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Conservatives to Protest Progressives Picketing Romney

As liberal and progressive groups protest outside a Mitt Romney fundraiser Sunday, conservatives will provide a counterbalance.

Left-wing groups planning to descend on Southampton Village to a $50,000-per-guest will not be the only ones marching up and down Meadow Lane on Sunday.

Conservatives now plan to hold a counter-protest during the demonstration by the Long Island Progressive Coalition, MoveOn.org and several like-minded organizations.

Liberal and progressive groups say they will be there outside billionaire industrialist David Koch's oceanfront estate to protest "money in politics."  But conservatives say they will march down Meadow Lane to the front to Koch's home to welcome the GOP presidential contender with a cheer.

The event at the Koch estate is one of three fundraisers Romney has planned in the Hamptons Sunday, though this particular fundraiser is targeted because of Koch's advocacy, and large donations, for conservative causes.

The liberal groups plan to convene in the parking lot at 3 p.m. then march west down Meadow Lane with banners to the front of Koch's estate to "nonviolently disrupt" the fundraiser. Meanwhile, starting at 3:30 p.m., conservatives, including members of the East End Tea Party — who have been invited to join, though they are not they are not organizers of the counter-protest  — will convene at the . They will then march east with American flags and placards, meeting their liberal counterparts at the Koch estate.

Overhead, there is slated to be a plane hired by MoveOn.org to pull a banner that reads "Romney has a Koch problem.”

jolly Roger July 09, 2012 at 12:45 AM
Who's David Koch... George Soros's (who lives around the corner) Twin brother with a different view? Oh I'm sorry how dare I say that.
Chas Holman July 09, 2012 at 03:09 AM
I can only imagine the look of fear that would be on Luvy and Thurston's faces had those 'commoners' made it into the actual neighboorhood.
Mo Neill July 09, 2012 at 07:07 PM
a real adult? a real adult larvae on its way to worming his way into politics off the largesse of his poppy & the Mormon Church? What an American hero, this true adult of the people! A real adult larvae on its way to worming his onto political capital off the millions of manufacturing jobs he shipped off shore causing high unemployment, but still admired by those who think business justifies immorality even to the detriment of the nation? A real adult larvae on it way to worming its way into the off shore bank accounts where he parks large part of his money to avoid paying taxes like the hoi poloi smucks in the U.S. who pay theirs.. He likes it offshore. an adult larvae that worms his way into popularity in liberal Mass. by signing a bill requiring an individual mandate to provide for near universal medical coverage, but now worms down harder to say his plan is not the Obama plan at all. Nowhere near it. Not home. Sorry, it was all a mistake. No cigar! This adult Bishop in the Mormon Church who denies he is against gay unions, women's health programs, but promises to shut down Planned Parenthood & defund education and senior/child nutrition programs. An adult larvae who states he would extend & make permanent Bush's tax cut for the wealthiest, end any inheritance tax , end capital gains tax, bring down corporate taxes & a tax holiday on money held in off-shore bank accounts when repatriated back into the U.S. banks. Yes, be good to Mitt a real American, a man of the people!
Preliator July 09, 2012 at 07:27 PM
Liberal blah, liberal blah, blah blah.
Fredo Troy July 10, 2012 at 02:13 PM
The difference being that Obama still doesn't "support" PAC spending, but has to adapt the climate that he's in. He's getting way outspent in PAC funding + to not play the game would be suicide. As for Obama out-raising McCain, if Romney's funds were all coming from individual/grassroots support as opposed to from Koch + Adelson-types, I don't think there'd be much of a problem. @Dan - the model of having people forgo gifts in favor of donations to a cause the recipient supports has been around for years. It's not like Obama is asking people to send him their wedding blenders + toasters.

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