Saturday, March 21, 2009

Media Outnumber Mob Protesters on AIG Bus Tour

Apparently the Working Families Party (a/k/a/ Socialists) just couldn't scare up enough vigilantes to take part on the bus tour today. Geez, even Al Sharpton can gather up a larger rent-a-mob.

Rather than call this motley band of human debris what they are, the Associated Press calls them "working families" and "activists," although by my definition those who work for AIG also qualify as working families since they have jobs and seemingly most of these protesters don't.

Funny, though, after the Democrats whipped up such hysteria this week all they could get to turn out was 40 lonely protesters and they were outnumbered by the media.
A busload of activists representing working- and middle-class families paid visits Saturday to the lavish homes of American International Group executives to protest the tens of millions of dollars in bonuses awarded by the struggling insurance company after it received a massive federal bailout.

About 40 protesters — outnumbered by reporters and photographers from as far away as Germany — sought to urge AIG executives who received a portion of the $165 million in bonuses to do more to help families.

"We think $165 million could be used in a more appropriate way to keep people in their homes, create more jobs and health care," said Emeline Bravo-Blackport, a gardener.
Well, there may have been jobs created, but the Democrats are taking all that money, Emeline, or haven't you heard? Oh well, there go those jobs.
She marveled at AIG executive James Haas' colonial house, which has stunning views of a golf course and the Long Island Sound. The Fairfield house is "another part of the world" from her life in nearby Bridgeport, which flirted with bankruptcy in the 1990s and still struggles with foreclosures and unemployment."

"Lord, I wonder what it's like to live in a house that size," she said.
Heck, maybe some day if she worked hard enough she could find out.
Another protester, Claire Jeffery, of Bloomfield, said she's on the verge of foreclosure. She works as a housekeeper; her husband, a truck driver, can't find work.

"I love my home," she said. "I really want people to help us."
Maybe you can swing by Chris Dodd's lavish house and see if he can help you.
Besides Haas' home, protesters on Saturday also visited the Fairfield home of AIG executive Douglas Poling. They were met both times by security guards.
If they came by my house they'd be greeted by water cannons and flamethrowers.

Instapundit links. Thanks!

Update: Turnabout is fair play. Here's a look at some of these agitators.

Thanks also to Hot Air and Moe Lane for the links.

1 comment:

Forrest Sergente said...

What a bunch of morons...pathetic. And I'm including the press as well.