Obama Gets Heckled, Again

Friday, April 22, 2011


Poor Barry.

Everywhere he goes he gets heckled. From his shameless foot-dragging on repealing DOMA, to $5 a gallon gas, or his ghoulish treatment of Lt. Bradley Manning. In fact, Obama gets heckled far more often than his predecessor, George W. Bush, ever got heckled.

At a $5,000-a-seat fundraiser in San Francisco, activists sympathetic to the Army private accused in the WikiLeaks case confronted President Obama with a song of protest at a at the tony St. Regis hotel. They had paid more than $100,000 to attend.

About 21 activists from the Bradley Manning Support Network interrupted Obama’s at the $5,000-a-seat event. Some donned shirts that read “Free Bradley Manning” and the broke into a song protesting Manning’s treatment, singing:

Alone in a 6×12 cell sits Bradley
23 hours a day is night
The 5th and 8th Amendments say this kind of thing ain’t right
We paid our dues, where’s our change?

Several protesters were asked to leave, but others remained. Obama later spoke with them and defended the government’s handling of the case, saying the release of the documents damaged diplomatic sources.

Manning, who awaits trial for the leaking of the WikiLeaks diplomatic cables, was recently moved to the prison in Fort Leavenworth, KS. Critics say Manning was subject to cruel and unusual punishment when he was held in solitary confinement and forced to sleep naked while being held at the Marine Corps brig in Quantico, VA.

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9 Responses to Obama Gets Heckled, Again

  1. Joe in Colorado says:

    The treatment of Lt. Bradley Manning by the Obama administration is criminal. The Red Cross can’t get in to see him and human rights groups are very, very worried.

  2. Jolly Roger says:

    In fact, Obama gets heckled far more often than his predecessor, George W. Bush, ever got heckled.

    In a twisted-up way, this is actually a point in the President’s favor. Anyone who would have thought of doing Chimpy this way would have been assured of extra-legal detention.

  3. Estacada says:

    Jolly Roger – How much are you paid to spin for Obama, Inc.?

    Back to reality. The hecklers were brilliant. Their tactic — going after Obama at a $5,000 a seat fundraiser with the media present and bloggers reporting it, shoved the issue of Bradley Manning in Obama’s face.

    Humanitarian, my ass.

    The more attention to inhumane manner Bradley Manning is being treated, kept like an animal in a cage, at the direction of President Obama, the better. It shows the progressive left what a goon Obama is, and what a hypocrite.

  4. Rachel says:

    Anyone who can defend Obama’s treatment of Bradley Manning belongs in North Korea or Myanmar. Please visit Firedoglake’s blog. Jane Hamsher has provided us with great coverage of the horrendous way the Obama administration has treated Manning. You know, in 2008, I bought into all the “Change is coming” rhetoric. I was a fool. Obama is every bit as bad as Bush or Reagan.

  5. Estacada,

    Jolly Roger isn’t on Barry’s payroll. He’s an old school liberal who still believes in the individual over the issues.

    Us young ‘uns believe in the issues over the individual. We want to get to the same place but we go about it differently.

  6. i am beginning to believe the teabaggers and far right goons want obama to win in 2012 because he is one of them

  7. Mets Fan says:

    There is no question Obama is a Wall Street tool. Look at his administration.

    Everyone comes out of Goldman Sachs. He was elected because the money boys from Lower Manhattan needed one of their own in the White House to do their bidding.

  8. Nigel Karsten says:

    Even the British Royals have no warm fuzzies for President Obama and his wife.

    The guest list for the pending nuptials of William and Kate Middleton was made public and of the 1,900 invitees, who include 40 European royal clan members, David Beckham and his wife Victoria, Elton John and partner David Furnish, and even Rowan “Mr. Bean” Atkinson, but nowhere is there a chair for the Obamas.

  9. griffithinsider says:

    Am writing a thesis on Public Trust in WikiLeaks, the Media and the Government and need to know what your opinions are. The online survey is multiple choice and will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Please follow the link: http://www.kwiksurveys.com/?s=ILLLML_9669e09d Would be great if you would encourage others to do the survey also.

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