Posted by: Ann Corcoran | February 17, 2012

One Obama fat cat closes her checkbook, and the source of her fortune goes belly-up

The mainstream media wants us to believe that all of the one-percenters are Republicans, but have a look at this lengthy San Francisco Chronicle profile of Democrat money-bags Susie Tompkins Buell who recently closed her checkbook to Obama.

She is an environmental advocate who opposed the Keystone Pipeline and thinks Obama hasn’t done enough on global warming.

San Francisco Chronicle:

San Francisco philanthropist Susie Tompkins Buell, one of the Democratic Party’s most generous benefactors, is keeping her checkbook closed when President Obama holds high-priced California fundraisers this week.

“I want to look him in the eye and say, ‘Thank you so much’ ” for his work, said Buell, who expresses deep disappointment in the president’s leadership on environmental issues, especially climate change.

With Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign in full swing, “I would just love to write my big check … or have a high-dollar dinner here” on his behalf, she said. “I can’t.”

Buell, a co-founder of the Esprit clothing company, has donated millions of dollars to Democratic causes and presidential candidates, including Bill Clinton, John Kerry, Al Gore and her good friend, Hillary Rodham Clinton. In the past 10 years, she has given $25 million to progressive political and charitable causes and has raised $10 million for candidates and committees, her office said.

Read on if you care about her.

But, be sure to check out the company she founded with her ex-husband, Esprit, at wikipedia.   Esprit is headquartered in Germany and Hong Kong.  What do you want to bet that their products are NOT made in America and they are in Germany and Hong Kong because of the high corporate taxes in the US.

The Republicans do themselves a great disservice by allowing the media to continue to paint Republican donors as rich, uncaring, Wall Streeters when people like Susie Tompkins Buell are the bag people for Obama.

I see that Esprit is in financial trouble and has announced that its North American stores may soon be closed, here.

I wonder will Susie understand that Democrat economic policies (including the excessive environmental regulations she now supports) are responsible and that there will be very few Americans in the future who will be able to build a company from scratch as she and Tompkins did with Esprit, here.



  1. In a related story, Jack Wiley Dithers reports that Heinz ketchup has informed Senator John Kerry he is banished to sleeping on the couch.

    “Because the Only Good Progressive is a Failed Progressive”

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