"I agree that we should stay away. This is a high school graduation and not a forum for political discourse. Hope Barry understands that and keeps his socialist crap out of his comments, but we know better. This entire charade was set up so he could…"
"Until the one and only true Messiah comes to Kalamazoo (and the world), the Liberals will not stop their unquenchable thirst for power, exploiting and pandering (to) whomever they can. I find it hard not to depise these people and truly desire to…"
"If Obama would go there and not give a political speech or a campaign speech then I would think that a protest would not be the right thing to do. After watching him at the U of M graduation there is no way that he is not going to try and make a…"
"I agree that we leave it alone. Most of the Tea Party organizations in the state likewise stayed away from the U of M graduation. However, if there is some other campaign stop, it's open house. Just know this, I attended a protest of BO last…"
"I would definitely agree on taking advantage of the opportunity should Prezbo decide to stop elsewhere following the graduation ceremony.
Thanks all for your comments and for the view from the SWMTPP directors!"
"Several directors of the SWMTPP have discussed how we might respond, and our organization will NOT be protesting at this event! (Though we have no control over any "independents" acting on their own).
This event should be a celebration…"
"I don't like the fact that Obama is giving a commencement speech because the President of the United States has more important things to do than spend nearly an entire day just to talk to a few hundred people in an anonymous corner of SW…"
I agree wholeheartedly, as any protest by the Tea Party would detract from all the effort these students put in to win the President's appearance, as well as put us in a bad light with the local community and a lot of young people. A…"
"I don't agree. I think we should make our voice heard. We do NOT agree with his socialistic agenda, nor his socialistic policies. We need to show him and his party that WE THE PEOPLE are not going to simply stand by quietly and let him take…"
With the announcement that President Obama is giving the commencement at Kalamazoo Central, I found myself thinking that this would not be a place for the Tea Party to protest or picket. What comes to mind are the many stories of "peace" protestors using the event of a veteran's funeral to get their views on the evening news. I think we have many opportunities to protest the damaging policies of the administration, but I hope we would avoid this event. Sure ... Obama will use the event to push…See More