For years, the Left loved it when protesters got in the faces of President Bush, Vice President Cheney, Defense Secretary Rumsfeld, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, and others in the Bush administration. They relished the idea of Cindy Sheehan perpetually reclining on her lawn chair near the Bush ranch. They ate it up when Code Pink stormed Secretary Rice at a Congressional hearing. They guffawed when Bush got called a "war criminal," "Hitler," and "evil" while being hung in effigy.
One of the lessons in life is that what goes around usually comes around. President Obama doesn't seem to have gotten the memo.
Thursday morning, he spoke at a high-end fundraiser in San Francisco. A group of radical leftwingers bought their way in, and then proceeded to hijack the event. Here is the pool report. I have capitalized the particularly hilarious details:
Protesters hit high-end Obama fundraiser...
Thurs April 21 2011 12:52:09 EDT
Motorcade left the Intercontinental Hotel at 9 am local and arrived at the St. Regis for President Obama's last Bay area fundraiser. A couple dozen demonstrators are on a corner across the street from the hotel. They have signs - "YES WE CANNIBIS" - and are chanting something your pooler couldn't make out. One of them also has sign of Uncle Sam's face with "LIAR" written on his hat.
About 200 donors were at the breakfast fundraiser, per a Democratic official. Your pooler counted 15 tables with 10 chairs each, however, NOT ALL THE TABLES WERE FULL, including one in the back where Valerie Jarrett, Jay Carney and Patrick Gaspard sat with two other people. Tickets are $35,800 each.
POTUS was introduced by Nancy Pelosi. "We can thank him for bringing HOPE where there was despair for some," Ms. Pelosi said. POTUS, she said, was a JOB CREATOR from the start. "His re-election is absolutely essential to our country's future," Ms. Pelosi said. POTUS spoke with a handheld mic. "I'LL ADMIT THAT I SORT OF SLEPT IN," POTUS said.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Lt Gov. Gavin Newsom was seated front, former Mayor Willie Brown, "no matter how hard I try, Willie is still better dressed than me - although I'm still getting used to the NO MOUSTACHE thing." POTUS called Ms. Pelosi one of the GREATEST SPEAKERS in history. He started to launch into his stump speech when MS. PELOSI INTERRUPTED to say Gov. Jerry Brown had been there.
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. OBAMA LOOKED TO MS. PELOSI AND ASKED, "NANCY, DID YOU DO THIS?" MS. PELOSI HAD A LOOK ON HER FACE THAT DEFINITELY SAID SHE DID NOT. The song talked about Bradley Manning and how he is "alone in a cell..."
The 10 singers then passed around 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. US Secret Service and WH staff had moved near the table at this point. The woman was escorted out. As she left, she said, "Free Bradley Manning. I'm leaving. I HOPE I DON'T GET TORTURED IN JAIL."
"That was a nice song," a DISPLEASED Mr. Obama said. "Now where was I? THAT DIDN'T BREAK MY FLOW."
For your enjoyment, here are the lyrics to the song with which they serenaded Obama:
Dear Mr. President we honor you today sir
Each of us brought you $5,000
It takes a lot of Benjamins to run a campaign
I paid my dues, where's our change?
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
Yes it's true that Terry Jones is legally free
To burn a people's holy book in shameful effigy
But at another location in this country
Alone in a 6x12 cell sits Bradley
23 hours a day is night
The 5th and 8th Amendments say this kind of thing ain't right
We paid our dues, where's our change?
It was all fun and games when it happened to Bush. Now, it's not so amusing, Mr. President, is it? (Yes We Cannabis!)