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GOP slamming Obama glitzy backers: Celebrity backlash

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WASHINGTON--Anna Wintour fits the perfect description of elite--her British accent, manner, dress, and job--editor-in-chief of Vogue Magazine. Does that make her a great surrogate for the Barack Obama campaign?

The Republican National Committee obviously thinks not--evidenced in a clever hit out Monday morning mocking a video Wintour made plugging a June 14 fund-raiser in New York with Sarah Jessica Parker. The event is at Parker's house and the campaign is raffling off two seats at the expensive dinner to low-end donors.

The RNC is surgical in deconstruction the Wintour spot, hoping--by citing high jobless rates-- to divide and conquer women, African Americans, and youths--important part of Obama's base.

"There couldn't be a better demonstration of this president's misplaced priorities than a glitzy fundraising video release on the same day that marked more unemployed Americans," said RNC Chairman Reince Priebus in a statement. "It's more than obvious that this president just doesn't get it. Millions are out of work, struggling to make ends meet and all this president cares about is raising money with the rich and famous to protect his own job.

"The president of 'Hope and Change' is now the president who is out of touch with the American people and out to lunch on job creation. The president hasn't lived up to his promise on jobs, and no amount of Vogue fundraisers will fix it because Americans deserve better."

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