Leon Cooperman Is Sick Of Hillary Clinton "Crapping" On Him, Fellow Hedge Fund Managers

Cooperman has had it up to here with HRC's so-called BS. To here!
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Leon Cooperman opened the airing of grievances yesterday, making clear that at least some hedge fund managers aren’t exactly pleased by Hil Clinton's use of them as a politically-convenient rhetorical punching bag. Of course, the Omega Advisors founder has shown himself to be a smidge thin-skinned on the matter in the past, and wasn’t going to vote for Hillary anyway, so he’ll just go ahead and get it off his chest.

“I don't need anybody crapping all over what I do for a living,” Leon Cooperman, the billionaire founder of the Omega Advisors hedge fund, told CNN on Monday, adding that she “hangs out with all these people in Martha's Vineyard and in the Hamptons and then the very first thing she has to say is to criticize hedge funds….”

“I have nothing to apologize for. I've made a lot of money. I'm giving it all back to society,” he said.

And as for you battered wives who keep going back? Well, you’re beneath even Cooperman’s contempt for all things Clinton!

In addition to calling Clinton's hedge fund criticisms "bogus," he also takes issue with her email secrecy during her time as Secretary of State and the controversy around foreign donations made to the Clinton Foundation during her tenure in government.

"The only thing that makes me more nauseous is those hedge funds that support her," he said.

Well, Leon Cooperman isn’t the only one who’s heard enough bullshit and excuses around these parts. And Elizabeth Warren is sick to death of hearing them from Mary Jo White, and she’s not afraid to say so, even if other people think she should be afraid to say so.

“I am disappointed that you have not been the strong leader that many hoped for—and that you promised to be,” Ms. Warren said in a 13-page letter to Ms. White….

On the pay-ratio rule, Ms. Warren suggested the SEC chairman gave Senate lawmakers inaccurate or misleading predictions for when her agency would finalize the measure, pointing to a July 2013 Senate hearing in which Ms. White testified it would be “completed” in a month or two.

“I cannot understand how and why this rule has been delayed for so long,” Ms. Warren wrote….

Hedge Fund Giant Tells Hillary Clinton to Cut the ‘Crap’ [Bloomberg]
Billionaire: Hillary Clinton ‘craps’ on hedge funds [CNN Money]
Sen. Elizabeth Warren Sharply Criticizes SEC Chairman in Letter [WSJ]
Did Elizabeth Warren go too far this time? [Politico]

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Last November, hedge fund manager Leon Cooperman penned an "Open Letter To The President Of The United States of America," in which he detailed the many ways Barack Obama was pissing him off. The Omega Advisors founder accused the President (and his "minions") of engaging in class warfare, expressed disbelief that he could attack "capitalists who...fill store shelves at Christmas" and still sleep at night, and advised Obama to "eschew the polarizing vernacular of political militancy," lest he lose* Cooperman's vote the next year.  While LC says that he received a major outpouring of support for his words ("[he] keeps a bulging manila folder of congratulatory notes in his office"), others were less than pleased at what they saw as a guy who actually has done pretty okay under Obama lashing out because his feelings were hurt on the occasions the president was perceived to have a "tone" in his voice when discussing the mega-wealthy ("If I knew where you lived, I’d put a bomb in your car," one person wrote Cooperman to say). Similarly, Cooperman's suggestion, on at least two occasions, that America should be worried about the startling parallels between Obama's rise to power and that of Adolf Hitler,** was met with mixed reviews, including one by his wife in which she called him a "schmuck." And while some*** have found it preposterous that Cooperman would paint himself as a victim of Obama, their astonishment speaks to not knowing the whole story, i.e. exactly what this man- no, this monster- did to Leon. Last July, before he had written the letter, Cooperman was invited to the White House for a reception to honor wealthy philanthropists who had signed Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett’s Giving Pledge, promising to donate at least fifty per cent of their net worth to charity. At the event, Cooperman handed the President two copies of “Inspired: My Life (So Far) in Poems,” a self-published book written by Courtney Cooperman, his fourteen-year-old granddaughter. Cooperman was surprised that the President didn’t send him a thank-you note or that Malia and Sasha Obama, for whom the books were intended as a gift and to whom Courtney wrote a separate letter, didn’t write to Courtney. (After Cooperman grumbled to a few friends, including Cory Booker, the mayor of Newark, Michelle Obama did write. Booker, who was also a recipient of Courtney’s book, promptly wrote her “a very nice note,” Cooperman said.) Now do you understand? Now do you understand? Even Hitler would have sent SOMETHING. Super-Rich Irony [New Yorker] Earlier: Leon Cooperman Doesn't Like The Tone Of President Obama's Voice *Just messing about him ever being in a position to "lose" it, of course. **Settle down, he wasn't saying Obama IS Hitler, would would be biologically impossible, he was just saying Obama is the second coming of Hitler, which is something people should be aware of: “You know, the largest and greatest country in the free world put a forty-seven-year-old guy that never worked a day in his life and made him in charge of the free world,” Cooperman told the New Yorker in May. “Not totally different from taking Adolf Hitler in Germany and making him in charge of Germany because people were economically dissatisfied. Now, Obama’s not Hitler. I don’t even mean to say anything like that. But it is a question that the dissatisfaction of the populace was so great that they were willing to take a chance on an untested individual.” ***Mrs. Cooperman, for example.: She is still a liberal, a position that puts her in the minority in their social circle. “She can be a socialist because she’s married to a capitalist,” Cooperman says of his wife, who is strongly pro-choice and pro-gay marriage. She calls Todd Akin, Rick Santorum, and Rick Perry “morons,” and she worries about the underclass. “I care more about the disadvantaged people of America,” she said, comparing her politics with those of her husband.