NEW YORK – President Barack Obama was heckled multiple times during his speech at a Democratic fundraiser in one of the country’s most Democratic cities.
They held signs and interrupted his speech to protest AIDS funding and the stalled repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell,” the policy banning gays for serving openly in the military that he has promised to repeal.
Obama showed a flash of irritation after he was forced repeatedly off his prepared remarks. “This is not the time or the place to do what you’re talking about,” he said to the “young lady” shouting at him about AIDS funding.
He also tried to make the most of the moment by pointing out that Republicans would be further away from the protesters on both of the issues they were complaining about.
Do you hear the arrogance from this prick?
Republicans are even worse than me, so why are you giving ME a hard time?
You know why they're giving you a hard time, Obama?
Because you suck.
You're a corporate whore.
You're afraid of the wingnuts (think Shirley Sherrod) but you gleefully take on core Democratic constituencies every chance you get.
You have betrayed the progressive principles you claimed to uphold pre-election (not that I believed you even then...but lots of other Dems did.)
So more heckling, please.
AIDS activists, environmentalists, healthy food advocates, teachers - give it to him.
He won't change his corporate-friendly policies, but you can see how it's starting to get to him.
Maybe we'll get a ferret moment from him.