,” Midtown resident Paul Reitz said.
The money raised Thursday night will go to help Democrats in the House of Representatives in the November elections that will decide control of Congress for the next two years.
All members of the House face re-election this fall.”
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What Makes Obama Run?–Posted on ChicagoReader.com-December 8, 1995:
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“Obama said he’s not at all comfortable with the political game of getting and staying elected, of raising money in backroom deals and manipulating an electable image.
“I am also finding people equivocating on their support. I’m talking about progressive politicians who are on the same page with me on the issues but who warn me I may be too independent.”
Although Obama has built strong relationships with people inside Mayor Daley’s administration, he has not asked for their support in his campaign. Nor has he sought the mayor’s endorsement.
“I want to do this as much as I can from the grass-roots level, raising as much money for the campaign as possible at coffees, connecting directly with voters,” said Obama. “But to organize this district I must get known. And this costs money. I admit that in this transitional period, before I’m known in the district, I’m going to have to rely on some contributions from wealthy people–people who like my ideas but who won’t attach strings. This is not ideal, but it is a problem encountered by everyone in their first campaign.
“Once elected, once I’m known, I won’t need that kind of money, just as Harold Washington, once he was elected and known, did not need to raise and spend money to get the black vote.”
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