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Snooty Mitt Romney Parties At Chateau Carolands

Does your home have any loggia? No? How about a 78 foot-high atrium? A drive-through garage accommodating over a dozen vehicles? Bordeaux rooms?

I don’t even know what a bordeaux room is, but whatever it is, Chateau Carolands has several of them.

mitt romney fundraiserChateau Carolands is a gigantic California mansion, one of the largest private homes in all of the United States. The palace has 65,000 square feet of floor space – enough to encompass between 30 and 40 average-sized family homes. The chateau is home to just one family, though, or part of one family… the children come to visit every now and then.

Right now, the median family income in the United States is $50,000 per year. The latest home renovation project on Chateau Carolands cost over $20,000,000 – the amount that the average American family would earn in four centuries. Expenses are going up as wages stay flat, though, so most Americans just don’t have the chance to save.

It’s in these circumstances that the Mitt Romney for President campaign is having its latest big campaign fundraiser, not at the average house on your corner, but at Chateau Carolands, a week from tonight. This won’t be a party where the riff raff like us are invited, either. The price of having dinner with Mitt and Ann Romney at Chateau Carolands will be $50,000 per person – which just so happens to be the amount of money that a typical American family earns by working hard for an entire year.

As Mitt Romney devises his economic plans, it’s people who can afford to buy dinner at a price of fifty thousand dollars per plate. Romney doesn’t surround himself with people who cook their own dinners in cramped apartment kitchens with ingredients that cost a few dollars. So, it’s no wonder that Mitt Romney’s economic policies provide special perks to millionaires and billionaires, while making working American families pay more for the scraps they depend upon.

There’s one thing we the 99 Percent have on our side, however. Even as the One Percent feast upon their luxury meal at Chateau Carolands, they’re a tiny minority – one out of a hundred. We have the numbers, and we still have an advantage at the ballot box – one vote per person.

This November, unless you were one of the lucky few who could buy a seat at the dinner table at Chateau Carolands, you just don’t have any business voting for Mitt Romney.

12 comments to Snooty Mitt Romney Parties At Chateau Carolands

  • crow

    You’re portraying Mitt as if he’s some kind of elitist snob. Don’t you know he’s one of “us”?
    http://www.rawstory.com/rawreplay/2011/09/romney-says-hes-part-of-the-middle-class/

    • Oh, I know, you’re right. I guess I’m just one of those “intellectual elitists” who, though I’m earning just barely enough to keep up with my household expenses, is really in the elite because of my access to facts.

      Mitt Romney, on the other hand, is just a member of the middle class, because, while he was born with an inheritance of millions of dollars, he paid for his car elevator with money he earned by investing in other people’s real, hard work.

  • Ellen Moran

    Why don’t you report on the homes Obama has his fundraisers in? I’m sure most Americans live just like George Clooney…

  • Sickened

    Carolands mansion is the site of a grizzly attack of (2) girls in ’85, one of whom I attended school with. After the security guard tortured them for hours in the mansion, he put them in the trunk of his car and drove to his parents house where he ate a meal and played a game of monopoly with his family. He then dumped the two girls in a ravine and left them for dead.

    Great choice. Very appropriate for the cause.

    • AL

      It was a horrible murder that happened to those two sweet young girls but the sick evil security guard only worked at the mansion, none of that dreadfull nights events occured on the estate fyi…

  • Rediclulous

    The Carolands mansion was the site of a crime, but so too was the World Trade Center. Should people avoid the new World Trade Center because it was the scene of mass murder? Come on…you’re grasping at straws here. Be it Romney or Obama, they both have to conduct these mega-fundraisers in venues that attract donors. I don’t think either of them would get too many folks paying $50,000 a plate to come on down to the Gospel Mission.

    • R, the question is this: Why do these presidential candidates need to have people pay them off with $50,000 in exchange for some time to chat about… perhaps policy matters? Can you really justify that?

      Also, what kind of person requires a glitzy venue in order to give to what they truly think is a good cause? A very superficial person.

  • DawnsEarlyLight

    My husband and I were at the Romney dinner Wednesday night. It as a fabulous affair…. Chateau Caroland is fantastic …. 95 rooms ….. gorgeous decor … we loved it and the food was fantastic …… I got to chat with Mitt for 10 minutes as he table-hopped. We support him wholeheartedly …. and plan to contribute more money.

    • How fabulous, that you in the 1 Percent can purchase access to this presidential candidate and have your gorgeous experience… when the rest of us had no access and no chance to chat with Mitt for 10 minutes, because we don’t have the money required to obtain this special influence.

      Do you think that fantastic Mr. Mitt would have given you the time of day if you hadn’t paid him money? You and your husband paid a minimum of $5,000 for this political menage-a-trois. At $8.33 per second, that’s far more than most prostitutes would charge.

      Did he leave you breathless, Dawn? Does your husband know that you want to go back for more?

      • D

        Peregrin, is your main contention with the fact that this politician held a fundraising dinner where he charged a lot of money, with the venue, or with the politician himself? Your blog and posts are unclear about that. What it mostly sounds like is a bunch of complaining without any intellectual substance. If your issue is with the fundraiser or the venue, then you ought to have a problem with any of the presidential candidates for the last several decades, republican and democrat. I don’t think anyone really pays $50,000 for dinner because they think the food, atmosphere, or people are worth it. I think we can both agree that Mitt Romney is probably a pretty great guy but his company is not worth that much. They go to support a presidential candidate.
        You also seem very preoccupied with percentages. I’m part of the “99%” myself but I’m not about to join the gang-up mentality that you are promoting.
        You really undermine your desire to be taken seriously when your best rebuttal to Dawn is several sarcastic comments, followed by vulgar innuendo… especially since her comment was pleasant and positive. So, I suppose your response to me will be along the same lines. I look forward to reading how you have undermined yourself again.

  • D

    I’m not going to fault anybody for working hard their whole life and making smart decisions (thus leading to prosperity). They wouldn’t be the 1% if everyone did that… but alas, the 99% are who THEY are because THEY don’t. That place sounds awesome. I’m sure they’ll have a good time. I wish I could go.

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