Sunday, July 8, 2012

Protesters arrive at Koch party for Romney

Just unfurled outside of David Koch's palatial estate.
The 99% has arrived in the Hamptons down the road from Benedict Arnold David Koch's Southampton estate. The banners are unfurled, the citizens chanting, the tweets and trolls hard at it. We're assuming the march to the Koch mansion has just gotten underway.

We learn from twitter that there was a teach-in about money in politics on the bus from Manhattan. Michael Tracey tweeted
"We want zero arrests," woman announces over the bus PA system. "This is about community building." TO BE CONTINUED. #KochParty said beforehand that it would be flying an airline banner in the area reading "Romney has a Koch problem." Activists would also be driving a "Romneymobile Cadillac, with corporate decals on the side and Seamus the dog on top." We'll keep an eye out for twitpics.

Tweeters are tweeting that the protest is about too much money in politics.
@BumRushTheVote family says get money out of anti Koch brothers rally #KochParty
@justiceyes Mic check Romney: Where are your completed tax returns? Show the American people! What are you hiding? #KochParty #Mitt #CantBuyMyVote
@HarryWaisbren #KochParty isn't about left-right, conservative-liberal. A #TeaParty patriot can't afford $75K/plate fundraiser either
#KochParty & #Occupy at large not about supporting Dems. About how the 1% are buying our democracy.
And we thought this tweet was pretty funny:
@TzviaBR Just an ordinary Hampton's beach day at the #Koch fundraiser until #Romney tried showing off and lit the grill with 50s instead of charcoal.