Wednesday, September 17, 2008

But you're NOT an elitist?




WASHINGTON (CNN) — Lynn Forester de Rothschild, a prominent Hillary Clinton supporter and member of the Democratic National Committee’s Platform Committee, will endorse John McCain for president on Wednesday, her spokesman tells CNN.

Forester was a major donor for Clinton earning her the title as a Hillraiser for helping to raise at least $100,000 for the New York Democratic senator’s failed presidential bid.

In an interview with CNN this summer, Forester did not hide her distaste for eventual Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama.

“This is a hard decision for me personally because frankly I don't like him,” she said of Obama in an interview with CNN’s Joe Johns. “I feel like he is an elitist. I feel like he has not given me reason to trust him.


She told New York Magazine in October of '07 why she's voting for Hillary: "I think if history is our guide, we've had stronger economies, more wealth creation, under Democratic presidents than we have under Republican presidents." Hmm. And Barack won't be one of those Dems? You trust McCain who's already shown what idiotic and impulsive decisions he can make? (Palin.)

She's super good friends with the Clintons (she spent her honeymoon at the White House), Tony Blair, and even Vernan Jordon. It's hard for me to believe she's doing this without Hillary's blessing.

So, a hearty morning fuck you to the super non-elitist Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild and to my pal Hillary Clinton.

70 comments:

Decorina said...

My my, I guess she will show us. And, er, how's that Wall Street meltdown going for you, Ms. R?

Since when did going to top schools, studying your ass off and spending time in the real world working as a community organizer qualify you as an elitist? And hey, you've seen how someone with a third rate intellect can take this country right into the toilet, which parts have the last 8 years been your favorite?

Man, someone buy that actual elitist a dictionary.

Anonymous said...

Is this a joke? Talk about the kettle calling the pot "black"!

The proper term for Lynn Forester de Rothschild is "RACIST"!

L said...

Are those huge pearls real, Ms. Rothschild?

Great photo showing her humble, non-elitist nature.

Ms Rothschild, just looking at you, I don't like you and I suspect I'm not alone.

In the final analysis you are only worried about your own back, could care less about social issues that face the majority. You are a phoney whose true colors are running now that you don't have that "appointment" Clinton promised, something to show for your large donations!

Decorina said...

To borrow from a recent post (thanks, Hedon):

3 words: Pot. Kettle. Black.

Anonymous said...

This woman is an opportunist plain and simple. "She loves her country more than her party." Bull, she loves those who can help her most.

the quarter rat said...

Aw shit! This changes everything!

Really. She's a beltway insider with little influence beyond lobbyists and DC-area social climbers who are impressed with her last name.

And she's not a racist: she's a traitor.

karina said...

She seems to be an horrible person, she could be the best friend of my president, another horrible woman.
They are both very incoherent.
I am from Argentina.

opera glass said...

A Rothschild calling someone like Barack Obama an elitist? The mind reels...

Brilliant Asylum said...

Never trust an American voter who lives in England.

Decorno said...

I bet she's a fine person, I just wish she would come out and say, "Look, I want McCain to win so my pal Hillary can run against him in 2012."

Anonymous said...

She looks like the "no brown liquids" lady in "Sex and the City."

Anonymous said...

Ugh, so much hate on this website.

Somebody let me know when this blog is back to design topics and no longer like the site www.moveon.org

P.S. It's so interesting to the watch all the Liberals turn on each other. You guys are like vultures.

Anonymous said...

Ahhh, another "I'm going to break up with you, you mean old blog!" post!

Anonymous said...

Ummm, I boggles the mind when people make a jump to calling her a racist from her statement.

Go on.

Anonymous said...

Can't you see this at the top of the page:

Decorno
Daily posts about decor love, decor hate, shopping, travel, Seattle, flea markets, and everything else.

What part of "everything else" is not clear to you?

Decorno said...

Yeah, I don't get the racist comment, either. Low blow.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry CNN ran this story without getting quotes from Hillary and from Obama. Seems like they just ran a press release from the "spokesman" without doing any independent reporting or questioning.

Lousy journalism, CNN.

Anonymous said...

"Vultures"?

Yum, another case of the "Pot calling the Kettle Black" -- everyone knows the Republicans are not for the "whole" of mankind, only think of themselves as they raid the retirement accounts of the average worker, lay them off as they approach retirement, steal from our Treasury, resent basic help to those less fortunate, have no empathy for others. YET, they have the audicity to call themselves "Christians."

You "Born Again Christians" need to take a look at the teachings of Jesus again and really absorb there meaning, go deep into your conscious, for memorizing Bible verses isn't doing it for ya!

In the last 100 years, name me one, just one law or program that Republicans have advocated that helped working Americans.

For 100 years, right up to yesterday, every law or program that helped America's
working class was passed by Democrats with labor's support and overcoming Republican opposition. Child Labor Laws, the right to organize, 5 day and 40 hour week, overtime pay, paid holidays, equal pay for women, Workmen's Comp, Unemployment benefits, Social Security, Medicare, safety standards in the workplace (OSHA), lunch breaks, guaranteed pay days, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the list goes on.

Plaingly speaking, it's a matter of good against evil.

mamacita said...

I don't agree with Ms. Rothschild, but I also don't think Ms. Clinton is behind this.

Anonymous said...

The "Racist" perspective is valid in that Obama stands very closely to the same values Hillary fought for and Hillary prefers him to McCain. For an avowed Democrat to turn on Obama at this point begs the question of racism for any Democrat worth their salt would far prefer Obama over McCain.

Anonymous said...

No, I am not "white european" neither am I black/half black. But I prefer Hillary over Obama on matter of his extreme left policies. To me he also comes across as a fake. So yes, I would have preferred McCain over Obama until he chose Palin as his running mate. God, I cannot stand that woman.

Anonymous said...

There was just a big article about her in british vogue - August, I believe. She sounded quite odious and conniving, political affiliations aside.

I have no doubt that if the Clintons didn't were horrified by her doing this, she wouldn't.

Anonymous said...

I have always taken the political advice of Lady de Rothschild.

Anonymous said...

Not one to look at the outside, rather, I look to the inside for we are spiritual beings. What I see in Barack Obama is goodness. Discerning truth requires the ability to look past form.

Anonymous said...

She's voting for McCain, because Barack Obama is an "elitist"?!!! And that is more important than the issues, say THE WAR, THE RIGHT TO CHOOSE, THE SUPREME COURT . . . . For God's sake, where is the critical thought in this process? And why did she support Hill in the first place?

Anonymous said...

Again, CNN screwed up. The reporter should have called her on this "elitism" charge: What specifically did she mean? What positions has Obama taken that she thinks are "elitist," and how do those positions differ from Hillary's positions?

CNN just acted like de Rothschild's lapdog.

paola said...

Anybody who is a friend of Tony
B Liar and his odious wife shows huge errors of judgement anyway..

Anonymous said...

What the world needs now is love, sweet love...

Anonymous said...

"McCain is the candidate of choice for Multi-Millionaires. They know who will protect their fabulous from the starving proletariat."


"Lady Abandons Dems Over Elitism To Endorse Guy With Seven Homes"

Enough said!

Anonymous said...

Oh, Hillary, grow up. And think of your country first, not your damaged ego.

http://elections.foxnews.com/2008/09/17/clinton-blindsided-palin/

Anonymous said...

"For God's sake, where is the critical thought in this process? And why did she support Hill in the first place?"

She has none, only the $$$ to rub shoulders with celebrity. She has no true character, something money cannot buy.

Maria said...

wow, that's really disappointing. i was an avid hillary supporter, but i feel she might just be doing this out of spite. she needs to get over it.

Alison said...

Decorno, I truly admire your liberal use of the f word. It is so refreshing. As for my thoughts on this douchebag, I will defer to my God Of All Reality, George Carlin: "Power does what it wants". The DNC will take good care of her. She's not playing ball.

Simone said...

i am always amazed at obama being called 'elitist.' when rappers started making their millions and brought their "rough around the edges" way to the masses, all people wished was for more refinement from Black people. Now, alas, what do we have but the "Great Education of the Negro" and now he's elitist? Imagine that? If that's his worse crime then we'll all be elitist together!

hello gorgeous said...

No self-respecting Democrat would be caught dead in those pearls.

She just wanted in Bill's pants.

Anonymous said...

Simone: Nicely put.

Anonymous said...

Obama hung out w/ Malcom X. Just because I'm a democrat doesn't mean I can't consider all parties each time. I don't dig that kind of 'elitist". I don't like the Bearhunter that is tagging behind him but McC isn't running around like Obama saying the first thing he is going to do is HIKE my taxes up. I know some increases happen but his plan is crazy. I've read it and am not pleased.

Anonymous said...

I doubt Hillary is in any way supporting Ms. Rothchild's defection to McCain.

When the 'elitist' charge was first thrown out by McCain himself, I wondered in which of his 8 houses he was relaxing in when he devised that campaign tactic.

Using the term 'elitist' to describe Obama { for one because his history and what he represents is so at odds with this label} is a Rovian/Steve Schmidt way to infer "Uppity N...." -
in a sly way it plays to racial sensitivities.

Anonymous said...

Anon 12:44. Get your facts straight.

Unless you make more than $200k per year, Obama's tax increases won't affect you.

They will affect me, but since I actually believe in paying for education and Medicare, etc., I don't mind. I make too much anyway.

Anonymous said...

My facts are straight...my husband paid for 4 college degrees (just finished paying the m.d. and m.b.a off)and yes, he makes more than 200k. We would pay 60k more under Obama and that is 60k after taxes. We already pay close to 50% of his income if you add together state, property and US taxes.

Anonymous said...

Anon 12:44 -
Elitist:
1.The belief that certain persons or members of certain classes or groups deserve favored treatment by virtue of their perceived superiority, as in intellect, social status, or financial resources.
The sense of entitlement enjoyed by such a group or class.
2.Control, rule, or domination by such a group or class.

What do you mean Obama hung out with Malcolm X? This begs clarification, especially since M. X died 3 1/2 years after Obama was born.

Anonymous said...

Anon 1:04 - so what's the problem? You're a high-income earner. Pay your fair share.

Decorina said...

Obama hung out w/ Malcom X

WTF???

Anonymous said...

"Obama hung out w/ Malcom X."

Oh, please! Next you'll have him looting in Watts.

Anonymous said...

"hung out" no. Should have chosen a better word. Supports the nation of Islam, yes. Bring me MLK ANY day. I don't want any supporters of a 'religion' that hates. As far as I know, the Muslim religion is the only one that openly teaches hate. Jews, Christians, Buddhists...none teach that it's OK to kill the infidel. (infidel meaning Americans, among others)

Anonymous said...

Decorno, before I forget, can you post more about perfumes??? I need a new scent (more like Jil).

Anonymous said...

What a stupid card to pull Anon:6:52. If a white person says they don't like a black person they are racist? stupid.

Anonymous said...

How about this? I don't like either candidate. Can't we have some more parties to choose from? I find it a bit depressing that there really are only two candidates every four years. And through history we have even had more than one father son in office? Is the pool really that small???

Anonymous said...

Christians don't teach hate, are you sure about that?

Anonymous said...

"Supports the nation of Islam, yes."

Please supply specifics to support this.

Anonymous said...

Please rally your friends, neighbors, family and vote for change...Obama 08. We cannot have Sarah Palin as our President. She will move women's rights back to the 50's.

Anonymous said...

Anon:1:14 "As far as I know" - that right there is the problem, you don't know enough. Not about Obama and his platform or religion.

Is Obama a supporter of the Nation of Islam? no.
Is Obama a Muslim? no.

You might be interested to know that Sarah Palin quoted Fascist writer Westbrook Pegler, an avowed racist in her acceptance speech at the RNC
[her line about "we grow good people in small towns.."}. In regards to Robert F. Kennedy and his run for presidency, Pegler wrote of his hope that "some white patriot of the Southern tier will spatter his spoonful of brains in public premises before the snow flies."

Obama's plan isn't crazy as you claim- not if it helps the majority of us. What would be crazy is a plan to help you pay less taxes while the majority of us aren't offered relief. That is elitism.

Anonymous said...

anon 1:14:

Why are you even bringing up MLK?

Kristin said...

Anon 1:14 (and other comments), what's so bad about the Nation of Islam? Sure, there were crooked leaders and turmoil, but it also succeeded in bringing peace and personal power to people that had been systematically enslaved. I suggest you read "The Autobiography of Malcolm X" to understand the perspective of its most famous member and "Slavery by Another Name" by Douglas Blackmon to learn about the penetrating evil of Jim Crow that our high schools and main stream media don't teach. Maybe then you'll appreciate the struggle and perspective of the movement.

As for your fear of Islam (I'm sure that some of your comments refer to Islam and not Nation of Islam), I think you need to get over your prejudice and misunderstanding of Islam's principles. Just because you learned the word jihad after a terrorist attack doesn't mean that you know what it is. Maybe you should try learning about it without thinking that Muslims are followers of a hateful religion. Keep your mind open. You'll probably develop respect for the religion. I say this because I was prejudiced against Islam because of the way it's commonly portrayed (think "Not Without My Daughter"), but I decided that I shouldn't be ignorant and educated myself about its history and principles. And I'm glad that I did.

As for the tax increases, they are absolutely necessary. Do you know how large the deficit is? Do you realize how much we have borrowed to finance this stupid Iraq war? The lower and middle classes can't afford to pay more taxes because then our economy would completely fail. No one would be able to afford to purchase anything and money would stop flowing. Those with money who profited the most from the economic policies of the past need to kick in a little. Otherwise, the rich will eventually go down, too. We need to match taxes with spending. And nothing costs us more than the war in Iraq. So either you vote to cut spending, or you pay more in taxes, Mrs. Doctor. And don't even try to sell me on earmarks, because what McCain tries to claim he could save by cutting earmarks is worth a couple hours in Iraq. Do you know that McCain became a champion against earmarks immediately after Keating 5? It started as a ploy to keep his seat, and he's continued it. It doesn't do anything. It's just a talking point without real impact.

Decorno, you really freaked me out when you proposed that Hillary gave her the okay. That hadn't occurred to me. I hope it's not true! Aak. Rothschild is a fucking bitch. But that's okay, because there are plenty of non-elitist people like me who have the vote. And we will win!

Anonymous said...

In the first place, tax experts from non-partisan groups, like factcheck.org and politifact.org, have vetted the tax plans, and they all say that McCain's plan raises taxes for the middle class (I forgot the exact figures, but those well under $250,000) and that Obama's tax plan lowers taxes for those making less than $250,000. Yet, Mc Cain and Palin continue to LIE about this on the campaign trail. I might add that lying is a breach of the 10 Commandments, Mrs. Palin.

Secondly, anyone who still thinks that Obama is a muslim should forfeit the right to vote due to ignorance.

Anonymous said...

"After Obama beat Clinton in the Democratic primary, Lady de Rothschild was probably like, "Boo-hoo, my candidate lost, waah waah, nothing ever goes my way! Jeeves, please lower me into my diamond bathtub -- which is filled with real diamonds -- and shampoo my hair with the triple-distilled tears of orphans. Also, I command you to perform a champagne enema on one of my fine Arabian stallions while I liveblog it on my solid gold typepad account."

from here:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-rees/lynn-forester-de-rothschi_b_127116.html

also an interesting article here:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/09/17/why-a-hillraiser-bolted-r_n_127204.html

hello gorgeous said...

Anybody who is fooled by this tax issue is an idiot.

You do realize that Bush cut taxes and spent money we didn't have in addition to that and is continuing to do so and Wall Street and America followed and now the whole fucking country is practically bankrupt.

It's been a Republican tactic used forever. If taxes aren't raised, how are we going to get ourselves out of this mess? I would like anon 1:04 to answer that.

If things continue the way they are, your husband won't have a job then you won't have to worry about taxes.

Also, remember GHW Bush in 1988? His Pledge: No New Taxes!!! Then the minute he got into office, he raised them because he had to.

If that is the only issue you are voting on, then you deserve what is coming to you. I hope you are prepared to move back in with your parents.

Anonymous said...

her shiny forehead is so gross. disgusting, actually. how come no one has commented on that!?! sheesh.

Anonymous said...

Amen Hello Gorgeous.

Who can forget George Bush Jr. calling for tax cuts when the economy was good, claiming that the government was taking too much from its citizens in light of the surplus (thank you Bill Clinton), and then, before the checks made it into our mailboxes, arguing that tax cuts were needed to stimulate the then falling economy.

The wealthy republicans are about one thing -- tax cuts - personal income tax cuts, corporate income tax cuts, capital gains tax cuts, and inheritance tax elimination (the really big one). And the poor saps -- those without the dough -- buy into the Republican manipulative rhetoric even though it is against their own economic interests. They never even know what hit them -- and that the Republicans don't give a shit about them after they vote.

Anonymous said...

This was written by someone in Georgia and forwarded on by a Republican wife.....


"I'm a little confused. Let me see if I have this straight.....

If you grow up in Hawaii, raised by your grandparents, you're
'exotic, different.'

Grow up in Alaska eating mooseburgers, a quintessential American story.
If your name is Barack you're a radical, unpatriotic Muslim.

Name your kids Willow, Trig and Track, you're a maverick.

Graduate from Harvard law School and you are unstable.

Attend 5 different small colleges before graduating, you're well grounded.

If you spend 3 years as a brilliant community organizer, become the
first black President of the Harvard Law Review, create a voter
registration drive that registers 150,000 new voters, spend 12 years
as a Constitutional Law professor, spend 8 years as a State Senator
representing a district with over 750,000 people, become chairman of
the state Senate's Health and Human Services committee, spend 4 years
in the United States Senate representing a state of 13 million
people while sponsoring 131 bills and serving on the
Foreign Affairs, Environment and Public Works and Veteran's Affairs
committees, you don't have any real leadership experience.

If your total resume is: local weather girl, 4 years on the city
council and 6 years as the mayor of a town with less than 7,000
people, 20 months as the governor of a state with only 650,000 people,
then you're qualified
to become the country's second highest ranking executive.

If you have been married to the same woman for 19 years while raising
2 beautiful daughters, all within Protestant churches, you're not a
real Christian.

If you cheated on your first wife with a rich heiress, and left your
disfigured wife and married the heiress the next month, you're a
Christian.

If you teach responsible, age appropriate sex education, including
the proper use of birth control, you are eroding the fiber of society.

If , while governor, you staunchly advocate abstinence only, with no
other option in sex education in your state's school system while your
unwed teen daughter ends up pregnant , you're very responsible.

If your wife is a Harvard graduate laywer who gave up a position in a
prestigious law firm to work for the betterment of her inner city
community, then gave that up to raise a family, your family's
values don't represent America's.

If you're husband is nicknamed 'First Dude', with at least one DWI
conviction and no college education, who didn't register to vote
until age 25 and once was a member of a group that advocated the
secession of Alaska
from the USA, your family is extremely admirable.

OK, much clearer now"

Decorina said...

Anon 5:45p, thanks for going to the trouble to write all that out for us. But, in the future, do try to keep up! *I kid*

Hard to believe that so many people are willing to vote over and over against their own best interests.

Anonymous said...

"Bring me MLK ANY day."
--anon 1:14

I love the wording of that. It's like "Please, bring me a GOOD Negro, one who doesn't frighten me by having a Muslim-sounding name."

Anonymous said...

Campbell Brown just tore her a new one on CNN. When pressed to say what Obama has said that makes Lady Rothschild think he's elitist, she said, "It's one of those things that you know it when you see it." I'm surprised she didn't say Obama is "uppity!" Anyway, I'm really loving Campbell Brown growing some testicles when her male colleagues are still passive wimps.

Kwana said...

You are killing me here, D. I can't even comment.

Anonymous said...

Why not?

alis said...

anon 1:14 PM, get your facts straight about Islam. Islam does not teach to kill ANYONE. It teaches to "walk away" and not discuss religion with infidels. It also teaches not to follow dogmas, but find the truth with your own process of thinking. Seems pretty harmless to me!
You must be thinking that radical terrorists are doing what Islam teaches, but you are uninformed, ignorant, and prejudiced. Those radicals haven't even picked up the Quran once, they're brainwashed by their bulshitting leaders who only want power and money and basically have nothing to do with Islam, they only use it as a tool to influence dumb assholes..
Btw there is nothing in the Quran about America, there was no America when it was written, how can it be teaching that the Americans are infidels?!! Do not blame a peaceful and loving religion because of the ramblings of some power-hungry evil radicals.

Decorina said...

anon 1:14 you must have gotten the hate mail/DVD that came with the Sunday paper. The unfortunate daily newspapers who delivered it face some even more interesting choices in the near future as their circulation drops further with a wave of subscription cancellations.

Please stand by for more hate with your paper - I hear that the KKK will have an hour long DVD coming out soon, and that the same papers will be delivering it also. Just exercising your right to free speech? Yeah, well I've got some stock in AIG that I'd like to sell you.

I'm being sarcastic, of course, but your hateful spewing wears on me. Do you leave the lights on at night lest "Islamofascists" creep into your house and hide under your bed?

Islam is not a threat, religious intolerance is a threat, and the inciting of religious zealots into a religious war is what got us here in the first place.

Party like its 1499! Go Middle Ages!

Anonymous said...

Somehow you always find THE perfect photo.

Anonymous said...

I agree with you, decorina! Religious intolerance is THE threat. Religion is supposed to unify people, but more often it divides them. Why can't everyone just respect other's beliefs? I judge a person by their words and actions and could not care less about their religious affiliation, or even their lack of one. I have friends of all colors and religions and not one of them would even dare to offend me by proclaiming their religion to be superior or mine to be inferior. Religion is, or should be, a private matter, between a person and his/her creator, however they choose to believe in creation.

amymezzell said...

Kristin, thanks for your awesome message. That was everything I'd like to say, but I suck at wording.

Hello Gorgeous, you're my hero once again. It never fails.