BY BUDDY NEVINS
Broward’s Left and Right have one thing in common – scheduled demonstrations tonight against Michelle Obama in Davie.
Members of the local Tea Party and Occupy Fort Lauderdale have announced plans to protest a fundraiser featuring the First Lady.
The two groups aren’t on the picket line for the same reasons, although it will be amusing to see them at the same event.
The Tea Party folks are protesting the Obama Administration. Occupy Fort Lauderdale sympathizers are against the big money influence on politics that the fundraiser represents.
Some guests at the Signature Grand event are expected to pay $25,000 for a 10-seat table. These high-rollers also get to attend a reception with the First Lady and get a picture taken with her.
Advertised as attending the event along with Ms. Obama are U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston, the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, and Tracy Mourning, wife of former Miami Heat Alonzo Mourning.
Here is an Internet notice from a Tea Party sympathizer:
Michelle Obama will be in OUR neck of the woods this Thursday, doing a fund raiser with none other than our “lovely” Debbie. So, please, share this with everyone, your friends and families, your groups. Expect similar emails from your fellow grass root groups and tea parties since they are involved as well and let’s unite as one voice, and make it heard loudly to these people. Bring your US flags (let’s make a sea of US flags), your Gadsen flags, the Israeli flag, military service flags, your signs and yourselves.
Please note time change, the fundraiser starts at 5:30PM, we should be there at least one hour prior to make ourselves seen. Feel free to come even earlier than that but if you get there before the “Flag Truck”, make sure you leave an area open that faces SR84 so the flag truck can be parked there for full visual impact.
Here’s the info below:
WHEN: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27th, starts at 4:30PM
**** PLEASE NOTE THE TIME ****
WHERE: THE SIGNATURE GRAND
6900 W STATE ROAD 84
PARKING INSTRUCTIONS: Please park on the SW corner of SR84 and SW 70 Avenue, there is a big parking area there. Keep an eye out for the “Flag Truck”. You can access SW 70 Avenue from both SR84 or College Avenue.
STAGING INSTRUCTIONS: Hotel has 2 entries and close to each other so we need to cover them both.
Gadsen Flags are expected at demonstration