The Daily Pilot is reporting in its Sunday editions that local Republican groups are planning to protest President Obama’s visit to Newport Beach this Thursday. The protests are being organized by Republican activists and area Tea Party groups (are they still around?) have been invited.
According to the Pilot, activists will be gathering near Poppy Avenue and East Coast Highway. The fundraiser is being held in a private residence.
From the story:
“I’m hoping what we can make this one of the most significant political rallies in the history of Newport Beach,” said organizer Laura Dietz. “Our goal is to leave him with the distinct impression that California is not going to sit here idly by, that he has California totally in the bag. This is a hard-core campaign. Chicago politics is coming to Corona del Mar.”
Dietz held an organizational meeting in her home and plans a Sunday meeting, where Republican supporters will spend six hours making signs for the rally, which she hopes will attract hundreds of people.
“We’ve started doing a grass-roots effort to reach as many people as possible,” she said. “People are enthusiastic. Our future is on the line. Our country is self-destructing.”
Actually, the country isn’t self-destructing and I’d suggest Dietz examine the policies of the previous administration and those who hold the majority in Congress today. Would Conrona Del Mar Republicans be in the 1 percent or the 99 percent?
There’s no mention if Occupy OC will have any sort of counter protest. There are a few days to plan one and that would be fun to watch.
Orange County Republicans have only had previous efforts to ridicule the president backfire on them. It will be interesting to note if the president references these things when he speaks on Thursday morning.