Shhh, don’t tell the Occupiers, they’d be crushed.
(TheDC) — In 2009, President Barack Obama said he didn’t run for office to help out “fat cat bankers,” but it appears that he has no problem with fat cat bankers — or the fat cat law firms who represent them — helping him.
Monday night, Obama will attend a private fundraiser hosted by Dwight Bush, president of Urban Trust Bank, and his wife Antoinette, a partner at the international law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher, and Flom. Skadden is the firm hired to handle the bankruptcy of MF Global, the large Wall Street firm headed by Jon Corzine, former governor of New Jersey and a strong ally of President Obama.
Tickets for the event are at least $17,900 per person.
The Center for Responsive Politics calls Skadden “a clearinghouse for donors to the Democratic Party.”
On it’s website, OpenSecrets.org, the Center for Responsive Politics writes, “Though the firm’s political action committee has remained dormant recently, individual donors associated with Skadden. . . have given hundreds of thousands [of dollars] to Democratic candidates and committees during the past 20 years.”
As previously reported by The Daily Caller, Corzine — also a former Goldman Sachs chairman — is a major bundler for Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign. Overall, Corzine has raised more than $500,000 for Obama.