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Tue Sep 4, 2012, 04:59 PM

Did Obama buy a $35 million house in Hawaii?

A Romney supporter just told me this on Facebook.

Tony, at least Romney worked for what he has. Obama purchased a 35 million dollar house in Hawaii... who do you think paid for that??? The man has never worked, ran or owned a business in his life!!! Romney and I DID BUILD OURS!! Think, research and then react.


Did Glen Beck report this or something?

On Edit: This was my reply


Tammy, Obama is an author. His books have sold millions of copies. At least he didn't make money investing in this: www.nowpublic.com/health/mitt-romney-s-abortion-business-made-him-50m And Obama did not say you didn't build your business. He was talking about the things the country does that helps businesses to thrive such as infrastructure and an education system.

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Reply Did Obama buy a $35 million house in Hawaii? (Original post)
Tony_FLADEM Sep 2012 OP
Vincardog Sep 2012 #1
southernyankeebelle Sep 2012 #8
_Liann_ Sep 2012 #38
madokie Sep 2012 #2
Cha Sep 2012 #22
Tony_FLADEM Sep 2012 #29
madokie Sep 2012 #44
cali Sep 2012 #3
WilliamPitt Sep 2012 #4
hifiguy Sep 2012 #5
LadyHawkAZ Sep 2012 #46
tjwash Sep 2012 #6
Cali_Democrat Sep 2012 #7
lpbk2713 Sep 2012 #9
sadbear Sep 2012 #10
Cali_Democrat Sep 2012 #11
former-republican Sep 2012 #17
JHB Sep 2012 #23
spanone Sep 2012 #12
quinnox Sep 2012 #13
mfcorey1 Sep 2012 #14
DFW Sep 2012 #15
former-republican Sep 2012 #24
CJCRANE Sep 2012 #35
greatauntoftriplets Sep 2012 #47
Debitcrat Oct 2012 #50
DFW Oct 2012 #51
Debitcrat Oct 2012 #49
cynatnite Sep 2012 #16
silverweb Sep 2012 #18
librarylu Sep 2012 #19
CJCRANE Sep 2012 #27
elleng Sep 2012 #33
marmar Sep 2012 #37
Zoeisright Sep 2012 #20
CJCRANE Sep 2012 #21
Initech Sep 2012 #25
alcibiades_mystery Sep 2012 #26
1StrongBlackMan Sep 2012 #28
The Velveteen Ocelot Sep 2012 #30
xchrom Sep 2012 #31
Aerows Sep 2012 #32
NYC Liberal Sep 2012 #34
progressivebydesign Sep 2012 #36
aggiesal Sep 2012 #39
nolabear Sep 2012 #40
pinboy3niner Sep 2012 #41
Lone_Star_Dem Sep 2012 #42
Poll_Blind Sep 2012 #43
Egalitarian Thug Sep 2012 #45
GeorgeGist Sep 2012 #48
mzmolly Oct 2012 #52

Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Tue Sep 4, 2012, 05:00 PM

1. REply that you will pay him $10,000 for a picture of the blister RMoney got doing real labor.

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Response to Vincardog (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 4, 2012, 05:04 PM

8. You can also say that we saw how hard Romney worked on Labor Day on his speed boat.

 

Must have callus on his fingers where he has to turn the key to start the boat. That was some hard work on labor day.

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Response to Vincardog (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 4, 2012, 05:50 PM

38. Why isn't this thread banned as pure propaganda?

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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Tue Sep 4, 2012, 05:01 PM

2. A rMoney supporter told you that and you have to ask us if it is true

am I missing something here or what

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Response to madokie (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 4, 2012, 05:15 PM

22. lol Precisely. Spreading their usual brand of Horseshit

because romney has so many fucking houses. So, hey..let's start a rumor.

Oh, and btw.."he bought a house in his state of BIRTH, mf?"

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Response to madokie (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 4, 2012, 05:27 PM

29. I know it's not true. I just wanted to know where this lie started.

Perhaps someone had more information.

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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Reply #29)

Tue Sep 4, 2012, 06:06 PM

44. mybad

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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Tue Sep 4, 2012, 05:01 PM

3. No. this is idiot racist dog shit from hillbuzz

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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Tue Sep 4, 2012, 05:02 PM

5. Sure, right after he reversed time

and went back to save Lois Lane. Oh, wait, that was Superman, wasn't it?

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Response to hifiguy (Reply #5)

Tue Sep 4, 2012, 06:07 PM

46. Tsk tsk

Obama went back in time to PLANT HIS BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT! Check the tracking on the time machine next time.

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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Tue Sep 4, 2012, 05:03 PM

6. I heard he also took 6 months of vacation this year

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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Tue Sep 4, 2012, 05:03 PM

7. The only houses I'm aware of....

are his house in Chicago and the White House.

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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Tue Sep 4, 2012, 05:04 PM

9. WTF?





Is OxyRush OD'ing again?


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Response to sadbear (Reply #10)

Tue Sep 4, 2012, 05:07 PM

11. It's pretty easy to find out if a house has been sold

Counties record these transactions when they happen and make the information available to companies and people that want to acquire it. It's easy to find out who the buyer of a house is and how much it sold for.

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Response to sadbear (Reply #10)

Tue Sep 4, 2012, 05:10 PM

17. even if they did

 

most former Presidents make large amounts of cash on speaking tours.
He's also an author and I'm sure will write a huge best seller after he leaves the Whitehouse in another 4 years.

Could they be buying this home in a blind trust or some other way?
maybe but so what

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Response to sadbear (Reply #10)

Tue Sep 4, 2012, 05:17 PM

23. In the unlikely event that the site has it correct, "who's paying for it" is...

...a billionaire heiress, part of the Hyatt fortune. So no, not the taxpayers, unless you count all the ways billionaires have of sheltering money from taxes. But I don't think the Republicans want to correct that.

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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Tue Sep 4, 2012, 05:07 PM

12. walk out in the sun with this guy, he'll explode

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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Tue Sep 4, 2012, 05:07 PM

13. pics or it didn't happen

 

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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Tue Sep 4, 2012, 05:08 PM

14. I heard he bought the entire state for just under one dollar!

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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Tue Sep 4, 2012, 05:09 PM

15. Does your Romney supporter get his info from National Hate Radio or Fox Noise?

Why not just ask the source? http://whitehouse.gov1.info/blog/blog_post/agenda-hawaii.html

At least your Romney supporter is keeping the Tampa tradition of lying alive and well. I wouldn't go repeating stuff like that as the subject of a thread before some fact-checking, though, and fact-checking and Romney supporters go together like vegans and Smith & Wollensky.

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Response to DFW (Reply #15)

Tue Sep 4, 2012, 05:18 PM

24. lol

 

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Response to DFW (Reply #15)

Tue Sep 4, 2012, 05:41 PM

35. Ah but, you see it was...

Invisible Obama who bought it. Only tea partiers can see him.

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Response to DFW (Reply #15)

Tue Sep 4, 2012, 06:12 PM

47. Great find.

Though I live in the Chicago and (though not in Kenwood -- which is technically where he lives and next door to Hyde Park), I have heard nothing about the Obama selling their house here.

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Response to greatauntoftriplets (Reply #47)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 06:11 AM

50. Salary

 

Obama makes more than his reported presidential salary, I think its closer to 16 million a year.

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Response to Debitcrat (Reply #50)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:41 PM

51. You THINK it's closer to $16 million a year?

Obama releases his tax returns. Go check it out before posting what Roger Ailes "thinks."

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Response to DFW (Reply #15)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 06:09 AM

49. Are you serious ?

 

That's a parody site.

I hope you were trolling.

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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Tue Sep 4, 2012, 05:09 PM

16. I can't find anything legit on this...

Some RW rag posted an article that is nothing but speculation and had no sources whatsoever.

Besides, even if it was true what's their problem with it? Rmoney's worth at least 5 times the cost of that place and owns multiple homes.

It's bullshit.

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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Tue Sep 4, 2012, 05:11 PM

18. I'll bet they're talking about the vacation rentals.

For a family vacation (I think the Christmas holidays and I think in his 1st or 2nd year of office), the Obamas leased a very expensive, very secure "villa" in Hawaii. I don't remember the details, but it might well have been in that estimated value range.

Betcha that's what's been warped into his "purchase."

Here you go. This one is from last year and it's on the market for $7.9 million, not $35 million: Obama 2011 vacation rental

Here's the 2008 rental (worth $9 million): Obama 2088 vacation rental

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Response to librarylu (Reply #19)

Tue Sep 4, 2012, 05:22 PM

27. Thanks for the link.

That looks like a gossip and conspiracy nut website.

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Response to librarylu (Reply #19)

Tue Sep 4, 2012, 05:34 PM

33. Sure, and I am Marie of Roumania.



'You might not realize this, but this is actually not the first time someone in Chicago has helped the Obamas buy a house beyond their financial reach: convicted felon and Chicago machine political “fixer” Tony Rezko helped the Obamas assemble the funding for the home they currently own in Chicago’s murder and robbery-prone neighborhood known as Hyde Park. Penny Pritzker is making aggressive use of the recent headlines about gunshots being fired and people killed just two blocks or so away from the Obamas’ Hyde Park home, with Pritzker saying, “You don’t want them moving back where there’s gunfire, do you? DO YOU?”.'

Sorry, idiot site. Rezko b.s. debunked, AND Hyde Park a GREAT combo and middle and upper Chicago neighborhood where they've got a home already, where I lived (years ago,) and where any reasonable city person would be happy to live.

Also, Pritzkers do a lot with their money, not all of which we'd all care for, but so what? And, as others have said, PrezO has done very well with his writing, and likely could continue to do so.

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Response to librarylu (Reply #19)

Tue Sep 4, 2012, 05:44 PM

37. Hillbuzz? Isn't that the PUMA website?


nt

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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Tue Sep 4, 2012, 05:12 PM

20. Who says so? And so fucking what?

That ass Rmoney has SIX houses. And if the PRESIDENT bought that house, who fucking cares? It's not like he's trying to hurt the poor and middle class by giving himself a huge tax cut.

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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Tue Sep 4, 2012, 05:13 PM

21. "Romney bought a house on Mars

and married Hitler. Do some research yourself."


That should be your reply. Fight nonsense with nonsense.

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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Tue Sep 4, 2012, 05:20 PM

25. Romney mooched what he has.

He has six mansions and the one in San Diego is bigger than most Midwest cities and has a car elevator and it's own lobbyist. Romney made more money firing people and gutting companies of their assets than he would have saving them. Anyone who believes this wealthy moocher is better than Obama - well - you get what you vote for.

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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Tue Sep 4, 2012, 05:22 PM

26. He bought a whole half of an island

From this guy:



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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Tue Sep 4, 2012, 05:26 PM

28. I would suspect ...

that this:


UPDATE: Just found out that the asking price of the house they are looking at is most likely $35 million. Bobby Titcomb, the Hawaiian native who brings Obama “fish and poi” (that’s code for “weed and coke”) to the White House is most likely involved in the purchase of the estate on Oahu that the Obamas will most likely be moving into in January.

Read more http://hillbuzz.org/the-obamas-already-preparing-for-move-to-hawaii-in-january-2013-hyde-park-neighbors-talking-about-chicago-house-being-sold-soon-63935


Should make the discerning observer doubt the validity of everything preceding or following.

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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Tue Sep 4, 2012, 05:29 PM

30. Obama never had a job? You mean, apart from the years

he worked for a private law firm, or the twelve years he taught law at the University of Chicago? Or the years he worked as the director of the Developing Communities Project, a Catholic charity? These private-sector jobs don't count?

And now we have Paul Ryan, who really hasn't worked in the private sector - he's been suckin' off the gummint tit for his entire adult life. But I guess that's OK because he's a Republican.

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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Tue Sep 4, 2012, 05:33 PM

31. He's got money - he doesn't have 35 million dollar house

Money.

That would be Rmoney.

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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Tue Sep 4, 2012, 05:33 PM

32. I've done more labor than Mitt Romney ever has

And I'm a female white collar worker. I'd bet that I could architect and construct a house from start to finish before Romney could (my father has taught me a LOT about building, and we have worked side by side on a lot of projects). I'd bet that President Obama could, too, because he sees value in hard work. Romney only sees value in what he can steal from other people and then call it "hard work".

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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Tue Sep 4, 2012, 05:36 PM

34. "who do you think paid for that" Um, Obama. He wrote several bestselling books,

pays taxes, and doesn't have illegal offshore bank accounts in Switzerland.

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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Tue Sep 4, 2012, 05:43 PM

36. Calling bullshit. They are not the 35 million dollar house types.

Frankly, you'd be hard pressed to find a home in Hawaii that would be suitable for 35 million, in that they'd rival Versaille.

Here are some of the most expensive homes on all islands of Hawaii. Even at 23 million, it's a place that they'd never live. http://www.hawaiilife.com/gallery/6003/

Beyond the fact that NO politician in history would do something so ham-handed as to put their home on the market and buy an "consolation" house for after they lose. Think about it...

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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Tue Sep 4, 2012, 05:54 PM

39. You're confusing him with the facts! n/t

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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Tue Sep 4, 2012, 05:55 PM

40. His net worth is listed as 11.8 million. So, uh, no.

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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Tue Sep 4, 2012, 05:57 PM

41. Suuuuure. And it included a yacht and a string of poloponies!1!!

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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Tue Sep 4, 2012, 05:58 PM

42. Yes, and it's invisible. Only RW nuts can see it...

The only furniture is one empty chair.


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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Tue Sep 4, 2012, 05:59 PM

43. The President is a wealthy man but, IMO, not THAT wealthy. Unless he's willing to...

...plunk down some motherfucking stinging house payments every month, LOL!

Also doesn't quite strike me as his style.

PB

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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Tue Sep 4, 2012, 06:07 PM

45. "I know this is BS because I've SEEN the President's tax returns. He doesn't have that kind of $"

 

See, how you turn that around on them?

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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Wed Sep 5, 2012, 02:26 PM

48. Most likely ...

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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:01 PM

52. No.

There is no credible information that this is true.

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