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"Billioniares for the Ryan Plan" Welcome Mitt Romney to DallasSeptember 18, 2012
CODEPINK Greater Dallas
CODEPINK Greater Dallas, in character as "Billionaires for the Ryan Plan," (a subsidiary of "Billionaires for Prosperity...ours") returned to the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas to "welcome" Mitt Romney as he attended a fundraiser there shortly after the exposure of his "47%" comments. With pink panache and satirical signs, songs & chants we were the toast of the town as we gave interviews, posed for photographs, sang and countered the chants of the 99% (and/or the 47%).
We had more signs than Billionaires to hold them, so we spread them out on the ground in hopes that they would be photographed. They were. (http://www.demotix.com/news/1459060/satirical-placards-abound-mitt-romney-fundraiser-demonstration#media-1459033) Of course, we had a "Billionaires Against CODEPINK" sign.
Much fun was had when two counter-protesters with a "Romney for President" banner came up from behind to try & crash the 99%'s demonstration. We rubbed our hands together in evil delight at this opportunity, and then joined them. "Daaahhhlings," called Ivana Moorebucks, "come over here and support these people. They're with us!" We posed with them for quite a long time while "lightbulbs flashed" and only once did they ask, "Are you really with us?" We assured them that, as Billionaires, the Romney/Ryan platform brings us great joy. Then we all did chants together. ;o)
AP photographed one of our Occupy Dallas members (who has been known to don a pink boa from time to time) and it went to about 9,000 news outlets: http://www.politicususa.com/picture-day-romney-god-bless-america.html
A fun, funny & productive day in Dallas.
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