Following the lead of politicians of every stripe, Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove) swooped down on GOP-friendly Newport Beach Tuesday morning to blab, push cold eggs around her plate and, most importantly, pick up hard campaign cash at the Balboa Bay Club.
Junkets in Nouveau Riche generally do not draw protesters because the tony club is too far from their homes, parking is a bitch down there and attendance at jobs/bail hearings are required at that hour. But Loretta seems to bring out the loon in some people. Her otherwise routine money grab unhinged a couple dozen picketers, reports the Daily Pilot's Paul Oginni.
What had these fine folks peeved? Was it continuing warfare? Rising joblessness? The meltdown of Cash for Clunkers? Nope, seems the demonstrators were there to lash out about healthcare. But they were not representing the millions and millions of Americans lacking insurance coverage, being denied valid claims or experiencing rising co-pays and assorted out-of-pocket medical costs. Nope, that's what the I've-Got-Mines pooh-poohing the Sanchez visit LOVE about the current health-care system.
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The Corona del Martians instead took the congresswoman and President Obama to task for trying to improve the conditions of all Americans, economically and physically. Someone's going to have to pay for that, so out come the protest signs. "His agenda is frightening," explained one bottle blonde, probably fresh off The Orly Taitz Hour of White Power Hour on her plasma. Jiggle that diamond-studded bracelet and keep hope alive, honey!