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Billionaire Cooperman to Obama: Stop Polarizing Nation

Thursday, 01 Dec 2011 08:26 AM

Leon Cooperman, a billionaire and head of Omega Advisors, is hitting the airways and writing letters to the White House to get a point across to President Barack Obama: stop attacking the rich and polarizing the nation.

While Obama did inherit the financial mess and doesn't deserve blame for originating it, Obama is stoking finger-pointing at others, Cooperman writes in a letter to the White House.

"What I can justifiably hold you accountable for is your and your minions' role in setting the tenor of the rancorous debate now roiling us that smacks of what so many have characterized as 'class warfare,'" Cooperman argues.

"Whether this reflects your principled belief that the eternal divide between the haves and have-nots is at the root of all the evils that afflict our society or just a cynical, populist appeal to his base by a president struggling in the polls is of little importance. What does matter is that the divisive, polarizing tone of your rhetoric is cleaving a widening gulf, at this point as much visceral as philosophical, between the downtrodden and those best positioned to help them."

For Cooperman, Republican GOP hopeful Mitt Romney is the most electable of the candidates to take on Obama, but a recent McClatchy-Marist Poll shows former House Speaker Newt Gingrich may be the strongest when matched head to head with President Obama, the UPI newswire reports.

Gingrich is just 2 percentage points behind Obama, 47 percent to 45 percent, the mid-November survey finds.

"If this fall has been about anything, it's been the search for the anyone-but-Romney alternative," says Lee Miringoff, director of Marist College Institute for Public Opinion in New York, which conducted the national survey, UPI adds.





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Leon Cooperman, a billionaire and head of Omega Advisors, is hitting the airways and writing letters to the White House to get a point across to President Barack Obama: stop attacking the rich and polarizing the nation. While Obama did inherit the financial mess and...
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