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As President Barack Obama arrives for a brief fund-raising visit before heading off to Los Angeles, a group of local protestors are gearing up to give the Commander in Chief an “Obama-welcoming Tea Party.”

The catch – they’re not convinced that they’ll be able to get near enough to the La Jolla residence where supporters are paying $5,000 apiece to rub elbows with Obama. And parking might be an issue. Timing too, as the President is only in town for a couple hours.

Instead, members of “Stop Obama Now!! – San Diego” will congregate Downtown, in front of the street-level NBC studios. Apparently speaking in reference to the network, the group says “we can protest outside while they laud their messiah’s visit.”

The organizers, expecting two hundred or more to attend, are taking steps to make joining the picket as easy as possible. “You don’t even have to have a sign. I have a couple dozen hand-held generic signs that I can pass out that read ‘Impeach Obama’ or ‘Obama Must Go,’ etc.,” promises the Stop Obama Now!! website.

As of 3 p.m., the Facebook RSVP page counted 106 planning on attending, 101 undecided, and 209 declining to attend the rally. The protest kicks off at 4 p.m., by which time the president is expected to be back on Air Force One and en route to Los Angeles.

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Visduh Sept. 26, 2011 @ 3:07 p.m.

Isn't it nice that La Jolla is so close to Miramar MCAS? Why, he can fly right to a spot, what, five miles from the home. I'm sure a majority of La Jollans are just thrilled at this visit, and are enjoying their proximity to Miramar.

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skylinemike Sept. 26, 2011 @ 4:10 p.m.

Good thing those Tea Baggers weren't at the first Tea party protest in Boston. We'd all be talking with funny accents.

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SurfPuppy619 Sept. 26, 2011 @ 5:49 p.m.

I actually agree with the tea party platform, less spending.

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Visduh Sept. 26, 2011 @ 7:44 p.m.

I do too. It is really hard to understand why the party is so vilified for being racist and insensitive. Or, then maybe it is understandable. Maybe the party speaks for many of us who don't speak out and just grumble.

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beachdogger Sept. 27, 2011 @ 7:05 a.m.

The irony is that the first tea party was an anti-corporate protest. You see, everyone remembers the "tea tax" what everyone forgets is that the tea tax was proposed by moneyed interests in Britain on products in the colonies so that British-made products out-competed colony-made products. The colonists and tea partiers were pro-tax! They just wanted equal representation in British parliament so that taxation was fair!

So, Tea Partiers just keep on reminding us that everyone should pay their fair share in taxes. It's time the wealthy who disproportionately benefit from American economy finally pay their fare share for the infrastructure they use to skim billions from USA economy.

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InOmbra Sept. 27, 2011 @ 8:30 a.m.

Thanks, beachdogger, for making the only coherent comment here.

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SurfPuppy619 Sept. 27, 2011 @ 9:28 a.m.

So, Tea Partiers just keep on reminding us that everyone should pay their fair share in taxes. It's time the wealthy who disproportionately benefit from American economy finally pay their fare share for the infrastructure they use to skim billions from USA economy.

== Then why are the democrats constantly raising REGRESSIVE taxes-like the sales tax- to fund multi million dollar retire at age 50 public employee pensions???

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Visduh Sept. 29, 2011 @ 6:56 p.m.

Simple, actually. Regressive taxes are more effective at raising revenue, i.e. picking pockets, than the more theoretical "fair" ones. And when you get down to the real nitty-gritty, what government wants is more money to dole out. Sooo, the tax-and-spend crowd loves things like sales taxes. And that's also why we are hearing noises from the Obama cabal for a value added tax in the US that would "solve our problems."

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