East Hampton, New York
Make Jeb! the Republican nominee for President, because filthy rich Hamptons Democrats give him money.
“People with money like him,” said Andrew Sabin, 69, a top local Republican fundraiser and a co-host of one of the Bush events. “I’m sure there’s a lot of poor people that like him too. It so happens there’s not a lot of poor people in the Hamptons.”
You really are clueless, Andrew Sabin, if you think that there are a lot of poor people or working class people or middle class people that like Jeb!.
Over a salad on the deck at the South Fork Country Club prior to attending two of the fundraisers, Sabin said donors appreciate the way Bush’s staff keeps in touch.
“We get a rundown every week—they’re very transparent,” said Sabin, who runs a precious-metals refining business with offices from China to Dubai. “Some guys take your money, you don’t know what they’re talking about until you read it in the newspaper.”
Slaves are supposed to keep in constant contact with and be transparent with their masters.
An ardent environmentalist, Sabin said he’s encouraging Bush to become “the Teddy Roosevelt of this century.” He said he’s indifferent to the rise of big money in politics.
Environmental preservation and mass immigration don’t mix.
In some ways, the Hamptons are Hillary Clinton territory. The Democratic candidate and her husband have often rented summer homes here, and it’s popular with movie stars and entertainers who tilt liberal. Suffolk County favored Democrats in the last three presidential races.
But Lipper estimated that the crowd of about 70 at his event was almost evenly split between the parties, and virtually every one of them donated to Bush.
Which makes me recall Sam Francis’s warning that when the Stupid Party and the Evil Party get together to do something bipartisan, it’s usually going to be both stupid and evil.
Lipper, 74, said he introduced Bush as the candidate who will “bring unity and civility to the process.” He was impressed when Bush started his visit by introducing himself to Lipper’s kitchen staff.
Yes, Jeb! can speak Spanish.