Thursday, May 28, 2009

Obama mocks LGBT protesters as he dines with the elite

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“One of them said, “Obama keep your promise,’ ” the president said. “I thought that’s fair. I don’t know which promise he was talking about.”

The people in the audience – who paid $30,400 per couple to attend – laughed as they ate a dinner of roasted tenderloin, grilled organic chicken and sun choke rosemary mashed potatoes.

If there's one constant about our new President, is that he really knows how to work a crowd. But I wonder what would happen to Mr. Obama if he was forced to actually relay the same message to every crowd -- you know, be honest. What if he went outside and talked to a few of those LGBT couples he thinks shouldn't have rights -- who can't get many of the economic arrangements that come with marriage, rights, for example?

What if they could vote to take away his marriage rights like he approves of doing to LGBT couples?

His talk about empathy has lit up the headlines recently.

Doesn't he remember that he was one of those protesters once? How would he like it if the President then -- George W. Bush -- walked past him to dinner with the elite, only to make fun of him and the rest of his fellow demonstrators as his audience clinked together wine glasses and forked over thirty-thousand dollar checks?

I've worried for a long time that Barack Hussein Obama has forgotten where he came from, that the hero-worshipping, cult-of-personality media and politics in this country have turned him into a larger-than-life figure who has become completely separated from the people who really count on him. It's remarks like these that confirm my fears.

Maybe he needs to remember that he should practice what he preaches, and even, just possibly, learn to take on some hard battles for once, and not just fall back on making fun of those wacky protesters outside in front of your multimillionaire audience.

UPDATE 6:47 PM I added a video of Obama and the protests.