It’s either karma, or just desserts, or chickens coming home to roost, as Barack Obama’s old pastor likes to say. After stoking the passions of class warfare for the last two months, the protests that just coincidentally arose at the same time arrived on Obama’s figurative doorstep as he campaigned in New Hampshire. Occupiers heckled Obama using the “human mic” technique, as this clip shows:
Business Insider couldn’t make sense of the human-mic chant. The Hill offers this report, laden with understated irony:
Just as the president started his speech, protesters, apparently from the Occupy Wall Street protest movement, used the “human mic” technique to amplify their voices. It was unclear what the protesters were saying, or what point they were attempting to make.
That sounds like a pretty good description of the Occupy movement in general, doesn’t it? Incoherence and pointlessness are their hallmark political offerings.
Update: Our colleague Jazz Shaw notes that the hecklers were probably cheering Obama by the end of the speech; I haven’t seen any reports yet to that effect, but I wouldn’t be surprised, since they’re singing from the same hymnal these days. Meanwhile, former Obama chief of staff and Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel also got heckled by Occupiers yesterday, via William Amos:
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