In the middle of President Obama’s speech promoting a Democrat for Wisconsin governor Tuesday night, part of the crowd began to walk out on him – and it’s the second time it’s happened in just over a week.
Obama was still speaking as people could be seen filing out of the room.
“Don’t let anybody stand in your way. Unless you’re registering on Election Day, you can vote even if you don’t have photo I.D.,” Obama can be heard telling the crowd in video footage showing several people leaving. “Don’t let anybody mislead you.”
The president was campaigning for Mary Burke, a Democrat who is challenging Republican incumbent Scott Walker for Wisconsin governor.
Some members of the departing crowd were captured in the following video posted by the Weekly Standard:
Meanwhile, political reporter Mike Lowe tweeted from the scene: “Some people – not a lot, but some – are leaving as the president is speaking.”
Maryland crowd walks out on Obama
As WND reported just over a week ago, another crowd of spectators walked out on the president during a speech for Democrats Oct. 19 in Maryland.
During an appearance for Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, who is running for governor of Maryland, “early departures of crowd members while he spoke underscored his continuing unpopularity,” reported Reuters.
“A steady stream of people walked out of the auditorium while he spoke,” the wire service noted, “and a heckler interrupted his remarks.”
“You’ve got to vote,” Obama repeated numerous times at the rally in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, not far from the nation’s capital.
“There are no excuses. The future is up to us,” Obama said. “Go find your friends to vote. Get your cousin to vote. Get your uncle to vote.”
The heckler was a pro-immigration-reform protester holding a handwritten sign reading “#Not1More.”
“The problem is, I’m actually for immigration reform,” Obama asserted. “Of course, he should be protesting the folks who are blocking it, but that’s OK.”
“Maryland, we have made progress,” Obama said, as he listed his prize achievements of his presidency, such as Obamacare. “Don’t let folks say otherwise.”
But Obama also admitted: “Tonight we’re here because we know there is more work to do,” which he said included battling terrorism and infectious diseases, his sole reference to Ebola in his address.
“When you cast that vote you’ve got a choice to make,” Obama said, between “two very different visions for America.”
“I believe that Republicans are patriots, that they love their country, but they are a broken record,” he said.
He also urged the crowd to select hope over cynicism.
“Hope is a better choice and we’re selling hope.”
In the following video, Obama can be seen responding to a heckler at the Maryland event:
High-profile Democrats rebuke Obama
As WND reported Tuesday, high-profile Democrats are have been turning on Obama in droves, issuing stinging rebukes such as the following:
- “It may be that President Obama’s disastrous leadership will be the wake-up call we needed.”
- “Let me tell you, the White House, when they look down the front lawn the last person they want to see coming is me.”
- “Our president is so disengaged. I mean, it’s all pizza and, you know, pool and political cash. He has checked out as being president, as a leader.”
- “Particularly for women, I don’t think he makes them feel safe.”
- (“The Obama administration) protected Wall Street. Not families who were losing their homes. Not people who lost their jobs. And it happened over and over and over.”
- “I voted against every budget that President Obama has offered.”
- “That mission (taking out ISIS) has been lost.”
- “We’re not supposed to start a war without Congress.”
- “The administration’s policies are simply wrong, when it comes to oil and gas production in this nation.”
- “No,” when asked if Obama had shown strong leadership.
- “(Obama) has no sense of gratitude, no sense of loyalty, no sense of even courtesy, (no) sense of decency.”
Representing a broad range of Democrats, the quotes come from six senators, a congresswoman, a columnist, a magazine editor, a pollster and an academic.
They are far from alone.
In fact, the ever-expanding list of those criticizing Obama includes his own former Cabinet members, his former senior adviser, talk-show hosts, anti-war activists and even two former Democrat presidents.
Black Chicago activists turn on Obama, Democrats
WND also reported when several black Chicago activists made a video blasting Obama and Democrats in power for doing harm to blacks.
And they got a fast endorsement from talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh.
On Tuesday’s program, he said: “These guys are in Chicago. They’re nailin’ it. They’re saying things that anybody else other than them says, and it’s a heap of big doo-doo.”
He continued: “Over the course of these 25 years, I’ve asked openly, ‘When is it gonna dawn on people that the people they’re counting on are making their lives worse? When’s it gonna dawn on them?’ It may have here in Chicago. We’ll see.”
The video by RebelPundit.com encourages people to use their vote “wisely” by considering who truly is helping the common people:
Activist Mark Carter exhorts viewers: “Everybody’s gotta vote. If you use your vote wisely, you can stop a lot of this stuff.”
The status quo – Democrats lobbying blacks for votes then not fulfilling their promises – has to stop, they say.
“Who are the real oppressors in our community? They always talk about black-on-black crime. … When you hear the word black-on-black crime, the first thing you think of is of a black man robbing you,” said Paul McKinley.
“Let’s take it one step further. There’s black-on-black crime down in city hall. There’s black-on-black crime down in all the state capitols of America, where black folks are voting against our interests,” he said.
“The only thing they’re offering the black community is abortion on demand.”
Carter continued, referring to Obama: “Now he wants to have this conversation about minimum wage, because he knows this is the way to get a lot of the poor people’s attention. To hell with his minimum wage raise … we don’t have any jobs. A minimum wage raise for what?”
McKinley pointed to impoverished Detroit, pointing out it’s “black folks running that city.”
Harold Ward said: “We don’t want no welfare. We want an opportunity to go to work.”