Bad news: Protesters heckle Obama by singing and, er, promising to vote for him

posted at 6:36 pm on April 21, 2011 by Allahpundit

An immortal example from last night’s fundraiser in San Francisco of how the left’s ferocious antipathy to executive power under Bush has melted away into … not “nothing,” exactly, but something reminiscent of an SNL skit. Megan McArdle wrote yesterday about the collapse of the anti-war movement with a Democrat in office, noting that if war protests are purely partisan affairs then the president can ignore the protesters because he’s not expecting their votes anyway. Behold the flip side of that reasoning: A protest where the demonstrators do belong to the same party as the president but where they go out of their way to reduce their own leverage, not only promising him that they’ll vote for him anyway but actually donating thousands of dollars to him for the privilege.

Mr. Obama was in the middle of his remarks when a woman in a white suit stood up and said, Mr. President we wrote you a song. POTUS tried to get her to wait until later, but she persisted and the table of 10 broke into a song that pointed out they’d just spent $5,000 donating to his campaign and went on to protest the treatment of Pfc. Bradley Manning. The woman stayed standing as they sang. Mr. Obama looked to Ms. Pelosi and asked, Nancy did you do this? Ms. Pelosi had a look on her face, as she stared at the singing group, that definitely said she did not. The song – will send quotes after transcribe – talked about Bradley Manning and how he is “alone in a cell…”

The 10 singers then passed around 8.5×11 signs that said “Free Bradley Manning” or had a photo of him.Then the woman in the white suit stripped off her jacket to reveal a black T-shirt that said Free Bradley Manning, with an image of him. “We paid our dues. Where’s our change?” they sang.

Sample lyrics:

We’ll vote for you in 2012, yes that’s true
Look at the Republicans – what else can we do
Even though we don’t know if we’ll retain our liberties
In what you seem content to call a free society

I like to imagine them making the dorktastic “O” hand gesture from Campaign ’08 while they sang along. Good lord, is there really no video of this anywhere? In lieu of that, here’s a quickie from the same fundraiser of him winking at his friends in the amnesty lobby. Click the image to watch.


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Even Andre the Giant didn’t have a forehead, nor hand large enough for the facepalm this inspires.

DrAllecon on April 21, 2011 at 6:39 PM

not only promising him that they’ll vote for him anyway but actually donating thousands of dollars to him for the privilege.

boneheads…

cmsinaz on April 21, 2011 at 6:40 PM

but she persisted and the table of 10 broke into a song that pointed out they’d just spent $5,000 donating to his campaign and went on to protest the treatment of Pfc. Bradley Manning.

Pffttt… just think of all the wonderful abortions that would pay for!

Why can’t libs just start paying for the crap they love instead of making the rest (?) of us tax payers fund it?

MeatHeadinCA on April 21, 2011 at 6:41 PM

Mark Levin says it best… “These people are drones.”

It’s downright creepy. Be sure to get back to us around Christmas to tell us when another bunch of school kids sing His praises.

CliffHanger on April 21, 2011 at 6:42 PM

Since San Fran Gran Nan was there, I was hoping for a flash mob singing “Nancy Pelosi’s Dead,” Bauhaus style. You, too?

Terrie on April 21, 2011 at 6:42 PM


We’ll vote for you in 2012, yes that’s true
Look at the Republicans – what else can we do
Even though we don’t know if we’ll retain our liberties
In what you seem content to call a free society

“Well Dick, it’s got a good beat and you can dance to it …”

Tony737 on April 21, 2011 at 6:42 PM

Doesn’t this prove- yet again- that liberalism is a mental disorder?

JimP on April 21, 2011 at 6:43 PM

Doesn’t this prove- yet again- that liberalism is a mental disorder?

JimP on April 21, 2011 at 6:43 PM

What came first? Liberalism or the mental disorder?

MeatHeadinCA on April 21, 2011 at 6:45 PM

We hate you, here’s a contribution!

you’re amAzing, you war criminal-lite!

profitsbeard on April 21, 2011 at 6:45 PM

Liberalism is a mental disorder.

SouthernGent on April 21, 2011 at 6:45 PM


“Free Bradley Manning!!!”

/

Seven Percent Solution on April 21, 2011 at 6:45 PM

Even though we don’t know if we’ll retain our liberties

Funny, leftists are the ones who want to use the government to force us to live the way they want us to live. Who is infringing on who’s freedoms again?

jawkneemusic on April 21, 2011 at 6:46 PM

Why can’t libs just start paying for the crap they love instead of making the rest (?) of us tax payers fund it? – MeatHead

Because they don’t have real jobs?

Because community organizing doesn’t pay that well.

Because being a ‘starving artist’ doesn’t pay that well.

Because being on welfare doesn’t pay that well.

Because playing the bongos on the street corner doesn’t pay that well.

Tony737 on April 21, 2011 at 6:46 PM

Mr. Obama looked to Ms. Pelosi and asked, Nancy did you do this? Ms. Pelosi had a look on her face, as she stared at the singing group, that definitely said she did not.

If Pelosi had done something similar to this for Obama, it would have been having that Koch-fighter Bawney Fwank jump out of a birthday cake in nothing but a hope-n-change thong singing odes to Stalin.

MeatHeadinCA on April 21, 2011 at 6:47 PM

We’ll vote for you in 2012, yes that’s true

And that’s why he lies and screws with you. Because he knows you’ll come back to him no matter what he does.

amerpundit on April 21, 2011 at 6:47 PM

President Palpatine is just trying to save the Republic…..we should just thank him and applaud!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNAHjsAnTd4&feature=youtube_gdata_player

PappyD61 on April 21, 2011 at 6:48 PM

I would pay money to see that video.

SukieTawdry on April 21, 2011 at 6:49 PM

Because they don’t have real jobs?

Because community organizing doesn’t pay that well.

Because being a ‘starving artist’ doesn’t pay that well.

Because being on welfare doesn’t pay that well.

Because playing the bongos on the street corner doesn’t pay that well.

Tony737 on April 21, 2011 at 6:46 PM

WTF did these impoverished libs get $5k? What about Kevin Spacey lamenting the death of art at the hands of the GOP? He doesn’t have any money to spare? There are plenty of wealthy liberals that only seem to want to give money to help enslave the masses. True liberals they are not.

MeatHeadinCA on April 21, 2011 at 6:49 PM

I would pay money to see that video.

SukieTawdry on April 21, 2011 at 6:49 PM

Hey, don’t give Obama ideas for raising money.

MeatHeadinCA on April 21, 2011 at 6:50 PM

More proof that liberals are cult like that even the Jim Jones people.

William Amos on April 21, 2011 at 6:51 PM

Heard a comedian doing a bit about London cops not having guns. Cop sees a criminal and shouts STOP!. Criminal keeps running and shouts back, and if I don’t? Cop yells back, well I’ll say stop again.

Same with these protesters.
Do what we say Obama!!
And if I don’t?
We’ll ask you again!

angryed on April 21, 2011 at 6:53 PM

Doesn’t this prove- yet again- that liberalism is a mental disorder?

JimP on April 21, 2011 at 6:43 PM

Genetic, actually.

Del Dolemonte on April 21, 2011 at 6:53 PM

Hearing lefties pretend to worry about “liberties” is really amusing…

therightwinger on April 21, 2011 at 6:55 PM

W(here)TF did these impoverished libs get $5k? – Meat

Selling Obama t-shirts …

Yard sales …

Making wristbands … (I actually know one that does that haha)

Their moms’ piggybanks …

Selling ‘medical’ marijuana …

Scrape it all together and … maybe they’ll get to $5,000!

Tony737 on April 21, 2011 at 6:56 PM

We’ll vote for you in 2012, yes that’s true

And that is why Obama is not worried about 2012 or upsetting his base.

albill on April 21, 2011 at 6:57 PM

OT: Bombshell on foxnews panel just now. Trump called Krauthammer today to discuss how Dr. K has been lambasting him. Krauthammer said Trump was calm, collected and and that there is no doubt in Trump’s sincerity and that HE IS definitely running for president.

Sidenote: Dr. K warned trump of a column coming out tomorrow where Dr. K bashes Trump again.

carbon_footprint on April 21, 2011 at 6:58 PM

Video at the SF Chronicle piece here.

J.E. Dyer on April 21, 2011 at 7:00 PM

We’ll vote for you in 2012, yes that’s true
Look at the Republicans – what else can we do

Whose brilliant idea was this?

Like going to restaurant, running up a $5000 bill, paying it, telling the owner it’s the only place you’ll eat… then giving him a list of expensive changes.

We’ll vote for you in 2012… that’s all he needs to hear.

mankai on April 21, 2011 at 7:01 PM

We’ll vote for you in 2012, yes that’s true

Aw… They can’t stay mad at him.

Fallon on April 21, 2011 at 7:01 PM

At least half of the Republican 2012 ticket will have to be black.

Just to confuse suckers like this.

profitsbeard on April 21, 2011 at 7:01 PM

Even Andre the Giant didn’t have a forehead, nor hand large enough for the facepalm this inspires.

DrAllecon on April 21, 2011 at 6:39 PM

Andre had has a posse.

Obama has a cult.

Vyce on April 21, 2011 at 7:02 PM

Proving, beyond needed proof, that liberalism is a mental disorder.

Schadenfreude on April 21, 2011 at 7:02 PM

We’ll vote for you in 2012, yes that’s true
Look at the Republicans – what else can we do
Even though we don’t know if we’ll retain our liberties
In what you seem content to call a free society

I LOVE this “logic”. So lets just play along with them here. Lets assume that the GOP is just pure evil. They will STILL vote for the O even if they “don’t know if we’ll retain our liberties”.

So, the will still vote for the tyrant, regardless.

Wow…

Gatsu on April 21, 2011 at 7:03 PM

The other video’s pretty good, too. Someone should point out to the president that no one, thankfully, has come here on a slave ship for nearly 150 years and Ellis Island (where two of my grandparents landed) was shut down decades ago, but they continue to pour across the Rio Grande. The vision and heart of America?

SukieTawdry on April 21, 2011 at 7:05 PM

Here’s a picture of what went down.

http://yfrog.com/h7phfyxj

TimeTraveler on April 21, 2011 at 7:09 PM

Imagine all the homeless who could have been helped with that $5,000.

Ronnie on April 21, 2011 at 7:09 PM

not only promising him that they’ll vote for him anyway but actually donating thousands of dollars to him for the privilege.

None are so blind as those who will not see. Or think. Talk about your ‘mindless Obamabot’.

They should all have worn signs saying “Hey Barry! Piss on me again! Love ya!”

GarandFan on April 21, 2011 at 7:11 PM

WTF did these impoverished libs get $5k? What about Kevin Spacey lamenting the death of art at the hands of the GOP? He doesn’t have any money to spare? There are plenty of wealthy liberals that only seem to want to give money to help enslave the masses. True liberals they are not.

MeatHeadinCA on April 21, 2011 at 6:49 PM

I guarantee you, the money came from a wealthy liberal contributor that was there at the event and at another table.

slickwillie2001 on April 21, 2011 at 7:14 PM

Thanks, J.E. Dyer. That was pretty tame; I’m glad I didn’t have to pay for it.

Oakland activist Naomi Pitcairn said she was a lead organizer of the event for the group which calls itself freshjuiceparty.com; she personally paid $76,000 total for tickets for the group to gain entry to the Obama event, she told us.

Now isn’t that just like a liberal. $76,000 for an empty gesture. I guess the Bradley Manning defense fund has all the money it can handle.

SukieTawdry on April 21, 2011 at 7:15 PM

Sorry, but I find associating with a group that’s campaigning for the release of Bradley Manning to be infinitely more objectionable than demanding the long form BC from Obama.

BuckeyeSam on April 21, 2011 at 7:20 PM

Poor Nanzi, she gets blamed for everything…///

d1carter on April 21, 2011 at 7:23 PM

Obama: “Bradley Manning’s ransom- er, bail- will be One Billion Dollars. Write your checks to my campaign fund and we’ll get him pardoned.”

michaelo on April 21, 2011 at 7:26 PM

Fer cryin’ out loud, it’s freakin’ San Francisco. (Betcha most Franks disclaim relation.) That port city that holds nekked street not so fairs. The one where somebody left their heart. Home to Nan and Babs and Babs and Dianne.

But enough, what about #3 Liberal City don’t you understand?

Caststeel on April 21, 2011 at 7:28 PM

Why do leftists always want to free terrorists and traitors?

Odd, huh?

Aquateen Hungerforce on April 21, 2011 at 8:04 PM

Clown.

Key West Reader on April 21, 2011 at 8:10 PM

Here’s a picture of what went down.

http://yfrog.com/h7phfyxj

TimeTraveler on April 21, 2011 at 7:09 PM

LOL! Looks like a cheap motel conference room. For $38.5k a plate at a Ho-Jo? Robbery by the Robbin’ Hood.

Key West Reader on April 21, 2011 at 8:12 PM

Slugs for Obama

Hummer53 on April 21, 2011 at 8:49 PM

I’m sure there is a video out there somewhere. I heard he actually thanked them after they finished singing.

nor on April 21, 2011 at 8:58 PM

Oh yes, the video is at the SF Chronicle. Hurry before they take it down.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/04/21/MNOG1J5D6A.DTL

nor on April 21, 2011 at 9:05 PM

Mark Levin says it best… “These people are drones.”

It’s downright creepy. Be sure to get back to us around Christmas to tell us when another bunch of school kids sing His praises.

CliffHanger on April 21, 2011 at 6:42 PM

drones… they are downright mental…actually as is anybody who voted/s for this idiot…
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I’m sure there is a video out there somewhere. I heard he actually thanked them after they finished singing.

nor on April 21, 2011 at 8:58 PM

ywah, that they will probaby never release, in good LMS tradition :-)…

jimver on April 21, 2011 at 9:24 PM

LSM tradition that is :-)…

jimver on April 21, 2011 at 9:25 PM

More proof that the people who voted for this guy are CRAZY! A whole new can of crazy!

milwife88 on April 21, 2011 at 9:34 PM

Whatever it takes to make it look like Obama has moved to the center

I am sure that was tricky, but there was Little Bradley, the waif, rumored to be transgendered, soldier who was trying to save America from itself

So they got a PETA style group to rescue waif rumored to be transgendered soldiers, and ran a soft heckle on ObamaPotus, complete with a written disclaimer explaining he still gets their buck

Its hard to get a good heckler these days

entagor on April 21, 2011 at 9:48 PM

I guess the Code Pink hags couldn’t afford the admission tickets…

slickwillie2001 on April 21, 2011 at 10:34 PM

(Right now) Hey, it’s your tomorrow
(Right now) Come on, it’s everything
(Right now) catch that magic moment
Do it right here and now
It means everything

Said a lie to me
Right now
What are ya waitin’ for? Oh! Yeah!
Right now

J_Crater on April 21, 2011 at 11:32 PM

I’m waiting for the shoes, sooner or later, some leftie,after being wanded and background checked, is going to toe off his shoes and wing them at his wonderfulness. Then we will ALL know that the magic is gone.

bigmike on April 21, 2011 at 11:48 PM

Lemmings!!!

landlines on April 22, 2011 at 12:13 AM

Wow–that’s the most reproachful b***job ever.

M. Scott Eiland on April 22, 2011 at 1:22 AM

I know it’s used often as a euphemism, some would say overused, but these people have seriously lost their minds. Absolutely no basis for rational thought. None.

98ZJUSMC on April 22, 2011 at 3:33 AM

Since San Fran Gran Nan was there, I was hoping for a flash mob singing “Nancy Pelosi’s Dead,” Bauhaus style. You, too?

Terrie on April 21, 2011 at 6:42 PM

My first instinct to those lyrics was the Moody Blues’ “Timothy Leary’s Dead”. “…no, no ,no, no, he’s outside, looking in…”

Big John on April 22, 2011 at 7:23 AM

Sheen: “I already got your money, dude!”

Obama: “I already got your vote, dude!”

rasqual on April 22, 2011 at 10:25 AM

Bob Parks over at Black-and-Right posted the video this morning…

Blackhearteddove on April 22, 2011 at 11:24 AM

If he is freed I vow by all I hold holy that I shall never support the conviction of the person who kills him.

{^_^}

herself on April 22, 2011 at 4:56 PM

Doesn’t this prove- yet again- that liberalism is a mental disorder?

JimP on April 21, 2011 at 6:43 PM

Yes, El Guapo

What came first? Liberalism or the mental disorder?

MeatHeadinCA on April 21, 2011 at 6:45 PM

The campfire that the producers built.

98ZJUSMC on October 8, 2011 at 12:20 PM