CEO emails 7,000 employees: Defeat Obama or else
October 9th, 2012
05:57 PM ET
10 years ago

CEO emails 7,000 employees: Defeat Obama or else

New York (CNNMoney) - Surprise. David Siegel, the resort CEO who is building the biggest private home in the country, really, really doesn't like President Obama.

And while Siegel hasn't sent any money to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, he has gone a step farther to support him.


Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney
soundoff (64 Responses)
  1. RogueRobots

    CEOs like Siegel exemplify exactly what the GOP (greedy old pigs/greed over people) party stands for. A vote for Romneyhood is a vote for the type of CEOs who would take away your jobs, benefits, and pensions the moment he has to pay one more cent in taxes and then sneer at you for needing food stamps while he keeps building more rooms onto his Mega Mansion while you go into foreclosure on the home you've faithfully paid the mortgage on for years. This is the man that Romneyhood represents. This is the man whose interests Romneyhood serves. This is the man who represents the 1% that Democrats have warned you about.

    October 9, 2012 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm |
  2. Scat398

    We need more ceo's to speak up against obama. The class warfare policies of the left are leading our country closer to civil war. Free men can only take so much before they rise up against the government that takes their money to hand it to those that are neither motivated to earn it or capable of knowing how to use it wisely.

    October 9, 2012 10:50 pm at 10:50 pm |
  3. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Isn't that illegal to do that? I can't believe that any one person would be stupid enough to put that in something that someone can forward to others.

    October 9, 2012 10:52 pm at 10:52 pm |
  4. Anonymous

    Did that include the "47%"?He is pretty stupid.If he were given a gun to shoot himself in the foot,would he do it?The idiot threatening people to vote for one who has nothing but disgust for them.He probably,is disgusted with collective bargaining like flip-flop,tax evading,draft dodging,"Mitt the twit" Romney.

    October 9, 2012 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm |
  5. tammyk tammy

    What an opportunity for a new political ad for Obama. This CEO pig freely admits that after cutting jobs from $12,000 to $7,000 in the aftermath of the Bush recession, his company has gained back 40% of those jobs during the 4 years of the Obama presidency and this greedy old pig was able to resume building his 90,000 sq ft Mega Mansion. President Obama has worked wonders for this man. Thank you Mr. Siegel for point out how well the private sector has been bouncing back under President Obama's economic leadership. What I can't understand is why you want to risk it all again by voting for Romney (Bush2) instead of just paying a reasonable amount of taxes. You repugs really are crazy like a FOX.

    October 9, 2012 11:03 pm at 11:03 pm |
  6. janerose

    Wow! In America? Is this what we want? People in authority telling others what to do or else? This will back-fire. Also this proves CLASS-WARFARE IS A REALITY!!

    October 9, 2012 11:03 pm at 11:03 pm |
  7. tammyk tammy

    Fellow Democrats, Independents, and Republicans for Obama. Please add Westgate resorts to your boycott list. Stop using the products and services of company owners who bully their employees. Send this pig a message and change your reservation to a resort that doesn't threaten the American right to vote for the candidate of your choice. Voter suppression must not be tolerated. This reeks of Corporate Communist control. Is it even legal to send workers a threatening email like this? If not, I hope some of his employees are not sheep and will sue him. He is just a bully campaigning for another bully.

    October 9, 2012 11:15 pm at 11:15 pm |
  8. @bipartiSam

    If this isn't illegal, it should be.

    October 9, 2012 11:37 pm at 11:37 pm |
  9. "If you've got a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen." --B. Obama

    I heard the same thing from the teachers union last week, saying if Romney is elected, they will be forced out of a job.

    October 9, 2012 11:39 pm at 11:39 pm |
  10. Obama is a Disaster!

    Leave it to CNN to twist the story into their own agenda. The fact that business have continued to cut the workforce during Obama's administration is nothing new by any means. Hiring for decent paying jobs is almost non-existent. Sure, if you want a part time job flipping burgers, Obama is the guy for you. It's a wonder that any business can survive in this current environment of Democrats taxing more and more to cover their fraudulent and reckless spending habits. The workforce is it at it's lowest in decades thanks to the policies of this administration. If you want to blame anyone, you have no further to look than Obama and his liberal cronies.

    October 10, 2012 12:39 am at 12:39 am |
  11. Thinking Texan

    David Siegel and Jack Welch, fascists.

    October 10, 2012 04:06 am at 4:06 am |
  12. anonoymous

    Birds of a feather.....

    October 10, 2012 05:08 am at 5:08 am |
  13. Don

    Westgate Resorts. Add that to my list of boycotts,. That makes Papa Johns look moderte. It's always nice to see CEO's intimidte employees. .

    October 10, 2012 06:18 am at 6:18 am |
  14. n

    Plutocracy is alive and well here in america as we watch the poor cowards cave with no staying power bow down to their looming gloom and doom right wing regime masters, the 1%, the so called job creators of the world. Talk about your death panels, if Romney is elected the social and economic chasm that already separates, will widen and a big wall enforced by an electric fence will be built to keep the poor out because the middle glass will be but a distant memory, it will be a fairy tale story our children will be told. Stay the course and continue moving forward continue to chip away at hypocrisy, and watch those proverbial walls that divide come tumbling down. Look around the world, the poor are rising up standing firm against the government of plutocracy, they are tired of being sick and tired. If Romney is elected, it will be the straw that breaks the camels back. Remember the J man . . . "It is easier for a camel to fit through the eye of a needle then it is for a rich man to get into heaven" Each and every day, we see that very statement being evident by the blatant lies told by the right wing republican leadership of chaos and obstruction.

    October 10, 2012 06:27 am at 6:27 am |
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