On February 16, President Obama held a major fundraiser with more than 2,500 doting supporters at the San Francisco Masonic Center. What the L.A. Times didn’t report, however, was that just outside, at least 200 men and women with the Bay Area Tea Party were protesting in the group’s designated protest area.
Fund47 blog reports that additional, smaller protests also gathered consisting of a a mix of Occupy Wall Street activists from around the Bay Area and marijuana legalization advocates:
OWS held a number of signs supporting Obama’s national contraception/abortifacient insurance mandate. Legalization advocates held placards that said “Let States Regulate!” (marijuana). The groups protested together, oblivious to the contradiction of “Let States Regulate!” and a national healthcare insurance mandate which prohibits states from setting their own insurance standards.
According to Sfgate.com:
Obama’s San Francisco day was light on policy and heavy on fundraising: The president starred at a pair of $38,500-per-person fundraisers, including one with high-tech business leaders that reporters were not allowed to attend. More than 2,500 people were also at the Masonic event, where tickets started at $100. That was Obama’s fourth fundraiser of the day. He began with a breakfast in Orange County. Proceeds from the events go to the Obama Victory Fund, a joint fundraising committee authorized by his presidential campaign, Obama for America, and the Democratic National Committee.
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