The protest is organized for Obama’s visit on Friday. Obama has said that he is politicizing this tragedy and he’s not ashamed of using it to push gun control. Needless to say, some of the folks in the local area of Roseburg are pretty unhappy with that. Roseburg is an area that appears fairly conservative on the issue of the Second Amendment, the local publisher, David Jacques had previously said that he did not believe Obama would be welcome given his statements.
According to the Facebook protest page:
The anointed one his majesty king 0bama and the White House have announced a Friday arrival in Roseburg, Oregon in the wake of Oct 1st’s horrific tragedy at UCC.
Polarizing as usual, Mr 0bama has insisted on politicizing the event as a conduit for increased executive orders on gun control via means of his pen, and his phone.
This blatant disrespect of the victims families, the community and the town of Roseburg, Mr 0bama’s administration is flying not just the 747 that is airforce one to Oregon, but a three helicopter team of Sikorsky’s that make up HMX-1, known as Marine one to travel to Roseburg at the taxpayers expense.
We need a lot of people. Please come show your support for Roseburg, not the little man who has no respect for the Constitution.
6,700 people have responded they would be going on Facebook, it most probably will be much less than that, while still showing a lot of local upset about the visit.
Local politicians are however at least officially saying he is welcome.
“We wish to be clear that Mayor Rich, City Council President Ryan and the Roseburg City Council welcome the President to Roseburg and will extend him every courtesy,” the city said in a news release on Tuesday.
The Douglas County commissioners also support President Obama’s visit to Roseburg.
“Regardless of our differences with the President on policy issues, we await the President’s arrival and look forward to his show of support for a community who is grieving and whose heartache is immeasurable–especially the families of those killed,” the commissioners said in a statement on Tuesday.