Skip to comments.Protesters greet Obama's motorcade on the Peninsula
Posted on 09/25/2011 7:24:57 PM PDT by moonshinner_09
President Barack Obama has arrived in the Bay Area for a series of back-to-back fundraisers where he is expected to collect from $3.5 million to $5.5 million at events in Silicon Valley's toniest towns.
Monday, he'll hold a town hall meeting on his American Jobs Act plan at the social network company LinkedIn.
This is the president's second visit to the Bay Area in six months, and his sixth visit since taking office. He's here to take advantage of the generous fundraising support he receives: Contributors from the area's three major cities coughed up $35.5 million for his 2008 campaign, and at least about $2.2 million for his re-election as of June 30.
Air Force One landed shortly after 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Moffett Field in Sunnvyale. From there the president was whisked to the Woodside home of Symantec chairman John Thompson, where a crowd of about 400 paid at least $2,500 a head to get in, $7,500 if they wanted a photo with the chief executive.
Along the way, more than 100 conservative protesters carrying signs and chanting "one-term president!" greeted the president's motorcade at Sand Hill Road and Whiskey Hill Road.
Owen Jones, 59, of Fremont, held a sign saying, "Illegals cost U.S. trillions -- no more freebies for illegal aliens."
A member of the Golden Gate Minutemen, Jones said he has spent 40 years as a union carpenter "watching his trade and his livelihood stolen by illegal immigration."
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campaigning at taxpayers’ expense.
I am sick of it. The incumbent already has the bully pulpit, there is no reason for him/her to go out and waste tax payer dollars campaigning.
The President should stay in Washington, and the Congress should stay in their home districts and states and telecommute and tele-vote.
Our nation is in trouble, and they continue to spend like they have no clue.
This is the president's second visit to the Bay Area in six months, and his sixth visit since taking office.
The mansions on Whiskey Hill Road are unbelievable. It is a magnificent drive. Interesting how the patriots knew where to stage their protest. Too bad the word didn’t go out here in Silicon Valley. I wonder who organized this protest.
Seems he’ll have to suck 2 million out of these suckers every month, to meet last year’s numbers...and he generally has to travel there to get that kind of money.
Any Freepers there?
Remind me not to buy anything that has the tradename SYMANTEC
Even CNN calls him on Pass this bill, gimmicky and inadequate plan to fund it toward the end at 1:50 mins;
Fareeds take on the state of the Eurozone.
This would be a Good sign,Hey,Obama how many more of your illegal relatives are roaming around the country ?
Politicians and diapers should be changed often and for the same reason!
Thanks for the update.
I will consider deleting my LinkedIn account tomorrow.
From there the president was whisked to the Woodside home of Symantec chairman John Thompson...
So is this the anti-virus Norton guy? Or McAffee?
Conservatives: boycott symantec, linkedin and facebook. Pull the rug out from under these commies.
I hope Obama cleans all these Kalifornia bastards out. Like Soylindra, money invested in Obama will be money pissed down a rat hole.
“I wonder who organized this protest.”
Check the newest “AttackWatch” list for their names.
That's because they have no clue.
Me too....I don’t use it anyway....(LinkedIn)
The article didn’t mention one assembly where he would be talking to taxpayers as the President.
So, who’s picking up the tab for this campaign trip??
Is this a thought in general or just about Obama? I don't think he's the only president to ever use Air Force one when traveling to campaign.
I think it should apply to all presidents. I remember Clinton abusing it heavily. Bush did some campaigning, but not nearly as excessive as the trailer trash or this street trash we have now.
We (taxpayers) are.
OK I understand now.