Protesters picket GOP at Wayzata fundraiser

  • Article by: ERIC ROPER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: August 17, 2011 - 11:04 PM

As U.S. House Speaker John Boehner and state GOP politicians were inside a country club with wealthy donors, demonstrators made their points outside.

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joedanaborAug. 17, 11 9:24 PM

Boehner was telling them to each hire 1 person over the next 10 years so they can retain the title of "Job Creators" and continue to get cheap taxes and lots of loopholes! Teapublicans are such transparent liars it is disgusting! Cheap store bought politicians need to go in 2012!

one4thepeepsAug. 17, 11 9:29 PM

It's time for us to stop blaming Republican extremism on the Tea Party. When was the last time you saw a Republican on this site or anywhere disavow the views of the Tea Party? Aside from John McCain calling them "hobbits," it just doesn't happen. Tea Party austerity is the new Republican image. It's a world where America is compared to Greece, a place of doom and gloom that shares no part in Reagan's dream of American greatness. Claiming that "we are broke" they cut taxes to the wealthy and refuse to close corporate loopholes that send jobs overseas. It's not the Tea Party that needs to go, but the entire Republican establishment. These are not your daddy's Republicans and they will destroy the entire country to get their way. They govern as if they are the only ones in power and refuse any rational compromise. Thank you for giving them a taste of their own medicine.

boss09Aug. 17, 11 9:51 PM

Liberals protesting, that is all they are good at. Why don't they protest the democrats in Congress and the president for getting us in this mess. Hmmmm..................

cashncareyAug. 17, 11 9:51 PM

The tea party folks are the true patriots of this nation. People like moveon and other liberals have maxed out our nations credit cards with their out of control spending. If the liberals cared for our nation or our children they wouldn't be burying us under a mountain of debt. Thankfully the republicans and the tea party will not allow the liberals to destroy America. Thank you tea party patriots!

milkman53Aug. 17, 1110:01 PM

What does it take for a company to hire more workers? Is this a trick question? The answer is too simple--DEMAND! An increase in demand for the products the company is producing. Geeez. And that has nothing to do with lowering corporate taxes. Geeez

mmhoffman57Aug. 17, 1110:16 PM

Websters defines anarchism as: "a political theory holding all forms of governmental authority to be unnecessary and undesirable and advocating a society based on voluntary cooperation and free association of individuals and groups"....Sound familiar? IMO Tea partiers with their political views are more closely related to anarchists rather than patriots.

odannyboyAug. 17, 1110:21 PM

Typical Republicans: Raising money at a Country Club.

tammarakAug. 17, 1110:21 PM

Too bad it wasn't tea partiers, it only takes about ten of them in group to make the national news.

mmhoffman57Aug. 17, 1110:23 PM

cashncarry. How soon you forget that the Bush administration "charged" two wars that have cost this nation trillions of dollars and lives.

perksAug. 17, 1110:23 PM

Wouldn't it be great if the "job creators" would spend a Wednesday afternoon interviewing prospective applicants for one of the jobs they created. Instead they wasted $11,000 wearing ugly pants chasing a little white ball walking around on an over fertilized prarie just so they could tell their friend they had lunch with that cry-baby Speaker Boehner. $11000 a head could have put a number of unemployed people back to work.


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