[UPDATED with Occupy vs. Tea Party results] Mitt Romney Cruising into Newport Beach For Friday Fundraiser!

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Billionaires for Mitt Romney
Both Occupy and pro-Ron Paul protesters were on hand outside of the Balboa Bay Club in Newport Beach for a Mitt Romney fundraiser.

Members of Occupy Orange County organized a Billionaires for Mitt Romney demonstration, encouraging participants to dress up and act like the 1%, as Occupy protesters have done in other states for the newly chosen Republican presidential candidate.


Dressed up in suits and donning signs supporting Romney and the rich, about 20 Occupy protesters bewildered the media and members of anti-war group Move On with their get-ups, especially when they started chanting.

"Thank you for paying our taxes -- now get a job!"

"Poor people get a clue, democracy is not for you!"

"1, 2, 3, 4 - we don't care about the poor! 5, 6, 7, 8 - don't you dare tax our estate!"

"Hey hey ho ho -- the middle class has got to go!"

On the other end of the sidewalk, about a half dozen members from the Californian Tea Party group supporting Ron Paul criticized Romney's delegate selection. While they did not perform street theater to entertain the media, members shouted their message through a bullhorn exceptionally loud to catch the attention of fundraiser goers across the street.   

As mentioned in a previous post, one zealous Ron Paul supporter vowed to "outwitt" the lefty protesters to steal media attention.

Were they successful? Looks like Occupy wins for their creativity with this one. But one thing is for sure: both groups were pretty pissed off at Mitt Romney and his 1% cronies.

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Gordon G.G. Gebert
Gordon G.G. Gebert

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Sharon Tipton
Sharon Tipton

Going along w/ the Billionaires theme, I was there representing Obomba - "Fund Wars, Not Jobs!" . Slipping away from my "side", and venturing over to the Tea Party / Libertarians, I met some agreeable people (we agreed to disagree on "Free Trade" and I didn't touch immigration) but we agree on one thing: We want to Legalize the Constitution and charge w/treason the bloated politicians who are eating our country alive. Either Way We're Screwed. Obama will screw us less n this country (seemingly, or covertly - NDAA is bad news for dissenters) but is decimating women and children in other countries (see Medea Benjamin's new book on Drones). Who did I vote for President? Peta Lindsay! PSL!  http://youtu.be/OFLLxHsahRc

Buttercup
Buttercup

 "both groups were pretty pissed off at Mitt Romney and his 1% cronies."

As opposed to what? OBAMAS 1% Cronies? Give me a break with the "class warfare" Obama is as "fat  cat" as Romney will ever be.

Just because he's Democrat does not mean he's some kind of Saint, he was just here doing the exact same thing as Romney, so save it.

Bill T.
Bill T.

It's OK for the wealthy to wage warfare on us but it's unpatriotic for me to resist. Got it.

Trickle-down is bankrupt as a theory and it's time to realize it.

If you want to stimulate growth, give money to the people who will spend, mostly just to live, not to folks who will sit on it at the least hint of bad news.

Amber Stephens
Amber Stephens

Neither Occupy or Paulites were vocally opposing Obama at this rally, perhaps, because it was a Mitt Romney fundraiser. If you think Occupy is in favor of Obama, guess again...

Very interesting assumption though -- just because I wrote Romney has 1% cronies, that automatically implies Obama is not part of the elite establishment as well; and in fact, a saint! Both political parties have fat cat cronies and perhaps, that's why both groups have some common ground -- shocker!

BetaRayBill
BetaRayBill

People for get that today's politicians are mere sociopaths; They only care about themselves, crave fame, and control of the ignorant masses. They hardly do anything for the nation, that is why this upcoming election. I am going to vote for Charlie Sheen.

Sam Infusia
Sam Infusia

If Christopher Walken was in the mix, I would vote to make him God.

BetaRayBill
BetaRayBill

Sheen is not in the mix, but I am going to pencil him into the ballot while dressed as a clown.

Sam Infusia
Sam Infusia

YOU will vote while dressed as a clown?

Damn, that's so cool!

BetaRayBill
BetaRayBill

The whole world of politics is a circus any way.

Everett
Everett

Mitt Romney will just be another shill for Israel. War war and more war. Keep funneling US taxdollars to Israel. Keep fighting wars for them. Keep taxing the people for the costs of supportingIsrael. Our worst enemy posing as our ally. Remember the USS Liberty, remember 911, remember the plight of the occupied people of Palestine. Most of all, remember to vote for Ron Paul.

Jewish4Paul
Jewish4Paul

Hey, I support Ron Paul too, and I'm Jewish and not an anti-Zionist conspiracy nut.  Could you please edit your messages in the future to not make it look like all RP's supporters are cranks?  Thanks. And I agree with you on the wars, but its not all because of Israel.  Its called the military-industrial complex and Big Oil and its a lot more American Anglo-Saxon than Jewish.

Sam Infusia
Sam Infusia

So occupy got to look funny as usual and accomplished nothing.

Well done!

Sharon Tipton
Sharon Tipton

 So, sitting back and mocking others attempts to do democracy, to create political discussions is not a worthy attempt to you? And you call us worthless? Stop being a sycophant, man. Do something. Let's see what you got up your sleeve? Think you can deal better?  Organize and action for democracy and I bet we'll come w/o bashing you.

Leif Christian Larsen
Leif Christian Larsen

You're implying that any one protest that doesn't lead to some kind of policy change (how could we prove it did anyway?) is a waste of time?

I'll let a Romney supporter who commented on the OC Register story speak for me: "The most successful fundraiser in the history of OC and you spend 100% of the photo (gallery) and most of the story on a tiny handful on protesters outside?"The campaign wanted the story of his CA visit to be about lemonade with Nancy Reagan, but we got on 3 TV channels and 3 papers (the Weekly being our favorite!) letting everyone know that his trip was about corruption.Not bad for 2 days notice and almost $0, and a bit more fun than the $25k cocktails being consumed across the street.

Sam Infusia
Sam Infusia

So leaf, you are saying a bunch of broke-ass losers dressed as millionaires resulted in a policy change? Not sure about that.

So a spectacle created by said losers ruined Romney's fundraising efforts, and he raised zero dollars? I believe this was not the case.

But yeah, keep it up. Great work.

20ftJesus
20ftJesus

How many people are left in Occupy OC?  2? 

Amber Stephens
Amber Stephens

I would say about 40 to 50 active members. Pretty much the same number as any other Occupy group in the U.S. 

Greg Diamond
Greg Diamond

No.  Keep guessing.

Actually, that information is top secret.  We could tell you, but then we'd have to occupy you.

Sam Infusia
Sam Infusia

The answer is too embarrassing to admit. Gotcha.

Sam Infusia
Sam Infusia

Yeah, greg, I'm too lazy to give you a single foot stomp. And yes, liberal media and occupy tactics are always hilarious--even when I'm unstoned. 

Sam Infusia
Sam Infusia

Your right , Bill. There was a bit of wit there. I will admit it was funny. 

Greg Diamond
Greg Diamond

So what you're saying is that you are prone to inexplicable fits of laughter and you're incredibly lazy?  OK, I can believe that.

BetaRayBill
BetaRayBill

Oh come on Sam.  You got to admit that eventhough he didnt aswer his rhetor was funny.

Sam Infusia
Sam Infusia

Not stamping my feet, greg, just laughing is all. You are not worth a foot stomp, greg.

Greg Diamond
Greg Diamond

No -- I just think that you're a dork and I'm not going to start totaling them up just because you stamp your feet.

Greg Diamond
Greg Diamond

The Ron Paul people used a bullhorn?  I was specifically told that amplified sound would not be allowed.  Did the police ask or force them to stop?

My best regards to my Occupy friends -- the slogans were great!

Amber Stephens
Amber Stephens

Thanks Greg for catching that -- I took a look at my videos and indeed there was not a bullhorn. 

Richard Texican American
Richard Texican American

Please people romney is just another puppet with nothing to offer! RON PAUL FOR PRESIDENT!

Todd Sputnik
Todd Sputnik

Yay!  Ron Paul!  Racist albino!

Everett
Everett

That is the most ignorant comment I have seen on this site. Ron Paul has not one atom of racism in his whole body. You who believe the phony propaganda put out by those whowish to keep you as the tax slave you are spread that slander and then the ignorant parrot it. Your comments are exactly that, parrot talk.

Leif Christian Larsen
Leif Christian Larsen

Ha I hope we in Occupy didn't bewilder MoveOn TOO much... like the passing cars who honked support I think some of them had to do a double-take or two.

I feel like we had a cool Yin Yang thing going on. Plus the Tea Party thrown into the mix. Protest trinity : )

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