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Disappointed Democrats protest Obama's SF visit
sfgate.com ^ | Oct. 25, 2011 | Carla Marinucci,Joe Garofoli

Posted on 10/25/2011 6:16:49 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

In a powerful display of profound disappointment with President Obama, some of the Democratic Party's biggest donors gathered Tuesday - not inside his tony San Francisco fundraiser at the W Hotel, but outside on the sidewalks carrying signs in protest of his policies.

"I don't even know what he stands for," said Susie Tompkins Buell, a co-founder of the Esprit de Corps clothing company and one of the most generous Democratic Party donors in the nation - instrumental in backing such powerhouse progressive organizations as the Democracy Alliance and Media Matters.

Tompkins Buell, a longtime friend of Hillary Rodham Clinton who was among the former presidential candidate's biggest donors in 2008, has long played a starring role in San Francisco as a hostess for presidents, top legislators and world leaders at fundraisers to generate money for progressive campaign causes.

But on Tuesday, instead of dining with the elite crowd of about 200 who paid at least $5,000 a head - and up to $7,500 for a photo with the president - at the two-hour luncheon, the Democratic activist, who could easily afford the fundraiser, said it was more important to stand outside with an estimated 1,000 demonstrators.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: democrats; disappointed; obama; protest; sanfrancisco; visit

1 posted on 10/25/2011 6:16:54 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The left is revolting.


2 posted on 10/25/2011 6:18:00 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Drango

the left is revolting because he isn’t left enough for them.


3 posted on 10/25/2011 6:20:02 PM PDT by Hammerhead
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To: Drango
The left is revolting.

I always thought so.

4 posted on 10/25/2011 6:21:42 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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5 posted on 10/25/2011 6:22:02 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“I don’t even know what he stands for,” said Susie Tompkins Buell, a co-founder of the Esprit de Corps clothing company and one of the most generous Democratic Party donors in the nation - instrumental in backing such powerhouse progressive organizations as the Democracy Alliance and Media Matters. “

I see as a businesswoman, she is also incredibly stupid.


6 posted on 10/25/2011 6:23:51 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (Time to move forward not to the center.)
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To: Hammerhead

Was Pelosi in the dinner or on the sidewalk?


7 posted on 10/25/2011 6:23:51 PM PDT by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: Hammerhead

If that doesn’t show out of touch the left’s ideaology is with mainstream america I don’t know what does! Obama has wrecked the economy,broken the bank with spending,increased the gov’t control over peoples lives....and these Idiots STILL aren’t happy. The left are the Barbarian Hoarde of our day! They can’t be dealt with...reasoned with or expected to live along side reasonable people...only defeated!(Much like ISLAM!)


8 posted on 10/25/2011 6:24:47 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Yes indeed, those peasants are revolting, Sire!


9 posted on 10/25/2011 6:25:28 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
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10 posted on 10/25/2011 6:27:13 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Interesting that these PUMAs are agitating in the open. They came home in '08 only because their Queen was openly romanced for SoS. Now that Madame Cankles has equally openly stated "I'm outta here", PUMAs will not hold their nose and vote for this imbecile this time around, which flips critical states back into red...albeit not the state in question.
11 posted on 10/25/2011 6:35:38 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (/)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

From your hotlink: “ - - - Anna Hawken McKay, wife of Rob McKay - a wealthy philanthropist whose father founded the Taco Bell empire. As she stood on the sidewalk with other protesters, McKay vowed to be part of a protest of 5,000 Americans who will circle the White House on Nov. 6 - a year to the day from the 2012 election. - - - “

GAME ON!

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/10/25/BA3J1LM0N6.DTL#ixzz1bqoWpLSw


12 posted on 10/25/2011 7:33:27 PM PDT by Graewoulf ( obama"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND is illegal by the U.S. Constitution.)
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To: headstamp 2

“I don’t even know what he stands for,”

But, you still voted for the worthless bassturd, didn’t you? Incredibly stupid thing to do, wouldn’t you say?


13 posted on 10/25/2011 7:39:24 PM PDT by jivin gene (Breakin' up is hard to do)
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To: GreenHornet

snicker -


14 posted on 10/25/2011 8:16:33 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (ALWAYS WATCH THE OTHER HAND)
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To: Graewoulf

the wealthy worms turning on THE WORM?


15 posted on 10/25/2011 8:34:49 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (ALWAYS WATCH THE OTHER HAND)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Stock up on popcorn -

The wealthiest donors, thousands of them, marching around the WH!!!

How “Rich.”

But I worry about what Wag-The-Dog incident The Won will pull to divert attention? Which country will he invade now?

Maybe England.

16 posted on 10/25/2011 8:42:05 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (ALWAYS WATCH THE OTHER HAND)
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