Pres. Obama had another busy day of fundraising today. First he went to the Atherton home of heirs of the Levi Strauss fortune where he had dinner with supporters who paid $35,800 per plate. He then went to Fox Theatre (where he missed his entrance cue) in Redwood City to mix with supporters who paid from $1,000 to $12,500 per person to attend. Outside the Fox, the San Francisco Tea Party assembled to protest Obama (click photos to enlarge):
Don't get confused by the "Hope-Change" signs above: they read "Hope you like the Change November 6, 2012." There are also signs supporting Romney, opposing "Obama Debt," as well as several of San Francisco's red Nobama 2012 fingers. Here are some more views:
The San Jose Mercury News has a story on this event that manages to miss the story. Their report features Obama supporters and mentions critics of Obama only if they criticize him from the anti-war left. By count of signs, as you can see above, the crowd was overwhelmingly from the Tea Party but the Mercury didn't mention 'tea party' in the story at all. Print newspapers deserve their financial troubles.
This is San Francisco's third Tea Party this year. The first protested outside an Obama fundraiser on Nob Hill. The second was the traditional tax day Tea Party.