November 14, 2011

Protesters Outside Mitt Romney Fundraiser

The Awake The State Movement and Planned Parenthood called on a few supporters to protest at a Mitt Romney fundraiser in the Lido Shores neighborhood this evening. Mitt Romney said that he would have voted for the Mississippi personhood amendment had he lived there. That brought out the Planned Parenthood signs. But underneath the interest in women's health care simmers a broad discontent, the same discontent that is feeding the Occupy Movement. Just prior to the Iowa straw poll, Mitt Romney stated with some condescension that "Corporations are people, my friend ... of course they are". Most people see right through this bit of nonsense; they know that corporations come into existence as pieces of paper, documented by state governments. And most people feel corporations are not people and should not be treated as if they were.

About fifteen real people attended tonight's protest, and many of them were quite happy to share their displeasure with Mitt Romney, the corporatist sentiments that he espouses, and the resounding government inaction to the problems confronting the United States -

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