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    You know a Democrat is in trouble when they're in San Francisco and they're disrupting your fundraisers...
    I can't believe they paid so much to protest, they must be real unhappy with Obama...

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/articl...MNOG1J5D6A.DTL



    Protesters disrupt Obama's SF fundraiser
    Carla Marinucci, Chronicle Political Writer

    San Francisco Chronicle April 21, 2011 11:41 AM Copyright San Francisco Chronicle. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
    Thursday, April 21, 2011
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    Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/articl...#ixzz1KCZEFsGC

    President Obama's pricey breakfast fundraiser today at the St. Regis Hotel in San Francisco was interrupted by a crowd of singing protesters who paid $76,000 for tickets to air their feelings about the treatment of Pvt. Bradley Manning, the alleged leaker of U.S. military documents posted on WikiLeaks.

    Oakland activist Naomi Pitcairn told The Chronicle that she put up the funds for tickets for a crowd of protesters from freshjuiceparty.com, a liberal group that aimed for "performance art" at Obama's final fundraiser in the city before flying to Los Angeles, the next stop on his trip to promote his deficit plan and raise money for his re-election campaign.

    A crowd of political luminaries was assembled in the dining room at the St. Regis to hear Obama, including U.S. Sen Dianne Feinstein, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and state Attorney General Kamala Harris.

    Gov. Jerry Brown, who showed up to the hotel, left before the president began speaking to the crowd of about 200 supporters, who paid anywhere $5,000 to $35,800 apiece to see him.

    The Bay Area protesters included UC Santa Cruz art professor Elizabeth Stephens; songwriter Craig Casey; activist Jane Sullivan of Santa Cruz; writer Greg Archer; David Schiller of Berkeley; and organizers from Tony's Circus, a performance group.

    Pitcairn said she was happy to pay for the tickets for all of them to enter so they could address the president with their concerns that Manning has been held in solitary confinement in a military brig in Virginia since his arrest in May.

    The breakfast at the swank hotel began with diners assembled around tables of 10 in an upstairs dining room, with a stage flanked by California and American flags.

    Obama was introduced by Pelosi and given a standing ovation from the crowd at the end of his two-day swing in the Bay Area that included an appearance at Facebook and three other fundraising events, including a large rally at the Masonic Auditorium on Nob Hill Wednesday night, where he was showered with enthusiasm by Democratic donors.

    There, as at the St. Regis, Obama addressed next year's election - and reminded his base how the 2008 election galvanized millions of average Americans who became "more engaged" in the political process.

    "People were saying, 'We're going to reach for a more hopeful future, and we're going to make our politics work,' " he said. But at the St. Regis, his stump speech was interrupted when Pitcairn stood up and said: "Mr. President, we wrote a song - can we sing it for you?"

    When the President appeared to suggest that they wait until he was finished, the group, unheeded, launched into their number. Among the lyrics were mention of the $5,000 ticket prices and the words: "We paid our dues. Where's our change?"

    The protesters at Pitcairn's table continued a capella for several minutes, until she stood up and removed her shirt, revealing a T-shirt protesting Manning's treatment.

    Obama, who campaigned for ending the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq in 2008, appeared a bit perplexed at the start and then good-naturedly listened to the demonstration. Security approached the table and appeared ready to eject the protesters as the song continued.

    Finally, Pitcairn stood up to leave, and asked if the President liked the song. He complimented their voices with a smile. One protester who stayed seated called out: "We loved you."

    Obama politely thanked them then tried to get his stump speech back on track, saying "I could not be prouder of our track record over the past two a a half years."

    Outside, Casey, one of the composers of the protest song, said the group's actions today constitute "the first initiative" in what they hope will be a series of lively "performance art" protests by liberals regarding the Obama administration.

    "We are obviously concerned about the treatment of Bradley Manning but there's more to come," he said.

    Funds from the $35,800 tickets to the breakfast Victory Campaign fundraiser were divided between Organizing for America and the Democratic National Committee.

    The breakdown of tickets: $5,000 of the went to Organizing for America and represented the maximum legal donation to a primary and general election presidential campaign; $30,800 went to the Democratic National Committee, which would not estimate the total raised at the event.

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    E-mail Carla Marinucci at [email protected].



    Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/articl...#ixzz1KCYX3lBC
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    Wow usually people either get paid to sing or at least do it for free! If I was Obama I'd be flattered people would pay 76k to sing just for me.

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    • #3
      Even the fruitcakes have had their fill of this incompetent, lying ignoramus. How pathetic is that.
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      • #4
        but but but..... people said He is the Messiah! How could people be so anti O?

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        • #5
          Good to see some liberals who stand strong for their beliefs even if it means calling out "one of their own"...

          kind of reminds me of all the now so-called "Tea Party patriots" who are against federal spending and debt who spoke out against a Republican President... oh... wait

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          • #6
            Kinda hard to pick a side on this one. Pvt. Manning is an *** and I'm not very sympathetic towards the President.

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            • #7
              Hahahahahahahahahaha. Love it!

              The libs are ready to throw their Messiah to the wolves.

              Just makes me all warm and fuzzy inside.
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              Without Germany, you would not have won World War 2.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by SRT936 View Post
                Hahahahahahahahahaha. Love it!

                The libs are ready to throw their Messiah to the wolves.

                Just makes me all warm and fuzzy inside.
                I love it too....

                the Republican minions on this forum will start a thread claiming that all liberals blindly follow Obama on one day.... then start a thread talking about how they've had their fill of him on another...
                then repeat the whole process

                In their small little minds, they believe that all liberals blindly follow him - yet all liberals are also "throwing him to the wolves"

                just goes to show that Republican minions still don't understand fact and fantasy

                I guess they are confused that liberals are holding true to their values on specific issues -- not simply holding true to a party line

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by dlo View Post
                  I love it too....

                  the Republican minions on this forum will start a thread claiming that all liberals blindly follow Obama on one day.... then start a thread talking about how they've had their fill of him on another...
                  then repeat the whole process

                  In their small little minds, they believe that all liberals blindly follow him - yet all liberals are also "throwing him to the wolves"

                  just goes to show that Republican minions still don't understand fact and fantasy

                  I guess they are confused that liberals are holding true to their values on specific issues -- not simply holding true to a party line
                  What "values" does a liberal actually have?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ten08
                    Good, he needs a reminder that his base isn't people who can pay $38K for dinner. I wasn't invited
                    What's up with that?...Obama is having all these dinners that cost more than what some people make in one year...Where's the change, why the remind, I thought Obama is about the "little people"?...

                    It;s just as messed up as these people who spend all that money for a protest...I don't think they're getting a refund...I'm sure there were some out of work people who could have used that money...

                    "Star power" is not going to help him in 2012...

                    I'm just frustrated!...
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Southflaguy View Post
                      What's up with that?...Obama is having all these dinners that cost more than what some people make in one year...Where's the change, why the remind, I thought Obama is about the "little people"?...

                      It;s just as messed up as these people who spend all that money for a protest...I don't think they're getting a refund...I'm sure there were some out of work people who could have used that money...

                      "Star power" is not going to help him in 2012...

                      I'm just frustrated!...
                      he's done many other, alternate speaking engagements - including one this week broadcast on Facebook (hence free)

                      why do you ignore that, in your criticism of his fund raising strategy ?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by dlo View Post
                        he's done many other, alternate speaking engagements - including one this week broadcast on Facebook (hence free)

                        why do you ignore that, in your criticism of his fund raising strategy ?
                        Facebook?...Come on, man...I hate it when politicians go on Facebook or other social media sites and try to make it count for something...Keep in mind not everyone has a Facebook account ( or Twitter, MySpace, ect), the internet, or even a computer...The governor of Florida did the same thing and I was just as annoyed...

                        Seems like we're turing into 15 year old girls chit-chatting about our BFF's on Facebook...

                        Fundraiser?...Yeah, Obama is going to need a lot of MONEY and all the help he can get, and it still might not be enough...
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                        • #13
                          I yell "PIKACHU" before I tase someone.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by dlo View Post
                            kind of reminds me of all the now so-called "Tea Party patriots" who are against federal spending and debt who spoke out against a Republican President... oh... wait
                            Yo, mouthbreather, I was one of millions who did just that. Where were you, poppin zits in 8th grade at the time?
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                            • #15
                              Ironic that the *******s are protesting their "Messiah" in defense of a miserable little traitor, whose primary motivation for betraying his country was anger over D.A.D.T............

                              Never thought that treason would become so fashionable in this country. How pathetic.........
                              Just another squirrel, tryin' to get a nut......

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