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Protesters greet Obama's motorcade on the Peninsula
San Jose Mercury News - ^ | 09/25/2011 | Josh Richman

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."

(Excerpt) Read more at mercurynews.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: aliens; ca; california; immigration; protest
The taxpayers have to pay for obama to go fund raising ? Town Hall meeting is what another photo op ?
1 posted on 09/25/2011 7:25:04 PM PDT by moonshinner_09
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To: moonshinner_09

campaigning at taxpayers’ expense.


2 posted on 09/25/2011 7:31:00 PM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: moonshinner_09

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.


3 posted on 09/25/2011 7:32:32 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Fight for Liberty)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks moonshinner_09.
This is the president's second visit to the Bay Area in six months, and his sixth visit since taking office.

4 posted on 09/25/2011 7:33:07 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: ken21

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.


5 posted on 09/25/2011 7:34:58 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: moonshinner_09

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.


6 posted on 09/25/2011 7:36:42 PM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: moonshinner_09

Any Freepers there?


7 posted on 09/25/2011 7:37:03 PM PDT by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: moonshinner_09; FrankR
Thanks to FrankR

Photobucket

8 posted on 09/25/2011 7:37:52 PM PDT by digger48
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To: FreeAtlanta

Remind me not to buy anything that has the tradename SYMANTEC


9 posted on 09/25/2011 7:40:08 PM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: moonshinner_09

Even CNN calls him on Pass this bill, “gimmicky and inadequate plan to fund it” toward the end at 1:50 mins;
Fareed’s take on the state of the Eurozone.
http://home.suddenlink.net/video/play/758055/genres/news?playlist=1&pos=3


10 posted on 09/25/2011 7:44:35 PM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: moonshinner_09

This would be a Good sign,Hey,Obama how many more of your illegal relatives are roaming around the country ?


11 posted on 09/25/2011 7:46:02 PM PDT by moonshinner_09
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To: moonshinner_09

Politicians and diapers should be changed often and for the same reason!


12 posted on 09/25/2011 7:55:59 PM PDT by ImNotLying (Politicians and diapers should be changed often and for the same reason!)
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To: moonshinner_09

Thanks for the update.

I will consider deleting my LinkedIn account tomorrow.


13 posted on 09/25/2011 7:56:45 PM PDT by NeverForgetBataan (To the German Commander: ..........................NUTS !)
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To: moonshinner_09

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?


14 posted on 09/25/2011 7:58:12 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: rovenstinez

Conservatives: boycott symantec, linkedin and facebook. Pull the rug out from under these commies.


15 posted on 09/25/2011 7:58:32 PM PDT by Migraine
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Norton.


16 posted on 09/25/2011 8:04:09 PM PDT by GreatRoad (O < 0)
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To: 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.

I hope Obama cleans all these Kalifornia bastards out. Like Soylindra, money invested in Obama will be money pissed down a rat hole.

17 posted on 09/25/2011 8:05:27 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Psalm 109:8)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

“I wonder who organized this protest.”

Check the newest “AttackWatch” list for their names.


18 posted on 09/25/2011 8:07:37 PM PDT by Salamander (Alice Cooper hit me with a stick.)
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To: FreeAtlanta
Our nation is in trouble, and they continue to spend like they have no clue.

That's because they have no clue.

19 posted on 09/25/2011 8:14:30 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: NeverForgetBataan

Me too....I don’t use it anyway....(LinkedIn)


20 posted on 09/25/2011 8:14:59 PM PDT by goodnesswins (My Kid/Grandkids are NOT your ATM, liberals! (Sarah Palin))
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To: moonshinner_09
He had a nice size crowd of protesters greeting him here in Seattle as well. A mixture of those on the Left and on the Right.
21 posted on 09/25/2011 8:39:22 PM PDT by NavyCanDo (GO MAMA GRIZZLY!)
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To: moonshinner_09

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??


22 posted on 09/25/2011 8:59:34 PM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: FreeAtlanta
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.

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.

23 posted on 09/26/2011 12:02:29 AM PDT by chargers fan
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To: chargers fan

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.


24 posted on 09/26/2011 5:06:24 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Fight for Liberty)
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To: Noob1999

We (taxpayers) are.


25 posted on 09/26/2011 10:14:47 AM PDT by NCMOM
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To: FreeAtlanta

OK I understand now.


26 posted on 09/26/2011 9:27:31 PM PDT by chargers fan
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