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Old 04-20-2010, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Pasadena
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At last night's speech in Los Angeles, President Obama was interrupted several times during his speech by gay rights advocates. They complained that Obama has not done enough to assist the gay community. Also there were several anti-war & immigrate rights demonstrations against Obama in front of the museum where the president spoke.

"The initial minutes of his speech were interrupted by hecklers screaming that the president had not moved quickly enough to repeal "don't ask, don't tell," the Clinton-era rule governing gays in the military.

"It's time for equality for all Americans," one woman said.

Obama repeatedly told the protester that he and Boxer agreed.

"But let me say this, when you've got an ally like Barbara Boxer and you've got an ally like me who are standing for same thing, then you don't know exactly why you've got to holler because we already hear you," he responded. "It would have made more sense to holler that at the people who oppose it."

Obama visits L.A. to raise funds for Sen. Boxer - latimes.com

I was surprised that liberal groups even heckled the president. Don't you think that it was poor taste to demonstrate against the very president they voted for?
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Old 04-20-2010, 06:28 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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I was surprised that liberal groups even heckled the president. Don't you think that it was poor taste to demonstrate against the very president they voted for?
It all depends on how that much-hyped hopey-changey thing is working for them!
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Old 04-20-2010, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Grove City, Ohio
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Don't you think that it was poor taste to demonstrate against the very president they voted for?
Nah, I love it when revolutions eat their own children.
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Old 04-20-2010, 06:40 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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I was surprised that liberal groups even heckled the president. Don't you think that it was poor taste to demonstrate against the very president they voted for?
It's never in poor taste to hold a politician's head to the fire.
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Old 04-20-2010, 06:44 PM
 
Location: SWUS
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It's never in poor taste to hold a politician's head to the fire.
very true, politicians are all liars.. only difference is how much of a liar they are.

I'm actually surprised to see people heckling Obama, in CA of all places
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Old 04-20-2010, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Monterey County, CA
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No, I am not surprised at all. If it wasn't the gay activists it could have been the tea partiers, etc... What President doesn't this happen to? No one leader can people please everyone. No matter how charismatic or popular he/she is there will always be ppl who are unhappy about some pet agenda they feel isn't get enough attention. The extreme left never feels they are getting enough attention, the same as the extreme right. Don't forget all the Obama Care hecklers as well. So what...

Derek
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Old 04-20-2010, 06:54 PM
 
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Wow, it's almost as if there was a wide spectrum of political ideas in the world, rather than just a standard-package "liberal" or "conservative." Obama is pretty much a political moderate, maybe just to the left of Ronald Reagan, and while I imagine that folks on the far left are happier with him than they would have been with McCain/Palin, he is certainly nowhere near being the far-left liberal hippie socialist that the right-wing smear machine makes him out to be. Heck, I'm sure that some folks on the left voted for him because they bought into the Republicans' lie that Obama was some kind of lefty radical.
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Old 04-20-2010, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Orange County, CA
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Obama is pretty much a political moderate, maybe just to the left of Ronald Reagan, he is certainly nowhere near being the far-left liberal socialist radical.
You are jesting, are you not? You're not? This man is about as far left as Vladimir Lenin, in case you didnt know.
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Old 04-20-2010, 07:26 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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Obama is pretty much a political moderate, maybe just to the left of Ronald Reagan...
Someone's not familiar with Senator Obama's voting record...
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Old 04-20-2010, 07:29 PM
 
Location: The High Seas
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This ain't one of dem dar political threads now, is it?
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