Mon Sep 17, 2012, 10:19 PM
highplainsdem (11,110 posts)
Romney "47 Percent" Fundraiser Host: Hedge Fund Manager Who Likes Sex Parties
Source: Mother Jones
When Mitt Romney at a private fundraiser dismissed all Barack Obama voters as moochers and victims—showing disdain for nearly half of the American electorate—he was speaking at the home of controversial private equity manager Marc Leder in Boca Raton on May 17, 2012. This is evident from references made by Romney within the full video recording of the event that has been reviewed by Mother Jones.
When Mother Jones first disclosed secret video of Romney's remarks, we were obliged to not reveal details regarding the time and place of the event. That restriction has been lifted, as the story has garnered attention throughout the media.
But Leder does differ from Romney in one significant fashion: how he likes to have a certain sort of fun. In August 2011, the New York Post reported,
It was as if the Playboy Mansion met the East EBond at a wild party at private-equity titan Marc Leder's Bridgehampton estate, where guests cavorted nude in the pool and performed sex acts, scantily dressed Russians danced on platforms and men twirled lit torches to a booming techno beat. The divorced Sun Capital Partners honcho rented a sprawling beachfront mansion on Surf Side Road for $500,000 for the month of July. Leder's weekly Friday and Saturday night parties have become the talk of the Hamptons—and he ended them in style last weekend with his wildest bash yet. Russell Simmons and ex-wife Kimora Lee attended a more subdued party thrown by Leder—who's an event chair for Simmons' Art For Life charity—on July 29 together. But the revelry hit a frenzied point the next day before midnight when a male guest described as a "chubby white meathead" and a "tanned" female guest stripped and hopped into the pool naked.
Read more: http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2012/09/romney-secret-video-marc-leder-sex-parties
Mother Jones also quotes the NY Times saying that Leder's company, Sun Capital, "represents everything that's wrong" with private equity, with roughly 1/5 of the companies it owns declaring bankruptcy since 2008, including the restaurant chain Friendly's, which a federal agency accused Sun Capital of pushing into bankruptcy to avoid paying employee pensions.
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Romney "47 Percent" Fundraiser Host: Hedge Fund Manager Who Likes Sex Parties (Original post)
|Smarmie Doofus||Sep 2012||#8|
Response to highplainsdem (Original post)
Tue Sep 18, 2012, 07:41 AM
Volaris (1,594 posts)
9. I don't care WHAT kind of sex these rich people have--
As long as they don't try and make it illegal for the rest of us. (And yes, Eyes Wide Shut comes to mind.) I 'm liberal enough to not care, and as long as everyone is playing by the mantra Safe, Sane, and Consensual, the sex ISN'T the thing about these people that bothers me. (it's the willingness to spend 500,000 in rent PER MONTH just to show off, actually that aggravates me).
Response to Volaris (Reply #9)
Tue Sep 18, 2012, 11:15 AM
VWolf (2,539 posts)
13. Agreed, but
we're talking about republicans here. They're the ones trying to shove their idea of morality down our throats. So the hypocracy has to be pointed out.
But yeah, the $500K rent thing pisses me off to no end.
Response to VWolf (Reply #13)
Tue Sep 18, 2012, 03:31 PM
Volaris (1,594 posts)
15. Well, I cant argue with that. You would think the Party of Godly Morals...
would be the LAST people to engage in such fun-filled Humanistic activities as group sex. You WOULD think that, if you were dumb enough to NOT know that the Filthy Rich Republicans are a different Party Faction than the Rapture-Ready Republicans. What's truly fun for me is trying to read the tea leaves on which group will win the coming intramural fight for the title "realest" Republicans. I say its the Filthy Riches, and the family values peeps will just have to anoint Ricky "We don't have no smart people over here" Santorum to be their Eternal Earth Leader.
The 2016 election cycle will be one for the books. I say our side should put up Dean/Warren, with David Axelrod as National Party Chair.