Wednesday, September 22, 2010
President Obusha felt the love at a hoity-toity Democratic fundraiser in New York City Wednesday night as angry protesters heckled the president for failing to fund AIDS programs and quicker action on the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”
Frustrated activists shouted slogans and held up signs aloft reading “Obama broken promises KILL.” Supporters of the president tried to drown them out with shouts of “O-bam-a! O-bam-a!”
Hecklers forced President Obusha off-script several times, insisting he’s increased AIDS funding and is working to overturn the Clinton-era ban on gay and lesbian Americans from openly serving in the military.
In what’s come to be the president’s defense to most criticism, he told the activists to go shout at Republicans, noting that a vote on repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” failed this week in the Senate, with Republicans united in opposition.
Mr. Obusha failed to mention never once could he be bothered to lift a finger and call wavering members of the Republican senate minority asking for their support on the repeal measure.
The protest took place at the Roosevelt Hotel during an event expected to raise $1.4 million for Democratic House and Senate campaign committees. Tickets for soiree ranged from $100 for a general reception to $15,200 for a dinner and photo with President Obusha.