Skip to comments.Occupy OKC to occupy ... Mitt Romney?
Posted on 10/20/2011 3:34:50 PM PDT by SoonerStorm09
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Occupy OKC, the local arm of the rapidly-spreading Occupy Wall Street movement, announced today that they will be protesting a visit by leading Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts.
According to this weeks issue of the Oklahoma Gazette, Romney is making a fundraising stop at a Friday morning event at the Jim Thorpe Association and Sports Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City. In addition to a breakfast fundraiser, featuring hosts ranging from former Gov. Frank Keating to Devon Energys Larry Nichols, the Oklahoma Republican Party is holding their 2012 Victory Rally, later in the morning.
The Occupy OKC activists, who have an encampment at Kerr Park in downtown Oklahoma City, noted in their statement to the media today that Occupy OKC does not endorse or oppose any specific candidates, but instead focuses on issues that are in line with their position that the 1 percent of the richest Americans have asserted undue influence over our government.
The press release said that the 1 percent has been unfairly enriched a the expense of the 99 percent through massive tax breaks and bailouts, regulations that favor the rich, and the manipulation of our financial markets.
Red Dirt Report contacted Matt Pinnell, the chairman of the Oklahoma Republican Party, asking him if the party and event organizers were aware that they would be joined by the Occupiers. Pinnell confirmed that they were aware of the plans by the Occupiers.
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I’d help stage a counter-protest, but I’m very busy fighting against the individual mandate.
This is bad. It could mean a jump in the polls for Romney.
I will never forget the first time Code Pink appeared on CSPAN. One bus unloaded a group of actual cheerleaders dressed in pink at the NY convention.
They asked the girls what they were protesting. The one said something to the effect that they were protecting their space. DOH... At least they looked like they took a bath for the event.
From a picture I saw of them, only about 15 showed up. lol
I don’t think Mitt has yet expressed solidarity with OWS... or has he?
Do you think they would try to occupy Perry or Cain?
Not much point in occupying Perry now, but we can count on the rabble trying to shout down Cain. They are afraid, as they should be.